Abduction

[Revised entry by Igor Douven on April 28, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, peirce.html] In the philosophical literature, the term "abduction" is used in two related but different
[Revised entry by Igor Douven on April 28, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, peirce.html] In the philosophical literature, the term "abduction" is used in two related but different [More]

Virtual Colloquium: Amod Lele, “Resolving Disagreements across Philosophical Traditions”

Today’s virtual colloquium is “Resolving Disagreements across Philosophical Traditions: an Aristotelian-Historicist Methodology” by Amod Lele. Dr. Lele received his PhD in religion
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In 1973, <strong>Jerry Saltz</strong> was 22, full of himself and making art obsessively. He battled self-doubt and lost. But he learned how to be a critic

In 1973, Jerry Saltz was 22, full of himself and making art obsessively. He battled self-doubt and lost. But he learned how to be a
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We think we know more than our ancestors, but as individuals we know less. We rely on the expertise of others, comforting ourselves with an <strong>illusion of knowledge</strong>

We think we know more than our ancestors, but as individuals we know less. We rely on the expertise of others, comforting ourselves with an illusion of
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For centuries the peat bogs of Northern Europe have yielded remarkably well-preserved <strong>ancient cadavers</strong>. At least we know how they died

For centuries the peat bogs of Northern Europe have yielded remarkably well-preserved ancient cadavers. At least we know how they
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Knowledge and the Gettier Problem

2017.04.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stephen Hetherington, Knowledge and the Gettier Problem, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 241pp., $99.99 (hbk), ISBN
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Why did <strong><em>Les Mis&eacute;rables</em></strong>, a 500,000-word novel composed over 16 years, conquer the world? Because Victor Hugo, who believed in progress, told a story of irrepressible optimism

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The idea that free speech is contrary to social inclusiveness represents a pernicious shift in Western culture. Stifling hate speech does not safeguard the oppressed. It <strong>empowers the oppressors</strong>

The idea that free speech is contrary to social inclusiveness represents a pernicious shift in Western culture. Stifling hate speech does not safeguard the oppressed. It empowers the
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How well do you know John Stuart Mill? [quiz]

This April, the OUP Philosophy team honors John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) as their Philosopher of the Month. Among the most important philosophers, economists, and intellectual figures of the
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Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting

2017.04.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Shannon Vallor, Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting, Oxford University Press, 2016,
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