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Towards Non-Being: The Logic and Metaphysics of Intentionality

Graham Priest

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199262540
eISBN:
9780191602672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262543.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Towards Non-Being presents an account of the semantics of intentional verbs such as ‘believes’, ‘fears’, ‘seeks’, and ‘imagines’. It tackles problems concerning intentional states which ... More


Here We Go Again: World War II Mobilization Blues in William Burroughs’s Junky

Keith Gandal

in The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and the Fiction of Mobilization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338911
eISBN:
9780199867127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338911.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, American, 20th Century Literature

This short Afterword concludes the book with a comparison between the post-World War I novels at issue and Burroughs's post-World War II novel. Burroughs's autobiographical novel seems at first ... More


The Jean Baudrillard Reader

Steve Redhead (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627882
eISBN:
9780748671182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627882.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book is a comprehensive collection of extracts of Jean Baudrillard’s myriad published writings. The extracts extend, in order of original publication in French, from the 1960s right up to the ... More


Conclusion: The Poetics of Moral Life

John Wall

in Moral Creativity: Paul Ricoeur and the Poetics of Possibility

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195182569
eISBN:
9780199835737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195182561.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

A fundamental meta-ethical understanding of moral creativity can be developed, in the end, by drawing together the common theses emerging from the preceding ontological, teleological, deontological, ... More


Modality: basic notions

Brian Leftow

in God and Necessity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199263356
eISBN:
9780191741777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263356.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Once God thinks up all candidate secular states of affairs, He settles their modal status. This chapter considers why these acquire the modal status they do. Its account centers on God’s preventing ... More


Worlds and Individuals, Possible and Otherwise

Takashi Yagisawa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199576890
eISBN:
9780191722301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576890.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

Modal realism says that non-actual possible worlds and individuals are as real as the actual world and individuals. This book defends modal realism of a variety different from David Lewis's theory. ... More


Culpable Action

Alan Brudner

in Punishment and Freedom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199207251
eISBN:
9780191705502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207251.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter develops from legal retributivism an account of the culpable action requirement of criminal liability and elaborates the implications of that account for perennial problems in criminal ... More


Fictional Worlds

Takashi Yagisawa

in Worlds and Individuals, Possible and Otherwise

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199576890
eISBN:
9780191722301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576890.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

It is argued that fictional worlds and individuals are impossible worlds and individuals. Proposals on fiction by Kripke and van Inwagen are discussed critically. Imagined-seen fictional worlds are ... More


Introduction

Takashi Yagisawa

in Worlds and Individuals, Possible and Otherwise

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199576890
eISBN:
9780191722301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576890.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

Modal realism says that non-actual possible worlds and individuals are as real as the actual world and individuals. This book defends modal realism of a variety different from David Lewis’s theory. ... More


Impossibility

Takashi Yagisawa

in Worlds and Individuals, Possible and Otherwise

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199576890
eISBN:
9780191722301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576890.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

Arguments in favor of impossible worlds are offered, and arguments against them countered. Counterpossible conditionals, doxastic possibility, and other topics pertaining to impossible worlds are ... More


Mixed Feelings: Tropes of Love in German Jewish Culture

Katja Garloff

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704963
eISBN:
9781501706011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704963.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Since the late eighteenth century, writers and thinkers have used the idea of love—often unrequited or impossible love—to comment on the changing cultural, social, and political position of Jews in ... More


Intentional Operators

Graham Priest

in Towards Non-Being: The Logic and Metaphysics of Intentionality

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199262540
eISBN:
9780191602672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262543.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Chapter 1 provides a world-semantics for intentional propositional operators. Impossible worlds of various kinds are deployed to ensure that the operators behave in various important ways; notably ... More


Aristotelian modality (II)

Sarah Waterlow

in Passage and Possibility: A Study of Aristotle's Modal Concepts

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246565
eISBN:
9780191681011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246565.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter deals with two questions not yet considered. First, it looks at the logical relation between the relative temporized conditions (RT-conditions) and their corresponding results that ... More


‘Always’ and ‘Necessarily’ in De Caelo I.12

Sarah Waterlow

in Passage and Possibility: A Study of Aristotle's Modal Concepts

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246565
eISBN:
9780191681011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246565.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the use of ‘always’ and ‘necessarily’ in De Caelo I.12. From here, it takes ‘necessarily’ and ‘impossible’ as meaning ‘necessarily/impossible in the strongest sense’. Meanwhile, ... More


Conclusion

Con Coroneos

in Space, Conrad, and Modernity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187363
eISBN:
9780191674716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187363.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter discusses Georges Melies' 1904 motion picture The Impossible Voyage in relation to the space of words and things or the connection between language and geography. It suggests that the ... More


Ens rationis from Suárez to Caramuel: A Study in Scholasticism of the Baroque Era

Daniel D. Novotny

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823244768
eISBN:
9780823252695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244768.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The influence of the Spanish Jesuit Francisco Suárez (1548-1617) on 17th-century philosophy, theology, and law can hardly be underestimated. This book explores one of the most controversial topics of ... More


Hal Hartley

Mark L. Berrettini

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252035951
eISBN:
9780252093036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252035951.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Since the late 1980s, Hal Hartley has challenged standards of realist narrative cinema with daring narrative constructions, character development, and the creation of an unconventional visual world. ... More


Anselm and Actuality

David Lewis

in Philosophical Papers Volume I

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195032048
eISBN:
9780199833382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195032047.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Lewis demonstrates the infeasibility of attempting a nonmodal reformulation of Anslem's ontological argument. The key premise in Anselm's famous argument is the claim that “Something exists in the ... More


Impossibilities (1996/2002)

Robert C. Stalnaker

in Ways a World Might Be: Metaphysical and Anti-Metaphysical Essays

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199251483
eISBN:
9780191602320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251487.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Recent arguments surrounding possible and impossible worlds have revealed the stakes in the commitment to possibilities. The friends of possible worlds differ from each other on a number of ... More


Impossible Worlds

Francesco Berto and Mark Jago

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198812791
eISBN:
9780191850585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812791.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The latter half of the twentieth century witnessed an ‘intensional revolution’, a great collective effort to analyse notions which are absolutely fundamental to our understanding of the world and of ... More


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