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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...

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...

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...

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...

About Convention and Grammar

Michael Glanzberg.

in Beyond Semantics and Pragmatics

August 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 15521 words.

In this essay, I explore the nature of convention in language. The common notion of convention focuses on social aspects of coordination, but I identify two others that make minimal use of...

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About the Speaker, by Alessandra Giorgi.

Eliot Michaelson.

in Mind

April 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Epistemology; Metaphysics; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind. 1503 words.

Aboutness

Stephen Yablo.

May 2014; p ublished online October 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 240 pages.

Aboutness has been studied from any number of angles. Brentano made it the defining feature of the mental. Phenomenologists try to pin down the aboutness features of particular mental...

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Aboutness and Semantic Value

Ori Simchen.

in Semantics, Metasemantics, Aboutness

February 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 10030 words.

Truth-conditional semantics has flourished in linguistics and philosophy over the past several decades ever since Montague’s seminal contributions. And while the ongoing project of...

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Absolute Mourning: It Is Jacques You Mourn For

J. Hillis Miller.

in For Derrida

July 2009; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 9695 words.

This chapter explores the word or concept of mourning (deuil), especially the enigmatic phrase “absolute mourning [deuil absolu]” in Le toucher, Jean-Luc Nancy....

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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.,...

Abstract Objects and the Semantics of Natural Language

Friederike Moltmann.

April 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 256 pages.

Abstract objects such as properties, propositions, numbers, degrees, and expression types are at the centre of many philosophical debates. Philosophers and linguists alike generally hold...

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Abstract Objects and the Semantics of Natural Language, by Friederike Moltmann.

Byeong-Uk Yi.

in Mind

July 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Epistemology; Metaphysics; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind. 2960 words.

Access Externalism

John Gibbons.

in Mind

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Metaphysics; Epistemology; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Language. 0 words.

This paper argues for externalism about justification on the basis of thought experiments. I present cases in which two individuals are intrinsically and introspectively indistinguishable...

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