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You Can't Trust a Philosopher

Richard Fumerton

in Disagreement

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199226078
eISBN:
9780191594236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226078.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses disagreements in philosophy. It acknowledges that learning of peer disagreement provides a reason against a philosophical belief one holds, but argues that one can discount ... More


Tobacco Use During Pregnancy: Epidemiology and Effects on Offspring

Jennifer A. Willford, Nancy L. Day, and Marie D. Cornelius

in Brain Development: Normal Processes and the Effects of Alcohol and Nicotine

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195183139
eISBN:
9780199865147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183139.003.0019
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

This chapter reviews the epidemiology of tobacco use during pregnancy and then focuses on the effects of prenatal tobacco exposure (PTE). There PTE has significant effects on the growth, cognitive ... More


The Anatomy of Vice

Quassim Cassam

in Vices of the Mind: From the Intellectual to the Political

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198826903
eISBN:
9780191865824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826903.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter explains and defends obstructivism about epistemic vice, the view that epistemic vices are blameworthy or otherwise reprehensible character traits, attitudes, or ways of thinking that ... More


Duress and Unconscionability

Charles Fried

in Contract as Promise: A Theory of Contractual Obligation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780190240158
eISBN:
9780190240196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190240158.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Certain contracts are claimed to be unfair although the parties seemed to have entered into them willingly. The legal doctrines that make this claim are duress and unconscionability. A promise given ... More


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