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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


Introduction: The ‘Picture Theory of Science’

Bas C. van Fraassen

in Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278220
eISBN:
9780191707926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278220.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

The Bildtheorie — ‘picture theory of science’ — formed the frame for much discussion and controversy among physicists in the decades around the year 1900. It emphasizes one aspect believed to be ... More


The Policing Web

Jean-Paul Brodeur

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199740598
eISBN:
9780199866083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740598.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book seeks to give a comprehensive theory of policing. To set out the background for such a theory, the diverse types of agencies involved in policing, the history of policing, and the ... More


The Demands of Reason: An Essay on Pyrrhonian Scepticism

Casey Perin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199557905
eISBN:
9780191721366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557905.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Sextus Empiricus' Outlines of Pyrrhonism is one of the most important and influential texts in the history of Greek philosophy. This book examines those aspects of Pyrrhonian Scepticism as Sextus ... More


Are You Alone Wise?: The Search for Certainty in the Early Modern Era

Susan Schreiner

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195313420
eISBN:
9780199897292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313420.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

In present-day America, the topic of certitude is much debated. On one side, commentators like Charles Krauthammer urge us to achieve “moral clarity”. On the other, those like George Will contend ... More


The Issue Before Us

John Foster

in The Nature of Perception

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237693
eISBN:
9780191597442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198237693.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Strong direct realism (SDR) has the resources to meet the Causal Argument from hallucination, which I once thought decisive. But it fails for a different reason. When a physical item is Φ‐terminally ... More


GREEN'S METAPHYSICS AND EPISTEMOLOGY

David O. Brink

in Perfectionism and the Common Good: Themes in the Philosophy of T. H. Green

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266401
eISBN:
9780191600906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266409.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of Green's attack of empiricism and defence of idealism in Prolegomena. It then identifies Green's four main aims in the first book of Prolegomena. Firstly ... More


Conclusion

Mi-Kyoung Lee

in Epistemology after Protagoras: Responses to Relativism in Plato, Aristotle, and Democritus

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199262229
eISBN:
9780191602924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262225.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book identifies and examines three seminal ideas about perception and knowledge that were raised during the classical period. The first is the thesis, articulated by Protagoras, that everyone is ... More


COLOR AND PATTERN

Ernest H. Williams

in The Nature Handbook: A Guide to Observing the Great Outdoors

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179293
eISBN:
9780199790470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179293.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

To us, the most conspicuous feature of an animal is its appearance because, as visually oriented creatures, we perceive and respond quickly to varying colors and patterns. This chapter includes ... More


Gender, Biography, and the Public Sphere

Kay Ferres

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses some of the ways biography – including biographers, the reading and uses of biography, and the practices that represent gender – has treated the problem of women's appearances ... More


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