Philosophy

Speech Act

Speech Act

This article talks about Speech Act, which may be performed by a speaker in making an utterance, as stating, asking, requesting, advising, warning, or persuading, considered in terms of the content of the message, the intention of the speaker, and the effect on the listener. It is really the perf.....

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John Locke: Philosopher

John Locke: Philosopher

John Locke, Philosopher was born on 29 August 1632 in Wrington, Somerset, England. He was also an english physician.  He was introduced to medicine and the experimental philosophy being pursued at other universities and in the Royal Society. Locke was awarded a bachelor’s degree in Februar.....

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Hannah Arendt: Philosopher

Hannah Arendt: Philosopher

Hannah Arendt, Philosopher and Political Theorist was born 14 October 1906 Linden, German Empire (present-day Hanover, Germany). In 1922-23, Arendt began her studies (in classics and Christian theology) at the University of Berlin, and in 1924 entered Marburg University, where she studied philos.....

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John Nicholas Gray: Philosopher

John Nicholas Gray: Philosopher

John Nicholas Gray, Philosopher was born 17 April 1948 (age 68) South Shields, United Kingdom. He is an English political philosopher with interests in analytic philosophy and the history of ideas. He attended grammar school in South Shields, then studied at Exeter College, Oxford, reading Philos.....

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Michael Joseph Oakeshott: Philosopher and Political Theorist

Michael Joseph Oakeshott: Philosopher and Political Theorist

Michael Joseph Oakeshott, Philosopher and Political Theorist  was born December 11, 1901, Chelsfield, Kent, England. He was an educator whose work belongs to the philosophical tradition of objective idealism. He is regarded as an important and singular conservative thinker. In political theory O.....

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Learned Hand: Judicial Philosopher

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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