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Teleological Explanations of Actions

G. F. Schueler

in Reasons and Purposes: Human Rationality and the Teleological Explanation of Action

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250370
eISBN:
9780191598364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250375.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

It is argued here that reference to the agent's purpose or purposes is essential to action explanations and that in fact the belief‐desire theory presupposes such purposes in any case. Action ... More


External World Skepticism and the Structure of Epistemic Entitlement

Michael Williams

in The Possibility of Philosophical Understanding: Reflections on the Thought of Barry Stroud

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195381658
eISBN:
9780199918317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381658.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

The most important skeptical arguments divide into two families: Agrippan and Cartesian. Arguments in the first family centering on the threat of a vicious regress of justification. Those in the ... More


Berkeley's Case for Idealism in Principles I, Sections 1–7

Georges Dicker

in Berkeley's Idealism: A Critical Examination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195381467
eISBN:
9780199897124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381467.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

After only six one-paragraph sections in the Principles, Berkeley announces that “from what has been said, it follows, there is not any other substance than spirit, or that which perceives.” This ... More


Why Transparency Is Unethical Edmond Wright

Edmond Wright

in The Case for Qualia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232661
eISBN:
9780262286497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232661.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents an ethical criticism of the transparency thesis. It is an ethical criticism for the reason that there are undoubtedly profound ethical issues that underlie the debate. The ... More


New Social Media and the Technomoral Virtues

Shannon Vallor

in Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190498511
eISBN:
9780190498542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498511.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter applies the technomoral practices and virtues defined in Part II to the ethical challenges presented by the emergence of new social media technologies. These increasingly mediate and ... More


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