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The Necessity of Origin

Penelope Mackie

in How Things Might Have Been: Individuals, Kinds, and Essential Properties

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199272204
eISBN:
9780191604034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272204.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that the intuitive appeal of Kripke’s necessity of origin thesis can be explained by seeing the thesis as the consequence of a temporally asymmetrical ‘branching model’ of de re ... More


Parental Duties and Virtues

Stephen Wilkinson

in Choosing Tomorrow's Children: The Ethics of Selective Reproduction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199273966
eISBN:
9780191706585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273966.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter considers arguments that criticise selective reproduction by suggesting that it is incompatible with certain parental duties and virtues. It starts by looking at the idea that parents ... More


Oxford Studies in Metaphysics volume 7

Karen Bennett and Dean W. Zimmerman (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659081
eISBN:
9780191745201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659081.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Oxford Studies in Metaphysics is dedicated to the timely publication of new work in metaphysics, broadly construed. These volumes provide a forum for the best new work in this flourishing field. They ... More


Raising a Child

Norvin Richards

in The Ethics of Parenthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731749
eISBN:
9780199866311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731749.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What is required by the parental obligation to raise our children? The answer must balance claims that the larger society has in the matter, claims that the child has while still a child, claims that ... More


Truthmaking for Presentists 1

Ross P. Cameron

in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics: volume 6

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199603039
eISBN:
9780191725418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603039.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This chapter aims to reconcile presentism with truthmaker theory. It begins by motivating the reconciliation. Section 2 asks what is wrong with the Lucretian strategy of grounding ‘there were ... More


The Real Truth about the Unreal Future *

Rachael Briggs and Graeme A. Forbes

in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics volume 7

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659081
eISBN:
9780191745201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659081.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Growing-Block theorists hold that past and present things are real, while future things do not yet exist. This generates a puzzle: how can Growing-Block theorists explain the fact that some sentences ... More


The Limits of Reproductive Choice and Distributive Justice

Anja J. Karnein

in A Theory of Unborn Life: From Abortion to Genetic Manipulation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199782475
eISBN:
9780199933297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782475.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This Chapter explores the liberal eugenic approaches of John A. Robertson, Ronald Dworkin and the authors of From Chance to Choice. Genetic and Justice (2000), Allen Buchanan, Dan W. Brock, Norman ... More


Theory and Consequences

Roger White, Guy Engelen, and Inge Uljee

in Modeling Cities and Regions As Complex Systems: From Theory to Planning Applications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029568
eISBN:
9780262331371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029568.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Cities are systems maintained far from thermodynamic equilibrium by a constant inflow of energy and an outflow of entropy in the form of waste and pollution. Such systems exhibit complex, not ... More


Issues of Calibration, Validation, and Methodology

Roger White, Guy Engelen, and Inge Uljee

in Modeling Cities and Regions As Complex Systems: From Theory to Planning Applications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029568
eISBN:
9780262331371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029568.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Models of far from equilibrium thermodynamic systems such as cities, unlike those of classical systems, pose not only practical difficulties of calibration and validation, but also fundamental ... More


The Open Future

Ross P. Cameron

in The Moving Spotlight: An Essay on Time and Ontology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198713296
eISBN:
9780191781728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713296.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A natural thought about time is that there is an asymmetry between the past and the future: how things were is fixed and settled, but how things will be is open, yet to be determined. The growing ... More


Moving Through Time, and the Open Future

Simon Prosser

in Experiencing Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198748946
eISBN:
9780191811579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748946.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses two further sources of the illusion that time passes. Firstly it discusses the sense of temporal ‘motion’. It is suggested that this comes about because, when we think of past ... More


Talking about the future: Unsettled truth and assertion

Isidora Stojanovic

in Future Times, Future Tenses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199679157
eISBN:
9780191758294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679157.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

Philosophers have long been concerned with the issue of whether or not the notions of truth and falsity apply to future contingents, that is, to statements that express future events that have not ... More


Growing Blocks and Branching Times

Bradford Skow

in Objective Becoming

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198713272
eISBN:
9780191781674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713272.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The growing block theory of time, and the branching time theory of time, are introduced. It is claimed that the only reason to prefer them to the moving spotlight theory is that their treatment of ... More


The Open Future

J. T. Ismael

in How Physics Makes Us Free

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190269449
eISBN:
9780190269470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269449.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter is about the physics that underwrites asymmetries in our practical relationship to the past and future. It discusses the physical reasons that our actions make a difference to the future ... More


What do new neuroscience discoveries in children mean for their open future?

Cheryl D. Lew

in Neuroethics: Anticipating the future

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198786832
eISBN:
9780191839894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786832.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

Over the last decade, the number of neuroimaging and other neuroscience studies on the developing brain from fetal life through adolescence has increased exponentially. Children are viewed as ... More


The Moving Spotlight: An Essay on Time and Ontology

Ross P. Cameron

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198713296
eISBN:
9780191781728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713296.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book argues that the best version of the A-Theory is a version of the Moving Spotlight view. Past and future beings are real, but there is nonetheless an objectively privileged present. It is ... More


The Content of Parental Rights

Joseph Millum

in Moral Parenthood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190695439
eISBN:
9780190695460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695439.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter develops an account of the content of parental rights—that is, what they are rights to do and against whom they are held. It distinguishes between fundamental parental rights, which are ... More


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