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Material Constitution and the Trinity

Jeffrey E. Brower and Michael C. Rea

in Philosophical and Theological Essays on the Trinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199216215
eISBN:
9780191695995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216215.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter starts with a precise statement of the problem of the Trinity. It then examines the Aristotelian notion of numerical sameness without identity, explains how it solves the problem of ... More


Perceptual Change and Material Change

Stephen Everson

in Aristotle on Perception

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238638
eISBN:
9780191597374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238630.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Everson introduces the ‘spiritualist’ and the ‘literalist’ readings. He offers some criticism of the ‘spiritualist reading’ in this chapter. The spiritualist must explain why the matter of a sense ... More


Does the Problem of Material Constitution Illuminate the Doctrine of the Trinity?

William Lane Craig

in Philosophical and Theological Essays on the Trinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199216215
eISBN:
9780191695995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216215.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter raises a variety of objections, perhaps the most important of which is that the central analogy of the constitution view seems to be misguided. The constitution view states that Father, ... More


The Material Constitution

Joel Colón-Ríos

in Constituent Power and the Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198785989
eISBN:
9780191827693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785989.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores the way in which several authors understood the relationship between the material constitution and constituent power, and how that understanding affected their views about the ... More


Physicalism, Conceptual Analysis, and Acts of Faith

Jennifer Hornsby

in Minds, Ethics, and Conditionals: Themes from the Philosophy of Frank Jackson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199267989
eISBN:
9780191708268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267989.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Frank Jackson and the author each take the other to hold a position in philosophy of mind that it is extremely difficult to sustain. This chapter tries to say something about how that can be. It ... More


Possibility Relative to a Sortal

Delia Graff Fara

in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics volume 7

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659081
eISBN:
9780191745201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659081.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This is (fairly) uncontroversial: a is possibly-Φ when a counterpart of a is Φ in some world. It becomes (more) controversial only once the italicized relations are constrained in some way. For Saul ... More


Intrinsicness

Stephen Yablo

in Things: Papers on Objects, Events, and Properties

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199266487
eISBN:
9780191594274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266487.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Part/whole seems definable in terms of intrinsicness; x is part of y if intrinsic changes in x bring with them intrinsic changes in y. Is intrinsicness also definable in terms of part/whole? This ... More


In Defense of Hylomorphism

Jeffrey E. Brower

in Aquinas’s Ontology of the Material World: Change, Hylomorphism, and Material Objects

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198714293
eISBN:
9780191782701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714293.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Having presented and explained Aquinas’s hylomorphism in previous chapters, this chapter offers a detailed defense of Aquinas’s views, highlighting their systematic depth and power in the context of ... More


Identity, Essence, and Indiscernibility

Stephen Yablo

in Things: Papers on Objects, Events, and Properties

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199266487
eISBN:
9780191594274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266487.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

What Kripke calls the ‘dark doctrine of a relation of contingent identity’ appears to violate Leibniz's Law. If x and y are identical, they share all their properties; since x has the property of ... More


Conclusion

Daniel Z. Korman

in Objects: Nothing out of the Ordinary

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198732532
eISBN:
9780191796760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732532.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

An overview of what is argued to have been established. The book argued that compatibilist strategies are implausible and indefensible, and that revisionary ontologists are wrong to assume that the ... More


How to Be a Fictionalist About Material Constitution (and Just About Anything Else)

Mark Balaguer

in Fictionalism in Philosophy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190689605
eISBN:
9780190689636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190689605.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter develops a general strategy for constructing error-theoretic fictionalist (ETF) views of controversial objects (e.g., abstract objects, composite objects, etc.). According to ETF-ist ... More


Structured Individuals and Their Parts

William Jaworski

in Structure and the Metaphysics of Mind: How Hylomorphism Solves the Mind-Body Problem

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198749561
eISBN:
9780191813955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749561.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Structures are powers to configure things. There are two kinds of structures: individual-making structures and activity-making structures. Individual-making structures are powers of emergent ... More


The Problems of Composition

William Jaworski

in Structure and the Metaphysics of Mind: How Hylomorphism Solves the Mind-Body Problem

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198749561
eISBN:
9780191813955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749561.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter defends the hylomorphic view of composition against some objections. First, there are arguments advanced by Peter van Inwagen, Trenton Merricks, and Eric Olson to the effect that there ... More


Measuring pluralities

Alexis Wellwood

in The Meaning of More

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198804659
eISBN:
9780191842870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804659.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

The previous chapters have focused on the compositional semantics of comparatives targeting phrases relatively uninfluenced by the interpretive effects of functional morphology. This chapter focuses ... More


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