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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


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


Texture - A Cognitive Aesthetics of Reading

Peter Stockwell

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625819
eISBN:
9780748651511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625819.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book represents the latest advances in cognitive poetics. It builds feeling and embodied experience on to the insights into meaningfulness that the cognitive approach to literature has achieved ... More


Final Remarks

Caroline Jenkins

in Grounding Concepts: An Empirical Basis for Arithmetical Knowledge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231577
eISBN:
9780191716102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231577.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This final chapter is concerned with the relevance of the current project to other areas of philosophy, and some ways in which the ideas discussed warrant further research. Among other things, it ... More


Overcrowded: Designing Meaningful Products in a World Awash with Ideas

Roberto. Verganti

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035361
eISBN:
9780262335829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035361.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

We live in a world awash with ideas. We have become more creative, and thanks to digital technologies, we have easy access to an unprecedented amount of novel opportunities. How to make sense of this ... More


Conditions for Coherence—2

Richard Swinburne

in The Coherence of Theism

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240709
eISBN:
9780191598586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198240708.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

For a sentence to express a statement, it must contain meaningful words (i.e. words with semantic and syntactic criteria for their use). The only way to prove a statement to be incoherent is to show ... More


Attitude Theories

Richard Swinburne

in The Coherence of Theism

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240709
eISBN:
9780191598586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198240708.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Some twentieth‐century writers from R. B. Braithwaite to Wittgenstein and D. Z. Phillips have denied that theological ‘assertions’ ever make statements, claims about how things are. As an account of ... More


Naturalism, Positivism, and Pluralism

Stephen P. Stich

in Deconstructing the Mind

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195126662
eISBN:
9780199868322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195126661.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

There is a parallel between a project pursued by the logical positivists and the contemporary effort to determine whether intentional properties can be naturalized. According to the verificationist ... More


The Pursuit of Happiness: Philosophical and Psychological Foundations of Utility

Louis Narens and Brian Skyrms

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198856450
eISBN:
9780191889721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856450.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Utilitarianism began as a movement for social reform that changed the world. To understand Utilitarianism, we must understand utility – how is it to be measured, and how aggregate utility of a group ... More


Semantic information and the veridicality thesis

Luciano Floridi

in The Philosophy of Information

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199232383
eISBN:
9780191594809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232383.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The chapter analyses semantic information as well-formed, meaningful and truthful data. After a brief introduction, the General Definition of semantic Information (GDI) is criticized for providing ... More


Measurement Essentials in a Nutshell

Louis Narens and Brian Skyrms

in The Pursuit of Happiness: Philosophical and Psychological Foundations of Utility

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198856450
eISBN:
9780191889721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856450.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

A quick introduction to scales of measurement, ordinal, interval, ratio, and absolute, and related issues of meaningfulness as invariance.


Where Do We Stand?

Louis Narens and Brian Skyrms

in The Pursuit of Happiness: Philosophical and Psychological Foundations of Utility

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198856450
eISBN:
9780191889721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856450.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What is Utilitarianism? The answer is not obvious, and without and answer much that has been written about Utilitarianism is not meaningful. But measurement of hedonic value of episodes on a ratio ... More


Finding Meaning in an Imperfect World

Iddo Landau

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190657666
eISBN:
9780190657697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190657666.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

After explaining what meaning in life is, the book moves to criticizing certain presuppositions about the meaning of life that unnecessarily lead many people to believe that their lives are ... More


The Variety of Values: Essays on Morality, Meaning, and Love

Susan Wolf

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780195332803
eISBN:
9780190219123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332803.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Most people, both in academia and in public culture, tend to classify values in terms of a dichotomy that contrasts the egoistic with the altruistic, the personal with the impersonal, the ... More


{} Find Sweet Music Everywhere: Modern Catholic Supernaturalism

Paula M. Kane

in Sister Thorn and Catholic Mysticism in Modern America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607603
eISBN:
9781469612560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607603.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines how Sister Thorn's prolonged illness and death represented this cult of suffering to its fullest degree and honored the special sensitivity of women's bodies to divine contact. ... More


Changing Culture to Change Society?

Mireia Borrell-Porta, Joan Costa-Font, and Azusa Sato

in Social Economics: Current and Emerging Avenues

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035651
eISBN:
9780262337915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035651.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Can culture be a policy variable, and hence of use to change society? What can we infer from the existing datasets and methods in economics? How different it is from what social scientists define as ... More


Implications

Iddo Landau

in Finding Meaning in an Imperfect World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190657666
eISBN:
9780190657697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190657666.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The second chapter presents ten implications of the analysis of meaningfulness suggested in the first chapter. One of these implications is that the degree of meaning in life is not a given that we ... More


Representationalism as a Basis for Metaphysics

J. E. Wolff

in The Metaphysics of Quantities

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198837084
eISBN:
9780191895883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837084.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter addresses two challenges for using the representational theory of measurement (RTM) as a basis for a metaphysics of quantities. The first is the dominant interpretation of ... More


The Significance of Doomsday

Susan Wolf

in Death and the Afterlife

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199982509
eISBN:
9780199369973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982509.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This commentary raises doubts about three of Scheffler’s claims. First, it questions whether reacting to the prospect of doomsday with apathy and despair shows that people are less egoistic than we ... More


The Pursuit of Happiness: Preview

Louis Narens and Brian Skyrms

in The Pursuit of Happiness: Philosophical and Psychological Foundations of Utility

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198856450
eISBN:
9780191889721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856450.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

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