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8. Heidegger

8. Heidegger  

Andrew Bowie

in German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777561
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10.1093/actrade/9780199569250.003.0008
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‘Heidegger’ examines why Heidegger's philosophy remains so important, despite the blatant moral and political failings of its author. For Heidegger, the aim of metaphysics is to explain ... More
10. What is metaphysics?

10. What is metaphysics?  

Stephen Mumford

in Metaphysics: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778308
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10.1093/actrade/9780199657124.003.0011
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‘What is metaphysics?’ attempts to explain the discipline as trying to understand the fundamental nature of reality. Metaphysics seeks to organize and systematize all these specific truths ... More
1. The problem: what's the matter with causation?

1. The problem: what's the matter with causation?  

Stephen Mumford and Rani Lill Anjum

in Causation: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
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9780191779909
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10.1093/actrade/9780199684434.003.0002
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‘The problem: what's the matter with causation?’ asks a philosophical question: what is causation? We have to know what causation is (or at least have some idea of it) before we can start ... More
10. The Need for Metaphysics

10. The Need for Metaphysics  

Tom Sorell

in Descartes: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776632
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854094.003.0010
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In Part Four of the Discourse, Descartes emphasized that certainty about God's existence exceeded that about material things and was necessary for knowledge of them. ‘The Need for ... More
17. The Physics made Public

17. The Physics made Public  

Tom Sorell

in Descartes: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776632
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854094.003.0017
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The Principles of Philosophy summarized Descartes' metaphysics before turning to physics. The rules of impact were introduced and motion defined in a way that distanced Descartes from the ... More
20. Descartes’s Ghost

20. Descartes’s Ghost  

Tom Sorell

in Descartes: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776632
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854094.003.0020
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‘Descartes's Ghost’ considers his influence. His writings were placed on the Index by the Roman Catholic Church in 1663. Some decades later, Newton's physics superseded Descartes', and ... More
5. Logic and reality

5. Logic and reality  

Julia Annas

in Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776359
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853578.003.0005
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Why is logic needed as part of philosophy? This topic has always been controversial. We need logic to make sure that our arguments are sound. In ancient philosophy, logic has the function ... More
7. Logic

7. Logic  

Jonathan Barnes

in Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Nov 2015
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9780191822322
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854087.003.0007
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‘Logic’ explores Aristotle’s syllogistic. In the Prior Analytics Aristotle uses ‘proposition’ for simple sentences and ‘term’ for their salient parts. Thus a proposition affirms or denies ... More
4. The logic of illusion

4. The logic of illusion  

Roger Scruton

in Kant: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775482
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801999.003.0004
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9780192801999
Understanding can yield objective knowledge, but it also contains a temptation to illusion. Kant tries to diagnose and criticize this temptation in his examination of ‘pure reason’. ‘The ... More
Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction

Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction  

Brad Inwood

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191828973
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10.1093/actrade/9780198786665.001.0001
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Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction introduces Stoic philosophy, and explains how ancient Stoicism survived and evolved into the movement we see today. Exploring the roots of ... More
3. The origins of the schoolStoicism and Plato

3. The origins of the school: Stoicism and Plato  

Brad Inwood

in Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191828973
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10.1093/actrade/9780198786665.003.0003
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The earliest Stoics shared a great deal with Plato and his followers, so why didn’t the early Stoics just join Plato’s Academy? The problem was metaphysics. Plato’s most distinctive ... More
4. Reality and appearance: more adventures in metaphysics

4. Reality and appearance: more adventures in metaphysics  

Catherine Osborne

in Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191776267
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840943.003.0005
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‘Reality and appearance: more adventures in metaphysics’ explores the Presocratic philosophers who, like Zeno, suggested that reality and appearance can be prised apart and that the nature ... More
1. Matter and Metaphysics

1. Matter and Metaphysics  

Tom Sorell

in Descartes: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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9780191776632
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854094.003.0001
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‘Matter and Metaphysics’ explores Descartes' theory that only geometrical properties — length, depth, and breadth — were essential to matter, and that only these properties and motion were ... More
9. A New ‘Logic’

9. A New ‘Logic’  

Tom Sorell

in Descartes: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776632
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‘A New Logic’ points out that the Dioptrics, Meteors, and Geometry were not free-standing treatises but advertisements for a novel method of reasoning in the sciences. The Discourse on ... More
5. What is to be Done? How to respond to nihilism

5. What is to be Done? How to respond to nihilism  

Simon Critchley

in Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776373
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853592.003.0005
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‘What is to be Done? How to respond to nihilism’ asks: how is freedom to take effect in the world of nature, if the latter is governed by causality and mechanistically determined by the ... More
2. Who were the first agnostics?

2. Who were the first agnostics?  

Robin Le Poidevin

in Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777684
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575268.003.0003
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‘Who were the first agnostics?’ asks: who originated the idea of agnosticism, and who were the first to call themselves ‘agnostics’? The Metaphysical Society was founded in 1868 by James ... More
4. Physics

4. Physics  

Brad Inwood

in Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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One of the main dividing lines in Greek physical theory was the question of the nature of matter. ‘Physics’ explains that the Stoics fit squarely into the non-atomistic tradition, being ... More
1. Ancient Stoicism and modern life

1. Ancient Stoicism and modern life  

Brad Inwood

in Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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9780191828973
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In the ancient world of the Greeks and Romans, the idea of philosophy as a way of life had its fullest and clearest development in Stoicism. ‘Ancient Stoicism and modern life’ provides an ... More
4. Can Philosophy Change the World? Critique, praxis, emancipation

4. Can Philosophy Change the World? Critique, praxis, emancipation  

Simon Critchley

in Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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9780191776373
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‘Can Philosophy Change the World? Critique, praxis, emancipation’ argues that much philosophy in the Continental tradition is concerned with giving a philosophical critique of the social ... More
6. Restless timesstructuralism and post-structuralism

6. Restless times: structuralism and post-structuralism  

Stephen Gaukroger and Knox Peden

in French Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2020
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Jul 2020
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9780191867613
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10.1093/actrade/9780198829171.003.0006
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9780198829171
While it captured the French public imagination, structuralism is now more celebrated as a precursor to post-structuralism and deconstruction. ‘Restless times: structuralism and ... More

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