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THE DILEMMA AS REGARDS TEMPORAL NEUTRALITY

Ingmar Persson

in The Retreat of Reason: A dilemma in the philosophy of life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276905
eISBN:
9780191603198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276900.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Since it has been found that the biases towards the near and the future are irrational, it follows that people who are rationalists, in the sense that their dominant aim is to lead a life in which ... More


Internal and External: Meaningful and Meaningless

Barry Stroud

in The Significance of Philosophical Scepticism

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198247616
eISBN:
9780191598494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198247613.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 5 considers the challenge to scepticism that both the sceptical conclusion and the problem about our knowledge of the external world to which it is a response are equally meaningless.This ... More


Spiritual Pain: First published in Journal of Palliative Care, vol. 4, no. 3 (1988), pp. 29–32.

Cicely Saunders

in Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings 1958-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570530
eISBN:
9780191730412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0032
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

In 1988, Cicely Saunders published a journal article on spiritual pain, reproduced here. She examines how in the care of the individual in pain, there must be attention to the body, to the family, ... More


Analogy, Metaphor, and Coherence

Herman Philipse

in God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Theism can be an existential hypothesis confirmable by empirical evidence only if the reference of the proper name ‘God’ can be spelled out in words that are mostly used literally. However, it is ... More


Finding Meaning in an Imperfect World

Iddo Landau

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190657666
eISBN:
9780190657697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190657666.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

After explaining what meaning in life is, the book moves to criticizing certain presuppositions about the meaning of life that unnecessarily lead many people to believe that their lives are ... More


Life in the Context of the Whole Universe

Iddo Landau

in Finding Meaning in an Imperfect World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190657666
eISBN:
9780190657697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190657666.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The chapter considers the argument that, when taken in the context of the cosmos at large, we emerge as tiny, ineffectual, and, hence, insufficient. On the background of the whole universe, whatever ... More


Alienation

Rahel Jaeggi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151986
eISBN:
9780231537599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151986.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book reconceives alienation as the absence of a meaningful relationship to oneself and others, something that manifests itself in feelings of helplessness and the despondent acceptance of ... More


The Meaninglessness View 1

Ofra Magidor

in Category Mistakes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199572977
eISBN:
9780191758942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572977.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter discusses a particularly popular approach to category mistakes: the meaninglessness view, according to which category mistakes are infelicitous because they are meaningless. A range of ... More


Overture

Gordon C. F. Bearn

in Life Drawing: A Deleuzean Aesthetics of Existence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823244805
eISBN:
9780823250714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244805.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book explores an aesthetics of existence inspired by Gilles Deleuze and his 1980 book A Thousand Plateaus, co-authored with Félix Guattari. “Existentialism” has come to refer to a certain ... More


The Structure and Problems of Alienation Critique

Rahel Jaeggi

in Alienation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151986
eISBN:
9780231537599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151986.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the structure of the concept of alienation as well as the problems associated with its critique. Three important points are discussed. First, alienation is tied to the problem ... More


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