Our Bodies, Whose Property?

2014.02.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Anne Phillips, Our Bodies, Whose Property?, Princeton University Press, 2013, 202pp., $27.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780691150864.
2014.02.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Anne Phillips, Our Bodies, Whose Property?, Princeton University Press, 2013, 202pp., $27.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780691150864. [More]

Question about Knowledge - Stephen Maitzen responds

On 'Cogito Ergo Sum' If this statement means that the only thing I can know to be true is that I exist, then that means I don't know if the reasoning used to deduce this statement is logically
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Question about Philosophy - Stephen Maitzen responds

Do minute quantities of alcohol consumption enhance or degrade philosophical enlightenment? Response from: Stephen Maitzen I don't know how alcohol affects philosophical enlightenment, but it
Do minute quantities of alcohol consumption enhance or degrade philosophical enlightenment? Response from: Stephen Maitzen I don't know how alcohol affects philosophical enlightenment, but it [More]

Question about Freedom - Stephen Maitzen responds

Why don't determinists believe, at least partially, in the notion of free will? If all events are simply outcomes of antecedent choices and events, wouldn't my decisions now affect me, to some
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Question about Children, Ethics, Mind, Sex - Richard Heck responds

Is it wrong to fantasize about sex with children? If a pedophile never acts on their fantasies are they still guilty of having evil thoughts, assuming that their abstinence comes out of a genuine
Is it wrong to fantasize about sex with children? If a pedophile never acts on their fantasies are they still guilty of having evil thoughts, assuming that their abstinence comes out of a genuine [More]

Question about Knowledge - Richard Heck responds

If knowledge is defined as justified true belief, why is it necessary to include "justified" in that definition. If I have a belief that corresponds with an objective state of affairs, why doesn't
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Question about Consciousness - Richard Heck responds

Many people immediately dismiss the following claim: Either something lacks subjective experience, or it does not. Of course, I am talking about consciousness--but I am specifically referring
Many people immediately dismiss the following claim: Either something lacks subjective experience, or it does not. Of course, I am talking about consciousness--but I am specifically referring [More]

Question about Philosophy - Richard Heck responds

Why don't analytic philosphers in the Anglosphere take a stronger stand against continental psychoanalysis which is divorced from medical findings? Response from: Richard Heck The question seems
Why don't analytic philosphers in the Anglosphere take a stronger stand against continental psychoanalysis which is divorced from medical findings? Response from: Richard Heck The question seems [More]

Question about Freedom - Richard Heck responds

First, I want to clarify that indeterminism is there exists no fact to the matter about future events. It is different than saying that the future is extremely hard to predict. In other words, some
First, I want to clarify that indeterminism is there exists no fact to the matter about future events. It is different than saying that the future is extremely hard to predict. In other words, some [More]

Question about Ethics, Sex - Richard Heck responds

I recently heard someone make an argument, something like- "if you accept that there is morality in sex, for example that a father having sex with his daughter is wrong, you can't say gay sex isn't
I recently heard someone make an argument, something like- "if you accept that there is morality in sex, for example that a father having sex with his daughter is wrong, you can't say gay sex isn't [More]