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From an Ontological Point of View

John Heil

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199259748
eISBN:
9780191597657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259747.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Implicit in much contemporary philosophy is a Picture Theory of language according to which we can ‘read off’ features of the world from features of our ways of talking about the world. Predicates ... More


Indeterminacy

Terence Parsons

in Indeterminate Identity: Metaphysics and Semantics

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250449
eISBN:
9780191681301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250449.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses indeterminacy. Indeterminacy in the world is a genuine option within idealism, realism, or pragmatism. It pertains to states of affairs, such as whether a certain object has or ... More


Introduction

John Heil

in From an Ontological Point of View

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199259748
eISBN:
9780191597657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259747.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Ontology is inescapable: even anti‐realists must be realists about something (minds, language, theories). Contemporary ontology has suffered from allegiance to an implicit Picture Theory of language ... More


Philosophical Analysis

John Heil

in From an Ontological Point of View

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199259748
eISBN:
9780191597657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259747.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Only philosophers beguiled by the Picture Theory could imagine that we are in a position to discover deep truths about the world by analysing language. Absolutists hold that, for stretches of ... More


Truth Making

John Heil

in From an Ontological Point of View

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199259748
eISBN:
9780191597657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259747.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Truths require truth‐makers; but what is it to be ‘made true’? One possibility: truth‐makers entail truths. I reject this account, arguing that entailment is a relation holding among representations, ... More


Mental Causation: Ontology and Patterns of Variation

Paul Noordhof

in Mental Causation and Ontology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199603770
eISBN:
9780191747670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603770.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

The paper uses two overreactions to Kim’s challenge to the efficacy of mental properties, if non-reductive physicalism is true, to motivate an alternative. According to the first, property causation ... More


Propositions

Ulrich Meyer

in The Nature of Time

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199599332
eISBN:
9780191760648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599332.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter argues that, contrary to popular belief, modal accounts of time are not committed to the existence of temporal propositions or tensed facts. The question of what propositions there are ... More


Truth-Making and the Nature of Truth

Douglas Edwards

in The Metaphysics of Truth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198758693
eISBN:
9780191818615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758693.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

Chapter 9 claimed that a way to preserve ideas about truth-making is to think of truth differently for different sorts of claims. However, what, exactly is the connection between theories of truth ... More


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