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A Theory of Criminal Law Theories

Michael Moore

in Placing Blame: A Theory of the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199599493
eISBN:
9780191594649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599493.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter develops a theory of what a theory of and area of law, criminal law included, should look like. It describes what kind of thing an area of law might be, and previews the book's ... More


The Empirical Study of Justice

Jon Elster

in Pluralism, Justice, and Equality

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280088
eISBN:
9780191599927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280084.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Jon Elster surveys and classifies a wide range of literature that informs the study of justice. He positions Michael Walzer's theory of justice in relation to the three main categories into which he ... More


Game Theory: The Next Stage

Eric van Damme

in Economics Beyond the Millennium

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292111
eISBN:
9780191596537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292112.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Microeconomics

Eric van Damme outlines the different perspectives on game theory and emphasizes the practical limits of theory based on completely rational individuals. He argues that we will inevitably be forced ... More


The Troubles with Standard Analytic Epistemology

Michael A Bishop and J. D. Trout

in Epistemology and the Psychology of Human Judgment

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195162295
eISBN:
9780199835539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195162293.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter compares the authors' naturalistic approach to epistemology to that of SAE. It is argued that the theories of SAE are structurally analogous to the naturalistic approach — they have at ... More


Defenses of Millianism

Wayne A. Davis

in Nondescriptive Meaning and Reference: An Ideational Semantics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199261659
eISBN:
9780191603099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261652.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter reviews efforts to explain away the problems with Millian theories, and shows that they are unsuccessful. Soames’s solution to Russell’s problem (existence failures) either adopts a ... More


Fréchet Differentiability of Lipschitz Functions and Porous Sets in Banach Spaces (AM-179)

Joram Lindenstrauss, David Preiss, and Jaroslav Tier

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153551
eISBN:
9781400842698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153551.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Analysis

This book makes a significant inroad into the unexpectedly difficult question of existence of Fréchet derivatives of Lipschitz maps of Banach spaces into higher dimensional spaces. Because the ... More


The Roots of Reference

Timothy McCarthy

in Radical Interpretation and Indeterminacy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145069
eISBN:
9780199833436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145062.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Applies the ‘Conformal Framework’ developed in Ch. 2 to some problems of the classical theory of reference, namely, to the question of how the reference of expressions in specific problem categories, ... More


A Geometric Strategy

John P. Burgess and Gideon Rosen

in A Subject With No Object: Strategies for Nominalistic Interpretation of Mathematics

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250128
eISBN:
9780191597138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250126.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Develops in some detail a strategy of nominalistic interpretation that assumes that points of spacetime are legitimate, concrete, physical entities. What makes the strategy possible is the fact that ... More


Axioms

Penelope Maddy

in Realism in Mathematics

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240358
eISBN:
9780191597978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019824035X.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Pursues the theoretical level of the two‐tiered epistemology of set theoretic realism, the level at which more abstract axioms can be justified by their consequences at more intuitive levels. I ... More


First Methodological Interlude: Special Sciences and Evidence

Jody Azzouni

in Semantic Perception: How the Illusion of a Common Language Arises and Persists

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199967407
eISBN:
9780199346066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967407.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter steps back to survey the broader implications of earlier discussions. It’s argued that phenomenological notions are crucial evidence for semantic and pragmatic theories, and for theories ... More


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