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Philosophical Naturalism and Intuitional Methodology

Alvin I. Goldman

in Reliabilism and Contemporary Epistemology: Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199812875
eISBN:
9780199933150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812875.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This chapter studies philosophical methodology, which is considered as one of the most popular topics in philosophy. It considers the proper role for the sciences in philosophical inquiry and tries ... More


Democracy and Rationality: A Dialogue With Hilary Putnam

Linda Alcoff

in Women, Culture, and Development: A Study of Human Capabilities

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289647
eISBN:
9780191596698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198289642.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Alcoff, accepting Hilary Putnam's conclusion that rationality and democratic values are intrinsically connected, investigates the implications of his claim. Alcoff urges Putnam to devote more thought ... More


Introduction: Objective Rules of Thought

Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa and Benjamin W. Jarvis

in The Rules of Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199661800
eISBN:
9780191748325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661800.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This introductory chapter begins by suggesting how philosophical anti-exceptionalism—the view that good philosophical inquiry is continuous with good inquiry considered more broadly—can be fruitfully ... More


Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Study

Blake D. Dutton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452932
eISBN:
9781501703553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452932.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Among the most important, but frequently neglected, figures in the history of debates over skepticism is Augustine of Hippo (354–430 CE). His early dialogue, Against the Academics, together with ... More


Inquiry and Belief on Authority

Blake D. Dutton

in Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452932
eISBN:
9781501703553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452932.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines Augustine of Hippo's advocacy of belief on authority as a legitimate basis of philosophical inquiry and how it put him at odds with the Academics. Augustine's entry into the ... More


Afterword to Part I

Blake D. Dutton

in Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452932
eISBN:
9781501703553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452932.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This afterword summarizes the main points of Augustine of Hippo's critique of Academic skepticism by focusing on four charges that he levels against it: first, that the Academics are neither happy ... More


What Is Hope?

Adrienne M. Martin

in How We Hope: A Moral Psychology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151526
eISBN:
9781400848706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151526.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This introductory chapter explores the meanings of hope and posits two approaches to a philosophical inquiry into hope: the syndrome analysis and the incorporation analysis. It discusses the ... More


Poetry and Thought

Adrian Armstrong, Sarah Kay, Rebecca Dixon, Miranda Griffin, Sylvia Huot, Francesca Nicholson, and Finn Sinclair

in Knowing Poetry: Verse in Medieval France from the Rose to the Rhétoriqueurs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449734
eISBN:
9780801460586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449734.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the sustained association between poetry and intellectual inquiry in late medieval French writing inspired by three crucial works: the Roman de la rose in the form continued by ... More


A Priori Philosophy: Responses to Objections

Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa and Benjamin W. Jarvis

in The Rules of Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199661800
eISBN:
9780191748325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661800.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter addresses three worries about the a priori. The first is that there cannot be a priori philosophical knowledge because philosophical faculties must be authenticated a posteriori. This ... More


Happiness, Wisdom, and the Insufficiency of Inquiry

Blake D. Dutton

in Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452932
eISBN:
9781501703553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452932.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines Augustine of Hippo's rejection of the Socratic ideal of the good life and his belief that wisdom was a type of knowledge necessary to happiness. Augustine was unimpressed with ... More


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