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The Metaphysics of Hyperspace

Hud Hudson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199282579
eISBN:
9780191712463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282579.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This collection of chapters on metaphysics and philosophy of religion is organized around the theme of hyperspace. The book contains critical discussions and evaluations of some non-theistic reasons ... More


Objects, Names, Facts, and Propositions

Denis McManus

in The Enchantment of Words: Wittgenstein's “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus”

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288021
eISBN:
9780191713446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288021.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents some of the crucial proposals that the Tractatus offers concerning the nature of objects, facts, propositions, names, and what he calls ‘the internal relation of depicting that ... More


Objects Revisited

Denis McManus

in The Enchantment of Words: Wittgenstein's “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus”

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288021
eISBN:
9780191713446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288021.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter returns to Wittgenstein’s proposals about ‘objects’ in order to reveal how they can also be seen as reflecting our failure to ascribe sense to the notion of the thinker ‘coming to’ or ... More


Facts

David Bostock

in Russell's Logical Atomism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651443
eISBN:
9780191741197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651443.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Russell advocates a logically perfect language. Its names will be names for simple particulars, and its predicates will signify simple universals. It is not immediately clear what he means by ... More


Introduction

Hud Hudson

in The Metaphysics of Hyperspace

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199282579
eISBN:
9780191712463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282579.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This introductory chapter contains a number of stage-setting discussions, offering an analysis of the term ‘material object’. It also introduces the book's background metaphysics by identifying and ... More


Receptacles: Hosts and Guests

Hud Hudson

in The Metaphysics of Hyperspace

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199282579
eISBN:
9780191712463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282579.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A receptacle is a region of space possibly exactly occupied by a material object. This chapter defends the Liberal View of Receptacles, according to which absolutely every region is a receptacle, ... More


Extended Simples and Diachoric Identity

Hud Hudson

in The Metaphysics of Hyperspace

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199282579
eISBN:
9780191712463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282579.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A substantivalist dualist who believes in spacetime and material objects is committed to a relation of occupation or location. This chapter explores different candidate descriptions of this relation ... More


Laws of Motion

Emily R. Grosholz

in Cartesian Method and the Problem of Reduction

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242505
eISBN:
9780191680502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242505.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter reviews Descartes's laws of motion. It examines the consequences of the evanescent, unstable unity of Descartes's physical simples in the ... More


The Actual Parts Doctrine and the Argument from Composition

Thomas Holden

in The Architecture of Matter: Galileo to Kant

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199263264
eISBN:
9780191601743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263264.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

According to the actual parts doctrine, material bodies are structured aggregates or composites, compounds built out of the parts into which they can be divided. For various early moderns (including ... More


Subject and Object

David G. Stern

in Wittgenstein on Mind and Language

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195080001
eISBN:
9780199786145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195080009.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter argues that the ontology of the Tractatus is best understood as the consequence of Wittgenstein’s conception of logic and representation in general, and the postulate of the determinacy ... More


Metametaphysics

Theodore Sider

in Writing the Book of the World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199697908
eISBN:
9780191732096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697908.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Metaphysical deflationism ‐ one way of construing inchoate antimetaphysical sentiment ‐ claims that various metaphysical questions are nonsubstantive, in the sense of having different answers ... More


Magic and Medicine

Jean Bottéro

in Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613878
eISBN:
9780748653584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613878.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Ancient Mesopotamia has left an astonishing example of the paradox in the form of its medicine – its organised battle against physical evil, illness. These people had, in fact, constructed two ... More


Atoms

Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra

in Leibniz’s Principle of Identity of Indiscernibles

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198712664
eISBN:
9780191781018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712664.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Leibniz gave three arguments against atoms based on the Identity of Indiscernibles, and these are studied in Chapter 11. The most interesting of these arguments and the strongest of them is one in ... More


Focusing in on (Some of) the Real

Jody Azzouni

in Ontology Without Borders

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190622558
eISBN:
9780190622589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190622558.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The ways that we project objects—specifically their contours—for different purposes, scientific and otherwise, are described. Scientific domains are contoured the way they are because of specific ... More


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