Philosophy Dictionary of Arguments


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Nature, philosophy: nature is usually defined as the part of reality that was not made or designed by humans. No properties can be attributed to nature. E.g. since contradiction is ultimately a language problem, one can say that nature cannot be contradictory. Not all forms of necessity can be attributed to nature, e.g. non-logical necessity and unnecessary existence. See also de re, de dicto, necessity de re, existence.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Adorno, , Th.W. Nature   Adorno, Th.W.
Barrow, John D. Nature   Barrow, John D.
Beck, , Ulrich Nature   Beck, Ulrich
Benjamin, Walter Nature   Benjamin, Walter
Butler, , Judith Nature   Butler, Judith
Cartwright, Nancy Nature   Cartwright, Nancy
Davidson, , Donald Nature   Davidson, Donald
Dawkins, Richard Nature   Dawkins, Richard
Dewey, , John Nature   Dewey, John
Esfeld, Michael Nature   Esfeld, Michael
Flusser, , Vilém Nature   Flusser, Vilem
Genz, Hennig Nature   Genz, Hennig
Hobbes, , Thomas Nature   Hobbes, Thomas
Hume, David Nature   Hume, David
Jonas, , Hans Nature   Jonas, Hans
Kant, Immanuel Nature   Kant, Immanuel
Kelly, , Kevin Nature   Kelly, Kevin
Lévi-Strauss, Claude Nature   Lévi-Strauss, Claude
Locke, , John Nature   Locke, John
Maupertuis, P. L. M. de Nature   Maupertuis, P. L. M. de
McDowell, , John Nature   McDowell, John
McGinn, Colin Nature   McGinn, Colin
Mill, , John Stuart Nature   Mill, John Stuart
Millikan, Ruth Nature   Millikan, Ruth
Monod, , Jacques Nature   Monod, Jacques
Nietzsche, Friedrich Nature   Nietzsche, Friedrich
Rorty, , Richard Nature   Rorty, Richard
Singer, Peter Nature   Singer, Peter
Weizenbaum, , Joseph Nature   Weizenbaum, Joseph

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