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Argument and Persuasion in Descartes’ Meditations

David Cunning

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195399608
eISBN:
9780199866502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399608.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Descartes’ Meditations is a search after truth in the sense that it contains arguments for a view about the ultimate nature of reality, but it is also a search after truth in that it captures the ... More


Introduction

Edouard Machery

in Doing without Concepts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195306880
eISBN:
9780199867950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306880.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The Introduction discusses the purpose of the book, which is to attempt to rejuvenate the philosophy of concepts by steering it toward a new course. The book argues, the Introduction explains, that ... More


Introduction to Part III

Jody Azzouni

in Tracking Reason: Proof, Consequence, and Truth

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195187137
eISBN:
9780199850570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187137.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Purely mathematical reason motivated the shift in interest of logicians from their model-theoretic approaches to logic involving rich portions of mathematics: this is evident in set theory more so ... More


Introduction

J. M. Hinton

in Experiences: An Inquiry into Some Ambiguities

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198244035
eISBN:
9780191680717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244035.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses empiricism referring, among other things, to unremarkable experiences, of a sort which the author cannot help believing to be so extremely common that it would be ridiculous to ... More


A contrast

J. M. Hinton

in Experiences: An Inquiry into Some Ambiguities

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198244035
eISBN:
9780191680717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244035.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses that the contrast emerges in its most marked form if one compares the notion of an experience in certain philosophical discussions with that of an a-experience. When someone ... More


Perception-illusion disjunctions: general

J. M. Hinton

in Experiences: An Inquiry into Some Ambiguities

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198244035
eISBN:
9780191680717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244035.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter states that by way of what is seen as an essential, very special, philosophical notion of an experience, here it concerns itself with a type of proposition to be called ... More


Comments

J. M. Hinton

in Experiences: An Inquiry into Some Ambiguities

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198244035
eISBN:
9780191680717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244035.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses some concluding comments on the philosophical notion. However, it is not a question, any answer to which merely expresses a preference for one way of putting something, as ... More


Martin-Löf randomness and its variants

André Nies

in Computability and Randomness

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199230761
eISBN:
9780191710988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230761.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter begins with a general background on how to introduce mathematical randomness notions. It then studies the central randomness notion of Martin–Löf, and gives some connections to ... More


Event Concepts

Roberto Casati and Achille C. Varzi

in Understanding Events: From Perception to Action

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195188370
eISBN:
9780199870462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188370.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter analyzes the concept of an event and of event representation as an umbrella notion. It provides an overview of different ways events have been dealt with in philosophy, linguistics, and ... More


Events Are What We Make of Them

Robert Schwartz

in Understanding Events: From Perception to Action

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195188370
eISBN:
9780199870462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188370.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter begins with a discussion of the notion of an event. It argues that various ideas associated with the object/event distinction are not on firm ground, and considers the claim that events ... More


Language in Cognition

Pieter A. M. Seuren

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199559473
eISBN:
9780191721137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559473.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book argues that language is based on the human construal of reality. Humans refer to and quantify over virtual entities with the same ease as they do over actual entities: the natural ontology ... More


Life After Death: The Social Sources Alinean F. Segal

Alan F. Segal

in The Resurrection: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Resurrection of Jesus

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269854
eISBN:
9780191600517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269854.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The paper sketches the history of expressions of resurrection in biblical thought. Particularly important for the development of the notion of resurrection are Jewish millennialist movements like ... More


Classes of computational complexity

André Nies

in Computability and Randomness

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199230761
eISBN:
9780191710988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230761.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter studies lowness properties of sets not necessarily below the halting problem. The main new notions are all related to traceability. It characterizes lowness for Schnorr, and computable ... More


Being‐in‐<i>Energeia</i> (Theta 6)

Jonathan Beere

in Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199206704
eISBN:
9780191709784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206704.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the passage of greatest importance for any interpretation of the notion of energeia: Theta 6. It is there, and only there in the entire extant corpus, that Aristotle undertakes ... More


Counter-Censorship

Nicholas Harrison

in Circles of Censorship: Censorship and its Metaphors in French History, Literature, and Theory

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159094
eISBN:
9780191673481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159094.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In his book on Sade, Roland Barthes expresses that the greatest type of subversion or counter-censorship does not necessarily bring shocks to the law, the police, or to public opinion. Instead, it ... More


A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America

Michael Barkun

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238053
eISBN:
9780520939721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238053.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

What do UFO believers, Christian millennialists, and right-wing conspiracy theorists have in common? It is well known that some Americans are obsessed with conspiracies. The Kennedy assassination, ... More


Dam Epilogue: The Textual Person

Tony Crook

in Anthropological Knowledge, Secrecy and Bolivip, Papua New Guinea: Exchanging Skin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264003
eISBN:
9780191734151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264003.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Angkaiyakmin notions of a person's efficacy circulating beyond themselves and combining with others is used in this chapter as a vantage point on anthropological interpretative artefacts, and the ... More


Introduction

TYLER BURGE

in Truth, Thought, Reason: Essays on Frege

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199278534
eISBN:
9780191706943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278534.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Frege's work is set in the context of its enormous subsequent influence on 20th-century philosophy. Associations with the term ‘analytic philosophy’ are discussed and criticized. Frege's influence on ... More


Wilfrid Sellars’s Anti-Descriptivism

Kevin Scharp

in Categories of Being: Essays on Metaphysics and Logic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199890576
eISBN:
9780199980031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890576.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The work of Kripke, Putnam, Kaplan, and others initiated a tradition that has come to be known as anti-descriptivism. This chapter argues that when properly interpreted, Sellars is a staunch ... More


The Dynamical Approach

J.T. Ismael

in The Situated Self

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195174366
eISBN:
9780199872121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174366.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter introduces some central notions. It treats the conscious mind as part of a larger dynamical system and focuses on the interfaces with other parts of the system; that is, experience, on ... More


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