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Evidence, Inference and Enquiry

Evidence, Inference and Enquiry

Philip Dawid, William Twining, and Mimi Vasilaki (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264843
eISBN:
9780191754050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264843.001.0001

Evidence — its nature and interpretation — is the key to many topical debates and concerns such as global warming, evolution, the search for weapons of mass destruction, DNA profiling, and ... More

Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 150 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VI

Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 150 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VI

P. J. Marshall (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2012
ISBN:
9780197264232
eISBN:
9780191734243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264232.001.0001

This series features studies of the lives and works of some of Britain's foremost scholars. This volume of the Proceedings of the British Academy contains sixteen obituaries of recently deceased ... More

Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 161, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VIII

Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 161, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VIII

Ron Johnston (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2012
ISBN:
9780197264577
eISBN:
9780191734267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264577.001.0001

This volume of the Proceedings of the British Academy looks at the lives and works of some of Britain's foremost scholars. The scholars featured in this volume are: John Lloyd Ackrill, Maurice ... More

Reasons and the Good

Reasons and the Good

Roger Crisp

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199290338
eISBN:
9780191710476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290338.001.0001

This book answers some of the oldest questions in moral philosophy. Claiming that a fundamental issue in normative ethics is what ultimate reasons for action we might have, it argues that the best ... More

Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 181, 2010-2011 Lectures

Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 181, 2010-2011 Lectures

Ron Johnston (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265277
eISBN:
9780191754203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265277.001.0001

This volume collects together lectures by distinguished scholars. One lecture examines medieval religious relics, focusing on what they actually comprised and asking how these paltry items came to be ... More

The Knowability Paradox

The Knowability Paradox

Jonathan L. Kvanvig

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199282593
eISBN:
9780191603587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199282595.001.0001

This book examines and proposes a solution to the knowability paradox. The paradox derives from the proof that if all truths are knowable, then all truths are known, which was first published by ... More

The Schweich Lectures and Biblical Archaeology

The Schweich Lectures and Biblical Archaeology

Graham Davies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264874
eISBN:
9780191754067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264874.001.0001

The first Schweich Lectures were given by Professor S. R. Driver of Oxford University in 1908 and the British Academy celebrated the centenary of the lectures with a single lecture in 2008. This book ... More

Knowledge and Practical Interests

Knowledge and Practical Interests

Jason Stanley

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199288038
eISBN:
9780191603679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288038.001.0001

The thesis of this book is that whether or not someone knows a proposition at a given time is in part determined by his or her practical interests, i.e., by how much is at stake for that person at ... More

Pyrrhonian Skepticism

Pyrrhonian Skepticism

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195169720
eISBN:
9780199786343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195169727.001.0001

Skepticism poses a central challenge in epistemology, but its opponents focus on Cartesian or Academic skepticism, whereas almost all actual defenders of skepticism are Pyrrhonians who suspend belief ... More

Hutton and Butler

Hutton and Butler: Lifting the Lid on the Workings of Power

W. G. Runciman (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2012
ISBN:
9780197263297
eISBN:
9780191734519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263297.001.0001

These chapters offer penetrating insights into the events and controversies that have dominated the news agenda for the last two years. Never has the path to a British war been mapped so fully and ... More

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