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A. K. Coomaraswamy, “Indian Nationality” (1909)

Nalini Bhushan and Jay L. Garfield.

in Indian Philosophy in English

September 2011; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 2157 words.

This chapter presents an excerpt from Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy's 1909 essay, “Indian Nationality,” in which he argues for an Indian national identity grounded not on race but on...

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‘A Learned and Eloquent Piety’

Stephen Gaukroger.

in Descartes: An Intellectual Biography

May 1997; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 10888 words.

Extracts from Descartes's correspondence with Princess Elizabeth of Bohemia explaining his ideas on the passions lead to a psychological analysis of Descartes and a discussion of...

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The A Priori

John Skorupski.

in The Domain of Reasons

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 15176 words.

This chapter gives a normative account of what it means to say of a proposition, of a warrant, and of knowledge that it is a priori; it then argues that all synthetic a priori propositions...

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‘A Promise Made is a Debt Unpaid’

Mark Migotti.

in The Oxford Handbook of Nietzsche

September 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Moral Philosophy. 9670 words.

This article discusses what we can learn about promising and about Nietzsche’s critique of morality from his discussion of sovereign promising in the opening sections of the second essay of null...

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‘A Sort of Composite Photograph’: Pragmatism, Ideas, and Schematism

Christopher Hookway.

in The Pragmatic Maxim

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 7642 words.

Peirce often described ideas or general concepts metaphorically as composite photographs. After explaining what composite photographs are, the chapter argues that this explains how ideas...

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Aaron, Richard Ithamar (1901–87)

I. C. Tipton.

in The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

January 2006; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 1390 words.

R. I. Aaron was born in Seven Sisters on 6 November 1901, but brought up in Ynystawe in the

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Abbot, Francis Ellingwood (1836–1903)

W. Creighton Peden.

in The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

January 2005; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 3825 words.

Francis Ellingwood Abbot was born in Boston, Massachusetts on 6 November 1836. Following Boston Latin School, Abbot joined the class

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Abbott, Edwin (1838–1926)

John Stephens.

in The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

January 2006; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 596 words.

Edwin Abbott was born in London on 20 December 1838 and died of influenza, having been bedridden for seven years,

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Abbott, Lyman (1835–1922)

Roger Ward.

in The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

January 2005; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 607 words.

Abbott Lyman was born on 18 December 1835 in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Lyman graduated from New York University with a BA

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Abbott, Thomas Kingsmill (1829–1913)

Thomas Duddy.

in The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

January 2006; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 1266 words.

Thomas Kingsmill Abbott was born in Dublin on 26 March 1829 and died there on 18 December 1913. He

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