Gary watson 'free action and free will', mind 96 (1987) (this is a survey article, but it also presents many orignal thoughts, and is not easy going) susan wolf's article 'sanity and the metaphysics of responsibility' is in feinberg and schafer-landau. Metaphysics and philosophy of gaia metaphysical discussion of the gaia hypothesis - to experience the whole planet as a living organism and humans as connected to the one / whole / gaia. First philosophy has a good selection of articles for my purposes, and the accompanying introductory background material is absolutely brilliant jillian scott mcintosh simon fraser university this is an extremely well-done philosophy text.
1 the place of political philosophy within kant's philosophical system kant's political philosophy is a branch of practical philosophy, one-half of one of the broadest divisions in kant's thought between practical and theoretical philosophy. The relevance of philosophical discussion in the article sanity and the metaphysics of responsibility by susan wolf (461 words, 2 pages) susan wolf begins her article sanity and the metaphysics of responsibility by discussing the relevance of philosophical discussion regarding responsibility to real life apparently nonphilosophical applications. Sanity and the metaphysics of responsibility susan wolf - 1987 - in ferdinand david schoeman (ed), responsibility, character, and the emotions: new essays in moral psychology cambridge university press pp 46-62.
In any case, there is no established metaethical theory more directly addressing the issue of (in)sanity and responsibility than her account as developed in sanity and the metaphysics of responsibility (1987) for instance, she writes (1987, p. Ethics, also called moral philosophy, the discipline concerned with what is morally good and bad, right and wrong the term is also applied to any system or theory of moral values or principles. Although there are several branches of philosophy, for our discussion of educational philosophies, we will focus on axiology, epistemology, logic and metaphysics presentation notes.
Thus, in a way, my interest in how metaphysics may helpfully inform discussions about science, philosophy of science, and even kant's philosophy of nature is very much an acquired philosophical taste. He works mainly in epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind and language, and the history of modern philosophy he is the author of hume , the significance of philosophical scepticism , the quest for reality , engagement and metaphysical dissatisfaction , and four volumes of collected essays. Article shared by every philosophical system reflects the contemporary tendencies found in society hence to understand a system of philosophy it is necessary to keep an eye on the contemporary circumstances, thought and their actions, re-actions.
This article does not present a full biography of kant a more general account of his life can be found in the article kant's aesthetics but five matters should be briefly addressed as background for discussing his philosophical theology: (1) his association with pietism (2) his wish to. Carving nature at its joints offers both breadth and thematic unity, providing a sampling of state-of-the-art work in contemporary analytic philosophy that will be of interest to a wide audience of scholars and students concerned with classification. Metaphysics is called the first philosophy by aristotlethe editor of his works, andronicus of rhodes, is thought to have placed the books on first philosophy right after another work, physics, and called them τὰ μετὰ τὰ φυσικὰ βιβλία (ta meta ta physika biblia) or the books that come after the [books on] physics.
Topics in contemporary philosophy a wide-ranging series, based on an annual philosophy conference held in the american northwest these edited volumes provided critical perspectives on such diverse topics as free will, social justice, causality, skepticism, time, action, reference, nature, and the environment. This article is within the scope of wikiproject philosophy, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of content related to philosophy on wikipedia if you would like to support the project, please visit the project page, where you can get more details on how you can help, and where you can join the general discussion about philosophy content on wikipedia. Abraham joseph on 20/07/2017 4:50pm at a more specialised level, philosophy is a technique for examining the results of specific sciences for their conceptual coherence, and for examining the explanatory methods of the different sciences - natural, social and human.
Existentialism is a philosophy that emphasizes individual existence, freedom and choiceit is the view that humans define their own meaning in life, and try to make rational decisions despite existing in an irrational universe. Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy concerned with the nature of existence, being and the worldarguably, metaphysics is the foundation of philosophy: aristotle calls it first philosophy (or sometimes just wisdom), and says it is the subject that deals with first causes and the principles of things.
2 resources that you might consult in order to get a fuller picture - please bring others you know of to the attention of the group philosophical resources on addiction and responsibility. Metaphysics and the good: themes from the philosophy of robert merrihew adams (oxford: oxford university press, 2009) 343-367 moral psychology and the unity of the virtues, ratio xx 2 june 2007, pp 145-167. In ferdinand david schoeman (ed), responsibility, character, and the emotions: new essays in moral psychology cambridge university press pp 46-62 (1987) my strategy is to examine a recent trend in philosophical discussions of responsibility, a trend that tries, but i think ultimately fails, to.