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Month: March 2011

Problems in the Philosophy of Religion (Problems of

Problems in the Philosophy of Religion (Problems of

John K. Roth

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The prevalent perspective holds that human consciousness is itself a historical product, and that it is an important part of the historian's work to piece together the mentality and assumptions of actors in the past (Pompa 1990). Thus I tend to think that the difference between AP and CP is actually a collection of names and, as a result, also a way divvying up the (philosophical) world. At any rate – though this is one of the things that an interpreter of his stance on the reduction has to reckon with – Merleau-Ponty found a greater philosophical use for the empirical sciences than did Husserl.

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Philosophical Investigations

Philosophical Investigations

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Descartes refers to three different arguments in supporting his philosophy. ... Surely, what matters is not how a particular philosopher or work should be labelled. Rather, philosophy should be integrated with the rest of the sciences through the method of rational jud... Learning 1.000 pages of economic theory by heart and then regurgitating them at an exam does leave some scars and resentment, even twenty odd years after the fact

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The Collected Writings of Jaysankar Lal Shaw: Indian

The Collected Writings of Jaysankar Lal Shaw: Indian

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What is it like to be a bat? / Thomas Nagel; 28. But I had a lot of economics rammed down my throat in high school in preparation of graduate studies I never chose to follow. Wittgenstein's work challenged basic assumptions concerning relations between mind, language, and the world, which lay at the root of almost all the analytic philosophy that had come before (including his own earlier work; CC entries 10 and 46). In sum. were beginning to lose their power. This was followed in short order by Rawl's colleague Robert Nozick 's book Anarchy, State, and Utopia, a defence of free-market libertarianism.

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Reburial of Nonexistents: Reconsidering the Meinong-Russell

Reburial of Nonexistents: Reconsidering the Meinong-Russell

Carolyn Swanson

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Philosophies’ relevance to life can be seen in many aspects, from our general everyday knowledge, to the questions of right and wrong, and even stemming to the whole structure of society itself.... [tags: metaphysics, philosophy] The Trail of Socrates and the development of Western Philosophy - THESIS STATEMENT Socrates was accused of corrupting the youth of Athens and sentenced to die for his beliefs. Parmenides´logic and ontology is certainly dumb. Even this version of the theory, however, seemed to be inconsistent with the plausible intuition that felt sensation is not identical with neural activity.

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Actions, Norms, Values (de Gruyter Textbook)

Actions, Norms, Values (de Gruyter Textbook)

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Williamson to our current grasp of ‘the costs and benefits of analysing possibility and necessity in terms of possible worlds’ and ‘how close a predicate in a language can come to satisfying a full disquotational schema for that very language without incurring semantic paradoxes’ (forthcoming). xi).1. thus. then. Lecture 4 (26th May): Revisability and Conceptual Change: Carnap vs. Carnap, Rudolf. 1934: “On the Character of Philosophical Problems,” tr. Moral philosophy addresses the foundation of society's rules.

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Hegel and the Analytic Tradition (Bloomsbury Studies in

Hegel and the Analytic Tradition (Bloomsbury Studies in

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Requirements for the Student: Students are expected to consult the course schedule, keep up with reading and writing assignments, and come to class each day with any completed assignment(s) and/or prepared to participate in the day’s discussion. Before the words “science” and “scientist” became common in the nineteenth century, researchers such as Newton described what they did as natural philosophy. The underlying facts of behavior, and their historical traces, remain; but the knitting-together of these facts into a large historical event does not constitute an objective historical entity.

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Analytically Oriented Thomism

Analytically Oriented Thomism

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In 1940, two hundred years after Hume first formalized the Metaphysical Problem of Causation, Einstein confirms that the problem of how matter exists and interacts with other matter in the space around it remained unsolved; For the time being we have to admit that we do not possess any general theoretical basis for physics which can be regarded as its logical foundation. (Einstein, 1940) Due to this past failure it is only natural human behavior (psychological) that this has resulted in our current Postmodern belief that it is impossible to directly describe and understand the physical reality of what exists. i.e.

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Analytic philosophy of Language & the Geisteswissenschaften

Analytic philosophy of Language & the Geisteswissenschaften

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The teacher wants her students to learn a new concept. The first dogma is that there is a significant distinction between analytic truths and synthetic truths. The collection then turns to topics at the frontier of philosophy of language. The problem is solvable, though, given that asking what something means need not be a request for a definition or description. As long as we understand the meaning of a certain term, we can analyze it (that is, unpack what is implicit in the term) without learning anything about whether there is anything in the world that the term describes.

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Wittgenstein's Place in Twentieth-Century Analytic

Wittgenstein's Place in Twentieth-Century Analytic

P. M. S. Hacker

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Pains and visual images, as well as countless other kinds of thought, possess a kind of subjectivity that cannot be captured in a purely scientific account, because scientific descriptions concern only the objective properties of natural phenomena. Making the world better, one answer at a time. More Reflections on America: Tocoqueville, Weber and Adorno in the United States by Claus Offe, translated by Gareth Schott, John Thompson (Polity Press) At a time when so many cracks have emerged within the imagined community of 'the West', this important new book, by one of the leading social scientists in Europe, examines the intellectual history of comparing Europe and the United States.

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Wilfrid Sellars and the Foundations of Normativity

Wilfrid Sellars and the Foundations of Normativity

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But this sort of sociological answer generally doesn’t involve “fighting over turf defined by their respective founding figures” (though it may involve fights over who gets to call themselves a philosopher). Sometimes the comparison is made between the same number from two different periods of time, but at other times, it's a ratio of two numbers that have different meaning e.g. currency divided by quantity. All understanding is interpretative in that it always has preconceptions.

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