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Conceivability and Modal Knowledge

Albert Casullo

in Essays on a Priori Knowledge and Justification: Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199777860
eISBN:
9780199933525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777860.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

Christopher Hill contends that the metaphysical modalities can be reductively explained in terms of the subjunctive conditional and that this reductive explanation yields two tests for determining ... More


Temporally Relative Facts and the Argument from Preventability

Michael Tooley

in Time, Tense, and Causation

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250746
eISBN:
9780191598623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250746.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Discusses an argument from preventability to the effect that the past and the present are real, while the future is not. The argument draws on an analysis of ‘It is a fact that p at time t’ as ‘p, ... More


The Free Will Defense

Hugh J. McCann

in Molinism: The Contemporary Debate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199590629
eISBN:
9780191731280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590629.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is a critique of views that seek to resolve the problem of moral evil by holding that such evil is owing to exercises of human freedom that escape God's control as creator. It is argued ... More


How to explain the Lorentz transformations

Marc Lange

in Metaphysics and Science

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674527
eISBN:
9780191760013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674527.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

There are rival views regarding why the Lorentz transformations hold. To understand what would make one or another of these views correct, we must understand what it would be for the principle of ... More


Solving the Skeptical Problem

Keith DeRose

in The Appearance of Ignorance: Knowledge, Skepticism, and Context, Volume 2

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199564477
eISBN:
9780191846021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199564477.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter the classical form of skeptical argument, based on skeptical hypotheses, is presented. Then a contextualist response to the problem of skepticism, built upon the “Rule of ... More


Lotteries, Insensitivity, and Closure

Keith DeRose

in The Appearance of Ignorance: Knowledge, Skepticism, and Context, Volume 2

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199564477
eISBN:
9780191846021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199564477.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

(1) Why does it seem that we don’t know we will lose a lottery, while it seems we do know other things with respect about which we are more likely to be wrong? (2) And do we really fail to know that ... More


What are Dispositional Properties?

Matthew Tugby

in Reality Making

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198755722
eISBN:
9780191816871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755722.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Few contemporary metaphysicians deny that things have dispositional properties. But there remains an underexplored debate about the precise metaphysical status of dispositional properties. According ... More


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