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The Opposing Arguments

Albert Casullo

in A Priori Justification

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195115055
eISBN:
9780199786190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195115058.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The leading arguments against the existence of a priori knowledge are addressed. The opposing arguments fall into three broad categories: conceptual arguments, which offer an analysis of the concept ... More


Experiment, Imagination, and the Self

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Self: Naturalism, Consciousness, and the First-Person Stance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199652365
eISBN:
9780191740718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652365.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy

This chapter contrasts two methodologies for thinking about the nature of self, neither of which are fully satisfactory. The method of philosophical naturalism, which affirms a continuity between ... More


Reductionism/Antireductionism

Jennifer Radden (ed.)

in The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195149531
eISBN:
9780199870943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter outlines the origins of reductionism and its connection to the unity of science and to philosophical naturalism. It explores its motivation for philosophers of mind and of mental ... More


The Misguided Attack on Methodological Naturalism

Keith B. Miller

in For the Rock Record: Geologists on Intelligent Design

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257580
eISBN:
9780520943711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257580.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Both traditional creationists and intelligent design (ID) advocates argue that the methodological limitation of science to the study of natural agents and processes is equivalent to the denial of the ... More


Passing by the Naturalistic Turn: on Quine's cul-de-sac

P. M. S. Hacker

in Wittgenstein: Comparisons and Context

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199674824
eISBN:
9780191761287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674824.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

It has been remarked that the distinctive development in philosophy over the past thirty-five years has been a naturalist turn away from the a priori methods of traditional philosophy to a conception ... More


Conceptual Analysis and Philosophical Naturalism

David Braddon-Mitchell and Robert Nola (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012560
eISBN:
9780262255202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012560.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Many philosophical naturalists eschew analysis in favor of discovering metaphysical truths from the a posteriori, contending that analysis does not lead to philosophical insight. A countercurrent to ... More


The Credulity of Conspiracy Theorists: Conspiratorial, Scientific, and Religious Explanation Compared

Brian L. Keeley

in Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe Them

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190844073
eISBN:
9780190909611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844073.003.0029
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Where does entertaining (or promoting) conspiracy theories stand with respect to rational inquiry? According to one view, conspiracy theorists are open-minded skeptics, being careful not to accept ... More


How Did Spinoza Declare War on Theology and Theologians?

Jonathan Israel

in Scriptural Authority and Biblical Criticism in the Dutch Golden Age: God's Word Questioned

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198806837
eISBN:
9780191844379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806837.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Israel argues that Spinoza’s biblical criticism revolutionized the discipline by combining a historical-critical approach with a philosophical demonstration. It eradicated supernatural agency and ... More


Postscript: Philosophy Without Borders

Jonardon Ganeri

in Attention, Not Self

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198757405
eISBN:
9780191817304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198757405.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This postscript discusses the nature and ambitions of cross-cultural philosophy. It distinguishes cross-cultural philosophy from an older project of comparative philosophy, and argues that philosophy ... More


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