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Philosophy

Michael Potter

in Wittgenstein's Notes on Logic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199215836
eISBN:
9780191721243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215836.003.0028
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter begins with a discussion of the metaphysical aspects of the Notes. It argues that although there is rather little in the Notes that can be regarded as straightforwardly metaphysical, ... More


The Divided Self and the Tasks of Philosophy

Daniel Breazeale

in Thinking Through the Wissenschaftslehre: Themes from Fichte's Early Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199233632
eISBN:
9780191763151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233632.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The purely practical/“existential” tasks of the Wissenschaftslehre include: satisfying our innate drive for knowledge; providing knowledge of the human condition; and addressing the problem of man’s ... More


Puzzles and Games

Gwen Bradford

in Achievement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198714026
eISBN:
9780191782473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714026.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers an assortment of puzzles and questions that arise in light of the analysis of achievements. If achievement is intrinsically valuable, does that mean that failure is ... More


Conclusion

William MacAskill, Krister Bykvist, and Toby Ord

in Moral Uncertainty

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198722274
eISBN:
9780191789106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722274.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

We summarize the argument of the book: the case for taking moral uncertainty seriously, and the case for an information-sensitive account: the correct rule for making decisions under moral ... More


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