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Aboutness

Aboutness

Stephen Yablo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144955
eISBN:
9781400845989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144955.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Aboutness has been studied from any number of angles. Brentano made it the defining feature of the mental. Phenomenologists try to pin down the aboutness features of particular mental states. ... More

After HegelGerman Philosophy, 1840-1900

After Hegel: German Philosophy, 1840-1900

Frederick C. Beiser

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163093
eISBN:
9781400852536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163093.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Histories of German philosophy in the nineteenth century typically focus on its first half—when Hegel, idealism, and Romanticism dominated. By contrast, the remainder of the century, after Hegel's ... More

Analytic Philosophy in AmericaAnd Other Historical and Contemporary Essays

Analytic Philosophy in America: And Other Historical and Contemporary Essays

Scott Soames

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160726
eISBN:
9781400850464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160726.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This collection of recent and unpublished essays traces milestones in the field of analytic philosophy from its beginnings in Britain and Germany in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, ... More

Aristotle's EthicsWritings from the Complete Works

Aristotle's Ethics: Writings from the Complete Works

Aristotle

Jonathan Barnes and Anthony Kenny (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158464
eISBN:
9781400852369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158464.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Aristotle's moral philosophy is a pillar of Western ethical thought. It bequeathed to the world an emphasis on virtues and vices, happiness as well-being or a life well lived, and rationally ... More

The Birth of HedonismThe Cyrenaic Philosophers and Pleasure as a Way of Life

The Birth of Hedonism: The Cyrenaic Philosophers and Pleasure as a Way of Life

Kurt Lampe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161136
eISBN:
9781400852499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161136.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

According to Xenophon, Socrates tried to persuade his associate Aristippus to moderate his excessive indulgence in wine, women, and food, arguing that only hard work can bring happiness. Aristippus ... More

Classical Confucian Political ThoughtA New Interpretation

Classical Confucian Political Thought: A New Interpretation

Loubna El Amine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163048
eISBN:
9781400873944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163048.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The intellectual legacy of Confucianism has loomed large in efforts to understand China's past, present, and future. While Confucian ethics has been thoroughly explored, the question remains: what ... More

Divine MachinesLeibniz and the Sciences of Life

Divine Machines: Leibniz and the Sciences of Life

Justin E. H. Smith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141787
eISBN:
9781400838721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141787.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Though it did not yet exist as a discrete field of scientific inquiry, biology was at the heart of many of the most important debates in seventeenth-century philosophy. Nowhere is this more apparent ... More

The Enneads of PlotinusA Commentary

The Enneads of Plotinus: A Commentary

Paul Kalligas

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154213
eISBN:
9781400852512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154213.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This is the first volume of a groundbreaking commentary on one of the most important works of ancient philosophy, the Enneads of Plotinus—a text that formed the basis of Neoplatonism and had a deep ... More

Epistemic AngstRadical Skepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing

Epistemic Angst: Radical Skepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing

Duncan Pritchard

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167237
eISBN:
9781400873913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167237.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book offers a completely new solution to the ancient philosophical problem of radical skepticism—the challenge of explaining how it is possible to have knowledge of a world external to us. The ... More

Family ValuesThe Ethics of Parent-Child Relationships

Family Values: The Ethics of Parent-Child Relationships

Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691126913
eISBN:
9781400852543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691126913.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The family is hotly contested ideological terrain. Some defend the traditional two-parent heterosexual family while others welcome its demise. Opinions vary about how much control parents should have ... More

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