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Introduction

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/9780199280797.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter introduces the indispensability argument for the existence of mathematical objects, presenting it as relying on three premises: (P1) Naturalism, (P2) Confirmational Holism, and (P3) ... More


Conclusion

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/9780199280797.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter sums up the argument of the book, and ties up a few loose ends. In particular, it considers Michael Resnik's alternative ‘pragmatic’ version of the indispensability argument, and shows ... More


Introduction: Trajectory

A. J. Bartlett

in Badiou and Plato: An Education by Truths

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643752
eISBN:
9780748652655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643752.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book analyses Plato's dialogues using Alan Badiou's concepts and categories. It aims to establish the logical and implicative link between the primary axiomatic statement that the only education ... More


The Summum Bonum in Aristotle’s Ethics: Fractured Goodness

Christopher Shields

in The Highest Good in Aristotle and Kant

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198714019
eISBN:
9780191782244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714019.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Aristotle expressly defends eudaimonia as the summum bonum for human beings (EN 1094a21–2), which good he characterizes as a complete, final, and intrinsic good, and as the source and cause of the ... More


How They All Are Nietzscheans

Gary Gutting

in Thinking the Impossible: French Philosophy Since 1960

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199227037
eISBN:
9780191809781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199227037.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter illustrates Friedrich Nietzsche's influence on Foucault, Deleuze, and Derrida as they attempted to spearhead an anti-Hegelian campaign. Nietzsche primarily rejected Hegel's dialectic, ... More


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