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Contractualism and the Foundations of Morality

Nicholas Southwood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199539659
eISBN:
9780191594908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539659.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Contractualism has a venerable history and considerable appeal. Yet as an account of the foundations or ultimate grounds of morality it has been thought by many philosophers to be subject to fatal ... More


Introduction

Nicholas Southwood

in Contractualism and the Foundations of Morality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199539659
eISBN:
9780191594908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539659.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter introduces contractualism as a moral theory. It then clarifies what is meant by the idea of morality's foundations: namely, the facts that ultimately constitutively explain the moral ... More


Grounding morality

Nicholas Southwood

in Contractualism and the Foundations of Morality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199539659
eISBN:
9780191594908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539659.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The final chapter considers whether deliberative contractualism is capable of satisfying the explanatory adequacy criterion. Whereas the strategy in Chapter 6 was positive and direct, here the ... More


The limits of Kantian contractualism

Nicholas Southwood

in Contractualism and the Foundations of Morality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199539659
eISBN:
9780191594908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539659.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter aims to assess Kantian contractualism as an account of morality's foundations, focusing on the version advanced by T. M. Scanlon in What We Owe To Each Other. It begins by introducing ... More


Introduction

Anne Reboul

in Cognition and Communication in the Evolution of Language

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198747314
eISBN:
9780191809729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747314.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 1 addresses the question of why purely communicative accounts of language evolution have been proposed up to now and outlines the constraints that any satisfactory account of language ... More


The Perceptual Capacity Extended

Thomas Kjeller Johansen

in The Powers of Aristotle's Soul

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199658435
eISBN:
9780191742231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658435.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Having defined the five senses in DA II, Aristotle seeks in II.1–2 to show how they individually and together are adequate to explain a range of other kinds of perception: common and accidental ... More


Remarks on Nominalization: Background and motivation

Noam Chomsky

in Nominalization: 50 Years on from Chomsky's Remarks

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198865544
eISBN:
9780191897924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865544.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

In his introductory comments to this volume, Chomsky reviews the historical background surrounding the emergence of Remarks on Nominalization, the restrictive view of the syntax which it promoted, ... More


On explanation and theory in Arabic linguistics

David Wilmsen

in Arabic Indefinites, Interrogatives, and Negators: A Linguistic History of Western Dialects

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718123
eISBN:
9780191787485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718123.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Formal, theoretical linguistics accounts of Arabic lack observational, descriptive, or explanatory adequacy in ignoring or glossing over the history of Arabic and current dialect diversity, and in ... More


Chomsky and Intentionality

Georges Rey

in Representation of Language: Philosophical Issues in a Chomskyan Linguistics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198855637
eISBN:
9780191889318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855637.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Intentionality, or the property of minds and representations whereby they are “about” things real or unreal, such as chairs, ghosts, colors, or words. Although intentionality seems to play a crucial ... More


Beyond semantics

Alexis Wellwood

in The Meaning of More

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198804659
eISBN:
9780191842870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804659.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

The preceding chapters of the book focused on the traditional sorts of data motivating formal semantic treatments of comparatives: productive patterns of inference, judgments of truth/falsity in ... More


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