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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...

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 Phenomenology

Michelle Montague

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2017-01-11

Cognitive PhenomenologyIntroductionThe debate about cognitive phenomenology is part of a much larger debate about how to give an adequate characteriza...

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...


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...


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...


Elizabeth Frazer

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

CommunitarianismIntroductionCommunitarianism, like other “isms,” is relational—worked out and articulated in distinction from rival philosophical posi...

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...

Computer Science, Philosophy of

Raymond Turner

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

Philosophy of Computer ScienceIntroductionThe subject matter of computer science encompasses a large number of different activities that range from ab...

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...


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...

Conceptual Role Semantics

Arvid Båve

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Conceptual Role SemanticsIntroductionThis article treats of a family of theories variously known also as “inferentialism,” “inferential/functional/cog...


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...

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