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Introduction

Quentin Smith

in Epistemology: New Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199264933
eISBN:
9780191718472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264933.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the different topics discussed in the subsequent chapters. These include process reliabilism, evidentialism, viral epistemology, anti-luminosity ... More


Epistemology: New Essays

Quentin Smith (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199264933
eISBN:
9780191718472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264933.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book offers a view of the current state of play in epistemology in the form of twelve chapters by some of the philosophers who have most influenced the course of debates in recent years. Topics ... More


Epistemological Advantages

Amie L. Thomasson

in Norms and Necessity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190098193
eISBN:
9780190098223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190098193.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that accepting modal normativism brings significant epistemological advantages. Those who aim to account for modal knowledge face the integration challenge of reconciling an ... More


Conceivability and Apparent Possibility

Dominic Gregory

in Modality: Metaphysics, Logic, and Epistemology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199565818
eISBN:
9780191722004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565818.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Why do we tend to ascribe possibility to what we can imagine? One strategy for answering that question involves the thought that, just as sensory episodes often involve its seeming to us as though ... More


Rational Imagination and Modal Epistemology

Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa and Benjamin W. Jarvis

in The Rules of Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199661800
eISBN:
9780191748325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661800.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter develops a moderate modal rationalism. According to this moderate modal rationalism, knowledge of metaphysical possibility and necessity is available through sensitivity to the rational ... More


Modals and Modal Epistemology

Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa

in Knowledge Through Imagination

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198716808
eISBN:
9780191785375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716808.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter distinguishes two projects in modal epistemology—one about how we come to know modal truths, and one about why we have the ability so to come to know. It is suggested that the latter is ... More


Knowledge Through Imagination

Amy Kind and Peter Kung (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198716808
eISBN:
9780191785375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716808.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

From daydreaming to decision-making, from pretending to planning, imagination plays a central role in many of the activities of everyday life. But as even these brief examples suggest, we call upon ... More


Norms and Necessity

Amie L. Thomasson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190098193
eISBN:
9780190098223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190098193.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book develops a new approach to understanding our claims about what is metaphysically necessary or possible: modal normativism. While claims about what is metaphysically necessary or possible ... More


Introduction

Ivette Fred-Rivera and Jessica Leech

in Being Necessary: Themes of Ontology and Modality from the Work of Bob Hale

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198792161
eISBN:
9780191866876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792161.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The themes of ontology and modality are introduced. The introduction sketches two major strands of metaphysics from the last fifty years or so in which ontology and modality have been combined in ... More


The Epistemology of Essence

Tuomas E. Tahko

in Ontology, Modality, and Mind: Themes from the Metaphysics of E. J. Lowe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198796299
eISBN:
9780191866807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796299.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The epistemology of essence is a topic that has received relatively little attention, although there are signs that this is changing. The lack of literature engaging directly with the topic is ... More


Thought Experiments in Ethics

Peter Kung

in Knowledge Through Imagination

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198716808
eISBN:
9780191785375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716808.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Counterexample thought experiments (CTEs) play a prominent role in the ethics literature. A wide range of ethics CTEs have a distinctive feature: they feature forced choices with fixed outcomes. This ... More


Duns Scotus’s Epistemic Argument against Divine Illumination

Billy Dunaway

in Knowledge, Belief, and God: New Insights in Religious Epistemology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198798705
eISBN:
9780191848469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798705.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Theories of “divine illumination” were popular from St Augustine through the Middle Ages. Henry of Ghent is traditionally thought of as providing one of the last and most sophisticated theories of ... More


Being Necessary: Themes of Ontology and Modality from the Work of Bob Hale

Ivette Fred-Rivera and Jessica Leech (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198792161
eISBN:
9780191866876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792161.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What is the relationship between ontology and modality: between what there is, and what there could be, must be, or might have been? Throughout a distinguished career, Bob Hale’s work has addressed ... More


Conditional Reasoning Part I: Three Kinds of Conditionals and the Psychology of the Material Conditional

Peter Langland-Hassan

in Explaining Imagination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198815068
eISBN:
9780191852886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815068.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Three types of conditional are distinguished: the material conditional, indicative conditional, and subjunctive/counterfactual conditional. The apparent difference in truth conditions of each is ... More


Imagining Under Constraints

Amy Kind

in Knowledge Through Imagination

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198716808
eISBN:
9780191785375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716808.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

As Hume famously claimed, we are nowhere more free than in our imagination. While this feature of imagination suggests that imagination has a crucial role to play in modal epistemology, it also ... More


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