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An Ontology of Constitutive Relations

John Ryder

in The Things in Heaven and Earth: An Essay in Pragmatic Naturalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823244683
eISBN:
9780823252770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244683.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Chapter 3 develops the details of a relational ontology, following Justus Buchler's conception of ordinality. In a word, all entities of whatever kind are complexes constituted by their relations; ... More


The Things in Heaven and Earth: An Essay in Pragmatic Naturalism

John Ryder

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823244683
eISBN:
9780823252770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244683.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

The book makes a case for the conceptual plausibility and applied usefulness of pragmatic naturalism. Specifically, it draws on the too often neglected traditions of American naturalism and ... More


Multiculturalism and Caring Ethics

Sarah Scuzzarello

in On Behalf of Others: The Psychology of Care in a Global World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385557
eISBN:
9780199864669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385557.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

The chapter provides an attempt to establish a dialogue between critical multiculturalism and an ethics of care. Through the prism of ethics of care, the chapter addresses some basic problems with ... More


Epilogue: A Relational Ontology of the Political

Dimitris Vardoulakis

in Sovereignty and Its Other: Toward the Dejustification of Violence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251353
eISBN:
9780823252893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251353.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The final chapter argues that the most crucial political question is the relation between sovereignty and democracy. This questions allows for the development of a relational ontology according to ... More


The Adventures of a Sex

Luciana Parisi

in Deleuze and Queer Theory

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634040
eISBN:
9780748652563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634040.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that notions of relational ontologies developed in the context of posthuman theories of performativity are not abstract enough to engage with the experiential adventures of a ... More


A One Category Ontology

L. A. Paul

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/9780198715702.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter defends a one category ontology: an ontology that denies that we need more than one fundamental category to support the ontological structure of the world. One category ontologies are ... More


Properties as Parts of Ordinary Objects

Eric T. Olson

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/9780198715702.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

The so-called constituent ontology says that the properties of a concrete particular are constituents of it: parts, or something like parts. This is supposed to account for the character of ... More


Making Sense of World Making: Creativity and Objectivity in Nature

John Ryder

in The Things in Heaven and Earth: An Essay in Pragmatic Naturalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823244683
eISBN:
9780823252770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244683.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Chapter 5 concerns the constructivist side of a relational ontology, which allows for both objectivity and creative construction in the constitution of nature and natural entities. Thus those who ... 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


Concrete Particular Objects

Kathrin Koslicki

in Form, Matter, Substance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198823803
eISBN:
9780191862588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823803.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter reviews existing approaches to the metaphysics of concrete particular objects and positions the doctrine of hylomorphism with respect to competing accounts. The literature is divided ... More


The Earth Ethic: A Critical Account of Its Anthropocentric Foundations— Responsibility to Future Generations and for Global Human Civilization

J. Baird Callicott

in Thinking Like a Planet: The Land Ethic and the Earth Ethic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199324880
eISBN:
9780199347285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324880.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

The demise of Rational Individualism in the face of global climate change necessitates an overhaul of moral philosophy, beginning with ontology. The ontology of Rational Individualism is monadic or ... More


Reconciling Pragmatism and Naturalism

John Ryder

in The Things in Heaven and Earth: An Essay in Pragmatic Naturalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823244683
eISBN:
9780823252770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244683.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Chapter 1 develops the coordination of pragmatism and naturalism. The first task is to clarify the conceptions of pragmatism and naturalism at work. The analysis relies more on classical pragmatism ... More


International Law-making and Metaphysical Foundations of Universality: Retrieving an Alternative Metaphysics

Elena Paris

in International Law and Religion: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198805878
eISBN:
9780191843778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805878.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This chapter investigates the oppressive operation of the universal in international law and suggests that we might look for the origin of a foundational type of thinking, noticeable both in ... More


Materializing the Immaterial: Relational Movements in a Perfume’s Becoming

Nada Endrissat and Claus Noppeney

in How Matter Matters: Objects, Artifacts, and Materiality in Organization Studies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199671533
eISBN:
9780191751189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671533.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

In artistic perfumery, new perfumes are not based on last year’s top sellers, but on original, often unconventional ideas such as making a perfume that smells like melancholy. While this can sound ... More


International Relations and Foreign Policy

John Ryder

in The Things in Heaven and Earth: An Essay in Pragmatic Naturalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823244683
eISBN:
9780823252770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244683.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Chapter 10 applies pragmatic naturalism and its conception of thick democracy to international relations theory and foreign policy. Standard international relations theories assume a basically ... More


Absolute Creation

William Lane Craig

in God Over All: Divine Aseity and the Challenge of Platonism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198786887
eISBN:
9780191829024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786887.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The view that God has created abstract objects is considered, with special attention to the modified Platonism of Christopher Menzel and Thomas Morris and the Aristotelianism of Hugh McCann. Two ... More


Divine–Human (Dis-)Similarity: Freedom, Sin, and Relational Ontology in Reformation Theology

Claudia Welz

in Humanity in God’s Image: An Interdisciplinary Exploration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198784982
eISBN:
9780191827198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784982.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 4 deals with questions concerning the ambiguity of human freedom, which can enslave itself. Does the sinner, who has turned away from God, still resemble God? In readings of Luther and ... More


A Processual Perspective on Cancer

Marta Bertolaso and John Dupré

in Everything Flows: Towards a Processual Philosophy of Biology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198779636
eISBN:
9780191824685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779636.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter attempts to illuminate the dynamic stability of the organism and the robustness of its developmental pathway by considering the biology of cancer. Healthy development and stable ... More


The Demo cratic Challenge

John Ryder

in The Things in Heaven and Earth: An Essay in Pragmatic Naturalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823244683
eISBN:
9780823252770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244683.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Chapter 8 applies a relational ontology to political philosophy, specifically democratic theory. The source is John Dewey's understanding of democracy as a way of life. After explicating the general ... More


No Word

Enrique Salmón

in Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226444666
eISBN:
9780226444970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

There is no word for the concept wild in the Rarámuri language, a culture indigenous to Chihuahua, Mexico, where there is a strong link between cultural diversity and biodiversity and where land ... More


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