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6. Thought gone wrong

6. Thought gone wrong  

Tim Bayne

in Thought: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778148
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601721.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199601721
The organs of thought sometimes go wrong. What is a delusion? What kinds of thoughts are delusions? How can they be explained? ‘Thought gone wrong’ acknowledges that there are no solid ... More
9. Death and the good life

9. Death and the good life  

William M. Hamlin

in Montaigne: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2020
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Nov 2020
eISBN: 
9780190848804
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190848774.003.0009
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chapter
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9780190848774
For Montaigne death forms part of any life that is worth living. “Death and the good life” considers Montaigne’s writing and thought on the end of life and on living life. Montaigne is ... More
4. Authenticity

4. Authenticity  

Thomas Flynn

in Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775932
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804280.003.0004
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chapter
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9780192804280
‘Authenticity’ considers how to live a ‘free’ life. Authenticity comes from owning up to our self-defining choices and transcending one's situation to make something of oneself. To deny ... More
7. The ethics of thought

7. The ethics of thought  

Tim Bayne

in Thought: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778148
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601721.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199601721
Under what circumstances are we responsible for our thoughts? How can that responsibility be exercised? ‘The ethics of thought’ examines what lies at the heart of the nature of thought and ... More
7. Checking

7. Checking  

Richard Passingham

in Cognitive Neuroscience: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2016
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Sep 2016
eISBN: 
9780191828607
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198786221.003.0007
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chapter
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9780198786221
Having made a decision, we need to check that we carry it out as intended. In other words we need to monitor our own behaviour. ‘Checking’ considers the following questions: How does being ... More
Thought: A Very Short Introduction

Thought: A Very Short Introduction  

Tim Bayne

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778148
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601721.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199601721
Thought: A Very Short Introduction looks at the nature of thought. Beginning with questions about what thought is and what distinguishes it from other kinds of mental states, ... More
1. Puzzles

1. Puzzles  

Ronald de Sousa

in Love: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
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Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780191781353
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199663842.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199663842
What is love? There are numerous synonyms each with their own nuance—philia, storge, agape, eros—but no single approach will suffice to make sense of it. We need to look at love from many ... More

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