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The Knowability Paradox

Jonathan L. Kvanvig

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199282593
eISBN:
9780191603587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199282595.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book examines and proposes a solution to the knowability paradox. The paradox derives from the proof that if all truths are knowable, then all truths are known, which was first published by ... More


Aesthetic Creation

Nick Zangwill

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261871
eISBN:
9780191718670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261871.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The first chapter addresses the criteria of adequacy of a theory of art. Chapters 2-5 are constructive — they advance a positive view of the nature of art, explore its consequences, and defend it ... More


Thomas Reid's Theory of Perception

Ryan Nichols

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199276912
eISBN:
9780191707759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276912.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The thesis that the mind cannot directly apprehend features of the physical world — what Thomas Reid calls the Way of Ideas — is a staple of Early Modern philosophical tradition. This commitment to ... More


We Have a Firm Foundation

Andrew Vincent

in The Nature of Political Theory

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199271252
eISBN:
9780191601101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271259.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Explores the generic foundations of political theory in the twentieth century. It sorts and analyses the overarching perceptions of the political theory, at a broad level of generality, during the ... More


Is Inequality a Threat to Democracy?

John Ferejohn

in The Unsustainable American State

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780195392135
eISBN:
9780199852543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392135.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Many believe that the government bears an active role and responsibility on how wealth and income are generated and distributed. With the rapid increase in income inequality in a number of the ... More


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


On the halfinvariants in the theory of observations 78

T. N. Thiele

in Thiele: Pioneer in Statistics

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198509721
eISBN:
9780191709197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509721.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter presents a reprint of part of Hald (2000a), which was read before the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, where Thiele concludes the mathematical theory of his halfinvariants. ... More


Partitions and Catalan Numbers

Thomas Koshy

in Catalan Numbers with Applications

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195334548
eISBN:
9780199868766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334548.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics

This chapter investigates several occurrences of Catalan numbers in the theory of partitioning. Noncrossing partition is explained in detail.


Slaves of the Passions

Mark Schroeder

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199299508
eISBN:
9780191714917
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299508.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Long claimed to be the ‘dominant conception of practical reason’, the Humean theory that reasons for action are instrumental, or explained by desires, is the basis for a range of worries about the ... More


Global Justice: Beyond The Law of Peoples to a Cosmopolitan Law of Persons

Andrew Kuper

in Democracy Beyond Borders: Justice and Representation in Global Institutions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199274901
eISBN:
9780191601552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199274908.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Develops a cosmopolitan theory of global justice, in critical dialogue with John Rawls’s The Law of Peoples. Kuper argues that Rawls has begged some of the central questions of global justice by ... More


Semantical Moves

Jonathan L. Kvanvig

in The Knowability Paradox

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199282593
eISBN:
9780191603587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199282595.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter pursues a strategy for solving the knowability paradox in terms of the general category of the fallacies involved in substituting into intensional contexts. It clarifies and defends the ... More


Thoughts: Papers on Mind, Meaning, and Modality

Stephen Yablo

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199266463
eISBN:
9780191709111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266463.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book presents a collection of twelve essays which together constitute a modern-day examination of Cartesian themes in the metaphysics of mind. The book offers penetrating discussions of such ... More


Foundations Shaken but Not Stirred

Andrew Vincent

in The Nature of Political Theory

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199271252
eISBN:
9780191601101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271259.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Examines the advent of logical positivism, the development of conceptual analysis, ordinary language philosophy, the so‐called death of political theory, the impact of linguistic philosophy and the ... More


Truth as One and Many

Michael P. Lynch

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199218738
eISBN:
9780191711794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218738.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

What is truth? This book defends a new answer to this question. Traditional theories of truth hold that truth has only a single uniform nature. All truths are true in the same way. More recent ... More


Methods of Dynamic Economics

J. R. Hicks

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198772873
eISBN:
9780191596438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198772874.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Capital and Growth by John Hicks was published in 1965 and rapidly established itself as a landmark in economic theory. This book takes earlier work and examines it critically for its ... More


Themes in Marxist Social Theory

Ira Katznelson

in Marxism and the City

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198279242
eISBN:
9780191601910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279248.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The first of the two main sections of this chapter discusses Marx's goal and the elements of a Marxist tradition, and presents the views of various later scholars (David Little, Steven Lukes, Alvin ... More


Capital and Time: A Neo-Austrian Theory

J. R. Hicks

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198772866
eISBN:
9780191596414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198772866.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This book, first published in 1973, takes up an important approach to capital which had gone out of fashion. There has been some recent renewed interest in this approach. The ‘Austrian’ theory of ... More


The Idea of Iambos

Andrea Rotstein

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286270
eISBN:
9780191713330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286270.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study of the genre of Greek iambic poetry, from the perspective provided by ancient testimonies, places research on iambos in the framework of a new methodological approach to ancient genres ... More


 Understanding a Pointless Universe: Steven Weinberg

Steven Weinberg

in Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195310726
eISBN:
9780199785179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Steven Weinberg is a public intellectual and the best-selling author of The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe, Dreams of a Final Theory: The Scientist’s Search for the ... More


Actual Contract Theory: Attractions

Margaret Gilbert

in A Theory of Political Obligation: Membership, Commitment, and the Bonds of Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199274956
eISBN:
9780191603976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199274959.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The best-known theory of political obligation is actual contract theory: a political society is founded on an agreement, and the parties to the agreement — now the members of the society — are ... More


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