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Putting Metaphysics First: Essays on Metaphysics and Epistemology

Michael Devitt

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199280803
eISBN:
9780191723254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280803.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

The book has two parts: one metaphysical, the other epistemological. The metaphysical part is largely concerned with realism issues. It starts with realism about universals, dismissing Plato's ... More


Introduction

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/9780199280803.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This introductory chapter starts with an overall summary of the book, and then goes on to provide a summary of each chapter. Topics covered in the book include nominalism, realism, commonsense ... More


The Metaphysics of Nonfactualism *

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/9780199280803.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

The usual characterizations of nonfactualism are unsatisfactory. The problem partly comes from focusing on nonfactualism's special semantics instead of on the antirealist metaphysics that must ... More


The Metaphysics of Truth *

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/9780199280803.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

The difference between deflationary and correspondence truth remains unclear largely because of insufficient attention to the distinction between the metaphysics of truth and the linguistics of the ... More


The Pragmatic Fallacy

Mark Eli Kalderon

in Moral Fictionalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199275977
eISBN:
9780191706066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275977.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Noncognitivism, in its primary sense, is a claim about moral acceptance. However, as standardly developed, it is a part of a syndrome of ideas that include negative and positive claims about moral ... More


Varieties of Moral Irrealism

Mark Eli Kalderon

in Moral Fictionalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199275977
eISBN:
9780191706066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275977.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter demonstrates that there are forms of noncognitivism that eschew nonfactualism. An important obstacle to standard noncognitivism has been its apparent commitment to an implausible ... More


Nonfactualism about Epistemic Modality

Seth Yalcin

in Epistemic Modality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199591596
eISBN:
9780191729027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591596.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The standard view about epistemic modals includes a commitment to both descriptivism and factualism. Descriptivism is the thesis that epistemic modal talk serves fundamentally to describe some ... More


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