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The Dean's Challenge

Peter Achinstein

in The Book of Evidence

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143898
eISBN:
9780199833023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143892.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The claim is made that standard philosophical accounts of evidence are and ought to be ignored by scientists for two reasons. First, they are too weak, allowing facts to count as evidence for ... More


A Problem About Evidence

Peter Achinstein

in Evidence and Method: Scientific Strategies of Isaac Newton and James Clerk Maxwell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199921850
eISBN:
9780199332892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921850.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter begins by considering the question of whether there are any objective concepts of evidence in use at all, or whether concepts of evidence must all be understood subjectively. It argues ... More


Are Addicts Akratic?: Interpreting the Neuroscience of Reward

Gideon Yaffe

in Addiction and Self-Control: Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199862580
eISBN:
9780199369638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862580.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Moral Philosophy

Working with the view that akratic action is action that conflicts with what the agent values at the time of action, the paper asks whether addicts act akratically. The paper offers an interpretation ... More


Addiction and Self-Control: Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience

Neil Levy

in Addiction and Self-Control: Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199862580
eISBN:
9780199369638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862580.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Moral Philosophy

The introduction sets out the central puzzle that addiction represents: how can we understand the loss of control of addicts, given that the folk explanations, in terms of duress and compulsion, can ... More


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