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Destroying Artworks

Marcus Rossberg

in Art and Abstract Objects

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199691494
eISBN:
9780191746277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691494.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter investigates ways of destroying artworks, assuming they are abstract objects, or works of a particular artform, where they are assumed to be abstracta. If artworks are eternal, ... More


What Type of ‘Type’ is a Film?

David Davies

in Art and Abstract Objects

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199691494
eISBN:
9780191746277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691494.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

It is assumed that artworks having multiple instances must be abstracta, with instances as tokens; entailing that they are discovered not created and are modally inflexible—counterintuitive for those ... More


Reference beyond the Perceptual Circle

Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn

in Minds without Meanings: An Essay on the Content of Concepts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027908
eISBN:
9780262320320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027908.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines reference beyond the perceptual circle (PC) based on the argument that whatever is outside the PC that can be referred to must be causally connected, in one way or another, to ... More


Theories of Character

Michael J. Loux

in Being, Freedom, and Method: Themes from the Philosophy of Peter van Inwagen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198715702
eISBN:
9780191783401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715702.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

The standard vocabulary employed in characterizing debates over what is called the problem of universals fails to do justice to the range of theoretical options in play in those debates. For this ... More


A One Category Ontology

L. A. Paul

in Being, Freedom, and Method: Themes from the Philosophy of Peter van Inwagen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198715702
eISBN:
9780191783401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715702.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter defends a one category ontology: an ontology that denies that we need more than one fundamental category to support the ontological structure of the world. One category ontologies are ... More


From Necessary Abstracta to Necessary Concreta

Alexander R. Pruss and Joshua L. Rasmussen

in Necessary Existence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198746898
eISBN:
9780191809118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746898.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

An argument for a necessary being is developed on the basis of the existence of abstracta. This argument has two parts. First, reasons are put forward in support of the necessary existence of ... More


Universals and Existents

Donald C. Williams

A. R. J. Fisher (ed.)

in The Elements and Patterns of Being: Essays in Metaphysics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198810384
eISBN:
9780191852930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810384.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is on the ontology of universals and of predication. It is argued that universals are neither sums nor sets of similar tropes. What we mean by the general term ‘Humanness’, for instance, ... More


Universal Concepts and Particular Processes

Donald C. Williams

A. R. J. Fisher (ed.)

in The Elements and Patterns of Being: Essays in Metaphysics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198810384
eISBN:
9780191852930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810384.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is a continuing discussion on the topic of the ontology of universals, but with special focus on process and change in reality. The traditional problem of change is posed in terms of how ... More


Apriority, Disputability, and Necessity

Robert Audi

in Seeing, Knowing, and Doing: A Perceptualist Account

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780197503508
eISBN:
9780197503539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197503508.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter shows how the self-evident and, by extension, a priori propositions in general may plausibly be considered necessary. These propositions are best taken to have, as truthmakers, abstract ... More


Introduction

Stephan Blatti and Sandra Lapointe

in Ontology after Carnap

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199661985
eISBN:
9780191748363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661985.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

This co-authored introductory essay outlines some of the historical background and contemporary context required to appreciate the contributions made by each of the essays included in this volume. It ... More


Perceptual Experience and Physicalism

Laura Gow

in Purpose and Procedure in Philosophy of Perception

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198853534
eISBN:
9780191887956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853534.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Although there is much disagreement within the philosophy of perception, there is one thing that the majority of philosophers agree on: our philosophical account of perceptual experience should be ... More


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