International Journal of Philosophy

Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2019

  • Moral Responsibility Reconsidered: Integrating Chance, Choice and Constraint

    Abraham Rudnick

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2019
    Pages: 48-54
    Received: 4 February 2019
    Accepted: 15 March 2019
    Published: 9 April 2019
    Abstract: Clarity is needed regarding moral responsibility, for theoretical and practical purposes, such as philosophical coherence and social regulation. In this article, I examine the notion of (individual) moral responsibility. I first dispense with a preliminary concern, that the notion of moral responsibility can be used in at least two distinct ways, w... Show More
  • Phenomenology and Ontology in the Lukácsian Concept of Labor

    Manuel Alejandro Bonilla Bonilla

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2019
    Pages: 55-61
    Received: 22 February 2019
    Accepted: 8 April 2019
    Published: 29 April 2019
    Abstract: This article attempts to reassess the evaluation of one of the most crucial concepts in the philosophy of the hungarian philosopher Georgy Lukács, namely, the concept of labor. It discusses how, as a result of his own philosophical evolution, Lukács developed two different approaches in his investigation about the fundamental categories that compri... Show More
  • Conceptions of the Future of Contemporary Civilization

    Nikoleta Mihaleva

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2019
    Pages: 62-65
    Received: 25 March 2019
    Accepted: 23 May 2019
    Published: 11 June 2019
    Abstract: The article discusses the future of European civilization on the basis of the theoretical views of O. Spengler (“cultural ages” and “fate”), A. Toynbee ("soul" and "Prometheus impulse"), N. Berdyaev (“barbarism”, “culture”, “civilization and religious transformation”), as well as certain representatives of postmodernism, who clearly indicate the cr... Show More
  • Transcranial Theory of Mind: A New Revolution of Cognitive Science

    Li Jianhui

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2019
    Pages: 66-71
    Received: 17 April 2019
    Accepted: 4 June 2019
    Published: 17 June 2019
    Abstract: In recent years, many scientists and philosophers have begun to believe that a new theoretic revolution is occurring in cognitive science. The revolution is the rise of theoretical models of “4E+S” cognition. “4E” denotes “embodied”, “embedded”, “enacted”, and “extended”; “S” denotes “situated”. Differentiating from the traditional computational th... Show More
  • Metaphysics of the Self, the Selfie as a Splinter of Modern Culture

    Mirosław Pawliszyn

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2019
    Pages: 72-81
    Received: 13 April 2019
    Accepted: 29 May 2019
    Published: 19 June 2019
    Abstract: Leszek Kołakowski once wrote such a sentence: “Metaphysics pushed out the door returns through the window”. These words of the Polish philosopher are still valid. Metaphysics did not die, although it went through intricate paths of criticism. It cannot be practised any more as Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas or Hegel did. Martin Heidegger, Emmanuel Levin... Show More
  • On Hui-neng’s Ontology That Regards Xin as the Origin

    Li Bingquan, Du Haixin, Zhang Xudong

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2019
    Pages: 82-86
    Received: 30 April 2019
    Accepted: 19 June 2019
    Published: 29 June 2019
    Abstract: Hui-neng, the sixth patriarch of Chinese Ch’an (Zen), traced the origin of the world where human beings exist, and made the explanation with unique Chinese cultural characteristics. He put forward the ontological thought of Xin (mind or heart), which can be reduced to the following two aspects. (1) Human Xin creates the world, which means “the worl... Show More
  • The Reclassification of Technological Knowledge Based on the Modularity Theory

    Lin Runyan

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2019
    Pages: 87-92
    Received: 22 May 2019
    Accepted: 25 June 2019
    Published: 10 July 2019
    Abstract: Technological knowledge refers to human body about design, manufacture and use of technological knowledge system needed for the Technological artifact. Carpenter, Ropohl, Vincenti, and Vries had classified the technological knowledge from different angles. With the development of technology, the content of the technological knowledge framework also... Show More
  • Mathematical Metaphysics: Modelling Determinism and Free-Will Along the Lines of Theological Compatibilism

    Joseph Ivin Thomas

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2019
    Pages: 93-106
    Received: 1 March 2019
    Accepted: 28 April 2019
    Published: 12 July 2019
    Abstract: In this paper, an attempt is made to lay a systematic framework that helps answer a deeply perplexing philosophical question: “Can blind obedience to a set of immutable laws of nature pose a sufficient explanation for all phenomena in the world?” From the perspective of the human person, this question can be re-phrased as follows: “Do the events in... Show More