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Abduction and Explanatory Reasoning

Igor Douven.

in Philosophy

P ublished online January 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Epistemology; Feminist Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Metaphysics; Moral Philosophy; Non-Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Law; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Science; Social and Political Philosophy. 5056 words.

The term “abduction” originates in the work of the American pragmatist philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce. Roughly, he meant it to indicate the process of searching for hypotheses guided by...

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Ability

Evan Butts.

in Philosophy

P ublished online October 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Epistemology; Feminist Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Metaphysics; Moral Philosophy; Non-Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Law; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Science; Social and Political Philosophy. 4808 words.

Ability attribution is a common and important feature of both everyday and theoretical discourse. People are given jobs, picked for teams, and so forth on the basis of their possession (or...

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Abortion

Michael Tooley.

in Philosophy

P ublished online May 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Epistemology; Feminist Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Metaphysics; Moral Philosophy; Non-Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Law; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Science; Social and Political Philosophy. 36782 words.

Questions concerning the moral and appropriate legal status of abortion are among the most important issues in applied ethics, and answering those questions involves addressing some...

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Abstract Objects

Mark Balaguer.

in Philosophy

P ublished online January 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Epistemology; Feminist Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Metaphysics; Moral Philosophy; Non-Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Law; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Science; Social and Political Philosophy. 7681 words.

An abstract object is a non-physical, non-mental object that exists outside of space and time and is wholly unextended. For example, one might think that numbers are abstract objects; e.g.,...

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Action

Adrian Haddock.

in Philosophy

P ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Epistemology; Feminist Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Metaphysics; Moral Philosophy; Non-Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Law; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Science; Social and Political Philosophy. 6449 words.

The philosophy of action shares with its topic a certain uncertainty of location. Is action located inside the mind or outside the mind—or does it in some way belong to both domains...

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Aesthetic Sensibility, Epistemic Virtue, and Emotional Sharing

Elisabeth Schellekens.

in Art, Mind, and Narrative

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Philosophy of Mind. 7387 words.

Goldie offers a ‘virtue theory of art’ or a theory committed to the idea that engaging in ‘artistic activity’ is constitutive of human well-being. This chapter does not take issue with the...

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Aesthetic Theory and Aesthetic Science

Dominic McIver Lopes.

in Aesthetics on the Edge

May 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Philosophy of Mind. 8161 words.

There is currently a great deal of fundamental disagreement in research into aesthetic response. The remedy is ideally integration, wherein researchers in the different aesthetic sciences...

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Aesthetically Relevant Properties

Bence Nanay.

in Aesthetics as Philosophy of Perception

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Philosophy of Mind. 10199 words.

This chapter introduces the concept of ‘aesthetically relevant properties’—properties that are such that attending to them makes an aesthetic difference—and argues that it is a more useful...

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Aesthetics

Bence Nanay.

in Aesthetics as Philosophy of Perception

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Philosophy of Mind. 4142 words.

The claim defended in this chapter is that aesthetics is about experiences, so philosophy of perception is the natural place to turn if we want to engage with debates in aesthetics. This...

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Aesthetics and the Sciences of Mind

Edited by Greg Currie, Matthew Kieran, Aaron Meskin and Jon Robson.

July 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Philosophy of Mind. 272 pages.

Through much of the twentieth century, philosophical thinking about works of art, design, and other aesthetic products has emphasized intuitive and reflective methods, often tied to the...

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