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The Reflective Life: Living Wisely With Our Limits

Valerie Tiberius

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199202867
eISBN:
9780191707988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202867.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

How should you live? Should you devote yourself to perfecting a single talent or try to live a balanced life? Should you lighten up and have more fun, or buckle down and try to achieve greatness? ... More


Dealing with Revisions and Rejections

Bruce A. Thyer

in Preparing Research Articles

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195323375
eISBN:
9780199864430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323375.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter introduces the unpleasant reality of having the research paper rejected by a professional journal, and how one can credibly cope and learn from the experience, resulting in its eventual ... More


The Rise of Modern Literary Yiddish: Historical, Linguistic, and Socio-linguistic Perspectives

Dov-Ber Kerler

in The Origins of Modern Literary Yiddish

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151661
eISBN:
9780191672798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151661.003.0038
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Technology and the need for improvement and excellence drive change. Literature is not far behind, driven by the desire to adapt to its readers. The culture and socio-economic state of the eighteenth ... More


The Scientific Image

Bas. C. van Fraassen

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198244271
eISBN:
9780191597473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198244274.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book presents an empiricist alternative (‘constructive empiricism’) to both logical positivism and scientific realism. Against the former, it insists on a literal understanding of the language ... More


Values and Discourse in the Politics of Adjustment

Vivien A. Schmidt

in Welfare and Work in the Open Economy Volume I: From Vulnerability to Competitiveness in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240883
eISBN:
9780191600173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240884.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter explores the role of values and discourse in the politics of welfare‐state adjustment. By focusing on moments of crisis or transition when values were generally made explicit in public ... More


The Concept of Rights

Rex Martin

in A System of Rights

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292937
eISBN:
9780191599811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292937.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Rights are socially established ways of acting or ways of being treated (or, alternatively, such ways as ought to be so established); more specifically, a right so understood is something that is (1) ... More


A Use Theory of Meaning

Paul Horwich

in Reflections on Meaning

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199251247
eISBN:
9780191603983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925124X.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

How should we go about trying to identify which particular underlying property of a given word is responsible for its meaning? And what sort of property will that turn out to be? The answers ... More


Meaning and its Place in the Language Faculty

Paul Horwich

in Reflections on Meaning

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199251247
eISBN:
9780191603983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925124X.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter considers the phenomenon of meaning from the perspective of Chomsky’s ‘I-linguistics’ and his empirical postulation of the ‘language faculty’. After a sketch of that model, the question ... More


The Philosophy of Sociality: The Shared Point of View

Raimo Tuomela

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313390
eISBN:
9780199870929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313390.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The intuitive starting point of the book is the distinction between thinking and acting as a private person versus as a group member. People may view things from their own personal viewpoint and base ... More


A Moral Preference for Modest Fideism?

John Bishop

in Believing by Faith: An Essay in the Epistemology and Ethics of Religious Belief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199205547
eISBN:
9780191709432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205547.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This concluding chapter reviews the case for a supra-evidential, moral coherentist, fideism: it is argued that adequate criteria have been supplied for distinguishing good from bad faith-ventures. ... More


Introduction

Raimo Tuomela

in The Philosophy of Sociality: The Shared Point of View

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313390
eISBN:
9780199870929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313390.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter briefly introduces the central concepts of the theory developed in the book. Thus collective intentionality and the accompanying “we-perspective” both in the full, we-mode sense and in ... More


Group Action and Group Attitudes

Raimo Tuomela

in The Philosophy of Sociality: The Shared Point of View

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313390
eISBN:
9780199870929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313390.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter collective acceptance as a group is analyzed. The result is used to give an account of group actions and beliefs as well as of group attitudes more generally. This central ... More


Social Institutions

Raimo Tuomela

in The Philosophy of Sociality: The Shared Point of View

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313390
eISBN:
9780199870929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313390.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

A detailed account of social institutions in force is presented. Social institutions are regarded as special collectively constructed social practices that are normatively governed—in part by ... More


Audi on Nondoxastic Faith

Alston William P.

in Rationality and the Good: Critical Essays on the Ethics and Epistemology of Robert Audi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311952
eISBN:
9780199871070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311952.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that Audi's account of nondoxastic propositional faith is inadequate, and that the specifications given by Audi are either in tension with each other or insufficient to specify a ... More


Meaning

Paul Horwich

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238249
eISBN:
9780191597725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823824X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The aim of this work is to demystify linguistic meaning—to characterize the underlying nature of this phenomenon in such a way that its familiar attributes become intelligible. To that end, one must ... More


Dominations and Problematics: On Accepting Oppressive Ideologies

Patrick Colm Hogan

in The Politics of Interpretation: Ideology, Professionalism, and the Study of Literature

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195062724
eISBN:
9780199855247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195062724.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that what is crucial about ideology is not its introduction, but its acceptance and what crucially must be explained is not the ideologically-determined beliefs and acts of those ... More


Cultural and Developmental Pathways to Acceptance of Self and Acceptance of the World

Fred Rothbaum and Yan Z. Wang

in Bridging Cultural and Developmental Approaches to Psychology: New Syntheses in Theory, Research, and Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195383430
eISBN:
9780199827176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383430.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines how parental acceptance of children and the surrounding world influence children's acceptance of self and the world. While conceptions of parental acceptance are assumed to be ... More


Mathematical Fictionalism and Constructive Empiricism

Mary Leng

in Mathematics and Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199280797
eISBN:
9780191723452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280797.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The fictionalist account of the role of mathematical hypotheses in our scientific theories presented in Chapter 7 suggests that we should not view our scientific theories as true, taken literally, ... More


Persistent Disagreement

Catherine Z. Elgin

in Disagreement

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199226078
eISBN:
9780191594236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226078.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter responds to arguments for the conclusion that participants in persistent peer disagreement ought to suspend judgment about the disputed proposition by noting that ‘ought implies can’ and ... More


Parental Duties and Virtues

Stephen Wilkinson

in Choosing Tomorrow's Children: The Ethics of Selective Reproduction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199273966
eISBN:
9780191706585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273966.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter considers arguments that criticise selective reproduction by suggesting that it is incompatible with certain parental duties and virtues. It starts by looking at the idea that parents ... More


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