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The Quest for Reality: Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour

Barry Stroud

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151886
eISBN:
9780199867189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151887.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Explores the metaphysical question of the relation between reality and human perceptions, thoughts and beliefs with reference to colours. Posits an absolute independent reality of which knowledge is ... More


A Case for the Psychological Reality of Language

Michael Devitt

in Ignorance of Language

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199250967
eISBN:
9780191603945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250960.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter begins with the popular “Representational Theory of the Mind” (RTM), according to which a thought involves a mental representation. It then follows Fodor in arguing for the controversial ... More


Language Use

Michael Devitt

in Ignorance of Language

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199250967
eISBN:
9780191603945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250960.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter argues that language use does not provide persuasive evidence for the Representational Thesis (RT) view of linguistic competence, and that RT is implausible. RT is not supported by the ... More


Language Acquisition

Michael Devitt

in Ignorance of Language

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199250967
eISBN:
9780191603945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250960.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter takes the familiar arguments for nativism to establish the interesting nativist thesis that “the initial state” of linguistic competence is sufficiently rich that humans can naturally ... More


The Genesis of Intellect

Eyjólfur Kjalar Emilsson

in Plotinus on Intellect

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199281701
eISBN:
9780191713088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281701.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The central question of this chapter is how Plotinus accounts for the fact that two seemingly quite different kinds of plurality arise at the level of Intellect: a duality of subject and object of ... More


Faith, Resistance, and the Future: Daniel Berrigan's Challenge to Catholic Social Thought

James L. Marsh and Anna Brown (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239825
eISBN:
9780823239863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239825.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The book presents Daniel Berrigan’s contributions and challenge to Catholic social thought. His contribution lies in his consistent, comprehensive, theoretical, and practical approach to issues of ... More


The Foundations of the Rule of Law as a Moral Ideal

Raymond Plant

in The Neo-liberal State

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199281756
eISBN:
9780191713040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281756.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Given that the rule of law as embodied in the basic nomocratic order of the neo‐liberal state is based upon a moral ideal, and given that these rules as constitutional rules can be seen as a ... More


What Do We Have in Mind When We Talk about Language?

W. Underhill James

in Humboldt, Worldview and Language

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638420
eISBN:
9780748671809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638420.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter briefly outlines the reasons why it is necessary to distinguish between individual speech and writing, on the one hand, and the language of a linguistic community, on the other. Great ... More


Sprache

W. Underhill James

in Humboldt, Worldview and Language

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638420
eISBN:
9780748671809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638420.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This short chapter stresses the necessity of understanding what Humboldt meant by Sprache. The term has not been translated in the title to prevent readers from complacently slipping into the habit ... More


The Political Thought of Henry David Thoreau: Privatism and the Practice of Philosophy

Jonathan McKenzie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166308
eISBN:
9780813166384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166308.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book provides a fresh interpretation of Henry Thoreau’s political theory through a comprehensive interpretation of public and private writings. While recent critics have opened new vistas in ... More


The Flowering of Metaphysical Religion

Robert C. Fuller

in Spiritual, but not Religious: Understanding Unchurched America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146806
eISBN:
9780199834204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146808.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Metaphysical spirituality has found a receptive audience among middle‐class Americans. The New Thought movement combined mesmerist psychology and the “power of positive thinking” to show Americans ... More


The Shorter Writings

Xenophon

Gregory A. McBrayer (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501718496
eISBN:
9781501718519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501718496.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This volume contains new, literal translations of Xenophon’s eight shorter writings along with interpretive essays on each work: Hiero, or The Skilled Tyrant; Agesilaus; Regime of the Lacedaemonians; ... More


Confinement

J.T. Ismael

in The Situated Self

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195174366
eISBN:
9780199872121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174366.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that some non-Fregean form of reference-determination has to be recognized. It presents the Argument from Confinement, which was inspired by Lewis's version of Putnam's ... More


The Madman's Middle Way: Reflections on Reality of the Tibetan Monk Gendun Chopel

Donald S. Lopez Jr.

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226493169
eISBN:
9780226493220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493220.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Gendun Chopel is considered the most important Tibetan intellectual of the twentieth century. His life spanned the two defining moments in modern Tibetan history: the entry into Lhasa by British ... More


Practical Psychology

Mathew Thomson

in Psychological Subjects: Identity, Culture, and Health in Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287802
eISBN:
9780191713378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287802.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter presents a new picture of the extent and nature of as well as the channels for the popularization of psychological thought and practice in Britain, focusing on the period from the start ... More


Kant, Potebnia, and Humboldt

Roger Keys

in The Reluctant Modernist: Andrei Belyi and the Development of Russian Fiction, 1902-1914

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151609
eISBN:
9780191672767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151609.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

Andrei Belyi began to study Immanuel Kant in the hope that by juggling around with the terminology of his 20th-century reinterpreters, he would discover a weak spot in the impregnable walls of the ... More


Organizational Structure and Setup of ANiS

Johannes Quack

in Disenchanting India: Organized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812608
eISBN:
9780199919406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812608.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter introduces the organisational structure of ANiS alongside an ethnographic description of the organisation's meetings and activities, their publication of books and magazines such as ... More


Broken Tablets: Levinas, Derrida, and the Literary Afterlife of Religion

Sarah Hammerschlag

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170598
eISBN:
9780231542135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170598.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Over a span of thirty years, twentieth-century French philosophers Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida held a conversation across texts. Sharing a Jewish heritage and a background in phenomenology, ... More


Blessed Bodies: Healing within the African American Faith Movement

Catherine Bowler

in Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393408
eISBN:
9780199894390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393408.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter reports ethnographic research on a storefront African American Word of Faith Church, Durham, North Carolina, that practices healing within a Prosperity Gospel. Faith is measured in the ... More


Categories and Principles of the Understanding

Georges Dicker

in Kant's Theory of Knowledge: An Analytical Introduction

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195153064
eISBN:
9780199835027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153065.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter introduces Kant’s theory of categories and corresponding principles. It explains and evaluates Kant’s attempt to derive his categories from forms of judgment. It also discusses in detail ... More


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