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Order in Multiplicity: Homonymy in the Philosophy of Aristotle

Christopher Shields

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253074
eISBN:
9780191598401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253072.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Aristotle regularly identifies philosophical and scientific concepts as homonymous; indeed, his preoccupation with homonymy influences his approach to many subjects and clearly structures his ... More


The Role Of Analytic Philosophy In Stoic Cognitive Therapy

Richard Sorabji

in Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The Stoics invented cognitive therapy, in which: I attack my judgement that the situation is bad — e.g., by recalling that I am not the only one, or that things are only unexpected not bad, or by ... More


Plato’s Theaetetus

David Bostock

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239307
eISBN:
9780191679889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239307.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In the Theaetetus, Plato looks afresh at a problem to which, he now realizes, he had earlier given an inadequate answer: the problem of the nature of knowledge. What Plato has to say on this question ... More


Some Reflections on Hart and Honoré, Causation in the Law 1

Judith Jarvis Thomson

in The Legacy of H.L.A. Hart: Legal, Political, and Moral Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199542895
eISBN:
9780191720130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542895.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter maintains that there is no satisfactory analysis of causation in non-causal terms in the huge philosophical literature on the topic. It concludes that, although no such analysis is ... More


Harvard and Oxford, 1946–1975

Bruce Kuklick

in A History of Philosophy in America: 1720-2000

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199260164
eISBN:
9780191597893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260168.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

From the end of World War II until the 1970s, professional philosophy was dominated by a form of speculation called ‘analytic philosophy’. This school of thought brought together the philosophical ... More


Philosophical Foundations of European Union Law

Julie Dickson and Pavlos Eleftheriadis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199588770
eISBN:
9780191741029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588770.001.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Philosophy of Law

The supranational law of the European Union represents a uniquely powerful, far-reaching, and controversial instance of the growth of international legal governance, one that has forever altered the ... More


What Are We Talking About?: The Semantics and Politics of Social Kinds

Sally Haslanger

in Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892631
eISBN:
9780199980055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892631.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Theorists “analyzing” the concepts of race and gender disagree over whether the terms refer to natural kinds, social kinds, or nothing at all. The question arises what we mean by the terms, and it is ... More


On What There Isn’t (But Might Have Been)

Robert Stalnaker

in Mere Possibilities: Metaphysical Foundations of Modal Semantics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147123
eISBN:
9781400842292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147123.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter begins with some preliminary methodological remarks—about the aim and value of reduction in philosophical analysis, about thinking of the evaluation of philosophical theses in terms of ... More


Core‐Dependent Homonymy

Christopher Shields

in Order in Multiplicity: Homonymy in the Philosophy of Aristotle

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253074
eISBN:
9780191598401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253072.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The last chapter of Part I is an examination of the general framework of core‐dependent homonymy, Aristotle's most striking use of homonymy for philosophical purposes. If Aristotle can establish both ... More


What Do We Want Law to Be? Philosophical Analysis and the Concept of Law *

Natalie Stoljar

in Philosophical Foundations of the Nature of Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199675517
eISBN:
9780191757280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675517.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses the conceptual analysis of law. It is organized as follows. Section II identifies three possible strategies of conceptual analysis for concepts that refer to social kinds. ... More


Law in the Perspective of Philosophy: Causation in the Law, The Concept of Law

Nicola Lacey

in A Life of H.L.A. Hart: The Nightmare and the Noble Dream

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199202775
eISBN:
9780191705953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202775.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on the publication of Causation in the Law and The Concept of Law. Causation in the Law represents a thoroughgoing application of the linguistic philosophical analysis to law. It ... More


Forgiveness and Moral Reckoning

Howard Wettstein

in The Significance of Religious Experience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199841363
eISBN:
9780199950003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841363.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter provides a critical review of Charles Griswold’s book, Forgiveness. Griswold tries to provide a classical philosophical analysis of the concept: necessary and sufficient conditions. His ... More


Naturalism and Intuitions

Hilary Kornblith

in A Naturalistic Epistemology: Selected Papers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198712459
eISBN:
9780191780783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712459.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines an issue in philosophical methodology: the relationship between methodological naturalism and the standard practice within philosophy of constructing theories on the basis of ... More


Oxford Studies in Epistemology Volume 4

Tamar Szabó Gendler and John Hawthorne (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199672707
eISBN:
9780191751905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672707.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Oxford Studies in Epistemology is a biennial journal offering a regular snapshot of state-of-the-art work in this important field. Under the guidance of a distinguished editorial board ... More


The Old Rhetoric

Anthony Ossa-Richardson

in A History of Ambiguity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691167954
eISBN:
9780691188775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167954.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the Old Rhetoric, sketching the long persistence in the West—from Aristotle to the early twentieth century—of a ‘single meaning model’ of language, one that takes ambiguity for ... More


Rethinking the Structure of Evolutionary Theory for an Extended Synthesis

Alan C. Love

in Evolution—the Extended Synthesis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262513678
eISBN:
9780262315142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262513678.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter describes the theoretical implications of Extended Synthesis and addresses the methodological options available for determining aspects of theoretical structure. It uses a “bottom-up” ... More


Why Plato Lost Interest in the Socratic Method

Gareth Matthews

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 54

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825128
eISBN:
9780191864681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825128.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Socratic elenchus is a method of philosophical analysis which Plato largely dropped in his middle and later writings, with two exceptions, Republic 1 and the Theaetetus. But it is a mistake to ... More


Truth and Truth Bearers: Meaning in Context, Volume II

Mark Richard

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198747765
eISBN:
9780191811531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747765.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book contains nine chapters originally published between 1980 and 2014 plus four new chapters and an introduction putting the chapters in context. Each chapter is an attempt, in one way or ... More


The Vernacular Concept of Innateness

Paul Griffiths, Edouard Machery, and Stefan Linquist

in Experimental Philosophy: Volume 2

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199927418
eISBN:
9780190267698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199927418.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

There have been several philosophical analyses of the concept of innateness which lead to an assumption that there is a single, consistent notion of innateness apart from its usage in the cognitive ... More


The A-project and the B-project

Mark Richard

in Conceptual Engineering and Conceptual Ethics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198801856
eISBN:
9780191840418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801856.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Ameliorative philosophical analysis elucidates a concept by looking at the purposes it has for its users. It evaluates them, and gives an analysis on the basis of the purposes the analyst thinks ... More


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