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Aristotle's Physics AlphaSymposium Aristotelicum

Aristotle's Physics Alpha: Symposium Aristotelicum

Katerina Ierodiakonou, Paul Kalligas, and Vassilis Karasmanis (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198830993
eISBN:
9780191868948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830993.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This volume of the ‘Symposium Aristotelicum’ constitutes a running commentary of the first book of Aristotle’s Physics, a central treatise of the Aristotelian corpus that aims at knowledge of the ... More

Being and ReasonAn Essay on Spinoza's Metaphysics

Being and Reason: An Essay on Spinoza's Metaphysics

Martin Lin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198834151
eISBN:
9780191879043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834151.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In Being and Reason, Martin Lin offers a new interpretation of Spinoza’s core metaphysical doctrines with attention to how and why, in Spinoza, metaphysical notions are entangled with cognitive, ... More

Bernard BolzanoHis Life and Work

Bernard Bolzano: His Life and Work

Paul Rusnock and Jan Sebestík

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198823681
eISBN:
9780191862298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823681.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Bernard Bolzano (1781–1850) is increasingly recognized as one of the greatest nineteenth-century philosophers. A philosopher and mathematician of rare talent, he made groundbreaking contributions to ... More

The Concealed Influence of CustomHume's Treatise from the Inside Out

The Concealed Influence of Custom: Hume's Treatise from the Inside Out

Jay L. Garfield

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190933401
eISBN:
9780190933432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933401.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This volume provides a reading of Hume’s Treatise as a whole, foregrounding Hume’s understanding of custom and its role in the Treatise. It shows that Hume grounds his understanding of custom in its ... More

Death and Nonexistence

Death and Nonexistence

Palle Yourgrau

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190247478
eISBN:
9780190247492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190247478.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

The dead are gone. They count for nothing. Yet if we count the dead, their number is staggering. And they account for most of what’s great about civilization. Compared to the greatness of the dead, ... More

The Ethics of Universal Health Insurance

The Ethics of Universal Health Insurance

Alex Rajczi

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190946838
eISBN:
9780190946869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190946838.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Millions of Americans lack health insurance, and thousands suffer and die every year. Philosophers have argued that an ideal society would avoid these problems by guaranteeing affordable access to ... More

Language PangsOn Pain and the Origin of Language

Language Pangs: On Pain and the Origin of Language

Ilit Ferber

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190053864
eISBN:
9780190053871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053864.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Language and pain are usually thought of as opposites, the one being about expression and communication, the other destructive, “beyond words,” and isolating. Language Pangs challenges these familiar ... More

Locke on Knowledge and RealityA Commentary on An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Locke on Knowledge and Reality: A Commentary on An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Georges Dicker

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190662196
eISBN:
9780190662233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662196.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book is essentially a commentary on John Locke’s masterwork, his An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, which is the foundational work of classical Empiricism. It aims to be accessible to ... More

Nietzsche on the Decadence and Flourishing of Culture

Nietzsche on the Decadence and Flourishing of Culture

Andrew Huddleston

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198823674
eISBN:
9780191862281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823674.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In Nietzsche’s first book The Birth of Tragedy (1872), cultural renewal is paramount among his concerns. The standard story about Nietzsche’s philosophical development is that he soon becomes ... More

Opting for the BestOughts and Options

Opting for the Best: Oughts and Options

Douglas W. Portmore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190945350
eISBN:
9780190945381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945350.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The book concerns what is, perhaps, the least controversial normative principle concerning action: you ought to perform your best option—best, that is, in terms of whatever ultimately matters. The ... More

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