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A Metaphysics for the Mob: The Philosophy of George Berkeley

John Russell Roberts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195313932
eISBN:
9780199871926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313932.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

George Berkeley notoriously claimed that his immaterialist metaphysics was not only consistent with common sense, but that it was also integral to its defense. This book argues that understanding the ... More


 Knowing Spirits

John Russell Roberts

in A Metaphysics for the Mob: The Philosophy of George Berkeley

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195313932
eISBN:
9780199871926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313932.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the ramifications that the attribution to Berkeley of a use theory of meaning has for the interpretation of the divine language thesis, the relationship between individual ... More


Palliative Options of Last Resort: A Comparison of Practices, Justifications, and Safeguards

Timothy E. Quill

in Caring for Patients at the End of Life: Facing an Uncertain Future Together

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195139402
eISBN:
9780199999859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139402.003.0013
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter compares practices, justifications, and safeguards for last-resort options in palliative care. It examines widely accepted practices of intensive pain management and of stopping life ... More


The Definition of Dunamis

Thomas Kjeller Johansen

in The Powers of Aristotle's Soul

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199658435
eISBN:
9780191742231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658435.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Capacities depend definitionally on the activities they are capacities for. Several questions are raised by this dependency. First, since the activities only arise in certain circumstances should ... More


The Left Periphery and Agrammatism: Wh-extractions in Danish

Anne Mette Nyvad, Ken Ramshøj Christensen, and Sten Vikner

in Locality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945269
eISBN:
9780199369805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945269.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Data from a study on the comprehension of short and long extractions by four Danish agrammatic patients reveal an interesting asymmetry between subject and object extraction that cannot be explained ... More


Paradoxes of Leading Professionals: From Unstable to Dynamic Equilibrium

Laura Empson

in Leading Professionals: Power, Politics, and Prima Donnas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198744788
eISBN:
9780191805943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744788.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

The theme of paradox has run throughout the book, albeit implicitly. This chapter makes the theme of paradox explicit, by drawing together multiple strands of argument contained in each of the ... More


When Children Don’t Say What They Know: Syntax Acquisition and Executive Function

Virginia Valian

in Core Knowledge and Conceptual Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190467630
eISBN:
9780190611965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467630.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Three case studies—determiners, subjects, and the active–passive relation—are used in this chapter to argue that children’s syntactic knowledge is greater than it appears on the surface. Even when ... More


Imagining the Past: On the Nature of Episodic Memory

Robert Hopkins

in Perceptual Imagination and Perceptual Memory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198717881
eISBN:
9780191787355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717881.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What kind of mental state is episodic memory? This chapter defends the claim that it is, in key part, imagining the past, where the imagining in question is experiential imagining. To remember a past ... More


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