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Belief, Inference, and the Self-Conscious Mind

Belief, Inference, and the Self-Conscious Mind

Eric Marcus

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192845634
eISBN:
9780191937842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192845634.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

It is impossible to hold patently contradictory beliefs in mind together at once. Why? Because we know that it is impossible for both to be true. This impossibility is a species of rational ... More

Epistemic ExplanationsA Theory of Telic Normativity, and What it Explains

Epistemic Explanations: A Theory of Telic Normativity, and What it Explains

Ernest Sosa

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198856467
eISBN:
9780191889738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856467.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book develops an improved virtue epistemology and uses it to explain several epistemic phenomena. Part I lays out a telic virtue epistemology that accommodates varieties of knowledge and ... More

Essays in Ancient Epistemology

Essays in Ancient Epistemology

Gail Fine

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198746768
eISBN:
9780191809040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746768.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This volume brings together thirteen of my essays on ancient epistemology, published between 2000 and 2020, along with a new, synoptic introduction. The essays focus on Plato, Aristotle, and the ... More

Forming ImpressionsExpertise in Perception and Intuition

Forming Impressions: Expertise in Perception and Intuition

Elijah Chudnoff

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198863021
eISBN:
9780191913440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863021.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Perception and intuition are our basic sources of knowledge about the concrete world around us, and more abstract matters such as mathematics, metaphysics, and morality. Perception and intuition, ... More

Forms and Structure in Plato's Metaphysics

Forms and Structure in Plato's Metaphysics

Anna Marmodoro

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197577158
eISBN:
9780197577189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197577158.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book investigates the thought of two of the most influential philosophers of antiquity, Plato and his predecessor Anaxagoras, with respect to their metaphysical accounts of objects and ... More

The Harvard Lectures of Alfred North Whitehead, 1925-1927General Metaphysical Problems of Science

The Harvard Lectures of Alfred North Whitehead, 1925-1927: General Metaphysical Problems of Science

Brian G. Henning

Joseph Petek and George Lucas (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474416931
eISBN:
9781474496308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416931.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This second volume of the Critical Edition of Whitehead covers Whitehead’s second and third years of lectures at Harvard University and Radcliffe College. It reveals the development of his philosophy ... More

How Stereotypes Deceive Us

How Stereotypes Deceive Us

Katherine Puddifoot

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192845559
eISBN:
9780191937774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192845559.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Stereotypes sometimes lead us to make poor judgements of other people, but they also have the potential to facilitate quick, efficient, and accurate judgements. How can we discern whether any ... 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

The Mismeasure of the SelfA Study in Vice Epistemology

The Mismeasure of the Self: A Study in Vice Epistemology

Alessandra Tanesini

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198858836
eISBN:
9780191890932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858836.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The aim of this book is to offer detailed characterizations of some intellectual virtues and vices of self-evaluation, to highlight the epistemic harms and moral wrongs that flow from them, to ... More

The Open FutureWhy Future Contingents are All False

The Open Future: Why Future Contingents are All False

Patrick Todd

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192897916
eISBN:
9780191919497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192897916.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

In The Open Future: Why Future Contingents are All False, Patrick Todd launches a sustained defense of a radical interpretation of the doctrine of the open future, one according to which all claims ... More

Philosophy Beyond SpacetimeImplications from Quantum Gravity

Philosophy Beyond Spacetime: Implications from Quantum Gravity

Christian Wüthrich, Baptiste Le Bihan, and Nick Huggett (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198844143
eISBN:
9780191879777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844143.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The present volume collects essays on the philosophical foundations of quantum theories of gravity, such as loop quantum gravity and string theory. Central for philosophical concerns is quantum ... More

Physics, Structure, and Reality

Physics, Structure, and Reality

Jill North

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192894106
eISBN:
9780191915239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894106.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

How do we figure out the nature of the world from a mathematically formulated physical theory? What do we infer about the world when a physical theory can be mathematically formulated in different ... More

Political Epistemology

Political Epistemology

Elizabeth Edenberg and Michael Hannon (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192893338
eISBN:
9780191914607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893338.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

As current events around the world have illustrated, epistemological issues are at the center of our political lives. It has become increasingly difficult to discern legitimate sources of evidence, ... More

Principles and PersonsThe Legacy of Derek Parfit

Principles and Persons: The Legacy of Derek Parfit

Jeff McMahan, Tim Campbell, James Goodrich, and Ketan Ramakrishnan (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192893994
eISBN:
9780191915147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893994.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is a collection of essays, most of which appear here for the first time, that were written in honour of the legendary moral philosopher, Derek Parfit. The essays are mainly concerned with ... More

Radical Skepticism and Epistemic Intuition

Radical Skepticism and Epistemic Intuition

Michael Bergmann

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780192898487
eISBN:
9780191924767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898487.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Radical Skepticism and Epistemic Intuition rejects argument-based attempts to resist radical skepticism and advocates, instead, for noninferential intuition-based commonsense resistance inspired by ... More

Reasons First

Reasons First

Mark Schroeder

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198868224
eISBN:
9780191904745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868224.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The last fifty years or more of ethical theory have been preoccupied by a turn to reasons. The vocabulary of reasons has become a common currency not only in ethics, but in epistemology, action ... More

Vagueness and the Evolution of ConsciousnessThrough the Looking Glass

Vagueness and the Evolution of Consciousness: Through the Looking Glass

Michael Tye

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198867234
eISBN:
9780191904035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867234.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Either consciousness appeared suddenly in living beings so that its appearance is like that of a light switch being turned on or it arose through intermediate stages. On the former view, ... More

What are Mental Representations?

What are Mental Representations?

Joulia Smortchkova, Krzysztof Dołęga, and Tobias Schlicht (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780190686673
eISBN:
9780190686703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686673.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Mental representation is one of the core theoretical constructs within cognitive science and, together with the introduction of the computer as a model for the mind, is responsible for enabling the ... More

Wrongdoing and the Moral Emotions

Wrongdoing and the Moral Emotions

Derk Pereboom

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780192846006
eISBN:
9780191938375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192846006.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book provides an account of how we might address wrongdoing given challenges to anger and retribution that arise from ethical considerations and from concerns about free will. It contends that ... More

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