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Working with Walter BenjaminRecovering a Political Philosophy

Working with Walter Benjamin: Recovering a Political Philosophy

Andrew Benjamin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748634347
eISBN:
9780748695287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634347.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book provides a highly original approach to the writings of the twentieth-century German philosopher Walter Benjamin by one of his most distinguished readers. It develops the idea of ‘working ... More

Works of MusicAn Essay in Ontology

Works of Music: An Essay in Ontology

Julian Dodd

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284375
eISBN:
9780191713743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284375.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book gives a sustained defence of the simple view of the ontological nature of works of pure, instrumental music. The simple view is the conjunction of two theses: the type/token theory and ... More

A World for UsThe Case for Phenomenalistic Idealism

A World for Us: The Case for Phenomenalistic Idealism

John Foster

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199297139
eISBN:
9780191711398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297139.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The aim of the book is to refute physical realism and establish in its place a form of phenomenalistic idealism. Physical realism, in the relevant sense, takes the physical world to be something ... More

The World in the Head

The World in the Head

Robert Cummins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199548033
eISBN:
9780191809835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199548033.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book collects the best of the author's papers on mental representation and psychological explanation. Running through the chapters are a pair of themes: that explaining the mind requires ... More

The World We WantHow and Why the Ideals of the Enlightenment Still Elude Us

The World We Want: How and Why the Ideals of the Enlightenment Still Elude Us

Robert B. Louden

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195321371
eISBN:
9780199869787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321371.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book compares the future world that Enlightenment intellectuals had hoped for with the world as it really is. It explores the ways the two worlds differ, and why are they so different; to what ... More

World Without DesignThe Ontological Consequences of Naturalism

World Without Design: The Ontological Consequences of Naturalism

Michael C. Rea

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199247608
eISBN:
9780191601804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247609.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Philosophical naturalism has dominated the Western academy for well over a century. However, there is an important sense in which naturalism's status as orthodoxy is without rational foundation. ... More

The World, the Flesh and the SubjectContinental Themes in Philosophy of Mind and Body

The World, the Flesh and the Subject: Continental Themes in Philosophy of Mind and Body

Paul Gilbert and Kathleen Lennon

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748614981
eISBN:
9780748652495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614981.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This work brings contemporary continental thought into conversation with analytic philosophy on the principal topics of philosophy of mind, considering three themes – the world, the flesh and the ... More

Worlds and Individuals, Possible and Otherwise

Worlds and Individuals, Possible and Otherwise

Takashi Yagisawa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199576890
eISBN:
9780191722301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576890.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

Modal realism says that non-actual possible worlds and individuals are as real as the actual world and individuals. This book defends modal realism of a variety different from David Lewis's theory. ... More

The Worlds of PossibilityModal Realism and the Semantics of Modal Logic

The Worlds of Possibility: Modal Realism and the Semantics of Modal Logic

Charles S. Chihara

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246557
eISBN:
9780191697609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246557.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book gives a critical exposition of modal realism, the philosophical doctrine that there exist many possible worlds of which the actual world — the universe in which we live — is just one. The ... More

Worlds Without EndThe Many Lives of the Multiverse

Worlds Without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156622
eISBN:
9780231527422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156622.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

“Multiverse” cosmologies imagine our universe as just one of a vast number of others. While this idea has captivated philosophy, religion, and literature for millennia, it is now being considered as ... More

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