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Introduction to the Broadly Classical Options

Hartry Field

in Saving Truth From Paradox

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199230747
eISBN:
9780191710933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230747.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter is a short introduction to the ways of dealing with the Liar paradox within classical logic. It distinguishes classical gap theories, classical glut theories, and weakly classical ... More


Against Coherence: Truth, Probability, and Justification

Erik J. Olsson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199279999
eISBN:
9780191602665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199279993.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

According to the popular coherence theory of knowledge and justification, if a person's beliefs are coherent, they are also likely to be true. This book is the most extensive and detailed study of ... More


Enforcement and compliance in Lima's street markets: the origins and consequences of policy incoherence towards informal traders

Sally Roever

in Linking the Formal and Informal Economy: Concepts and Policies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199204762
eISBN:
9780191603860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199204764.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

For decades, excessive and costly regulations have provided strong incentives for people to work outside Peru’s formal economy. In the case of street vending, repeated efforts to govern street ... More


Groundwork

Robert Audi

in The Architecture of Reason: The Structure and Substance of Rationality

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195158427
eISBN:
9780199871407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158427.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents a brief account of theoretical reason, particularly its basis. It addresses the following questions: what are the sources of justified beliefs? How are such beliefs grounded? ... More


‘God was in France all Friday’: incoherence from the inside

Mary-Ann Constantine and Gerald Porter

in Fragments and Meaning in Traditional Song: From the Blues to the Baltic

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262887
eISBN:
9780191734441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262887.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses a comparison of the scholarly criteria used to describe ‘nonsense’ with the attitudes of singers, in the mutually related areas of lexical corruption and narrative collapse. ... More


Incoherence and Chauvinism

Mark Schroeder

in Slaves of the Passions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199299508
eISBN:
9780191714917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299508.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter continues the investigation of how it is that Ronnie's desire explains his reason. The Standard Model for normative explanations is introduced by way of an illustration. The Standard ... More


Too Many Reasons

Mark Schroeder

in Slaves of the Passions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199299508
eISBN:
9780191714917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299508.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores whether the Humean Theory is committed to Too Many Reasons — the existence of reasons which intuitively are not reasons at all. After the objection is motivated, it is shown ... More


How to Disagree about How to Disagree

Adam Elga

in Disagreement

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199226078
eISBN:
9780191594236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226078.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues for the incoherence of unrestricted conciliatory views according to which one ought always to modify one's view in the direction of one's peer in cases of peer disagreement. It ... More


Is the Incarnation Logically Possible?

C. Stephen Evans

in The Historical Christ and the Jesus of Faith: The Incarnational Narrative as History

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263975
eISBN:
9780191600579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019826397X.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Previous chapters have argued that the historicity of the incarnational narrative matters and makes sense from various viewpoints, but none of these arguments has much weight if the events did not ... More


Interpreting Mill

David Weinstein

in John Stuart Mill and the Art of Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195381245
eISBN:
9780199869213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381245.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that contemporary scholars, who interpret Mill as a rule utilitarian and then criticize his rule utilitarianism as incoherent, ignore F. H. Bradley's much earlier admonition that ... More


Rules and Their Reasons: Mill on Morality and Instrumental Rationality

Ben Eggleston

in John Stuart Mill and the Art of Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195381245
eISBN:
9780199869213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381245.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter addresses the question of what role Mill regards rules as playing in the determination of morally permissible action by drawing on his remarks about instrumentally rational action. ... More


Mill, Rule Utilitarianism, and the Incoherence Objection

Dale E. Miller

in John Stuart Mill and the Art of Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195381245
eISBN:
9780199869213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381245.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that the “incoherence” or “rule-worship” objection to rule utilitarianism is best understood as asserting that rule utilitarians are committed to inconsistent claims about ... More


King Lear: Organized Incoherence

Harold Fisch

in The Biblical Presence in Shakespeare, Milton, and Blake: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184898
eISBN:
9780191674372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184898.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explores the view that King Lear is to a certain degree incoherent. It argues that the play is both strongly Christian and strongly Pagan, and that the two are not harmonized. However, ... More


Strange Coexistence?

Yuri Balashov

in Persistence and Spacetime

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199579921
eISBN:
9780191722899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579921.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

CASH‐based account of coexistence in Minkowski spacetime, developed in Chapter 6, is put to work to argue for the perdurance view of persistence against its endurance and exdurance rivals. The ... More


Pragmatism, Doubt, and the Role of Incoherence

Erik J. Olsson

in Against Coherence: Truth, Probability, and Justification

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199279999
eISBN:
9780191602665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199279993.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The issue is raised whether there is a satisfactory answer to radical skepticism that does not depend on a problematic positive use of coherence. Two kinds of pragmatism are examined form this point ... More


Utilitarian Generalization

Donald H. Regan

in Utilitarianism and Co-operation

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246091
eISBN:
9780191680922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246091.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses a proposal to do for utilitarian generalization what was done for rule-utilitarianism in the previous chapter. It aims to make it plausible that no version of utilitarian ... More


Conclusion

Andrzej Olechnowicz

in Working-Class Housing in England between the Wars: The Becontree Estate

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206507
eISBN:
9780191677175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206507.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses three cardinal aspects of the argument that has been developed in this book. The first is about the incoherences and successes of state action on housing, while the second ... More


Freedom and Natural Order

N. M. L. Nathan

in Will and World: A Study in Metaphysics

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239543
eISBN:
9780191679957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239543.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

No incoherence has emerged in the desire for extra possibility freedom. When decisions free in that sense are wanted for the sake of moral responsibility, then the desire has a doubtful internal ... More


Free Will and Free Action

N. M. L. Nathan

in Will and World: A Study in Metaphysics

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239543
eISBN:
9780191679957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239543.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book has now made progress with all of the questions of Chapter 2, so far as they concern one's central want and belief conflicts about free decisions. In the first-order conflicts which are, as ... More


The ‘Logical Incoherence’ of Traditional Views

Richard Sturch

in The Word and the Christ: An Essay in Analytic Christology

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261988
eISBN:
9780191682278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261988.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the criticism concerning the logical incoherence of traditional Christology. It discusses the charge that any statement of the doctrine of Incarnation that is reasonably ... More


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