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The Death of PhilosophyReference and Self-reference in Contemporary Thought

The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-reference in Contemporary Thought

Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147781
eISBN:
9780231519632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147781.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Philosophers debate the death of philosophy as much as they debate the death of God. Immanuel Kant claimed responsibility for both philosophy’s beginning and end, while Martin Heidegger argued it ... More

Freedom and the SelfEssays on the Philosophy of David Foster Wallace

Freedom and the Self: Essays on the Philosophy of David Foster Wallace

Steven Cahn and Maureen Eckert (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161534
eISBN:
9780231539166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161534.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The book Fate, Time, and Language: An Essay on Free Will, published in 2010, presented David Foster Wallace's challenge to Richard Taylor's argument for fatalism. In this anthology, notable ... More

Hospitality of the MatrixPhilosophy, Biomedicine, and Culture

Hospitality of the Matrix: Philosophy, Biomedicine, and Culture

Irina Aristarkhova

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159296
eISBN:
9780231504089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159296.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The question “Where do we come from?” has fascinated philosophers, scientists, and artists for generations. This book reorients the question of the matrix as a place where everything comes from ... More

Media of ReasonA Theory of Rationality

Media of Reason: A Theory of Rationality

Matthias Vogel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150583
eISBN:
9780231527750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150583.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book challenges the belief, dominant in contemporary philosophy, that reason is determined solely by our discursive, linguistic abilities as communicative beings. In this view, the medium of ... More

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