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Meta-theoretical-evaluative motivations

KEITH CULVER and MICHAEL GIUDICE

in Legality's Borders: An Essay in General Jurisprudence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195370751
eISBN:
9780199775903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370751.003.003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter returns to the method and purpose of analytical jurisprudence. It discusses the way analytical legal theorists have attempted to identify what they claim are necessary features of an ... More


Empiricism and Scientific Methodology

Bas C. van Fraassen

in The Scientific Image

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198244271
eISBN:
9780191597473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198244274.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Scientific theories do much more than answer empirical questions. This can be understood along empiricist lines only if those other aspects are instrumental for the pursuit of empirical strength and ... More


The Pragmatics of Explanation 1

Bas C. van Fraassen

in The Scientific Image

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198244271
eISBN:
9780191597473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198244274.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Explanatory power is a complex theoretical virtue, not reducible to empirical strength or adequacy, which includes other virtues as its own preconditions. Since this virtue provides one of the main ... More


Conclusion

Alan H. Goldman

in Reasons from Within: Desires and Values

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199576906
eISBN:
9780191722288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576906.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter briefly summarizes arguments and conclusions from previous chapters. Externalism faces unanswerable questions about how our concerns connect to objective values, how we know about such ... More


Virtues in Scientific Practice*

Dana Tulodziecki

in Science, Technology, and Virtues: Contemporary Perspectives

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780190081713
eISBN:
9780190081744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190081713.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter relocates the debate about the theoretical virtues to the empirical level and argues that the question of whether the virtues (and what virtues, if any) have epistemic import is best ... More


Modal Ignorance and the Limits of Philosophy

Edouard Machery

in Philosophy Within Its Proper Bounds

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198807520
eISBN:
9780191845444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807520.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 6 examines the implications of Unreliability, Dogmatism, and Parochialism for modally immodest philosophizing (that is, philosophizing that requires knowledge of metaphysical necessities): ... More


Problems of Evil

Graham Oppy

in The Problem of Evil: Eight Views in Dialogue

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198821625
eISBN:
9780191860904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821625.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter begins with a discussion of the nature and diversity of worldviews, and the proper ways to go about comparing and evaluating worldviews. Three stages of worldview assessment are ... More


Against Idealism

Graham Oppy

in Idealism: New Essays in Metaphysics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198746973
eISBN:
9780191863622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746973.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that naturalism is more theoretically virtuous than idealism. It begins by explaining how the author understands naturalism and idealism. It then explains the method used for ... More


The Facts of the Matter

Jared Warren

in Shadows of Syntax: Revitalizing Logical and Mathematical Conventionalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190086152
eISBN:
9780190086183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190086152.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter concerns the status of the conventionalist theory developed, argued for, and defended throughout the book. It begins by discussing the views that historical conventionalists had about ... More


PIT’s Status as a Theory of Intentionality

Angela Mendelovici

in The Phenomenal Basis of Intentionality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190863807
eISBN:
9780190863838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863807.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter considers several objections that aim to challenge PIT's status as a theory of intentionality, including the objections that PIT should not be considered a theory of intentionality in ... More


Scientific Realism without the Wave Function

Valia Allori

in Scientific Realism and the Quantum

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198814979
eISBN:
9780191852817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814979.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Scientific realism assumes that our best scientific theories can be regarded as (approximately) true. Quantum mechanics has long been regarded as at odds with scientific realism. It is now known that ... More


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