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Manifest Activity: Thomas Reid's Theory of Action

Gideon Yaffe

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199268559
eISBN:
9780191601415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926855X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Manifest Activity examines Thomas Reid's efforts to provide answers to a host of traditional philosophical questions concerning the nature of the will, the powers of human beings, motivation, and the ... More


The Problem of the External World

Barry Stroud

in The Significance of Philosophical Scepticism

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198247616
eISBN:
9780191598494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198247613.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 1 sets out the Problem of the External World to which scepticism is a natural response: the problem, first posed by Descartes in his First Meditation, of how to show that we have any ... More


Necessity

Christopher Peacocke

in Being Known

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238607
eISBN:
9780191598197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238606.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

There is a set of principles, the Principles of Possibility, that constrains whether a description picks out a genuinely possible world. To grasp the concept of metaphysical necessity is to have ... More


Asking What’s for Dinner

A. Whitney Sanford

in Living Sustainably: What Intentional Communities Can Teach Us about Democracy, Simplicity, and Nonviolence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813168630
eISBN:
9780813168951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168630.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter illustrates how intentional communities translate their bundled values of nonviolence, self-sufficiency, equity, and voluntary simplicity through producing and consuming food. These ... More


Sustainability in Community

A. Whitney Sanford

in Living Sustainably: What Intentional Communities Can Teach Us about Democracy, Simplicity, and Nonviolence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813168630
eISBN:
9780813168951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168630.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter explores the role of participatory democracy in sustainability-oriented intentional communities. These communities share goals of social equity and nonviolence and have created a variety ... More


Learning About Possibility

Patrick Shade and John Lachs

in Freedom and Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256747
eISBN:
9780823261390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0032
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Lachs recognizes the limiting reality that, even with the protections of tenure, few foster an awareness of alternate possibilities for fear of upsetting the status quo. He nevertheless calls on ... More


What is a Process of Individuation?

Didier Debaise

in Speculative Empiricism: Revisiting Whitehead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423045
eISBN:
9781474438612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423045.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter poses the question of “reality”. In opposition to a substantialist vision that has notably characterized modernity, Whitehead develops a processual conception of the real which is made ... More


Science and Religion

Douglas Morrey

in Michel Houellebecq: Humanity and its Aftermath

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318610
eISBN:
9781846318047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318610.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Houellebecq's conception of life will be considered with reference to his little-discussed first-published work, a study of the American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft, as well as in relation to his ... More


In Place of a Conclusion: Thoughts on a Prior Possible

Karmen Mackendrick

in Divine Enticement: Theological Seductions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242894
eISBN:
9780823242931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242894.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Throughout the preceding text, a series of themes or motifs emerges as recurrent. The conclusion attempts to draw these together. The themes importantly include the name as call or evocation and ... More


Solving the Puzzles

Michael Tye

in Consciousness Revisited: Materialism without Phenomenal Concepts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012737
eISBN:
9780262255172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012737.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter’s discussion puts to task the views developed in previous chapters in an attempt to solve four famous philosophical puzzles: the Puzzle of Mary, the Explanatory Gap, the Hard Problem of ... More


Nine Problems (and Even More Solutions) for Powers Accounts of Possibility

Timothy Pawl

in Causal Powers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198796572
eISBN:
9780191837838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796572.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

One way of putting powers to work is to use them to ground (at least some) modal truths. One might hold that truths of possibility are true because of the powers of objects. For instance, that it is ... More


Sadie and Allison in the Apocalypse: Zombies and Gender

Tim Lanzendörfer

in Books of the Dead: Reading the Zombie in Contemporary Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819062
eISBN:
9781496819109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819062.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the argument that zombie fictions are in a privileged position to discuss progressive visions of gender politics. Following the book’s larger argument that zombies open spaces ... More


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