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The Reality of Time

Rory Fox

in Time and Eternity in Mid-Thirteenth-Century Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199285754
eISBN:
9780191603563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285756.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the question of whether 13th century thinkers viewed time as having its own existence in reality, or whether they considered it to have an existence which depended upon a mind. ... More


Concluding Remarks

Christopher Peacocke

in Being Known

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238607
eISBN:
9780191598197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238606.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The objectivity of some area of thought can often be acknowledged without postulating an exotic metaphysics. Statements that may seem to be the merest truisms may have previously hidden metaphysical ... More


The Direction and Flow of Time

Storrs McCall

in A Model of the Universe: Space-Time, Probability, and Decision

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236221
eISBN:
9780191679209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236221.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

The idea of time moving from past to future is not one generally shared by scientifically minded philosophers. For instance, in the Minkowski world there is no division into past, present, and ... More


Natural Causes

Paul M. Pietroski

in Causing Actions

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252763
eISBN:
9780191598234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252769.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The proposed account of causation, in terms of explanation, does not sleight the mind‐independence of causal relations. The relevant notion of explanation is objective, even if facts are taken to be ... More


Necessity

Christopher Peacocke

in Being Known

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238607
eISBN:
9780191598197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238606.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

There is a set of principles, the Principles of Possibility, that constrains whether a description picks out a genuinely possible world. To grasp the concept of metaphysical necessity is to have ... More


The Likeness Principle

Georges Dicker

in Berkeley's Idealism: A Critical Examination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195381467
eISBN:
9780199897124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381467.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Berkeley's contemporaries commonly held a representational theory of perception, according to which our ideas yield knowledge of material things by resembling their primary qualities. Berkeley ... More


Indirect Realism

Bill Brewer

in Perception and its Objects

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199260256
eISBN:
9780191725470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260256.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Locke's response to the Inconsistent Triad is to reject (II), the claim that physical objects are the direct objects of perception. This leads to his indirect realism on which perceptual experiences ... More


Mind-Dependence and Cognitivism

Nicos Stavropoulos

in Objectivity in Law

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258995
eISBN:
9780191681899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258995.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines whether Kripke-Putnam semantics may be applicable in the analysis of law. One objection is that Kripke-Putnam semantics (K-P) semantics is appropriate, if at all, only for ... More


The Secondary Quality Analogy

Lucy Allais

in Manifest Reality: Kant's Idealism and his Realism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747130
eISBN:
9780191809217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747130.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that the essential manifestness account of the mind-dependence of colour enables us to make sense of the textual evidence that appears to pull in contrary directions with respect ... More


Relational Appearances

Lucy Allais

in Manifest Reality: Kant's Idealism and his Realism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747130
eISBN:
9780191809217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747130.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter shows how my essential manifestness account enables us to see how Kant can combine a genuine form of mind-dependence with a genuine empirical realism that sees objects as existing ... More


What is Idealism?

W. J. Mander

in Idealist Ethics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198748892
eISBN:
9780191811548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748892.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Following an introductory explanation of its central question regarding the nature of idealist ethics, this chapter offers an overview discussion of what is meant by ‘philosophical idealism.’ Two ... More


Objectivity and Path-dependence

Henry Richardson

in Articulating the Moral Community: Toward a Constructive Ethical Pragmatism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190247744
eISBN:
9780190247768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190247744.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The possibility of new moral norms being introduced in the course of history implies differences in the moral truths between different time periods and different possible futures. This chapter argues ... More


Hume’s Dilemma

Peter Kivy

in De Gustibus: Arguing About Taste and Why We Do It

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198746782
eISBN:
9780191809064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746782.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In Chapter 1, the problem of disputation over taste is introduced in the examination of David Hume’s two essays on taste and beauty, “The Sceptic” and “Of the Standard of Taste.” In those essays, ... More


Phenomenalism: A first appraisal

Michael Pelczar

in Sensorama: A Phenomenalist Analysis of Spacetime and Its Contents

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198732655
eISBN:
9780191796883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732655.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Among idealistic metaphysics, phenomenalism is the most ambitious, and consequently the most heavily criticized. Chapter 7 addresses two of the main criticisms that phenomenalism invites. The first ... More


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