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Lacan, Jacques

Adrian Johnston

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-11-30

Jacques LacanIntroductionJacques Marie Émile Lacan (b. 13 April 1901–d. 9 September 1981) arguably is the most creative and influential figure in the ...

Lakatos, Imre

Brendan Larvor, Colin Jakob Rittberg

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Imre LakatosIntroductionImre Lakatos (b. 1922–d. 1974) was a philosopher of mathematics and science. Having left Hungary in 1956, he made his first ap...

Langer, Susanne

Lona Gaikis

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Susanne LangerIntroductionLogician and philosopher of art Susanne K. Langer (b. 1895–d. 1985, née Knauth) has been a rather elusive protagonist in 20t...

Language of Thought

Murat Aydede

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Language of ThoughtIntroductionThe language of thought hypothesis (LOTH) is a foundational and yet largely empirical thesis about how thoughts (as sta...

Language, Philosophy of

Michael P. Wolf

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Philosophy of Language Introduction The term “philosophy of language” is generally used more restrictively than newcomers to the discipline mi...

Latin American Philosophy

Susana Nuccetelli

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Latin American Philosophy Introduction Like Asian philosophy or European philosophy, Latin American philosophy comprises a great number of phi...

Laws of Nature

Marc Lange

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Laws of Nature Introduction The discovery of the laws of nature has long been considered a principal aim of science. Of course, many laws that...

Legal Epistemology

Georgi Gardiner

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Legal EpistemologyIntroductionLegal practice is up to its neck in epistemology. Legal practice involves proof, evidence, doubt, testimony, arguments, ...

Legal Philosophy

Thom Brooks

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Legal Philosophy Introduction Legal philosophy is about the analytical and normative study of law and legal concepts. This includes questions ...

Legal Positivism

Michael Sevel, Brian Leiter

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Legal Positivism Introduction Legal positivism is one of the leading philosophical theories of the nature of law, and is characterized by two...

Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm

Brandon C. Look

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Introduction Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (b. 1646–d. 1716) was one of the greatest of the early modern “rationalist” p...

Levinas, Emmanuel

Gabriel Malenfant

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Emmanuel Levinas Introduction Emmanuel Levinas (b. 1906–d. 1995) was a philosopher famous for having developed an original interpretation of E...

Lewis, C. I.

Eric Dayton

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2021-08-25

C. I. LewisIntroductionClarence Irving Lewis (b. 1883–d. 1964) is arguably the most important philosopher bridging the pragmatism of the golden age of...


Ian Carter

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-01-28

Liberty Introduction The definition of “liberty” (or “freedom”—most political and social philosophers use these terms interchangeably) is a hi...

Literature, Philosophy of

Jonathan Gilmore

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Philosophy of Literature Introduction The philosophy of literature addresses the most fundamental questions about the nature of literature as ...

Locke, John

Keith Allen

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

John Locke Introduction John Locke (1632–1704) was an English philosopher best known for his work in epistemology, metaphysics, and political p...

Locke, John: Identity, Persons, and Personal Identity

Ruth Boeker

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Locke: Identity, Persons, and Personal Identity Introduction John Locke offered a very rich and influential account of persons and personal id...


Jc Beall, John Burgess

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

LogicIntroductionHistorically there has been considerable variation in the understanding of the scope of the field of logic. Our concern is with what ...

Lottery and Preface Paradoxes, The

Igor Douven

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

The Lottery and Preface Paradoxes Introduction People speak about their own and other people’s beliefs both in categorical terms and in terms ...


Duncan F. Kennedy

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

LucretiusIntroductionThe De rerum natura (usually translated as On the Nature of Things or On the Nature of the Universe) is a Latin poem in six books...

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