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Introduction: Philosophy and Physics

Colin McGinn

in Basic Structures of Reality: Essays in Meta-Physics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199841103
eISBN:
9780199919529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841103.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

This introductory chapter explains the themes addressed in this book and the book's author's general orientation. It recounts the author's decision to study physics and its philosophy, despite the ... More


Life, Subjectivity, Assimilation

Michael Hampe

in What Philosophy Is For

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226365282
eISBN:
9780226365312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226365312.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

What is it that nondoctrinal philosophical reflection must react to? What is involved when we are advised to reflect on human life by experimenting with concepts in philosophical conversations? It is ... More


Philosophy’s Nostalgia

Jeff Malpas

in Heidegger and the Thinking of Place: Explorations in the Topology of Being

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016841
eISBN:
9780262304139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016841.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter attempts to examine nostalgia as both a mood or disposition in general, and as a mood or disposition that is characteristic of philosophical reflection. Nostalgia is a combination of the ... More


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