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KING KONG, Carroll and Currie: Misconstruing Monstrously How We See Things by Means of Movies
Two confusions have vitiated recent philosophical discussions about filmmaking: the presumption of Nöel Carroll that discrimination entails essentialism and the presumption of both Carroll and Gregory Currie that we cannot ...
Francis Bacon and the Pragmatic Theory of Forms
A summary of Francis Bacon's ontology of nature followed by a pragmatic reading of his theory of 'Forms', concluding that Bacon construed the mark of a true form to be its usefulness (or, as he put it when insisting upon ...
God, Kant and the Transcendental Object: an Investigation into the Kantian Critique of the Ontological Argument
An address to the 4th International Kant Congress, Mainz, Germany, 8 April 1974 on the nature and consequences of Kant's remarks within his Critique of Pure Reason on the notions of 'God' and the 'Transcendental Object', ...
Kant and the Ontological Argument
An essay reaffirming Kant's criticism of the ontological argument for the existence of God – a conjecture conceived in the 11th century by Anselm of Canterbury and defended in the mid-20th century by Charles Hartshorne and ...
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Induction? Flip a Coin, Twice if Needed
A simple solution to Hume's problem of induction, pragmatically construed.
From Plato to Socrates: Wittgenstein's Journey on Collingwood's Map
How can I learn and help others to learn to mean more precisely by saying, doing and making things? By attending to how Ludwig Wittgenstein and Robin Collingwood answered that question during the first half of the twentieth ...
Santayana's Missing Pages: Learning by Recollecting How We Use Photographs
Sometime between 1900 and 1907 George Santayana addressed the Harvard Camera Club on 'Photography and the Mental Image', noting that his remarks seemed to him 'of some importance'. They were indeed, for his talk marked the ...
Filmmaking, Logic and the Historical Reconstruction of the World
An assessment in historical context of how and what filmmakers, logicians and philosophers could have learned from one another about the rudiments of their crafts.
Psychopathology, Personal Identity and David Hume
Consider our idea of 'personal identity'. Of what simple ideas is it compounded, and from what impressions are they derived? David Hume was unable to answer the questions to his own satisfaction, and yet he could have ...
Kant at the La Ciotat Station: the Arrival of the Lumière's Train
In 1787 Immanuel Kant published a second edition of his Critique of Pure Reason. Within a new preface he reaffirmed an identity that his critics had failed to comprehend: we and God encounter things differently rather than ...