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Conclusion

Anandi Hattiangadi

in Oughts and Thoughts: Scepticism and the Normativity of Meaning

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199219025
eISBN:
9780191711879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219025.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This concluding chapter synthesizes the arguments presented in the preceding chapters. It is argued that although we may not yet have an adequate theory of representation, we have no reason to ... More


Sextus Empiricus and Pyrrhonean Scepticism

Alan Bailey

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238522
eISBN:
9780191679667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238522.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book offers an exposition and defence of the philosophy of Sextus Empiricus, one of the most influential of ancient thinkers, the father of philosophical scepticism. The subsequent sceptical ... More


Is Meaning Normative?

Anandi Hattiangadi

in Oughts and Thoughts: Scepticism and the Normativity of Meaning

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199219025
eISBN:
9780191711879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219025.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter argues that the sceptic goes wrong in assuming that meaning is normative. By considering and rejecting all of the most compelling reasons one might have for believing Normativity, it is ... More


The Loss of the Real

John Gibson

in Fiction and the Weave of Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199299522
eISBN:
9780191714900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299522.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter sets up the challenge of offering a reconciliation between the two intuitions about the nature and value of literary artwork. It introduces the sceptic, himself a fiction but a fiction ... More


Literature and the Sense of the World

John Gibson

in Fiction and the Weave of Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199299522
eISBN:
9780191714900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299522.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The chapter begins the defence of humanism against the sceptic's challenge. It explores the linguistic and semantic considerations that make humanism seem so implausible. The sceptic's arguments make ... More


Beyond Truth and Triviality

John Gibson

in Fiction and the Weave of Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199299522
eISBN:
9780191714900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299522.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The question of the cognitive value of literature is the central challenge in the development of a serviceable model of humanism, and it is also the most difficult to answer. The sceptic has powerful ... More


The Problem of Induction

John Foster

in The Divine Lawmaker: Lectures on Induction, Laws of Nature, and the Existence of God

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199250592
eISBN:
9780191600913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250596.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Induction is that form of inference by which we move from the premise that the world has been regular in a certain respect in the cases we have so far examined to the conclusion that it will continue ... More


Concluding Un-Quinean Postscript

Robert Hanna

in Kant and the Foundations of Analytic Philosophy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272044
eISBN:
9780191699573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272044.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

In the context of the book's discussion of Immanuel Kant's unargued assumption that pure mathematics is a priori, it forestalled fully answering a certain radical sceptic by making an appeal to the ... More


The Virtues Benefit Their Possessor

Rosalind Hursthouse

in On Virtue Ethics

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247998
eISBN:
9780191597756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247994.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Some familiar objections to the very idea that the virtues benefit their possessor can be quickly cleared away. When we consider the claim in the context of bringing up our own children or reflexion ... More


The rational analysis of mind: a dialogue

Mike Oaksford and Nick Chater

in Bayesian Rationality: The probabilistic approach to human reasoning

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198524496
eISBN:
9780191584923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524496.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book seeks to convince the reader that the project of developing a rational analysis of human reasoning based on probability theory has been fruitful, and that it has considerable promise in the ... More


‘Deus sive Natura’: Must Natural Lawyers Choose?

J. L. A. Garcia

in Natural Law, Liberalism, and Morality: Contemporary Essays

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199243006
eISBN:
9780191697203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243006.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses a few areas where the God of Jews and Christians helps people to make sense of what can be taken to be some important features of their moral life. The chapter concludes with ... More


A summary of the argument

Galen Strawson

in The Secret Connexion: Causation, Realism, and David Hume: Revised Edition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199605842
eISBN:
9780191774447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605842.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

According to the standard view of Hume’s argument, he moves (roughly speaking) from the epistemological claim that (1) all we can ever know of causation, in the world, is regular succession, to the ... More


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