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Author: Justin Vlasits

1 Introduction The Pyrrhonian skeptics occupy a paradoxical place in the history of “philosophical inquiry”. On the one hand, they are the only school that self-consciously defined themselves as inquirers, this being, of course, the root meaning of skeptikos . 1 Moreover, they developed

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis
Author: R.J. Hankinson

with differences—or so at least I believe, and intend to show. 2 The Starting-Point of Scepticism Sceptics start out their inquiries with the same motivations as everyone else. They are puzzled by “the inconcinnity in things” ( ē tōn pragmatōn anōmalia ), and seek to resolve these

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis
Author: Vasilis Politis

1 Introduction What is the relation, in Plato, between the account of knowledge and the account of inquiry? Is the account of knowledge independent of the account of inquiry? Taking up this question is a large task, not least because, while so much work has been done on Plato’s account of

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis
Author: Keith Begley

early thinkers addressed epistemic questions but never conceptualized them as, therefore failed to thematize them into, a distinct subject of enquiry. […] there is no Presocratic instance of critical appraisal of an argument or a theory, or of a self-criticism. [….] But, even if we admit that the early

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis

1 The Importance of Inquiry for Understanding (Ancient) Philosophy At least since Socrates, philosophy has been understood as the desire for acquiring a special kind of knowledge, namely wisdom, a kind of knowledge that human beings ordinarily do not possess. According to ancient thinkers

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis
Author: Máté Veres

According to Sextus Empiricus, Pyrrhonian Sceptics possess the capacity to motivate suspension of judgement concerning any given matter of inquiry by setting contrary but equipollent arguments in opposition ( Outlines of Pyrrhonism [= PH ] I .8–11). The oppositional capacity ( dunamis

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis
Author: David J. Gunkel

question unthinkable? And what does it mean when inquiry is dismissed, avoided, or marginalized by this kind of declaration? Second, I want to look at and analyze the form of the question itself. There is an important philosophical difference between the two modal verbs that organize the inquiry – “can

In: Artificial Intelligence
Author: Philip Goff

work, I expressed the datum of consciousness as a constraint on metaphysical enquiry, something I called ›the consciousness constraint.‹ Roughly this is the constraint on the metaphysician to account for consciousness in her overall theory of reality. The metaphysical implications of logic can

In: Panentheism and Panpsychism
Author: Inga Bones

marches into account and ask about the reasons for the discomfort we feel when faced with them. Black (1937: 433), to whom we owe the very first forced-march scenario (according to my inquiry, at least), correctly observes that any ›normal‹ [subject, I.B.] inspecting the series finds extreme

In: How to Swim in Sinking Sands
Author: James M. Arcadi

explicate this model of the Eucharist, each of the aforementioned data points must be laid out and explained. Since a description of the Eucharist is the telos of this essay, I will first set out some key distinctions and desiderata within the Eucharistic sphere of inquiry. Because the model of the

In: Panentheism and Panpsychism