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Bielefeldt, Heiner. Symbolic Representation in Kant’s Practical Philosophy

Bielefeldt, Heiner. Symbolic Representation in Kant’s Practical Philosophy Lara Ostaric BIELEFELDT, Heiner. Symbolic Representation in Kant’s Practical Philosophy. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xiii + 202 pp. Cloth, $60.00–Heiner Bielefeldt’s aim is to demonstrate that Kant’s practical philosophy can help solve, what Bielefeldt calls, the “paradox of liberalism” (p. 1). On the one hand, […]

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Tonsor, Stephen J. Equality, Decadence and Modernity.(Book Review)

Tonsor, Stephen J. Equality, Decadence and Modernity.(Book Review) Dougherty, Jude P. TONSOR, Stephen J. Equality, Decadence and Modernity. Wilmington, Delaware: ISI Books, 2005. xviii + 357 pp. Cloth, $24.00; paper, $14.40–Those schooled in contemporary Anglo-American philosophy have for the most part abandoned the notion that philosophy is the pursuit of wisdom. Philosophy since Kant has […]

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SELF-LOVE, ANTHROPOLOGY, AND UNIVERSAL BENEVOLENCE IN KANT’S METAPHYSICS OF MORALS.(Critical Essay)

SELF-LOVE, ANTHROPOLOGY, AND UNIVERSAL BENEVOLENCE IN KANT’S METAPHYSICS OF MORALS.(Critical Essay) EDWARDS, JEFFREY IN HIS CRITICAL METAPHYSICS OF MORALS, Kant insists on keeping the purely rational concepts, laws, and principles of moral philosophy strictly separate from the empirical elements of practical anthropology. This is not to say that he treats the a priori part of […]

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The Reasonableness of Christianity. (book reviews)

Hegel on Logic and Religion: The Reasonableness of Christianity. (book reviews) Dahlstrom, Daniel O. Burbidge, John W. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992. x 184 pp. $14.95–This engaging work explores how Hegel’s philosophy both entails and is entailed by a certain conception of Christianity. What distinguishes Burbidge’s exploration is the emphasis that he […]

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Vol. 70, No. 2, March 2006.

Philosophy and Phenomenological Research: Vol. 70, No. 2, March 2006. Perception and Representation, WILLIAM ALSTON Alston opposes the popular view that the phenomenal character of perceptual experience consists in the subject’s representing the (putative) perceived object as being so-and-so. The account of perceptual experience he favors instead is a version of the “Theory of Appearing” […]

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Hadot, Pierre. What is Ancient Philosophy?(Book Review)

Hadot, Pierre. What is Ancient Philosophy?(Book Review) Scott, Gary Alan HADOT, Pierre. What is Ancient Philosophy? Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2002. xiv + 362 pp. Cloth, $29.95–This is an important and interesting study that elaborates (and reorganizes) the work Hadot began in Exercices spirituals et philosophie antique (Paris: Etudes Augustiniennes, 1987), which appeared in English […]

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the Self, the Will, Religion. (book review)

Penelhum, Terence. Themes in Hume: the Self, the Will, Religion. (book review) Bricke, John Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000. xix + 294 pp. Cloth, $55.00–Terence Penelhum is among the most distinguished of contemporary philosophical commentators on Hume. This welcome volume collects thirteen of his essays, three previously unpublished, on Hume’s theory of the self, moral psychology, […]

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moral evil in Aquinas’s De malo.(Saint Thomas Aquinas)

Beyond privation: moral evil in Aquinas’s De malo.(Saint Thomas Aquinas) Reichberg, Gregory M. EVER SINCE PLOTINUS SOUGHT CLARITY in the notion of privation to dispel our human perplexity about evil, philosophers have debated whether this concept is adequate to the task. The intensity and scope of evil in the twentieth century–which has seen the horrors […]

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Changeux, Jean-Pierre, and Paul Ricoeur. What Makes Us Think? A Neuroscientist and a Philosopher Argue about Ethics, Human Nature and the Brain.(Book Review)

Changeux, Jean-Pierre, and Paul Ricoeur. What Makes Us Think? A Neuroscientist and a Philosopher Argue about Ethics, Human Nature and the Brain.(Book Review) Gyllenhammer, Paul Translated by M. B. DeBevoise. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000. x + 335 pp. Cloth, $49.95; paper, $17.95–Centered on the question of normativity and ethics, neuroscientist Jean-Pierre Changeux and philosopher […]

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Bridging Gaps in Judgement and Experience. (book reviews)

Kant’s Theory of Imagination: Bridging Gaps in Judgement and Experience. (book reviews) Matthews, Patricia M. Gibbons, Sarah. Oxford Philosophical Monographs. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994. x + 205 pp. $45.00–Sarah Gibbons’s book is part of a growing literature that sees in Kant’s third Critique an attempt to humanize and embody the interests of reason. As […]