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Beyond the Limits of Thought

Beyond the Limits of Thought

Graham Priest

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254057
eISBN:
9780191698194
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254057.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book presents an expanded edition of the author's exploration of the nature and limits of thought. Embracing contradiction and challenging traditional logic, the book engages with issues across ... More

Categories of BeingEssays on Metaphysics and Logic

Categories of Being: Essays on Metaphysics and Logic

Leila Haaparanta and Heikki Koskinen (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199890576
eISBN:
9780199980031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890576.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book provides a presentation of views on the relations between metaphysics and logic from Aristotle through twentieth century philosophers who contributed to the return of metaphysics in the ... More

Changes of MindAn Essay on Rational Belief Revision

Changes of Mind: An Essay on Rational Belief Revision

Neil Tennant

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199655755
eISBN:
9780191742125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655755.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This account of rational belief revision explains how a rational agent ought to proceed when adopting a new belief — a difficult matter if the new belief contradicts the agent’s old beliefs. Belief ... More

Composition as Identity

Composition as Identity

Aaron J. Cotnoir and Donald L. M. Baxter (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199669615
eISBN:
9780191781643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669615.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Composition is the relation between a whole and its parts—the parts are said to compose the whole; the whole is composed of the parts. But is a whole anything distinct from its parts taken ... More

The Construction of Logical Space

The Construction of Logical Space

Agustín Rayo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199662623
eISBN:
9780191755392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662623.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Our conception of logical space is the set of distinctions we use to navigate the world. This book defends the idea that one’s conception of logical space is shaped by one’s acceptance or rejection ... More

Cuts and CloudsVagueness, its Nature, & its Logic

Cuts and Clouds: Vagueness, its Nature, & its Logic

Richard Dietz and Sebastiano Moruzzi (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199570386
eISBN:
9780191722134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570386.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Vagueness is a familiar but deeply puzzling aspect of the relation between language and the world. It is highly controversial what the nature of vagueness is; a feature of the way we represent ... More

Defending the AxiomsOn the Philosophical Foundations of Set Theory

Defending the Axioms: On the Philosophical Foundations of Set Theory

Penelope Maddy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199596188
eISBN:
9780191725395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596188.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Mathematics depends on proofs, and proofs have to begin somewhere, from some fundamental assumptions. Chapter I traces the historical rise of pure mathematics and the development of set theory, ... More

Epistemic FrictionAn Essay on Knowledge, Truth, and Logic

Epistemic Friction: An Essay on Knowledge, Truth, and Logic

Gila Sher

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198768685
eISBN:
9780191822032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768685.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The essay approaches knowledge from the perspective of the “basic human epistemic situation”–the situation of limited yet resourceful beings, living in a complex world and aspiring to know it in its ... More

The Facts in Logical SpaceA Tractarian Ontology

The Facts in Logical Space: A Tractarian Ontology

Jason Turner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199682812
eISBN:
9780191817267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682812.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book develops and defends in detail a factalist ontological picture, according to which reality’s ultimate constituents are structureless atomic facts. The existence (or appearances as) of ... More

Fictional Objects

Fictional Objects

Stuart Brock and Anthony Everett (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198735595
eISBN:
9780191799631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735595.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The essays in this collection aim to make sense of our talk about fictional characters, and more generally about fictional objects. The chapters in this volume take a variety of different ... More

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