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Action, Ethics, and Responsibility

Action, Ethics, and Responsibility

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014731
eISBN:
9780262289276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014731.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Most philosophical explorations of responsibility discuss the topic solely in terms of metaphysics and the “free will” problem. By contrast, the chapters in this book view responsibility from a ... More

Addiction and Responsibility

Addiction and Responsibility

Jeffrey Poland and George Graham (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015509
eISBN:
9780262295635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015509.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Addictive behavior threatens not just the addict’s happiness and health but also the welfare and well-being of others. It represents a loss of self-control and a variety of other cognitive ... More

Austere RealismContextual Semantics Meets Minimal Ontology

Austere Realism: Contextual Semantics Meets Minimal Ontology

Terence E. Horgan and Matjaž Potrč

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083768
eISBN:
9780262275682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083768.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book describes and defends an ontological-cum-semantic position, asserting that the right ontology is minimal or austere, in that it excludes numerous common-sense posits, and that statements ... More

Becoming Human"The Ontogenesis, Metaphysics, and Expression of Human Emotionality"

Becoming Human: "The Ontogenesis, Metaphysics, and Expression of Human Emotionality"

Jennifer Greenwood

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029780
eISBN:
9780262329828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029780.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Contemporary orthodoxy in philosophy and psychology of emotion construes emotions as falling into two distinct groups, one being largely innate, the Basic Emotions and, the other, being largely ... More

Building Ontologies With Basic Formal Ontology

Building Ontologies With Basic Formal Ontology

Robert Arp, Barry Smith, and Andrew D. Spear

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262527811
eISBN:
9780262329583
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262527811.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The potential of information-driven disciplines such as biology and clinical science can be realized only if those involved in the production and analysis of data can successfully build upon each ... More

The Case for Qualia

The Case for Qualia

Edmond Wright (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232661
eISBN:
9780262286497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232661.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Many philosophers and cognitive scientists dismiss the notion of qualia, sensory experiences that are internal to the brain. Leading opponents of qualia (and of Indirect Realism, the philosophical ... More

Causing Human ActionsNew Perspectives on the Causal Theory of Action

Causing Human Actions: New Perspectives on the Causal Theory of Action

Jesús H. Aguilar and Andrei A. Buckareff (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014564
eISBN:
9780262289139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014564.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The causal theory of action (CTA) is widely recognized in the literature of the philosophy of action as the “standard story” of human action and agency—the nearest approximation in the field to a ... More

Conceptual Analysis and Philosophical Naturalism

Conceptual Analysis and Philosophical Naturalism

David Braddon-Mitchell and Robert Nola (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012560
eISBN:
9780262255202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012560.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Many philosophical naturalists eschew analysis in favor of discovering metaphysical truths from the a posteriori, contending that analysis does not lead to philosophical insight. A countercurrent to ... More

DisjunctivismContemporary Readings

Disjunctivism: Contemporary Readings

Alex Byrne and Heather Logue (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026550
eISBN:
9780262255219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026550.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

A central debate regarding perception in contemporary philosophy concerns the disjunctive theory of perceptual experience. Until the 1960s, philosophers of perception generally assumed that a ... More

The EnvironmentPhilosophy, Science, and Ethics

The Environment: Philosophy, Science, and Ethics

William P. Kabasenche, Michael O'Rourke, and Matthew H. Slater (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017404
eISBN:
9780262301770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017404.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Philosophical reflections on the environment began with early philosophers’ invocation of a cosmology that mixed natural and supernatural phenomena. Today, the central philosophical problem posed by ... More

Groundless GroundsA Study of Wittgenstein and Heidegger

Groundless Grounds: A Study of Wittgenstein and Heidegger

Lee Braver

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016896
eISBN:
9780262301718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016896.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Ludwig Wittgenstein and Martin Heidegger are two of the most important—and two of the most difficult—philosophers of the twentieth century, indelibly influencing the course of continental and ... More

Heidegger and the Thinking of PlaceExplorations in the Topology of Being

Heidegger and the Thinking of Place: Explorations in the Topology of Being

Jeff Malpas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016841
eISBN:
9780262304139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016841.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The idea of place—of topos—runs through Martin Heidegger’s thinking almost from the very start. It can be seen not only in his attachment to the famous hut in Todtnauberg but in his constant ... 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

Minds without MeaningsAn Essay on the Content of Concepts

Minds without Meanings: An Essay on the Content of Concepts

Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027908
eISBN:
9780262320320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027908.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In cognitive science, conceptual content is frequently understood as the “meaning” of a mental representation. This position raises largely empirical questions about what concepts are, what form they ... More

The Myth of the IntuitiveExperimental Philosophy and Philosophical Method

The Myth of the Intuitive: Experimental Philosophy and Philosophical Method

Max Deutsch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028950
eISBN:
9780262327374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028950.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book is a defense of the methods of analytic philosophy against a recent empirical challenge to the soundness of those methods. The challenge is raised by practitioners of “experimental ... More

The Nature of LovePlato to Luther

The Nature of Love: Plato to Luther

Irving Singer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512725
eISBN:
9780262315111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512725.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This first volume of the author’s trilogy The Nature of Love begins by studying love as appraisal and bestowal as well as imagination and idealization, and then examines the contrasting views of ... More

The Nature of LoveCourtly and Romantic

The Nature of Love: Courtly and Romantic

Irving Singer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512732
eISBN:
9780262315128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512732.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This second volume of the author’s trilogy The Nature of Love studies the ideas and ideals of medieval courtly love and nineteenth-century Romantic love, as well as the transition between these two ... More

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