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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

(p.153) 8. Being and Thought
As Wide as the World Is Wise

Michael Jackson

Columbia University Press

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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