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Agrarians

Agrarians  

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Name applied to certain Southern writers, including J. C. Ransom, J. G. Fletcher, R. P., Warren, Allen Tate, and Donald Davidson, who championed an agrarian economy for the South and the more general ...
Alan Harry Donagan

Alan Harry Donagan  

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(1925–91)Alan Donagan was born on 10 February 1925 in Melbourne, Australia. He completed his MA degree at the University of Melbourne in 1951 and his B.Phil. at Exeter College ...
Alvin I. Goldman

Alvin I. Goldman  

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(1938– ).Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona, best known for a thoroughgoing ‘naturalized’ approach to epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophy of mind, an approach that takes ...
animal thought

animal thought  

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In the philosophy of mind as well as ethics the treatment of animals exposes major problems. If other animals differ from human beings, how is the difference to be characterized: do animals think and ...
Annette Claire Baier

Annette Claire Baier  

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(1929–)Born Annette Claire Stoop on 11 October 1929 in Queenstown, New Zealand, Annette Baier received her BA (1951) and MA (1952) degrees in philosophy at the University of Otago ...
anomalous monism

anomalous monism  

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A doctrine in the philosophy of mind associated with Davidson. In his influential paper ‘Mental Events’ (1970), Davidson asked how the following three propositions could be made consistent: (i) ...
Arnold Isenberg

Arnold Isenberg  

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(1911–65)Arnold Isenberg was born on 12 September 1911 in Boston, Massachusetts, and died on 26 February 1965 in East Lansing, Michigan. Isenberg displayed early academic talents cultivated at the ...
compositionality

compositionality  

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A language is compositional if the meaning of complex expression is derivable from the meaning of its parts and the way in which they are combined. A compositional semantics would exhibit a way to ...
conceptual scheme

conceptual scheme  

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The general system of concepts which shape or organize our thoughts and perceptions. The outstanding elements of our everyday conceptual scheme include spatial and temporal relations between events ...
convention T

convention T  

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Convention or principle laid down by Tarski as a ‘material adequacy condition’ governing the enterprise of giving a definition of the truth-predicate for a language. A theory satisfies the ...
Dretske, Fred I

Dretske, Fred I  

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(1932– ).American philosopher, who has made significant contributions to epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophy of mind. In the philosophy of perception he defended the idea that there is a ...
Ernest Sosa

Ernest Sosa  

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(1940– ).Romeo Elton Professor of Natural Theology at Brown University, recognized for contributions in epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophy of mind. Sosa is best known for ‘virtue ...
Gilbert Harman

Gilbert Harman  

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(1938– ).Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University, best known for contributions in the philosophy of mind, epistemology, and ethics. Although it is common to equate ‘being rational’ with ...
Herbert Irving Hochberg

Herbert Irving Hochberg  

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(1929–)Herbert Hochberg was born on 13 July 1929 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of George and Lillian Hochberg. The family moved to New York City, where his father became ...
Jaegwon Kim

Jaegwon Kim  

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(1934– ).Author of numerous well-known papers on metaphysics and epistemology, best known for his pioneering work on events, super-venience concepts, and psychophysical relations. Kim takes events to ...
Jerry Alan Fodor

Jerry Alan Fodor  

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(1935– )American philosopher of mind. Born in New York city and educated at Columbia and Princeton, Fodor teaches at Rutgers and the City University of New York. He is known for a resolute realism ...
justification

justification  

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Law
N.1 The defence to an action for defamation that the defamatory statement made was true. It is for the defendant to prove that the statement was true. Truth is a complete defence to a civil action ...
Madison Jones

Madison Jones  

(1925– ),American novelist, born in Nashville, Tennessee, educated at Vanderbilt University and the University of Florida. Jones was influenced by the ideology of regionalism of the Agrarians, ...
Merrill Bristow Hintikka

Merrill Bristow Hintikka  

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(1939–87)Merrill Hintikka was born Jane Merrill Bristow on 10 March 1939 in Alameda, California. Her parents were John and Margaret Reynolds Bristow. John Bristow was trained in electrical ...
Nicholas Rescher

Nicholas Rescher  

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(1928– ).An amazingly prolific contemporary American philosopher who has written over 100 books in the process of constructing a synoptic system: pragmatic idealism. The system aims at knowledge of ...

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