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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


Dynamics of Viscous Compressible Fluids

Eduard Feireisl

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528388
eISBN:
9780191713590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528388.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

The book presents and develops the most recent ideas and concepts of the mathematical theory of viscous, compressible, and heat conducting fluids. Two main objectives are pursued: (i) global ... More


Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming into Existence

David Benatar

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199296422
eISBN:
9780191712005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296422.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book argues for a number of related, highly provocative views: (i) coming into existence is always a serious harm; (ii) procreation is always wrong; (iii) it is wrong not to abort foetuses at ... More


Hindu God, Christian God: How Reason Helps Break Down the Boundaries Between Religions

Francis X. Clooney

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138542
eISBN:
9780199834099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138546.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Hindu God, Christian God, an exercise in comparative theology, proposes that theology today is an interreligious discipline and illustrates this with reference to Christianity and ... More


Religious Ambiguity and Religious Diversity

Robert McKim

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195128352
eISBN:
9780199834488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195128354.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The religious ambiguity of the world has many aspects, one of which is the hiddenness of God. Theists have proposed a number of explanations of God's hiddenness. Some putative explanations contend ... More


Thoughts: Papers on Mind, Meaning, and Modality

Stephen Yablo

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199266463
eISBN:
9780191709111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266463.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book presents a collection of twelve essays which together constitute a modern-day examination of Cartesian themes in the metaphysics of mind. The book offers penetrating discussions of such ... More


Why there is Something rather than Nothing

Bede Rundle

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199270507
eISBN:
9780191601392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270503.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

If, as the theist maintains, God is a being who exists of necessity, his existence explains why there is something rather than nothing. However, a less demanding explanation is also possible: not ... More


Confrontations with the Reaper: A Philosophical Study of the Nature and Value of Death

Fred Feldman

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195089288
eISBN:
9780199852963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195089288.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Presenting a discussion of classic philosophical questions surrounding death, this book investigates the great metaphysical and moral problems of death. The first part argues that a definition of ... More


Analysis and Metaphysics: An Introduction to Philosophy

P. F. Strawson

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198751182
eISBN:
9780191695032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198751182.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

All developed human beings possess a practical mastery of a vast range of concepts, including such basic structural notions as those of identity, truth, existence, material objects, mental states, ... More


Physicalism: The Philosophical Foundations

Jeffrey Poland

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198249801
eISBN:
9780191681202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198249801.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Physicalism is a programme for building a unified system of knowledge based on the view that everything is a manifestation of the physical aspects of existence. This book presents an exploration of ... More


Past, Present and Future

Arthur Prior

Published in print:
1967
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198243113
eISBN:
9780191680632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243113.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book is a sequel to Time and Modality. Many problems raised in that book have been resolved, and new ones have been raised in their turn. The author has recorded some of these developments, and ... More


On What There Must Be

Ross Harrison

Published in print:
1974
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245070
eISBN:
9780191680830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245070.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter addresses the importance of space and time, of existence unperceived, of publicity and action, and of natural laws. These are examined in a single argument which extends from Chapter ... More


Does God’s Existence Need Proof?

Richard Messer

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269717
eISBN:
9780191683763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269717.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The possibility of proving the existence of God has fascinated thinkers and believers throughout the centuries. For those like Richard Swinburne, such a project is both worthwhile and successful. For ... More


Kierkegaard: Thinking Christianly in an Existential Mode

Sylvia Walsh

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199208357
eISBN:
9780191695728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208357.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855) was first and foremost a Christian thinker who is perhaps best known for his devastating attack upon Christendom or the established order of his time. Not since Luther ... More


The Coherence of Theism

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240709
eISBN:
9780191598586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198240708.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Investigates whether the claim that there is a God can be spelt out in a coherent way. Part 1 analyses how we can show some claim to be coherent or incoherent. God is supposed to be a personal being, ... More


Eternity

Rory Fox

in Time and Eternity in Mid-Thirteenth-Century Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199285754
eISBN:
9780191603563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285756.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines one of the most significant 13th century atemporal terms, aeternitas. The English word typically used to translate this term is ‘eternity’, and is used by contemporary ... More


Logical Properties: Identity, Existence, Predication, Necessity, Truth

Colin McGinn

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241811
eISBN:
9780191598029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241813.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book discusses the nature of identity, existence, predication, necessity, and truth. Its main claims are that identity, existence, and truth are logical properties, that predicates are singular ... More


Constructibility and Mathematical Existence

Charles S. Chihara

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239758
eISBN:
9780191597190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239750.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

A continuation of the study of mathematical existence begun in Ontology and the Vicious‐Circle Principle (published in 1973); in the present work, Quine's indispensability argument is rebutted by the ... More


Introduction

Ismo Dunderberg

in The Beloved Disciple in Conflict?: Revisiting the Gospels of John and Thomas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199284962
eISBN:
9780191603785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284962.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter outlines the main positions in recent discussions related to the relationship between John and Thomas. It shows that the two gospels do share a number of theological convictions, which ... More


Introduction

Richard Messer

in Does God’s Existence Need Proof?

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269717
eISBN:
9780191683763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269717.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the need or the possibility of rationally proving the existence of God. It reveals a relativity of attitudes towards the ... More


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