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DignityA History

Dignity: A History

Remy Debes (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199385997
eISBN:
9780199386024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385997.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The concept of dignity typically brings to mind an idea of moral status that supposedly belongs to all humans equally, and which serves as the basis of human rights. But this moralized meaning of ... More

EmbodimentA History

Embodiment: A History

Justin E.H. Smith (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190490447
eISBN:
9780190490478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190490447.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Embodiment—defined as having, being in, or being associated with a body—is a feature of the existence of many entities, perhaps even of all entities. Why entities should find themselves in this ... More

Exploring Inductive RiskCase Studies of Values in Science

Exploring Inductive Risk: Case Studies of Values in Science

Kevin C. Elliott and Ted Richards (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190467715
eISBN:
9780190467753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467715.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

According to the argument from inductive risk, scientists have responsibilities to consider the consequences of error when they set evidential standards for making decisions such as accepting or ... More

Fuzzy Logic and MathematicsA Historical Perspective

Fuzzy Logic and Mathematics: A Historical Perspective

Radim Belohlavek, Joseph W. Dauben, and George J. Klir

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190200015
eISBN:
9780190200039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190200015.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, General

The term “fuzzy logic” (FL) is a generic one, which stands for a broad variety of logical systems. Their common ground is the rejection of the most fundamental principle of classical logic—the ... More

Hegel's Political PhilosophyOn the Normative Significance of Method and System

Hegel's Political Philosophy: On the Normative Significance of Method and System

Thom Brooks and Sebastian Stein (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198778165
eISBN:
9780191823619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778165.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Hegel famously argues that his speculative method is a foundation for claims about socio-political reality within a wider philosophical system. This systematic approach is thought a superior ... More

Japanese Environmental Philosophy

Japanese Environmental Philosophy

J. Baird Callicott and James McRae (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190456320
eISBN:
9780190456351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456320.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Comparative environmental philosophy is valuable in many ways. Perhaps it is most valuable because it reveals some of the foundational assumptions that run so deep in the poles of comparison that ... More

Making Things Up

Making Things Up

Karen Bennett

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199682683
eISBN:
9780191839634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199682683.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

We frequently speak of certain things or phenomena being built out of or based in others. This soda can is made of molecules, which are in turn made of atoms, which are in turn made of subatomic ... More

Minds Without FearPhilosophy in the Indian Renaissance

Minds Without Fear: Philosophy in the Indian Renaissance

Nalini Bhushan and Jay L. Garfield

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190457594
eISBN:
9780190457617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190457594.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

This is an intellectual and cultural history of India during the period of British occupation. It demonstrates that this was a period of renaissance in India in which philosophy—both in the public ... More

A Mirror Is for ReflectionUnderstanding Buddhist Ethics

A Mirror Is for Reflection: Understanding Buddhist Ethics

Jake H. Davis (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190499778
eISBN:
9780190499792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499778.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This volume offers a snapshot of the present state of academic investigation into the nature of Buddhist ethics. Over the past decade many scholars have come to think that the project of fitting ... More

The Nature of Desire

The Nature of Desire

Julien A. Deonna and Federico Lauria (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199370962
eISBN:
9780199370986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370962.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

Desire plays a pivotal role in our lives. Yet in recent times, it has not been a central topic in the philosophy of mind. The aim of this book is to redress this imbalance. What are desires? ... More

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