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Philosophy and Human Affairs

Kwame Gyekye

in Tradition and Modernity: Philosophical Reflections on the African Experience

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112252
eISBN:
9780199853069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112252.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Philosophy is a discipline that puts forward fundamental inquiries — without necessarily addressing them — about the experience of human beings. In view of this, the author states that his interest ... More


Philosophical Thought Experiments, Intuitions, and Cognitive Equilibrium

Tamar Szabó Gendler

in Intuition, Imagination, and Philosophical Methodology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589760
eISBN:
9780191595486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589760.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

Drawing on literature from the dual‐processing tradition in psychology, the chapter tries to explain why contemplation of an imaginary particular may have cognitive and motivational effects that ... More


Beginning with Analysis

Peter Hylton

in Propositions, Functions, and Analysis: Selected Essays on Russell's Philosophy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199286355
eISBN:
9780191713309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286355.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter critically discusses the idea, explicit in Russell but by no means confined to him, that philosophical thinking can and should begin with an analysis of propositions. Russell sometimes ... More


Our Most Curious Device

Roy A. Sorensen

in Thought Experiments

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195129137
eISBN:
9780199786138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512913X.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter illustrates the power of thought experiments by assembling influential thought experiments from the history of science. It lays out the book's plan to understand philosophical thought ... More


Exceptional Persons: On the Limits of Imaginary Cases

Tamar Szabó Gendler

in Intuition, Imagination, and Philosophical Methodology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589760
eISBN:
9780191595486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589760.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

When should we trust our judgments about far‐fetched imaginary cases? This chapter argues that if the imaginary scenario is adduced to illuminate a concept structured around a set of necessary and ... More


The Art of Philosophy: Visual Thinking in Europe from the Late Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment

Susanna Berger

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691172279
eISBN:
9781400885121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172279.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Delving into the intersections between artistic images and philosophical knowledge in Europe from the late sixteenth to the early eighteenth centuries, this book shows that the making and study of ... More


THE ATTACK ON EMPIRICISM AND ATOMISM

David O. Brink

in Perfectionism and the Common Good: Themes in the Philosophy of T. H. Green

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266401
eISBN:
9780191600906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266409.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Green's attack on the empiricist programme that sees all knowledge as resting on the deliverances of the senses. In this view, knowledge is built up from a foundation of ... More


Personal Identity and Thought Experiments

Tamar Szabó Gendler

in Intuition, Imagination, and Philosophical Methodology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589760
eISBN:
9780191595486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589760.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter argues that judgments about far‐fetched thought experiments are not helpful in illuminating the concept of personal identity. This is because certain patterns of features that coincide ... More


Envy in the Philosophical Tradition

Justin D’arms and Alison Duncan Kerr

in Envy: Theory and Research

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195327953
eISBN:
9780199301485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327953.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores philosophical thinking on envy. It argues that the philosophical tradition seems largely in accord in embracing the Competitive Function Account of envy, according to which envy ... More


Causation and Explanation

P. F. Strawson

in Analysis and Metaphysics: An Introduction to Philosophy

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198751182
eISBN:
9780191695032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198751182.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses the relation between causation and explanation. Causality is perceived as a natural relation that holds in the natural world between particular events or circumstance and it is ... More


. Walking Humbly with Your God: Jñanadev and the Warkari Movement

Fred Dallmayr

in In Search of the Good Life: A Pedogogy for Troubled Times

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124575
eISBN:
9780813134994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124575.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses three main topics. The first is the lifeworld of Jñanadev as the nourishing soil of his writings. The second is the central direction of his philosophical thought, which was ... More


Order, Exteriority and Flat Multiplicities in the Social

Paul Patton

in Deleuze and the Social

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748620920
eISBN:
9780748652365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620920.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the issues of order, exteriority, and flat multiplicities in the social in relation to the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. It discusses Deleuze and Guattari's ... More


Sigmund Freud

Ronald Bogue

in Deleuze's Philosophical Lineage

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632992
eISBN:
9780748652570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632992.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter investigates the influence of Sigmund Freud on Gilles Deleuze's philosophical thought. It explains that Deleuze was intrigued with the possibilities offered by Freud for the creative ... More


The Joy of Philosophy

Claire Colebrook

in Deleuze and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623419
eISBN:
9780748652389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623419.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter investigates the sociability of philosophical thinking. It argues that the singularity of perception is what brings us into connection with the inhuman, and that this is what opens the ... More


Sensory Experience and Cultural Identity

Kathryn Linn Geurts

in Culture and the Senses: Bodily Ways of Knowing in an African Community

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234550
eISBN:
9780520936546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234550.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter aims to provide an interpretive framework for the study of sensoriums and sensory experience and their place in one's understanding of cultural difference, discussing four arguments that ... More


Philosophical Systems and Their History

Alan Nelson

in Philosophy and Its History: Aims and Methods in the Study of Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199857142
eISBN:
9780199345427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857142.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter advocates a method that strives to interpret important historical figures in philosophy as presenting philosophical systems of thought. This kind of systematic interpretation begins with ... More


Introduction: Altered States, Affect and Film

Anna Powell

in Deleuze, Altered States and Film

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632824
eISBN:
9780748651139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632824.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book sets out to accomplish a distinctive remapping of the film experience as altered state, using both the film-philosophical insights of Gilles Deleuze and his broader investigations with ... More


The Ascendance of the Austere: Further Arguments for Austere Realism

Terry Horgan and Matjaž Potrč

in Austere Realism: Contextual Semantics Meets Minimal Ontology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083768
eISBN:
9780262275682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083768.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses and presents theoretical conditions that reinforce and further strengthen austere realism. A metaphysical-cum-semantic theory must meet certain desiderata before it can be ... More


Community and the Self

Timothy C. Baker

in George Mackay Brown and the Philosophy of Community

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638123
eISBN:
9780748651788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638123.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Brown's nonfiction prose. It tries to explain how Brown's own analyses of his life and fiction both differ from and confirm previous findings. It looks at the sense of ... More


Wittgenstein in the Twenty-First Century

James C. Klagge

in Wittgenstein in Exile

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015349
eISBN:
9780262300117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015349.003.0043
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines how Wittgenstein influences current philosophical thought as compared with how he influenced earlier philosophical thought. He was, no doubt, more influential during his heyday ... More


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