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Practical ShapeA Theory of Practical Reasoning

Practical Shape: A Theory of Practical Reasoning

Jonathan Dancy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198805441
eISBN:
9780191843518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805441.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book offers a theory of practical reasoning which is Aristotelian in spirit, since it maintains that one can reason to action in very much the same ways as those in which one can reason to ... More

Time BiasesA Theory of Rational Planning and Personal Persistence

Time Biases: A Theory of Rational Planning and Personal Persistence

Meghan Sullivan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198812845
eISBN:
9780191850639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812845.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

You are time-biased if you have systematic preferences about when events happen. There are different varieties of time bias. Near-biased agents discount events as they are scheduled further in the ... More

The Geography of InsightThe Sciences, the Humanities, How they Differ, Why They Matter

The Geography of Insight: The Sciences, the Humanities, How they Differ, Why They Matter

Richard Foley

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190865122
eISBN:
9780190879174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865122.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book, based on a philosopher’s experiences as dean over almost two decades, argues it is appropriate for the sciences and humanities to have different aims and for the values informing their ... More

The Metaphysics of Truth

The Metaphysics of Truth

Douglas Edwards

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198758693
eISBN:
9780191818615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758693.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

What is truth? What role does truth play in the connections between language and the world? What is the relationship between truth and being? The Metaphysics of Truth tackles these fundamental ... More

In the Light of ExperienceNew Essays on Perception and Reasons

In the Light of Experience: New Essays on Perception and Reasons

Johan Gersel, Rasmus Thybo Jensen, Morten S. Thaning, and Søren Overgaard (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198809630
eISBN:
9780191846908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809630.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

A simple idea: Perception is of what is in view (before the eyes), or making noise, or the noises made, or emitting odours, or the thus emitted (etc.). What we see is, say, a pig, or its ... More

Explanation Beyond CausationPhilosophical Perspectives on Non-Causal Explanations

Explanation Beyond Causation: Philosophical Perspectives on Non-Causal Explanations

Alexander Reutlinger and Juha Saatsi (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198777946
eISBN:
9780191823404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777946.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Explanations are very important to us in many contexts: in science, mathematics, philosophy, and also in everyday and juridical contexts. But what is an explanation? In the philosophical study of ... More

Evaluative Perception

Evaluative Perception

Anna Bergqvist and Robert Cowan (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198786054
eISBN:
9780191827747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786054.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

Evaluation is ubiquitous. Indeed, it isn't an exaggeration to say that we assess actions, character, events, and objects as good, cruel, beautiful, etc., almost every day of our lives. Although ... More

Phenomenal Presence

Phenomenal Presence

Fabian Dorsch and Fiona Macpherson (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199666416
eISBN:
9780191858284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199666416.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Many different features figure consciously in our perceptual experiences, in the sense that they make a subjective difference to those experiences. These features range from colours and shapes to ... More

Perceptual Imagination and Perceptual Memory

Perceptual Imagination and Perceptual Memory

Fiona Macpherson and Fabian Dorsch (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198717881
eISBN:
9780191787355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717881.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The nature of perception has always been one of the major topics in the philosophy of mind, while the opposite has been true of perceptual imaginings and perceptual memories. In particular, not much ... More

The Importance of Being Rational

The Importance of Being Rational

Errol Lord

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198815099
eISBN:
9780191852916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815099.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The Importance of Being Rational systematically defends a novel reasons-based account of rationality. The book’s central thesis is that what it is for one to be rational is to correctly respond to ... More

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