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Ethics as Philosophy: A Defense of Ethical Nonnaturalism

Russ Shafer-Landau

in Metaethics after Moore

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199269914
eISBN:
9780191710032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269914.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter provides a partial defence of non-naturalism. It first provides an epistemological criterion for understanding the metaphysical thesis of non-naturalism and then proceeds to mount a ... More


Causation and Determinable Properties: On the Efficacy of Colour, Shape, and Size *

Tim Crane

in Being Reduced: New Essays on Reduction, Explanation, and Causation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199211531
eISBN:
9780191705977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211531.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

This chapter is concerned with ‘the antinomy of determinable causation’. On the one hand, there is a good argument for the thesis that determinable properties can be causes. On the other hand, there ... More


Dispositions as Causes

Stephen Mumford

in Dispositions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199259823
eISBN:
9780191698637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259823.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses dispositions as causes. It holds that dispositions are properties, and that properties play causal roles in a thing's interactions with the world about them. It puts forward a ... More


Can Supervenience and “Non‐Strict” Laws Save Anomalous Monism?

Jaegwon Kim

in Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585878
eISBN:
9780191595349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585878.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

“Can Supervenience and ‘Non‐Strict’ Laws Save Anomalous Monism?” is a reply to Donald Davidson's defense of his anomalous monism against the charge that it leads to epiphenomenalism. In “Thinking ... More


Causal Efficacy of Dispositions

Jennifer McKitrick

in Dispositional Pluralism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198717805
eISBN:
9780191787317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717805.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

Some dispositions are causally relevant to or causally efficacious for their manifestations. But according to the Inert Dispositions Thesis, dispositions are causally inert. Some philosophers claim ... More


Neural synchrony and the unity of mind: a neurophenomenological perspective

Francisco J. Varela and Evan Thompson

in The Unity of Consciousness: Binding, Integration, and Dissociation

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198508571
eISBN:
9780191687358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508571.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter intends to present a fresh approach to research on neural synchrony and the unity of mind and consciousness through a consideration of the place of mind in the network of natural ... More


How Content Explains

Nicholas Shea

in Representation in Cognitive Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198812883
eISBN:
9780191850677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812883.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The varitel accounts of content allow us to see how the practice of representational explanation works and why content has an explanatory role to play. They establish the causal-explanatory relevance ... More


Contextual rationality

Barbara Townley

in Reason's Neglect: Rationality and Organizing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199298358
eISBN:
9780191700880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298358.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

A contextual rationality recognizes that rational action does not need to be fully aware of the reasons for action, nor does it have to be fully informed of the causal efficacy of action for it to ... More


The Fundamental Items in the Ontology

Anna Marmodoro

in Everything in Everything: Anaxagoras's Metaphysics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190611972
eISBN:
9780190611996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611972.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, General

This chapter introduces what there is, at the fundamental level, in Anaxagoras’s ontology. His building blocks are the so-called opposites; for instance, the hot, the cold, the wet, the dry etc. The ... More


Causal Relevance

Jennifer McKitrick

in Dispositional Pluralism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198717805
eISBN:
9780191787317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717805.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

A causally efficacious or relevant property is a property of a cause. However, not every property of a cause is causally relevant to its effect. Further conditions are needed to screen off causally ... More


Veganism as an Aspiration

Lori Gruen and Robert C. Jones

in The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199353903
eISBN:
9780199353934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199353903.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Given the violence, objectification, domination, commodification, and oppression inherent in industrialized food production, some conscientious consumers have adopted vegan practices. This chapter ... More


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