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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

Abortion and Social ResponsibilityDepolarizing the Debate

Abortion and Social Responsibility: Depolarizing the Debate

Laurie Shrage

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153095
eISBN:
9780199870615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515309X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book argues that Roe v. Wade's six‐month time span for abortion “on demand” polarized the American public, and obscured alternatives that could have gained broad public support. As ... More

About OneselfDe Se Thought and Communication

About Oneself: De Se Thought and Communication

Manuel García-Carpintero and Stephan Torre (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198713265
eISBN:
9780191781711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713265.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This volume addresses foundational issues concerning the nature of first-personal, or de se thought and how such thoughts are communicated. One of the question addressed is whether there is anything ... 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

Abstraction and Infinity

Abstraction and Infinity

Paolo Mancosu

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198746829
eISBN:
9780191809095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746829.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, History of Philosophy

The book provides an original investigation of historical and systematic aspects of the notions of abstraction and infinity and their interaction. The notion of abstraction in question is that ... More

AbstractionismEssays in Philosophy of Mathematics

Abstractionism: Essays in Philosophy of Mathematics

Philip A Ebert and Marcus Rossberg (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199645268
eISBN:
9780191755330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645268.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The collection contains an extensive introduction and 16 original papers on the philosophical and mathematical aspects of Abstractionism—a position in the philosophy of mathematics which is a ... More

Academic Freedom

Academic Freedom

Jennifer Lackey (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198791508
eISBN:
9780191868450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791508.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Academic freedom, which allows members of institutions of higher learning to engage in intellectual pursuits without fear of censorship or retaliation, lies at the heart of the mission of the ... 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

Accidental IntoleranceHow We Stigmatize ADHD and How We Can Stop

Accidental Intolerance: How We Stigmatize ADHD and How We Can Stop

Susan C. C. Hawthorne

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199977383
eISBN:
9780199369928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977383.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book examines both standard practice and ongoing controversies in social, medical, scientific, ethical, and philosophical approaches to ADHD. The complex web of concepts, data, needs, and ... 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

Achievement

Achievement

Gwen Bradford

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198714026
eISBN:
9780191782473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714026.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Achievement is a central element in the best human lives. But just what is achievement? And why is achievement valuable? Achievements have a common structure: a process culminates in a product. But ... More

Across the BoundariesExtrapolation in Biology and Social Science

Across the Boundaries: Extrapolation in Biology and Social Science

Daniel Steel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195331448
eISBN:
9780199868063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331448.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The biological and social sciences often generalize causal conclusions from one context to others that may differ in some relevant respects, as is illustrated by inferences from animal models to ... More

The Act Itself

The Act Itself

Jonathan Bennett

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237914
eISBN:
9780191597077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823791X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The distinction between the consequences of an act and the act itself is supposed to define the fight between consequentialism and deontological moralities. This book, though sympathetic to ... More

Acting LiturgicallyPhilosophical Reflections on Religious Practice

Acting Liturgically: Philosophical Reflections on Religious Practice

Nicholas Wolterstorff

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198805380
eISBN:
9780191843457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805380.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Participation in religious liturgies and rituals is a pervasive and remarkably complex form of human activity; this book opens with a discussion of the nature of liturgical activity and then explores ... 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

Actual Consciousness

Actual Consciousness

Ted Honderich

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198714385
eISBN:
9780191782794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714385.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

What is it to be conscious in the primary ordinary sense? Five leading ideas—qualia, what it’s like to be something, subjectivity, intentionality or aboutness, phenomenality—all fail to give an ... 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

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