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Wishful Thinking Among European Parliamentarians

Sören Holmberg

in Political Representation and Legitimacy in the European Union

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296614
eISBN:
9780191600227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296614.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter is the last of six on the question of political representation in the EU. It examines the extent to which European parliamentarians have the correct view of voters’ preferences, and the ... More


Projection and Objectification

Rae Langton

in Sexual Solipsism: Philosophical Essays on Pornography and Objectification

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199247066
eISBN:
9780191594823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247066.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Autonomy-denial and desire-driven projection have been crucial ideas for feminists, a liberal camp focusing on the former, a continental on the latter. Both ideas get labeled ‘objectification’, in ... More


Living with Niebuhr’s Legacy

Richard Crouter

in Reinhold Niebuhr: On Politics, Religion, and Christian Faith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379679
eISBN:
9780199869169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379679.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book’s final chapter inquires into the consequences of living in the light of Niebuhr’s complex teaching. The illusions of naive optimism reign today just as in his lifetime. Niebuhr’s legacy of ... More


Is It “Wishful Thinking”?

Robert J. O'Connell

in William James on the Courage to Believe

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823217274
eISBN:
9780823284962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823217274.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter looks at how William James seemingly provided mankind with neither more nor less than a reckless license for “wishful thinking.” It examines both the grounds that have been offered for ... More


Introduction

Jonathan Ellis and Daniel Guevara

in Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199737666
eISBN:
9780199933372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737666.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

David Hills’s foreword to this volume begins by wondering how it is that professional philosophers of language and mind have come to regard the late Wittgenstein as a kind of philosophical ... More


Projected Love

Rae Langton

in Understanding Love: Philosophy, Film, and Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195384512
eISBN:
9780199350452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384512.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Langton considers the role of projection in love, in fiction and in the literal projection of film, taking Ian McEwan’s The Innocent—the novel and the film based upon it —as a case study. She ... More


The “Chief Objections”

J. L. Schellenberg

in Evolutionary Religion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673766
eISBN:
9780191757129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673766.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science

Turning to a defence of evolutionary religion as this book conceives it, the present chapter seeks to answer a few basic objections that might otherwise distract when, in the book’s next and final ... More


Tempered Expressivism

Mark Schroeder

in Expressing Our Attitudes: Explanation and Expression in Ethics, Volume 2

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198714149
eISBN:
9780191782541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714149.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter introduces a new form of expressivist theory, Tempered Relational Expressivism. The ideas of a tempered expressivist theory and of relational expressivism are introduced, and it is shown ... More


Moral Evasion

Diane Jeske

in The Evil Within: Why We Need Moral Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190685379
eISBN:
9780190685409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685379.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The case studies of Albert Speer, Charles Colcock Jones, and Franz Stangl illustrate ways in which people can engage in moral evasion. Moral evasion comes in many forms, such as self-deception, ... More


One Mind, Heart, and Spirit: Reductionist Traps in Psychosocial Theory

Edward Weisband

in The Macabresque: Human Violation and Hate in Genocide, Mass Atrocity and Enemy-Making

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190677886
eISBN:
9780190677916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677886.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter presents the reductionist traps in applying psychosocial theory to political and social analysis whenever the analytical concept of “mass mind” is applied in the context of political ... More


Practical Knowledge

Kieran Setiya

in Practical Knowledge: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190462925
eISBN:
9780190462949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190462925.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that we know without observation or inference at least some of what we are doing intentionally. Such knowledge is epistemically perplexing, since it does not rest on sufficient ... More


Doxastic Innocence: Phenomenal Conservatism and Grounds of Justification

Robert Audi

in Rational Belief: Structure, Grounds, and Intellectual Virtue

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190221843
eISBN:
9780190221867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190221843.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This chapter clarifies “phenomenal conservativism”—the view that if a proposition seems true to one (in the phenomenal sense of ‘seems’ in which it designates a kind of felt appearance of truth), one ... More


Ought to Is: The Puzzle of Moral Science

John Basl and Christian Coons

in Oxford Studies in Metaethics 12

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198805076
eISBN:
9780191843174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805076.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

While many doubt that purely empirical claims can entail any moral claim, moral premises often appear to have empirical entailments. However, unless the moral premises are treated as stipulated ... More


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