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Bacon, Francis

David Simpson

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Francis Bacon Introduction Francis Bacon (b. 1561–d. 1626) is one of a select company of philosophers whose works have attracted the critical ...


Kenny Easwaran

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

BayesianismIntroductionBayesianism is a set of related views in epistemology, statistics, philosophy of science, psychology, and any other subject tha...


Jennifer A. McMahon

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

BeautyIntroductionPhilosophical interest in beauty began with the earliest recorded philosophers. Beauty was deemed to be an essential ingredient in a...


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...

Bergson, Henri

Wahida Khandker

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-04-29

Henri BergsonIntroductionHenri Bergson was one of the last philosophers belonging to the school of thinkers known as the French Spiritualists. His phi...

Berkeley, George

Daniel Flage, Kenneth Pearce

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

George BerkeleyIntroductionGeorge Berkeley (b. 1685–d. 1753) was an Irish philosopher best known for his defense of immaterialism, the thesis that per...

Biology, Philosophy of

Grant Ramsey, Hugh Desmond

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Philosophy of BiologyIntroductionPhilosophy of biology is a branch of philosophy of science that centers on philosophical issues concerning biology. W...

Bolzano, Bernard

Sandra Lapointe

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

Bernard Bolzano Introduction Bernard Bolzano’s (b. 1781–d. 1848) originality and numerous anticipatory insights have deserved him a unique pos...

Boredom, Philosophy of

Andreas Elpidorou, Josefa Ros Velasco

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2021-08-25

Philosophy of BoredomIntroductionEven the most cursory of glances at the history of boredom reveals that boredom has been a topic of immense discussio...

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 ...

Buber, Martin

Samuel Brody

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Martin BuberIntroductionAlthough Martin Buber (b. 1878–d. 1965) ranks in the top tier of 20th-century Jewish thinkers, his relationship to philosophy ...

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...

Burge, Tyler

Brad Majors

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2018-03-28

Tyler BurgeIntroductionBurge’s work does not lend itself to simple summary. Two aims nevertheless seem overarching. The first runs from his earliest w...

Business Ethics

Jeffrey Moriarty

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2019-07-31

Business EthicsIntroduction“Business” has two meanings. A “business” is an entity that offers a good or service for sale, typically with the goal of m...

Camus, Albert

David Simpson

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Albert CamusIntroductionThe identity of Albert Camus (b. 1913–d. 1960) as a philosopher is ambiguous, and his own relation to philosophy was ambivalen...

Canterbury, Anselm of

Thomas Williams

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2021-01-12

Anselm of CanterburyIntroductionAnselm of Canterbury (b. 1033–d. 1109) is the most enduringly influential philosopher-theologian of the Latin West bet...

Carnap, Rudolf

A.W. Carus

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Rudolf Carnap Introduction Rudolf Carnap (b. 1891–d. 1970) was acknowledged as the principal philosophical spokesman for the movement known as...


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...

Cavendish, Margaret

Deborah Boyle

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

Margaret CavendishIntroductionMargaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (b. 1623–d. 1673), published at least six works of natural philosophy under her...


Ali Hasan

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

CertaintyIntroductionNo single concept or kind of state underlies all the ordinary uses of the term certain and its cognates. First, we can distinguis...

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