in The Nature of Melancholy
April 2002; p ublished online October 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy. 1138 words.
Samuel Smiles, born in 1812, was an influential figure in the 19th-century “self-help” movement. His book, Self-help: With Illustrations of Character, Conduct and Perseverance (1859) grew...
in Derrida and Lacan
November 2008; p ublished online March 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy. 29374 words.
This chapter illustrates that Jacques Lacan does indeed understand the relation between the text and its other — the symbolic and the real — as a relation of opposition, where the real is...
in China's Green Religion
June 2017; p ublished online January 2019 .
Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Science. 8545 words.
Daoism proposes a radical reversal of the way that modern human beings think about the natural world. Rather than understanding human beings as “subject” who observe the “objective” world...
in Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ
March 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .
Chapter. Subjects: Metaphysics. 14893 words.
From his early debates with Feuerbach to his self-construal as analogous to Darwin to his long and influential analysis of machines in the factory, Marx returned to the term “organ”...
in The Thief of Time
March 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .
Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 2429 words.
This introductory chapter considers some promising characterizations of procrastination and raises a variety of complications concerning this philosophically interesting but underexplored...
March 2002; p ublished online November 2003 .
Book. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 244 pages.
In patriarchal cultures, people internalize cultural gender imagery that enshrines procreative heterosexuality and relations of domination and subordination between men and women. Once...
in Interpreting Kant's Critiques
August 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .
Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 7191 words.
Provides a more detailed account of how the treatment of the ‘fact of reason’ in the second Critique can be read as an explicit reversal of Kant’s earlier procedure. In now clearly...
in The Predictive Mind
November 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 8799 words.
The central mechanism for hierarchical perceptual inference is prediction on the basis of internal, generative models, revision of model parameters, and minimization of prediction error....
in Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility, Volume 2
December 2014; p ublished online March 2015 .
Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy; Metaphysics. 3536 words.
This chapter was originally delivered as the opening address at Responsibility & Relationships, a conference held at the College of William & Mary in September 2012 in honor of the fiftieth...