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Ontology, Evidence, and Philosophical Questions

Paul K. Moser

in Philosophy after Objectivity: Making Sense in Perspective

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195081091
eISBN:
9780199852994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195081091.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the philosophical significance of what is X? questions in the light of traditional philosophical essentialism. It examines two competing approaches to essences, realist, and ... More


Dissipation—Power—Transcendence / Heidegger

in The Problem of Distraction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775380
eISBN:
9780804778978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775380.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines Martin Heidegger's thoughts on the concept of distraction. It suggests that Heidegger believed that the process of distraction involves the existents finding themselves thrown ... More


Other Objections to Modal Normativism

Amie L. Thomasson

in Norms and Necessity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190098193
eISBN:
9780190098223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190098193.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter responds to other objections to modal normativism, including alleged counterexamples in which we have an apparent rule without a necessity (for example, in “I am here now”), or in which ... More


Sixth Class (P. 117): On Ends, on Their Principles, and on the Arrangement [of Existence]

Shams Inati

in Ibn Sina's Remarks and Admonitions: Physics and Metaphysics: An Analysis and Annotated Translation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166164
eISBN:
9780231537421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166164.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this Class, Ibn Sina talks about ends, their principles, and the arrangement of existence. He begins by investigating whether it is possible for the First Intellectual Principle and other exalted ... More


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