The Analytic/Synthetic Distinction

[Revised entry by Georges Rey on October 12, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] An "analytic" sentence, such as "Ophthalmologists are doctors," has historically been
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[Revised entry by Georges Rey on October 12, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] An "analytic" sentence, such as "Ophthalmologists are doctors," has historically been characterized as one whose truth depends upon the meanings of its constituent terms (and how they're combined) alone, as opposed to a more usual "synthetic" sentence, such as "Ophthalmologists are rich," whose truth depends also upon the facts about the world that the sentence represents, e.g., that ophthalmologists are rich. This is sometimes called the "metaphysical"...

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Coleridge and Wordsworth, Byron and Shelley. We&rsquo;ve long celebrated <strong>male literary friendships</strong> while labeling female authors isolated eccentrics. Time to correct the record

Coleridge and Wordsworth, Byron and Shelley. We&amp;rsquo;ve long celebrated male literary friendships while labeling female authors isolated eccentrics. Time to correct the
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Coleridge and Wordsworth, Byron and Shelley. We’ve long celebrated male literary friendships while labeling female authors isolated eccentrics. Time to correct the record

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<strong>E. O. Wilson</strong> suggests that evolution can &ldquo;make sense&rdquo; of art. But the relationship between biology and creativity is more complicated &mdash; and less determinative &mdash; than that

E. O. Wilson suggests that evolution can &amp;ldquo;make sense&amp;rdquo; of art. But the relationship between biology and creativity is more complicated &amp;mdash; and less determinative &amp;mdash; than
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E. O. Wilson suggests that evolution can “make sense” of art. But the relationship between biology and creativity is more complicated — and less determinative — than that

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In its belief that what matters is information rather than insight, society has become what <strong>Wittgenstein</strong> feared. That could explain his unpopularity

In its belief that what matters is information rather than insight, society has become what Wittgenstein feared. That could explain his
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In its belief that what matters is information rather than insight, society has become what Wittgenstein feared. That could explain his unpopularity

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I, Me, Mine: Back to Kant, and Back Again

2017.10.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews B&#233;atrice Longuenesse, I, Me, Mine: Back to Kant, and Back Again, Oxford University Press, 2017, 257pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2017.10.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Béatrice Longuenesse, I, Me, Mine: Back to Kant, and Back Again, Oxford University Press, 2017, 257pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199665761. Reviewed by Patricia Kitcher, Columbia University This book makes important contributions to three interrelated projects: contemporary work in philosophy of mind that draws on the Strawsonian and Wittgensteinean traditions of Kant interpretation, the interpretation of Kant's complex theories of the 'I think,' and the relation of Kant's theories to 20th and 21st century psychological accounts of mental unity and development. Béatrice Longuenesse's goal is to show that Kant's analyses of the necessary role of 'I' representations and thoughts in cognition are philosophically correct by contrasting them with the best contemporary alternatives. She then uses later work in psychology to show that his theories cannot be dismissed as noumenal fairytales. This ambitious project. . .

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Logic and Ontology

[Revised entry by Thomas Hofweber on October 11, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] A number of important philosophical problems are at the intersection of logic and ontology.
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[Revised entry by Thomas Hofweber on October 11, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] A number of important philosophical problems are at the intersection of logic and ontology. Both logic and ontology are diverse fields within philosophy and, partly because of this, there is not one single philosophical problem about the relation between them. In this survey article we will first discuss what different philosophical projects are carried out under the headings of "logic" and "ontology" and then we will look at several areas where logic and ontology overlap....

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Suarez in Lisbon

Event Name: Suarez in Lisbon 1617-2017 Submission Deadline:&amp;nbsp;October 30, 2017 Event Date: December 4-6, 2017 Location: University of Lisbon School of
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Event Name: Suarez in Lisbon 1617-2017 Submission Deadline: October 30, 2017 Event Date: December 4-6, 2017 Location: University of Lisbon School of Law  Website: https://www.thdulisboa.com/suarezemlisboa2017

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What is Canadian Philosophy?

Event Name: What is Canadian Philosophy? Event Dates: November 23–25, 2017 Submission Deadline: October 1, 2017 Flyer: What is Canadian
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Event Name: What is Canadian Philosophy? Event Dates: November 23–25, 2017 Submission Deadline: October 1, 2017 Flyer: What is Canadian Philosophy?

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International Conference on New Media: Interactions and Transactions

Conference Name:&amp;nbsp;International Conference on New Media: Interactions and Transactions Conference Dates: November 23-24, 2017 Location:&amp;nbsp;Eljadida,
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Conference Name: International Conference on New Media: Interactions and Transactions Conference Dates: November 23-24, 2017 Location: Eljadida, Morocco Website:  https://newmedia.sciencesconf.org/ Flyer: newmedia

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APA Lecture by Valerie Tiberius

The American Philosophical Association (APA), along with the University of Delaware&#39;s philosophy department, is pleased to announce the fourth annual APA Lecture, &quot;Values and Evolving Standards: why
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The American Philosophical Association (APA), along with the University of Delaware's philosophy department, is pleased to announce the fourth annual APA Lecture, "Values and Evolving Standards: why there’s more to subjective well-being than what we want most," to be presented by Valerie Tiberius (University of Minnesota). The APA Lecture will be held on the University of Delaware campus on Friday, November 17, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public. The American Philosophical Association is the leading philosophical learned society in North America, having been founded in 1900 and representing nearly 10,000 members. This November, the APA board of officers will hold its annual in-person meeting in Newark, DE—home of the APA national office—bringing more than 25 prominent philosophers to campus. In coordination with that meeting, Professor Tiberius, past president of the APA Central Division, will present the APA Lecture to benefit the University of Delaware. . .

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