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Theory and Meaning

David Papineau

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245858
eISBN:
9780191680908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245858.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is concerned with those aspects of the theory of meaning for scientific terms that are relevant to questions about the evaluation of scientific theories. The contemporary debate about ... More


Truth and the Expressing in Expressivism

Stephen Barker

in Metaethics after Moore

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199269914
eISBN:
9780191710032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269914.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter proposes a new framework for metaethical expressivism that involves a combination of several elements. First, it claims that evaluative sentences are used to make genuine assertions, and ... More


Freedom and Natural Order

N. M. L. Nathan

in Will and World: A Study in Metaphysics

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239543
eISBN:
9780191679957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239543.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

No incoherence has emerged in the desire for extra possibility freedom. When decisions free in that sense are wanted for the sake of moral responsibility, then the desire has a doubtful internal ... More


Systems, Mind, and Magic

Ariel Glucklich

in The End of Magic

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108798
eISBN:
9780199853434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108798.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Phenomenology and system theory are the foundations of the “magical experience.” They offer a way out of the body/mind impasse. Magic, taken as an experience rather than as a doctrine, is the very ... More


Naturalism

R. M. Hare

in Sorting Out Ethics

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250326
eISBN:
9780191597602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250320.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Naturalism is a species of descriptivism, and is described as the proposal to specify the truth conditions of moral statements without reference to moral words, i.e. without reference to the ... More


Poetry and Language Writing: Objective and Surreal

David Arnold

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311154
eISBN:
9781846313790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313790
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

It has been variously labelled ‘Language Poetry,’ ‘Language Writing’, ‘L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E writing’ (after the magazine that ran from 1978 to 1981) and ‘language-centred writing.’ It has been placed ... More


Ultimate Explanation and Prior Probability

Herman Philipse

in God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Suppose for the sake of argument that theism is a meaningful and coherent theory with predictive power. Then we should wonder how probable it is that theism is true, given the total evidence for and ... More


Psychologism and the Linguistic Turn

Colin McGinn

in Truth by Analysis: Games, Names, and Philosophy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199856145
eISBN:
9780199919567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856145.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that conceptual analysis is not guilty of psychologism. It may have appeared momentarily that it could not avoid that sin, since concepts are psychological entities: So isn't ... More


Against Objectivism

Andrew Lang

in World Trade Law after Neoliberalism: Reimagining the Global Economic Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199592647
eISBN:
9780191731396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592647.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Part II of the book aims to provide a better account than currently exists of the precise role that neoliberal thought has played in the transformation of the General Agreement on Tariffs and ... More


Objectivity and Subjectivity Revisited: Colour as a Psychobiological Property

Gary Hatfield

in Colour Perception: Mind and the physical world

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198505006
eISBN:
9780191686764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198505006.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

This chapter focuses on the notion of colour as a property of the surfaces of objects. It examines the arguments of objectivists who seek to reduce colour to a physical property of object surfaces. ... More


A Musical Migration

Michael Haas

in Forbidden Music: The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300154306
eISBN:
9780300154313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154306.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the so-called musical migration of Jewish composers during World War I. It explains that Austria was considered to be the country with the most music residing in its soul, and ... More


My Life As a Machine: Francis Galton, with Some Reflections on A. R. Wallace

George Levine

in Dying to Know: Scientific Epistemology and Narrative in Victorian England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226475363
eISBN:
9780226475387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226475387.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines Alfred Russel Wallace's My Life and Francis Galton's Memories of My Life. My Life has many of the qualities of Charles Darwin's autobiography. Galton's narrative represents ... More


The Surreal-O-bjectivist Nexus

in Poetry and Language Writing: Objective and Surreal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311154
eISBN:
9781846313790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313790.004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers the possibility of a Surreal-O-bjectivist nexus in relation to debates around the transition from first- to second-wave American literary modernism. It discusses the ... More


Song and Story

James Longenbach

in The Resistance to Poetry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226492490
eISBN:
9780226492513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492513.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter begins with looking at the poems by Charles Bernstein called “Poem” and “Johnny Cake Hollow” to illustrate how a poem that stakes its claim exclusively on sound will only travel so far ... More


The Road to Desire

Joseph Mendola

in Human Interests: or Ethics for Physicalists

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199682829
eISBN:
9780191763007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682829.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues against hedonist and objectivist conceptions of well-being and individual good.


Wherein Lies the Worth of Disinterested Attention?

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Art Rethought: The Social Practices of Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747758
eISBN:
9780191810671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747758.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

To engage a work of the arts disinterestedly is to engage it for the sake of the act itself. That raises the question, what gives to this act a worth that makes it appropriate to perform the act for ... More


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