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By Luc Ferry

A desirable new trip via Greek mythology that explains the myths' undying classes and meaning

Heroes, gods, and mortals. The Greek myths are the founding narratives of Western civilization: to appreciate them is to grasp the origins of philosophy, literature, artwork, technology, legislations, and extra. certainly, as Luc Ferry indicates during this masterful e-book, they continue to be an exceptional shop of knowledge, as suitable to our lives this present day as ever prior to. No mere legends or clichés ("Herculean task," "Pandora's box," "Achilles heel," etc.), those vintage tales supply profound and manifold classes, offering the 1st sustained try to solution primary human questions bearing on "the sturdy life," the weight of mortality, and the way to discover one's position on this planet. Vividly retelling the nice stories of mythology and illuminating clean new methods of knowing them, The knowledge of the Myths will enlighten readers of every age.

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Goldman, Alvin I. ” Grazer Philosophische Studien 74 (2007): 1–26. Considers the subject matter of philosophy and argues that since intuitions are used as evidence in philosophy, philosophers must be studying individual mentalistic concepts. Intuitions are reliable evidence for facts about these concepts. ‣Jackson, Frank. From Metaphysics to Ethics: A Defense of Conceptual Analysis. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. A central and influential work, defending a two-dimensionalist semantics with a central role for a priori conceptual analysis.

Singer’s empirical argument proceeds from neuroscience instead of surveys. ‣Weinberg, Jonathan M. ” Midwest Studies in Philosophy 31 (2007): 318–343. x Refines the experimentalist critique of armchair philosophy, distinguishing survey-based arguments against traditional philosophical methodology from general skeptical arguments that generalize beyond philosophical intuitions. Responses This section lists some significant responses to skeptical pressure from experimental philosophy. ’s concerns about reference; the other papers listed offer a more general defense against worries from experimental philosophy.

0001 Attempts to explain a priori knowledge by arguing that in favorable cases the individuation conditions for the possession of concepts track the truth conditions of their target properties. The semantic value of, for example, logical constant concepts is fixed by the inferences we’re prepared to draw, in a way guaranteed to preserve truth. ‣Sosa, Ernest. A Virtue Epistemology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. A sustained defense and articulation of a virtue-theoretic approach to epistemology.

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