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Philosophical Essays On Various Subjects

Author : Isaac Watts
ISBN : OSU:32435018182410
Genre : Metaphysics
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Philosophical Essays

Author : Surendranath Dasgupta
ISBN : 8120807502
Genre : Philosophy
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Philosophical Essays

Author : O. K. Bouwsma
ISBN : 0803262256
Genre : Philosophy
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The essays in this collection are not confined to any one period or any one subject. Nearly every one, in the author's words, is "an attempt to understand some short passage from the work of some philosopher, teasing the passage with analogies of sense. If one were to describe the method, as Descartes described his method, the method of doubt, perhaps it might best be described as the method of failure."

Philosophical Essays Volume 1

Author : Scott Soames
ISBN : 0691136815
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The two volumes of Philosophical Essays bring together the most important essays written by one of the world's foremost philosophers of language. Scott Soames has selected thirty-one essays spanning nearly three decades of thinking about linguistic meaning and the philosophical significance of language. A judicious collection of old and new, these volumes include sixteen essays published in the 1980s and 1990s, nine published since 2000, and six new essays. The essays in Volume 1 investigate what linguistic meaning is; how the meaning of a sentence is related to the use we make of it; what we should expect from empirical theories of the meaning of the languages we speak; and how a sound theoretical grasp of the intricate relationship between meaning and use can improve the interpretation of legal texts. The essays in Volume 2 illustrate the significance of linguistic concerns for a broad range of philosophical topics--including the relationship between language and thought; the objects of belief, assertion, and other propositional attitudes; the distinction between metaphysical and epistemic possibility; the nature of necessity, actuality, and possible worlds; the necessary a posteriori and the contingent a priori; truth, vagueness, and partial definition; and skepticism about meaning and mind. The two volumes of Philosophical Essays are essential for anyone working on the philosophy of language.

Philosophical Essays

Author : Bertrand Russell
ISBN : 9781317835707
Genre : Philosophy
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First published in 1966. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Philosophical Essays

Author : Gottfried Wilhelm Freiherr von Leibniz
ISBN : 0872200620
Genre : Philosophy
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Although Leibniz's writing forms an enormous corpus, no single work stands as a canonical expression of his whole philosophy. In addition, the wide range of Leibniz's work--letters, published papers, and fragments on a variety of philosophical, religious, mathematical, and scientific questions over a fifty-year period--heightens the challenge of preparing an edition of his writings in English translation from the French and Latin.

Philosophical Essays

Author : Dugald Stewart
ISBN : UCAL:$B79124
Genre : Philosophy
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Philosophical Essays

Author : Antony Flew
ISBN : 0847685799
Genre : Philosophy
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Antony Flew is one of the most well-known and respected philosophers alive today. In Philosophical Essays, twelve of Flew's most significant works are gathered together for the first time, creating a unique and valuable collection. The book begins with a new autobiographical sketch of Flew's life and career. In addition to some of the distinguished scholar's most influential and famous articles, Philosophical Essays includes a number of rare works that have not been available to a wide audience until now. This important book will be an essential addition to the library of any philosopher.

Philosophical Essays

Author : A. J. Ayer
ISBN : 9781349001323
Genre : Philosophy
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Essays On Actions And Events

Author : Donald Davidson
ISBN : 0199246270
Genre : Philosophy
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Donald Davidson has prepared a new edition of his classic 1980 collection of Essays on Actions and Events, including two additional essays. In this seminal investigation of the nature of human action, Davidson argues for an ontology which includes events along with persons and other objects. Certain events are identified and explained as actions when they are viewed as caused and rationalized by reasons; these same events, when described in physical, biological, or physiological terms, may be explained by appeal to natural laws. The mental and the physical thus constitute irreducibly discrete ways of explaining and understanding events and their causal relations. Among the topics discussed are: freedom to act; weakness of the will; the logical form of talk about actions, intentions, and causality; the logic of practical reasoning; Hume's theory of the indirect passions; and the nature and limits of decision theory. The introduction, cross-references, and appendices emphasize the relations between the essays and explain how Davidson's views have developed.

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