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Ricoeur, Paul

David Pellauer

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

Paul Ricoeur Introduction French philosopher Paul Ricoeur (b. 1913–d. 2005) addressed a broad range of philosophical issues over his long care...


Rowan Cruft

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Rights Introduction The concept of a right is central to contemporary moral, political, and legal debates. It is therefore perhaps surprising t...

Risk, Philosophy of

Sven Ove Hansson

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2017-10-25

Philosophy of RiskIntroductionMost philosophical studies of risk are closely related to problems in the philosophy of science or in ethics. This corre...

Rorty, Richard

Neil Gascoigne

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Richard Rorty Introduction Richard McKay Rorty (b. 1931–d. 2007) began his career as a promising analytic philosopher at Wellesley and Princet...

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques

James Delaney

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

Jean-Jacques RousseauIntroductionJean-Jacques Rousseau (b. 1712–d. 1778) is one of the most influential figures of the 18th century and French Enlight...


Martin Kusch

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Rule-FollowingIntroduction“Rule-following” is best thought of as a title for a number of closely intertwined philosophical questions: What is a rule? ...

Russell, Bertrand

Nicholas Griffin

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Bertrand Russell ...

Sartre, Jean-Paul

Christian Skirke

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

Jean-Paul Sartre Introduction Jean-Paul Sartre (b. 1905–d. 1980) was one of the most influential public intellectuals of the 20th century, and...

Schopenhauer, Arthur

Dale Jacquette

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

Arthur Schopenhauer Introduction Arthur Schopenhauer (b. 1788–d. 1860) was a private scholar and philosopher. Although Schopenhauer was largel...

Science and Religion

J. Brian Pitts

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-01-28

Science and Religion Introduction The science–religion interaction spans so many fields, years, sources, etc., that a comprehensive view is no...

Science, Theoretical Virtues in

Samuel Schindler

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2020-07-29

Theoretical Virtues in ScienceIntroductionA theoretical virtue in science is a property of a scientific theory that is considered desirable. Standard ...

Scientific Explanation

Joseph Pitt, Steven Mischler

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

Scientific ExplanationIntroductionThe modern search for an adequate general theory of explanation is an outgrowth of the logical positivist’s agenda: ...

Scientific Progress

Ilkka Niiniluoto

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Scientific Progress Introduction Science is the systematic pursuit of new knowledge by using critical methods of inquiry. Scientists constitut...

Scientific Realism

Juha Saatsi

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Scientific Realism Introduction The scientific realism debate concerns the nature of scientific knowledge. Scientific realists advocate a posi...

Scientific Representation

Mauricio Suárez

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Scientific Representation Introduction Scientific representation is a booming field nowadays within the philosophy of science, with many paper...

Scientific Revolutions

Thomas Nickles

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Scientific Revolutions Introduction Scientific revolutions and the problem of understanding deep scientific change became central topics in ph...

Scotus, Duns

Giorgio Pini

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Duns ScotusIntroductionJohn Duns Scotus (b. c. 1265/1266–d. 1308) was a major medieval philosopher and theologian whose brilliance and originality is ...


Quassim Cassam

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Self-Knowledge Introduction In philosophy, self-knowledge usually means one of two things: knowledge of one’s particular mental states or know...

Sellars, Wilfrid

Michael P. Wolf, Jeremy Randel Koons

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Wilfrid SellarsIntroductionWilfrid Sellars (b. 1912–d. 1989) did some of the most interesting and challenging work in Western philosophy in the 20th c...

Semantic Externalism

Sandy Goldberg

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Semantic Externalism Introduction Semantic externalism is the view that (some) semantic properties of a subject’s words and/or thoughts depend ...

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