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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...

Structural Realism

James Ladyman

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Structural Realism Introduction There is a long-standing dispute about whether those parts of scientific theories that seem to describe an uno...


Michael Cholbi

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

SuicideIntroductionWith the rise of psychology, psychiatry, and sociology around 1900, suicide has been more commonly seen as a medical or public heal...


David Heyd

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2017-01-11

SupererogationIntroductionEtymologically, the term “supererogation” refers to paying more than is due. Philosophically, it relates to the category of ...


Jesper Kallestrup

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Supervenience Introduction Supervenience is a topic-neutral, dependency relation that typically holds between facts or sets of properties. For ...

Tarski, Alfred

Mario Gomez-Torrente

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Alfred Tarski Introduction Alfred Tarski (b. 1901–d. 1983) was a Polish American–mathematician, widely regarded as one of the greatest logicia...

Technology, Philosophy of

Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen Friis, Søren Riis, Evan Selinger, Stig Andur Pedersen

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Philosophy of Technology Introduction Philosophy of technology is a rapidly growing branch of philosophy. Many philosophers now regard it as ...

Testimony, Epistemology of

Duncan Pritchard

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Epistemology of TestimonyIntroductionIn the field of philosophy, testimony is defined as the intentional transfer of a belief from one person to anoth...

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