Scottish philosopher David Hume was born on May 7, 1711. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy calls him 'The most important philosopher ever to write in English.' His father died just after Hume's second birthday.
'The viewer doesn’t see the world; he is part of a world process.'...
The question of what makes us human has long occupied scientists and philosophers alike, and holding the promise of an answer is an understanding of consciousness.
Over at The New York Review of Books, Tim Parks talks to Riccardo Manzotti, a “radical externalist,” offers a model of consciousness he calls Spread Mind, proposing that consciousness is an intermediary between various distinct processes. The rainbow, he says, is the perfect example.
The standard view of philosophical methodology is that philosophers rely on intuitions as evidence.
Herman Cappelen is a professor of philosophy at the University of St Andrews, where he works at the Arché Philosophical Research Centre. He works in philosophy of language, philosophical methodology and related areas of epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind. He is the author of many papers and three books: Insensitive Semantics (with Ernest Lepore), Language Turned on Itself (with Ernest Lepore), and Relativism and Monadic Truth (with John Hawthorne).
Preface and Acknowledgements 1: Intuitions in Philosophy: Overview and Taxonomy Part I: The Argument from 'Intuition'-Talk Introduction to Part I 2: 'Intuitive', 'Intuitively', 'Intuition', and 'Seem' in English 3: Philosophers' Use of 'Intuitive' (I): A Defective Practice and the Verbal Virus Theory 4: Philosophers' Use of 'Intuitive' (II): Some Strategies for Charitable Interpretation Appendix to Chapter 4: Williamson on Intuition as Belief and Inclination to Believe 5: Philosophers' Use of 'Intuitive' (III): Against the Explaining Away of Intuitions Part II: The Argument from Philosophical Practice Introduction to Part II 6: Centrality and Philosophical Practice 7: Diagnostics for Intuitiveness 8: Case Studies 9: Lessons Learned, Replies to Objections, and Comparison to Williamson 10: Conceptual Analysis and Intuitions 11: A Big Mistake: Experimental Philosophy Bibliography Index
The award-winning story of the enduring love between the novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from the romance of their early days at Oxford in the 1950s to her tragic death in 1999.
There are those in the physics community who have no room for philosophy. At stake in their stance is a critical question living deep in the foundations of modern physics: What are the limits of science?
This volume collects the notable published book reviews of Martha C. Nussbaum.
-This is the first volume to collect the influential book reviews of Martha Nussbaum. -In Nussbaum's introduction to the volume, she will explain her selection of reviews and comment on the role of public intellectuals.
Martha C. Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago
Martha C. Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Love's Knowledge, Sex and Social Justice, Animal Rights (edited with Cass Sunstein), and From Disgust to Humanitiy, among many.
How do language and thought connect to things in the world?
John Hawthorne(Oxford) and David Manley(University of Michigan) present an original treatment of the semantic phenomenon of reference and the cognitive phenomenon of singular thought.
Part I: Against acquaintance 1: Introduction: reference and singular thought 2: A defense of liberalism 3: Epistemic acquaintance Part II: Beyond acquaintance 4: From the specific to the singular 5: What 'the'? 6: Whither reference? Afterword Bibliography Index