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The Impossibility of Alternative Conceptual Schemes

Ernie Lepore and Kirk Ludwig

in Donald Davidson: Meaning, Truth, Language, and Reality

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199251346
eISBN:
9780191602634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251347.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Begins part III of the book, which examines theses that Davidson has aimed to found on reflection on radical interpretation, and also arguments that aim to establish a priori the possibility of ... More


Conceptual Schemes: The Midcentury Poetics of Muriel Rukeyser and Charles Olson

Peter Middleton

in Physics Envy: American Poetry and Science in the Cold War and After

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226290003
eISBN:
9780226290140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290140.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

By mid-century, social scientists such as Kurt Lewin increasing believed that a better understanding of the mind and society required scientific methods, especially the use of conceptual schemes. ... More


On the Very Idea of a Conceptual Scheme

Donald Davidson

in Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246298
eISBN:
9780191715181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246297.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Davidson attacks the intelligibility of conceptual relativism, i.e. of truth relative to a conceptual scheme. He defines the notion of a conceptual scheme as something ordering, organizing, and ... More


Stories, Geometries, and Angels: Muriel Rukeyser, Charles Olson, and Robert Duncan in the 1950s

Peter Middleton

in Physics Envy: American Poetry and Science in the Cold War and After

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226290003
eISBN:
9780226290140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290140.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter traces the development of Rukeyser and Olson’s thinking about physics over the next two decades, as they gradually jettisoned conceptual schemes based on the system and the field. Their ... More


Non‐foundationalist Trinitarian Theology

Randal Rauser

in Theology in Search of Foundations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199214600
eISBN:
9780191706509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214600.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Bruce Marshall develops a non‐foundationalist theology that combines Trinitarian reflection with contemporary analytic philosophy. Marshall critiques the impact of foundationalism upon theology in ... More


Physics Envy: American Poetry and Science in the Cold War and After

Peter Middleton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226290003
eISBN:
9780226290140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290140.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book argues that after WWII American poets found themselves in an increasingly scientific world where natural and social sciences claimed exclusive rights to knowledge of matter and mind. ... More


Donald Davidson: Meaning, Truth, Language, and Reality

Ernie Lepore and Kirk Ludwig

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199251346
eISBN:
9780191602634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251347.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Donald Davidson (1917–2003) was one of the most important philosophers of the late twentieth century. This book provides a systematic exposition and clarification of his work in the philosophy of ... More


Davidson and Idealism

Adrian Haddock

in Transcendental Philosophy and Naturalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608553
eISBN:
9780191729645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608553.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses two charges to the effect that Davidson’s argument against the possibility of radically different conceptual schemes would establish some form of idealism if it was sound. The ... More


Reality

Martin Kusch

in Knowledge by Agreement: The Programme of Communitarian Epistemology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199251223
eISBN:
9780191601767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251223.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Reviews the contemporary debate between realists (’innocent’, ’external’, ’absolute’, ’metaphysical’) and anti‐realists (’irrealism’, ’internal realism’, ’pluralism’, ’relativistic Kantianism’). ... More


Meaning, Understanding, and Practice: Philosophical Essays

Barry Stroud

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252145
eISBN:
9780191598487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252149.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Contains thirteen essays published by Barry Stroud between 1965 and 2000 on central topics in the philosophy of language and epistemology. In a volume that generally deals with the philosophical ... More


Defending Dualism

Nathaniel Jason Goldberg

in Kantian Conceptual Geography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780190215385
eISBN:
9780190215408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215385.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter Five defends Empirical Dualism against its severest challenge, ironically from Donald Davidson himself. After reaffirming Davidson’s Kantian credentials recognized in Chapter Four, Chapter ... More


Logic and solipsism

James Levine

in Wittgenstein's Tractatus: History and Interpretation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199665785
eISBN:
9780191749261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665785.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

In this chapter, Berkeley’s ‘Master Argument’ is used to analyze how Russell and Wittgenstein regard the issue of solipsism. Berkeley argues that it is self–refuting to suppose that something is ... More


Davidson’s Normativity

Stephen Turner

in Dialogues with Davidson: Acting, Interpreting, Understanding

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015561
eISBN:
9780262295796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015561.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter puts the spotlight on one of Davidson’s most influential works, “The Very Idea of a Conceptual Scheme,” and shows how this work has come to be assimilated to a form of conventional ... More


Descriptive Metaphysics

Leemon B. McHenry

in The Event Universe: The Revisionary Metaphysics of Alfred North Whitehead

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474400343
eISBN:
9781474416108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400343.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Strawson’s famous distinction between descriptive and revisionary metaphysics describes two different methodological approaches to the question of fundamental ontology. This chapter focuses mainly on ... More


Quine on Exile and Acquiescence

Barry Stroud

in Meaning, Understanding, and Practice: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252145
eISBN:
9780191598487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252149.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Discusses Quine's views on the impossibility of taking up a vantage point outside conceptual schemes (linguistic frameworks). It explores issues in Quine's theory of language, among which are the ... More


Conflict Vagueness and Precisification

Roy A. Sorensen

in Thought Experiments

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195129137
eISBN:
9780199786138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512913X.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter focuses on the property that excited Kuhn's interest in thought experiments: conflict vagueness. This property often generates inconsistent beliefs but is not itself inconsistency. ... More


Competitive Strategies of the European Banks

Jordi Canals

in Competitive Strategies in European Banking

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198773504
eISBN:
9780191695322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198773504.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter describes the three generic strategies available to any bank to build a sustainable competitive advantage vis-ávis competitors. It examines how one strategy or another should be ... More


Self‐Conscious Belief

Anthony O'Hear

in Beyond Evolution: Human Nature and the Limits of Evolutionary Explanation

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250043
eISBN:
9780191598111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250045.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

What does it mean to be self‐conscious? Mere consciousness involves no conception of the self. Self‐consciousness requires a conceptual scheme or symbolic system and this in itself—drawing on ... More


Relativism

Martin Kusch

in Knowledge by Agreement: The Programme of Communitarian Epistemology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199251223
eISBN:
9780191601767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251223.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Takes up six arguments against relativism. The most famous amongst them are Plato's self‐refutation charge, Hillary Putnam's argument based on the parallel between methodological solipsism and ... More


From Relativism to Expressivism

James Harold

in Dangerous Art

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197519769
eISBN:
9780197519790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197519769.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter begins with a relativist challenge: it is not clear that every philosophical tradition recognizes a clear distinction between aesthetics and morality. The chapter includes a discussion ... More


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