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Are Nonhuman Animals Persons?

Michael Tooley

Print publication date:
Oct 2011
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May 2012
This article considers the concept of persons as the central issue in moral status debates. It finds questions about whether members of one or more nonhuman species of animals are persons ... More

The Evolutionary Turn in Positivism: G. H. Lewes and Leslie Stephen

Mark Francis

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Feb 2014
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Apr 2014
Comte’s ideas were spread in Britain through the medium of J S Mill’s System of Logic. Positivism in this version was much like the original in France: it was an historical theory about ... More

Global Feminism

Christine M. Koggel

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May 2011
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Sep 2011
The concept “global feminism” is less about describing a common set of commitments or beliefs shared by “global” feminists than it is about providing a critical perspective on Western ... More

Nonhuman Animal Senses

Brian L. Keeley

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Jun 2014
How ought we to determine the senses of nonhuman animals? To answer that question, we first need to determine the relationship between our understanding of nonhuman animal senses and those ... More

Poetry and the Philosophical Imagination

Leslie Armour

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Feb 2014
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Apr 2014
Intellectually, the Nineteenth Century was marked by a struggle for a world vision — a struggle which shows itself in the minds and works of the British poets who often sought to reconcile ... More

Scottish Religious Philosophy, 1850–1900

Alan P. F. Sell

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Feb 2014
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Apr 2014
In this chapter the intellectual-ecclesiastical context of religious philosophizing in Scotland in the second half of the nineteenth century is briefly sketched, and a selection of ... More

Skepticism and Perception

Baron Reed

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Jun 2014
A variety of arguments for and against skepticism with respect to perception are presented and evaluated. The skeptical arguments are drawn from the Academics, the Pyrrhonists, and ... More

Why Be Emotional?

Sabine A. Döring

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Dec 2009
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Jan 2010
What would it mean for agency if we could fully control our emotions, or even had no emotions at all? This article defends the thesis that this would not be a gain but a loss. As is shown ... More

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