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Decision Theory

Paul Weirich

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Decision TheoryIntroductionDecision theory is multidisciplinary and treats all aspects of choice. It is the foundation of the behavioral and social sc...

Deleuze, Gilles

Henry Somers-Hall

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Gilles Deleuze Introduction Gilles Deleuze (b. 1925–d. 1995) is rapidly gaining recognition as one of the great European philosophers of the 2...

Democracy

Thom Brooks

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Democracy Introduction Democracy is widely understood to be the best form of government. This is where agreement ends. There remains much disa...

Depiction

Ben Blumson

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

DepictionIntroductionHow do pictures represent? A traditional answer is that whereas a word is connected to what it represents via an arbitrary conven...

Derrida, Jacques

Jack Reynolds, Peter Gratton

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Jacques Derrida Introduction Jacques Derrida (b. 1930–d. 2004) was one of the most famous philosophers of the 20th century, and he has remaine...

Descartes, René

Justin Skirry

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

René DescartesIntroductionThere is no doubt that Descartes is one of the most influential and perhaps one of the most misunderstood philosophers of th...

Descartes, René: Sensory Representations

Raffaella De Rosa

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-07-28

René Descartes: Sensory Representations Introduction René Descartes, throughout his whole body of philosophical and scientific work, portrays ...

Descriptions

Berit Brogaard

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Descriptions Introduction Descriptions are commonly thought to be phrases of the form “an F,” “the F,” “F’s,” “the F’s,” and NP’s “F” (e.g....

Dewey, John

John R. Shook

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

John DeweyIntroductionJohn Dewey (b. 1859–d. 1952) was America’s foremost philosopher and public intellectual during the first half of the 20th centur...

Dialetheism

Zach Weber

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

DialetheismIntroductionA contradiction is any sentence of the form “P and not P,” a sentence together with its negation. Dialetheism is the thesis tha...

Disability

David Wasserman

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

DisabilityIntroductionThis article concerns modern philosophical writing on disability. Disability has become a subject of sustained philosophical int...

Disagreement, Epistemology of

Jennifer Lackey

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-11-01

Epistemology of Disagreement Introduction The epistemology of disagreement is a fairly young though extremely fertile area of inquiry in philo...

Disjunctivism

Berit Brogaard

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Disjunctivism Introduction Disjunctivism—with respect to bodily or mental states or reasons of kind S—is the view that S-states (or reasons) ...

Dispositions

Jennifer McKitrick

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Dispositions Introduction Many philosophers consider dispositions (a.k.a. powers, capacities, tendencies, etc.) to be a major ontological categ...

Doing and Allowing

Fiona Woollard

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

Doing and AllowingIntroductionAccording to common-sense morality, the difference between doing and allowing harm matters morally. Doing harm can be wr...

du Châtelet, Emilie

Karen Detlefsen

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2020-07-29

Emilie Du ChâteletIntroductionEmilie Du Châtelet (b. 1706–d. 1749) was a French philosopher, author, and translator who worked primarily in natural ph...

Dummett, Michael

Bernhard Weiss

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Michael Dummett Introduction Born in 1925, Professor Sir Michael Dummett spent most of his career working at the University of Oxford, becomin...

Dutch Book Arguments

Susan Vineberg

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Dutch Book ArgumentsIntroductionDutch Book arguments have been invoked to defend various probabilistic norms of rationality. The idea originates with ...

Early Modern Philosophy, 1600-1750

Antonia LoLordo

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Early Modern Philosophy, 1600–1750IntroductionIn 21st century academic philosophy, “early modern philosophy” refers to the study of texts written in a...

Education, Philosophy of

Michael A. Peters, Marek Tesar, Kirsten Locke

Subject: Philosophy »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Philosophy of Education Introduction Philosophy of education is the philosophical study of education, often understood as a field of applied p...

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