Question about Philosophy - Andrew Pessin responds

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How are branches ("or fashions") of philosophy created or are they created without consensus? For example, I see on Wikipedia, a philosophy a mind, a philosophy of science, a philosophy of pain, and so on. But why not a philosophy of the fashion industry, why not a philsophy of simple living and so on? Response from: Andrew Pessin This is aHow are branches ("or fashions") of philosophy created or are they created without consensus? For example, I see on Wikipedia, a philosophy a mind, a philosophy of science, a philosophy of pain, and so on. But why not a philosophy of the fashion industry, why not a philsophy of simple living and so on? Response from: Andrew Pessin This is a. . .

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René Descartes

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[Revised entry by Gary Hatfield on January 16, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Rene Descartes (1596 - 1650) was a creative mathematician of the first order, an important scientific thinker, and an original metaphysician. During the course of his life, he was a mathematician first, a natural scientist or "natural philosopher" second, and a metaphysician third. In mathematics, he developed the techniques that made possible algebraic (or "analytic") geometry. In natural...

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Question about Philosophy - Allen Stairs responds

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Do philosphers think answers to questions always should mandate a philosophical response or do they think there is no such hierarchy? For example, do philosophers think they should have any more say than a politician, a political scientist or a theologian to the answer to the question, "Should there be a United Ireland?" Response from: AllenDo philosphers think answers to questions always should mandate a philosophical response or do they think there is no such hierarchy? For example, do philosophers think they should have any more say than a politician, a political scientist or a theologian to the answer to the question, "Should there be a United Ireland?" Response from: Allen. . .

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Question about Biology - Allen Stairs responds

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In a review for Thomas Nagel's Mind and Cosmos, John Dupré, takes issue with Nagel's assertion that reductive materialism is regarded as the only serious philosophical possibility within mainstream philosophy. According to Dupré, reductionism has been almost entirely rejected by philosophers engaged in the biological sciences. I've been a regularIn a review for Thomas Nagel's Mind and Cosmos, John Dupré, takes issue with Nagel's assertion that reductive materialism is regarded as the only serious philosophical possibility within mainstream philosophy. According to Dupré, reductionism has been almost entirely rejected by philosophers engaged in the biological sciences. I've been a regular. . .

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Karl Leonhard Reinhold

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[Revised entry by Dan Breazeale on January 16, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] Karl Leonhard Reinhold (1757 - 1823), Austrian philosopher and first occupant of the chair on Critical Philosophy established at the University of Jena in 1787, first achieved fame as a proponent of popular Enlightenment and as an early and effective popularizer of the Kantian philosophy. During his period at the University of Jena (1787 - 94), Reinhold proclaimed the need for a more...

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Johann Gottlieb Fichte

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[Revised entry by Dan Breazeale on January 16, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] Inspired by his reading of Kant, Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762 - 1814) developed during the final decade of the eighteenth century a radically revised and rigorously systematic version of transcendental idealism, which he called Wissenschaftslehre of "Doctrine of Scientific Knowledge." Perhaps the most characteristic, as well as most controversial, feature of the...

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Justification and the Truth-Connection

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2014.01.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Clayton Littlejohn, Justification and the Truth-Connection, Cambridge University Press, 2012, 269pp., $103.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781107016125. Reviewed by Asbjørn Steglich-Petersen, Aarhus University According to internalists about epistemic justification, the2014.01.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Clayton Littlejohn, Justification and the Truth-Connection, Cambridge University Press, 2012, 269pp., $103.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781107016125. Reviewed by Asbjørn Steglich-Petersen, Aarhus University According to internalists about epistemic justification, the. . .

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