Internalist vs. Externalist Conceptions of Epistemic Justification

[Revised entry by George Pappas on August 8, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Generally, when a person knows some proposition or other, she does so on the basis of something such as
[Revised entry by George Pappas on August 8, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Generally, when a person knows some proposition or other, she does so on the basis of something such as [More]

Feminist History of Philosophy

[Revised entry by Charlotte Witt and Lisa Shapiro on August 8, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The past twenty-five years have seen an explosion of feminist writing on the philosophical
[Revised entry by Charlotte Witt and Lisa Shapiro on August 8, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The past twenty-five years have seen an explosion of feminist writing on the philosophical [More]

Henry David Thoreau

[Revised entry by Rick Anthony Furtak on August 8, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862) was an American philosopher, poet, and environmental scientist whose
[Revised entry by Rick Anthony Furtak on August 8, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862) was an American philosopher, poet, and environmental scientist whose [More]

Normative Theories of Rational Choice: Expected Utility

[New Entry by Rachael Briggs on August 8, 2014.] We must often make decisions under conditions of uncertainty. Pursuing a degree in biology may lead to lucrative employment, or to unemployment and
[New Entry by Rachael Briggs on August 8, 2014.] We must often make decisions under conditions of uncertainty. Pursuing a degree in biology may lead to lucrative employment, or to unemployment and [More]

Connexive Logic

[Revised entry by Heinrich Wansing on August 8, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Connexive logic is a comparatively little-known and to some extent neglected branch of non-classical
[Revised entry by Heinrich Wansing on August 8, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Connexive logic is a comparatively little-known and to some extent neglected branch of non-classical [More]

Buffer Zones & Consistency

In the summer of 2014, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Massachusetts law that forbid protesters from approaching within 35 feet of abortion clinics. The buffer zone law was
In the summer of 2014, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Massachusetts law that forbid protesters from approaching within 35 feet of abortion clinics. The buffer zone law was [More]

Question about Knowledge, Religion - Gordon Marino responds

Okay, so I'm currently taking a philosophy of religions course at a community college. Anyway my teacher had asked where morals come from and I responded with a social-evolutionary type of theory
Okay, so I'm currently taking a philosophy of religions course at a community college. Anyway my teacher had asked where morals come from and I responded with a social-evolutionary type of theory [More]

Teju Cole Tweets

Teju Cole tweets a (very short) story. “The sentences are isolated, they’re naked, and so there is that much more scrutiny on how they work”…
Teju Cole tweets a (very short) story. “The sentences are isolated, they’re naked, and so there is that much more scrutiny on how they work”… [More]

On a Philosophy of Failure

The cult of happiness – the very idea that happiness is actually attainable – has more and more of us depressed. What we need is a decent philosophy of failure…
The cult of happiness – the very idea that happiness is actually attainable – has more and more of us depressed. What we need is a decent philosophy of failure… [More]

Boris Pasternak on Poetry

Boris Pasternak’s poems were perhaps his greatest achievement. But he was unimpressed. “Poems are unimportant. I don’t understand why people busy themselves with my verses”…
Boris Pasternak’s poems were perhaps his greatest achievement. But he was unimpressed. “Poems are unimportant. I don’t understand why people busy themselves with my verses”… [More]