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    Kripke on Identity Statements.Alex Blum - 2021 - Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences 8 (2):153-153.
    We show that Kripke’s argument for the necessity of identity statements relating objects a and b by their rigid designators demands an additional significant premise.
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    Hegel’s Treatment of the Free Will Problem.Robert Donoghue - 2021 - Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences 8 (2):155-174.
    G.W.F. Hegel offers a thorough, complex, and unique theory of free will in the Philosophy of Right. In what follows, I argue that Hegel’s conceptualization of free will makes the mistake of collapsing the possibility of organic freedom into the potential for moral freedom. This article engages in three distinct tasks in making this argument. First, I provide a critical overview of Hegel’s conception of free will – namely, how he envisages the movement from the abstract, incomplete, and undeveloped will, (...)
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  3. The Early J.S. Mill on Marriage and Divorce.Janelle Pötzsch - 2021 - Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences 8 (2):175-185.
    This paper discusses Mill’s early essay on marriage and divorce and gives two possible sources of influence for it: Plato’s arguments on the appropriate scope of the law in book IV of his Republic and Unitarian ideas on motherhood. It demonstrates that Plato’s Republic and Mill’s essay both emphasize the crucial role of background conditions in achieving desirable social aims. Similar to Plato’s claim that the law should provide only a rough framework and not concern itself with questions of etiquette, (...)
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    The Highest Good and the Relation Between Virtue and Happiness.Daniel Rönnedal - 2021 - Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences 8 (2):187-210.
    The paper develops a Kantian view of the highest good and the relation between virtue and happiness. Several Kantian theses are defended, among them the thesis that the highest good is realized only if every virtuous individual is happy, the view that virtue is neither necessary nor sufficient for happiness, and the proposition that virtue is both necessary and sufficient for the worthiness of being happy. The author argues that the highest good ought to be realized and that it ought (...)
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  5. An Inhuman God for Our Inhuman Times.Rajesh Sampath - 2021 - Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences 8 (2):211-232.
    This paper attempts a careful reading of chapter I of Division Two, particularly section 53, on death in Heidegger’s Being and Time. Our aim is to deconstruct some of Heidegger’s assumptions while imagining the margins of his text that could warrant a comparison and contrast with the biblical theological material of the New Testament. In parallel by reading the Synoptic Gospel of Mark on Jesus’s agony in the garden prior to his arrest, trial, death, and resurrection, we can initiate a (...)
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    The Cogito Paradox.Arnold Cusmariu - 2021 - Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences 8 (1):7-43.
    The Cogito formulation in Discourse on Method attributes properties to one conceptual category that belong to another. Correcting the error ends up defeating Descartes’ response to skepticism. His own creation, the Evil Genius, is to blame.
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    Looking for Black Swans.Michael F. Duggan - 2021 - Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences 8 (1):45-77.
    This article examines the basis for testing historical claims and proffers the observation that the historical method is akin to the scientific method in that it utilizes critical elimination rather than justification. Building on the critical rationalism of Karl Popper – and specifically the deductive component of the scientific method called falsification – I examine his tetradic schema and adapt it for the specific purpose of historical analysis by making explicit a discrete step of critical testing, even though the schema (...)
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    Attention Deficit.Samson Liberman - 2021 - Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences 8 (1):79-88.
    The aim of this paper is a socio-philosophical analysis of attention deficit phenomenon, which is being detected at the intersection of several subject areas. The main methodological instrument of the study is a Marxist principle of alienation. Alienation of attention, which, on the one hand, is being understood as a process of producing attention as a commodity, and on the other one – as the process of producing a person as a user of the platform, provides the methodological basis, necessary (...)
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    The Question as to Why We Have to Live Out the Agony of Our Epoch and its Fundamental Un-Answerability.Rajesh Sampath - 2021 - Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences 8 (1):117-138.
    This paper excavates certain impulses that are buried in Pierre Klossowski’s 1968 edition of his original 1947 work, Sade My Neighbor. We argue that the self-suffocating nature of our historical present reveals the problem of an epochal threshold: in which twenty-first century democracy itself is threatened with death and violence in delusional neofascist attempts at national self-preservation. This speaks to a deeper enigma of time, epochal shifts, and the mystery of historical time; but it does so in a manner that (...)
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