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Being, Humanity, and Understanding

G. E. R. Lloyd

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654727
eISBN:
9780191742088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654727.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book explores the variety of ideas and assumptions that humans have entertained concerning three main topics, first being, or what there is, secondly humanity – what makes a human being a human ... More


The Morality of Freedom

Joseph Raz

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198248071
eISBN:
9780191598289
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198248075.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book explores, within a liberal framework, the nature, significance, and justification of political freedom or liberty. Against recent liberal positions, it is argued that political morality is ... More


THE CRITIC OF NATURE AND GENIUS

Mark Wilson

in Wandering Significance: An Essay on Conceptual Behaviour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199269259
eISBN:
9780191710155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269259.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The vital role of ‘concept’ as our chief means for expressing an evaluation of our present capacities for semantic diagnosis and control is reviewed, leading to chastened expectations that lie ... More


Rights, Culture and the Law: Themes from the Legal and Political Philosophy of Joseph Raz

Lukas H. Meyer, Stanley L. Paulson, and Thomas W. Pogge (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199248254
eISBN:
9780191714849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248254.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book brings together a collection of original papers on some of the main tenets of Joseph Raz's legal and political philosophy: legal positivism and the nature of law, practical reason, ... More


Diversity and Sexual Equality: The Challenge of Incommensurability

Avigail Eisenberg

in Reasons of Identity: A Normative Guide to the Political and Legal Assessment of Identity Claims

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199291304
eISBN:
9780191710704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291304.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

This chapter examines the first sceptical reservation to the public assessment of identity claims, namely that identity claims are incommensurable. The problem of incommensurability rests on the idea ... More


Addressing Possible Objections

EYAL ZAMIR and BARAK MEDINA

in Law, Economics, and Morality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195372168
eISBN:
9780199776078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372168.003.05
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter tackles a number of methodological and principled objections to the incorporation of deontological constraints into economic analysis. It discusses the claims that such incorporation ... More


Conclusion: Contrapuntal Colonialism

D. R. M. Irving

in Colonial Counterpoint: Music in Early Modern Manila

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195378269
eISBN:
9780199864614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378269.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter emphasizes the importance of looking beyond the geocultural boundaries of Europe in the writing of music history. It calls for a neostructuralist approach to global music histories, one ... More


Incommensurability

Joseph Raz

in The Morality of Freedom

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198248071
eISBN:
9780191598289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198248075.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Two options are incommensurable if it is neither true that one of them is better than the other, nor true that they are of equal value. A test of incommensurability between two options, which yields ... More


Incommensurability and the Priority of Metaphysics *

Michael Devitt

in Putting Metaphysics First: Essays on Metaphysics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199280803
eISBN:
9780191723254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280803.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter rejects ‘Incommensurability’ — the semantic doctrine attributed to Kuhn and Feyerabend, who also subscribe to the neo-Kantian metaphysical doctrine of ‘Constructivism’. According to ... More


Philosophical implications

G. E. R. Lloyd

in Being, Humanity, and Understanding

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654727
eISBN:
9780191742088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654727.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter draws out the philosophical implications of the previous studies in relation to four problems in particular, objectivity, truth, realism and relativism, and incommensurability. A measure ... More


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