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Philosophical Provocations55 Short Essays

Philosophical Provocations: 55 Short Essays

Colin McGinn

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036191
eISBN:
9780262340090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036191.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book offers a series of short, sharp chapters that take on philosophical problems ranging from the concept of mind to paradox, altruism, and the relation between God and the Devil. Avoiding the ... More

Real HallucinationsPsychiatric Illness, Intentionality, and the Interpersonal World

Real Hallucinations: Psychiatric Illness, Intentionality, and the Interpersonal World

Matthew Ratcliffe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036719
eISBN:
9780262342155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036719.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Real Hallucinations is a philosophical study of the structure of human experience, its vulnerability to disruption, and how its integrity depends on interpersonal relations. It focuses on the ... More

Robot SexSocial and Ethical Implications

Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications

John Danaher and Neil McArthur (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036689
eISBN:
9780262341981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036689.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Sexbots are coming. Given the pace of technological advances, it is inevitable that realistic robots specifically designed for people’s sexual gratification will be developed in the not-too-distant ... More

True Enough

True Enough

Catherine Z. Elgin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036535
eISBN:
9780262341370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036535.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Epistemology standardly holds that there can be no epistemically good reason to accept a known falsehood or to accept a mode of justification that is not truth-conducive. Such a stance cannot ... More

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