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A Critique of Martin Heidegger’s Understanding of lumen naturale: Towards a Phenomenology of René Descartes’ Natural LightDownload
Martin Heidegger claims that René Descartes ushered in an era of thinking that gave humans the power to limit the realm of what “is” to whatever can be calculable and dominated. Being itself is consequently taken for granted and glossed over. This understanding of Descartes leads Heidegger to...
Any classification system should be evaluated with respect to a variety of philosophical and practical concerns. This paper explores several distinct issues: the nature of a work, the value of a statement, the contribution of information science to philosophy, the nature of hierarchy, ethical...
Introduction: In this paper, I argue that a surprisingly widespread strategy in metaphysics is suspect for various reasons and hence ought to be abandoned. In very broad strokes, situations which give rise to ‘The Suspect Strategy’ (TSS) contain as one of their ingredients a general metaphysical...
Bernard Stiegler’s critique of and supplement to Martin Heidegger’s account of the independence of entitiesDownload
This thesis first provides an explication of Bernard Stiegler’s implicit critique of Martin Heidegger’s account of the independence entities. After accomplishing this explication, an explanation and justification of Stiegler’s theory of entities, in the form of technology, is given to see if it...
SSHRC Awarded IG 2014: This project will study the development of Bertrand Russell's philosophy during the ten most productive years of his career as analytic philosophy and symbolic logic were being founded as academic disciplines. The project will include the letters to Russell from two of...
Despite John Buridan's reputation as the foremost Parisian philosopher of the fourteenth century and the predominant role played by his teachings in European universities until well into the sixteenth century,' our understanding of his thought in a number of areas remains sketchy. Epistemology is...
SSHRC IDG awarded 2020: What we call a cause can vary from one context to another. Causal statements, where one identifies the cause of an event, are sensitive to contextually variant factors such as the circumstances of the statement, and the interests of the interlocutors participating in the...
The principle of compositionality states that the meaning of a complex expression is determined by the meanings of its constituent parts and the way those parts are combined. Jerry Fodor has argued that semantic productivity and systematicity require compositionality and that compositionality...
Whenever an object constitutes, makes up or composes another object, the objects in question share a striking number of properties. This paper is addressed to the question of what might account for the intimate relation and striking similarity between constitutionally related objects. According...
Corps propre or corpus corporum: Unity and Dislocation in the Theories of Embodiment of Merleau-Ponty and Jean-Luc NancyDownload
This article seeks to situate Jean-Luc Nancy’s theory of embodiment in relation to Merleau-Ponty’s description of the lived body, especially as it is found in The Phenomenology of Perception. It shows that while both Nancy and Merleau-Ponty develop their view of the body through an engagement...