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Knowledge and Skepticism

Knowledge and Skepticism

Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O'Rourke, and Harry S. Silverstein (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014083
eISBN:
9780262265782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014083.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

There are two main questions in epistemology: What is knowledge? And: Do we have any of it? The first question asks after the nature of a concept; the second involves grappling with the skeptic, who ... More

The Language of ThoughtA New Philosophical Direction

The Language of Thought: A New Philosophical Direction

Susan Schneider

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015578
eISBN:
9780262295833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015578.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The language of thought (LOT) approach to the nature of mind has been highly influential in cognitive science and the philosophy of mind; and yet, as this book argues, its philosophical foundations ... More

Laws, Mind, and Free Will

Laws, Mind, and Free Will

Steven Horst

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015257
eISBN:
9780262295741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015257.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book addresses the apparent dissonance between the picture of the natural world that arises from the sciences and our understanding of ourselves as agents who think and act. If the mind and the ... More

The Life of Reason or The Phases of Human ProgressReason in Religion, Volume VII, Book Three

The Life of Reason or The Phases of Human Progress: Reason in Religion, Volume VII, Book Three

George Santayana

Marianne S. Wokeck and Martin A. Coleman (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028325
eISBN:
9780262321884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028325.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This text, originally published in five books from 1905 to 1906, ranks as one of the greatest works in modern philosophical naturalism. Acknowledging the natural material bases of human life, the ... More

Like-MindedExternalism and Moral Psychology

Like-Minded: Externalism and Moral Psychology

Andrew Sneddon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016117
eISBN:
9780262298926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016117.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

What are the psychological foundations of morality? Historically, the issue has been framed as one of emotion versus reason. David Hume argued that reason is the slave of the passions and so morality ... More

Living Zen RemindfullyRetraining Subconscious Awareness

Living Zen Remindfully: Retraining Subconscious Awareness

James H. Austin, M.D.

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035088
eISBN:
9780262336475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035088.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book continues James Austin’s quest to clarify how meditative practices transform our states of consciousness. The book is in five parts. Part I considers how meditation can enhance creativity ... More

Meaning in LifeThe Creation of Value

Meaning in Life: The Creation of Value

Irving Singer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262513562
eISBN:
9780262259187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262513562.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

What is meaning in life? Does anything really matter? How can a life achieve lasting significance? How can we explain the human propensity to struggle for ideals? How is meaning related to ... More

Meaning in LifeThe Harmony of Nature and Spirit

Meaning in Life: The Harmony of Nature and Spirit

Irving Singer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262513586
eISBN:
9780262259200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262513586.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This final book in the Meaning in Life trilogy studies the interaction between nature and the values that define human spirituality. It examines the ways in which we overcome suffering in life by ... More

Meaning in LifeThe Pursuit of Love

Meaning in Life: The Pursuit of Love

Irving Singer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262513579
eISBN:
9780262259194
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262513579.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The trilogy The Nature of Love traced the development of the concept of love in history and literature from the Greeks to the twentieth century. This second volume returns to the subject of earlier ... More

The Measure of MadnessPhilosophy of Mind, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Delusional Thought

The Measure of Madness: Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Delusional Thought

Philip Gerrans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027557
eISBN:
9780262320979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027557.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book offers a novel explanation of delusion. Over the last two decades, philosophers and cognitive scientists have investigated explanations of delusion that interweave philosophical questions ... More

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