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What Are We?A Study in Personal Ontology

What Are We?: A Study in Personal Ontology

Eric T. Olson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176421
eISBN:
9780199872008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176421.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Discussions of personal identity commonly ignore the question of our basic metaphysical nature: whether we are biological organisms, spatial or temporal parts of organisms, bundles of perceptions, or ... More

What Can Philosophy Contribute To Ethics?

What Can Philosophy Contribute To Ethics?

James Griffin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198748090
eISBN:
9780191813481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748090.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Ethics appears early in the life of a culture. It is not the creation of philosophers. Many philosophers today think that their job is to take the ethics of their society in hand, analyse it into ... More

What do Philosophers Do?Skepticism and the Practice of Philosophy

What do Philosophers Do?: Skepticism and the Practice of Philosophy

Penelope Maddy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190618698
eISBN:
9780190618728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618698.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

How do you know the world around you isn’t just an elaborate dream or the creation of an evil neuroscientist? Questions like these lie at the core of venerable philosophical arguments for radical ... More

What is Enough?Sufficiency, Justice, and Health

What is Enough?: Sufficiency, Justice, and Health

Carina Fourie and Annette Rid (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199385263
eISBN:
9780199385270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385263.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What is a just way of spending public resources for health and health care? Several significant answers to this question are under debate. Public spending could aim to promote greater equality in ... More

What Is This Thing Called Happiness?

What Is This Thing Called Happiness?

Fred Feldman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571178
eISBN:
9780191722547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571178.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book is a philosophical study of the nature and value of happiness. Part I is devoted to critical discussion of the most important theories about the nature of happiness, understood as some sort ... More

What Makes Time Special?

What Makes Time Special?

Craig Callender

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198797302
eISBN:
9780191839603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797302.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

As we navigate through life, we model time as flowing, the present as special, and the past as “dead.” This model of time—manifest time—develops in childhood and later thoroughly infiltrates our ... More

What Will WorkFighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear
                        Power

What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book uses market data, scientific studies, and ethical analyses to show why we should pursue green energy and conservation, and not nuclear fission, to address ... More

What's Within?Nativism Reconsidered

What's Within?: Nativism Reconsidered

Fiona Cowie

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195159783
eISBN:
9780199849529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159783.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book reconsiders the influential nativist position toward the mind. Nativists assert that some concepts, beliefs, or capacities are innate or inborn: “native” to the mind rather than acquired. ... More

When Truth Gives Out

When Truth Gives Out

Mark Richard

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239955
eISBN:
9780191716881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239955.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

Is the point of belief and assertion invariably to think or say something true? Is the truth of a belief or assertion absolute, or is it only relative to human interests? Most philosophers think it ... More

Where the Conflict Really LiesScience, Religion, and Naturalism

Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism

Alvin Plantinga

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812097
eISBN:
9780199928590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812097.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book is a long-awaited major statement by a pre-eminent analytic philosopher, on one of our biggest debates—the compatibility of science and religion. The last twenty years has seen a cottage ... More

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