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Semantic Minimalism

Agustin Vicente, Fernando Martínez Manrique

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-11-01

Semantic MinimalismIntroductionSemantic minimalism is primarily a position about the semantic content of sentences. It is defined by the thesis that s...


Marc Champagne

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Semiotics Introduction Semiotics (sometimes spelled “semeiotic”) is the name first given by John Locke, and later reprised by Charles S. Peirc...


Ermanno Malaspina, Jula Wildberger, Veronica Revello

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

SenecaIntroductionThe Stoic Seneca (b. c. 4 bce–d. 65 ce), mentor to Emperor Nero and one of the wealthiest men of his time, has been studied as the b...

Senses, The

Keith A. Wilson, Fiona Macpherson

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2018-05-24

The SensesIntroductionPhilosophers and scientists have studied sensory perception and, in particular, vision for many years. Increasingly, however, th...

Sensitivity Principle in Epistemology

Guido Melchior

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2020-04-22

Sensitivity Principle in EpistemologyIntroductionSensitivity is a modal epistemic principle. Modal knowledge accounts are externalist in nature and cl...

Singular Thought

Michael Murez, François Recanati, Felipe Carvalho

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Singular Thought Introduction In February 2013, an inhabitant of Chelyabinsk, Russia, looks up and sees a meteor hurtling through the sky. He ...

Situated Cognition

Robert D. Rupert

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

Situated CognitionIntroductionSince the mid-1950s, cognition has been the focus of intensive scientific and philosophical study. The emergence of this...

Situationism and Virtue Theory

Mark Alfano, Abrol Fairweather

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Situationism and Virtue Theory Introduction Virtues are dispositions to see, think, desire, deliberate, or act well, with different philosophe...

Skepticism, Contemporary

Duncan Pritchard

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Contemporary SkepticismIntroductionThe problem of skepticism is one of the key topics in philosophy, in terms of both the history of the subject and t...

Skepticism, History of

Baron Reed

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

History of Skepticism Introduction The skeptical tradition originated in the Hellenistic period of ancient philosophy. After mostly lying dorma...

Slurs, Pejoratives, and Hate Speech

Mihaela Popa-Wyatt

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2020-05-27

Slurs, Pejoratives, and Hate SpeechIntroductionSlurring is a type of hate speech meant to harm individuals simply because of their group membership. I...

Smith, Adam: Moral and Political Philosophy

Craig Smith

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2019-09-25

Adam Smith: Moral and Political PhilosophyIntroductionAdam Smith (1723–1790) has become known as the father of economics. His reputation as the author...

Social Aspects of Scientific Knowledge

Helen E. Longino

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Social Aspects of Scientific Knowledge Introduction Attention to the social dimensions of scientific knowledge is a relatively recent focus of...

Social Epistemology

Alvin I. Goldman, Thomas Blanchard

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Social Epistemology Introduction Until recently the orientation of both historical and contemporary epistemology has been heavily individualis...

Social Identity

Mari Mikkola

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Social IdentityIntroductionMany political struggles for emancipation seemingly presuppose identity politics: a form of political mobilization based on...

Sounds and Auditory Perception

Elvira Di Bona

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2019-08-28

Sounds and Auditory PerceptionIntroductionWhat makes sounds intriguing items to investigate from a philosophical perspective is their double nature: o...

Space and Time

Alasdair Richmond

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Space and Time Introduction The nature of space and time has provided a focus for sustained philosophical debate for centuries and has inspir...

Speech Acts

Mitchell Green

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Speech ActsIntroductionAn ancient and dominant assumption in philosophy is that the central or even essential function of language is to describe how ...

Spinoza, Baruch

Yitzhak Y. Melamed

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Baruch Spinoza Introduction Benedictus de Spinoza (b. 1632–d. 1677) was one of the greatest metaphysicians of all time, and the boldest and mo...

Stebbing, Susan

Michael Beaney, Siobhan Chapman

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2019-07-31

Susan StebbingIntroductionL. Susan Stebbing (1885–1943) was an important figure in British philosophy between the two world wars. Converted to analyti...

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