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A Different Kind of Whole

Kathrin Koslicki

in The Structure of Objects

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199539895
eISBN:
9780191716300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539895.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter returns to the question, postponed in Chapter 2: why, from a three-dimensionalist perspective, the properties of ordinary material objects are not already adequately accounted for by ... More


The Quest for REALITY

Paul Horwich

in Truth -- Meaning -- Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199268900
eISBN:
9780191708459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268900.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

A widespread concern within philosophy has been, and continues to be, to determine which areas of discourse address real, robust, not-merely-deflationary facts, and which do not. But a threat to the ... More


Two Versions of Millianism

Scott Soames

in Analytic Philosophy in America: And Other Historical and Contemporary Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160726
eISBN:
9781400850464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160726.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter offers a systematic assessment of Kit Fine’s Semantic Relationism (2007), in which he presents a “relational” version of Millianism (about names and related expressions). It compares ... More


The Circularity Objection

François Recanati

in Mental Files

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659982
eISBN:
9780191745409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659982.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

A typology of co-reference relations is presented, and the notion of ‘co-reference de jure’ introduced, based on an intuitive criterion proposed by Kit Fine. The discussion focuses on the issue ... More


Some Contemporary Varieties of Hylomorphism

Simon J. Evnine

in Making Objects and Events: A Hylomorphic Theory of Artifacts, Actions, and Organisms

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198779674
eISBN:
9780191825989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779674.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter contains in-depth discussions of three recent formulations of hylomorphism. The first two views use the rubric of constitution rather than hylomorphism. The first is that of Judith ... More


The Persistence Of Material Individuals: Empty Issues and Self-Directed Propensity

Boris Volodarsky

in Empty Ideas: A Critique of Analytic Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199330812
eISBN:
9780199378524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330812.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This chapter compares some empty ideas about material persistence to substantial counterparts positing the existence of self-directed propensities. It is noted that philosophers fail to make ... More


Millianism, Relationism, and Attitude Ascriptions

Ángel Pinillos

in On Reference

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198714088
eISBN:
9780191782527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714088.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses Kit Fine’s Relationist solution to Frege’s puzzle concerning reference. Fine’s key insight is that versions of the puzzle that do not seem to involve coreference implicitly ... More


How (not) to be a Modalist About Essence

Nathan Wildman

in Reality Making

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198755722
eISBN:
9780191816871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755722.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The received view is that Kit Fine has shown that the modalist programme of analysing essence (and essential properties) in terms of metaphysical necessity is fundamentally misguided. Recently, ... More


Actions as Artifacts

Simon J. Evnine

in Making Objects and Events: A Hylomorphic Theory of Artifacts, Actions, and Organisms

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198779674
eISBN:
9780191825989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779674.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The final chapter argues that intentional actions are themselves artifacts—artifactual events rather than artifactual objects. After some discussion of hylomorphic treatments of actions and events in ... More


Numbers

Christopher Peacocke

in The Primacy of Metaphysics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198835578
eISBN:
9780191873751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835578.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter develops a metaphysics-first view of natural numbers and real numbers. The account gives a philosophical priority to applications: to the application of natural numbers as numbering ... More


Hylomorphism and its Related Metaphysics

Simon J. Evnine

in Making Objects and Events: A Hylomorphic Theory of Artifacts, Actions, and Organisms

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198779674
eISBN:
9780191825989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779674.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The basic concepts of hylomorphism, form and matter, are introduced and a brief treatment of the hylomorphisms developed by Aristotle and by Kit Fine is given. Several key features of the approach ... More


Factivity, Transparency, and Weak Coreference De Jure

François Recanati

in Mental Files in Flux

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198790358
eISBN:
9780191837029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790358.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

Because coreference de jure is a coreference relation that holds in virtue of meaning, whoever grasps the meaning knows that the relation obtains. Since knowledge is factive, coreference de jure ... More


Fellow Travelers

Palle Yourgrau

in Death and Nonexistence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190247478
eISBN:
9780190247492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190247478.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

A synoptic account of the ontology of death developed in the book is offered, according to which the dead (and the unborn) are seen to be nonexistent objects that possess being but lack existence, ... More


Instants of Time

Ulrich Meyer

in The Nature of Time

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199599332
eISBN:
9780191760648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599332.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Linguistic ersatzism about times claims that instants are maximal consistent sets of sentences of tense logic. This chapter argues that this proposal is superior to the rival proposal that times are ... More


Relational narrowness

Juhani Yli-Vakkuri and John Hawthorne

in Narrow Content

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198785965
eISBN:
9780191860843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785965.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

Chapter 6 explores a more promising but even more radical departure from standard internalist theorizing. It not only introduces a new notion of narrowness but more strikingly gives explanatory pride ... More


The Self

Christopher Peacocke

in The Primacy of Metaphysics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198835578
eISBN:
9780191873751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835578.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter presents a metaphysics-first treatment of subjects and the first-person way of representing subjects. It develops a new explanation of the metaphysical principle that it is in the nature ... More


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