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Knowing Our Limits

Knowing Our Limits

Nathan Ballantyne

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190847289
eISBN:
9780190847296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847289.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Changing our minds isn’t easy. Even when we recognize our views are disputed by intelligent and informed people, we rarely doubt our rightness. Why is this so? How can we become more open-minded, ... More

Power and InfluenceThe Metaphysics of Reductive Explanation

Power and Influence: The Metaphysics of Reductive Explanation

Richard Corry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198840718
eISBN:
9780191876332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840718.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book investigates the metaphysical presuppositions of a common—and very successful—reductive approach to dealing with the complexity of the world. The reductive approach in question is one in ... More

The Truth About DenialBias and Self-Deception in Science, Politics, and Religion

The Truth About Denial: Bias and Self-Deception in Science, Politics, and Religion

Adrian Bardon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190062262
eISBN:
9780190062309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062262.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

It is a striking—yet all too familiar—fact about human beings that our belief-forming processes can be so distorted by fears, desires, and prejudices that an otherwise sensible person may sincerely ... More

Varieties of UnderstandingNew Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology

Varieties of Understanding: New Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology

Stephen R. Grimm (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190860974
eISBN:
9780190861001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190860974.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

According to a long historical tradition, understanding comes in different varieties. In particular, it is said that understanding people has a different epistemic profile than understanding the ... More

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