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Florida State University Department of Philosophy

Works: 19 works in 53 publications in 1 language and 2,219 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Classifications: H1, 300.5
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Social theory and practice by Florida State University. Dept. of Philosophy( )

in English and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Reflections on Kant's philosophy by U.S.A. Department of philosophy. Symposium. 1974. Tallahasse, Fla., U.S.A Florida State University. Tallahassee( Book )

2 editions published between 1975 and 1996 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man and value : essays in honor of William H. Werkmeister( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking Dworkin seriously( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More history and philosophy of science in science teaching : proceedings of the first international conference by International Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science in Science Teaching( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social theory and practice( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Special issue on John Rawls' A theory of justice( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reasoning and moral judgments by Briana Marie Toole( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

David Hume, the philosopher who famously asserts that "reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions," argues in the Enquiry into the Principles of Morality that it is emotion, and not reason, through which moral determinations are made. In contrast, I essay that sentiment is not a proper foundation for moral determinations, and that it is through the application of reason that we may come to make moral judgments. In this paper, I enumerate the flaws inherent in Hume's argument, detail the kind of moral theory we are searching for, and provide an argument for believing that a successful moral theory is one that argues for reason as a foundation. I argue that there is an objective moral truth that is fixed and immutable, and that this moral truth is known through reason, not sentiment
Language, before our eyes : practice, rules, & meaning in Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations by Derek Roguski( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This essay is an attempt to present a clear description of some particularly important aspects of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, including Wittgenstein's central aim, which is to describe language as a natural phenomenon. This paper attempts to unpack the following statement, to give a description of some of the details of Wittgenstein's "descriptivism". The paper includes discussions of the concepts: language-games, rule-following, public meaning, and what is hidden. The essay is concluded with a brief critique of what happens when commentators on Wittgenstein do not accept what I argue is Wittgenstein's central aim
Kant and critique : new essays in honor of W.H. Werkmeister( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

These new papers by distinguished Kant scholars are collected from a conference held in honor of one of the world's foremost authorities on Kant: William H. Werkmeister. The contributors present novel interpretations of the development of Kant's thought up to and beyond the three famous Critiques. Frederick Van De Pitte raises important questions about Kant's theory of concept formation; Paul Guyer and R. M. Hare contribute provocative essays on Kant's ethics; Donald Crawford and Ted Cohen offer valuable accounts of Kant's theory of aesthetic judgement; and two probing studies of the most interesting problems of the Opus postumum are provided by Burkhardt Tuschling and Professor Werkmeister himself. This book should be read by professional Kant scholars, historians of modern philosophy, and graduate and advanced undergraduate students in these fields
Philosophy 315 : Notes on Spinoza's Ethics by Florida State University( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Against consequentialism : the wrongness of impartiality by Nathaniel B Jones( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The most important objective of this paper is to provide a clear and detailed overview of Consequentialism and to show one way in which it is mistaken in its moral prescriptions. While there may be many criticisms of Consequentialism, our focus here will be on the apparent problem it has when dealing with issues of Special Relationships, namely the obligations one may have to family, friends, and any promises he may have made. This criticism will simply be called the Problem of Special Relationships. I must first introduce Consequentialism, explain what it entails, show what the Problem of Special Relationships is, and finally go through two replies from Act-Consequentialism and one from Rule Consequentialism
The great sin : a critical study of Morley Callaghan's novels by Cherrill P Heaton( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"A full-length analysis and assessment of Callaghan's novels is long overdue. This study seeks to make such an analysis and assessment. It will show that Callaghan deserves better treatment than he has received and that, because of the bulk and quality of his work, he is truly a major author and not just the best of a bad Canadian lot. The study will also make a direct attack on one of the commonplaces of Callaghan criticism: that Callaghan is guilty of 'moral flabbiness, ' 'flabbiness of thought, ' that his novels reflect confusion and an inability to come to conclusions about the basic issues of life"--
The extent to which the U.S. Constitution can be considered a social contract by Felicia Holloman( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The goal of this analysis is to show the extent to which the U.S. Constitution and other pertinent American legal documents (i.e. the Declaration of Independence and the Amendments to the Constitution) can be considered a Lockean social contract. John Locke's social contract was chosen for its striking similarities to the U.S. form of government and apparent political philosophy. After comparing Locke's major work on social contract theory, The Second Treatise of Government, to the American legal documents in question, I consider the implications of viewing the U.S. government as a social contract, including what this may mean for voter participation and the debate on judicial interpretations of the Constitution
The sonic fetish : a study of the Marxist approach to popular music by Douglas Westlake( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Two problems arose during the twentieth century that posed major problems for Marxism: the introduction of the mechanical reproduction of art and the rise of apathy amongst the proletariat. The twentieth century saw the beginning of the dissemination of immaterial artistic media, and it has culminated in the contemporary digital revolution. Nowhere has it had more of an impact than on the realm of popular music. This poses a major problem for aesthetic Marxism, because so many analyses of Marx have focused on his connection to materialism. The revolutionary action of the proletariat was also a much-discussed aspect of Marx's philosophy, and it too posed a major problem for Marxism. By the middle of the twentieth century, the proletariat seemed inactive, and uninterested in advocating change. The Frankfurt school arose to confront these crucial Marxist dilemmas. First and foremost, the members emphasized the theoretical basis of Marxism. Coupled with psychoanalysis the members of the Frankfurt school attempted to explain the Marxist deficiencies. Theodor Adorno became one of the most important members of the Frankfurt school. It was Adorno's notion of the culture industry that saved Marxism from the passive and apathetic proletariat. The cultural apparatus acts to standardize enjoyment, in order to guarantee that every aspect of the proletariat's life is controlled. Adorno explains the cause of the proletariat's apathy, but his dogmatic appeal to materialism was his downfall. If Marxists are going to confront the aesthetic concerns of digital media, they must realize that matter doesn't matter
You've earned it! : Searching for a defensible basis for desert in wages by Ryan Jenkins( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In my thesis, I propose a new theory of wages as deserved income. I take a look at two prominent philosophers' discussions on the subject, and find they are both lacking. George Sher believes that desert in wages can best be explained by appealing to the violation of moral standards that dictate how we believe the world should be. He says that, because subordinating our labor to another's ends (i.e. 'working') violates some "independent standard," wages are deserved to offset this loss of autonomy. A wage is "uniquely suited" to allow a worker to pursue his own goals in turn, says Sher. Joel Feinberg argues that, as far as wages are deserved at all, they are deserved only as compensation for especially difficult, dangerous or unpleasant work, and that they can only explain deserved differentials in pay. He rejects the idea that deserved wages can be explained as a reward. My own theory, briefly, is this: wages are deserved as a reward after a worker has (1) put forth an effort that (2) has been directed toward the end of another and (3) is socially valuable. Finally, I survey the literature in the living wage movement. Finding it lacking in the language of desert, I propose that the proponents of a living wage adopt an argument like mine. That is, I suggest they give to desert a more central role in their discussions about why workers should receive a living wage
Philosophy of language( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special issue on Wittgenstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Kant and critique : new essays in honor of W.H. Werkmeister
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