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Experimental Philosophy

Wesley Buckwalter, Joshua Knobe, Shaun Nichols, N. Ángel Pinillos, Philip Robbins, Hagop Sarkissian, Chris Weigel, Jonathan M. Weinberg

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Experimental Philosophy Introduction Experimental philosophy is a new movement that uses systematic experimental studies to shed light on phil...

Explanations of Religion

Justin McBrayer

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Explanations of ReligionIntroductionEvery known human culture includes beliefs and behaviors deemed religious. Why are humans this way? This is an emp...

Extended Mind Thesis, The

Julian Kiverstein, Mirko Farina, Andy Clark

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

The Extended Mind Thesis Introduction The extended mind thesis (EMT) claims that the cognitive processes that make up the human mind can reach...

Externalism and Internalism in the Philosophy of Mind

Robert A. Wilson

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Externalism and Internalism in the Philosophy of MindIntroductionAcross different areas of philosophy, “internalism” and “externalism” designate disti...

Faith, Conceptions of

Kirk Lougheed, Perry Hendricks

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2021-08-25

Conceptions of FaithIntroductionThis entry focuses on the recent resurgence of discussion of faith in contemporary analytic philosophy of religion. On...


Patrick Todd

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Fatalism Introduction In contemporary philosophy, arguments for “fatalism” are arguments for the conclusion that no human actions are free. Su...

Feminist Philosophy

Alessandra Tanesini

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Feminist Philosophy Introduction Feminist perspectives in all academic disciplines are concerned with questions about the status of women. Fem...

Feyerabend, Paul

John Preston

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Paul FeyerabendIntroductionPaul Feyerabend (b. 1924–d. 1994), whose productive career lasted forty-five years, wrote on a plethora of philosophical is...

Fichte, Johann Gottlieb

Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2018-07-24

Johann Gottlieb FichteIntroductionJohann Gottlieb Fichte (b. 1762–d. 1814) is the first representative of what has been called “German idealism.” He p...


Peter Lamarque

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Fiction Introduction Aspects of fiction or fictionality have long intrigued and puzzled philosophers across a surprisingly wide range of the ...


David Liggins

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Fictionalism Introduction The term “fictionalism” is defined in many different ways. The most common definition is along these lines: fictiona...

Fictionalism in the Philosophy of Mathematics

Mark Balaguer

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Fictionalism in the Philosophy of MathematicsIntroductionFictionalism (about mathematics) is best thought of as a reaction to platonism (about mathema...

Film, Philosophy of

Katherine Thomson-Jones

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Philosophy of Film Introduction For almost as long as there have been films, there have been philosophical theories about their art status, in...

Foot, Philippa

Evgenia Mylonaki

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Philippa FootIntroductionPhilippa Foot (b. 1920–d. 2010) is one of the leading philosophers of 20th-century analytic philosophy. Her two collections o...


Stephanie Rennick

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

ForeknowledgeIntroductionForeknowledge transcends traditional discipline boundaries: discussion of it appears in philosophy of religion, time, action,...


Paul Hughes

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2016-10-27

ForgivenessIntroductionThere is by now an enormous, and growing, philosophical literature on forgiveness. Since at least Downie 1965 (cited under Forg...

Formal Epistemology

Jeffrey Helzner, Vincent F. Hendricks

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Formal Epistemology Introduction Formal epistemology is a fairly recent field of study in philosophy dating back to the end of the 20th cent...

Foucault, Michel

Michael A. Peters, Marek Tesar, Kirsten Locke

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Michel Foucault Introduction Michel Foucault was born in Poitiers in 1926 and died of AIDS in 1984 at the age of 57. In his short life span Fo...

Free Will

Kevin Timpe

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Free Will Introduction Free will is a perennial issue in philosophy, both in terms of the history of philosophy and in contemporary discussio...

Frege, Gottlob

Michael Beaney

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Gottlob Frege Introduction Gottlob Frege (b. 1848–d. 1925) was a German mathematician, logician, and philosopher who is generally regarded as ...

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