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Explaining Perceptual Entitlement

Christopher Peacocke

in The Realm of Reason

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199270729
eISBN:
9780191600944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270724.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Concerns itself with explaining the conclusion of the preceding chapter, namely that there is an entitlement to take experiences with instance‐individuated contents at face value. The author explains ... More


The individuation of tropes

Douglas Ehring

in Tropes: Properties, Objects, and Mental Causation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608539
eISBN:
9780191729607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608539.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

The topic of this chapter is trope individuation. It is argued that trope individuation is a primitive, lacking any further reduction or analysis. A number of reasons for rejecting the principle that ... More


Conclusion: Avenues for Further Development

Christopher Peacocke

in The Primacy of Metaphysics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198835578
eISBN:
9780191873751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835578.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The account of the relation between metaphysics and the theory of content suggests further investigation in four areas: the acquisition of concepts; the detailed accounting of what is involved in ... More


Between Need and Dread: Hans Loewald and the Primordial Density

Benjamin Y. Fong

in Death and Mastery: Psychoanalytic Drive Theory and the Subject of Late Capitalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176682
eISBN:
9780231542616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176682.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Interprets Hans Loewald's developmental model as an ontogenic translation of the phylogenic narrative of Beyond the Pleasure Principle.


Spinoza and Relational Immanence

Rocco Gangle

in Diagrammatic Immanence: Category Theory and Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474404174
eISBN:
9781474418645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474404174.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter reviews the organisational structure of Spinoza’s Ethics, focusing on the concepts of unity and relation. It examines the tension between the geometrical order of the textual ... More


What Is Touch?

Matthew Fulkerson

in The First Sense: A Philosophical Study of Human Touch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019965
eISBN:
9780262318471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019965.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter introduces some of the methodological and theoretical difficulties raised by the sense of touch. In particular, it introduces the idea that human touch is a complex form of awareness, ... More


Lived Experience

Laura Hengehold

in Simone de Beauvoir's Philosophy of Individuation: The Problem of The Second Sex

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474418874
eISBN:
9781474438599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418874.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Focusing on the second volume of The Second Sex (“Lived Experience”), this chapter investigates Beauvoir’s descriptions of the bodily and mnemonic habits that make women intelligible to themselves ... More


The Freedom of Others

Laura Hengehold

in Simone de Beauvoir's Philosophy of Individuation: The Problem of The Second Sex

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474418874
eISBN:
9781474438599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418874.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Beauvoir’s discussion of “Liberation” at the end of The Second Sex draws on prior efforts to ground ethical freedom in the act of disclosing the freedom of others. This chapter pursues a non-Hegelian ... More


Is the State, According to Spinoza, an Individual in Spinoza’s Sense?

Alexandre Matheron

Filippo Del Lucchese, David Maruzzella, and Gil Morejón (eds)

in Politics, Ontology and Knowledge in Spinoza

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474440103
eISBN:
9781474484961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440103.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, Matheron responds to debates in the Anglophone and Francophone literature concerning the nature of the State in Spinoza’s philosophy: ought it to be called an ‘individual’ in ... More


Plotinus’ “Reverse” Platonism: A Deleuzian Response to the Problem of Emanation Imagery

Gina Zavota

in Contemporary Encounters with Ancient Metaphysics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474412094
eISBN:
9781474434966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412094.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Gina Zavota’s “Plotinus’ ‘Reverse’ Platonism: A Deleuzian Response to the Problem of Emanation Imagery” attempts a radical rethinking of the Plotinian question of emanation through the lens of ... More


What is a Process of Individuation?

Didier Debaise

in Speculative Empiricism: Revisiting Whitehead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423045
eISBN:
9781474438612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423045.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter poses the question of “reality”. In opposition to a substantialist vision that has notably characterized modernity, Whitehead develops a processual conception of the real which is made ... More


Realisation of Self and Power

Didier Debaise

in Speculative Empiricism: Revisiting Whitehead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423045
eISBN:
9781474438612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423045.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The process of individuation has an end. The passage from disjunctive diversity to the unity of a new entity embodied by the subject has a conclusion, namely, the effective realisation of the entity, ... More


Individuation and Attunement: Identities in Process

Russell J. Duvernoy

in Affect and Attention After Deleuze and Whitehead: Ecological Attunement

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474466912
eISBN:
9781474496162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474466912.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Picking up the thread of an asubjective realism introduced in the first chapter, this chapter focuses on the question of individuation. Because pure experience lacks a transcendental subject as the ... More


Biology and Theology in Malebranche’s Theory of Organic Generation

Karen Detlefsen

in The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199987313
eISBN:
9780199346240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987313.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In this paper, I canvas several reasons – theological, other metaphysical, and scientific reasons – why early modern philosophers embraced the theory of generation by pre-existence. Investigating ... More


Nietzsche on Self-Differentiation and Genealogy

Frank Chouraqui

in Ambiguity and the Absolute: Nietzsche and Merleau-Ponty on the Question of Truth

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254118
eISBN:
9780823261116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254118.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter traces Nietzsche’s thinking on the origins of the human ability for predication. Predication for Nietzsche is a process that transforms objects into what they are not. This primary ... More


The Individuation of Action

Alvin I. Goldman

in Joint Ventures: Mindreading, Mirroring, and Embodied Cognition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199874187
eISBN:
9780190267674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199874187.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter explains the theory of act individuation initially through G. E. M. Anscombe's interpretation, which states that there is a natural ordering of the descriptions of actions. However, this ... More


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