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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...


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...


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...


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...


Albert Atkin

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Pragmatism Introduction Pragmatism is, broadly, an approach to philosophy that clusters loosely around a set of themes and a common tradition...

Probabilistic Representations of Belief

Darren Bradley

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

Probabilistic Representations of BeliefIntroductionFormal epistemology is epistemology that uses mathematical tools. Foremost among them is probabilit...

Probability, Interpretations of

Alan Hájek, Christopher Hitchcock

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Interpretations of ProbabilityIntroductionIf you check the weather prediction on your phone, you might read that there is a 30 percent chance of rain ...

Problem of Divine Hiddenness, The

Klaas J. Kraay

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

The Problem of Divine Hiddenness Introduction “The Problem of Divine Hiddenness” is an infelicitous phrase for two reasons. First, while it su...

Problem of Evil, The

Trent Dougherty, Scott Cleveland

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

The Problem of Evil Introduction “The problem of evil” is a multifaceted problem. But the problem for theistic philosophers is that there are ...


Jeffrey C. King

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Propositions ...

Psychology, Philosophy of

José Luis Bermúdez, Brandon Towl, James Reed

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Philosophy of PsychologyIntroductionThe philosophy of psychology is, broadly, the investigation of the philosophical foundations of psychology. It is ...

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