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Dear PrudenceThe Nature and Normativity of Prudential Discourse

Dear Prudence: The Nature and Normativity of Prudential Discourse

Guy Fletcher

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198858263
eISBN:
9780191890635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858263.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Philosophers have long theorized about which things make people’s lives go well, and why, and the extent to which morality and self-interest can be reconciled. By contrast, we have spent little time ... More

The Language of Ontology

The Language of Ontology

J. T. M. Miller (ed.)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192895332
eISBN:
9780191916151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192895332.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

Metaphysical and ontological debates—debates about what exists and the nature of reality—have long been among the most discussed topics in philosophy. However, some argue that ontological debates are ... More

Referring to the WorldAn Opinionated Introduction to the Theory of Reference

Referring to the World: An Opinionated Introduction to the Theory of Reference

Kenneth A. Taylor

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780195144741
eISBN:
9780197537350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195144741.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Our words and ideas refer to objects and properties in the external world; this phenomenon is central to thought, language, communication, and science. But great works of fiction are full of names ... More

Shifty Speech and Independent ThoughtEpistemic Normativity in Context

Shifty Speech and Independent Thought: Epistemic Normativity in Context

Mona Simion

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780192895288
eISBN:
9780191916083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192895288.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This is an essay in epistemology and the philosophy of language. It concerns epistemology in that it is a manifesto for epistemic independence: the independence of good thinking from practical ... More

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