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Models, Truth, and Realism

Barry Taylor

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199286690
eISBN:
9780191604065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286698.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book mounts an argument against one of the fundamental tenets of much contemporary philosophy, the idea that we can make sense of reality as existing objectively, independently of our capacities ... More


Truthmakers: The Contemporary Debate

Helen Beebee and Julian Dodd (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199283569
eISBN:
9780191712708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283569.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

Many contemporary metaphysicians and philosophers of language commit themselves to some version or other of the truthmaker principle: the thesis that truths must be made true by something. Such ... More


What's left to do?

Penelope Maddy

in Second Philosophy: A Naturalistic Method

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199273669
eISBN:
9780191706264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273669.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Opponents of a ‘scientistic’ approach as austere as Second Philosophy often imagine that philosophy just becomes science, that there's nothing left for the philosopher to do. The book as a whole aims ... More


Paul Samuelson and the Stability of General Equilibrium

Franklin M. Fisher

in Samuelsonian Economics and the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199298839
eISBN:
9780191711480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298839.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter draws attention to the topic of stability in the 21st century, for it has not yet reached a ‘satisfactory’ conclusion. When rummaging into the equations of a theory — be it simple supply ... More


Truth and the Absence of Fact

Hartry Field

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242894
eISBN:
9780191597381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242895.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This is a collection of papers, written over many years, with substantial postscripts tying them together and giving an updated perspective on them. The first five are on the notions of truth and ... More


Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation

Donald Davidson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246298
eISBN:
9780191715181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246297.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This volume collects Davidson's seminal contributions to the philosophy of language. Its key insight is that the concept of truth can shed light on various issues connected to meaning: Davidson, who ... More


Philosophical Papers

J. L. Austin

J. O. Urmson and G. J. Warnock (eds)

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780192830210
eISBN:
9780191597039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019283021X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This text collects all Austin’s published articles plus a new one, ch. 13, hitherto unpublished. The analysis of the ordinary language to clarify philosophical questions is the common element of the ... More


Facing Facts

Stephen Neale

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247158
eISBN:
9780191598081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247153.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book is an original examination of attempts to dislodge a cornerstone of modern philosophy: the idea that our thoughts and utterances are representations of slices of reality. Representations ... More


Theories of Truth

Graham Priest

in Doubt Truth to be a Liar

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199263288
eISBN:
9780191603631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263280.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter surveys standard theories of truth, and argues that they are all compatible with dialetheism.


Where to Go from Here

D. Huybrechts

in Fourier-Mukai Transforms in Algebraic Geometry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199296866
eISBN:
9780191711329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296866.003.0013
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter gives pointers for more advanced topics, which require prerequisites that are beyond standard introductions to algebraic geometry. The Mckay correspondence relates the ... More


AUTOMORPHIC FORMS ON INNER FORMS OF GL(2)

Haruzo Hida

in Hilbert Modular Forms and Iwasawa Theory

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198571025
eISBN:
9780191718946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198571025.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, Algebra

This chapter is an exposition of the ideas and classical (and modern) results of the theory for Hilbert modular forms and quaternionic automorphic forms. It starts with a brief exposition of the ... More


Study at Home

Edwin L. Battistella

in Do You Make These Mistakes in English?: The Story of Sherwin Cody's Famous Language School

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367126
eISBN:
9780199867356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367126.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter takes up the emergence of correspondence education as a means of serving workers and others to whom traditional university education was unavailable.


Truthmaker and Making True

Trenton Merricks

in Truth and Ontology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199205233
eISBN:
9780191709302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205233.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The thesis known as ‘Truthmaker’ says that each truth has a truthmaker. That is, it says that, for each claim that is true, there is some entity that, by its mere existence, makes that claim true. ... More


Theory of Truth

Trenton Merricks

in Truth and Ontology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199205233
eISBN:
9780191709302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205233.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that the correspondence theory of truth is false. However this chapter defends realism about truth: it insists that that the Trojans were conquered is true if and only if the ... More


Supervaluationism and the Report of Vague Contents

Manuel García‐Carpintero

in Cuts and Clouds: Vagueness, its Nature, & its Logic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199570386
eISBN:
9780191722134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570386.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In recent papers, Schiffer advances an argument against supervaluationist accounts of vagueness, based on reports of vague contents. From a perspective more congenial to supervaluationism than ... More


Logical Validity in a Token-Based, Semantically Closed Logic

Gyula Klima

in John Buridan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195176223
eISBN:
9780199871957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176223.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter provides a comprehensive survey of Buridan’s conception of logical validity in a semantically closed token-based system, as he conceives of natural languages. The chapter argues first ... More


Sasakian Structures, Killing Spinors, and Supersymmetry

Charles P. Boyer and Krzysztof Galicki

in Sasakian Geometry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198564959
eISBN:
9780191713712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564959.003.0015
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter gives a very brief overview of the rich theory of Killing spinors describing Bär's correspondence which connects Sasaki-Einstein geometry to Berger's holonomy theorem. It is then shown ... More


Disciplining Christians: Correction and Community in Augustine’s Letters

Jennifer V. Ebbeler

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195372564
eISBN:
9780199932122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372564.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This book reconsiders several of Augustine's most well-known letter exchanges, including his famously controversial correspondence with Jerome and his efforts to engage his Donatist rivals in a ... More


Realism beyond Correspondence

Michael Morris

in Truthmakers: The Contemporary Debate

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199283569
eISBN:
9780191712708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283569.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This chapter questions the view that correspondence theories of truth are a paradigm of realism, and raises the possibility of a non-correspondence account that is more thoroughly realist. The ... More


An Advertisement That Never Changed

Edwin L. Battistella

in Do You Make These Mistakes in English?: The Story of Sherwin Cody's Famous Language School

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367126
eISBN:
9780199867356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367126.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter introduces the main subjects of the book — Sherwin Cody and his famous home study course on the English language. The chapter sets the context of the book and introduces the long‐running ... More


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