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The Emotions: A Philosophical Exploration

Peter Goldie

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253043
eISBN:
9780191597510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253048.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The central aim of the book is to give a deeper and wider understanding of emotion, and of related phenomena, such as consciousness, thought, feeling, imagination, expressive action, mood, and ... More


Forms of Pluralism

Michael Slote

in From Morality to Virtue

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195093926
eISBN:
9780199833689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195093925.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Even though commonsense virtue ethics is less unified than utilitarianism, various forms of pluralism are inherent in utilitarianism.


Mooreanism

Duncan Pritchard

in Epistemological Disjunctivism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199557912
eISBN:
9780191743290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557912.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter presents a three-part response to radical scepticism, a response which mirrors in key respects the ‘commonsense’ proposal often ascribed to G. E. Moore (and which is regarded with almost ... More


WHERE DO MORAL THEORIES COME FROM?: Henry Sidgwick and Twentieth-century Ethics

Margaret Urban Walker

in Moral Understandings: A Feminist Study in Ethics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195315394
eISBN:
9780199872053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315394.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter traces the emergence of a theoretical-juridical model of moral theory in the work of English utilitarian philosopher Henry Sidgwick's masterwork, The Methods of Ethics. Through a series ... More


Ideological Permutations

Mark A. Noll

in America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151114
eISBN:
9780199834532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The rise of a distinctly American theology came from Christian appropriation of a republican political vision, Christian confidence in commonsense moral reasoning, and Christian success at ... More


Introduction: Theology and History

Mark A. Noll

in America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151114
eISBN:
9780199834532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Between 1730 and 1860, American Protestant Christianity developed in a way that set it apart from other forms of the faith in other western locales. American Protestantism moved away from ... More


Theistic Common Sense

Mark A. Noll

in America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151114
eISBN:
9780199834532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

By 1790, American Christians also embraced the “new moral philosophy,” a way of understanding their faith through “commonsense moral reasoning.” Because they came to believe that God had created ... More


Some Advantages of Virtue Ethics

Michael Slote

in From Morality to Virtue

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195093926
eISBN:
9780199833689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195093925.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Our commonsense thinking about the virtues has certain advantages over Kantian ethics and commonsense morality narrowly conceived. The latter two are committed to a self‐other asymmetry with respect ... More


Incoherence in Kantian and commonsense Moral Thinking

Michael Slote

in From Morality to Virtue

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195093926
eISBN:
9780199833689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195093925.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Kantian and commonsense moral thinking are incoherent because self‐other asymmetry does not cogently combine with the belief that we owe more to people the closer they are to us in familial or ... More


Virtue‐Ethical Luck

Michael Slote

in From Morality to Virtue

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195093926
eISBN:
9780199833689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195093925.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Just like commonsense morality, commonsense virtue ethics faces complicated issues about luck. However, if luck plays a role in our development of virtuous or vicious traits of character, then we can ... More


Issues in Commonsense Reasoning and Rationality

Renée Elio

in Common Sense, Reasoning, and Rationality

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195147667
eISBN:
9780199785865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195147669.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter begins by discussing the issue of normative standards, in particular the role human performance plays in specifying these standards for common sense and rationality. It then discusses ... More


Putting Metaphysics First: Essays on Metaphysics and Epistemology

Michael Devitt

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199280803
eISBN:
9780191723254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280803.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

The book has two parts: one metaphysical, the other epistemological. The metaphysical part is largely concerned with realism issues. It starts with realism about universals, dismissing Plato's ... More


Realism and Explanation

Bill Brewer

in Perception and its Objects

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199260256
eISBN:
9780191725470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260256.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The motivation and defence of (OV) is completed by a detailed engagement with the question how the mind-independence of the physical objects that we perceive shows up from our own perspective as ... More


Epilogue

Francis Oakley

in The Mortgage of the Past: Reshaping the Ancient Political Inheritance (1050-1300)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300176339
eISBN:
9780300183504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176339.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the continuities that encompass the two and a half centuries on which this book has focused. Kingship was the primary institutional focus of political thinking in the ... More


Introduction

Michael Devitt

in Putting Metaphysics First: Essays on Metaphysics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199280803
eISBN:
9780191723254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280803.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This introductory chapter starts with an overall summary of the book, and then goes on to provide a summary of each chapter. Topics covered in the book include nominalism, realism, commonsense ... More


Underdetermination and Commonsense Realism *

Michael Devitt

in Putting Metaphysics First: Essays on Metaphysics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199280803
eISBN:
9780191723254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280803.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter defends commonsense realism from the underdetermination theses of extreme skepticism. If true, these would count against nearly all our knowledge and hence undermine realism about the ... More


Realism and Explanation in Perception

Bill Brewer

in Perception, Causation, and Objectivity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199692040
eISBN:
9780191729713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692040.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Philosophers of perception face a problem in combining two intuitively compelling ideas about physical objects and our perceptual relation with them: first, empiricism, the thesis that physical ... More


Reid's Common Sense

Ernest Sosa

in Reflective Knowledge: Apt Belief and Reflective Knowledge, Volume II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199217250
eISBN:
9780191696053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217250.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter addresses the question of whether we can find in the writings of Thomas Reid a commonsense alternative to virtuous circularity? It argues that Reid eventually must face a problem of ... More


What Emotions Are, and Their Place in Psychological Explanation

Peter Goldie

in The Emotions: A Philosophical Exploration

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253043
eISBN:
9780191597510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253048.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Emotions and emotional episodes are distinguished. Emotions are intentional, but this intentionality cannot be fully captured in terms of feelingless beliefs and desires. The idea of feeling towards ... More


Culture, Evolution, and the Emotions

Peter Goldie

in The Emotions: A Philosophical Exploration

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253043
eISBN:
9780191597510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253048.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The notion of paradigmatic narrative structures can help explain cross‐cultural similarities and differences in emotional experience, expression, and conception. Our capabilities for emotional ... More


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