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Kant, Immanuel: Ethics

Lara Denis

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Immanuel Kant: Ethics Introduction The ethical theory of Immanuel Kant (b. 1724–d. 1804) exerted a powerful influence on the subsequent histor...

Kant, Immanuel: Theoretical Philosophy

Eric Watkins

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Immanuel Kant: Theoretical Philosophy Introduction The historical and systematic importance of Kant’s philosophy can hardly be exaggerated....

Kierkegaard, Søren

Daniel Watts

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Søren Kierkegaard Introduction Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (b. 1813–d. 1855) left behind an extraordinary body of work that has had a major impact...


John Turri

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Knowledge Introduction Epistemology is the branch of philosophy that studies knowledge. Often “epistemology” and “theory of knowledge” are used...

Kuhn, Thomas S.

K. Brad Wray

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Thomas S. Kuhn Introduction Thomas Kuhn (b. 1922–d. 1996) was an American historian and philosopher of science. He completed a Ph.D. in physic...

Lakatos, Imre

Brendan Larvor, Colin Jakob Rittberg

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Imre Lakatos Introduction Imre Lakatos (1922–1974) was a philosopher of mathematics and science. Having left Hungary in 1956, he made his firs...

Language of Thought

Murat Aydede

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Language of Thought Introduction The language of thought hypothesis (LOTH) is a foundational and yet largely empirical thesis about how thought...

Language, Philosophy of

Michael P. Wolf

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Philosophy of Language Introduction The term “philosophy of language” is generally used more restrictively than newcomers to the discipline mi...

Latin American Philosophy

Susana Nuccetelli

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Latin American Philosophy Introduction Like Asian philosophy or European philosophy, Latin American philosophy comprises a great number of phi...

Laws of Nature

Marc Lange

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Laws of Nature Introduction The discovery of the laws of nature has long been considered a principal aim of science. Of course, many laws that...

Legal Philosophy

Thom Brooks

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Legal Philosophy Introduction Legal philosophy is about the analytical and normative study of law and legal concepts. This includes questions ...

Legal Positivism

Michael Sevel, Brian Leiter

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Legal Positivism Introduction Legal positivism is one of the leading philosophical theories of the nature of law, and is characterized by two...

Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm

Brandon C. Look

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Introduction Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (b. 1646–d. 1716) was one of the greatest of the early modern “rationalist” p...

Levinas, Emmanuel

Gabriel Malenfant

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Emmanuel Levinas Introduction Emmanuel Levinas (b. 1906–d. 1995) was a philosopher famous for having developed an original interpretation of E...


Ian Carter

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-01-28

Liberty Introduction The definition of “liberty” (or “freedom”—most political and social philosophers use these terms interchangeably) is a hi...

Literature, Philosophy of

Jonathan Gilmore

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Philosophy of Literature Introduction The philosophy of literature addresses the most fundamental questions about the nature of literature as ...

Locke, John

Keith Allen

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

John Locke Introduction John Locke (1632–1704) was an English philosopher best known for his work in epistemology, metaphysics, and political p...

Locke, John: Identity, Persons, and Personal Identity

Ruth Boeker

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Locke: Identity, Persons, and Personal Identity Introduction John Locke offered a very rich and influential account of persons and personal id...

Lottery and Preface Paradoxes, The

Igor Douven

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

The Lottery and Preface Paradoxes Introduction People speak about their own and other people’s beliefs both in categorical terms and in terms ...

Mathematical Explanation

Paolo Mancosu, Christopher Pincock

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Mathematical Explanation Introduction Mathematical explanations are explanations in which mathematics plays a crucial role. There is a rich hi...

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