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The Unity of UnderstandingA Study in Kantian Problems

The Unity of Understanding: A Study in Kantian Problems

Hubert Schwyzer

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198248293
eISBN:
9780191681110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248293.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is about Kant's account of human understanding, of our capacity to form concepts of, and to be conscious of, things in the world. It argues that the conditions which Kant lays down for ... More

The Universe As We Find It

The Universe As We Find It

John Heil

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199596201
eISBN:
9780191741876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596201.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This book offers answers to the following questions. What does reality encompass? Is reality exclusively physical? Or does reality include non‐physical — mental, and perhaps ‘abstract’ — aspects? ... More

Unpopular PrivacyWhat Must We Hide?

Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide?

Anita Allen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195141375
eISBN:
9780199918126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141375.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, General

Can the government stick us with privacy we don't want? It can, it does, and according to this author, may need to do more of it. Privacy is a foundational good, she argues, a necessary tool in the ... More

Unprincipled VirtueAn Inquiry Into Moral Agency

Unprincipled Virtue: An Inquiry Into Moral Agency

Nomy Arpaly

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195152043
eISBN:
9780199785780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152042.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book presents a positive theory of moral worth. Chapter 1 examines the complexities of moral life that appear to differ from the paradigmatic cases of moral psychology. Chapter 2 argues against ... More

Unruly WordsA Study of Vague Language

Unruly Words: A Study of Vague Language

Diana Raffman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199915101
eISBN:
9780199392650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915101.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Because they lack sharp boundaries of application, vague words like ‘tall’ and ‘adult’ cause logical and semantic problems in philosophy, decision theory, and the law, among other disciplines. ... More

The Uses of SenseWittgenstein's Philosophy of Language

The Uses of Sense: Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Language

Charles Travis

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245871
eISBN:
9780191598630
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245878.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The Uses of Sense presents a reading of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, concentrating on themes concerning representation, truth, and objectivity. It offers a particular ... More

Utilitarianism and Co-operation

Utilitarianism and Co-operation

Donald H. Regan

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246091
eISBN:
9780191680922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246091.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book identifies and defines the features of traditional utilitarian theories which account for their appeal, demonstrates that no theory which is ‘exclusively act-oriented’ can have all the ... More

Vagueness and Degrees of Truth

Vagueness and Degrees of Truth

Nicholas J. J. Smith

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199233007
eISBN:
9780191716430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233007.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book argues that an adequate account of vagueness must involve degrees of truth. The basic idea of degrees of truth is that while some sentences are true and some are false, others possess ... More

Vagueness in Context

Vagueness in Context

Stewart Shapiro

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199280391
eISBN:
9780191707162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280391.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book develops both a philosophical and a formal, model-theoretic account of the meaning, function, and logic of vague terms in an idealized version of a natural language like English. Extensions ... More

Value and ContextThe Nature of Moral and Political Knowledge

Value and Context: The Nature of Moral and Political Knowledge

Alan Thomas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198250173
eISBN:
9780191604072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250177.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book seeks to further the debate between ‘cognitivists’ and ‘non-cognitivists’ about the possibility and the nature of moral knowledge. The book is divided into four parts. Part I presents the ... More

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