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What is a Philosophical Question?

Luciano Floridi

in The Logic of Information: A Theory of Philosophy as Conceptual Design

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833635
eISBN:
9780191872068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833635.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

There are many ways of understanding the nature of philosophical questions. One may consider their morphology, semantics, relevance, or scope. This chapter introduces a different approach, based on ... More


Aristotle's Ethical Theory

W.F.R. Hardie

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246329
eISBN:
9780191680953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246329.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This is a study of Aristotle's moral philosophy as it is contained in the Nicomachean Ethics. The book examines the difficulties of the text; presents a map of inescapable philosophical questions; ... More


Philosophy as Conceptual Design

Luciano Floridi

in The Logic of Information: A Theory of Philosophy as Conceptual Design

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833635
eISBN:
9780191872068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833635.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Philosophy, understood as the study or science of open questions and their answers, becomes primarily a form of conceptual design. This is what we are going to see in this chapter, which offers an ... More


G. R. Malkani, “Philosophical Truth” (1949)

Nalini Bhushan and Jay L. Garfield

in Indian Philosophy in English: From Renaissance to Independence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199769261
eISBN:
9780190267605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769261.003.0030
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents G. R. Malkani's 1949 essay, “Philosophical Truth,” in which he tackles the nature of philosophical questions and the role of philosophy vis á vis science, religion, and human ... More


Jimmy Corrigan and the Time of Crisis1

Manuel “Mandel” Cabrera

in Graphic Novels as Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813275
eISBN:
9781496813312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813275.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter argues that philosophical questions are often born of crisis. They tend to arise when the people engaged in an endeavor like science or art face the possibility, not so much that their ... More


Coda

Tim Button

in The Limits of Realism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199672172
eISBN:
9780191758393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672172.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This Coda presents some final thoughts. This book has aimed to obliterate faith in external realism. No alternative faith has been offered. The text has merely rejected external realism arguing that ... More


Realism

Keith Allen

in A Naïve Realist Theory of Colour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198755364
eISBN:
9780191816659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755364.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Something in the vicinity of a naïve realist theory of colour is often defended by philosophers who are attracted towards some form of philosophical quietism. To say of such philosophers that they ... More


One and Many: A Comparative Study of Plato's Philosophy and Daoism Represented by Ge Hong

Ji Zhang

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835545
eISBN:
9780824871291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835545.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Is the world one or many? This book revisits this ancient philosophical question from the modern perspective of comparative studies. The investigation stages an intellectual exchange between Plato, ... More


Philosophical Implications of Convergent Evolution

George R. McGhee

in Convergent Evolution: Limited Forms Most Beautiful

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016421
eISBN:
9780262298872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016421.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reviews philosophical questions concerning freedom, purpose, design, destiny, teleology, spirituality, and even God, and addresses the model of discussion used by John Casti in his ... More


The Rise and Fall of Experimental Philosophy

Antti Kauppinen

in Experimental Philosophy: Volume 2

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199927418
eISBN:
9780190267698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199927418.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter is concerned with the use of conceptual analysis, particularly intuitions, in solving various philosophical problems such as the concepts of knowledge, free will, moral judgment, and ... More


Where Does the Time Go? On the Past

David Couzens Hoy

in The Time of Our Lives: A Critical History of Temporality

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013048
eISBN:
9780262255226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013048.003.0029
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the past and related concepts, such as memory and the conditions for memorialization. It is often thought that once an experience moves into the past, it is over, giving the ... More


Basic Philosophical Questions

Nicolas Bommarito

in Seeing Clearly: A Buddhist Guide to Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190887506
eISBN:
9780190092559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887506.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter focuses on Buddhist philosophy, which involves thinking hard, often in detailed terms, about what reality is really like. What is there? This is the most basic question one can ask when ... More


The Farewell Discourse as Paraklesis (John 13–17)

Troels Engberg-Pedersen

in John and Philosophy: A New Reading of the Fourth Gospel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198792505
eISBN:
9780191834509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792505.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

The chapter argues that John 13–17 constitutes a single unit, the Farewell Discourse. John 13:33–5 constitutes a rhetorical propositio, with 13:33 introducing sections i (13:36–14:31) and iii ... More


The Solution

Nicolas Bommarito

in Seeing Clearly: A Buddhist Guide to Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190887506
eISBN:
9780190092559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887506.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines two general strands in Buddhism: philosophy and practice. Philosophy involves understanding the nature of the world and the mind. It involves careful examination, reasoning, and ... More


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