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 Object-Oriented Philosophy
Even as the philosophy of language and its supposedly reactionary opponents both declare victory, the arena of the world is jam-packed with diverse objects, their forces unleashed and mostly unloved.
To refer to an object as a "tool-being" is not to say that it is brutally exploited as means to an end, but only that it is torn apart by the universal duel between the silent execution of an object's reality and the glistening aura of its tangible surface.
The object known as plutonium is neither material nor relational, which means that it has to be both immaterial and substantial--in a sense yet to be determined.
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 Object (computing) - CompWisdom
Object wrappers (object-oriented interfaces to legacy code) may be applied to various computing resources throughout a network to simplify the means of communicating with these resources.
Psychical objects exist in the mind in form of psychical entities, according to philosophies tending to explain metaphysics, as opposed to physical objects or physical entities that exist in the universe.
In philosophy Philosophy is a discipline or field of study involving the investigation, analysis, and development of ideas at a general, abstract, or fundamental level.
www.compwisdom.com /topics/Object-/%28computing/%29   (2985 words)

 Philosophy of Mathematics
It would appear that these objects are abstract, in the sense that they are causally inert, not located in space and time, and so on.
If natural numbers are mathematical objects, as the realist contends, and if all mathematical objects are sets, then there is a fact concerning which sets the natural numbers are.
Thus, in addition to providing a line on solving the traditional problems in philosophy of mathematics, structuralism has something to say about what a mathematical object is. With this, the ordinary notion of "object" is illuminated as well.
www.wordtrade.com /philosophy/philosophymathematics.htm   (1804 words)

  George Herbert Mead [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
His theory of "mind, self, and society" is, in effect, a philosophy of the act from the standpoint of a social process involving the interaction of many individuals, just as his theory of knowledge and value is a philosophy of the act from the standpoint of the experiencing individual in interaction with an environment.
The objects in the environment are, so to speak, created through the activity of the organic individual: the path along which the individual escapes was not "there" (in his thoughts or perceptions) until the individual needed a path of escape.
Objects of perception arise within the individual's attempt to solve problems that have emerged in his experience, problems that are, in an important sense, determined by the individual himself.
www.iep.utm.edu /m/mead.htm   (19314 words)

 Philosophy- Squashed Hegel- The Philosophy of Religion - Condensed and Abridged
In so far as philosophy is occupied with the eternal truth, the truth which is in and for itself; in so far as it is occupied with this as thinking spirit, rather than in an arbitrary fashion and in view of a particular interest, philosophy has the same sphere of activity as has religion.
Philosophy, in fact, also is the adoration of God, it is religion; for, seeing that God is its object, it involves the same renunciation of every opinion and every thought that is arbitrary and subjective.
But when they speak of the philosophy of identity they have in view abstract identity or unity in general; and they neglect the essential point, to wit, the determination of this unity in itself; in other words, they omit to consider whether this unity is determined as substance or as spirit.
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 The Philosophy Resource Center: Mini-Course - Introduction
No, the relation of the particular sciences to philosophy is not the relation of constituent parts or elements to a totality which is their sum; rather, it is the relation of elements to a reality which is other and greater than themselves.
Philosophy investigates all that man can know by the use of his unaided knowing-powers; that is, by the use of his intellect or reason working upon the data gathered by his senses.
Thus, for example, the material object of the science of geology is the earth; the material object of the science of physiology is the human body; the material object of the science of astronomy is the world of heavenly bodies.
radicalacademy.com /prcminicourseintroduction.htm   (3991 words)

Idealist philosophy believes that the mind exists, and that our sense of the external world (physical reality) is simply a construction of the mind.
Postmodern philosophy assumes that there is a physical reality but it is impossible for us to know it with our limited minds.
When we look about us towards external objects, and consider the operation of causes, we are never able, in a single instance, to discover any power or necessary connexion; any quality, which binds the effect to the cause, and renders the one an infallible consequence of the other.
www.spaceandmotion.com /Philosophy.htm   (5056 words)

 THE DIALECTIC OR SYNTHESIS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
I believe, therefore, that the logic of philosophy (with the consequences ensuing from it for the solution of particular problems and for the conception of life) was the goal to which the main effort of his mind was directed.
If the object of philosophy be not the production or the reproduction of art and mathematics and of the various other activities of man, but the comprehension (the understanding) of them all, this comprehension is itself an activity, proceeding by a method of its own, infused or implicit, which it is important to make explicit.
Philosophy, thus set in friendly relations with poetry, enters that state which in these days of Nietzschian phraseology is called "dionysiac." It is a state to terrify timid thinkers, who, however, in so far as they philosophise, find themselves, without knowing it, in the same condition.
www.marxists.org /reference/subject/philosophy/works/it/croce.htm   (5217 words)

 Ephilosopher :: Metaphysics and Epistemology :: Is Philosophy About Arguments?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The study of philosophy as a subject is in history of philosophy, study of logic and method, and in argumentation.
Philosophy as a subject is what we consider philosophizing; it is the process -- the means -- through which we proceed in philosophical inquiry.
However, philosophy as an object is a body of knowledge all together seperate from the study of philosophy as a subject.
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 Principles of the Philosophy of the Future   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
An object, i.e., a real object, is given to me only if a being is given to me in a way that it affects me, only if my own activity – when I proceed from the standpoint of thought – experiences the activity of another being as a limit or boundary to itself.
The new philosophy is the complete and absolute dissolution of theology into anthropology, a dissolution in which all contradictions have been overcome; for the new philosophy is the dissolution of theology not only in reason – this was effected by the old philosophy – but also in the heart.
The new philosophy as the philosophy of man, on the other hand, is also essentially the philosophy for man; it has, without in the least compromising the dignity and autonomy of theory – indeed it is in perfect harmony with it – essentially a practical tendency, and is practical in the highest sense.
www.marxists.org /reference/archive/feuerbach/works/future/future2.htm   (6337 words)

 What is Philosophy? - A Debate between Altieri and Hodge
Although there was a time in the beginnings of philosophy when such a definition was appropriate and fitting, considering the current practice of philosophy with all of its nuances, such a definition falls short of capturing the endeavors of the philosophers.
philosophy, is not to examine the "what" of a natural science (the what of physics being the examination of causal relationships among bodies in motion), but to examine how a natural science does what it does.
Both are committed to treating philosophy as in some way privileged to address other areas of inquiry, and as treating something about those areas which is missed by the disciplines which we normally consider as having those fields as their subject.
examinedlifejournal.com /archives/vol1ed2/debate.html   (6271 words)

 Object (philosophy)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
On this account, properties and relations (as well as propositions) are not included among objects, but are explicitly contrasted with them, as falling into a different logical category.
In further restricted senses, objects are often just the material objects (excluding minds), or even just the inanimate material objects (the protons and electrons we are made of, but not we ourselves).
Objects are often treated as types of particulars, but occasionally, philosophers see fit to speak of abstract objects — Platonic forms would be an example.
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Whereas these latter start from the possession of their object, and then simply study it, philosophy must begin by actively justifying the existence of its object, the possession of which is in fact the end, not the presupposition of its study.
The act by which the object of philosophy is made patent is not an apprehension, nor an intuition, but a reflection, a reflection which does not, as such, discover a new object among the others, but a new dimension of each object, whatever it may be.
Philosophy is nothing but the active constitution of its own object; it is the actual carrying out of this act of reflection.
www.zubiri.org /works/englishworks/nhg/philknow.htm   (3999 words)

 Philosophy of Outdoor Education
The object of philosophy is the logical clarification of thoughts.
The result of philosophy is not a number of “philosophical propositions”, but to make propositions clear.
Philosophy should make clear and delimit sharply the thoughts which otherwise are, as it were, opaque and blurred.
www.wilderdom.com /Philosophy.html   (545 words)

 The Philosophy of the Existentialists - Page 2
By this distinction he means that the object of philosophy is not a thing separate from us, one about which we ask questions for the purpose of reaching some solution.
The object of philosophical research is the inquiring subject himself, not only because he is a being but because he is the first being who is brought into his own immediate experience.
Homelin taught that philosophy is a dialectic of categories acting according to the rhythm of "con-relation." That is, every category is limited and insufficient, and hence must be in relation to another which is higher and richer, and this with another, until we reach the absolute Consciousness, which is the perfect personality.
www.radicalacademy.com /philexistentialists2.htm   (1627 words)

 Wikinfo | Object
Etymology: The word object comes from the latin word objectum a noun form of objectus which in turn comes from objicere, which means to throw or put something before someone.
In computer science, an object is a language supported mechanism for binding data tightly with methods that operate on that data.
For instance, the monster group is an object in the category of all groups.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=object   (219 words)

 Object (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
In this remark, a certain extremely general, topic-neutral use of ‘object’ is singled out, a use in which the expression is treated as equivalent to (equally neutral) uses of ‘term’, ‘entity’, ‘unit’, ‘individual’, and ‘thing’.
Wherever the word ‘object’ (‘thing’, ‘entity’, etc.) is rightly used, it is expressed in logical symbolism by the variable name.
The fundamental spirit of the object-thesis involves affirming simply that our talk is indeed talk exclusively of objects—that we may speak of objects in the plural as well as in the singular, and that plural talk of objects is talk of the very same category of things as is talk of objects in the singular.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/object   (3169 words)

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But in the case of philosophy, at least as Heidegger conceives of Aristotle's conception of it, the object of investigation is its own "how" as a basic movement of factical life.
Thus by its very nature philosphy is faced with a conflation of the object of investigation with its method of approaching that object, both apparently occupying the same space in the being-in-the-world of philosophical dasein.
Its object was defined in indicative fashion as factical human dasein as such.The concrete specification of the philosophical problematic is to be derived from this its object.
www.infoweb.drake.edu /Scult/indication.html   (3622 words)

 Philosophy - MoodleDocs
The design and development of Moodle is guided by a particular philosophy of learning, a way of thinking that you may see referred to in shorthand as a "social constructionist pedagogy".
The object can be used for many things, but its shape does suggest some "knowledge" about carrying liquids.
A more complex example is an online course - not only do the "shapes" of the software tools indicate certain things about the way online courses should work, but the activities and texts produced within the group as a whole will help shape how each person behaves within that group.
docs.moodle.org /en/Philosophy   (758 words)

 Islamic Philosophy Online
Islamic Philosophy by M. Saeed Sheikh (This book has been published under four different names--this is the original!) (pdf format) It is a very brief introduction to main areas of the discipline.
Philosophy of the Muslim World: Authors and Principal Themes, J. Kenny, O. (link).
Philosophy, Theology and Mysticism in Medieval Islam: Texts and Studies on the Development and History of Kalam, Richard M. Frank, Ashgate Variorum, Burlington, 2005.
www.muslimphilosophy.com   (1459 words)

 Alternative Thinking Philosophy Self-Help Program
The Alternative Thinking Philosophy website is a self-help philosophy website for you to learn the philosophies of others that you could use to bring more truth into your life, thereby creating more love, joy, and happiness in your life.
That cause may take the form of a conscious vice or an unconscious weakness; but whatever it is, it stubbornly retards the efforts of it possessor, and thus calls aloud for remedy.Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
There could be no object in burning gold after the dross had been removed, and a perfectly pure and enlightened being could not suffer.The circumstances which a man encounters with suffering are the result of his own mental inharmony.
www.rogerbondy.net   (5509 words)

 Philosophy — Blogs, Pictures, and more on WordPress
Philosophy — Blogs, Pictures, and more on WordPress
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 Philosophy | Subject/Object | Steven Chabot
I may have come to this discussion late (although I have studied closely Walt Crawford’s review article), however, I think that much discussion on the Internet lacks a sufficient look at where we have come from, and what it is that defines us.
If you remember from before I was discussing Philosophy as a discipline and its problems in classification theory.
If we are building a library or bibliographic classification, then Philosophy presents a problem, particularly if we are building our classification on the lines of consensus with science and education, that is, matching our main classes to the university disciplines.
subjectobject.net /category/philosophy   (1593 words)

 Object (Philosophy) Books
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The Concept of Object As the Foundation of Physics
A Folk Model of the "Internal Self" in Light of the Contemporary View of Metaphor : The Self As Subject and Object
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 Refresh Software - Applying the Object-Oriented Philosophy to Content Management and Web Development
Refresh Software has applied the principles of Object Oriented programming to the problem of Content Management and in doing so has created a standards based, loosely coupled Content Management solution that demonstrates the increases in freedom,flexibility, scalability, and reliability that this architectural pattern provides.
Each object is capable of receiving messages, processing data, and sending messages to other objects.
With an object oriented approach, each specialized skillset can be applied to a very specific piece of functionality critical to the program.
www.refreshsoftware.com /object_oriented_philosophy.htm   (515 words)

 Philosophy Now
It is by no means self-evident that problems of aesthetics should be an object of philosophy: many philosophers have held that issues relating to art and beauty cannot be the object of philosophical work.
The importance of aesthetics to philosophy can, on reflection, not be denied: if philosophers want to explore what it means to be human, they must study this mysterious and significant ability of human beings to make aesthetic judgements.
Aesthetics and philosophy have been through some rocky times together, and it is likely that the debates about the nature of their relationship, their relative importance and limitations will continue.
www.philosophynow.org /issue57/57steinbauer.htm   (878 words)

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