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Daoism and Philosophy

Jung Lee

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Daoism and PhilosophyIntroductionAlong with Confucianism, Daoism represents one of the major indigenous philosophical and religious traditions of Chin...

Davidson, Donald

Kirk Ludwig

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Donald Davidson Introduction Donald Herbert Davidson (b. 1917–d. 2003) was one of the most influential analytic philosophers of the second hal...

de Beauvoir, Simone

Edward Fullbrook, Margaret Simons

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Simone de BeauvoirIntroductionSimone de Beauvoir (b. 9 January 1908–d. 14 April 1986) contributed to shaping the philosophical movement of French exis...

de Montaigne, Michel

Manuel Bermúdez Vázquez

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-06-29

Michel De Montaigne Introduction Michel de Montaigne (b. 1533–d. 1592) was a French essayist, generally regarded as one of the most influentia...


Steven Luper

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-11-01

DeathIntroductionThis article concerns contemporary philosophical discussions of death. The philosophy of death attempts to determine what it is for p...

Decision Theory

Paul Weirich

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Decision TheoryIntroductionDecision theory is multidisciplinary and treats all aspects of choice. It is the foundation of the behavioral and social sc...

Deleuze, Gilles

Henry Somers-Hall

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Gilles Deleuze Introduction Gilles Deleuze (b. 1925–d. 1995) is rapidly gaining recognition as one of the great European philosophers of the 2...


Thom Brooks

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Democracy Introduction Democracy is widely understood to be the best form of government. This is where agreement ends. There remains much disa...


Ben Blumson

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

DepictionIntroductionHow do pictures represent? A traditional answer is that whereas a word is connected to what it represents via an arbitrary conven...

Derrida, Jacques

Jack Reynolds, Peter Gratton

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Jacques Derrida Introduction Jacques Derrida (b. 1930–d. 2004) was one of the most famous philosophers of the 20th century, and he has remaine...

Descartes, René

Justin Skirry

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

René DescartesIntroductionThere is no doubt that Descartes is one of the most influential and perhaps one of the most misunderstood philosophers of th...

Descartes, René: Sensory Representations

Raffaella De Rosa

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-07-28

René Descartes: Sensory Representations Introduction René Descartes, throughout his whole body of philosophical and scientific work, portrays ...


Berit Brogaard

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Descriptions Introduction Descriptions are commonly thought to be phrases of the form “an F,” “the F,” “F’s,” “the F’s,” and NP’s “F” (e.g....

Dewey, John

John R. Shook

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

John DeweyIntroductionJohn Dewey (b. 1859–d. 1952) was America’s foremost philosopher and public intellectual during the first half of the 20th centur...


Zach Weber

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

DialetheismIntroductionA contradiction is any sentence of the form “P and not P,” a sentence together with its negation. Dialetheism is the thesis tha...


David Wasserman

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

DisabilityIntroductionThis article concerns modern philosophical writing on disability. Disability has become a subject of sustained philosophical int...

Disagreement, Epistemology of

Jennifer Lackey

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-11-01

Epistemology of Disagreement Introduction The epistemology of disagreement is a fairly young though extremely fertile area of inquiry in philo...


Berit Brogaard

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Disjunctivism Introduction Disjunctivism—with respect to bodily or mental states or reasons of kind S—is the view that S-states (or reasons) ...


Jennifer McKitrick

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Dispositions Introduction Many philosophers consider dispositions (a.k.a. powers, capacities, tendencies, etc.) to be a major ontological categ...

Doing and Allowing

Fiona Woollard

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

Doing and AllowingIntroductionAccording to common-sense morality, the difference between doing and allowing harm matters morally. Doing harm can be wr...

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