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Foundations Shaken but Not Stirred

Andrew Vincent

in The Nature of Political Theory

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199271252
eISBN:
9780191601101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271259.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Examines the advent of logical positivism, the development of conceptual analysis, ordinary language philosophy, the so‐called death of political theory, the impact of linguistic philosophy and the ... More


Knowledge Ascriptions

Jessica Brown and Mikkel Gerken (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693702
eISBN:
9780191741265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693702.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Knowledge ascriptions, such as ‘Sam knows that Obama is president of the United States’, play a central role in our cognitive and social lives. For example, they are closely related to epistemic ... More


Psychologism and the Linguistic Turn

Colin McGinn

in Truth by Analysis: Games, Names, and Philosophy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199856145
eISBN:
9780199919567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856145.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that conceptual analysis is not guilty of psychologism. It may have appeared momentarily that it could not avoid that sin, since concepts are psychological entities: So isn't ... More


Analytic Philosophy: What, Whence, and Whither?

P. M. S. Hacker

in Wittgenstein: Comparisons and Context

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199674824
eISBN:
9780191761287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674824.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter gives an overview of analytic philosophy. Analytic philosophy should be viewed as a historical concept signifying a distinctive movement in twentieth-century philosophy, with overlapping ... More


Schopenhauer's Influence on Wittgenstein

Bryan Magee

in The Philosophy of Schopenhauer

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237228
eISBN:
9780191706233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237227.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Schopenhauer was the first and greatest philosophical influence on Wittgenstein, a fact attested to by those closest to him. He began by accepting Schopenhauer's division of total reality into ... More


The Shapes of Power Hazlitt's Metaphysics of Discourse

Uttara Natarajan

in Hazlitt and the Reach of Sense: Criticism, Morals, and the Metaphysics of Power

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184379
eISBN:
9780191674235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184379.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides a summary of Essay on the Principles of Human Action and shows the origins of Hazlitt's critical position, and of the understanding of poetic language which informs that ... More


Promises, Morals, and Law

P. S. Atiyah

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198254799
eISBN:
9780191681530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254799.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This book attempts an analysis of the nature of promissory obligations. The subject is one which has attracted a great deal of attention among both moral and linguistic philosophers, but the book ... More


Hart: Moral Critic and Analytical Jurist

in H.L.A. Hart, Second Edition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756785
eISBN:
9780804779562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756785.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The objective of jurisprudence is to achieve a systematic and general understanding of law. Law aims to organize and order human communities, as well as protect and regulate human beings as members ... More


Definition and Theory in Jurisprudence

H. L. A. Hart

in Essays in Jurisprudence and Philosophy

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198253884
eISBN:
9780191681431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198253884.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses the relevance of linguistic philosophy to the philosophy of law and jurisprudence. The perplexities discussed are voiced in those questions of analytical jurisprudence which ... More


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