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 The A Priori Structure of Reasons

Wolfgang Spohn

in The Laws of Belief: Ranking Theory and Its Philosophical Applications

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199697502
eISBN:
9780191739323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697502.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

The final chapter intends to revive reason or rationality as a source of the a priori in a roughly Kantian spirit. Therefore, the two notions of apriority introduced in Chapter 6 and their dynamic ... More


Simple Concepts

Jerry A. Fodor

in Hume Variations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199287338
eISBN:
9780191700439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287338.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

Hume thought that morphemically simple words often express complex concepts; practically every cognitive psychologist thinks so too, empiricists and rationalists agree here. But, if empiricism isn't ... More


Christian Wolff and Experimental Philosophy

Alberto Vanzo

in Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy, Volume VII

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198748717
eISBN:
9780191814112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748717.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter argues for three claims concerning the relation between Christian Wolff’s philosophy and the methodological views of early modern experimental philosophers. First, Wolff’s system relies ... More


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