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Introduction: The Philosophical Project

Barry Stroud

in The Quest for Reality: Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151886
eISBN:
9780199867189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151887.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Outlines the philosophical quest for reality, and how humans are related to the real world through perceptions, thoughts and beliefs. A discussion of what constitutes a metaphysical question is ... More


Applying the Definitions

Joseph Y. Halpern

in Actual Causality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035026
eISBN:
9780262336611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035026.003.0008
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

The book concludes with a summary of the key points made, and a discussion of three applications areas from computer science: causality in databases, causality in program verification, and the use of ... More


Causality and Meaning in the New Materialism

Manuel DeLanda

in Architectural Materialisms: Nonhuman Creativity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474420570
eISBN:
9781474453905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420570.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Though at first glance antithetical, these two concepts can be brought together by making changes to their traditional usage. Causality must cease to be thought as being linear, so that the same ... More


Introduction: Irony on Occasion

Kevin Newmark

in Irony on Occasion: From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240128
eISBN:
9780823240166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240128.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is the relation between a given book and the occasion back to which it can presumably be traced? Responding to this question entails an examination of the relation between the “occasion” and ... More


Introduction and Overview

Joseph Y. Halpern

in Actual Causality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035026
eISBN:
9780262336611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035026.003.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

The basic intuitions of causality defined in terms of counterfactuals are introduced, and a brief overview of the key ideas of the book – including responsibility, blame, normality, and explanation ... More


The HP Definition of Causality

Joseph Y. Halpern

in Actual Causality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035026
eISBN:
9780262336611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035026.003.0002
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

Three variants of a definition of actual causality are introduced. These definition uses structural equations to model counterfactuals. The definition is shown to yield a plausible and elegant ... More


Responsibility and Blame

Joseph Y. Halpern

in Actual Causality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035026
eISBN:
9780262336611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035026.003.0006
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

Up to this point in the book, causality has been treated as an all-or-nothing concept; either A is a cause of B or it is not. In this chapter, the definition is extended to take into account the ... More


‘Where do I Begin?’: An Odyssean Narrative Strategy and its Afterlife

Richard Hunter

in Defining Greek Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748680108
eISBN:
9780748697007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680108.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The proem of Odysseus’ narrative of his adventures at Odyssey 912-18, in which he asks in what order he should tells his many troubles, was influential throughout later Greek narrative and Greek ... More


Reading the ‘lay of the land’: intercessory advocacy and causal process in the HIV/AIDS treatment and death penalty abolitionist campaigns

Stephen Noakes

in The Advocacy Trap: Transnational Activism and State Power in China

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526119476
eISBN:
9781526132413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526119476.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The cases presented in this chapter—those to improve care for the HIV positive and to abolish capital punishment—jointly call attention to the need to pay close attention to sequence and causal force ... More


Causality of Freedom

Gabriela Basterra

in The Subject of Freedom: Kant, Levinas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265145
eISBN:
9780823266883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265145.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

If freedom can manifest itself in the world, it is only insofar as freedom is the excess that constitutes subjectivity. From a practical perspective, that freedom is actual means it motivates the ... More


On Causality and Law in Lucretius and Contemporary Cosmology

David Webb

in Contemporary Encounters with Ancient Metaphysics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474412094
eISBN:
9781474434966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412094.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

David Webb’s “On Causality and Law in Lucretius and Contemporary Cosmology” argues that the laws of physics, rather than being immutable, must instead be subordinate to and coordinated by local ... More


Optical Electromagnetics II

Michael E. Thomas

in Optical Propagation in Linear Media: Atmospheric Gases and Particles, Solid State Components, and Water

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195091618
eISBN:
9780197560679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195091618.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Atmospheric Sciences

In this chapter the same basic topics are addressed as in the previous chapter, but now in the presence of matter. This greatly complicates the description of optical propagation and continues to ... More


Necessity, theories, and modules

Olivier Darrigol

in Physics and Necessity: Rationalist Pursuits from the Cartesian Past to the Quantum Present

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198712886
eISBN:
9780191781360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712886.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The comprehensibility arguments used in the best rational derivations of physical theories imply idealized measurements whose concrete realization may vary, as well as a variety of interconnections ... More


Finding the Fit: Shifting Story Logic in

Todd Berliner

in Hollywood Aesthetic: Pleasure in American Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190658748
eISBN:
9780190658786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658748.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 4 illustrates the theory of narration presented in the previous chapter, offering an extended analysis of an unusual narrative pattern in Red River, which violates Hollywood’s cardinal rules ... More


Introduction: Understanding and Explaning the Arab Uprisings

Frédéric Volpi

in Revolution and Authoritarianism in North Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190642921
eISBN:
9780190848491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642921.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The chapter considers two ways of conceptualizing the events of the Arab uprisings. These transformations can be explained by actor-centric narratives stressing the contingency of protest episodes ... More


Conclusion: African Christianity and Modernity

Paul Gifford

in Christianity, Development and Modernity In Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190495732
eISBN:
9780190618506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190495732.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter recapitulates the argument. In the last few centuries a new world has come into being, one in which causality has come to be understood no longer in terms of spiritual forces. To the ... More


Divine Missions: Invisible and Visible

Dominic Legge, O.P.

in The Trinitarian Christology of St Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198794196
eISBN:
9780191835780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198794196.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Reading the New Testament, we cannot miss the visible missions: the Father sends the Son into the world as man; the Holy Spirit descends in the form of a dove. But invisible missions are clearly ... More


S. S. Suryanarayana Sastri, “Advaita, Causality and Human Freedom” (1940)

Nalini Bhushan and Jay L. Garfield

in Indian Philosophy in English: From Renaissance to Independence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199769261
eISBN:
9780190267605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769261.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents S. S. Suryanarayana Sastri's 1940 essay, “Advaita, Causality and Human Freedom,” in which he explores specific metaphysical problems as they are addressed in the advaita system. ... More


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