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Fred D'Agostino

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2019-04-24

ObjectivityIntroductionObjectivity has two aspects. It means, in the metaphysical sense, a correspondence between a statement and the way the world is...


Walter Ott

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

OccasionalismIntroductionOccasionalism is the doctrine that God is the only true cause. What appear to be causes in the natural world—a lightning stri...


Clare Batty

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

OlfactionIntroductionHistorically, much of the philosophical discussion of perception has focused on vision. Since the turn of the 21st century, howev...

Ontological Dependence

Naomi Thompson

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Ontological Dependence Introduction The notion that ontological dependence is intended to capture is that of a distinctively metaphysical depe...

Ontology of Art

Guy Rohrbaugh

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Ontology of ArtIntroductionOntological questions are questions about existence: Which things are truly existent? Into which fundamental categories do ...

Ordinary Objects

Dana Goswick

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

Ordinary ObjectsIntroductionNothing is more familiar to us than the ordinary objects—such as dogs, computers, tables, and trees—that we interact with ...

Other Minds

Anita Avramides

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Other MindsIntroductionThe problem of other minds has been a curiously neglected one in contemporary philosophy. The reasons for this are themselves a...


Andrew Fiala

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

PacifismIntroductionPacifism is a contested term. It is often defined narrowly as opposition to war, or more broadly understood as opposition to all v...


David Bain

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Pain Introduction Philosophers think of pain less and less as a paradigmatic instance of mentality, for which they seek a general account, and...


David Skrbina

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

PanpsychismIntroductionBroadly speaking, panpsychism is the view that everything has a mind, or at least some mindlike quality or aspect. Such a defin...


Michael Clark

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Paradoxes ...

Particularism in Ethics

Peter Shiu-Hwa Tsu

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2018-03-28

Particularism in EthicsIntroductionParticularism has certainly cut much ice with the development of analytical ethics since the late 20th century. Its...

Pascal, Blaise

Desmond M. Clarke

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Blaise Pascal Introduction During his relatively short life (b. 1623–d. 1662), Blaise Pascal published no works that would be classified as ph...


Gerald B. Dworkin

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Paternalism Introduction The government requires people to contribute to a pension system (Social Security). It requires motorcyclists to wear...


Nenad Miscevic

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

PatriotismIntroductionPatriotism, love for or devotion to one’s country, as the dictionary definition has it, is a popular topic in the literature on ...

Peirce, Charles Sanders

Albert Atkin

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Charles Sanders Peirce Introduction Charles Sanders Peirce (b. 1839–d. 1914) was a polymathic but influential thinker who is widely regarded...

Perception, Cognition, Action

Bence Nanay

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

Perception, Cognition, ActionIntroductionWhat mediates between perception and action? This question is as basic as it gets when it comes to understand...

Perception, The Problem of

Matthew Nudds

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

The Problem of Perception Introduction Sense perception provides (or seems to provide) a direct awareness of our environment and the things in i...


Steven Wall

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2020-08-26

PerfectionismIntroductionThe term perfectionism in philosophy, unlike its more common usage in popular psychology, denotes a range of theoretical posi...


Maureen B. Donnelly

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

PersistenceIntroductionAn object persists just in case it remains in the world over a stretch of time. Philosophers debate the proper account of persi...

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