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Essays on Skepticism

Anthony Brueckner

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585861
eISBN:
9780191595332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585861.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is a collection of important work on the problem of scepticism, by someone who has provided perhaps the leading contemporary investigation of this problem. The guiding questions of this ... More


Causes and Explanations

J. R. LUCAS

in The Freedom of the Will

Published in print:
1970
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198243434
eISBN:
9780191680687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243434.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

The concept of explanation is linked with that of cause, although not identical with it. Explanations are answers. They are answers to questions, asked or anticipated, and in particular to the ... More


Representation in a Union State

Iain Mclean and Alistair McMillan

in State of the Union

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199258208
eISBN:
9780191603334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258201.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter analyses what is now called the West Lothian Question (WLQ) after its persistent poser Tam Dalyell MP (formerly for West Lothian). The WLQ asks: Given partial devolution, why can an MP ... More


Pleasure Reconsidered

Richard Kraut

in Against Absolute Goodness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199844463
eISBN:
9780199919550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844463.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 3 offered an argument designed to make it plausible that there should be a positive answer to the initial question of this book: Are there things we should value because they are, quite ... More


“Why Should I Be Moral?”

Bernard Gert

in Morality: Its Nature and Justification

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195176896
eISBN:
9780199835300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176898.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines some adequate and inadequate answers to the question, “Why should I be moral?” It analyzes the moral emotions of compassion, remorse, pride, shame, and guilt. It compares the ... More


Satirical Auto/biografiction: Wyndham Lewis and Richard Aldington

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter asks whether the kind of reading offered in the previous chapter disarms the possibility of modernist satire, deflecting our attention from criticism to autobiography. It discusses two ... More


Poetry in Irish

Marie‐Louise Coolahan

in Women, Writing, and Language in Early Modern Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199567652
eISBN:
9780191722011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567652.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines women's authorship and patronage of poetry in Irish. It focuses on the keen (caoineadh), in which the female speaker laments the death of an individual, and amateur syllabic ... More


Time Stalkers

Ned Schantz

in Gossip, Letters, Phones: The Scandal of Female Networks in Film and Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335910
eISBN:
9780199868902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335910.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Women's Literature

This chapter identifies the isolating effects of stalkers on female figures, emphasizing the temporal isolation accomplished through the control of storage media such as tape recorders and answering ... More


Time and Determinism

Arthur Prior

in Past, Present and Future

Published in print:
1967
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198243113
eISBN:
9780191680632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243113.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter covers the following topics: arguments for the incompatibility of foreknowledge (and fore-truth) and indeterminism, formalization of these arguments, the classical answers to these ... More


Why Do You Ask?: The Function of Questions in Institutional Discourse

Alice Freed and Susan Ehrlich (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195306897
eISBN:
9780199867943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306897.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This volume is a study of question use in institutional discourse, the first volume of its kind to make questions and questioning the explicit focus of its investigation. It brings together studies ... More


‘Pastyme with good companye’:Balets and Answer-Words

Chris Stamatakis

in Sir Thomas Wyatt and the Rhetoric of Rewriting: 'Turning the Word'

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644407
eISBN:
9780191738821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644407.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the oral textuality of lyrics (‘balets’) circulating within the Tudor court, and discusses the phenomenon of answer poems in this literary culture. Speakers in these balets are ... More


Knowing How and Knowing Answers

David Braun

in Knowing How: Essays on Knowledge, Mind, and Action

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195389364
eISBN:
9780199932368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389364.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

I favor a version of intellectualism about knowing how. According to my version, which I call ‘The Answer Theory’, an agent knows how to G if and only if she knows a proposition that answers the ... More


“A Mother to All”: Love and the Institution of Community in Augustine

Nils F. Schott

in Love and Forgiveness for a More Just World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170222
eISBN:
9780231540124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170222.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In a discussion of a teaching manual by St. Augustine, Schott shows how a catechesis attentive to the needs of others seeks to remove obstacles to love and to institute a community.


Conclusions and Further Research

Bart Nooteboom

in Learning and Innovation in Organizations and Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241002
eISBN:
9780191696886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241002.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

This chapter reviews the extent to which the preceding analysis helps answer the questions specified in Chapter 1, and explains the stylized facts supplied in Chapter 1 and elsewhere. For this, it ... More


WHAT ANSWER?: SUFFRAGE AND CITIZENSHIP IN THE POSTWAR WORLD

J. Matthew Gallman

in America's Joan of Arc: The Life of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161458
eISBN:
9780199788798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161458.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

With the close of the Civil War, the newly reunited United States saw a series of debates about the structure of political participation and the nature of citizenship in the postwar world. Several ... More


. Conclusions: The Problem of Evil and the Philosophy of Science

Michael C. Banner

in The Justification of Science and the Rationality of Religious Belief

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240198
eISBN:
9780191680113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240198.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses the character of a theistic answer to the problem of evil. The discussion focuses on two of this problem's features. The first feature of this problem is that it presents the ... More


Introducing questions and answers

Veneeta Dayal

in Questions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199281268
eISBN:
9780191757396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281268.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter identifies the domain of inquiry undertaken in this survey, highlighting the syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic aspects of questions. It gives an introduction to the semantics of ... More


Exhaustive and non-exhaustive answers

Veneeta Dayal

in Questions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199281268
eISBN:
9780191757396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281268.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter considers three types of answers: weakly exhaustive, strongly exhaustive, and non-exhaustive/mention-some answers. Two lines of approach are discussed, one that locates the variation ... More


Conclusions: Processes of Intermediation, Electoral Politics, and Political Support in Old and New Democracies

Hans-Jürgen Puhle, José Ramón Montero, and Richard Gunther (eds)

in Democracy, Intermediation, and Voting on Four Continents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199202836
eISBN:
9780191695452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202836.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This concluding chapter summarizes the principal findings of this book, puts them into a broader perspective, and examines their uses and limitations. The chapter answers the basic questions ... More


The First-Person Pronoun

Eros Corazza

in Reflecting the Mind: Indexicality and Quasi-Indexicality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199270187
eISBN:
9780191601484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019927018X.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Focuses on the first person pronoun and semantic properties. It also discusses how one’s use of ‘I’ relates to one’s psychological states and egocentricity and defends the view that someone’s ... More


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