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The cause of our actions in the Meno [77a-78] and in Gorgias [466a-481c] of Plato

By Erick Kente Human action has always a reason, because it is done out of knowledge and free will and this differentiates it from act of man. In our daily normal life we make choices of what to do or what … Seguir leyendo

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Old versus New Virtue – an Hegelian Remark on Virtue Ethics and the Unity of Virtues

Originalmente publicado en The Virtue Blog:
This text is a very short version of a paper that I had the pleasure and honor to present at a conference celebrating the 60th Anniversary of G.E.M. Anscombe’s Paper “Modern Moral Philosophy” at…

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VIDEO: Anselm Mueller, “Is Practical Truth a Chimera? Questions for Anscombe”

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Anselm Mueller, Trier University gave this keynote “Is Practical Truth a Chimera? Questions for Anscombe”at the workshop Practical Truth: Reflections on the Aristotelian Tradition, April 21-22, 2017. In a number of papers, Anscombe raises…

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VIDEO: Stephen Brock, “Thomas Aquinas, the Bearer of Practical Truth, and the Rationality of Action”

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Stephen Brock, Holy Cross University – “Thomas Aquinas, the Bearer of Practical Truth, and the Rationality of Action” at the workshop Practical Truth: Reflections on the Aristotelian Tradition, April 21-22, 2017. Interpreters of what Aristotle calls practical…

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Compatibilism, Non-Reductive Physicalism, and the Principle of Alternate Possibilities

I’m working on another paper about Harry Frankfurt’s thought. The paper is on Frankfurt’s counterexample to refute the Principle of Alternate Possibilities (PAP). I will analyze the Frankfurtian strategy confronting it with the Non-Reductive Physicalist account about mind. The goal is to show … Seguir leyendo

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Some recent tweets on Free Will, Moral Responsibility and Determinism (Jun-Sep. 2016)

Carolina Sartorio, #Causation and #FreeWill https://t.co/zEDRF8LmRD #Philosophy Reviewed by Christopher Evan Franklin — George Shiber (@GeorgeShiber) September 27, 2016 Frankfurt-Style Counterexamples and the Importance of Alternative Possibilities https://t.co/VyIaiKkUS9 #freewill — Martin Montoya (@MartinMontoya__) September 24, 2016 The Dark Side of … Seguir leyendo

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Interview to Brian Leftow at the University of Navarra

Abstract: In this interview Prof. Brian Leftow answers questions concerning the causes of the emergence of Analytic Philosophical Theology within the analytic tradition; the advantages of maintaining the traditional picture of perfect being theology with regards to divine attributes; his … Seguir leyendo

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The Self-love Practical Constitution of the Person.

I’m working on another paper on Harry Frankfurt’s ideas of love: The Self-love Practical Constitution of the Person. The first aim of my paper is to describe the characteristics of Harry Frankfurt’s account of the self-love practical constitution of the person. The … Seguir leyendo

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Freud and Marx without scientific rigor

Johnson, Paul, Modern Times: A History of the World From the 1920s to the Year 2000 (English Edition). Moreover, as the young Karl Popper correctly noted at the time, Freud’s attitude to scientific proof was very different to Einstein’s and … Seguir leyendo

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Philosophical progress: Why not consensus

Nicholas Rescher, 2014. Philosophical Progress: And Other Philosophical Studies. Ontos, Berlín: 12-13. There is a good reason why the “big questions” of philosophy are in the final analysis consensus precluding. It roots in the observation, already made by Aristotle, the father of … Seguir leyendo

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