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Introduction:: Hume's Cartesian Naturalism

Jerry A. Fodor

in Hume Variations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199287338
eISBN:
9780191700439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287338.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This introductory chapter begins by setting out the purpose of the book, which is to argue that Hume was largely right about the architecture of the cognitive mind. Hume saw that accepting (what ... More


Deleuze, Kant, and the Theory of Immanent Ideas

Daniel W. Smith

in Deleuze and Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624799
eISBN:
9780748652396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624799.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the relation between Gilles Deleuze's theory of Ideas and the theme of immanence, particularly with regard to the theory of Ideas found in Immanuel Kant's three critiques. It ... More


Conclusion:: Hume's Program (and Ours)

Jerry A. Fodor

in Hume Variations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199287338
eISBN:
9780191700439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287338.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

Hume's Treatise is the foundational document of modern cognitive science: it made explicit, for the first time, the project of constructing an empirical psychology on the basis of a representational ... More


Introduction: Understandings of Plato and a Feature of Truth-Seeking Thought

Jeremy Barris

in The Crane's Walk: Plato, Pluralism, and the Inconstancy of Truth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229130
eISBN:
9780823235674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229130.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Plato carefully explored the nature of what he saw as truth and its importance for life. To try to understand Plato's specific exploration of truth is therefore to try to ... More


Mill’s Epiphany

Elijah Millgram

in John Stuart Mill and the Meaning of Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190873240
eISBN:
9780190873271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873240.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

J. S. Mill’s emotional investment in the Utilitarian program is discussed, and accounted for as an aesthetic response to Benthamism. Associationist psychology is introduced, and it is argued that the ... More


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