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Metaphysics

Alan Weir

in Truth Through Proof: A Formalist Foundation for Mathematics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199541492
eISBN:
9780191594915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541492.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter elucidates some aspects of the tangled notion of realism. A distinction is drawn between metaphysical realism and ontological realism. The latter affirms the mind-independent existence ... More


Metaphysical Realism and the Unity of Truth

E. J. Lowe

in The Four-Category Ontology: A Metaphysical Foundation for Natural Science

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199254392
eISBN:
9780191603600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199254397.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A connection between metaphysical realism and the idea that truth is single and indivisible (alethic monism) is proposed. It is argued that propositions are the primary bearers of truth and truth ... More


Three Forms of Realism

Paul Horwich

in From a Deflationary Point of View

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199251261
eISBN:
9780191602252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251266.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This essay explores three doctrines on realism: epistemological realism, semantic realism, and metaphysical realism. It analyses various theses traditionally used to formulate realism, and their ... More


Truthmaking, Necessity, and Essential Dependence

E. J. Lowe

in The Four-Category Ontology: A Metaphysical Foundation for Natural Science

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199254392
eISBN:
9780191603600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199254397.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The notion of truthmaking is examined. A distinction is drawn between formal ontological predicates — which should not be taken to denote elements of being — and other predicates, with ‘is true’, ... More


Michael Moore's Metaphysical Realism

Brian Bix

in Law, Language, and Legal Determinacy

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260509
eISBN:
9780191682100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260509.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The metaphysical realism of Michael Moore reviewed language as a path to finding the correct result and held that temptation towards the wrong path must be overcome. Moore's challenge is aimed at ... More


Abundant Truth in an Austere World

Terry Horgan and Matjaž Potrč (eds)

in Truth and Realism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199288878
eISBN:
9780191594304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288878.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter advocates austere metaphysical realism – a form of metaphysical realism claiming that a correct ontological theory will repudiate numerous putative entities and properties that are ... More


Internal Realism

Ilkka Niiniluoto

in Critical Scientific Realism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251612
eISBN:
9780191598098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251614.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Critical scientific realism is contrasted with the neo‐pragmatist views of Goodman, Kuhn, and Putnam. Ontological realism can be combined with conceptual pluralism, which accepts that the ... More


Nietzsche's Perspectival Theory of Knowledge

Tsarina Doyle

in Nietzsche on Epistemology and Metaphysics: The World in View

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748628070
eISBN:
9780748652594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628070.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter investigates how we can have objective knowledge of mind-independent reality without violating the anthropocentric conditions of our knowledge. It discusses Friedrich Nietzsche's ... More


Three Concepts of Objectivity

Andrei Marmor

in Positive Law and Objective Values

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198268970
eISBN:
9780191713187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268970.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The conventional foundations of law and law's relative autonomy raise some difficult questions about the objectivity of law, morality, and the relations between them. This chapter analyzes various ... More


Ontological Categories and Categorial Schemes

E. J. Lowe

in The Four-Category Ontology: A Metaphysical Foundation for Natural Science

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199254392
eISBN:
9780191603600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199254397.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A realist approach to metaphysics and ontology is defended in the face of some antirealist tendencies in contemporary philosophical thought. The general notion of an ontological category is explained ... More


Ramifications of Realism

Nicholas Rescher

in Nature and Understanding: The Metaphysics and Method of Science

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261826
eISBN:
9780191698781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261826.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines the ramifications of realism for understanding nature. It explains the concepts of three forms of realism: scientific, physical, and metaphysical. Scientific realism holds that ... More


Putnam's anti‐naturalism

Penelope Maddy

in Second Philosophy: A Naturalistic Method

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199273669
eISBN:
9780191706264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273669.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Up through the early 1970s, Putnam was another conspicuous naturalist, e.g., he suggested that a correspondence theory of truth might emerge from an ordinary empirical investigation of the ... More


Intimations of Idealism

Nicholas Rescher

in Nature and Understanding: The Metaphysics and Method of Science

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261826
eISBN:
9780191698781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261826.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines the relevance of idealism in achieving an improved understanding of nature. It argues that it is neither desirable nor necessary to discuss the opposition between idealism and ... More


Truth and Correspondence

Christopher Hookway

in Truth, Rationality, and Pragmatism: Themes from Peirce

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256587
eISBN:
9780191597718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256586.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Talk of truth as ‘correspondence to reality’ can be a platitude or a substantial and controversial philosophical theory. The chapter argues that pragmatists can accept the platitude of ... More


A Putnam's Progress

Ernest Lepore and Barry Loewer

in Meaning, Mind, and Matter: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199580781
eISBN:
9780191595264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580781.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

According to Putnam, metaphysical realism is the view that world consists of a fixed totality of mind‐independent objects and properties; that truth involves some sort of correspondence relation ... More


Kant and Idealism

Tom Rockmore

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120080
eISBN:
9780300134735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120080.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book examines one of the great lacunae of contemporary philosophical discussion—idealism. Addressing the widespread confusion about the meaning and use of the term, the book surveys and ... More


The Value of Truth

Paul Horwich

in Truth -- Meaning -- Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199268900
eISBN:
9780191708459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268900.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This chapter attempts to clarify and defend the idea, VT, that true belief is desirable and false belief undesirable, to see if one can explain why it is correct, and to examine its epistemological ... More


The Veatch Rejoinder: Ontological Foundationalism

Anthony J. Lisska

in Aquinas’s Theory of Natural Law: An Analytic Reconstruction

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269670
eISBN:
9780191683732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269670.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the concepts central to the moral theory of philosopher Henry Veatch. It reveals that Veatch has adopted a metaphysical realism structurally similar to that of Aristotle and ... More


German Idealism, British Idealism, and Later Developments

Tom Rockmore

in Kant and Idealism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120080
eISBN:
9780300134735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120080.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter posits that all forms of representationalism are based on metaphysical realism. Later forms of idealism move progressively away from representationalism and metaphysical realism, but not ... More


Simple Realism: The Naive Approach to Truth and Ontology

Terry Horgan and Matjaž Potrč

in Austere Realism: Contextual Semantics Meets Minimal Ontology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083768
eISBN:
9780262275682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083768.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on the position referred to as simple commonsense metaphysical realism—one that initially puts common sense naturally at odds with austere realism regarding what exists and what ... More


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