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Analysis and MetaphysicsAn Introduction to Philosophy

Analysis and Metaphysics: An Introduction to Philosophy

P. F. Strawson

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198751182
eISBN:
9780191695032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198751182.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

All developed human beings possess a practical mastery of a vast range of concepts, including such basic structural notions as those of identity, truth, existence, material objects, mental states, ... More

The Crisis of Method in Contemporary Analytic Philosophy

The Crisis of Method in Contemporary Analytic Philosophy

Avner Baz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198801887
eISBN:
9780191840432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801887.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The book presents a critique of what has come to be called “the method of cases”—theorizing on the basis of the “application” of words to cases—as well as of the recent debates between “armchair” and ... More

Effective IntentionsThe Power of Conscious Will

Effective Intentions: The Power of Conscious Will

Alfred R Mele

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195384260
eISBN:
9780199869909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384260.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This book has both a negative aim and a positive aim. The negative aim is to show that some recent influential scientific claims about free will, consciousness, and action‐production are not ... More

Empty IdeasA Critique of Analytic Philosophy

Empty Ideas: A Critique of Analytic Philosophy

Peter Unger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199330812
eISBN:
9780199378524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330812.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

During the mid-twentieth century, philosophers generally agreed that, by contrast with the natural sciences, philosophy should offer no substantial thoughts about the general nature of concrete ... More

Engagement and Metaphysical DissatisfactionModality and Value

Engagement and Metaphysical Dissatisfaction: Modality and Value

Barry Stroud

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199764969
eISBN:
9780199894970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764969.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

We all have beliefs to the effect that if a certain thing were to happen a certain other thing would happen. We also believe that some things simply must be so, with no possibility of having been ... More

The Epistemology of Testimony

The Epistemology of Testimony

Jennifer Lackey and Ernest Sosa (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199276011
eISBN:
9780191706110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276011.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

How do we acquire knowledge from either the spoken or written word of others? This is the question at the center of The Epistemology of Testimony, a collection of essays devoted to the ... More

Essays on a Priori Knowledge and JustificationEssays

Essays on a Priori Knowledge and Justification: Essays

Albert Casullo

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199777860
eISBN:
9780199933525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777860.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

There has been a major renewal of interest in the topic of a priori knowledge over the past twenty-five years. The sixteen essays in this collection, which span this entire period, document the ... More

Evidentialism and its Discontents

Evidentialism and its Discontents

Trent Dougherty (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199563500
eISBN:
9780191728686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563500.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

The volume contains contributions by leading epistemologists challenging, defending, and filling in the thesis of evidentialism: that epistemic justification is determined solely by evidence.

Fear of KnowledgeAgainst Relativism and Constructivism

Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism

Paul Boghossian

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199287185
eISBN:
9780191713569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287185.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

Relativist and constructivist conceptions of knowledge have become orthodoxy in vast stretches of the academic world in recent times. This book critically examines such views and argues that they are ... More

Infinite MindsA Philosophical Cosmology

Infinite Minds: A Philosophical Cosmology

John Leslie

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199248933
eISBN:
9780191697791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248933.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book develops a Platonic creation story. The cosmos exists just because of the ethical need for it. We, and all the intricate structures of our universe, exist as intricately structured thoughts ... More

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