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Putnam's Model‐Theoretic Arguments

Barry Taylor

in Models, Truth, and Realism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199286690
eISBN:
9780191604065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286698.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter sets out the relevant core of Putnam’s case. Section 3.1 extracts three arguments from Putnam’s writings: the Arguments from Cardinality, Completeness, and Permutation. Of these, section ... More


The Problem of Coordination

Bas C. van Fraassen

in Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278220
eISBN:
9780191707926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278220.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

The term ‘problem of coordination’ had appeared in Mach's writings on mechanics and thermodynamics; was salient in the discussion of the relation between mathematical and physical geometry that ... More


Introduction

Alan Weir

in Truth Through Proof: A Formalist Foundation for Mathematics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199541492
eISBN:
9780191594915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541492.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The introduction sets out the attractions and drawbacks of mathematical platonism, then gives an overview of the anti-platonistic argument of the book, paying particular attention to the difficulties ... More


The Equivocation of Reason: Kleist Reading Kant

James Phillips

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755870
eISBN:
9780804768269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755870.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book asks how the literary works of the German writer Heinrich von Kleist might be considered a critique and elaboration of Kantian philosophy. In 1801, the 23-year-old Kleist, attributing his ... More


The Meaning of Scripture

Susan James

in Spinoza on Philosophy, Religion, and Politics: The Theologico-Political Treatise

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698127
eISBN:
9780191740558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698127.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The first six chapters of the Treatise explicate the revealed teaching of the Bible, focusing on what it does not require. The middle section of the work now challenges the views of the Reformed ... More


Hermeneutics

Adam S. Miller

in Speculative Grace: Bruno Latour and Object-Oriented Theology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251506
eISBN:
9780823253005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251506.003.0029
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter states that the implications of Latour's approach to language for traditional hermeneutic work are straightforward. Latour's work pardons objects for being objects. He dismisses the ... More


Nominalism Reconsidered

Gideon Rosen and John P. Burgess

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195148770
eISBN:
9780199835560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148770.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Nominalism is the view that mathematical objects do not exist. This chapter delimits several types of nominalistic projects: revolutionary programs that attempt to change mathematics and hermeneutic ... More


Original Meanings and Historical Interpretation

Nicholas Jardine

in The Scenes of Inquiry: On the Reality of Questions in the Sciences

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250395
eISBN:
9780191681288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250395.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter begins by reviewing the question-oriented account of historical understanding of explaining scenes of inquiry, local reality, and interpretation. It follows with an argument of an ... More


Hermeneutic Communism: From Heidegger to Marx

Gianni Vattimo and Santiago Zabala

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158039
eISBN:
9780231528078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158039.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Having lost much of its political clout and theoretical power, communism no longer represents an appealing alternative to capitalism. In its original Marxist formulation, communism promised an ideal ... More


To Save the Phenomena 1

Bas C. van Fraassen

in The Scientific Image

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198244271
eISBN:
9780191597473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198244274.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

What is the empirical content of a theory? If a theory is identified with one of its linguistic formulations, the only available answers allow for no non‐trivial distinction between empirical and ... More


Plato's Aporetic Style

George Rudebusch

in Socrates, Pleasure, and Value

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195159615
eISBN:
9780199869367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159616.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

There has been persistent controversy about the aporetic dialogs. Are they meant to convey any underlying philosophical position? A strong argument in favor of a negative answer rests on the ... More


Introduction

John P. Burgess and Gideon Rosen

in A Subject With No Object: Strategies for Nominalistic Interpretation of Mathematics

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250128
eISBN:
9780191597138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250126.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Begins by distinguishing different varieties of nominalism. All adherents of nominalism agree in rejecting mathematical and other abstract entities, and many have attempted to develop nominalist ... More


Conclusion

John P. Burgess and Gideon Rosen

in A Subject With No Object: Strategies for Nominalistic Interpretation of Mathematics

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250128
eISBN:
9780191597138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250126.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Turns from exposition to evaluation of nominalist interpretations, first considering the revolutionary claim that the nominalist theories are superior to current mathematically formulated ones. We ... More


General Introduction: Castoriadis in Context

Suzi Adams

in Castoriadis's Ontology: Being and Creation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234585
eISBN:
9780823240739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234585.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The introduction presents a brief overview of Castoriadis's philosophy and the social theory of creation. It situates Castoriadis's thought within a cultural hermeneutic of modernity, with especial ... More


Hans-Georg Gadamer: Text Matters

Richard Kearney

in Debates in Continental Philosophy: Conversations with Contemporary Thinkers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223176
eISBN:
9780823235155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223176.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Hans-Georg Gadamer's approach to hermeneutics reflects his initial experiences with the study of language as a young philologist in Marburg. It ... More


Heidegger and the Prospect of a Phenomenology of Prayer

Benjamin Crowe

in The Phenomenology of Prayer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224951
eISBN:
9780823235797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224951.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the early works of philosophers Wilhelm Dilthey and Martin Heidegger and how they related to prayer. It explains how a hermeneutical approach to prayer might proceed and ... More


Heidegger’s Hermeneutic Realism (1991)

Mark A. Wrathall (ed.)

in Background Practices: Essays on the Understanding of Being

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198796220
eISBN:
9780191837302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796220.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Dreyfus develops his argument for a kind of “hermeneutic realism” about the entities discovered by the natural sciences. His position is “hermeneutic” in the sense that he recognizes that our access ... More


Phenomenology and Beyond

Andrew Inkpin

in Disclosing the World: On the Phenomenology of Language

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262033916
eISBN:
9780262333955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033916.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter considers what kind of explanatory approach is best suited to complement a minimalist phenomenological conception of language. It argues that two more ambitious forms of phenomenology – ... More


The Status of Authorial Intentions

Richard Gaskin

in Language, Truth, and Literature: A Defence of Literary Humanism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657902
eISBN:
9780191756337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657902.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter starts with an examination of the hermeneutic circle, and it is argued that, though there is a good sense in which such a circle does exist, nevertheless language provides us with a way ... More


Deconstruction and Meaning

Richard Gaskin

in Language, Truth, and Literature: A Defence of Literary Humanism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657902
eISBN:
9780191756337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657902.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter treats of deconstruction, which is distinguished from linguistic idealism. It is argued that deconstruction, unlike the linguistic idealism that the book favours, takes an implausible ... More


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