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19 Topic Pages Found in Philosophy and starting with the letter D
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Davidson, Donald, 1917-2003

Davidson's general approach to metaphysics follows a long-standing tradition in trying to derive the basic features of reality from the structure of

Open Death

cessation of all life (metabolic) processes. Death may involve the organism as a whole (somatic death) or may be confined to cells and tissues within


in linguistics, philosophy, and literary theory, the exposure and undermining of the metaphysical assumptions involved in systematic attempts to

Deleuze, Gilles (1925 - 1995)

The French philosopher Gilles Deleuze (1925-95) is best known for the two volumes Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia (1977[1972]) and A

Open Democritus (c. 460 - c. 370 B.C.)
Democritus (c. 460 - c. 370 B.C.)

Democritus of Abdera (ca. 460–360 bce ) was a Greek philosopher and student of Leukippos. He developed ancient Atomism into an influential

Dennett, Daniel (1942 - )

American philosopher, Daniel C. Dennett focuses on the philosophical problems concerning science, particularly in the areas of mind and consciousness

Derrida, Jacques (1930 - 2004)

Algerian-born philosopher (1930–2004) who developed deconstruction. His works have had an enormous influence on literary theory and continental

Open Descartes, René
Descartes, René

( rənā' dākärt' ), Lat. Renatus Cartesius, 1596–1650, French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist, b. La Haye. Descartes' methodology was a major

Dewey, John (1859 - 1952)

John Dewey was a highly influential twentieth-century American philosopher and perhaps the nation’s foremost educational theorist. Along with Charles


Dialectic(s) (ancient Greek dialektikē ) is a form of argument or type of philosophy with roots going back to ancient Greece and that has been