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Abelard’s Ethics: The Inside Story

William E. Mann

in God, Belief, and Perplexity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190459208
eISBN:
9780190459222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190459208.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that Abelard understood, incorporated, and in some cases developed more fully an ethical outlook to be found in Augustine’s writings. In characterizing sin as contempt of God, ... More


The agenda for finding a solution

Erasmus Mayr

in Understanding Human Agency

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199606214
eISBN:
9780191731631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606214.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The second chapter begins by examining which kind of solution to the problem of human agency is required. The focus of the investigation is then narrowed to a particularly important sub-class of ... More


Art and Intention: A Philosophical Study

Paisley Livingston

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199278060
eISBN:
9780191602269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278067.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In aesthetics, the topic of intentions comes up most often in the perennial debate between intentionalists and anti-intentionalists over standards of interpretation. The underlying assumptions about ... More


Artful Intentions

Jerrold Levinson

in Aesthetic Pursuits: Essays in Philosophy of Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198767213
eISBN:
9780191821813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767213.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter is a critical notice of Paisley Livingston's 2005 Art and Intention, the most important book devoted to the question of the relationship between artistic intention and artistic meaning ... More


Authors' Intentions, Literary Interpretation, and Literary Value

Stephen Davies

in Philosophical Perspectives on Art

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199202423
eISBN:
9780191708541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202423.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter considers three prominent theories of literary interpretation: actual intentionalism (author's intentions constrain how their works are to be interpreted), hypothetical intentionalism ... More


Beyond Appearances: The Phenomenal Contributions of Attention

Sebastian Watzl

in Structuring Mind: The Nature of Attention and how it Shapes Consciousness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199658428
eISBN:
9780191839283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658428.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

How does attention shape consciousness? The present chapter discusses and criticizes views on which the phenomenal contributions of attention are fully captured in terms of its effects on what a ... More


Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman: On Film as Philosophy

Paisley Livingston

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570171
eISBN:
9780191721540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570171.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

The first part of this book critically assesses some of the bold claims that have been made about films' contributions to philosophy and defends a balanced perspective on the topic. It argues that in ... More


Conclusion

Kathleen Stock

in Only Imagine: Fiction, Interpretation and Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198798347
eISBN:
9780191848087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798347.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In this book, a central aim has been to defend what many have taken to be an indefensible view: extreme actual intentionalism about fictional content. This book has the aim of demonstrating that ... More


Constancy in Variation: An Argument for Centering the Contents of Experience?

Kathrin Glüer

in About Oneself: De Se Thought and Communication

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198713265
eISBN:
9780191781711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713265.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

When you look at a circular plate at an angle, it looks circular. But there also is a certain sense in which its look can be described as oval. When you move, the plate’s look changes with your ... More


Defending Hypothetical Intentionalism

Jerrold Levinson

in Aesthetic Pursuits: Essays in Philosophy of Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198767213
eISBN:
9780191821813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767213.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter defends hypothetical intentionalism, a view of literary and cinematic interpretation, from some recent criticisms by Stephen Davies and Robert Stecker, while attempting to make its ... More


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