Grant Bartley from Philosophy Now and guests John Callanan from King’s College, London, and Andrew Ward from the University of York discuss the 18th century German philosopher Immanuel Kant. https://philosophynow.org

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Professor Dan Robinson gives the first lecture in this series on Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. Both sense and reason are limited. Kant must identify the proper mission and domain of each, as well as the manner in which their separate functions come to be integrated in what is finally the inter-subjectively settled knowledge of […]

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In this lecture, James Conant compares Cartesian skepticism with Kantian skepticism within different areas within philosophy. “The concept of cause, for instance, which expresses the necessity of an event under a presupposed condition, would be false if it rested only on an arbitrary subjective necessity, implanted in us, of connecting certain empirical representations according to […]

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An explication of the metaphysical, semantic, and epistemic commitments of scientific realism

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An interview with the philosopher Don Loeb on issues within meta-ethics regarding the nature of morality and arguments for and against ethical realism. This interview was given by Luke Muehlhauser from his podcast Conversations From The Pale Blue Dot. For more information, go to www.commonsenseatheism.com.

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Is truth objective and absolute? Is there one ultimate theory or description of the way the world really is? Or does it in some sense depend on us and our concepts, perceptions, theories, and interpretations? These are some of the oldest questions in philosophy which divide philosophical realists on the one hand (absolutists, scientific realists, […]

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Dan Robinson gives the second of eight lectures on Reid’s Critique of David Hume at Oxford. Is it the case that every simple idea is a “copy” of a simple impression? Hume is but the latest to deny that we have direct access to the external world. This “ideal” theory, relegating ideas to a mental […]

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Tim Button (Cambridge) gives a talk at a MCMP workshop on Putnam’s Model-Theoretic Arguments (May 23, 2013) at the University of Munich. In this talk, Hilary Putnam’s model-theoretic argument against metaphysical realism is discussed in connection to perception and philosophical skepticism (Cartesian versus Kantian skepticism). Putnam’s model-theoretic argument tries to demonstrate that reference cannot be […]

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