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The Basic Realism of the Tractatus

David Pears

in The False Prison Volume One

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198247708
eISBN:
9780191598203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198247702.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Is concerned with the relation between names and objects in Wittgenstein's earlier thought. Pears deduces from the conclusions of the previous chapter his prominent ‘basic realism’ interpretation of ... More


Reality, Intellect, Realism

Gila Sher

in Epistemic Friction: An Essay on Knowledge, Truth, and Logic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198768685
eISBN:
9780191822032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768685.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The chapter develops an integrated view of realism, reality, and reason (intellect) for the new model. Its starting point is the “basic human epistemic situation”—a situation in which limited yet ... More


Is Race an Illusion or a (Very) Basic Reality?

Joshua Glasgow

in What Is Race?: Four Philosophical Views

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190610173
eISBN:
9780190610210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190610173.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

Joshua Glasgow argues in this chapter that ‘race’ in the ordinary sense is defined such that races are supposed to be large groups of humans organized according to certain visible traits, like skin ... More


Glasgow’s Reply to Haslanger, Jeffers, and Spencer

Joshua Glasgow, Sally Haslanger, Chike Jeffers, and Quayshawn Spencer

in What Is Race?: Four Philosophical Views

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190610173
eISBN:
9780190610210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190610173.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

In Chapter 4, Joshua Glasgow argued that race in the ordinary sense is defined in such a way that race cannot be a social construction and is not a biological reality. That chapter concluded with the ... More


The notion of the ultimate nature of reality

Galen Strawson

in The Secret Connexion: Causation, Realism, and David Hume: Revised Edition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199605842
eISBN:
9780191774447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605842.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter defends a basic realist attitude to the question of the nature of reality against anti-realism and ‘unintelligibilism’. There is a respect in which we can never know how many things are ... More


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