The Early Development of Set Theory

[Revised entry by José Ferreirós on July 1, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Set theory is one of the greatest achievements of modern mathematics. Basically all mathematical concepts,
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[Revised entry by José Ferreirós on July 1, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Set theory is one of the greatest achievements of modern mathematics. Basically all mathematical concepts, methods, and results admit of representation within axiomatic set theory. Thus set theory has served quite a unique role by systematizing modern mathematics, and approaching in a unified form all basic questions about admissible mathematical arguments - including the thorny question of existence principles. This entry covers in outline the convoluted process by which set theory came into being, covering roughly the...

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Summer school on ""What Makes Us Human? Philosophical and Religious Perspectives in China and the We

Conference Name: Summer School on ""What Makes Us Human? Philosophical and Religious Perspectives in China and the West” Conference Dates: July 4-15, 2016 Submission Deadline: March 15,
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Conference Name: Summer School on ""What Makes Us Human? Philosophical and Religious Perspectives in China and the West” Conference Dates: July 4-15, 2016 Submission Deadline: March 15, 2016 Location: Budapest, Hungary Website: http://summeruniversity.ceu.edu/human-2016 Flyer: What Makes Us Human CFP

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For centuries, <strong>moral intuition</strong> and ethics were the domain of philosophers. Now evolutionary psychologists and neuroscientists think they have better moral arguments. They're wrong

For centuries, moral intuition and ethics were the domain of philosophers. Now evolutionary psychologists and neuroscientists think they have better moral arguments. They&#39;re
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For centuries, moral intuition and ethics were the domain of philosophers. Now evolutionary psychologists and neuroscientists think they have better moral arguments. They're wrong

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Books aren't for diversion, distraction, or even mere reading. They are for marking up. As a 16th-century writer put it: &ldquo;<strong>Using a book</strong>, not reading it, makes us wise&rdquo;

Books aren&#39;t for diversion, distraction, or even mere reading. They are for marking up. As a 16th-century writer put it: &amp;ldquo;Using a book, not reading it, makes us
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Books aren't for diversion, distraction, or even mere reading. They are for marking up. As a 16th-century writer put it: “Using a book, not reading it, makes us wise”

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<strong>Edna O'Brien</strong> has written often about love and beauty. In her new novel - maybe her last - she turns her attention toward evil&nbsp;

Edna O&#39;Brien has written often about love and beauty. In her new novel - maybe her last - she turns her attention toward
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Edna O'Brien has written often about love and beauty. In her new novel - maybe her last - she turns her attention toward evil 

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Love, Reason, and Will: Kierkegaard After Frankfurt

2016.06.30 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Anthony Rudd and John Davenport (eds.), Love, Reason, and Will: Kierkegaard After Frankfurt, Bloomsbury, 2015, 290pp., $34.95
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2016.06.30 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Anthony Rudd and John Davenport (eds.), Love, Reason, and Will: Kierkegaard After Frankfurt, Bloomsbury, 2015, 290pp., $34.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781628927313. Reviewed by Elizabeth Murray, Loyola Marymount University John Davenport and Anthony Rudd’s edited volume provides an excellent contribution to Kierkegaardian scholarship and to current debates surrounding Harry Frankfurt’s seminal thought. As C. Stephen Evans comments in his blurb on the cover, “This is one of the few books that will truly bridge the ‘analytic-continental’ divide in contemporary philosophy.” Yet, the ‘bridging’ is neither explicit nor forced. The eleven contributors draw on a wide range of historical and contemporary thinkers in interpreting Frankfurt’s and Kierkegaard’s accounts of love. They demonstrate openness to pursue questions where they lead, and they display generosity in their charitable readings of the accounts of others. The. . .

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Reism

[Revised entry by Jan Woleński on June 30, 2016. Changes to: Bibliography] Reism is the doctrine that only things exist. The name is derived from the Latin noun res (&#39;thing&#39;). The interpretation
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[Revised entry by Jan Woleński on June 30, 2016. Changes to: Bibliography] Reism is the doctrine that only things exist. The name is derived from the Latin noun res ('thing'). The interpretation of this very rough view depends on how things are understood. Reism was anticipated by many nominalists (that is, philosophers maintaining that only individuals exist) and materialists, particularly by the Stoics, medieval doctrines of singualaria (particulars) or Hobbes' considerations on corpora...

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Philosophers and their religious practices: Part 22, Comparative Philosophy, the Unforced Moral Consensus, and the Charms of Expressive Theism

This is the twenty-second installment of a series of interviews I am conducting with academic philosophers about their religious practices. In this series of interviews, I ask philosophers about
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This is the twenty-second installment of a series of interviews I am conducting with academic philosophers about their religious practices. In this series of interviews, I ask philosophers about their religious practices and the influence on their philosophical work. Follow these links for links for parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,  14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21.  The contributors are in various stages of their career, tenured [...]

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Anti-vaxxing, flat-Earthism, climate-change skepticism &mdash; the <strong>marketplace of ideas</strong> doesn&rsquo;t work. You can try to kill zombie ideas, but they just won&rsquo;t die

Anti-vaxxing, flat-Earthism, climate-change skepticism &amp;mdash; the marketplace of ideas doesn&amp;rsquo;t work. You can try to kill zombie ideas, but they just won&amp;rsquo;t
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Anti-vaxxing, flat-Earthism, climate-change skepticism — the marketplace of ideas doesn’t work. You can try to kill zombie ideas, but they just won’t die

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<strong>Charlotte Bront&euml;</strong> was no lonely spinster. She had suitors. "You do not know me," she told one of them. "I am not the serious, grave, cool-headed individual you suppose"

Charlotte Bront&amp;euml; was no lonely spinster. She had suitors. &quot;You do not know me,&quot; she told one of them. &quot;I am not the serious, grave, cool-headed individual you
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Charlotte Brontë was no lonely spinster. She had suitors. "You do not know me," she told one of them. "I am not the serious, grave, cool-headed individual you suppose"

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