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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

Philosophy, Technology, and the Environment

Philosophy, Technology, and the Environment

David M. Kaplan (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035668
eISBN:
9780262337991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035668.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Environmental philosophy and philosophy of technology have taken divergent paths despite their common interest in examining human modification of the natural world. Yet philosophers from each field ... 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

Pirate PhilosophyFor a Digital Posthumanities

Pirate Philosophy: For a Digital Posthumanities

Gary Hall

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034401
eISBN:
9780262332217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034401.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Much has been written about the “crisis of capitalism” and the associated series of events that began with the Tunisian revolution of 2010: the Arab Spring, Occupy, #GobalRevolution, and student and ... More

The Not-TwoLogic and God in Lacan

The Not-Two: Logic and God in Lacan

Lorenzo Chiesa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262529037
eISBN:
9780262335034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529037.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The Not-Two examines the treatment of logic and God in Lacan’s later work. The book draws from Lacan’s axiom “There is no sexual relationship.” It provides both a close reading of Lacan’s strive to ... More

The Trouble with PleasureDeleuze and Psychoanalysis

The Trouble with Pleasure: Deleuze and Psychoanalysis

Aaron Schuster

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262528597
eISBN:
9780262334150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262528597.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Is pleasure a rotten idea, mired in negativity and lack, which should be abandoned in favor of a new concept of desire? Or is desire itself fundamentally a matter of lack, absence, and loss? This is ... 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 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 Philosophical Challenge from China

The Philosophical Challenge from China

Brian Bruya (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028431
eISBN:
9780262323628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028431.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

For too long, analytic philosophy discounted insights from the Chinese philosophical tradition. In the last decade or so, however, philosophers have begun to bring the insights of Chinese thought to ... More

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