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The Knowability Paradox

Jonathan L. Kvanvig

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199282593
eISBN:
9780191603587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199282595.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book examines and proposes a solution to the knowability paradox. The paradox derives from the proof that if all truths are knowable, then all truths are known, which was first published by ... More


Pascal's Wager: Pragmatic Arguments and Belief in God

Jeff Jordan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199291328
eISBN:
9780191710698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291328.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

What if there is no strong evidence that God exists? Is belief in God when faced with a lack of evidence illegitimate and improper? Evidentialism answers yes. According to Evidentialism, it is ... More


Knowledge and Practical Interests

Jason Stanley

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199288038
eISBN:
9780191603679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288038.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The thesis of this book is that whether or not someone knows a proposition at a given time is in part determined by his or her practical interests, i.e., by how much is at stake for that person at ... More


Zeno's Arrow Paradox

Nick Huggett

in Everywhere and Everywhen: Adventures in Physics and Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379518
eISBN:
9780199776559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379518.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This pair of chapters discuss Zeno's paradoxes and some of their modern descendants: the ‘dichotomy’, the ‘arrow’, and the ‘supertasks’ of Thompson's lamp and Bernadete. These paradoxes arise from ... More


Evangelical Free Will: Phillipp Melanchthon's Doctrinal Journey on the Origins of Faith

Gregory Graybill

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589487
eISBN:
9780191594588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589487.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

If one is saved by faith alone in Jesus Christ, then what is the origin of that faith? Is it a preordained gift of God to elect individuals, or is some measure of human free choice involved? ... More


Spandrels of Truth

Jc Beall

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199268733
eISBN:
9780191708527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268733.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Among the various conceptions of truth is one according to which ‘is true’ is a transparent, entirely see-through device introduced for only practical (expressive) reasons. This device, when ... More


The Function of Humour in Roman Verse Satire: Laughing and Lying

Maria Plaza

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199281114
eISBN:
9780191712739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281114.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Our image of Roman satire has developed from that of a static, moralizing genre to a deliberately complex form, but our approach to the humour intrinsic to satire has not developed accordingly. This ... More


Cogito?: Descartes and Thinking the World

Joseph Almog

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195337716
eISBN:
9780199868704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337716.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Decartes' maxim Cogito, Ergo Sum (from his Meditations) is perhaps the most famous philosophical expression ever coined. The author of this book, Joseph Almog, is a Descartes scholar whose last book ... More


The Paradox of the ‘European Polity’

Jo Shaw and Antje Wiener

in The State of the European Union: Risks, Reform, Resistance, and Revival

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297574
eISBN:
9780191598982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297572.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines the features of European integration, which suggest that the EU is both ‘near-state’ and antiethical to stateness. It highlights the paradox of the European policy, consisting ... More


Introduction to the Broadly Classical Options

Hartry Field

in Saving Truth From Paradox

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199230747
eISBN:
9780191710933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230747.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter is a short introduction to the ways of dealing with the Liar paradox within classical logic. It distinguishes classical gap theories, classical glut theories, and weakly classical ... More


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