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Six Degrees of Speculation: Metaphysics in Empirical Contexts

Anjan Chakravartty

in Images of Empiricism: Essays on Science and Stances, with a Reply from Bas C. van Fraassen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199218844
eISBN:
9780191711732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218844.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter argues that the distinction between empiricism and metaphysics is not as clear as van Fraassen would like to believe. Almost all inquiry is metaphysical to a degree, including van ... More


Atemporal, Sempiternal, or Omnitemporal: God's Temporal Mode of Being

Garrett Deweese

in God and Time: Essays on the Divine Nature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195129656
eISBN:
9780199849130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195129656.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In the literature of philosophical theology, several different terms are used to elucidate the metaphysics of “eternity” as God's temporal mode of being. This chapter offers definitions of four ... More


Reply to Richards, 1 Final Section

Paul Grice

in The Conception of Value

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243877
eISBN:
9780191697302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243877.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter presents the final section of Paul Grice's ‘Reply to Richards’, which takes up, or takes off from, a few of the things that they have to say about important issues belonging to the chain ... More


The Universal Science

Terence Irwin

in Aristotle's First Principles

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198242901
eISBN:
9780191597770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198242905.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Metaphysics represents the discussion of substance as part of the science of being. Aristotle defends his claim to have found objective, not merely endoxic principles. He has seen that he cannot ... More


The World as an Ultimate: Children as Windows to the World's Sacredness

C. Robert Mesle

in Theopoetic Folds: Philosophizing Multifariousness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251551
eISBN:
9780823252985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251551.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues for three metaphysical ultimates: God, creativity (or emptiness in the Buddhist tradition), and the world, or manifold. The author explores Whitehead's own proposal of the three ... More


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