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Deconstructing the Mind

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:
10.1093/0195126661.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Though many arguments have been offered for eliminativism, they all have a common structure. They begin with the premise that beliefs, desires, and other commonsense mental states are the posits of a ... More


Non-Analytical Naturalism

Samuel Scheffler

in On What Matters: Volume Two

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199572816
eISBN:
9780191809873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199572816.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents Non-Analytical Naturalism. According to Non-Analytical Naturalists, we use some words to express concepts and make claims that are irreducibly normative, in the sense that these ... More


Disciplinary Pluralism

in Borrowed Knowledge: Chaos Theory and the Challenge of Learning across Disciplines

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226429786
eISBN:
9780226429809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226429809.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Many disciplines provide useful ways to understand and evaluate the phenomenon of borrowing. By turns, we may have to ask questions about the social structures of academic work, the way language ... More


Railton’s Resolution of Our Disagreements

Derek Parfit

in On What Matters: Volume Three

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198778608
eISBN:
9780191853487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778608.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter resolves the disagreements which arose in the previous chapter. Metaphysical naturalists believe that there are no ontologically weighty non-natural normative properties and truths. But ... More


Normative and Natural Truths

Derek Parfit

in On What Matters: Volume Three

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198778608
eISBN:
9780191853487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778608.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers arguments for and against normative naturalism. According to the normativity objection, irreducibly normative, reason-implying claims could not, if they were true, state ... More


Gibbard’s Offer to Non-Naturalists

Derek Parfit

in On What Matters: Volume Three

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198778608
eISBN:
9780191853487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778608.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the claim that, if it were true that we ought to do something just when this act would maximize net pleasure, the concepts ought and would maximize net pleasure would refer to ... More


On What Matters: Volume Three

Derek Parfit

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198778608
eISBN:
9780191853487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778608.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This third volume of this series develops further previous treatment of reasons, normativity, the meaning of moral discourse, and the status of morality. It engages with critics, and shows the way to ... More


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