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3. Knowledge and understanding

3. Knowledge and understanding  

Catherine Wilson

in Epicureanism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2015
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Dec 2015
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9780191808951
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688326.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199688326
The Epicureans regarded the alleviation of suffering, and especially the suffering produced by fear and anxiety, as the most important contribution of philosophy to life. If all phenomena, ... More
5. How can we think more clearly?

5. How can we think more clearly?  

Michael Beaney

in Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short introduction

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191823442
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10.1093/actrade/9780198778028.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198778028
Analytic philosophy places great emphasis on clarity. But what does ‘clarity’ mean and how can we think more clearly? How does clarity connect with other virtues of analytic philosophy? ... More
5. The ‘postmodern condition’

5. The ‘postmodern condition’  

Christopher Butler

in Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775550
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802392.003.0005
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9780192802392
‘The postmodern condition’ concludes this study of postmodernism. The ‘postmodern condition’ is one in which the global condition of societies is seen, not as determined by traditional ... More
1. The Enlightenment

1. The Enlightenment  

John Robertson

in The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
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9780191782411
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10.1093/actrade/9780199591787.003.0001
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9780199591787
‘The Enlightenment’ describes the varying definitions of Enlightenment, how it has been reconstructed as a historical phenomenon, and explains why it has been so contested. The ... More
2. Background

2. Background  

Roger Scruton

in Spinoza: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775758
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803160.003.0002
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9780192803160
Spinoza did not think in a historical vacuum or without reference to conceptions whose meaning has clouded with time and whose plausibility is no longer obvious. ‘Background’ looks at what ... More

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