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Verity

John V. Kulvicki

in On Images: Their Structure and Content

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199290758
eISBN:
9780191604010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019929075X.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter and the next focus on pictorial realism, with an aim towards responding to some objections to the structural account of depiction. One important aspect of realism is verity: pictures are ... More


The Domain of Reasons

John Skorupski

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199587636
eISBN:
9780191595394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587636.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is about normativity and reasons. It works out the consequences of a currently much discussed account of normativity, according to which all normative propositions are reducible to ... More


Perceptual Saliences *

Clotilde Calabi

in Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199272457
eISBN:
9780191709951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272457.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Philosophers generally acknowledge that our beliefs about the world and our actions call for reasons. Against the mainstream view, which identifies reasons either with experiences or with beliefs, ... More


Explanatory Realism, Causal Realism, and Explanatory Exclusion

Jaegwon Kim

in Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585878
eISBN:
9780191595349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585878.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

“Explanatory Realism, Causal Realism, and Explanatory Exclusion” explores issues arising from taking a realist, or an irrealist, attitude toward explanation and causation. Explanatory realism is the ... More


Introduction

John Skorupski

in The Domain of Reasons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199587636
eISBN:
9780191595394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587636.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is about normativity and reasons. The Introduction outlines the main themes of the book and introduces the topics to be covered.


Pluralistic Realism

Mohan Matthen

in Seeing, Doing, and Knowing: A Philosophical Theory of Sense Perception

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199268504
eISBN:
9780191602283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268509.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

A catalogue of mismatches between experienced colour and the physical counterparts of colour is presented. Does it show, as C. L. Hardin has argued, that colour is not real? No. It is proposed that a ... More


Introduction

Neil Tennant

in The Taming of the True

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199251605
eISBN:
9780191698057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251605.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the realist views of meaning the truth. This book discusses the realism debate, provides a brief survey of varieties of ... More


Irrealism

Neil Tennant

in The Taming of the True

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199251605
eISBN:
9780191698057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251605.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter provides a brief survey of varieties of irrealism and neutralizes that brand of irrealism that would undermine the semantic realist's account of meaning. It argues that through ... More


Introduction: The Space of Options

JONATHAN COHEN

in The Red and the Real: An Essay on Color Ontology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199556168
eISBN:
9780191701672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556168.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

In this chapter, the author first presents a standard taxonomy of the major alternative positions about color ontology. The distinction between color realism and color irrealism is explored. Several ... More


Variation Revisited: Objections and Responses

JONATHAN COHEN

in The Red and the Real: An Essay on Color Ontology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199556168
eISBN:
9780191701672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556168.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter attempts to consider and respond to a series of challenges against the argument from perceptual variation. Three classes of objections are illustrated. The first concerns suggestions to ... More


Relationalism Defended: Ontology

JONATHAN COHEN

in The Red and the Real: An Essay on Color Ontology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199556168
eISBN:
9780191701672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556168.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Addressing a series of challenges to the color relationalist's ontology is the main goal of this chapter. The first objection concerns the large plurality of color properties recognized by color ... More


The Question of Peripheral Realism

WReC (Warwick Research Collective)

in Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381892
eISBN:
9781781382264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381892.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This theoretical chapter examines the question of what has been called ‘peripheral realism–. Reviewing the texts selected for examination in the book overall – produced at different times and places ... More


‘Irrealism’ in Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North

WReC (Warwick Research Collective)

in Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381892
eISBN:
9781781382264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381892.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Tayeb Salih's Season of Migration to the North, in the light of the idea of combined unevenness developed in chapters 1 and 2. Situating its discussion in the context of recent ... More


The Political Ecology of Storms in Caribbean Literature

Sharae Deckard

in The Caribbean: Aesthetics, World-Ecology, Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382950
eISBN:
9781781384022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382950.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In this chapter, Sharae Deckard explores the metaphorics and aesthetics of tropical storms and ocean-borne “disasters” in Caribbean fictions. The essay considers how Caribbean writers use ... More


Buddhism and Political Theory

Matthew J. Moore

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190465513
eISBN:
9780190465537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465513.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book provides a comprehensive survey and analysis of Buddhist political theory from the time of the Buddha to the present. Western scholars have long but mistakenly believed that Buddhism was ... More


Modest Quasi-Realism and the Problem of Deep Moral Error

Terry Horgan and Mark Timmons

in Passions and Projections: Themes from the Philosophy of Simon Blackburn

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198723172
eISBN:
9780191789717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723172.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Simon Blackburn’s quasi-realist program seeks to accommodate the deeply embedded assumptions of commonsense morality, one of which is the thought that one’s current moral conviction on some topic ... More


Introduction: Buddhism and Political Thought

Matthew J. Moore

in Buddhism and Political Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190465513
eISBN:
9780190465537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465513.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The introduction argues that Western political theory has overlooked the political philosophy of Buddhism, and that it would benefit from engaging with Buddhism as a political theory. The Buddhist ... More


Theory of Government and Political Theory in Early Buddhism

Matthew J. Moore

in Buddhism and Political Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190465513
eISBN:
9780190465537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465513.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the political theory found in the primary texts of early Buddhism and related contemporary scholarship. It argues that the early texts contain both a theory of government, which ... More


Buddhist Political Theory in the Twenty-first Century

Matthew J. Moore

in Buddhism and Political Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190465513
eISBN:
9780190465537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465513.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that the three elements of Buddhist political theory—the doctrine of anattā /no-self, the theory of limited citizenship, and the theory of ethical naturalism and ... More


Ideas for Stories

Anthony Everett and Timothy Schroeder

in Fictional Objects

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198735595
eISBN:
9780191799631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735595.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter explores the relationship between ideas and fictional characters. It begins by giving an account of ideas, taking them to be historical entities not unlike species. Initially an idea ... More


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