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Dasein

Michael Inwood.

in Heidegger

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biographical Studies; 20th-Century Philosophy. 3493 words.

‘Dasein’ is about the human being and its place in the world. Dasein is essentially in the world, because it continually interprets and engages with other entities and the contexts in which...

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Descartes’s Ghost

in Descartes

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 17th - 18th Century Philosophy. 1120 words.

‘Descartes's Ghost’ considers his influence. His writings were placed on the Index by the Roman Catholic Church in 1663. Some decades later, Newton's physics superseded Descartes', and...

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Doubt without Scepticism?

in Descartes

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 17th - 18th Century Philosophy. 1190 words.

The view that enabled Descartes to criticize sense-based beliefs, whilst holding that human beings are capable of physical science, is sometimes called rationalism. Descartes believed human...

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Heidegger's Life

Michael Inwood.

in Heidegger

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biographical Studies; 20th-Century Philosophy. 2201 words.

‘Heidegger's Life’ considers the controversial path that Heidegger followed during his lifetime. His early education and university studies were heavily influenced by Catholicism and...

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Ideas

in Descartes

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 17th - 18th Century Philosophy. 1589 words.

In stating that the imagination cannot help us to picture God, but that we can form a conception of our Maker by other means, Descartes was articulating his theory of ideas. ‘Ideas’ shows...

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Introduction

in Socrates

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy. 628 words.

The Introduction presents Socrates as one of the most influential and one of the least-known philosophers. He directly influenced his contemporaries, especially Plato, who would otherwise...

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Last Days

in Descartes

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 17th - 18th Century Philosophy. 791 words.

According to ‘Last Days’, Descartes became weary of Holland. A long feud with Voetius in Utrecht was followed by another controversy at Leiden, again involving followers of Descartes among...

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Life

in Socrates

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy. 6051 words.

Socrates was seen by contemporaries as an arguer and questioner, challenging people's pretensions to expertise and revealing inconsistencies in their beliefs. Many considered him a...

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The <i>Meditations</i>

in Descartes

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 17th - 18th Century Philosophy. 1237 words.

The Meditations had an unusual literary form, suited both to its official billing as demonstrating Christian truths, and to Descartes' agenda of destroying the principles underlying...

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The Mind

in Descartes

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 17th - 18th Century Philosophy. 1508 words.

Descartes' sharp distinction between mind and body is known as Cartesian Dualism: the mind is one sort of substance, the body another. ‘The Mind’ argues that Descartes classifies minds...

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