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COMING SOON: ‘Paraphrase strategies in metaphysics’ by Dr. Tatjana von Solodkoff

New Philosophy Compass article coming soon: ‘Paraphrase strategies in metaphysics’ by Dr. Tatjana von Solodkoff … Provisional Abstract: Philosophers often aim to demonstrate that the things we ordinarily think and say can be reconciled with our considered beliefs about the world. To this end, many philosopher’s try to paraphrase ordinary language claims by finding equivalent … Continue reading

COMING SOON: ‘Pure Quotation’ by Prof. Emar Maier

New Philosophy Compass article coming soon: ‘Pure Quotation’ by Prof. Emar Maier … Provisional Abstract: Pure quotation, as in ‘cat’ has three letters, is a linguistic device designed for referring to linguistic expressions. I present a uniform reconstruction of the four classic philosophical accounts of the phenomenon: the proper name theory, the description theory, the … Continue reading

Virtual Issue on Meta-Philosophy of Religion – FREE to access

Virtual Issue on Meta-Philosophy of Religion – FREE to access

We are delighted to present this exciting virtual issue of Philosophy Compass articles, dealing with the Meta-Philosophy of Religion. The four articles below have been specially selected by the editor of our Philosophy of Religion section, Yujin Nagasawa, and will be available for free for the next six months, until October 2014. You can read the Editor’s Introduction and article abstracts below. Please … Continue reading

COMING SOON: ‘Descartes on Human Freedom’ by Prof. Marie Jayasekera

New Philosophy Compass article coming soon: ‘Descartes on Human Freedom’ by Prof. Marie Jayasekera … Provisional Abstract: In this paper, I explore René Descartes’ conception of human freedom. I begin with the key interpretive challenges of Descartes’ remarks and then turn to two foundational issues in the secondary literature: the philosophical backdrop of Descartes’ remarks … Continue reading

COMING SOON: ‘Philosophical Issues in Recent Paleontology’ by Prof. Derek Turner

New Philosophy Compass article coming soon: ‘Philosophical Issues in Recent Paleontology’ by Prof. Derek Turner … Provisional Abstract: The distinction between idiographic science, which aims to reconstruct sequences of particular events, and nomothetic science, which aims to discover laws and regularities, is crucial for understanding the paleobiological revolution of the 1970s and 1980s. Stephen Jay … Continue reading

COMING SOON: ‘The Meanings of “Imagine” Part II: Attitude and Action’ by Prof. Neil Van Leeuwen

New Philosophy Compass article coming soon: ‘The Meanings of “Imagine” Part II: Attitude and Action’ by Prof. Neil Van Leeuwen … Provisional Abstract: In this Part II, I investigate different approaches to the question of what makes imagining different from belief. I find that the sentiment-based approach of David Hume falls short, as does the … Continue reading

COMING SOON: ‘Iris Marion Young’s Legacy for Feminist Theory: From Phenomenology to Politics’ by Prof. Marguerite La Caze

New Philosophy Compass article coming soon: ‘Iris Marion Young’s Legacy for Feminist Theory: From Phenomenology to Politics’ by Prof. Marguerite La Caze … Provisional Abstract: The work of Iris Marion Young (1949-2006) comprises major contributions in the areas of feminist phenomenology, international justice, political theory, and ethical responses to differences. Many of Young’s articles, such … Continue reading