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Ribbon of Darkness: Inferencing from the Shadowy Arts and Sciences

Barbara Maria Stafford

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226630489
eISBN:
9780226630656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226630656.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Imagine these essays as cross-disciplinary field trips exploring the inscrutable digital networks and ineffable Big Data characterizing our uncertain times. Taken together, they trace a dark thread ... More


The Place of Willard Van Orman Quine in Analytic Philosophy

Scott Soames

in Analytic Philosophy in America: And Other Historical and Contemporary Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160726
eISBN:
9781400850464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160726.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter discusses the achievements of W. V. O. Quine and his place in analytic philosophy. It begins with Carnap’s logical empiricism, which set the context for Quine’s first major article in ... More


“Black and Glittering”: The Inscrutable Sublime

Barbara Maria Stafford

in Ribbon of Darkness: Inferencing from the Shadowy Arts and Sciences

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226630489
eISBN:
9780226630656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226630656.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This essay analyzes visual perception under conditions of obscurity. It uncovers a pervasive lowering of the Sublime from its Burkean associations with an aesthetics of mounting terror, Kant’s ... More


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