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As Wide as the World Is WiseReinventing Philosophical Anthropology$
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Michael Jackson

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231178280

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231178280.001.0001

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Being and Thought

Being and Thought

Chapter:
(p.153) 8. Being and Thought
Source:
As Wide as the World Is Wise
Author(s):

Michael Jackson

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231178280.003.0009

Chapter eight explores the theme of fatality and freedom not as a philosophical problem but as a fact of experience – as something to be lived through rather than simply thought through. My existential bias implies that the compatibilist resolution of the so-called free-will problem in philosophy perpetuates the view that this problem is a logical one that can be resolved by some kind of intellectual legerdemain, when in fact it must be treated as a recurring and often unresolveable existential issue.

Keywords:   Philosophy, Anthropology, Philosophical anthropology, subjectivity

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