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Ineffability and its Metaphysics: The Unspeakable in Art, Religion, and Philosophy

This is a very ambitious book. Silvia Jonas sets out to articulate ‘a common ground for any account of the metaphysics of ineffability’. She defines the ineffable as a nonlinguistic item which it is in principle impossible to express in … Continue reading

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La religion de l’ère moderne

Une approche marxiste du phénomène religieux implique un bilan critique du sécularisme libéral. Contre les prétentions de ce dernier, il s’agit d’abord d’envisager le moment théocratique de la religion comme une incapacité de la politique à s’autonomiser. Dans ce texte, … Continue reading

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Philosophy Is Not a Science

In sum, philosophy is not science. For it employs the rational tools of logical analysis and conceptual clarification in lieu of empirical measurement. And this approach, when carefully carried out, can yield knowledge at times more reliable and enduring than … Continue reading

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The Value of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Research

Interdisciplinary research has become an increasingly common means to conduct scientific research. Many pressing problems, like climate change, require examination that relies on the methods and insights of a range of academic disciplines. But interdisciplinary research is challenging. Disagreement on … Continue reading

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Philosophy 100 Essential Thinkers

Philosophy in the West has a long and venerable tradition, stretching back to almost six centuries before the birth of Christ. 100 Essential Thinkers introduces one hundred of the world’s greatest philosophers and locates them within the school to which … Continue reading

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Can Philosophy survive in an academy driven by impact and employability?

Those hungry for an understanding of the human world find some tools, in elementary logic and critical thinking, and will practise taking care to say what they mean. Philosophy is useful, yet its chief value for students lies not in … Continue reading

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The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism

Continental philosophy has entered a new period of ferment. The long deconstructionist era was followed with a period dominated by Deleuze, which has in turn evolved into a new situation still difficult to define. However, one common thread running through … Continue reading

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Social Constructivism and the Philosophy of Science

Social constructivists maintain that we invent the properties of the world rather than discover them. Is reality constructed by our own activity? Or, more provocatively, are scientific facts constructed? Is everything constructed? Social Constructivism and the Philosophy of Science is … Continue reading

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What Would Socrates Do?: Self-Examination, Civic Engagement, and the Politics of Philosophy

Socrates continues to be an extremely influential force to this day; his work is featured prominently in the work of contemporary thinkers ranging from Hannah Arendt and Leo Strauss, to Michel Foucault and Jacques Rancière. Intervening in this discussion, What … Continue reading

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Philosophy Talk

Philosophy Talk celebrates the value of the examined life. Each week, our two host philosophers invite you to join them in conversation on a wide variety of issues ranging from popular culture to our most deeply-held beliefs about science, morality, … Continue reading

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