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1. The Harvard Review of Philosophy: Volume > 23
Garrett Lam Editor's Introduction
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ethics
2. The Harvard Review of Philosophy: Volume > 23
Derek Parfit Personal and Omnipersonal Duties
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This paper’s main aim is to discuss the relations between our duties and moral aims at different times, and between different people’s moral aims and duties. The paper is unfinished because it was written as part of an intended chapter in the third volume of my book On What Matters, and I later decided to drop this chapter. That is why this paper asks some questions which it doesn’t answer. But though this paper does not end with some general conclusions, it defends some particular conclusions.
lecture
3. The Harvard Review of Philosophy: Volume > 23
John R. Searle The Ontology of Human Civilization
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The basic elements in the ontology of human civilization are status functions. Those are functions that can be performed not in virtue of physical structure alone but only in virtue of collective acceptance by the community of a certain status. Money, property, government and marriage are all examples of status functions. Status functions are all created by repeated applications of the same logical operation, in a preliminary formulation: X counts as Y in context C.On examination it emerges that all status functions are created by a certain kind of representation that has a logical form of a speech act that I call a “Status Function Declaration.” These are explained.This lecture was delivered without notes and the current publication is very informal. I hope the reader will forgive the informality.
aesthetics
4. The Harvard Review of Philosophy: Volume > 23
Richard Moran Stanley Cavell on Recognition, Betrayal, and the Photographic Field of Expression
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The ideas of expression and expressiveness have been central to Stanley Cavell’s writing from the beginning, joining themes from his more strictly philosophical writing to the role of human expression as projected in cinema. This paper explores a thread running through several different parts of his writing, relating claims he makes about the photographic medium of film and its implications for the question of expression and expressivity in film There is an invocation of notions of necessity and control in the context of cinema that should be understood in the context of related ideas in his writings on Wittgenstein and others. The paper pursues some thoughts about the power of the camera, the themes of activity and passivity in expression, and the human face as the privileged field of such activity and passivity.
lecture
5. The Harvard Review of Philosophy: Volume > 23
Aaron James On the Philosophical Interest and Surprising Significance of the Asshole
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The term “asshole” might be of interest to philosophers for several reasons. It displays the power of philosophy to expose the implicit structure of ordinary thought. It suggests why we should not be able to answer certain skeptics on their own terms. It corroborates the idea of an “internal” connection between moral judgment and motivation. And it raises doubts about expressivism where it has the best chance of being true.
continental philosophy
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Taylor Carman Gabriel's Metaphysics of Sense
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interview
7. The Harvard Review of Philosophy: Volume > 23
Christopher Peacocke On Concepts, Art, and Academia
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