Philosophy of Nonsense The Intuitions of Jean Jacques Lecercle s remarkable Philosophy of Nonsense offers a sustained and important account of an area that is usually hastily dismissed Using the resources of contemporary philosophy notably Deleuze and Lyotard he manages to bring out the importance of nonsense Andrew Benjamin, University of Warwick Why are we, and in particular why are philosophers and linguists, so Bentham, Jeremy Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy Jeremy Bentham was an English philosopher and political radical He is primarily known today for his moral philosophy, especially his principle of utilitarianism, which evaluates actions based upon their consequences The relevant consequences, in particular, are the overall happiness created for How to Do Philosophy Paul Graham September In high school I decided I was going to study philosophy in college I had several motives, some honorable than others One of the less honorable was to shock people. Nominalism In metaphysics, nominalism is a philosophical view which denies the existence of universals and abstract objects, but affirms the existence of general or abstract terms and predicates There are at least two main versions of nominalism One version denies the existence of universals things that can be instantiated or exemplified by many particular things e.g strength, humanity. Philosophy of science Philosophy of science is a sub field of philosophy concerned with the foundations, methods, and implications of science.The central questions of this study concern what qualifies as science, the reliability of scientific theories, and the ultimate purpose of science.This discipline overlaps with metaphysics, ontology, and epistemology, for example, when it explores the relationship between Ludwig Wittgenstein Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Considered by some to be the greatest philosopher of the th century, Ludwig Wittgenstein played a central, if controversial, role in th century analytic philosophy He continues to influence current philosophical thought in topics as diverse as logic and language, perception and intention Nonsense on Stilts How to Tell Science from The basic point of this book is that some of what passes as science can be reliably dismissed as pseudoscience, and some is clearly science, but there are gray areas, and it The Proceedings of the Friesian School An electronic journal of philosophy, promoting the principles and the further development of the Critical Philosophy of Immanuel Kant, Arthur Schopenhauer, and the Friesian School, i.e Jakob Fries, Leonard Nelson, Rudolf Otto, Karl Popper, F.A Hayek, etc. Arthur Schopenhauer Friesian School Arthur Schopenhauer Certainly one of the greatest philosophers of the th century, Schopenhauer seems to have had impact on literature e.g Thomas Mann and on people in general than on academic philosophy. Mill, John Stuart Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy John Stuart Mill John Stuart Mill profoundly influenced the shape of nineteenth century British thought and political discourse.