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The Tarskian TurnDeflationism and Axiomatic Truth

The Tarskian Turn: Deflationism and Axiomatic Truth

Leon Horsten

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015868
eISBN:
9780262298643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015868.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book investigates the relationship between formal theories of truth and contemporary philosophical approaches to truth. The work of mathematician and logician Alfred Tarski (1901–1983) marks the ... More

Thinking about OneselfFrom Nonconceptual Content to the Concept of a Self

Thinking about Oneself: From Nonconceptual Content to the Concept of a Self

Kristina Musholt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029209
eISBN:
9780262329767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029209.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book offers a novel theory of self-consciousness, understood as the ability to think about oneself. The book’s aim is to explain this ability and its development. It argues for a ... More

Time and Identity

Time and Identity

Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O'Rourke, and Harry S. Silverstein (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014090
eISBN:
9780262265799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014090.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The concepts of time and identity seem at once unproblematic and frustratingly difficult. Time is an intricate part of our experience — it would seem that the passage of time is a prerequisite for ... More

The Time of Our LivesA Critical History of Temporality

The Time of Our Lives: A Critical History of Temporality

David Couzens Hoy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013048
eISBN:
9780262255226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013048.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The project of all philosophy may be to gain reconciliation with time, even if not every philosopher has dealt with time expressly. A confrontation with the passing of time and with human finitude ... More

The Trouble with PleasureDeleuze and Psychoanalysis

The Trouble with Pleasure: Deleuze and Psychoanalysis

Aaron Schuster

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262528597
eISBN:
9780262334150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262528597.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Is pleasure a rotten idea, mired in negativity and lack, which should be abandoned in favor of a new concept of desire? Or is desire itself fundamentally a matter of lack, absence, and loss? This is ... More

Types and TokensOn Abstract Objects

Types and Tokens: On Abstract Objects

Linda Wetzel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013017
eISBN:
9780262259279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013017.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

There is a widely recognized but infrequently discussed distinction between the spatiotemporal furniture of the world (tokens) and the types of which they are instances. Words come in both types and ... More

Visual Phenomenology

Visual Phenomenology

Michael Madary

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035453
eISBN:
9780262341783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035453.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The main argument of the book is as follows: (1) The descriptive premise: The phenomenology of vision is best described as an ongoing process of anticipation and fulfillment. (2) The empirical ... More

Wittgenstein in Exile

Wittgenstein in Exile

James C. Klagge

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015349
eISBN:
9780262300117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015349.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1922) and Philosophical Investigations (1953) are among the most influential philosophical books of the twentieth century, and also among the ... More

The Wonder of ConsciousnessUnderstanding the Mind through Philosophical Reflection

The Wonder of Consciousness: Understanding the Mind through Philosophical Reflection

Harold Langsam

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015851
eISBN:
9780262298438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015851.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Consciousness is a wonderful thing, but if we are to fully appreciate its wonder, we need to articulate what it is about consciousness that makes it such an interesting and important phenomenon to ... More

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