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Theoretical Terms in Science

Holger Andreas

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Theoretical Terms in ScienceIntroductionWhat is a theoretical term? This question can be answered in at least two different ways. First, a theoretical...

Thomas Aquinas' Philosophy of Religion

Paul O'Grady

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Thomas Aquinas’s Philosophy of Religion Introduction Thomas Aquinas contributed to all the main areas of philosophy, but his work is especiall...

Thought Experiments

James Robert Brown, Michael T. Stuart

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Thought ExperimentsIntroductionThought experiments are performed in the imagination. We set up some situation, we observe what happens, then we try to...

Time and Tense

Kristie Miller

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Time and Tense Introduction The nature of the relationship between time and tense is a contested one. On the one hand, when philosophers ask a...

Time Travel

Alasdair Richmond

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Time Travel Introduction Time travel is a philosophical growth industry, with many issues in metaphysics and elsewhere recently transformed by...

Toleration

Emanuela Ceva

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Toleration Introduction The idea of toleration (or tolerance—the terms are mostly used interchangeably) plays a paramount role in liberal theor...

Torture

Seumas Miller

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

TortureIntroductionMost sustained philosophical analyses of torture are relatively recent and have been given impetus by the so-called War on Terror. ...

Transcendental Arguments

Gabriele Gava

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

Transcendental ArgumentsIntroductionAs generally understood, transcendental arguments are deductive arguments that aim to establish a certain claim A ...

Tropes

Anna-Sofia Maurin

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

TropesIntroductionTrope theory is the view that the world is (wholly or partly) constituted by so-called tropes, which are entities most often charact...

Trust

Judith Simon

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

TrustIntroductionImagine a world without trust. Without trust, even the simplest actions in our lifeworld would hardly ever happen: we would never ent...

Truth

Pascal Engel

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Truth Introduction The problem of the nature of truth is Janus-faced. On the one hand, it seems to be so metaphysically profound that it is for...

Truth and the Aim of Belief

Davide Fassio

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Truth and the Aim of BeliefIntroductionWith the claim that “belief aims at truth,” philosophers designate a specific feature of belief according to wh...

Truthmaking

Aaron M. Griffith

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

TruthmakingIntroductionThe notions of “truthmaking” and “truthmakers” are central to many attempts in contemporary metaphysics to come to grips with t...

Turing Test

Graham Oppy

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2017-10-25

Turing TestIntroduction“The Turing Test” is named for the brilliant English logician, mathematician, cryptographer, computer programmer, and computer ...

Two-Dimensional Semantics

Cara J. Spencer

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Two-Dimensional Semantics Introduction Two-dimensional (2-D) modal logic provides a semantic framework for natural language expressions whose r...

Understanding

Stephen Grimm, Michael Hannon

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

UnderstandingIntroductionUnderstanding is a kind of cognitive accomplishment, and the objects of understanding—from people, to languages, to scientifi...

Uniqueness and Permissiveness in Epistemology

Luis Rosa

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

Uniqueness and Permissiveness in EpistemologyIntroductionPermissivism is roughly the view that different doxastic attitudes toward a given proposition...

Vagueness

Carl Ehrett

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Vagueness Introduction Much, or perhaps all, of natural language is vague: the concepts expressed in natural language seem to have unclear boun...

Value of Knowledge

Erik J. Olsson

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Value of Knowledge Introduction Everyone agrees that it is good to know. If you know that it will rain tomorrow, you can adapt your traveling ...

Vienna Circle

Thomas J. Oberdan

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

Vienna CircleIntroduction“The Vienna Circle” was the name adopted by a group of scientists and philosophers who met in Vienna in the 1920s and 1930s t...

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