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Bayesianism

Kenny Easwaran

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Bayesianism Introduction Bayesianism is a set of related views in epistemology, statistics, philosophy of science, psychology, and any other s...

Beauty

Jennifer A. McMahon

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Beauty Introduction Philosophical interest in beauty began with the earliest recorded philosophers. Beauty was deemed to be an essential ingre...

Belief

Pascal Engel

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Belief Introduction The problem of the nature of belief lies at the crossing of a number of fields of philosophical inquiry: philosophy of mi...

Berkeley, George

Daniel Flage

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

George Berkeley Introduction George Berkeley (b. 1685–d. 1753) was an Irish philosopher best known for his contention that the physical wor...

British Idealism

Thom Brooks

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

British Idealism Introduction British idealism flourished in the late 19th century and early 20th centuries. It was a movement with a lasting i...

Buddhist Philosophy

William Edelglass

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Buddhist Philosophy Introduction According to Buddhist traditions, ignorance is the root cause of the aversion and attachment that leads to su...

Causation

Jonathan L. Kvanvig, Trent Dougherty

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Causation Introduction Causation is a notion that is put to work in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and even aesthetics. This bibliograp...

Chemistry, Philosophy of

William Mark Goodwin

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Philosophy of Chemistry Introduction Certain episodes in the history of chemistry have been of recurring interest to philosophers. These includ...

Chinese Philosophy

Bryan W. Van Norden

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Chinese Philosophy Introduction Chinese philosophy is every bit as ancient, as diverse, and as profound as all of Western philosophy. Confucia...

Cognitive Ability

Evan Butts

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Cognitive Ability Introduction Cognitive abilities are treated largely as a special class of abilities in general. Thus, any overall account o...

Cognitive Science, Philosophy of

Peter Mandik

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Philosophy of Cognitive Science Introduction Cognitive science is an interdisciplinary study of the mind loosely united by the idea that the mi...

Coherentism

Jonathan L. Kvanvig

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Coherentism Introduction Coherentism in epistemology is to be contrasted with coherentism in the theory of truth, which falls within the domain...

Color

Berit Brogaard

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Color Introduction The nature of the colors—what they are like, whether they are instantiated by objects or are projected by our minds, and w...

Computational Science

Paul Humphreys

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Computational Science Introduction Computational science is a recent addition to the stock of scientific methods. Many scientists and philosop...

Comte, Auguste

Michel Bourdeau

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Auguste Comte Introduction Auguste Comte (b. 1798–d. 1857) is the founder of positivist philosophy: he coined the term positivism, a word he u...

Concepts

Kevan Edwards

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Concepts Introduction Debates about the nature of concepts are sufficiently fraught that it is difficult to give an uncontroversial characteri...

Conditionals

Christopher Gauker

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Conditionals Introduction In English, a conditional is a sentence of the form, “If p, then q” (or of a synonymous form). The part of the senten...

Confirmation

Franz Huber

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Confirmation Introduction The term “confirmation” is used in epistemology and the philosophy of science whenever observational data and evidenc...

Connectionism

Kenneth Aizawa

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Connectionism Introduction “Connectionism” in its most generic sense describes theories that postulate interconnected networks of simple neuron-...

Consciousness

Darragh Byrne

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Consciousness Introduction The psychological phenomenon that many regard as the most perplexing is consciousness, or, very roughly defi...

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