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Personal Identity

Eric Olson

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Personal IdentityIntroductionThe term “personal identity” means different things to different people. Psychologists use it to refer to a person’s self...

Phenomenal Concepts

Andreas Elpidorou

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Phenomenal Concepts Introduction Phenomenal concepts are the concepts that we deploy when—but arguably not only when—we introspectively examin...

Phenomenal Conservatism

Luca Moretti

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-04-29

Phenomenal Conservatism Introduction Phenomenal conservatism (PC) is the epistemological view according to which, roughly, the way things seem...

Phenomenology

Shaun Gallagher

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

PhenomenologyIntroductionPhenomenology is a philosophical tradition originating in the 20th century with the work of Edmund Husserl (b. 1859–d. 1938) ...

Philosophy for Children

Philip Cam

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

Philosophy for ChildrenIntroductionPhilosophy for Children is an educational movement that was originally associated with the Institute for the Advanc...

Photography, Analytic Philosophy of

Scott Walden

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2020-07-29

Analytic Philosophy of PhotographyIntroductionThe literature on the analytic philosophy of photography is related to, but distinct from, the literatur...

Physicalism

Andrew Melnyk

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-04-29

PhysicalismIntroductionIn the sense relevant to this article, physicalism (or materialism; the two terms are used interchangeably in the literature) i...

Physicalism and Metaphysical Naturalism

D. Gene Witmer

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

Physicalism and Metaphysical Naturalism Introduction Much of contemporary metaphysical work is motivated in some way by the desire to accommod...

Physics, Experiments in

Slobodan Perović

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Experiments in PhysicsIntroductionExperiments were at the heart of the 17th-century Scientific Revolution, so it is not surprising that their epistemo...

Plato

Sophie-Grace Chappell

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Plato Introduction In the words of Alfred North Whitehead’s famous overstatement of the case: “The safest general characterization of the E...

Plotinus

Lloyd P. Gerson

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

PlotinusIntroductionAfter Plato and Aristotle, Plotinus (b. 204/5–d. 270 ce) stands out as the most accomplished and influential philosopher of Antiqu...

Political Epistemology

Michael Hannon, Elizabeth Edenberg

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2020-07-29

Political EpistemologyIntroductionPolitical epistemology lies at the intersection of political philosophy and epistemology. Put broadly, political epi...

Political Obligation

Ned Dobos

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Political Obligation Introduction There are good, prudential reasons to obey the law. The prospect of punishment, not to mention loss of reput...

Political Philosophy

Keith Hyams, Igor Shoikhedbrod

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Political Philosophy Introduction Political philosophy is that branch of philosophy concerned with political morality and associated concepts. ...

Popper, Karl

Darrell P. Rowbottom

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2019-04-24

Karl PopperIntroductionSir Karl Popper was one of the most prolific philosophers of the 20th century, and remains one of the most influential. His mos...

Pornography and Objectification, Analytic Approaches to

Mary Kate McGowan, Bianka Takaoka

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

Analytic Approaches to Pornography and Objectification Introduction Analytic philosophers have explored whether and how pornography, or its co...

Practical Knowledge

David Hunter

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Practical Knowledge Introduction A person typically knows what she is doing when she does something intentionally, and she usually knows this ...

Practical Moral Skepticism

Anita M. Superson

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Practical Moral SkepticismIntroductionThe issue of why be moral is one of the most intractable in moral philosophy. Plato is the first Western philoso...

Practical Reason

Jussi Suikkanen

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Practical ReasonIntroductionPractical reason is the mental faculty that enables agents to deliberate about what they ought to do and to act on the bas...

Pragmatics

Mitchell Green

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Pragmatics Introduction Pragmatics is a branch of the philosophy of language as well as a field of linguistics. Pragmatics is to be distinguish...

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