Results for 'Peter K. Walhout'

980 found
Order:
  1. The beautiful and the sublime in natural science.Peter K. Walhout - 2009 - Zygon 44 (4):757-776.
    The various aesthetic phenomena found repeatedly in the scientific enterprise stem from the role of God as artist. If the Creator is an artist, how and why natural scientists study the divine art work can be understood using theological aesthetics and the philosophy of art. The aesthetic phenomena considered here are as follows. First, science reveals beauty and the sublime in natural phenomena. Second, science discovers beauty and the sublime in the theories that are developed to explain natural phenomena. Third, (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  2. Ignorance: A Case for Scepticism.Peter K. Unger - 1975 - Oxford [Eng.]: Oxford University Press.
    In these challenging pages, Unger argues for the extreme skeptical view that, not only can nothing ever be known, but no one can ever have any reason at all for anything. A consequence of this is that we cannot ever have any emotions about anything: no one can ever be happy or sad about anything. Finally, in this reduction to absurdity of virtually all our supposed thought, he argues that no one can ever believe, or even say, that anything is (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   400 citations  
  3. Living high and letting die: our illusion of innocence.Peter K. Unger - 1996 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    By contributing a few hundred dollars to a charity like UNICEF, a prosperous person can ensure that fewer poor children die, and that more will live reasonably long, worthwhile lives. Even when knowing this, however, most people send nothing, and almost all of the rest send little. What is the moral status of this behavior? To such common cases of letting die, our untutored response is that, while it is not very good, neither is the conduct wrong. What is the (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   133 citations  
  4. Identity, Consciousness, and Value.Peter K. Unger - 1990 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    The topic of personal identity has prompted some of the liveliest and most interesting debates in recent philosophy. In a fascinating new contribution to the discussion, Peter Unger presents a psychologically aimed, but physically based, account of our identity over time. While supporting the account, he explains why many influential contemporary philosophers have underrated the importance of physical continuity to our survival, casting a new light on the work of Lewis, Nagel, Nozick, Parfit, Perry, Shoemaker, and others. Deriving from (...)
    Direct download (9 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   91 citations  
  5.  5
    Med blæk eller blod! – Om at læse Nietzsche med Bataille.Peter K. Westergaard - 2023 - Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift 58 (1):31-45.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  6.  27
    Impossibility attempts: A speculative thesis.Peter K. Westen - manuscript
    Courts and commentators have struggled for years to identify rules to explain and justify certain widely-shared intuitions about impossibility attempts, and they have proposed rules variously based upon (1) what mistakes actors make, (2) what intentions actors possess, and (3) what conduct actors perform. None of the proposals fully succeeds, however, and none is able to explain the widely-shared intuition, which underlies Sandy Kadish's inventive hypothetical regarding Mr. Law and Mr. Fact, that some attempts based upon mistakes of law are (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   6 citations  
  7. All the power in the world.Peter K. Unger - 2006 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    This bold and original work of philosophy presents an exciting new picture of concrete reality. Peter Unger provocatively breaks with what he terms the conservatism of present-day philosophy, and returns to central themes from Descartes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume and Russell. Wiping the slate clean, Unger works, from the ground up, to formulate a new metaphysic capable of accommodating our distinctly human perspective. He proposes a world with inherently powerful particulars of two basic sorts: one mental but not physical, the (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   56 citations  
  8. Philosophical relativity.Peter K. Unger - 1984 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    In this short but meaty book, Peter Unger questions the objective answers that have been given to central problems in philosophy. As Unger hypothesizes, many of these problems are unanswerable, including the problems of knowledge and scepticism, the problems of free will, and problems of causation and explanation. In each case, he argues, we arrive at one answer only relative to an assumption about the meaning of key terms, terms like "know" and like "cause," even while we arrive at (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   56 citations  
  9.  8
    Thirteen Loose Sheets of Varying Size: On Part II of Bemerkungen über Frazer’s “The Golden Bough”.Peter K. Westergaard - 2016 - In Aidan Seery, Josef G. F. Rothhaupt & Lars Albinus (eds.), Wittgenstein’s Remarks on Frazer: The Text and the Matter. De Gruyter. pp. 291-310.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  10. I do not exist.Peter K. Unger - 1979 - In Graham F. Macdonald (ed.), Perception and Identity. Cornell University Press.
  11.  96
    Science, Values, and Objectivity.Peter K. Machamer & Gereon Wolters (eds.) - 2004 - University of Pittsburgh Press.
    Few people, if any, still argue that science in all its aspects is a value-free endeavor. At the very least, values affect decisions about the choice of research problems to investigate and the uses to which the results of research are applied. But what about the actual doing of science? -/- As Science, Values, and Objectivity reveals, the connections and interactions between values and science are quite complex. The essays in this volume identify the crucial values that play a role (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   24 citations  
  12.  57
    Empty Ideas: A Critique of Analytic Philosophy.Peter K. Unger - 2014 - New York, NY: Oup Usa.
    During the middle of the twentieth century, philosophers generally agreed that, by contrast with science, philosophy should offer no substantial thoughts about the general nature of concrete reality. Instead, philosophers offered conceptual truths. It is widely assumed that, since 1970, things have changed greatly.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   21 citations  
  13.  53
    The Blackwell guide to the philosophy of science.Peter K. Machamer & Michael Silberstein (eds.) - 2002 - Malden, Mass.: Blackwell.
    This volume presentsa definitive introduction to the core areas of philosophy of science.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   19 citations  
  14.  67
    Scientific controversies: philosophical and historical perspectives.Peter K. Machamer, Marcello Pera & Aristeidēs Baltas (eds.) - 2000 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Traditionally it has been thought that scientific controversies can always be resolved on the basis of empirical data. Recently, however, social constructionists have claimed that the outcome of scientific debates is strongly influenced by non-evidential factors such as the rhetorical prowess and professional clout of the participants. This volume of previously unpublished essays by well-known philosophers of science presents historical studies and philosophical analyses that undermine the plausibility of an extreme social constructionist perspective while also indicating the need for a (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   16 citations  
  15.  28
    “The Suffering of an Ascetic”: On Linguistic and Ascetic Self-misunderstanding in Wittgenstein and Nietzsche.Peter K. Westergaard - 2016 - Nordic Wittgenstein Review 5 (2):183-202.
    This paper outlines an interpretation of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s remark in the _Big Typescript_ in which he compares the philosopher bewitched by the workings of language to “the suffering of an ascetic”. The interpretation takes as its starting point Friedrich Nietzsche’s terse account of the philosopher, the history of philosophy, and his diagnosis of ascetic self-misunderstanding, from the Third Essay, “What do ascetic ideals mean?”, in _On the Genealogy of Morality_. In its assumption of an affinity between Wittgenstein’s remark and Nietzsche’s (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  16.  20
    On the Ketner and Eigsti Edition of Wittgenstein’s Remarks on Frazer’s "The Golden Bough".Peter K. Westergaard - 2015 - Nordic Wittgenstein Review 4 (2):117-142.
    Wittgenstein’s remarks on Frazer’s The Golden Bough were first edited and published in 1967 by Rush Rhees as Wittgenstein’s Bemerkungen über Frazers ‘The Golden Bough’. However, there is another edition, called Ludwig Wittgenstein: Remarks on Frazer’s Anthropology, edited and translated by Kenneth Laine Ketner and James Leroy Eigsti. In this paper I outline at least part of the history of this edition. At the same time, I shall describe some of the characteristic features of the Ketner and Eigsti edition. This (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  17.  46
    Africa, Asia, and the History of Philosophy: Racism in the Formation of the Philosophical Canon, 1780–1830.Peter K. J. Park - 2013 - State University of New York Press.
    A historical investigation of the exclusion of Africa and Asia from modern histories of philosophy.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   8 citations  
  18.  47
    Descartes's Changing Mind.Peter K. Machamer - 2009 - Princeton University Press. Edited by J. E. McGuire.
    This is the first book to focus on Descartes's changing views, and it is welcome."--Roger Ariew, University of South Florida.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   8 citations  
  19.  90
    Feyerabend and Galileo: The interaction of theories, and the reinterpretation of experience.Peter K. Machamer - 1973 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 4 (1):1-46.
  20. Arnold B. Come: Trendelenburg's Influence on Kierkegaard's Modal Categories (anmeldelse).Peter K. Westergaard - 1993 - Kierkegaardiana 16:135-137.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  21. Augustin som proømium-Om Wittgensteins indledende paragraf i" Philosophische Untersuchungen".Peter K. Westergaard - 1994 - Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift 29:103-124.
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  22.  3
    ”Lad os tænke denne tanke” – En indledende bemærkning til Nietzsches Lenzerheide-notat.Peter K. Westergaard - 2021 - Slagmark - Tidsskrift for Idéhistorie 77:177-184.
    Indledning til Den europæiske nihilisme af Friedrich Nietzsche.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  23.  2
    Mennesket er et ceremonielt dyr: Ludwig Wittgensteins Bemærkninger om Frazers "Den gyldne gren".Peter K. Westergaard - 2013 - København: Forlaget Anis. Edited by Ludwig Wittgenstein & James George Frazer.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  24.  44
    Does play matter? Functional and evolutionary aspects of animal and human play.Peter K. Smith - 1982 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 5 (1):139-155.
  25.  56
    Does a Fetus Already have a Future-Like-Ours?Peter K. McInerney - 1990 - Journal of Philosophy 87 (5):264.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   22 citations  
  26.  4
    Motion and Time, Space and Matter.Peter K. Machamer & Robert G. Turnbull (eds.) - 1976 - Ohio State University Press.
  27. Neuroscience, learning and the return to behaviorism.Peter K. Machamer - 2009 - In John Bickle (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Neuroscience. Oxford University Press. pp. 166--178.
  28. Does a fetus already have a future-like-ours?Peter K. McInerney - 1990 - Journal of Philosophy 87 (5):264-268.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   13 citations  
  29.  43
    Living a Fast Life.Peter K. Jonason, Bryan L. Koenig & Jeremy Tost - 2010 - Human Nature 21 (4):428-442.
    The current research applied a mid-level evolutionary theory that has been successfully employed across numerous animal species—life history theory—in an attempt to understand the Dark Triad personality trait cluster (narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism). In Study 1 (N = 246), a measure of life history strategy was correlated with psychopathy, but unexpectedly with neither Machiavellianism nor narcissism. Study 2 (N = 321) replicated this overall pattern of results using longer, traditional measures of the Dark Triad traits and alternative, future-discounting indicators of (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   16 citations  
  30.  26
    Non-kripkean deontic logic.Peter K. Schotch & Raymond E. Jennings - 1981 - In Risto Hilpinen (ed.), New Studies in Deontic Logic. pp. 149--162.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   21 citations  
  31.  25
    An Interpretation of Hsi Kʿang's Eighteen Poems Presented to Hsi Hsi on His Entry into the Army.Peter Rushton, Hsi Kʿang & Hsi Kang - 1979 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 99 (2):175.
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  32.  9
    Civilized Shamans: Buddhism in Tibetan Societies.Peter K. Moran & Geoffrey Samuel - 1995 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 115 (3):506.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   13 citations  
  33. Aristotle on Natural Place and Natural Motion.Peter K. Machamer - 1978 - Isis 69 (3):37-387.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   9 citations  
  34.  75
    On experience and the development of the understanding.Peter K. Unger - 1966 - American Philosophical Quarterly 3 (1):48-56.
  35.  62
    Time and Experience.Peter K. McInerney - 1991 - Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
    Introduction Ordinary experience seems both to take place in time and to concern things that happen in time. This seemingly simple fact is the starting ...
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   7 citations  
  36. The mystery of the physical and the matter of qualities.Peter K. Unger - 1998 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 22 (1):75–99.
    For some fifty years now, nearly all work in mainstream analytic philosophy has made no serious attempt to understand the _nature of_ _physical reality,_ even though most analytic philosophers take this to be all of reality, or nearly all. While we've worried much about the nature of our own experiences and thoughts and languages, we've worried little about the nature of the vast physical world that, as we ourselves believe, has them all as only a small part.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   9 citations  
  37.  18
    Thinking about Causes: From Greek Philosophy to Modern Physics.Peter K. Machamer & Gereon Wolters (eds.) - 2007 - Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Pre.
    Emerging as a hot topic in the mid-twentieth century, causality is one of the most frequently discussed issues in contemporary philosophy. Thinking about Causes brings together top philosophers from the United States and Europe to focus on causality as a major force in philosophical and scientific thought.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  38.  2
    Time and Experience.Peter K. McInerney - 1991 - Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
    This book is the only contemporary, systematic study of the relationship of time and conscious experience. Peter K. Mclnerney examines three tightly interconnected issues: how we are able to be conscious of time and temporal entities, whether time exists independently of conscious experience, and whether the conscious experiencer exists in time in the same way that ordinary natural objects are thought to exist in time. Insight is drawn from the views of major phenomenological and existential thinkers on these issues. (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  39.  20
    Aristotle on Natural Place and Natural Motion.Peter K. Machamer - 1978 - Isis 69 (3):377-387.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   7 citations  
  40.  8
    Violence in Schools: The Response in Europe.Peter K. Smith (ed.) - 2002 - Routledge.
    Violence in schools is a pervasive, highly emotive and, above all, global problem. Bullying and its negative social consequences are of perennial concern, while the media regularly highlights incidences of violent assault - and even murder - occurring within schools. This unique and fascinating text offers a comprehensive overview and analysis of how European nations are tackling this serious issue. _Violence in Schools: The Response in Europe_, brings together contributions from all EU member states and two associated states. Each chapter (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  41.  10
    A recent drawing of the theory/observation distinction.Peter K. Machamer - 1971 - Philosophy of Science 38 (3):413-414.
    James Cornman has recently offered a definition for ‘observation term’ which he takes to meet most, if not all, of the standard objections to such definitions. He also employs this definition against certain materialists, but in what follows I wish only to address myself to the proposed definition. I shall argue that he has failed to show any logical difference between “observation terms,” as he defines them, and terms which are not so classified. I shall show that his definition is (...)
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  42.  34
    Motion and Time, Space and Matter: Interrelations in the History of Philosophy and Science.Peter K. Machamer & Robert G. Turnbull - 1979 - Philosophical Review 88 (1):122-124.
  43. Studies in Perception.Peter K. Machamer & Robert G. Turnbull - 1979 - Philosophy of Science 46 (4):657-659.
  44. Goffman's framing order: Style as structure.Peter K. Manning - 1980 - In Jason Ditton (ed.), The View From Goffman. St. Martin's Press. pp. 252--84.
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  45.  84
    What is still valuable in Husserl's analyses of inner time-consciousness.Peter K. McInerney - 1988 - Journal of Philosophy 85 (11):605-616.
  46. The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages.Peter K. Austin & Julia Sallabank (eds.) - 2011 - Cambridge University Press.
    It is generally agreed that about 7,000 languages are spoken across the world today and at least half may no longer be spoken by the end of this century. This state-of-the-art Handbook examines the reasons behind this dramatic loss of linguistic diversity, why it matters, and what can be done to document and support endangered languages. The volume is relevant not only to researchers in language endangerment, language shift and language death, but to anyone interested in the languages and cultures (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  47.  7
    The Metaphysics of Media: Toward an End of Postmodern Cynicism and the Construction of a Virtuous Reality.Peter K. Fallon - 2009 - University of Scranton Press.
    In _The Metaphysics of Media_, award-winning media critic Peter K. Fallon tackles the complicated question of how a succession of dominant forms of media have supported—and even to some extent created—different conceptions of reality. To do so, he starts with the basics: a critical discussion of the very idea of objective reality and the various postmodern responses that have tended to dominate recent philosophical approaches to the subject. From there, he embarks on a survey of the evolution of communication (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  48. Guide to the Philosophy of Science.Peter K. Machamer & Michael Silberstein (eds.) - 2002 - Blackwell.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  49.  31
    Knowing causes: Descartes on the world of matter.Peter K. Machamer, James E. McGuire & Justin Sytsma - 2005 - Philosophica 76 (2).
    In this essay, we discuss how Descartes arrives at his mature view of material causation. Descartes’ position changes over time in some very radical ways. The last section spells out his final position as to how causation works in the world of material objects. When considering Descartes’ causal theories, it is useful to distinguish between ‘vertical’ and ‘horizontal’ causation. The vertical perspective addresses God’s relation to creation. God is essential being, and every being other than God depends upon God in (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  50.  17
    Observation.Peter K. Machamer - 1970 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1970:187 - 201.
1 — 50 / 980