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Learned Hand: Judicial Philosopher

Learned Hand, Judicial Philosopher was born Jan. 27, 1872, Albany, NewYork, U.S. He was never a justice of the Supreme Court, he is generally considered to have been a greater judge than all but a few of those who have sat on the highest U.S. court. He served on the United States District Court f.....

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Bernard Williams: Moral Philosopher

Bernard Williams, Moral Philosopher was born Sept. 21, 1929, Westcliff, Essex, England. Williams was educated at Chigwell School, Essex, and Balliol College, Oxford. During the 1950s he served in the Royal Air Force (1951–53) and was a fellow of All Souls College and New College, Oxford. He bec.....

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Charles Sanders Peirce: Philosopher, Logician, Mathematician, and Scientist

Charles Sanders Peirce, Philosopher, Logician, Mathematician, and Scientist was born Sept. 10, 1839, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. He was noted for his work on the logic of relations and on pragmatism as a method of research. An influential thinker and polymath, Peirce is among the greatest of A.....

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David Hume: Philosopher, Historian, Economist, and Essayist

David Hume, Philosopher, Historian, Economist, and Essayist  was born 7 May NS (26 April OS) 1711 Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain. Hume conceived of philosophy as the inductive, experimental science of human nature. Hume tried to describe how the mind works in acquiring what is called knowled.....

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Adam Smith: Moral Philosopher

Adam Smith, Moral Philosopher, pioneer of political economy, and a key figure in the Scottish Enlightenment was born 16 June 1723 NS (5 June 1723 OS) Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. Smith studied social philosophy at the University of Glasgow and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was one of the fir.....

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Michel de Montaigne: French Philosopher

Michel de Montaigne French Philosopher, generally known as Michel de Montaigne, who was born on February 28, 1533, in Château de Montaigne (near Bordeaux, in France). He was one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance, known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre. .....

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Aristotle: Greek Philosopher

Aristotle Greek Philosopher was born circa 384 B.C. in Stagira, Greece. In Athens, Aristotle enrolled in Plato’s Academy, Greek’s premier learning institution, and proved an exemplary scholar. Aristotle maintained a relationship with Greek philosopher Plato, himself a student of Socrates, and.....

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Pluralism in Political Philosophy

This article talks about Pluralism in Political Philosophy which assumes that diversity is beneficial to society and that autonomy should be enjoyed by disparate functional or cultural groups within a society, including religious groups, trade unions, professional organizations, and ethnic minori.....

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Supervenience

Supervenience is a central notion in analytic philosophy. It is in the philosophy of mind that we find the term’s most frequent contemporary occurrence. It has traditionally been used to describe relationships between sets of properties in a manner which does not imply a strong reductive relati.....

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Phenomenology in Philosophy

Phenomenology in Philosophy is a broad discipline and method of inquiry. It developed by the German philosophers Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger, which is based on the premise that reality consists of objects and understood in the human consciousness, and not of anything independent of human .....

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Naturalism in Philosophy

Naturalism in Philosophy is a theory that relates scientific method to philosophy by affirming that all beings and events in the universe are natural. It denies the existence of truly supernatural realities, it makes allowance for the supernatural, provided that knowledge of it can be had indirec.....

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Instrumentalism

Instrumentalism is the view that scientific theories should be thought of primarily as tools for solving practical problems rather than as meaningful descriptions of the natural world.  It explains the grounds of  John Dewey (1859-1952) and Karl Popper (1902-1994) for their irreconcilable judgm.....

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