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The Law-Governed Universe

John T. Roberts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199557707
eISBN:
9780191721052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557707.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This book articulates and defends a new philosophical account of laws of nature. According to this account, lawhood is a meta‐theoretic notion: the primary concept is that of a law of a particular ... 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


Minds, Ethics, and Conditionals: Themes from the Philosophy of Frank Jackson

Ian Ravenscroft (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199267989
eISBN:
9780191708268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267989.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

A line-up of seventeen philosophers from the USA, the UK, and Australia present new essays on themes from the work of Frank Jackson, which bridges mind, language, logic, metaphysics, and ethics. ... More


Relations

David M. Armstrong

in Sketch for a Systematic Metaphysics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199590612
eISBN:
9780191723391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590612.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Following Bertrand Russell, properties are seen as the monadic case with the dyadic, triadic, etc. cases constituting the relations. A Principle of Instantial Invariance, that a relation that is a ... More


Conclusion

Walter Ott

in Causation and Laws of Nature in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570430
eISBN:
9780191722394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570430.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

Any attempt to resuscitate the powers of created beings, and hence the bottom‐up picture, must navigate between two obstacles. On one side lies occultism: given ontological mechanism, there seems no ... More


Conclusion

Walter Ott

in Causation and Laws of Nature in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570430
eISBN:
9780191722394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570430.003.0029
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter returns to one of the questions with which this book began: Why does the conception of causal necessity as logical necessity so outlive the notion of powers on which it was based? The ... More


Value, Reality, and Desire

Graham Oddie

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199273416
eISBN:
9780191602658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273413.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book presents an extended argument for a robust realism about value. The robust realist affirms the following distinctive theses. There are genuine claims about value which are true or false — ... More


Truth Supervenes on Being

Trenton Merricks

in Truth and Ontology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199205233
eISBN:
9780191709302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205233.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

‘Truth Supervenes on Being’ (TSB) says that truth supervenes globally on which objects exist and which properties those objects exemplify. TSB intends to articulate the idea that truth depends on ... More


Aristotle on Perception

Stephen Everson

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238638
eISBN:
9780191597374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238630.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In this book, Stephen Everson offers a comprehensive investigation of Aristotle's account of perception. Everson explains how Aristotle accounts for our ability to perceive such things as colours and ... More


Causing Actions

Paul M. Pietroski

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252763
eISBN:
9780191598234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252769.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

When a person acts for a reason, mental events have causal effects. This makes it tempting, given various metaphysical considerations, to identify each (human) mental event with some biochemical ... More


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