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Wondrous TruthsThe Improbable Triumph of Modern Science

Wondrous Truths: The Improbable Triumph of Modern Science

J.D. Trout

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199385072
eISBN:
9780199385102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385072.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

Explaining the world around us, and the life within, is one of the most uniquely human drives, and the most celebrated activities of science. Good explanations are accurate causal accounts of the ... More

Words and ImagesAn Essay on the Origin of Ideas

Words and Images: An Essay on the Origin of Ideas

Christopher Gauker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199599462
eISBN:
9780191729225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599462.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

At least since Locke, philosophers and psychologists have usually held that concepts arise out of sensory perceptions, thoughts are built from concepts, and language enables speakers to convey their ... More

Words and ThoughtsSubsentences, Ellipsis, and the Philosophy of Language

Words and Thoughts: Subsentences, Ellipsis, and the Philosophy of Language

Robert Stainton

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199250387
eISBN:
9780191719523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250387.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

It is a near truism of philosophy of language that sentences are prior to words. Sentences, it is said, are what we believe, assert, and argue for; uses of them constitute our evidence in semantics; ... More

Words without ObjectsSemantics, Ontology, and Logic for Non-Singularity

Words without Objects: Semantics, Ontology, and Logic for Non-Singularity

Henry Laycock

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199281718
eISBN:
9780191603594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281718.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The book seeks to resolve the so-called ‘problem of mass nouns’ — a problem which cannot be resolved on the basis of a conventional system of logic. It is not, for instance, possible to explicate ... More

Work and ObjectExplorations in the Metaphysics of Art

Work and Object: Explorations in the Metaphysics of Art

Peter Lamarque

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577460
eISBN:
9780191722998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577460.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book explores certain fundamental metaphysical aspects of works of art, giving focus to a distinction between works and the materials that underlie or constitute them. This constitutive material ... More

Works of MusicAn Essay in Ontology

Works of Music: An Essay in Ontology

Julian Dodd

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284375
eISBN:
9780191713743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284375.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book gives a sustained defence of the simple view of the ontological nature of works of pure, instrumental music. The simple view is the conjunction of two theses: the type/token theory and ... More

A World for UsThe Case for Phenomenalistic Idealism

A World for Us: The Case for Phenomenalistic Idealism

John Foster

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199297139
eISBN:
9780191711398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297139.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The aim of the book is to refute physical realism and establish in its place a form of phenomenalistic idealism. Physical realism, in the relevant sense, takes the physical world to be something ... More

The World in the Head

The World in the Head

Robert Cummins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199548033
eISBN:
9780191809835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199548033.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book collects the best of the author's papers on mental representation and psychological explanation. Running through the chapters are a pair of themes: that explaining the mind requires ... More

The World We WantHow and Why the Ideals of the Enlightenment Still Elude Us

The World We Want: How and Why the Ideals of the Enlightenment Still Elude Us

Robert B. Louden

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195321371
eISBN:
9780199869787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321371.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book compares the future world that Enlightenment intellectuals had hoped for with the world as it really is. It explores the ways the two worlds differ, and why are they so different; to what ... More

World Without DesignThe Ontological Consequences of Naturalism

World Without Design: The Ontological Consequences of Naturalism

Michael C. Rea

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199247608
eISBN:
9780191601804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247609.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Philosophical naturalism has dominated the Western academy for well over a century. However, there is an important sense in which naturalism's status as orthodoxy is without rational foundation. ... More

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