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Making Things Happen: A Theory of Causal Explanation

James Woodward

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195155273
eISBN:
9780199835089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155270.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book develops a manipulationist theory of causation and explanation: causal and explanatory relationships are relationships that are potentially exploitable for purposes of manipulation and ... More


Moral Philosophy

Daniel Brown

in Hopkins' Idealism: Philosophy, Physics, Poetry

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183532
eISBN:
9780191674051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183532.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the moral philosophy of English poet Gerald Manley Hopkins. It suggests that Hopkins attributed to the mind a radical capacity for making a priori judgements but he does so ... More


The Mechanistic Challenge and the Problem of Passivity

Christopher Yeomans

in Freedom and Reflection: Hegel and the Logic of Agency

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794522
eISBN:
9780199919253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794522.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores particular causal scepticism about free will, which holds that the effect in a causal relation is essentially passive, and thus that the embedding of the agent in the causal ... More


Is Connectivity Entailed by the Physical?

Gregg Rosenberg

in A Place for Consciousness: Probing the Deep Structure of the Natural World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195168143
eISBN:
9780199850075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168143.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

A causal realist who accepts the Theory of Causal Significance accepts the existence of a fundamental kind of individual, the natural individual, which in reality is a completed receptive connection. ... More


The Carrier Theory of Causation

Gregg Rosenberg

in A Place for Consciousness: Probing the Deep Structure of the Natural World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195168143
eISBN:
9780199850075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168143.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

An introduction of the Carrier Theory of Causation is presented in this chapter. To be able to construct the Carrier Theory of Causation, the author is concerned with the matter of its ... More


The Consciousness Hypothesis

Gregg Rosenberg

in A Place for Consciousness: Probing the Deep Structure of the Natural World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195168143
eISBN:
9780199850075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168143.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The Consciousness Hypothesis is an application of the Central Thesis that lifts experiencing up to full-fledged consciousness. This chapter evaluates several issues raised from the previous chapters ... More


Applications

Gregg Rosenberg

in A Place for Consciousness: Probing the Deep Structure of the Natural World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195168143
eISBN:
9780199850075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168143.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The Theory of Natural Individuals is composed of three elements: the Theory of Causal Significance, the Carrier Theory of Causation, and the Consciousness Hypothesis. This chapter attempts to apply ... More


One Way to Read Hume

Edward Craig

in The Mind of God and the Works of Man

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236825
eISBN:
9780191597244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236824.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In this chapter, Craig shows how the Image of God doctrine works as an interpretative tool. Applied to the philosophy of Hume, it helps to illuminate textual detail that would otherwise not be fully ... More


April 2003: Wrongful Adoption

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Discusses the remedies available to families who have sought to adopt a child but the child's difficulties mean the family is more burdened than they had anticipated. The English case of A v Essex ... More


Morals

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:
10.1093/0195151887.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Argues that the investigation of the relation between the human conception of reality and objective reality requires a determinate conception of the world, the identification of beliefs, and ... More


Tropes and mental causation

Douglas Ehring

in Tropes: Properties, Objects, and Mental Causation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608539
eISBN:
9780191729607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608539.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

In this chapter, it is argued that if properties are tropes, then we can help solve the two main problems of mental causation. The first problem of mental causation concerns the possibility of mental ... More


The classic objections to Natural Class Trope Nominalism

Douglas Ehring

in Tropes: Properties, Objects, and Mental Causation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608539
eISBN:
9780191729607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608539.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter takes up certain key objections to Natural Class Trope Nominalism that have made this position extremely unpopular. The first is the “One Over Fewer” objection. The basic worry is that ... More


Law in the Perspective of Philosophy: Causation in the Law, The Concept of Law

Nicola Lacey

in A Life of H.L.A. Hart: The Nightmare and the Noble Dream

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199202775
eISBN:
9780191705953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202775.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on the publication of Causation in the Law and The Concept of Law. Causation in the Law represents a thoroughgoing application of the linguistic philosophical analysis to law. It ... More


The Asbestos Litigation

Rob Merkin and Jenny Steele

in Insurance and the Law of Obligations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645749
eISBN:
9780191747823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645749.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Explores the role of insurance in asbestos litigation in respect of mesothelioma. Shows how and why the Trigger Litigation though ostensibly concerned with insurance cover required the courts to ... More


Enquiry Section 4: the question of irony

Galen Strawson

in The Secret Connexion: Causation, Realism, and David Hume: Revised Edition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199605842
eISBN:
9780191774447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605842.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter considers in detail the textual support in the Enquiry for the claim that Hume [i] did not endorse the ontological regularity theory of causation, and [ii] took it for granted that there ... More


Enquiry Section 4: Causation and inductive scepticism

Galen Strawson

in The Secret Connexion: Causation, Realism, and David Hume: Revised Edition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199605842
eISBN:
9780191774447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605842.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter continues the detailed consideration of the textual support in the Enquiry for the claim that Hume [i] did not endorse the ontological regularity theory of causation, and [ii] took it ... More


Moderates in the Late Enlightenment

Thomas Ahnert

in The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment: 1690-1805

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300153804
eISBN:
9780300153811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153804.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Moderatism is often said to have declined intellectually from the 1790s onward, and to have turned into little more than a conservative, reactionary group that was interested primarily in securing ... More


Science in the Origins of the Cold War

Naomi Oreskes

in Science and Technology in the Global Cold War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027953
eISBN:
9780262326100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027953.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Political historians and historians of science have tried to evaluate the role and significance of science in the origins and prosecution of the Cold War. The introductory chapter reviews the work ... More


Spinoza's Metaphysics: Substance and Thought

Yitzhak Y. Melamed

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780195394054
eISBN:
9780199347476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394054.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

This book offers a new and radical interpretation of the core of Spinoza's metaphysics. The first half of the book, which concentrates on the metaphysics of substance, suggests a new reading of ... More


Stock Situations, Topoi and the Greekness of Greek Historiography

Lisa Irene Hau

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/9780748680108.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter focuses on our surviving historiographic texts from the fifth to the first century BC : Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Polybius, and Diodorus of Sicily. Greek historiography dealt with ... More


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