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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...

Personal Identity

Eric Olson

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Personal IdentityIntroductionThe term “personal identity” means different things to different people. Psychologists use it to refer to a person’s self...

Phenomenal Concepts

Andreas Elpidorou

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Phenomenal Concepts Introduction Phenomenal concepts are the concepts that we deploy when—but arguably not only when—we introspectively examin...

Phenomenal Conservatism

Luca Moretti

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-04-29

Phenomenal Conservatism Introduction Phenomenal conservatism (PC) is the epistemological view according to which, roughly, the way things seem...


Shaun Gallagher

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

PhenomenologyIntroductionPhenomenology is a philosophical tradition originating in the 20th century with the work of Edmund Husserl (b. 1859–d. 1938) ...

Philosophy for Children

Philip Cam

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

Philosophy for ChildrenIntroductionPhilosophy for Children is an educational movement that was originally associated with the Institute for the Advanc...

Photography, Analytic Philosophy of

Scott Walden

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2020-07-29

Analytic Philosophy of PhotographyIntroductionThe literature on the analytic philosophy of photography is related to, but distinct from, the literatur...


Andrew Melnyk

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-04-29

PhysicalismIntroductionIn the sense relevant to this article, physicalism (or materialism; the two terms are used interchangeably in the literature) i...

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