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Oxford Studies in Metaphysics: volume 6

Karen Bennett and Dean W. Zimmerman (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199603039
eISBN:
9780191725418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603039.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

Oxford Studies in Metaphysics is dedicated to the timely publication of new work in metaphysics, broadly construed. These volumes provide a forum for the best new work in this ... More


Nihilism

Eric T. Olson

in What Are We?: A Study in Personal Ontology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176421
eISBN:
9780199872008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176421.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the view that we do not exist because there are no human thinkers: nihilism. Nihilism is defended against the charge that it is an absurd denial of the obvious, or that it is ... More


 Parsimony and Ontological Commitment

Amie L. Thomasson

in Ordinary Objects

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319910
eISBN:
9780199869602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319910.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

If we don't need ordinary objects in our causal explanations, it is often held, Occam's razor enjoins us to eliminate them. This chapter examines these arguments from parsimony, suggesting first that ... More


Surface generalizations 1

Adele Goldberg

in Constructions at Work: The Nature of Generalization in Language

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268511
eISBN:
9780191708428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268511.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Since the earliest days of generative grammar, there has existed a strong tendency to consider one construction in relation to a particular rough paraphrase. Initially, this was a result of the ... More


The Later Eighteenth Century

J. R. Watson (ed.)

in An Annotated Anthology of Hymns

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269731
eISBN:
9780191600791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269730.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Contains 15 hymns from the period of the Evangelical Revival, featuring writers such as Toplady, Newton, Cowper, and Smart. It also features two great Welsh hymns from the period, and three ... More


Exegesis and Interpretation in Victorinus' Commentaries

Stephen Andrew Cooper

in Marius Victorinus' Commentary on Galatians

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780198270270
eISBN:
9780191603396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270275.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses Victorinus’ commentary on Galatians in terms of its exegetical techniques and genre. These aspect of his work on Galatians are compared with both Christian and non-Christian ... More


‘This word redeme’: Redemptive Paraphrase in the Penitential Psalms

Chris Stamatakis

in Sir Thomas Wyatt and the Rhetoric of Rewriting: 'Turning the Word'

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644407
eISBN:
9780191738821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644407.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses the practice of rewriting found in Wyatt’s paraphrases of the seven penitential psalms. Wyatt’s paraphrases frustrate correspondences between poet and speaker, and show a ... More


Theses on Cinema as Philosophy

Paisley Livingston

in Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman: On Film as Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570171
eISBN:
9780191721540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570171.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

This chapter criticizes what the chapter calls the ‘bold thesis’, which is the conjunction of the idea that films can make an original contribution to philosophy, and the idea that this contribution ... More


An English Bible or a Bible in English? William Tyndale, Hebrew Scholarship and the Authorized Version

Helen Kraus

in Gender Issues in Ancient and Reformation Translations of Genesis 1-4

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199600786
eISBN:
9780191731563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600786.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Church History

Chapter Extract: Early Modern Europe saw a rapidly increasing interest in and an unprecedented pursuit of the sensus literalis of the Hebrew Bible. His exile in Europe, due to his ... More


Clearing a Space

Samuel Guttenplan

in Objects of Metaphor

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280896
eISBN:
9780191602627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280894.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter has three aims: (i) to offer a comprehensive and transparent tripartite classification of philosophical accounts of metaphor; (ii) to consider three truths about metaphor which cannot be ... More


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