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Wittgenstein's Private Language: Grammar, Nonsense and Imagination in “Philosophical Investigations”, §§ 243–315

Stephen Mulhall

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199208548
eISBN:
9780191709067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208548.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book presents a detailed critical commentary on sections 243-315 of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations: the famous remarks on ‘private language’. It makes detailed use of Stanley ... More


Political Obligations

George Klosko

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199256204
eISBN:
9780191602351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256209.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Provides a full defence of a theory of political obligation on the basis of the principle of fairness (or fair play). The book responds to the most important objections and extends a theory-based on ... More


The Irrational Augustine

Catherine Conybeare

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199262083
eISBN:
9780191603761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926208x.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book explores the earliest works of St. Augustine to discover the anti-dogmatic Augustine, one who gives questioning, uncertainty, and human limitations their due role in his theology. These ... More


Elucidating the ‘Tractatus’: Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy of Logic and Language

Marie McGinn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199244447
eISBN:
9780191714146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244447.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Discussions of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus are currently dominated by two opposing interpretations of the work: a metaphysical or realist reading and the ‘resolute’ reading of Cora Diamond and James ... More


John Wyclif

Stephen Edmund Lahey

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183313
eISBN:
9780199870349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183313.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The 14th-century English philosopher and theologian John Wyclif (d. 1384) has been described as a forerunner of the Reformation, but is better understood as the last important thinker of Oxford’s ... More


The Philosophy of John Norris

W. J. Mander

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199230303
eISBN:
9780191710643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230303.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Best known today as one of the earliest critics of John Locke, John Norris (1657-1711) incorporated ideas of Augustine, Malebranche, Plato, the Cambridge Platonists, and the scholastics into an ... More


Choosing Tomorrow's Children: The Ethics of Selective Reproduction

Stephen Wilkinson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199273966
eISBN:
9780191706585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273966.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

To what extent should parents be allowed to use selection technologies (such as preimplantation genetic diagnosis) to determine the characteristics of their children? And is there something morally ... More


A Confusion of the Spheres: Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein on Philosophy and Religion

Genia Schönbaumsfeld

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199229826
eISBN:
9780191710766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229826.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Cursory allusions to the relation between Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein are common in philosophical literature, but there has been little in the way of serious and comprehensive commentary on the ... More


The Metaphysics of Knowledge

Keith Hossack

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199206728
eISBN:
9780191709777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206728.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book presents the thesis that knowledge is an absolutely fundamental relation, with an indispensable role to play in metaphysics, philosophical logic, and philosophy of mind and language. ... More


Developmental Theism: From Pure Will to Unbounded Love

Peter Forrest

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199214587
eISBN:
9780191706523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214587.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Religion

This book is a speculative philosophical theology based on three themes: that a version of materialism is a help, not a hindrance, in philosophical theology; that God develops; and that this ... More


Ethics at the Cinema

Ward E. Jones and Samantha Vice (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195320398
eISBN:
9780199869534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320398.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Ethics at the Cinema is a collection of original philosophical papers on film. Contributors were invited to engage with ethical issues raised within, or within the process of viewing, a ... More


Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman: On Film as Philosophy

Paisley Livingston

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570171
eISBN:
9780191721540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570171.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

The first part of this book critically assesses some of the bold claims that have been made about films' contributions to philosophy and defends a balanced perspective on the topic. It argues that in ... More


How To Do Things With Words: The William James Lectures delivered at Harvard University in 1955

J.L. Austin

Published in print:
1975
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245537
eISBN:
9780191680861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245537.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This work sets out the author's conclusions in the field to which he directed his main efforts for at least the last ten years of his life. Starting from an examination of his already well-known ... More


Order in Multiplicity: Homonymy in the Philosophy of Aristotle

Christopher Shields

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253074
eISBN:
9780191598401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253072.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Aristotle regularly identifies philosophical and scientific concepts as homonymous; indeed, his preoccupation with homonymy influences his approach to many subjects and clearly structures his ... More


Democratic Procedures and Liberal Consensus

George Klosko

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199270200
eISBN:
9780191699467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270200.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Liberal theory seeks agreement on political principles in spite of the moral, religious, and philosophical diversity of contemporary societies. This book breaks new ground in developing principles ... More


Thomas Aquinas on God and Evil

Brian Davies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790890
eISBN:
9780199914418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790890.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book offers an in-depth study of Saint Thomas Aquinas's thoughts on God and evil, revealing that Aquinas's thinking about God and evil can be traced through his metaphysical philosophy, his ... More


Aristotle on the Perfect Life

Anthony Kenny

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240174
eISBN:
9780191680106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240174.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Aristotle's teaching on the subject of happiness has been a topic of intense philosophical debate. Did he hold that happiness consists in the exercise of all the virtues, moral and intellectual, or ... More


The Challenge of Philosophical Liberalism: Contextualizing the Contemporary American Variant

Michael Freeden

in Ideologies and Political Theory: A Conceptual Approach

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294146
eISBN:
9780191599323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829414X.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Philosophical liberalism poses a challenge for the ideological analyst since it illustrates the divide between ideology and political philosophy discussed in Part I of the book, even though at least ... More


Truth and Realism

Patrick Greenough and Michael P. Lynch (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199288878
eISBN:
9780191594304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288878.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Is truth objective or relative? What exists independently of our minds? This book is about these two questions. The essays in its pages variously defend and critique answers to each, grapple over the ... More


Philosophy without Intuitions

Herman Cappelen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644865
eISBN:
9780191739026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644865.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The claim that contemporary analytic philosophers rely extensively on intuitions as evidence is almost universally accepted in current meta-philosophical debates and it figures prominently in our ... More


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