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The Anti-Intellectual Presidency: The Decline of Presidential Rhetoric from George Washington to George W. Bush

Elvin T. Lim

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195342642
eISBN:
9780199851843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342642.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Why has it been so long since an American president has effectively and consistently presented well-crafted, intellectually substantive arguments to the American public? Why have presidential ... More


Constitutive Generalism

Sean McKeever and Michael Ridge

in Principled Ethics: Generalism as a Regulative Ideal

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199290659
eISBN:
9780191603617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199290652.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

According to one dimension of the generalist tradition, moral principles are built into the very meaning of moral predicates. They are analytic truths, and thus anyone who is in fact competent with a ... More


Introduction

Nicholas Southwood

in Contractualism and the Foundations of Morality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199539659
eISBN:
9780191594908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539659.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter introduces contractualism as a moral theory. It then clarifies what is meant by the idea of morality's foundations: namely, the facts that ultimately constitutively explain the moral ... More


Objections, Replies, and Philosophical Implications

Shaun Nichols and Stephen P. Stich

in Mindreading: An Integrated Account of Pretence, Self-Awareness, and Understanding Other Minds

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198236108
eISBN:
9780191600920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236107.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

A number of problems can be raised against the account of mindreading developed in this volume. This chapter seeks to respond to some of the more important objections. The chapter also explores the ... More


Does Knowledge Have Foundations?

P. F. Strawson

in Philosophical Writings

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199587292
eISBN:
9780191728747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587292.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues that the doctrine of foundations does not help us get a realistic picture of our knowledge-structures and belief-systems as they are — a picture which must, of course, among other ... More


Truth, Winning, and Simple Determination Pluralism

Douglas Edwards

in Truth and Pluralism: Current Debates

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780195387469
eISBN:
9780199332427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387469.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

There is good reason to think that there is a useful analogy between truth and winning. When playing a game, the object of that game is to win, and this tells us something important about the ... More


“The Message of the Spirit of Apollo”: Commonplace Reactions

Matthew D. Tribbe

in No Requiem for the Space Age: The Apollo Moon Landings and American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199313525
eISBN:
9780199385515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199313525.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Apollo moon landing, an unprecedented historical event, was difficult to even talk about in meaningful terms. Hence, the immediate conversation about Apollo, from proponents and opponents alike, ... More


Platitudes and Metaphysics

Daniel Nolan

in Conceptual Analysis and Philosophical Naturalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012560
eISBN:
9780262255202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012560.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores three ways in which the armchair method of analysis can assist in the assembling of “platitudes”. It is unknown whether these usages should count as “conceptual analysis” or ... More


A Substantivist Theory of Truth

Gila Sher

in Epistemic Friction: An Essay on Knowledge, Truth, and Logic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198768685
eISBN:
9780191822032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768685.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The chapter focuses on methodological questions concerning the theory of truth. Today, the most popular approach to truth is deflationist; but to be worthwhile, the friction principle says, theories ... More


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