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Cavendish, Margaret

Deborah Boyle

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

Margaret CavendishIntroductionMargaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (b. 1623–d. 1673), published at least six works of natural philosophy under her...

Certainty

Ali Hasan

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

CertaintyIntroductionNo single concept or kind of state underlies all the ordinary uses of the term certain and its cognates. First, we can distinguis...

Chemistry, Philosophy of

William Mark Goodwin

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Philosophy of Chemistry Introduction Certain episodes in the history of chemistry have been of recurring interest to philosophers. These includ...

Chinese Philosophy

Bryan W. Van Norden

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Chinese Philosophy Introduction Chinese philosophy is every bit as ancient, as diverse, and as profound as all of Western philosophy. Confucia...

Cognitive Ability

Evan Butts

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Cognitive Ability Introduction Cognitive abilities are treated largely as a special class of abilities in general. Thus, any overall account o...

Cognitive Phenomenology

Michelle Montague

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2017-01-11

Cognitive PhenomenologyIntroductionThe debate about cognitive phenomenology is part of a much larger debate about how to give an adequate characteriza...

Cognitive Science, Philosophy of

Peter Mandik

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Philosophy of Cognitive Science Introduction Cognitive science is an interdisciplinary study of the mind loosely united by the idea that the mi...

Coherentism

Jonathan L. Kvanvig

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Coherentism Introduction Coherentism in epistemology is to be contrasted with coherentism in the theory of truth, which falls within the domain...

Color

Berit Brogaard

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Color Introduction The nature of the colors—what they are like, whether they are instantiated by objects or are projected by our minds, and w...

Communitarianism

Elizabeth Frazer

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

CommunitarianismIntroductionCommunitarianism, like other “isms,” is relational—worked out and articulated in distinction from rival philosophical posi...

Computational Science

Paul Humphreys

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Computational Science Introduction Computational science is a recent addition to the stock of scientific methods. Many scientists and philosop...

Computer Science, Philosophy of

Raymond Turner

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

Philosophy of Computer ScienceIntroductionThe subject matter of computer science encompasses a large number of different activities that range from ab...

Comte, Auguste

Michel Bourdeau

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Auguste Comte Introduction Auguste Comte (b. 1798–d. 1857) is the founder of positivist philosophy: he coined the term positivism, a word he u...

Concepts

Kevan Edwards

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Concepts Introduction Debates about the nature of concepts are sufficiently fraught that it is difficult to give an uncontroversial characteri...

Conceptual Role Semantics

Arvid Båve

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Conceptual Role SemanticsIntroductionThis article treats of a family of theories variously known also as “inferentialism,” “inferential/functional/cog...

Conditionals

Christopher Gauker

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Conditionals Introduction In English, a conditional is a sentence of the form, “If p, then q” (or of a synonymous form). The part of the senten...

Confirmation

Justin Dallmann, Franz Huber

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

ConfirmationIntroductionThe term confirmation is used in epistemology and the philosophy of science whenever observational data and other information ...

Confucius

Eric L. Hutton

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

ConfuciusIntroduction“Confucius” is the Latinized version of the Chinese term Kongfuzi 孔夫子, which is a more elaborate version of the more common term ...

Connectionism

Kenneth Aizawa

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

ConnectionismIntroduction“Connectionism” in its most generic sense describes theories that postulate interconnected networks of simple neuron-like inf...

Consciousness

Darragh Byrne

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Consciousness Introduction The psychological phenomenon that many regard as the most perplexing is consciousness, or, very roughly defi...

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