Tag: Philosophy

The most compelling instances of exclusionary reasons are those which Joseph Raz, in essence, overlooked

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In his works, Joseph Raz neglected a category of exclusionary reasons: those excluded by their very nature. This category not only shows that the concept of exclusionary reasons is not empty or inconsistent, but also plays a crucial role in elucidating a significant moral domain, namely, the domain of affective relationships. Read More →

Eduard Hanslick’s “aesthetics” go into Philosophy of Mind and Epistemology

A grayscale painting depicting the string quartet of the Romantic composer Joseph Joachim performing in a crowded chamber music hall. On stage, the four members (Carl Halir, Emanuel Wirth, Joseph Joachim, Robert Hausmann) are positioned, each with their instrument (two violins, one viola, and one cello), in front of a music stand with scores.

Hanslick, author of “On the Musically Beautiful,” is a prominent figure of Music Autonomy. In opposition to principles of musical signification, he argued that musical meaning lay in the structure and intrinsic elements of the composition. This analysis concludes that his “musical idea” concept is an epistemological formulation; therefore, his “aesthetics” must be interpreted also as a Philosophy of Mind and Epistemology, both strongly influenced by positivism. Read More →

Is today’s “today” tomorrow’s “yesterday”? On the cognitive significance of thought and discourse about the self, time and space

Image of a sign in the middle of the desert with the words "Future" pointing to the right and "Past" pointing to the left

This special issue is dedicated to Vojislav Božičković’s recently published monograph The Indexical Point of View and contains five critical notices written by experts and the author’s responses. It will surely be of interest to all those keen to know more about recent philosophical debates on self-knowledge, indexical belief and the intersubjectivity of thought. Read More →

New issue of Manuscrito invites us to consider a genuinely dynamic ontology: Process Metaphysics

In order to develop an essentially dynamic ontology and set free from our “substance metaphysics” bias, relational structures must be brought to the forefront of contemporary metaphysical debates. Read More →

Manuscrito explores the connection between language and reality

We use language to talk about all sorts of things. Species, particles, people, numbers, and so on. How do we do that? How exactly do linguistic expressions hook up with the world? These and other questions about the nature of reference in language are much discussed in the philosophical literature. Read More →

Trans/Form/Ação inaugurates new practices for the evaluation and review of manuscripts and knowledge democratization

Trans/Form/Ação: Philosophy journal of Unesp innovates by inaugurating the comments modality on articles approved for publication. Besides this activity, the journal increases already consolidated practices in order to guarantee the transparency and quality of reviews and approved texts, strengthening the free and universal democratization of knowledge, as “Open Science” advocated principles. Read More →

Agency and Rationality as Objects of Philosophical Enquiry

MANUSCRITO brings a new selection of essays dedicated to questions about rationality and agency collecting contributions by some of the most important contemporary philosophers in the field. Many of them were first presented at a conference on the same topics held at the Center for Logic and Epistemology (CLE) of the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in June 2018. Read More →

Issues in Epistemology, old and new

This thematic issue of MANUSCRITO (Vol. 40, No. 4), guest-edited by Rodrigo Borges, brings together both Brazilian and international scholars to discuss contemporary issues in Epistemology. Topics range from the classic problems of the analysis of knowledge and skepticism to more recent issues in the theory of information. Read More →

Manuscrito brings new contributions to contemporary philosophical discussions

Manuscrito (Vol. 40.2) contains five original articles and a book review on topics ranging from logic and philosophy of mathematics to philosophy of language and metaphysics, making a valuable contribution to current debates in philosophy. Some articles are more historical and exegetical, and some a more systematic, dealing with contemporary issues. Read More →

MANUSCRITO brings fourteen original contributions to the philosophy of time

This issue (Vol. 40, N. 1) brings together a number of original contributions by leading philosophers on several issues related to the metaphysics of time and semantics of temporal expressions. Read More →