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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

BeliefA Pragmatic Picture

Belief: A Pragmatic Picture

Aaron Z. Zimmerman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198809517
eISBN:
9780191846854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809517.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Have you ever called yourself a “pragmatist”? Have you ever wondered what that means? The author traces the origins of pragmatism to a theory of belief defended by the nineteenth-century Scottish ... More

Common Sense in the Scottish Enlightenment

Common Sense in the Scottish Enlightenment

C. B. Bow (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198783909
eISBN:
9780191826559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783909.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book explores the philosophical and historical significance of common sense philosophy in the Scottish Enlightenment. As one of eighteenth-century Scotland’s most original intellectual products, ... More

Concern, Respect, and Cooperation

Concern, Respect, and Cooperation

Garrett Cullity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198807841
eISBN:
9780191845642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807841.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Three things often recognized as central to morality are concern for others’ welfare, respect for their self-expression, and cooperation in worthwhile collective activity. When philosophers have ... More

Conjoining MeaningsSemantics Without Truth Values

Conjoining Meanings: Semantics Without Truth Values

Paul M. Pietroski

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198812722
eISBN:
9780191850516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812722.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

Humans naturally acquire languages that connect meanings with pronunciations. These distinctive languages are described here as generative procedures that respect substantive constraints. Children ... More

The Ethics of GivingPhilosophers' Perspectives on Philanthropy

The Ethics of Giving: Philosophers' Perspectives on Philanthropy

Paul Woodruff (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190648879
eISBN:
9780190648909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190648879.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Philanthropy and charitable giving support the lives of both people and institutions. Individuals express their values by where they give and how much. Yet recent philosophers have written little ... More

The Exchange of WordsSpeech, Testimony, and Intersubjectivity

The Exchange of Words: Speech, Testimony, and Intersubjectivity

Richard Moran

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190873325
eISBN:
9780190873356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873325.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The capacity to speak is not only the ability to pronounce words, but is the socially recognized capacity to make one’s words count in various ways. We rely on this capacity whenever we tell another ... More

Fallibilism: Evidence and Knowledge

Fallibilism: Evidence and Knowledge

Jessica Brown

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198801771
eISBN:
9780191840364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801771.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book examines the prospects for infallibilism about knowledge, according to which one can know that p only if one has evidence which guarantees or entails that p. In particular, it focuses on ... More

Fellow CreaturesOur Obligations to the Other Animals

Fellow Creatures: Our Obligations to the Other Animals

Christine M. Korsgaard

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198753858
eISBN:
9780191815416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753858.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book argues that we are obligated to treat all sentient animals as “ends in themselves.” Drawing on a theory of the good derived from Aristotle, it offers an explanation of why animals are the ... More

Fixing LanguageAn Essay on Conceptual Engineering

Fixing Language: An Essay on Conceptual Engineering

Herman Cappelen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198814719
eISBN:
9780191852404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814719.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Fixing Language is a book about ways in which language (and other representational devices) can be defective and improved. In all parts of philosophy there are philosophers who criticize the concepts ... More

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