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Writing the Book of the World

Theodore Sider

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199697908
eISBN:
9780191732096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697908.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In order to perfectly describe the world, it is not enough to speak truly. One must also use the right concepts ‐ including the right logical concepts. One must use concepts that ``carve at the ... More


Priority in Aristotle's Metaphysics

Michail Peramatzis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199588350
eISBN:
9780191728877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588350.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Recent work in metaphysics has witnessed a noticeable turn to Aristotelian discussions of priority in one form or another. This revival of interests in Aristotle-inspired themes focuses on questions ... 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


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


How to be a Nominalist and a Fictional Realist

Ross P. Cameron

in Art and Abstract Objects

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199691494
eISBN:
9780191746277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691494.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The fictional monster Cthulhu was created by H.P. Lovecraft. Therefore there is some thing, Cthulhu, that Lovecraft created. Cthulhu is a fictional being, so there are fictional beings. You can’t ... More


Conclusions

Christopher G. Timpson

in Quantum Information Theory and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199296460
eISBN:
9780191741791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296460.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The conclusions of the book are summarised. ‘Information is Physical’ is reflected on once more. The distinction between direct and indirect strategies for drawing implications from quantum ... More


Structure

Theodore Sider

in Writing the Book of the World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199697908
eISBN:
9780191732096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697908.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Much of metaphysics, as it’s traditionally conceived, is an investigation of the fundamental nature of reality. This may be understood as the investigation of the world’s structure. Although ... More


Oxford Studies in Metaethics Volume 14

Russ Shafer-Landau (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198841449
eISBN:
9780191876950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841449.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This series is devoted to original philosophical work in the foundations of ethics. It provides an annual selection of much of the best new scholarship being done in the field. Its broad purview ... More


The Fragmentation of Being

Kris McDaniel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198719656
eISBN:
9780191788741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198719656.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book attempts to answer some of the most fundamental questions in ontology. There are many kinds of beings but are there also many kinds of being? The world contains a variety of objects, each ... More


Making Things Up

Karen Bennett

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199682683
eISBN:
9780191839634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199682683.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

We frequently speak of certain things or phenomena being built out of or based in others. This soda can is made of molecules, which are in turn made of atoms, which are in turn made of subatomic ... More


Reality and its Structure: Essays in Fundamentality

Ricki Bliss and Graham Priest (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198755630
eISBN:
9780191816772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755630.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This volume brings together fourteen essays from leading and emerging scholars that address issues relating to the view that has come to be known as metaphysical foundationalism, and explore ... More


Consciousness and Fundamental Reality

Philip Goff

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190677015
eISBN:
9780190677046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677015.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

A core philosophical project is the attempt to uncover the fundamental nature of reality, the limited set of facts upon which all other facts depend. Perhaps the most popular theory of fundamental ... More


Reality Making

Mark Jago (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198755722
eISBN:
9780191816871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755722.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What makes up reality, and how? This question is central to contemporary metaphysics, but is approached by its practitioners in a number of ways. We can ask: what kinds of entity are fundamental to ... More


The Quantum Revolution in Philosophy

Richard Healey

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198714057
eISBN:
9780191782503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714057.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Quantum theory launched a revolution in twentieth-century physics. But we have yet to appreciate the revolution’s significance for philosophy. Most studies of the conceptual foundations of quantum ... More


Brute Facts

Elly Vintiadis and Constantinos Mekios (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198758600
eISBN:
9780191818523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758600.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This is a book about facts that don’t have explanations, or what philosophers call brute facts. Such facts appear in our explanations, they inform many people’s views about the structure of the ... More


Introduction

Karen Bennett

in Making Things Up

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199682683
eISBN:
9780191839634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199682683.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A certain kind of talk is ubiquitous among both philosophers and so-called ‘ordinary people:’ talk of one phenomenon generating or giving rise to another, or talk of one phenomenon being based in or ... More


Meaning in Life

Thaddeus Metz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199599318
eISBN:
9780191747632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599318.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

It is only in the last 50 years that life’s meaning has become a distinct field in Western philosophy, and merely in the last 25 or so that debate with real substance and complexity has appeared. ... More


On Shaky Ground? Exploring the Contingent Fundamentality Thesis

Nathan Wildman

in Reality and its Structure: Essays in Fundamentality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198755630
eISBN:
9780191816772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755630.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The relationship between fundamentality and modality remains criminally underexplored. In particular, there are several significant questions about fundamentality’s modal strength that remain ... More


Without Hierarchy: The Scale Freedom of the Universe

Mariam Thalos

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917648
eISBN:
9780199980345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917648.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

A venerable tradition in the metaphysics of science commends ontological reduction: the practice of analysis of theoretical entities into further and further proper parts, with the understanding that ... More


Alternative Normative Concepts

Matti Eklund

in Choosing Normative Concepts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198717829
eISBN:
9780191787331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717829.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is centered on the question of whether it is possible for there to be normative concepts with the same normative roles as ours but not coextensive with them. If this is possible, an ... More


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