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MORAL CHOICE (UTILITARIANISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, FUTURE GENERATIONS, RIGHTS)
In this dissertation I attempt to devise a satisfactory general principle for moral decision-making. I assume such a principle would give complete and consistent directives; it would give intuitively sound directives; and ...
A philosophical semantic intentionality theory of metaphor
This dissertation investigates some philosophical theories of metaphor, those of Aristotle, Black, Lakoff and Johnson, Kittay, Mac Cormac, Searle, and Davidson, then proposes a theory that incorporates some of their insights ...
L'age d'or de l'alchimie en France. (French text);
Alchemy was probably born in Egypt, sometime during Antiquity. It received the influence of the Greek and hermetic doctrines (Chapter II). The Arab civilisation adopted it and brought it into the Western world. Alchemy ...
DETERMINATION THROUGH PRODUCTION: THE STRUCTURE OF IMAGINATION IN KANT'S THEORY OF JUDGMENT (IMMANUEL KANT)
Kant's theory of imagination is deeply imbedded in his other more celebrated views, particularly those in regard to judgment. This does not mean, however, that imagination is insignificant. On the contrary, its pure form, ...
The input objection: Bane of coherence theory
A pure coherence theory of empirical justification claims that the justification of empirical beliefs is based solely on internal relations. This claim gives rise to the input objection, which states that pure coherentism ...
"Die Willkuer der Ichsucht": Jean Paul's "Clavis Fichtiana" and the critique of German idealism
It was no coincidence that the dawning of the Romantic movement in Germany occurred simultaneously with the emergence of the philosophical idealists. The attempt to expand upon Kant's Critical Philosophy resulted in the ...