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Brute Facts

Brute Facts

Elly Vintiadis and Constantinos Mekios (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198758600
eISBN:
9780191818523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758600.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This is a book about facts that don’t have explanations, or what philosophers call brute facts. Such facts appear in our explanations, they inform many people’s views about the structure of the ... More

Ontology, Modality, and MindThemes from the Metaphysics of E. J. Lowe

Ontology, Modality, and Mind: Themes from the Metaphysics of E. J. Lowe

Alexander Carruth, Sophie Gibb, and John Heil (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198796299
eISBN:
9780191866807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796299.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

During his forty-year career, E. J. Lowe established himself as one of the world’s leading philosophers, publishing eleven single-authored books, four co-edited collections, and well over 200 ... More

Oxford Studies in Metaphysics Volume 11

Oxford Studies in Metaphysics Volume 11

Karen Bennett and Dean W. Zimmerman (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198828198
eISBN:
9780191866852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828198.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Oxford Studies in Metaphysics is dedicated to the timely publication of new work in metaphysics, broadly construed. These volumes provide a forum for the best new work in this flourishing field. They ... More

The Greatest Possible Being

The Greatest Possible Being

Jeff Speaks

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826811
eISBN:
9780191865725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826811.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Philosophical theology is the attempt to use reason to determine the attributes of God. An ancient tradition, which is perhaps more influential now than ever, tries to derive the attributes of God ... More

Monads, Composition, and ForceAriadnean Threads through Leibniz's Labyrinth

Monads, Composition, and Force: Ariadnean Threads through Leibniz's Labyrinth

Richard T. W. Arthur

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198812869
eISBN:
9780191850653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812869.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book offers a fresh interpretation of Leibniz’s theory of substance, taking as starting point his claims that he introduced his monads to solve the problem of the composition of the continuum. ... More

Necessity and Nature in Spinoza's Philosophy

Necessity and Nature in Spinoza's Philosophy

Don Garrett

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780195307771
eISBN:
9780190880019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195307771.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Spinoza’s guiding commitment to the thesis that nothing exists or occurs outside of the scope of nature and its necessary laws makes him one of the great seventeenth-century exemplars of both ... More

The Unity of PerceptionContent, Consciousness, Evidence

The Unity of Perception: Content, Consciousness, Evidence

Susanna Schellenberg

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198827702
eISBN:
9780191866784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827702.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Perception is our key to the world. It plays at least three different roles in our lives. It justifies beliefs and provides us with knowledge of our environment. It brings about conscious mental ... More

Infinity, Causation, and Paradox

Infinity, Causation, and Paradox

Alexander R. Pruss

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198810339
eISBN:
9780191847325
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810339.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

Infinity is paradoxical in many ways. A particular large family of paradoxes is examined that on its face iswidely varied. Some involve deterministic supertasks, such as Thomson’s Lamp where a switch ... More

Socially Extended Epistemology

Socially Extended Epistemology

J. Adam Carter, Andy Clark, Jesper Kallestrup, S. Orestis Palermos, and Duncan Pritchard (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198801764
eISBN:
9780191840357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801764.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The present volume explores the topic of socially extended knowledge. This is a topic of research at the intersection of epistemology and philosophy of mind and cognitive science. The core idea of ... More

Aristotle's Theory of Bodies

Aristotle's Theory of Bodies

Christian Pfeiffer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198779728
eISBN:
9780191824753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779728.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Aristotle’s conception of body at the heart of this study is the notion of a three‐dimensionally extended and continuous magnitude bounded by surfaces. This notion is distinct from the notion of a ... More

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