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The Enchantment of Words: Wittgenstein's “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus”

Denis McManus

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288021
eISBN:
9780191713446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288021.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book is a study of Wittgenstein’s early masterpiece, the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. It argues that Wittgenstein’s aim in that deeply puzzling work is to show that the ‘intelligibility of ... More


Matter Matters: Metaphysics and Methodology in the Early Modern Period

Kurt Smith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583652
eISBN:
9780191723155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583652.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Why is there a material world? Why is it fundamentally mathematical? This book explores a seventeenth‐century answer to these questions as it emerged from the works of Descartes and Leibniz. What we ... More


Introduction

Denis McManus

in The Enchantment of Words: Wittgenstein's “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus”

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288021
eISBN:
9780191713446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288021.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This introductory chapter presents a sketch of the book as a whole. It identifies several features of the Tractatus that Wittgenstein himself described as crucial. It sets out a philosophical ... More


Subjectivity

Denis McManus

in The Enchantment of Words: Wittgenstein's “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus”

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288021
eISBN:
9780191713446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288021.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the Tractatus’ discussion of thought and subjectivity, particularly its remarks concerning the ‘internal relatedness’ of thoughts and their constituents, thoughts and facts, and ... More


St Cuthbert's Faith and the Bishop of Durham's Unbelief

John Finnis

in Religion and Public Reasons: Collected Essays Volume V

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580095
eISBN:
9780191729416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580095.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter is the English text of the 1987 university Latin sermon, in honour of the patron saint of the author's college, who died in 687. The chapter meditates on St Cuthbert's faith and his ... More


Speech perception by people with cochlear damage

Brian C. J. Moore

in Perceptual Consequences of Cochlear Damage

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198523307
eISBN:
9780191712456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523307.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter describes the effect of cochlear hearing loss on speech perception, especially for speech in background sounds. The relationship of speech perception to other auditory abilities is ... More


Computing and Language Variation: International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing Volume 2

John Nerbonne and Charlotte Gooskens (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640300
eISBN:
9780748671380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640300.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This book explores dialects and social differences in language computationally, examining topics such as how (and how much) linguistic differences impede intelligibility, how national borders ... More


The Causes of Sin and the Intelligibility Problem

Katherin A. Rogers

in Anselm on Freedom

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231676
eISBN:
9780191716089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231676.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, General

Anselm argues that not God, but the created agent is the ultimate originator of a creature's choice to sin or to hold fast to the good. But since there is no cause for sin beyond the choice of the ... More


Intelligible Responses

Anthony Simon Laden

in Reasoning: A Social Picture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199606191
eISBN:
9780191741081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606191.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter discusses the place of instrumental reasons and the basic schema of inference within the social picture. It argues that these principles play a role in reasoning through their capacity to ... More


Reasoning as Responsive Conversation

Anthony Simon Laden

in Reasoning: A Social Picture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199606191
eISBN:
9780191741081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606191.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

According to the standard picture of reason, people are reasoning if they are invoking and exchanging reasons, so in order to determine if people are reasoning, we need to start with an account of ... More


Mullā Ṣadrā's Theory of Knowledge and the Unification Argument

Ibrahim Kalin

in Knowledge in Later Islamic Philosophy: Mulla Ṣadrā on Existence, Intellect, and Intuition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199735242
eISBN:
9780199852772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735242.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter is devoted to a detailed analysis of Ṣadrā's theory of knowledge. As Ṣadrā insists on the principiality of existence in all philosophical problems, it begins with a survey of his ... More


The Constitution of the State

Martin Loughlin

in Foundations of Public Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199256853
eISBN:
9780191594267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256853.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Since the state is itself the source of law, there can be no concept of fundamental law that binds the state. But since the state in its juristic meaning is not simply an institutional arrangement ... More


Aspects, Guises, Species, and Knowing Something to Be Good

Philip Clark

in Desire, Practical Reason, and the Good

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195382440
eISBN:
9780199870158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382440.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

According to the guise of the good thesis, everything wanted is wanted under the aspect of some good. The truth of this thesis is a matter of controversy. But what hangs on this controversy? The ... More


Transcendental Matter

Kurt Smith

in Matter Matters: Metaphysics and Methodology in the Early Modern Period

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583652
eISBN:
9780191723155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583652.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter two possible transcendental readings of Descartes's view on matter are examined. Here, the sense in which matter was taken by Descartes to be the condition underlying the ... More


Skirting the Issue: Intelligibility and Recognition

Dúnlaith Bird

in Travelling in Different Skins: Gender Identity in European Women's Oriental Travelogues, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644162
eISBN:
9780199949984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644162.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter traces how women travellers from 1850–1950 negotiate reader reception, skirting the issue of intelligibility and recognition in both home and host countries. The first section of this ... More


The Voices of Narrative, Lyric, and Drama

Frederick J. Ruf

in Entangled Voices: Genre and the Religious Construction of the Self

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102635
eISBN:
9780199853458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102635.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

It is an exaggeration to declare that literature comes in just three different kinds of voices and, moreover, to state with some certainty exactly what those three voices are. This chapter tries to ... More


“Jogona's Great Treasure”: Narrative, Lyric, and Dramatic Intelligibility

Frederick J. Ruf

in Entangled Voices: Genre and the Religious Construction of the Self

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102635
eISBN:
9780199853458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102635.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

In Out of Africa, Isak Dinesen tells a story that is instructive for the evaluation of the basic genres. After a shooting accident in which a boy is killed, Dinesen takes a testimony from the child's ... More


“The Circle of Chalk”: Narrative Voice in Primo Levi's: The Periodic Table

Frederick J. Ruf

in Entangled Voices: Genre and the Religious Construction of the Self

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102635
eISBN:
9780199853458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102635.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

In an essay, the psychologist Jerome Bruner explores the ways in which narrative constructs reality. For Bruner, it is narrative that is most useful in “constructing and representing the rich and ... More


“survival and Distance”: The Dramatic Voice in Robert Wilson's: Einstein on the Beach

Frederick J. Ruf

in Entangled Voices: Genre and the Religious Construction of the Self

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102635
eISBN:
9780199853458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102635.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

When Plato recommends that poets be banished from his republic, it is the dramatic poets that he specifies. His principal charge that poetry is at a double remove from reality is based on the ... More


Conclusion: Genre and Instability

Frederick J. Ruf

in Entangled Voices: Genre and the Religious Construction of the Self

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102635
eISBN:
9780199853458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102635.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The chapters in this book emphasize irregularity, dissonance, and fragmentation. It might seem that the present chapter has had Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Biographia Literaria as its model for ... More


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