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Agents and Goals in Evolution

Agents and Goals in Evolution

Samir Okasha

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198815082
eISBN:
9780191852909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815082.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind

In evolutionary biology, there is a mode of thinking which is quite common, and philosophically significant. This is ‘agential thinking’. In its paradigm case, agential thinking involves treating an ... More

Baumgarten and Kant on Metaphysics

Baumgarten and Kant on Metaphysics

Courtney D. Fugate and John Hymers (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198783886
eISBN:
9780191826535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783886.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This volume collects together eleven essays on Alexander Baumgarten’s Metaphysics and its relation to the philosophy of Immanuel Kant. The early chapters examine Baumgarten’s philosophy in its ... More

The Deed is EverythingNietzsche on Will and Action

The Deed is Everything: Nietzsche on Will and Action

Aaron Ridley

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198825449
eISBN:
9780191864117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825449.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Nietzsche is often held to be an extreme sceptic about human agency, keen to debunk it along every dimension. He dismisses the ideas of freedom, autonomy, and morality, we are told, and even the very ... More

Dispositional Pluralism

Dispositional Pluralism

Jennifer McKitrick

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198717805
eISBN:
9780191787317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717805.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

Dispositional Pluralism is the view that dispositional properties are abundant and diverse. When something has a disposition, it is such that, if it were in a certain kind of circumstance, a certain ... More

Everything FlowsTowards a Processual Philosophy of Biology

Everything Flows: Towards a Processual Philosophy of Biology

Daniel J. Nicholson and John Dupré (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198779636
eISBN:
9780191824685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779636.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This collection of essays explores the metaphysical thesis that the living world is not ontologically made up of substantial particles or things, as has often been assumed, but is rather constituted ... More

The Explainability of ExperienceRealism and Subjectivity in Spinoza's Theory of the Human Mind

The Explainability of Experience: Realism and Subjectivity in Spinoza's Theory of the Human Mind

Ursula Renz

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780199350162
eISBN:
9780199350186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199350162.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book provides a novel interpretation of Spinoza’s Ethics, and his views on the human mind in particular, by showing how the text—both as a whole and in a multitude of details—is motivated by the ... More

From Psychology to MoralityEssays in Ethical Naturalism

From Psychology to Morality: Essays in Ethical Naturalism

John Deigh

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190878597
eISBN:
9780190878627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878597.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The essays in this collection belong to the tradition of naturalism in ethics. Its program is to explain moral thought and action as wholly natural phenomena, that is, to explain such thought and ... More

Hobbes on Politics and Religion

Hobbes on Politics and Religion

Laurens van Apeldoorn and Robin Douglass (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198803409
eISBN:
9780191860836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803409.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This volume provides the first collection of essays dedicated to the complex and rich intersections between Hobbes’s political and religious thought. Written by experts in the field, it opens up new ... More

The Importance of Being Rational

The Importance of Being Rational

Errol Lord

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198815099
eISBN:
9780191852916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815099.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The Importance of Being Rational systematically defends a novel reasons-based account of rationality. The book’s central thesis is that what it is for one to be rational is to correctly respond to ... More

In the Light of ExperienceNew Essays on Perception and Reasons

In the Light of Experience: New Essays on Perception and Reasons

Johan Gersel, Rasmus Thybo Jensen, Morten S. Thaning, and Søren Overgaard (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198809630
eISBN:
9780191846908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809630.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

A simple idea: Perception is of what is in view (before the eyes), or making noise, or the noises made, or emitting odours, or the thus emitted (etc.). What we see is, say, a pig, or its ... More

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