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Understanding Human Knowledge: Philosophical Essays

Barry Stroud

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252138
eISBN:
9780191598500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252130.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A collection of seminal papers written by eminent epistemologist and metaphysician Barry Stroud, published over the past 35 years. The main task Stroud explores in the essays is, as the title ... More


The Possibility of Philosophical Understanding: Reflections on the Thought of Barry Stroud

Jason Bridges, Niko Kolodny, and Wai-hung Wong (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195381658
eISBN:
9780199918317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381658.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

Barry Stroud’s work has had a profound impact on a wide range of topics in contemporary philosophy. This volume contains contributions by students, colleagues, and well‐known interlocuters of Stroud ... More


Neo‐cartesian skepticism

Penelope Maddy

in Second Philosophy: A Naturalistic Method

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199273669
eISBN:
9780191706264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273669.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Unlike Descartes, contemporary philosophers tend to regard the possibility that I might be dreaming as a serious threat to the reasonableness of my ordinary beliefs about the world. Here the Second ... More


Transcendental Arguments I

Anthony Brueckner

in Essays on Skepticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585861
eISBN:
9780191595332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585861.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter begins by considering the aforementioned Stroudian critique of transcendental arguments. Some doubts are raised about whether Stroud has succeeded in giving a fully general argument ... More


Modest Transcendental Arguments

Anthony Brueckner

in Essays on Skepticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585861
eISBN:
9780191595332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585861.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is about Stroud's recent attempt to circumvent his earlier claim that Kantian transcendent arguments are doomed to failure. Stroud uses ideas from Donald Davidson concerning radical ... More


Stroud's “Transcendental Arguments” Reconsidered

Anthony Brueckner

in Essays on Skepticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585861
eISBN:
9780191595332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585861.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is a reconsideration of the original Stroudian critique of transcendental arguments. The doubts about its success expressed in Chapter 1 are amplified and refined.


Austin, Dreams, and Scepticism

Adam Leite

in The Philosophy of J. L. Austin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199219759
eISBN:
9780191730818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219759.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Austin maintained that standard waking experience is phenomenologically distinguishable from dreaming. In unpublished lectures delivered at UC Berkeley (one source for Sense and Sensibilia), Austin ... More


First Things First

Earl Conee

in Evidentialism: Essays in Epistemology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199253722
eISBN:
9780191601361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253722.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Philosophers have thought that there are insuperable limits to rationally opposing skepticism, to pursuing epistemological investigations without substantial presuppositions, or to explaining ... More


Certitude Sustained: Portrait of G. E. Moore as a Perspectivalist

Jay F. Rosenberg

in Thinking about Knowing

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251339
eISBN:
9780191598326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251339.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Offers an internalist and perspectivalist reading of G. E. Moore's epistemological views. Challenges Barry Stroud's influential interpretation and defends Moore's rejection of scepticism, his ... More


Intelligible Causation

John Campbell

in The Possibility of Philosophical Understanding: Reflections on the Thought of Barry Stroud

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195381658
eISBN:
9780199918317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381658.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

I review Barry Stroud's seminal discussion of color in The Quest for Reality. I suggest that his approach ultimately depends on a causal theory of reference for color terms; that he operates with an ... More


Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Time

Cheryl K. Chen

in The Possibility of Philosophical Understanding: Reflections on the Thought of Barry Stroud

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195381658
eISBN:
9780199918317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381658.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

In The Quest for Reality, Barry Stroud argues that the subjectivist about color cannot meet the conditions for ascribing color beliefs to people if she claims that none of those beliefs accurately ... More


Introduction: The Quest to Understand Philosophy

Jason Bridges and Niko Kolodny

in The Possibility of Philosophical Understanding: Reflections on the Thought of Barry Stroud

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195381658
eISBN:
9780199918317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381658.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

This essay interprets and elaborates upon some of the central themes of Barry Stroud's philosophical work. Particular focus is placed upon Stroud's concern with the distinctive nature of the ... More


Rethinking Hume's Second Thoughts about Personal Identity

Don Garrett

in The Possibility of Philosophical Understanding: Reflections on the Thought of Barry Stroud

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195381658
eISBN:
9780199918317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381658.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

What problem led to Hume's famous second thoughts about his own discussion of personal identity? There is no scholarly consensus, but one of the best-known explanations was offered by Barry Stroud in ... More


Stroud's Proposal for Removing the Threat of Skepticism

Jonathan Ellis

in The Possibility of Philosophical Understanding: Reflections on the Thought of Barry Stroud

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195381658
eISBN:
9780199918317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381658.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

Barry Stroud is well known as a critic of philosophers who purport to answer, or otherwise deflate, the threat of skepticism of the external world. In several recent papers, however, Stroud argues ... More


Inside and Outside Language: Stroud's Nonreductionism about Meaning

Hannah Ginsborg

in The Possibility of Philosophical Understanding: Reflections on the Thought of Barry Stroud

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195381658
eISBN:
9780199918317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381658.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

I argue that Stroud's nonreductionism about meaning is insufficiently motivated. First, given that he rejects the assumption that grasp of an expression's meaning guides or instructs us in its use, ... More


Dispositions and Rational Explanation

Jason Bridges

in The Possibility of Philosophical Understanding: Reflections on the Thought of Barry Stroud

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195381658
eISBN:
9780199918317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381658.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

Rational explanations of actions cite the agent's reasons for acting. Dispositional explanations of actions explain actions by identifying dispositions those actions manifest. Barry Stroud, appealing ... More


Past, present and future

Bob Holman

in Champions for children: The lives of modern child care pioneers

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343536
eISBN:
9781447301653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343536.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This book is mainly about six champions for children who have made significant contributions in addressing poverty and social inequality in Britain. Eleanor Rathbone repeatedly argued that every ... More


Champions for children: The lives of modern child care pioneers

Bob Holman

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343536
eISBN:
9781447301653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343536.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Numerous books have been written about Victorian child-care pioneers, but few biographical studies have been published about more recent child-care and welfare pioneers. This book looks at the lives ... More


Austin's Way with Skepticism: An Essay on Philosophical Method

Mark Kaplan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198824855
eISBN:
9780191863530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824855.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

J. L. Austin is famous for the extent to which he wrote as if it is a condition, on the adequacy of what we say while doing epistemology, that it accord faithfully with what we would say in ordinary ... More


John Stroud, 1923–89

Bob Holman

in Champions for children: The lives of modern child care pioneers

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343536
eISBN:
9781447301653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343536.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

John Stroud was a successful child-care practitioner and a widely read child-care novelist. In 1941, he left school and started work as a junior clerk in the Education Department of Kent. Within a ... More


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