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Find out our Encyclopedia of Philosophy, which a list of the most common philosophy concepts, ideas and theories, such as God, subjectivity, mankind, …

Opinion: Philosophical definitions

Elements of definitions In the current language, to give one’s opinion is to give one’s “way of thinking”, in other words, assume the very…

Cause & Causality in Philosophy

General definition The cause, according to many philosophers, means a force that produces an effect. The search for causes is natural to the human mind,…

The No-Ownership Theory in Strawson

The no-ownership theory is a metaphysical doctrine of the self, labelled by Strawson. It arises from cartesian mind-body dualism (see mind body problem) and…

Emotion: Philosophical Definitions

Emotion: Philosophical Definitions

What is an emotion? Basically, Emotion can be defined as a manifestation of the emotional life, usually accompanied by a pleasurable or painful state of consciousness….

Logical Atomism – Definition

Wittgenstein, in his Tractatus Logico Philosophicus, a expressed the logical atomism philosophy. It is the belief that analysis of the conditions necessary to give…

Behaviourism – Definition

The behaviourist theory has been first propounded by the psychologist J.B. Watson in Behaviourism (1925). This branch asserts that psychological functionning is definable in terms…

The Philosophical Materialism

Materialism is one the most spread philosophical schools, represented by Epicurus, Marx or Hobbes. It is opposed to idealistic philosophy. Definition As most commonly…

Dialectical Materialism in Marx

Marxist definition The dialectical materialism is a metahysical doctrine held by many marxists. It asserts that matter is primary or fundamental, and states general…

Introduction on the Philosophy of Language

Philosophy of language covers a variety of activities: Philosophers interested in in problems, for example, avout mind and knowledge, may frame their questions in…

The cynics

The cynics is philosophical movement, which give to ancient greek thinking few of the famous philosophers. It means “Dog-like” (Greek : kynokoi) and is…

What is critical realism ?

Critical realism is the doctrine accepted by some philosophers sympathetic to the view of R.W. Sellars, as published in Critical Realism (1916). Definition Critical…

Cosmogony and Origin of Universe

Cosmogony is a scientific or mythic account of the origin of the Universe. Among primitive races, a cosmogony is portrayed as a single act…

Existence: Philosophical Definition

Existence: Philosophical Definition

Philosophy and Existence Without having been ignored or overshadowed by the thought of the Middle Ages or the reflection of the eighteenth century, the…

Passion: Philosophical Definition

Passion: Philosophical Definition

The passion: from passivity to activity The passion in philosophy is a central concept, which refers to the conception of subjectivity. For philosophers of…

Unconscious

Unconscious

Unconscious and philosophers (Freud, Lacan, Leibniz) The Classical thought did not recognize the existence of the unconscious. Descartes, in fact, identified consciousness and psyche….

Romanticism: Philosophical Definition

Romanticism is a broad movement of thought in philosophy, the arts, history, and political theory, at its height in Germany, England and France towards…

The Ontological Argument (Summary)

Main definition: The ontological argument is the attempt to prove, simply from an examination of the concept of God, that the being to which…