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The Worlds of PossibilityModal Realism and the Semantics of Modal Logic

The Worlds of Possibility: Modal Realism and the Semantics of Modal Logic

Charles S. Chihara

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246557
eISBN:
9780191697609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246557.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book gives a critical exposition of modal realism, the philosophical doctrine that there exist many possible worlds of which the actual world — the universe in which we live — is just one. The ... More

The Worldview of PersonalismOrigins and Early Development

The Worldview of Personalism: Origins and Early Development

Jan Olof Bengtsson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199297191
eISBN:
9780191711374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297191.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The book challenges the current view that personalism is primarily an early 20th-century phenomenon. The established definitions of personalism, mainly in terms of the American school of B. P. Bowne, ... More

Worst Case BioethicsDeath, Disaster, and Public Health

Worst Case Bioethics: Death, Disaster, and Public Health

George J. Annas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195391732
eISBN:
9780190267650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391732.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book explores the current debates on global medical issues including national health care, experimental cancer drugs, quality of medicine and patient safety, preparation for a global flu ... More

Writing the Book of the World

Writing the Book of the World

Theodore Sider

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199697908
eISBN:
9780191732096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697908.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In order to perfectly describe the world, it is not enough to speak truly. One must also use the right concepts ‐ including the right logical concepts. One must use concepts that ``carve at the ... More

The Wrong of InjusticeDehumanization and its Role in Feminist Philosophy

The Wrong of Injustice: Dehumanization and its Role in Feminist Philosophy

Mari Mikkola

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190601072
eISBN:
9780190601119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190601072.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The book examines contemporary structural social injustices from a distinctly feminist perspective. It asks: what makes social group based oppression, discrimination, and domination wrongful? And ... More

The Yablo ParadoxAn Essay on Circularity

The Yablo Paradox: An Essay on Circularity

Roy T Cook

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199669608
eISBN:
9780191760600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669608.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book examines the Yablo paradox—a paradoxical, infinite sequence of sentences, each of which entails the falsity of all others later than it in the sequence—with special attention paid to the ... More

The Young SpinozaA Metaphysician in the Making

The Young Spinoza: A Metaphysician in the Making

Yitzhak Y. Melamed (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199971657
eISBN:
9780199346127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199971657.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This volume attempts to trace the philosophical development of one of the greatest philosophers of all times. It is the first attempt of its kind in English and its timely appearance coincides with ... More

Zombies and Consciousness

Zombies and Consciousness

Robert Kirk

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199285488
eISBN:
9780191603150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285489.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

By definition, zombies would be behaviourally and physically just like us, but not conscious. If a zombie world is possible, then physicalism is false. Just as importantly, the seductive conception ... More

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