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Hume's Skeptical Crisis: A Textual Study

Robert J. Fogelin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195387391
eISBN:
9780199866489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387391.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This work is a narrative study of the interactions between Hume's naturalism and his skepticism as they unfold in the Treatise of Human Nature and the Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. More ... More


Thinking about Knowing

Jay Rosenberg

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251339
eISBN:
9780191598326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251339.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book offers an unorthodox, systematic view of the relationships among the concepts of knowledge, truth, and justification. It articulates and defends a conception of knowledge as adequately ... More


Tradition Based Moral Enquiry

Alan Thomas

in Value and Context: The Nature of Moral and Political Knowledge

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198250173
eISBN:
9780191604072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250177.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explains how a contextualist can argue for rationality both within a tradition of moral enquiry and, equally importantly, across such traditions. An essential part of the latter task is ... More


Narrative and the Rationality of Mathematical Practice

David Corfield

Apostolos Doxiadis and Barry Mazur (eds)

in Circles Disturbed: The Interplay of Mathematics and Narrative

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149042
eISBN:
9781400842681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149042.003.0009
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter examines the rationality of mathematical practice in relation to narrative. It begins with a discussion of Alasdair MacIntyre's account of rational enquiry, Three Rival Versions of Moral ... More


Introduction

Luigi Gioia

in The Theological Epistemology of Augustine's De Trinitate

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553464
eISBN:
9780191720796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553464.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Early Christian Studies

The Introduction sets forth the aim of this book: to provide a modest, dogged, and above all sympathetic descriptive analysis of the De Trinitate thoroughly committed to accounting for the whole of ... More


Discovery, autopsy and progress: Diocletian’s jigsaw puzzles

M. H. Crawford

in Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263235
eISBN:
9780191734328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263235.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

It is commonplace that historical enquiry evolves as successive generations ask different questions, in a complex interplay between, on the one hand, the intellectual traditions in which individual ... More


Sweden: The Institutionally Invoked Consensus

Michael Koß

in The Politics of Party Funding: State Funding to Political Parties and Party Competition in Western Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572755
eISBN:
9780191595103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572755.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

The most important variable facilitating the Swedish parties' consensus on state funding was the constitutional reform of 1970. The constitutional reform strengthened the position of the bourgeois ... More


Britain: A Growing Conflict between Party Goals and Societal Norms with (Still) No Consequences

Michael Koß

in The Politics of Party Funding: State Funding to Political Parties and Party Competition in Western Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572755
eISBN:
9780191595103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572755.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

In Britain, neither the institutional context nor parties' strategic goals provided any incentives for cooperation in questions of party funding. In the centralized Westminster model of democracy, ... More


Petrarch, Sidney, Bruno

Gatti Hilary

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter traces the more secular spirit of Giordano Bruno's Petrarchism. It suggests that Bruno's originality can be seen in the fact that he brings his Italian experience of the Petrarchan and ... More


Hume's Scepticism: Pyrrhonian and Academic

Peter S. Fosl

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474451123
eISBN:
9781474476928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451123.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

David Hume (1711–76) is commonly acknowledged to be the most important philosopher of the English language, and scepticism is commonly understood to be central to Hume’s thought. What, however, ... More


Key Concepts and Descriptive Approaches

Shenyang Guo

in Survival Analysis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195337518
eISBN:
9780199864256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337518.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter reviews key concepts of survival analysis, two descriptive methods (i.e., the life-table approach and the Kaplan–Meier estimate of survivor function), and graphic approaches. These ... More


Truth without Truthmaking Entities

Jennifer Hornsby

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/9780199283569.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This chapter replies to arguments, advanced by Gonzalo Rodriguez–Pereyra, for thinking that the intuitions that have inspired theories of truthmaking cannot be accommodated without commitment to ... More


Technical Public Health: The 1971 Cross‐Government Enquiry and the Rise of Economics

Virginia Berridge

in Marketing Health: Smoking and the Discourse of Public Health in Britain, 1945-2000

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199260300
eISBN:
9780191717376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260300.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the significance of the publication of the second Royal College of Physicians report Smoking and Health Now in 1971. The report led to the a cross-governmental enquiry into ... More


General Conclusions

Joan E. Taylor

in The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199554485
eISBN:
9780191745911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554485.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This final chapter sums up the argument of this book and considers the whole picture of the context of the Dead Sea Scrolls within the world of Second Temple Judaism, which is important as then the ... More


Narrating the Carib War: Douglas Taylor and the Struggle over History (1930–1940)

Peter Hulme

in Remnants of Conquest: The Island Caribs and their Visitors, 1877-1998

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112150
eISBN:
9780191670688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112150.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The New York Times told of how starvation had hit the island following a violent hurricane and that the rioting began in the Carib Reserve. A Commission of Enquiry was established by the Colonial ... More


Epistemic Value

Adrian Haddock, Alan Millar, and Duncan Pritchard (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231188
eISBN:
9780191710827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231188.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book contains a collection of chapters on value in epistemology. Two themes loom large. One is about the value of knowledge. There are problems deriving from Plato's Meno concerning whether ... More


The Paradox in the Meno and Aristotle's Attempts to Resolve It

David Charles

in Definition in Greek Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199564453
eISBN:
9780191721618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564453.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter analyses the paradox of enquiry in the Meno as grounded in a failure fully to separate definitional accounts of what terms signify and definitions of the basic natures of kinds or ... More


The Initiation of the NATO Aerial Campaign and the International Response

Marc Weller

in Contested Statehood: Kosovo's Struggle for Independence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199566167
eISBN:
9780191705373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566167.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter addresses the series of events that led to the eventual NATO use of force, and the international legitimacy of that action. On 23 March, after a final attempt to persuade the FRY/Serbia ... More


Herodotus' Odyssean enquiry

Elton T.E. Barker

in Entering the Agon: Dissent and Authority in Homer, Historiography, and Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199542710
eISBN:
9780191715365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542710.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Herodotus' enquiry into a war between east and west in the wake of the Iliad, but shows that debate is represented in a quite different manner. While shown to cherish the ... More


Inferior Politics: Social Problems and Social Policies in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Joanna Innes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201526
eISBN:
9780191674914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201526.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book explores how social policy was created in Britain in a period when central government was not active in making it. Parliament proved capable of generating national legislation nonetheless — ... More


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