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Being NecessaryThemes of Ontology and Modality from the Work of Bob Hale

Being Necessary: Themes of Ontology and Modality from the Work of Bob Hale

Ivette Fred-Rivera and Jessica Leech (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198792161
eISBN:
9780191866876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792161.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What is the relationship between ontology and modality: between what there is, and what there could be, must be, or might have been? Throughout a distinguished career, Bob Hale’s work has addressed ... More

The Birth of EthicsReconstructing the Role and Nature of Morality

The Birth of Ethics: Reconstructing the Role and Nature of Morality

Philip Pettit

Kinch Hoekstra (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190904913
eISBN:
9780190904944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190904913.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The Birth of Ethics begins from a counterfactual world, Erewhon, where the residents are like us in various respects, including the use of natural language, but lack any sense of ethics or morality. ... More

Charles S. Peirce's PhenomenologyAnalysis and Consciousness

Charles S. Peirce's Phenomenology: Analysis and Consciousness

Richard Kenneth Atkins

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190887179
eISBN:
9780190887209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887179.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

No reasonable person would deny that the sound of a falling pin is less intense than the feeling of a hot poker pressed against the skin, or that the recollection of something seen decades earlier is ... More

Epistemology for the Rest of the World

Epistemology for the Rest of the World

Stephen Stich, Masaharu Mizumoto, and Eric McCready (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190865085
eISBN:
9780190865115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865085.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Anglophone epistemologists have devoted a great deal of attention to the English word “know” and to English sentences used to attribute knowledge. Many contemporary epistemologists, including ... More

The Fight Against DoubtHow to Bridge the Gap Between Scientists and the Public

The Fight Against Doubt: How to Bridge the Gap Between Scientists and the Public

Inmaculada de Melo-Martín and Kristen Intemann

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190869229
eISBN:
9780190869236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869229.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Current debates about climate change or vaccine safety provide an alarming illustration of the potential impacts of dissent about scientific claims. False beliefs about evidence and the conclusions ... More

For the Love of MetaphysicsNihilism and the Conflict of Reason from Kant to Rosenzweig

For the Love of Metaphysics: Nihilism and the Conflict of Reason from Kant to Rosenzweig

Karin Nisenbaum

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190680640
eISBN:
9780190680671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680640.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In his Critique of Pure Reason, Kant argued that human reason is inherently conflicted, because it demands a form of unconditioned knowledge that transcends its capacity; his solution to this ... More

The Greatest Possible Being

The Greatest Possible Being

Jeff Speaks

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826811
eISBN:
9780191865725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826811.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Philosophical theology is the attempt to use reason to determine the attributes of God. An ancient tradition, which is perhaps more influential now than ever, tries to derive the attributes of God ... More

Individuation, Process, and Scientific Practices

Individuation, Process, and Scientific Practices

Otávio Bueno, Ruey-Lin Chen, and Melinda Bonnie Fagan (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190636814
eISBN:
9780190636845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190636814.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book concerns a classic philosophical question: “What things count as individuals?” Rather than addressing it from the perspective of analytic metaphysics, this volume proposes to reformulate ... More

Inner SpeechNew Voices

Inner Speech: New Voices

Peter Langland-Hassan and Agustin Vicente (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198796640
eISBN:
9780191866869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796640.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Inner speech lies at the chaotic intersection of numerous difficult questions in contemporary philosophy and psychology. On the one hand, inner speech utterances are private mental events of a kind. ... More

Jane Austen's EmmaPhilosophical Perspectives

Jane Austen's Emma: Philosophical Perspectives

E.M. Dadlez (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190689414
eISBN:
9780190689452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190689414.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Legend has it that, when asked whether he still read novels, the philosopher Gilbert Ryle responded “Yes, all six, every year,” referring to Jane Austen’s six completed works. Her novels have invited ... More

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