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12 Topic Pages Found in Philosophy and starting with the letter F
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Fackenheim, Emil L.

Fackenheim’s grandparents were conservative Jews who kept kosher. His mother was descended from a long line of rabbis and was very pious in the

Falun Gong

Chinese religious sect, influenced by Buddhism and Taoism, founded in 1992 by Li Hongzhi, which claims 100 million members worldwide, including 80

Fechner, Gustav (1801 - 1887)

Gustav Theodor Fechner (1801–1887) was a German physicist and philosopher whose application of mathematical and scientific methods to psychological

Open Feminism

The concept of feminism is not universal and has many forms (e.g., liberal, radical, womanism) and definitions. However, there are three

Feyerabend, Paul (1924 - 1994)

Austrian-born US philosopher of science, who rejected the attempt by certain philosophers (such as Karl Popper ) to find a methodology applicable to

Fichte, Johann Gottlieb (1762 - 1814)

( yō'hän gôt'lēp fĭkh't to ) 1762–1814, German philosopher. After studying theology at Jena and working as a tutor in Zürich and Leipzig, he became


Forgiveness occurs in an interpersonal context, as a response to the intentional harm caused by another. When one individual insults another, reveals

Foucault, Michel (1926 - 1984)

Historian of ideas Michel Foucault (1926–84) has realized a reputation that has spread far and wide from both his native France and disciplinary

Open Freedom

This is a concept which characterizes a certain type of human condition. While at first glance a simplistic enough term, ‘freedom’ does in fact have a

Free will

in philosophy, the doctrine that an individual, regardless of forces external to him, can and does choose at least some of his actions. The existence