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6. A Penchant For Disguise: The Death (and Rebirth) of the Author in Kierkegaard and Nietzsche

Daniel Berthold.

in The Ethics of Authorship

February 2011; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 11469 words.

This chapter situates Kierkegaard's commitment to death in companionship with a similar, if not identical, commitment on the part of Friedrich Nietzsche. Both conceptualize the relation...

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The A Priori

Christopher Peacocke.

in The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy

November 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Epistemology; Philosophy of Language. 12328 words.

The existence and nature of the a priori are defining issues for philosophy. A philosopher's attitude to the a priori is a touchstone for his whole approach to the subject. Sometimes, as in...

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1. A Question of Style

Daniel Berthold.

in The Ethics of Authorship

February 2011; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 9250 words.

This chapter sketches out some significant similarities between Hegel and Kierkegaard in terms of their ideas on language and the ethics of communication and authorship. The extent of this...

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‘A Succession of Feelings, in and of Itself, is Not a Feeling of Succession’

Christoph Hoerl.

in Mind

April 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Metaphysics; Epistemology; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Language. 20208 words.

Variants of the slogan that a succession of experiences (in and of itself) does not amount to an experience of succession are commonplace in the philosophical literature on temporal...

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Abandoning (EOI)

Jennifer Saul.

in Simple Sentences, Substitution, and Intuitions

April 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 8692 words.

This chapter begins by exploring what would be needed to evade fully The Enlightenment Problem, arguing for the abandonment not only of EOI but also of some important variants of EOI. It...

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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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Abiding Intentions

Anita Avramides.

in Meanings and Other Things

December 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 11959 words.

This chapter investigates the question, why the concerns of Meaning and Remnants of Meaning—the analysis of meaning and its place in a reductive account of the propositional attitudes—are...

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Abilities and Know-How Attributions

Ephraim Glick.

in Knowledge Ascriptions

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 10390 words.

Anti-Intellectualists about know-how, following Ryle, hold that knowing how to do something is simply having the ability to do it. With qualifications, the chapter defends this traditional...

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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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Able to Do the Impossible

Jack Spencer.

in Mind

April 2017; p ublished online September 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Epistemology; Metaphysics; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind. 14343 words.

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According to a widely held principle—the poss-ability principle—an agent, S, is able to only if it is metaphysically possible for S to . I argue...

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