Thinking Life: A Philosophical Fiction, Part 13—The Art of Philosophy, Section 2.

APP Editors’ Prefatory Note: In “Philosophy Unbound,” we resolved to publish original works of real philosophy freed from the constraints of professional academic philosophy, come hell or high water. Our first project flowing from that philosophy unbound resolution is the five-part, four-book series, The Rational Human Condition, which, starting on 3 July 2017, is being … [continue reading]

The Rational Human Condition 3, Deep Freedom and Real Persons: A Study in Metaphysics, Section 2.3–Kant’s Anti-Mechanism, Kantian Anti-Mechanism, Vitalism, and Emergentism.

THE RATIONAL HUMAN CONDITION, PART 1 PREFACE AND GENERAL INTRODUCTION TABLE OF CONTENTS Section 1.0  What It Is Section 1.1  Bounded in a Nutshell Section 1.2  Rational Anthropology vs. Analytic Metaphysics, the Standard Picture, and Scientific Naturalism Section 1.3  Philosophy and Its History: No Deep Difference Section 1.4  Works of Philosophy vs. Philosophical Theories: Presentational … [continue reading]

Thinking Life: A Philosophical Fiction, Part 12—The Art of Philosophy, Section 1.

APP Editors’ Prefatory Note: In “Philosophy Unbound,” we resolved to publish original works of real philosophy freed from the constraints of professional academic philosophy, come hell or high water. Our first project flowing from that philosophy unbound resolution is the five-part, four-book series, The Rational Human Condition, which, starting on 3 July 2017, is being … [continue reading]

The Rational Human Condition 3, Deep Freedom and Real Persons: A Study in Metaphysics, Section 2.2–Natural Mechanism, Computability, and Anti-Mechanism.

THE RATIONAL HUMAN CONDITION, PART 1 PREFACE AND GENERAL INTRODUCTION TABLE OF CONTENTS Section 1.0  What It Is Section 1.1  Bounded in a Nutshell Section 1.2  Rational Anthropology vs. Analytic Metaphysics, the Standard Picture, and Scientific Naturalism Section 1.3  Philosophy and Its History: No Deep Difference Section 1.4  Works of Philosophy vs. Philosophical Theories: Presentational … [continue reading]

Thinking Life: A Philosophical Fiction, Part 11—The Wanderer and His Shadow, Section 2.

APP Editors’ Prefatory Note: In “Philosophy Unbound,” we resolved to publish original works of real philosophy freed from the constraints of professional academic philosophy, come hell or high water. Our first project flowing from that philosophy unbound resolution is the five-part, four-book series, The Rational Human Condition, which, starting on 3 July 2017, is being … [continue reading]

The Rational Human Condition 3, Deep Freedom and Real Persons: A Study in Metaphysics, Section 2.1–Immanent Structuralism.

THE RATIONAL HUMAN CONDITION, PART 1 PREFACE AND GENERAL INTRODUCTION TABLE OF CONTENTS Section 1.0  What It Is Section 1.1  Bounded in a Nutshell Section 1.2  Rational Anthropology vs. Analytic Metaphysics, the Standard Picture, and Scientific Naturalism Section 1.3  Philosophy and Its History: No Deep Difference Section 1.4  Works of Philosophy vs. Philosophical Theories: Presentational … [continue reading]

The Rational Human Condition 3, Deep Freedom and Real Persons: A Study in Metaphysics, Section 2.0–Introduction.

THE RATIONAL HUMAN CONDITION, PART 1 PREFACE AND GENERAL INTRODUCTION TABLE OF CONTENTS Section 1.0  What It Is Section 1.1  Bounded in a Nutshell Section 1.2  Rational Anthropology vs. Analytic Metaphysics, the Standard Picture, and Scientific Naturalism Section 1.3  Philosophy and Its History: No Deep Difference Section 1.4  Works of Philosophy vs. Philosophical Theories: Presentational … [continue reading]

Thinking Life: A Philosophical Fiction, Part 10—The Wanderer and His Shadow, Section 1.

APP Editors’ Prefatory Note: In “Philosophy Unbound,” we resolved to publish original works of real philosophy freed from the constraints of professional academic philosophy, come hell or high water. Our first project flowing from that philosophy unbound resolution is the five-part, four-book series, The Rational Human Condition, which, starting on 3 July 2017, is being … [continue reading]

The Rational Human Condition 3, Deep Freedom and Real Persons: A Study in Metaphysics, Section 1.3–The Central Claim of this Book, and Previews.

THE RATIONAL HUMAN CONDITION, PART 1 PREFACE AND GENERAL INTRODUCTION TABLE OF CONTENTS Section 1.0  What It Is Section 1.1  Bounded in a Nutshell Section 1.2  Rational Anthropology vs. Analytic Metaphysics, the Standard Picture, and Scientific Naturalism Section 1.3  Philosophy and Its History: No Deep Difference Section 1.4  Works of Philosophy vs. Philosophical Theories: Presentational … [continue reading]

Thinking Life: A Philosophical Fiction, Part 9—Hard Fate and Black Bile, Section 2.

APP Editors’ Prefatory Note: In “Philosophy Unbound,” we resolved to publish original works of real philosophy freed from the constraints of professional academic philosophy, come hell or high water. Our first project flowing from that philosophy unbound resolution is the five-part, four-book series, The Rational Human Condition, which, starting on 3 July 2017, is being … [continue reading]