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The A Priori in Philosophy

The A Priori in Philosophy

Albert Casullo and Joshua C. Thurow (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199695331
eISBN:
9780191758218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695331.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapters in this volume aim to advance the discussion of the role of the a priori in philosophy by addressing four sets of issues. The first is whether intuitions provide evidence for ... More

Absolute TimeRifts in Early Modern British Metaphysics

Absolute Time: Rifts in Early Modern British Metaphysics

Emily Thomas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198807933
eISBN:
9780191845727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807933.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What is time? Traditionally, it has been answered that time is a product of the human mind, or the motion of celestial bodies. In the mid-seventeenth century, a new kind of answer emerged: time or ... More

Abstract Objects and the Semantics of Natural Language

Abstract Objects and the Semantics of Natural Language

Friederike Moltmann

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199608744
eISBN:
9780191747700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608744.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Abstract objects such as properties, propositions, numbers, degrees, and expression types are at the centre of many philosophical debates. Philosophers and linguists alike generally hold the view ... More

Accessing KantA relaxed introduction to the Critique of Pure Reason

Accessing Kant: A relaxed introduction to the Critique of Pure Reason

Jay F. Rosenberg

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199275816
eISBN:
9780191699849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275816.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book introduces Immanuel Kant's masterwork, the Critique of Pure Reason, from a ‘relaxed’ problem-oriented perspective which treats Kant as an especially insightful practising philosopher, from ... More

Accuracy and the Laws of Credence

Accuracy and the Laws of Credence

Richard Pettigrew

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198732716
eISBN:
9780191797019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732716.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This book explores a particular way of justifying the rational principles that govern credences (or degrees of belief). The main principles that the book justifies are the central tenets of Bayesian ... More

Action and its Explanation

Action and its Explanation

David-Hillel Ruben

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198235880
eISBN:
9780191679155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198235880.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This book pursues some novel and unusual standpoints in the philosophy of action. It rejects, for example, the most widely held view about how to count actions, and argues for what it calls a ... More

Action, Knowledge, and Will

Action, Knowledge, and Will

John Hyman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198735779
eISBN:
9780191799754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735779.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Human agency has four irreducibly different dimensions—psychological, ethical, intellectual, and physical—which the traditional idea of a will tended to conflate. Examining them separately yields ... More

The Actual and the PossibleModality and Metaphysics in Modern Philosophy

The Actual and the Possible: Modality and Metaphysics in Modern Philosophy

Mark Sinclair (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198786436
eISBN:
9780191828751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786436.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This volume offers a selection of essays by leading specialists on modality and the metaphysics of modality in the history of modern philosophy, from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. It ... More

Ad InfinitumNew Essays on Epistemological Infinitism

Ad Infinitum: New Essays on Epistemological Infinitism

John Turri and Peter D. Klein (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199609598
eISBN:
9780191779374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609598.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Infinitism is an ancient view in epistemology about the structure of knowledge and epistemic justification. Infinitism has never been popular, and is often associated with skepticism, but after ... More

After CertaintyA History of Our Epistemic Ideals and Illusions

After Certainty: A History of Our Epistemic Ideals and Illusions

Robert Pasnau

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198801788
eISBN:
9780191840371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801788.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

No part of philosophy is as disconnected from its history as is epistemology. After Certainty offers a reconstruction of that history as the story of an epistemic ideal first formulated by Plato and ... More

Against CoherenceTruth, Probability, and Justification

Against Coherence: Truth, Probability, and Justification

Erik J. Olsson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199279999
eISBN:
9780191602665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199279993.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

According to the popular coherence theory of knowledge and justification, if a person's beliefs are coherent, they are also likely to be true. This book is the most extensive and detailed study of ... More

Agency and ResponsibilityA Common-Sense Moral Psychology

Agency and Responsibility: A Common-Sense Moral Psychology

Jeanette Kennett

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199266302
eISBN:
9780191699146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266302.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Is it ever possible for people to act freely and intentionally against their better judgement? Is it ever possible to act in opposition to one's strongest desire? If either of these questions are ... More

Agency and the Foundations of EthicsNietzschean Constitutivism

Agency and the Foundations of Ethics: Nietzschean Constitutivism

Paul Katsafanas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199645077
eISBN:
9780191751912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645077.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Constitutivism is the view that we can derive substantive normative conclusions from an account of the nature of action. Agency and the Foundations of Ethics explains the constitutivist strategy and ... More

Aham: IThe Enigma of I-consciousness

Aham: I: The Enigma of I-consciousness

Anindita Niyogi Balslev

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198089513
eISBN:
9780199082575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089513.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Philosophers across cultures generally hold I-consciousness to be an indubitable phenomenon. Based on a range of philosophical works derived from Indian and Western conceptual worlds, this book ... More

The Aim of Belief

The Aim of Belief

Timothy Chan (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199672134
eISBN:
9780191759079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672134.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What is belief? ‘Beliefs aim at truth’ is commonly accepted as the starting point for philosophers who want to give an adequate account of this fundamental state of mind, but it raises as many ... More

All Talked OutNaturalism and the Future of Philosophy

All Talked Out: Naturalism and the Future of Philosophy

J.D. Trout

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190686802
eISBN:
9780190686833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686802.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Few topics animate, even polarize, philosophers, more than Naturalism, a doctrine which states that philosophy is continuous with, and perhaps even replaceable by, sciences worthy of the name. On one ... More

All the Power in the World

All the Power in the World

Peter Unger

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195155617
eISBN:
9780199850563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195155617.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This work of philosophy presents a new picture of concrete reality. The author breaks with what he terms the conservatism of present-day philosophy, and returns to central themes from Descartes, ... More

Analysis and MetaphysicsAn Introduction to Philosophy

Analysis and Metaphysics: An Introduction to Philosophy

P. F. Strawson

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198751182
eISBN:
9780191695032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198751182.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

All developed human beings possess a practical mastery of a vast range of concepts, including such basic structural notions as those of identity, truth, existence, material objects, mental states, ... More

AnimalismNew Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity

Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity

Stephan Blatti and Paul F. Snowdon (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199608751
eISBN:
9780191823305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608751.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Animalism is the view that we are animals. After being ignored for a long time in philosophical discussions of our nature, this idea has recently gained considerable support in metaphysics and ... More

The Ant TrapRebuilding the Foundations of the Social Sciences

The Ant Trap: Rebuilding the Foundations of the Social Sciences

Brian Epstein

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199381104
eISBN:
9780199381128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199381104.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

We live in a world of crowds and corporations, legislatures and languages, money and markets. These are all social objects—they are made, at least in part, by people and communities. But what exactly ... More

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