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Stepping Out: Playback and Inversion

Robert Kraut

in Artworld Metaphysics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228126
eISBN:
9780191711053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228126.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The imagery of stepping out of a discourse and surveying it (without distortion) from an external perspective is familiar but problematic. It is not clear where we stand in conducting such surveys, ... More


Hume's Scepticism: Natural Instincts and Philosophical Reflection

Barry Stroud

in Philosophers Past and Present: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608591
eISBN:
9780191729621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608591.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter attempts to bring out the full richness and the significance, both for philosophy and for human life, of what Hume means by the ‘scepticism’ he endorses and recommends. It is not simply ... More


Introduction: The Question of Thrift

James Davison Hunter

Joshua J. Yates (ed.)

in Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769063
eISBN:
9780199896851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769063.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the renewed importance of the concept of thrift in American consciousness in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. It then presents ... More


Georges de La Tour and the Enigma of the Visible

Dalia Judovitz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277438
eISBN:
9780823280551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277438.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Celebrated due to the aura of mystery attached to his rediscovered works in the twentieth century, Georges de La Tour’s paintings continue to be an object of scholarly interest and public ... More


The Wonder of Consciousness: Understanding the Mind through Philosophical Reflection

Harold Langsam

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015851
eISBN:
9780262298438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015851.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Consciousness is a wonderful thing, but if we are to fully appreciate its wonder, we need to articulate what it is about consciousness that makes it such an interesting and important phenomenon to ... More


Introduction: Philosophy and Physics

Colin McGinn

in Basic Structures of Reality: Essays in Meta-Physics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199841103
eISBN:
9780199919529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841103.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

This introductory chapter explains the themes addressed in this book and the book's author's general orientation. It recounts the author's decision to study physics and its philosophy, despite the ... More


Legality as a Value

N.E. Simmonds

in Law as a Moral Idea

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199552191
eISBN:
9780191701597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552191.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Legal positivists suggested that by separating different legal questions, we can dissipate the sense of mystery that surrounds the nature of law, which springs largely from our inability to find a ... More


What’s the Point?

David Henderson and Terence Horgan

in Epistemic Evaluation: Purposeful Epistemology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199642632
eISBN:
9780191807145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642632.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter rehearses the main outlines of gatekeeping contextualism—the view that it is central to the concept of knowledge that attributions of knowledge function in a kind of epistemic gatekeeping ... More


Introduction: The Point and Purpose of Epistemic Evaluation

David Henderson and John Greco

in Epistemic Evaluation: Purposeful Epistemology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199642632
eISBN:
9780191807145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642632.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This introductory chapter proceeds in three parts. The first section characterizes the general approach to epistemology around which the volume revolves—purposeful epistemology—and examines the ... More


Philosophy’s Nostalgia

Jeff Malpas

in Heidegger and the Thinking of Place: Explorations in the Topology of Being

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016841
eISBN:
9780262304139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016841.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter attempts to examine nostalgia as both a mood or disposition in general, and as a mood or disposition that is characteristic of philosophical reflection. Nostalgia is a combination of the ... More


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