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Ethical Deontology

Jörg Schroth

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

Ethical DeontologyIntroductionDeontology is usually contrasted with consequentialism (and both with virtue ethics). Whereas consequentialists maintain...

Ethical Intuitionism

Robert Cowan

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Ethical Intuitionism Introduction Ethical intuitionism is the meta-ethical view that normal ethical agents have at least some non-inferentiall...

Eugenics and Philosophy

Robert A. Wilson

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Eugenics and PhilosophyIntroductionEugenics raises issues in a range of philosophical subdisciplines, including the philosophy of science, the philoso...

Events, The Philosophy of

Dana Goswick, Paul R. Daniels

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

The Philosophy of EventsIntroductionThe mid-20th century saw an increasing interest in the nature of events. Within the span of ten years (1966–1976),...


Trent Dougherty

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Evidence Introduction This entry will focus on contemporary discussions concerning what items of evidence are and when items constitute evi...

Evidence-Based Medicine, Philosophy of

Jeremy Howick, Ashley Graham Kennedy, Alexander Mebius

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Philosophy of Evidence-Based Medicine Introduction Since its introduction just over two decades ago, evidence-based medicine (EBM) has come to...

Evidential Support Relation In Epistemology, The

Ryan Byerly

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

The Evidential Support Relation in Epistemology Introduction Just when does a person’s evidence support a proposition? This question is at the...


Eve Garrard, Stephen De Wijze

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

EvilIntroductionWhen we talk about evil, we may mean one of at least three things. First, we may be referring to anything that produces bad outcomes. ...

Evolutionary Debunking Arguments in Ethics

Diego E. Machuca

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Evolutionary Debunking Arguments in EthicsIntroductionThere are at least three different genealogical accounts of morality: the ontogenetic, the socio...

Evolutionary Epistemology

James Marcum

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2017-08-23

Evolutionary EpistemologyIntroductionEvolutionary epistemology approaches the growth of knowledge, especially scientific knowledge, in terms of evolut...

Experimental Philosophy

Wesley Buckwalter, Joshua Knobe, Shaun Nichols, N. Ángel Pinillos, Philip Robbins, Hagop Sarkissian, Chris Weigel, Jonathan M. Weinberg

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Experimental Philosophy Introduction Experimental philosophy is a new movement that uses systematic experimental studies to shed light on phil...

Explanations of Religion

Justin McBrayer

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Explanations of ReligionIntroductionEvery known human culture includes beliefs and behaviors deemed religious. Why are humans this way? This is an emp...

Extended Mind Thesis, The

Julian Kiverstein, Mirko Farina, Andy Clark

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

The Extended Mind Thesis Introduction The extended mind thesis (EMT) claims that the cognitive processes that make up the human mind can reach...

Externalism and Internalism in the Philosophy of Mind

Robert A. Wilson

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Externalism and Internalism in the Philosophy of MindIntroductionAcross different areas of philosophy, “internalism” and “externalism” designate disti...

Faith, Conceptions of

Kirk Lougheed, Perry Hendricks

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2021-08-25

Conceptions of FaithIntroductionThis entry focuses on the recent resurgence of discussion of faith in contemporary analytic philosophy of religion. On...


Patrick Todd

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Fatalism Introduction In contemporary philosophy, arguments for “fatalism” are arguments for the conclusion that no human actions are free. Su...

Feminist Philosophy

Alessandra Tanesini

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Feminist Philosophy Introduction Feminist perspectives in all academic disciplines are concerned with questions about the status of women. Fem...

Feyerabend, Paul

John Preston

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Paul FeyerabendIntroductionPaul Feyerabend (b. 1924–d. 1994), whose productive career lasted forty-five years, wrote on a plethora of philosophical is...

Fichte, Johann Gottlieb

Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2018-07-24

Johann Gottlieb FichteIntroductionJohann Gottlieb Fichte (b. 1762–d. 1814) is the first representative of what has been called “German idealism.” He p...


Peter Lamarque

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Fiction Introduction Aspects of fiction or fictionality have long intrigued and puzzled philosophers across a surprisingly wide range of the ...

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