“Asking Why in the Study of Human Affairs” Abstract: For the study of human affairs, there is a strategic question that directs inquiry: why? …
“Aristotle and Epigenesis” Abstract: In a recent paper Aryeh Kosman (2010) makes a “plea for the recognition that Aristotle’s theory [of animal development] …..
“Mind and Mechanism in Cudworth and Leibniz” Abstract: When we think of arguments against materialism in the early modern period, we tend to think of Descartes’s well-known argument for dualism.
“Promising Schmomising” Abstract: Takes a skeptical view of the notion that promises, qua promises, impose obligations on promisors.
“Roberto Esposito on Immunity and Community: Or, How to Live With Risk” Abstract: Roberto Esposito argues that our current understanding of community is shaped by an “immunitary paradigm,” evidenced by our obsession…
“Having Reasons for False Beliefs” Abstract: … the possibility of justified false beliefs …
“What is an Argument?”
Abstract: Some years ago, I proposed a recursive* definition of argument. Not long afterwards, G. C. Goddu….
Congratulations to our PhD graduates, Jolen Galaugher and Gulberk Koc, who have recently published their doctoral theses on Russell as books, and each also won the Bertrand Russell Society’s Book of the Year Award, against very stiff competition.
“A Model of Rights”
Abstract: Rights theory has become an increasingly fragmented affair. Legal rights, moral rights, human rights, constitutional rights, and private law rights have been
“Open Future, Regaining Possibility”
Abstract: I consider the distinctions among personal time, impersonal or natural time, …