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Truthmakers: The Contemporary Debate

Helen Beebee and Julian Dodd (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199283569
eISBN:
9780191712708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283569.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

Many contemporary metaphysicians and philosophers of language commit themselves to some version or other of the truthmaker principle: the thesis that truths must be made true by something. Such ... More


Boethius's Project: The Logical Translations and Commentaries

John Marenbon

in Boethius

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134070
eISBN:
9780199868094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134079.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Examines Boethius's translations of logical texts by Aristotle and Porphyry, and his commentaries on them. It sets out Boethius's interpretation of the Aristotelian Categories, his response to the ... More


Theories of Character

Michael J. Loux

in Being, Freedom, and Method: Themes from the Philosophy of Peter van Inwagen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198715702
eISBN:
9780191783401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715702.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

The standard vocabulary employed in characterizing debates over what is called the problem of universals fails to do justice to the range of theoretical options in play in those debates. For this ... More


Objects, Properties, and the Problem of Universals

Thomas Hofweber

in Ontology and the Ambitions of Metaphysics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769835
eISBN:
9780191822650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769835.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Ontological and explanatory versions of the problem of universals, as well as minimalist and substantial approaches to the theory of properties, are distinguished. This chapter argues that ... More


The Logic of Dead Humans: Abelard and the Transformation of the Porphyrian Tree

Margaret Cameron

in Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy, Volume 3

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198743798
eISBN:
9780191821011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743798.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Interest in philosophical anthropology in the early twelfth century was limited to the logical question of how to think and speak about dead humans. This question was prompted by the logic of living ... More


Ultimate Specific Differences

Andrew LaZella

in The Singular Voice of Being: John Duns Scotus and Ultimate Difference

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284573
eISBN:
9780823286294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284573.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 5 turns to ultimate specific differences and explains what makes a specific difference ultimate, a characterization that Scotus reserves for only some, but not all, of them. The first section ... More


Ontology and the Ambitions of Metaphysics

Thomas Hofweber

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769835
eISBN:
9780191822650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769835.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Many significant problems in metaphysics are tied to ontological questions, but ontology and its relation to larger questions in metaphysics give rise to a series of puzzles that suggest that we ... More


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