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by lukasecho
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Good Secondary Texts on Jean-Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness?
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: Good Secondary Texts on Jean-Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness?

I like to read a few secondary texts alongside a primary to understand how to position the primary work in current scholarship. This is required to really deal with a text at a Graduate Level. At MA / PhD level you are required to situate your thought/writings on a text within the contemporary recep...
by lukasecho
Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Good Secondary Texts on Jean-Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness?
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: Good Secondary Texts on Jean-Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness?

or any of the following? - Jean-Paul Sartre by Danto, Arthur Coleman, 1924 - Using Sartre : An Analytical Introduction to Early Sartrean Themes McCulloch, Gregory - Sartre : A Life Cohen-Solal, Annie, 1948 - The Existential Sociology of Jean-Paul Sartre Hayim, Gila J., 1938 - Sartre Caws, Peter - Sa...
by lukasecho
Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Good Secondary Texts on Jean-Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness?
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Good Secondary Texts on Jean-Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness?

Can anyone recommend a good complimentary secondary text to use alongside reading Jean Paul Sartre's classic Being and Nothingness? I am reading Being and Nothingness in a reading group but would like an additional text to provide background, a "reading" of the text etc. I find it usually helps. Are...
by lukasecho
Sat May 21, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Continental Philosophy on Books of the Bible?
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Continental Philosophy on Books of the Bible?

I am looking for suggestions for odd essays, papers or other writings on ideas in the Old Testament or New Testament which would be good reading alongside the Bible. i.e. I'm thinking of working my way through the bible this year in a philosophical manner, and want to read along with it philosophy t...
by lukasecho
Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Conceptual Atomism - what is the Causal Relation? (Kantian?)
Replies: 42
Views: 5667

Re: Conceptual Atomism - what is the Causal Relation? (Kantian?)

Hey I don't really understand your response - how is that related to Conceptual Atomism? I don't know you did not state any theory. I was answering your LAST sentence about Kant. huh? My first sentence mentions Jerry Fodor and Conceptual Atomism. and the post Subject is "Conceptual Atomism" ? how m...
by lukasecho
Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Conceptual Atomism - what is the Causal Relation? (Kantian?)
Replies: 42
Views: 5667

Re: Conceptual Atomism - what is the Causal Relation? (Kantian?)

So In Jerry Fodor's Conceptual Atomism theory it seems that we have a concept DOG only insofar as there is a covariant causal relation between this DOG symbol occuring in my mind and my encounters with things possessing the property of DOGHOOD. But so then "Doghood" itself (in a Kantian manner) mus...
by lukasecho
Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Conceptual Atomism - what is the Causal Relation? (Kantian?)
Replies: 42
Views: 5667

Re: Conceptual Atomism - what is the Causal Relation? (Kantian?)

Hey I don't really understand your response - how is that related to Conceptual Atomism? I'm trying to get a sense of just what Jerry Fodor's model of Concepts is in his "Conceptual Atomism" theory. SEP: Conceptual Atomism: the view that lexical concepts have no semantic structure (Fodor 1998, Milli...
by lukasecho
Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Conceptual Atomism - what is the Causal Relation? (Kantian?)
Replies: 42
Views: 5667

Conceptual Atomism - what is the Causal Relation? (Kantian?)

So In Jerry Fodor's Conceptual Atomism theory it seems that we have a concept DOG only insofar as there is a covariant causal relation between this DOG symbol occuring in my mind and my encounters with things possessing the property of DOGHOOD. But so then "Doghood" itself (in a Kantian manner) must...
by lukasecho
Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Any Online Lectures by Jerry Fodor on Conceptual Atomism
Replies: 1
Views: 759

Re: Any Online Lectures by Jerry Fodor on Conceptual Atomism

asymmetric causal theory of reference ?
by lukasecho
Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Any Online Lectures by Jerry Fodor on Conceptual Atomism
Replies: 1
Views: 759

Any Online Lectures by Jerry Fodor on Conceptual Atomism

Hey whats the deal with Conceptual Atomism I have been doing a survey of the various theories of the Concept and have just run across this Conceptual Atomism one - and can't find much on it. Is it really quite new? SEP says: 2.4 Conceptual atomism A radical alternative to all of the theories we've m...
by lukasecho
Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Modern Philosophy: What to read? Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume
Replies: 15
Views: 2235

Re: Modern Philosophy: What to read? Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume

No, seriously. How does one take a philosophy degree and not have some grounding in the major philosophers? Whitehead sounds good. Longer bucket list. Well I think you are understestimating how many "years" were involved in "years ago".. I remember Descartes, Locke, Hobbes, but I don't really remem...
by lukasecho
Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: List of 20th Century "readings" of Plato's dialogues
Replies: 0
Views: 692

List of 20th Century "readings" of Plato's dialogues

Plato's 20th Century Readings - Continental Perspectives on Plato's Diaogues I'm looking for (or slowly compiling) a list of secondary commentaries or readings of individual platonic dialogues (grouped by dialogue). Specifically readings from the tradition of Modern to Contemporary Continental Philo...
by lukasecho
Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Modern Philosophy: What to read? Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume
Replies: 15
Views: 2235

Modern Philosophy: What to read? Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume

If I wanted to get a reasonable background understanding of "Early Modern Philosophy" (Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume) over say 6 months. What are the Key Primary Texts you would recommend? What about good secondary companion texts to read alongside? Thoughts on these secondary t...
by lukasecho
Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: German Idealism (Fichte, Schelling) Podcast Online Lectures?
Replies: 3
Views: 1623

Re: German Idealism (Fichte, Schelling) Podcast Online Lectures?

Yeah, I'm aware of the Hegel stuff. But its actually all that philosophy between Kant and Hegel that I'm interested in.

I keep seeing references to Fichte and feel I should possibly read some of it.