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Introduction: Realism and Naturalism in the Philosophy of Science

J. D. Trout

in Measuring the Intentional World: Realism, Naturalism, and Quantitative Methods in the Behavioral Sciences

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195107661
eISBN:
9780199786152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195107667.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This introductory chapter leads the reader through the major positions, issues, and disputes in 20th century philosophy of science, and describes the evidential conditions that authorize an argument ... More


Measured Realism

J. D. Trout

in Measuring the Intentional World: Realism, Naturalism, and Quantitative Methods in the Behavioral Sciences

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195107661
eISBN:
9780199786152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195107667.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter defends a relatively modest but distinctive version of scientific realism, measured realism, that steers a middle course between minimal and robust realism. Measured realism includes ... More


Free Will as Recursive Self-Prediction: Does a Deterministic Mechanism Reduce Responsibility?

George Ainslie

in Addiction and Responsibility

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015509
eISBN:
9780262295635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015509.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the age-old dispute between those who argue for free will and those who argue for moral responsibility, and how advances in brain imaging make this dispute an incredibly ... More


Doubling Down on the Nomological Notion of Human Nature

Edouard Machery

in Why We Disagree About Human Nature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198823650
eISBN:
9780191862267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823650.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter defends the nomological notion of human nature according to which human nature is the set of properties that humans tend to possess as a result of the evolution of their species. In ... More


Introduction

Dominic McIver Lopes

in Aesthetics on the Edge: Where Philosophy Meets the Human Sciences

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198796657
eISBN:
9780191860829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796657.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Practised as a second-order discipline, aesthetics constructs theories of artistic and aesthetic phenomena as those phenomena are understood in the humanities and social and behavioural sciences. ... More


Moral Environments: An Application

Peter-Paul Verbeek

in Moralizing Technology: Understanding and Designing the Morality of Things

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226852911
eISBN:
9780226852904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226852904.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter applies the approach to the moral significance of technology developed in this book to a field of technology that is rapidly gaining influence in society: Ambient Intelligence and ... More


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