Articles tagged 'other philosophers'

Bible, the University and the God Who Hides (The)

Article (Christianity)

The human being stands in his or her world condemned to act, and to act on the basis of whatever ideas, images, beliefs, impulses, desires and emotions they may have in the moment of action. We have no choice about...

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Comments on Smith and Talmy

Article (Philosophy)

In a certain traditional and obvious sense, the human being is a substance, with observable properties and deeper-lying characteristics (properties and dispositions). That is, it has properties but is not a property, endures through time and space, and stands in...

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Concerning Phenomenology, trans. of Adolf Reinach’s Ueber Phaenomenologie

Article (Philosophy)

Gentlemen. I have not set myself the task of telling you what Phenomenology is. Rather, I would like to try to think with you in the phenomenological manner. To talk about phenomenology is the most useless thing in the world...

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Conduct Theory and the Prospects of Moral Philosophy

Article (Philosophy)

ABSTRACT This paper revisits the effort to put moral knowledge on a secular and scientific basis by the analysis of “conduct.”  Starting from the works of Herbert Spencer in the 1870’s, mutating through the works of...

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Crucial Error in Epistemology (A)

Article (Philosophy)

The worth of A. D. Woozley's well-known book, Theory of Knowledge, is seriously compromised by an error which runs through the entire work. The error is of such a fundamental nature, and of such import for epistemology, that his...

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Hume’s Remarks About “Monkish Virtues”

Article (Christianity, Philosophy)

My strategy will be to discuss the three main points in Professor King's paper, which will bring us, at point three, to Professor Davie's position. I agree with Professor King that Elizabeth Dimm does not succeed in convicting...

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Husserl’s Critique of ‘Extensional’ Logic: ‘A Logic That Does Not Understand Itself’

Article (Philosophy)

I In Part II of Husserl's "great last work," as the Crisis is sometimes called, we find two passages in which he comments upon what he took to be an important and utter failure on the part of "die...

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Is Derrida’s View of Ideal Being Rationally Defensible?

Article (Philosophy)

"Certainly, there be that delight in giddiness; and count it a bondage to fix a belief; affecting freewill in thinking as well as in acting. And though the sects of philosophers of that kind be gone, yet there remain certain...

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On What To Make of The Republic, Book 1

Critical Review (Philosophy)

The first Book of The Republic (Steph. 327-354) usually strikes the contemporary student as quite puzzling.  A number of personalities are introduced whom we today rarely have any sense at all of their significance.  They all meant something...

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Utilitarianism and Phenomenology

Article (Philosophy)

Utilitarianism is a general tendency within ethical theory that may or may not incorporate a significant phenomenological element, depending on how its basic ideas are developed. At its center is the view that moral distinctions are to be defined in...

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Why Semantic Ascent Fails

Article (Philosophy)

1. Introduction. Linguistic philosophy is rumored to be dead and gone, its passing unnoticed until long after the fact, and largely unmourned. Gilbert Harman, for one, places its demise well into the past, referring to ". . . the arguments that undermined [note the...

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