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Relativism and Monadic Truth

Herman Cappelen and John Hawthorne

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199560554
eISBN:
9780191720963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560554.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Relativism has dominated many intellectual circles, past and present, but the 20th century saw it banished to the fringes of mainstream analytic philosophy. Of late, however, it is making something ... More


Truth and Falsity

Graham Priest

in In Contradiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199263301
eISBN:
9780191718823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263301.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter discusses truth and related notions: the T-schema, meaning, assertion, falsity. It defends the T-schema, and argues for a teleological account of truth. It concludes with a discussion ... More


Introduction: At the Intersection of Truth and Falsity

JC Beall

in The Law of Non-Contradiction

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199265176
eISBN:
9780191713989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265176.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This introductory chapter presents basic conceptual and logical tools involved in the debate over non-contradiction. Some elementary definitions and distinctions are provided, and a basic ... More


The Idea of a Supreme Being

David Cunning

in Argument and Persuasion in Descartes’ Meditations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195399608
eISBN:
9780199866502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399608.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter offers a reading of the Third Meditation argument from objective reality according to which Descartes’ central premise—the causal principle that the cause of the objective reality of an ... More


Truth-Value and Pretence

Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen

in Truth, Fiction, and Literature: A Philosophical Perspective

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236818
eISBN:
9780191679377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236818.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter begins with a discussion of falsity thesis, which states that ‘pure fiction’, by definition, consists of false sentences. It then considers an alternative to the falsity thesis, the ... More


Descartes' Account of Ideas and the Puzzle of Sensory Representation

Raffaella De Rosa

in Descartes and the Puzzle of Sensory Representation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570379
eISBN:
9780191722455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570379.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents the textual evidence and argumentations that lead up to the theoretical issues discussed in the following chapters. It argues that Descartes held a descriptivist account of ... More


Non‐Representationalist Solutions: Cartesian Sensations as Qualia

Raffaella De Rosa

in Descartes and the Puzzle of Sensory Representation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570379
eISBN:
9780191722455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570379.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy

This chapter discredits the widespread non‐representationalist interpretation of Cartesian sensations as qualia (according to which sensations would present themselves as purely qualitative features ... More


Conclusion

Dario Milo

in Defamation and Freedom of Speech

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199204922
eISBN:
9780191709449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204922.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, Human Rights and Immigration

This concluding chapter reviews the discussions in the preceding chapters. It argues that for purposes of constitutional law, a distinction must be made between public and private defamatory speech. ... More


The Falsity of its Sceptical Conclusion

D. C. STOVE

in Probability and Hume's Inductive Scepticism

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245018
eISBN:
9780191680823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245018.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

This chapter deals with the falsity of the sceptical conclusion. It is shown that the sceptical conclusion of Hume's argument is false. The currency of Hume's inductive scepticism is first ... More


The Falsity of its Deductivist Premiss

D. C. STOVE

in Probability and Hume's Inductive Scepticism

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245018
eISBN:
9780191680823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245018.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

This chapter covers the falsity of its deductivist premiss. Deductivism is one of the premisses, and, in this chapter, it tries to show that it is false. The chapter also illustrates that the ... More


Meaning and Logic

Paul Horwich

in Truth

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198752233
eISBN:
9780191597732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198752237.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The idea that truth serves merely as a device of generalization, and that this must constrain its role in philosophical theorizing, is further illustrated in discussions of a range of semantic ... More


Vertigo

Sam Rohdie

in Film Modernism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992637
eISBN:
9781526104151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992637.003.0052
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The irrelevance that Hitchcock perpetrates (like a crime) or imposes (sadistically, grotesquely as reality is feigned, only imitated) - turn around a void, hence the vertigo, the dizziness, the loss ... More


The Janus‐Faced Theory of Ideas of the Senses

Thomas C. Vinci

in Cartesian Truth

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195113297
eISBN:
9780199833825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195113292.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The leading idea of this chapter is that, for Descartes, intellectual ideas make it obvious what metaphysical category the properties they disclose to the mind fall into but not whether they are ... More


Falsity Puzzles

David Sedley

in The Midwife of Platonism: Text and Subtext in Plato's Theaetetus

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267033
eISBN:
9780191601828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267030.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

I examine Part 2 of the Theaetetus, on the puzzles of false belief (or false judgement) and Socrates’ attempted solutions. I argue that these bring him close to Plato’s definitive solution in the ... More


The Permissibility Paradox

Tim Maudlin

in Truth and Paradox: Solving the Riddles

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199247295
eISBN:
9780191601781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247293.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The notion of a sentence that is permissible to assert spawns a new ‘paradox’: a sentence that says of itself that it is not permissible to assert. This appears to be a form of the revenge problem ... More


Literature Z: Exercise II

Martin McQuillan

in The Paul De Man Notebooks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748641048
eISBN:
9781474400954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641048.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Exercise II of Literature Z, an introductory course for undergraduates in comparative literature taught by Geoffrey Hartman and Paul de Man in the spring of 1977 as part of the Literature Major at ... More


What Have We Learned from Philosophy in the Twentieth Century?

P. F. Strawson

in Philosophical Writings

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199587292
eISBN:
9780191728747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587292.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter discusses some lessons learned from philosophy in the 20th century. One of these is that the fundamental bearers of the properties of truth or falsity, the fundamental subjects of the ... More


The Content View

Bill Brewer

in Perception and its Objects

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199260256
eISBN:
9780191725470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260256.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The orthodox contemporary reaction to the Inconsistent Triad is to reject (III), the claim that the direct objects of perception are mind-dependent, by denying that there are any direct objects of ... More


Literary Humanism: Analytical Objections and Responses

Richard Gaskin

in Language, Truth, and Literature: A Defence of Literary Humanism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657902
eISBN:
9780191756337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657902.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

In this chapter a distinction is made between propositional and non-propositional knowledge and it is argued, against a number of critics, that works of literature typically convey propositional ... More


What Role do Propositions Play in our Theories?

Jeffrey C. King

in New Thinking about Propositions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199693764
eISBN:
9780191761126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693764.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter addresses the question of the roles played by propositions in our theories. Those philosophers who believe in propositions do so primarily because they play a number of important roles ... More


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