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Feminist Metaphysics

Mari Mikkola

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-11-30

Feminist Metaphysics Introduction Since the 1980s, feminist philosophy has become recognized as a philosophical subdiscipline in its own right...

Feyerabend, Paul

John Preston

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Paul Feyerabend Introduction Paul Feyerabend (b. 1924–d. 1994), whose productive career lasted forty-five years, wrote on a plethora of philos...

Kant, Immanuel: Ethics

Lara Denis

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Immanuel Kant: Ethics Introduction The ethical theory of Immanuel Kant (b. 1724–d. 1804) exerted a powerful influence on the subsequent histor...

Heaven and Hell

Jonathan L. Kvanvig

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Heaven and Hell Introduction The Western doctrines of heaven and hell have their source in religions of the Abrahamic tradition, involving a co...

Evidential Support Relation In Epistemology, The

Ryan Byerly

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

The Evidential Support Relation in Epistemology Introduction Just when does a person’s evidence support a proposition? This question is at the...

Idealizations in Science

Ashley Graham Kennedy

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Idealizations in Science Introduction Idealization, or the intentional misrepresentation of the empirical system that is being studied, is ubi...


Jesper Kallestrup

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Supervenience Introduction Supervenience is a topic-neutral, dependency relation that typically holds between facts or sets of properties. For ...


Stephen Grimm, Michael Hannon

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Understanding Introduction Understanding is a kind of cognitive accomplishment, and the objects of understanding—from people, to languages, to...

Speech Acts

Mitchell Green

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Speech Acts Introduction An ancient and dominant assumption in philosophy is that the central or even essential function of language is to describe how ...

Perception, The Problem of

Matthew Nudds

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

The Problem of Perception Introduction Sense perception provides (or seems to provide) a direct awareness of our environment and the things in i...


Ermanno Malaspina, Jula Wildberger

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

Seneca Introduction The Stoic Seneca (c. 4 bce–65 ce), mentor to Emperor Nero and one of the wealthiest men of his time, has been studied as t...


Matt McCormick

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Atheism Introduction The term “atheist” describes a person who does not believe that God or a divine being exists. The sort of divine being t...

Berkeley, George

Daniel Flage

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

George Berkeley Introduction George Berkeley (b. 1685–d. 1753) was an Irish philosopher best known for his contention that the physical...

Two-Dimensional Semantics

Cara J. Spencer

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Two-Dimensional Semantics Introduction Two-dimensional (2-D) modal logic provides a semantic framework for natural language expressions whose r...

Laws of Nature

Marc Lange

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Laws of Nature Introduction The discovery of the laws of nature has long been considered a principal aim of science. Of course, many laws that...


Kurt Smith

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

Rationalism Introduction “Rationalism” denotes a family of philosophical views that have emerged over the past two millennia. Many of the views have in ...

Scientific Revolutions

Thomas Nickles

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Scientific Revolutions Introduction Scientific revolutions and the problem of understanding deep scientific change became central topics in ph...

Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich: Philosophy of Politics

Thom Brooks

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel: Philosophy of Politics Introduction G. W. F. Hegel is widely considered to be one of the most important phi...

Ethics of Engineering, Philosophy and

Pieter E. Vermaas, Ibo Van de Poel, Rafaela Hillerbrand

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Philosophy and Ethics of Engineering Introduction The field of philosophy and ethics of engineering is a relatively new one. It has its predec...

Testimony, Epistemology of

J. Adam Carter, Duncan Pritchard

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Epistemology of Testimony Introduction In the field of philosophy, testimony is defined as the intentional transfer of a belief from one p...

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