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The Necessity of Origin

Penelope Mackie

in How Things Might Have Been: Individuals, Kinds, and Essential Properties

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199272204
eISBN:
9780191604034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272204.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that the intuitive appeal of Kripke’s necessity of origin thesis can be explained by seeing the thesis as the consequence of a temporally asymmetrical ‘branching model’ of de re ... More


Autonomy as Intellectual Virtue

Kyla Ebels-Duggan

in The Aims of Higher Education: Problems of Morality and Justice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226259345
eISBN:
9780226259512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226259512.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

One standard argument in support of higher education is that it is valuable because it promotes students’ autonomy, where ‘autonomy’ is roughly understood to be self-reliance and self-empowerment. ... More


The Empowered Life: Tenacity

Youpa Andrew

in The Ethics of Joy: Spinoza on the Empowered Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190086022
eISBN:
9780190086053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190086022.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Everyone at times experiences intense passive emotions and, specifically, experiences intense types of sadness. This is unavoidable. Spinoza’s view is that we need not and should not surrender to a ... More


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