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Why Rorty's Conception of Epistemology is Wrong
With the very first paragraph of Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature (1979), Rorty's conception of epistemology starts to lead us astray, as he begins his criticism of traditional
epistemology by saying that such philosophers as Descartes, Locke, Kant, Russ...

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The Obligatoriness of Washing Our Hands, and the Permissibility of Letting Them Get Dirty
Consider all the possible statements we could make about whether we should wash our hands, and what they reveal about the kinds of (personal, moral, and social) decisions we could make. Some examples are: We should (must, or have to) wash our hands now. We ...

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Creel Froman's <i>Language and Power</i>
Lewis Acrelius (Creel) Froman (1935-2014) was a professor of
political science in the School of Social Sciences at the University of
California, Irvine (UCI). He earned a B.A. in political science from Yale University
in 1957, and a Ph.D. in political scien...

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Moral Imagination
What is moral imagination, and what role does (or should) it
play in moral reasoning? What is its importance in moral decision-making?       Moral imagination may be described
as an ability to devise new or alternative approaches to moral problem-solving,
a...

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Health Care as a Basic Human Right
If every person has, or should have, the right to health
care, what are the limits of that right? To what kind of health care is every
person entitled, if health care is a basic human right?       I believe the right to
health care is indeed a basic human r...

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Kenneth Mills, Philosopher of the Struggle for Liberation
Kenneth Ian Leighton Mills (b. June 14, 1931; d. January 31, 1983) was a Trinidadian American philosopher who was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad. His parents were Horace Eugene Leighton Mills and Muriel Mills (n é e Hinkson). He left Trinidad in 1956 to st...

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Kenneth Mills, Philosopher of the Struggle for Liberation
Kenneth Ian Leighton Mills (June 14, 1931 - January 31,
1983) was a Trinidadian American philosopher who was born in Port of Spain,
Trinidad. His parents were Horace Eugene Leighton Mills and Muriel Mills (n é e
Hinkson). He left Trinidad in 1956 to study a...

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Seeing Others as Ourselves, and Ourselves as Others
What does it mean to “love your neighbor as yourself”? Does
it mean to love your neighbor as you yourself would want to be loved? Does it
mean to care for your neighbor’s well-being as much as you care for your own
well-being? Does it mean to love your neig...

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Johann Gottlieb Fichte's <i>Attempt at a Critique of All Revelation</i>
Johann Gottlieb Fichte’s Attempt
at a Critique of All Revelation ( Versuch
einer Kritik aller Offenbarung , 1792), despite its title, is a defense,
rather than a critique, of the meaningfulness and validity of the concept of revelation,
and it is an investi...

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The Letter and Spirit of the Law
With regard to the letter and spirit of the law, there may
be four kinds of actions: those that obey both the letter and spirit of the
law, those that obey the letter but not the spirit of the law, those that obey
the spirit but not the letter of the law, a...
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