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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

The Adventure

The Adventure

Giorgio Agamben

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037594
eISBN:
9780262345231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037594.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book charts a journey that ranges from poems of chivalry to philosophy, from Yvain to Hegel, from Beatrice to Heidegger. An ancient legend identifies Demon, Chance, Love, and Necessity as the ... More

Aesthetic AnimismDigital Poetry's Ontological Implications

Aesthetic Animism: Digital Poetry's Ontological Implications

David Jhave Johnston

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034517
eISBN:
9780262334396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034517.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book offers a decoder for some of the new forms of poetry enabled by digital technology. Examining many of the strange technological vectors converging on language, it proposes a poetics ... More

AfflictedHow Vulnerability Can Heal Medical Education and Practice

Afflicted: How Vulnerability Can Heal Medical Education and Practice

Nicole M. Piemonte

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037396
eISBN:
9780262344968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037396.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

While many commentators have pointed to the lack of compassion and empathy in medicine, their critiques, for the most part, have not considered seriously the deeper philosophical, psychological, and ... More

Against Facts

Against Facts

Arianna Betti

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029216
eISBN:
9780262329644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029216.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Against facts argues that we have no good reason to accept facts in our catalog of the world, at least as they are described by the two major metaphysical theories of facts. Neither of these theories ... More

Against Moral Responsibility

Against Moral Responsibility

Bruce N. Waller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016599
eISBN:
9780262298940
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016599.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book launches a spirited attack on a system that is profoundly entrenched in our society and its institutions, deeply rooted in our emotions, and vigorously defended by philosophers from ancient ... More

The Architecture of CognitionRethinking Fodor and Pylyshyn's Systematicity Challenge

The Architecture of Cognition: Rethinking Fodor and Pylyshyn's Systematicity Challenge

Paco Calvo and John Symons (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027236
eISBN:
9780262322461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027236.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In 1988, Jerry Fodor and Zenon Pylyshyn challenged connectionist theorists to explain the systematicity of cognition. In a highly influential critical analysis of connectionism, they argued that ... 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

Being AmoralPsychopathy and Moral Incapacity

Being Amoral: Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity

Thomas Schramme (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027915
eISBN:
9780262320382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027915.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Psychopathy has been the subject of investigations in both philosophy and psychiatry and yet the conceptual issues remain largely unresolved. This volume approaches psychopathy by considering the ... More

The Bodily SelfSelected Essays

The Bodily Self: Selected Essays

José Luis Bermúdez

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037501
eISBN:
9780262344661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037501.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

How can we be aware of ourselves both as physical objects and as thinking, experiencing subjects? What role does the experience of the body play in generating our sense of self? What is the role of ... 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

Carving Nature at Its JointsNatural Kinds in Metaphysics and Science

Carving Nature at Its Joints: Natural Kinds in Metaphysics and Science

Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O'Rourke, and Matthew H. Slater (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015936
eISBN:
9780262298780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015936.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Contemporary discussions of the success of science often invoke an ancient metaphor from Plato’s Phaedrus: successful theories should “carve nature at its joints,” but is nature really “jointed?” Are ... 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

Color Ontology and Color Science

Color Ontology and Color Science

Jonathan Cohen and Mohan Matthen (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013857
eISBN:
9780262312493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013857.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Philosophers and scientists have long speculated about the nature of color. Atomists such as Democritus thought color to be “conventional,” not real; Galileo and other key figures of the Scientific ... 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

The Consciousness ParadoxConsciousness, Concepts, and Higher-Order Thoughts

The Consciousness Paradox: Consciousness, Concepts, and Higher-Order Thoughts

Rocco J. Gennaro

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016605
eISBN:
9780262298582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016605.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Consciousness is arguably the most important area within contemporary philosophy of mind and perhaps the most puzzling aspect of the world. Despite an explosion of research from philosophers, ... More

Consciousness RevisitedMaterialism without Phenomenal Concepts

Consciousness Revisited: Materialism without Phenomenal Concepts

Michael Tye

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012737
eISBN:
9780262255172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012737.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

We are material beings in a material world, but we are also beings who have experiences and feelings. How can these subjective states be just a matter of matter? To defend materialism, philosophical ... More

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