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  Islamic Philosophy Online
Islamic Philosophy is also sometimes referred to as Arabic Philosophy or Muslim Philosophy.
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, 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   (1467 words)

  
  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Philosophy
philosophy (Otto Liebmann, von Hartmann, Paulsen, Rehmke, Dilthey, Natorp, Fueken, the Immanentists, and the Empirico-criticists).
Philosophy is like a tower whence we obtain the panorama of a great city -- its plan, its monuments, its great arteries, with the form and location of each -- things which a visitor cannot discern while he goes through the streets and lanes, or visits libraries, churches, palaces, and museums, one after another.
philosophy, which, he says, is "the general science whose function it is to unite in a system free of all contradictions the knowledge acquired through the particular sciences, and to reduce to their principles the general methods of science and the conditions of knowledge supposed by them" ("Einleitung in die Philosophie", Leipzig, 1901, p.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12025c.htm   (12393 words)

  
  Philosophy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Philosophy is a field of study that includes diverse subfields such as aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, and metaphysics, in which people ask questions such as whether God exists, whether knowledge is possible, and what makes actions right or wrong.
The philosophy of this period is characterized by analysis of the nature and properties of God; the metaphysics involving substance, essences and accidents (that is, qualities that are respectively essential to substances possessing them or merely happening to be possessed by them), form, and divisibility; and logic and the philosophy of language.
The "ordinary language philosophy" thinkers shared a common outlook with many older philosophers (Jeremy Bentham, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and John Stuart Mill), and it was the philosophical inquiry that characterized English-language philosophy for the second half of the twentieth century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Philosophy   (5209 words)

  
 Philosophy - Simple English Wikipedia
Philosophy in this article means a group of ideas that have been thought about by philosophers (people who do philosophy) for a long time.
Philosophy is the study of humans and the world by thinking and asking questions.
Metaphysics is sometimes split up into ontology (The philosophy of reality and being), the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of religion; but these sub-branches are very close together.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Philosophy   (862 words)

  
 Greek Philosophy [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Philosophy was first brought into connection with practical life by Pythagoras of Samos (about 582-504 BCE), from whom it received its name: "the love of wisdom".
Philosophy to him meant science, and its aim was the recognition of the purpose in all things.
The last home of philosophy was at Athens, where Proclus (411-485) sought to reduce to a kind of system the whole mass of philosophic tradition, until in 529 CE, the teaching of philosophy at Athens was forbidden by Justinian.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/g/greekphi.htm   (3899 words)

  
 Film-Philosophy
The UK magazine Philosophy Now is the most widely-read philosophical periodical in the English language, and often includes a column on the philosophy of film by Thomas Wartenberg.
Pli, a philosophy journal published by members of the Graduate School of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Warwick, has an issue on Henri Bergson.
Philosophy News Service and the Film-Philosophy journal is also indexed by the British Library.
www.film-philosophy.com   (2423 words)

  
 Department of Philosophy
Philosophy, the pursuit of wisdom, is one of the oldest and most enduring human intellectual enterprises.
Philosophy begins in wonder- wonder at the richness, order, and beauty of the world around us, wonder at the grandeur and horror of the acts we perpetrate, and, not least, wonder at the mystery and elusiveness of our own nature.
The Philosophy Department of the University of Texas at Austin carries on that tradition.
www.utexas.edu /cola/depts/philosophy   (116 words)

  
 Clark University | Philosophy
In addition to general courses on traditional philosophical topics - history of philosophy, metaphysics, ethics and epistemology - students may choose from a variety of courses dedicated to special areas of investigation, including environmental ethics, philosophy of law, origins of analytic philosophy, existentialism, self and nature, and philosophy of psychology.
The philosophy department at Clark is comprised of six full-time professors and two part-time lecturers, all of whom are committed to excellence in teaching and working closely with individual students.
Philosophy is an excellent complement to all fields of study.
www.clarku.edu /departments/philosophy   (364 words)

  
 B-W: Philosophy Department
The study of philosophy provides students with the broadest understanding possible in a liberal education, enhancing students' problem-solving capacities in a way that no other activity does.
Thus philosophy is excellent training for anyone responsible for personal or group relations or who must deal with issues in the social or political arena.
The value of philosophy is in its capacity to broaden the range of things you can understand and enjoy.
www.bw.edu /academics/phl   (258 words)

  
 Wofford College Academics - Philosophy
Students of philosophy have many options after graduation; philosophy is excellent training for careers in law, politics, and business.
Philosophy majors tend to score higher on standardized tests such as the LSAT, GRE and GMAT, and employers often seek philosophy majors because of their analytic skills and problem solving abilities.
The philosophy faculty at Wofford is excited to be part of the fastest-growing department in the college, and it looks forward to meeting the increase in number and diversity of philosophy majors with an increase in diversity of course offerings and activities.
www.wofford.edu /philosophy   (206 words)

  
 Philosophy
The reason of this preference is to comprehend the difference between philosophy as it was understood in their period, and as it is most often understood today, at least in USA/Britain and in counties under their “control”.
The other reason is that every philosophy is ultimately a way of life and every way of life implies some philosophy, for after all, philosophy is nothing more or less than the effort to think as clearly, as rigorously, as coherently and as effectively as we can about the matters most important to us.
Philosophy of Mathematics (The Bertrand Russell Archives at McMaster University)
www.personal.kent.edu /~rmuhamma/Philosophy/philosophy.html   (1425 words)

  
 USC: College of Arts and Sciences: Department of Philosophy
The SC Delta chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, the national honor society for philosophy, was installed at USC in April 2005.
The USC Department of Philosophy is an intellectually active and
The History of Philosophy is foundational for study in the Undergraduate
www.cas.sc.edu /phil   (490 words)

  
 Philosophy
Philosophy of AI From Mark Humphrys, Lecturer, School of Computing, Dublin City University.
Philosophy needs AI to progress in its study of difficult questions about the nature of mind.
Written expressly for people who are not professionals in philosophy or artificial intelligence, Churchland writes about the nature of conscious intelligence with an eye toward the progress science is making in understanding it.
www.aaai.org /AITopics/html/phil.html   (7000 words)

  
 Experimental Philosophy
Furthermore, this counts as philosophy, because experimental philosophers address the very questions that were of interest to philosophers before the rise of analytic philosophy, i.e., of philosophers such as Hume (e.g., the role of emotions in moral judgments, how people think about causation, etc.).
Philosophy students are more generous than the students of any other large major (Ethnology and Sociology students are also very generous), while students in Business Economics, teacher training, and Italian studies are the least generous.
In addition to Dave Chalmers's conference at ANU, "Experimental Philosophy meets Conceptual Analysis," Jussi Haukioja is organizing a one-day workshop on experimental philosophy at the University of Turku in Finland.
experimentalphilosophy.typepad.com   (5170 words)

  
 Guide to Philosophy on the Internet (Suber)
From Yossi Mamroud for the Philosophy Department of Tel-Aviv University.
Jointly sponsored by the Philosophy Division of Anglia Polytechnic University and the Department of History and Philosophy of Science of Cambridge University.
Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children.
www.earlham.edu /~peters/philinks.htm   (2166 words)

  
 VoS: Philosophy
Tom Bridges (Montclair State U.), Philosophy and Civil Society (topically-organized brief essays "devoted to the philosophical examination of the nature of civil society and civic culture in general. . . .
Philosophy is Everybody's Business: Great Ideas from the Great Books (Center for the Study of the Great Ideas) ("founded by Mortimer J. Adler and Max Weismann, the Center is dedicated to help awaken citizens from their moral and intellectual slumbers and to understand why philosophy is everybody's business")
The Production of Philosophy: Aesthetics, Practice, Invention (Villanova U., April 19, 1997) ("This conference is devoted to exploring the relationship of the aesthetic to philosophical thinking and to asking about the implications of an aesthetic re-composition of philosophy")
vos.ucsb.edu /browse.asp?id=2724   (1200 words)

  
 Bristol University - Department of Philosophy - Home
Bristol will be holding the Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and Mind Association (6-8 July 2007) and the annual conferences of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science (5-6 July 2007) and the British Society for Ethical Theory (9-11 July 2007).
We offer a general MA in Philosophy, along with specialist MA programmes in Philosophy and History of Science, and Philosophy and Law.
In addition, the philosophers of science within the department hold a regular seminars in philosophy and history of science, incorporating joint seminars in philosophy of physics with the Bristol physics department and in philosophy of  mathematics and logic with the mathematics department, as well as seminars in the history and sociology of science.
www.bris.ac.uk /Depts/Philosophy/VL   (639 words)

  
 Philosophy :: Online Catalog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Philosophy for Philosophy products; increased insurance coverage for treatment; individual, group, or telephone counseling; and approved medications.
In contrast, adequate evidence of ineffectiveness leads to a Philosophy that the intervention not be used.The Philosophy search identified 243 studies on tobacco interventions that met the inclusion criteria.
Philosophy an intervention's use but is important for identifying areas of uncertainty Philosophy continuing research needs.
sukanah.org /philosophy.html   (304 words)

  
 Department of Philosophy, University of Arkansas
Located in Fayetteville (population 60,000) in the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas, the UA is a land-grant, research institution of approximately 16,000 students.
The Philosophy Department offers the BA, MA, and PhD degrees in philosophy and is composed of nine full-time faculty, approximately 25 graduate students, and approximately 60 undergraduate majors.
Although the Department's bent is generally analytic, our course offerings cover a broad range and include every major period in the history of western philosophy, most of the major subfields of contemporary philosophy, and continental philosophy.
www.uark.edu /depts/philinfo   (113 words)

  
 PATHWAYS school of philosophy - distance learning, online courses, philosophy degree
The Associate and Fellowship Award programs are suitable for students who have done some study of the subject before, or who are looking for a way to continue their studies after completing one or more of the six Pathways programs.
Following talks with the University of London in 2003, we are now able to offer full tutorial support for the University of London External Programme in Philosophy leading to the Diploma in Philosophy or BA (Hons) degree in Philosophy.
The University of London Diploma and BA in Philosophy for External students are administered by Birkbeck College London.
www.shef.ac.uk /uni/projects/ptpdlp   (499 words)

  
 Philosophy
Four courses not in Philosophy that must be at a non-introductory level, have a substantial philosophical content, and contribute to a reasonably connected program of study.
Foreign Study in Philosophy II Credit for this course is awarded to students who have successfully completed a philosophy course at the University of Edinburgh while a member of the Dartmouth Foreign Study Program at Edinburgh.
The purpose of Philosophy 87 is to provide opportunity for a student to do advanced work on a topic that the student has studied in a regularly offered course, or to study a topic not normally covered in a regularly offered course.
www.dartmouth.edu /~reg/courses/desc/phil.html   (3848 words)

  
 Contemporary Philosophy of Mind: An Annotated Bibliography
This is a bibliography of recent work in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive science, philosophy of artificial intelligence, and on consciousness in the sciences.
Many core areas of contemporary philosophy of mind are covered, but some areas (e.g.
philosophy of perception, philosophy of action, propositional attitude semantics, moral psychology) receive less coverage than others.
www.u.arizona.edu /~chalmers/biblio.html   (530 words)

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