Making Sense of Heidegger: A Paradigm Shift

2015.06.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Thomas Sheehan, Making Sense of Heidegger: A Paradigm Shift, Rowman and Littlefield, 2015, 349pp., $34.95 (pbk), ISBN
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2015.06.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Thomas Sheehan, Making Sense of Heidegger: A Paradigm Shift, Rowman and Littlefield, 2015, 349pp., $34.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781783481194. Reviewed by Laurence Hemming, Lancaster University Thomas Sheehan is one of the pre-eminent commentators on Heidegger in the English-speaking world: this is his fourth major work on Heidegger and sits among numerous articles. In contrast to not a few contemporary commentators on Heidegger, Sheehan draws widely and deeply on material right across the now vast Gesamtausgabe or 'collected works' of Heidegger (in this review I indicate the volumes of these with the now conventional abbreviation GA, with the relevant volume and page number). This book is the first in an important new series sponsored by the mainly North American 'Heidegger Circle'. Not the least of the book's virtues is that it is appears in attractive and very affordable paperback format, with impeccable editing,. . .

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Heraclitus

[Revised entry by Daniel W. Graham on June 23, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] A Greek philosopher of Ephesus (near modern Kuşadası, Turkey) who was active around 500 BCE, Heraclitus
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[Revised entry by Daniel W. Graham on June 23, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] A Greek philosopher of Ephesus (near modern Kuşadası, Turkey) who was active around 500 BCE, Heraclitus propounded a distinctive theory which he expressed in oracular language. He is best known for his doctrines that things are constantly changing (universal flux), that opposites coincide (unity of opposites), and that fire is the basic material of the world. The exact interpretation of these doctrines is controversial, as is the inference often drawn from this...

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<strong>Days of rage</strong>. What is the inner logic that leads idealistic souls of various ideological stripes to embrace violence for political ends?

Days of rage. What is the inner logic that leads idealistic souls of various ideological stripes to embrace violence for political
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Days of rage. What is the inner logic that leads idealistic souls of various ideological stripes to embrace violence for political ends?

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Everything you know about perception is wrong &ndash; and it&rsquo;s the fault of Western philosophers, starting with Descartes. Or so <strong>John Searle</strong> would have you think

Everything you know about perception is wrong &amp;ndash; and it&amp;rsquo;s the fault of Western philosophers, starting with Descartes. Or so John Searle would have you
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Everything you know about perception is wrong – and it’s the fault of Western philosophers, starting with Descartes. Or so John Searle would have you think

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<strong>Pornography is old</strong>. But our ability to track how porn affects us is relatively new. The upshot: Porn has been unfairly maligned

Pornography is old. But our ability to track how porn affects us is relatively new. The upshot: Porn has been unfairly
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Pornography is old. But our ability to track how porn affects us is relatively new. The upshot: Porn has been unfairly maligned

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Motivational Internalism

2015.06.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gunnar Bj&#246;rnsson, Caj Strandberg, Ragnar Franc&#233;n Olinder, John Eriksson, and Fredrik Bj&#246;rklund (eds.),&#160;Motivational Internalism,
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2015.06.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gunnar Björnsson, Caj Strandberg, Ragnar Francén Olinder, John Eriksson, and Fredrik Björklund (eds.), Motivational Internalism, Oxford University Press, 2015, 306pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199367955. Reviewed by Nathaniel Sharadin, University of Syracuse This is a collection of thirteen new essays on exactly the topic you expect it to be, given the title. It also contains an introductory chapter, in which the editors attach an excellent overview of the current state of play to an intimidating bibliography. The essays are divided among three sections, each with its own, shorter introduction by the editors. The first section concerns evidence for and against motivational internalism; the second concerns the relevance of internalism for metaethics; the final section considers ways of bridging the gap between internalist and externalist accounts of moral motivation. In what follows I'll comment briefly on. . .

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Perceptual Experience and Concepts in Classical Indian Philosophy

[Revised entry by Monima Chadha on June 22, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Classical Indian Philosophy accepts perception (pratyakṣa), or perceptual experience, as the primary means of
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[Revised entry by Monima Chadha on June 22, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Classical Indian Philosophy accepts perception (pratyakṣa), or perceptual experience, as the primary means of knowledge (pramāṇa). Perception (pratyakṣa) is etymologically rooted in the sense-faculty or the sense-organ (akṣa) and can be translated as sensory awareness, while pramāṇa, on the other hand, is derived from knowledge (pramā) and,...

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Ceteris Paribus Laws

[Revised entry by Alexander Reutlinger, Gerhard Schurz, and Andreas H&#252;ttemann on June 22, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Laws of nature take center stage in philosophy of science. Laws
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[Revised entry by Alexander Reutlinger, Gerhard Schurz, and Andreas Hüttemann on June 22, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Laws of nature take center stage in philosophy of science. Laws are usually believed to stand in a tight conceptual relation to many important key concepts such as causation, explanation, confirmation, determinism, counterfactuals etc. Traditionally, philosophers of science have focused on physical laws, which were taken to be at least true, universal statements that support counterfactual claims. But, although this claim about laws might be true with respect to physics,...

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Narratives, Violence & Terror

View image &amp;#124; gettyimages.com After the terrorist attack on the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, commentators hastened to weave a narrative about the murders. Some, such
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View image | gettyimages.com After the terrorist attack on the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, commentators hastened to weave a narrative about the murders. Some, such as folks at Fox News, Lindsay Graham and Rick Santorum, endeavored to present the attack as an assault on religious liberty. This does fit the bizarre narrative that Christians are being persecuted in a country whose population and holders of power are predominantly Christian. While the attack did take place in a church, it was a very specific church with a history connected to the struggle against slavery and racism in America. If the intended target was just a church, presumably any church would have sufficed. Naturally, it could be claimed that it just so happened that this church was selected. The alleged killer’s own words make his motivation clear. He said that he was killing people because blacks were “raping our women” and “taking over our country.” As far as currently known, he made. . .

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Head of Department, Philosophy

Job List:&amp;nbsp; Asia/Africa/Australasia Name of institution:&amp;nbsp; St Augustine College of South
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St Augustine College of South Africa
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Johannesburg
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