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Agency and Deontic Logic

Agency and Deontic Logic

John F. Horty

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134612
eISBN:
9780199833269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134613.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Develops deontic logic against the background of a rigorous theory of agency in branching, or indeterministic, time. It is often assumed that the notion of what an agent ought to do can be identified ... More

Agency and ResponsibilityA Common-Sense Moral Psychology

Agency and Responsibility: A Common-Sense Moral Psychology

Jeanette Kennett

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199266302
eISBN:
9780191699146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266302.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Is it ever possible for people to act freely and intentionally against their better judgement? Is it ever possible to act in opposition to one's strongest desire? If either of these questions are ... More

Agency and the Foundations of EthicsNietzschean Constitutivism

Agency and the Foundations of Ethics: Nietzschean Constitutivism

Paul Katsafanas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199645077
eISBN:
9780191751912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645077.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Constitutivism is the view that we can derive substantive normative conclusions from an account of the nature of action. Agency and the Foundations of Ethics explains the constitutivist strategy and ... More

Aham: IThe Enigma of I-consciousness

Aham: I: The Enigma of I-consciousness

Anindita Niyogi Balslev

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198089513
eISBN:
9780199082575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089513.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Philosophers across cultures generally hold I-consciousness to be an indubitable phenomenon. Based on a range of philosophical works derived from Indian and Western conceptual worlds, this book ... More

The Aim of Belief

The Aim of Belief

Timothy Chan (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199672134
eISBN:
9780191759079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672134.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What is belief? ‘Beliefs aim at truth’ is commonly accepted as the starting point for philosophers who want to give an adequate account of this fundamental state of mind, but it raises as many ... More

The Ajax DilemmaJustice, Fairness, and Rewards

The Ajax Dilemma: Justice, Fairness, and Rewards

Paul Woodruff

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199768615
eISBN:
9780190267582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199768615.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

We live in a world where CEOs give themselves million pound bonuses even as their companies go bankrupt and ordinary workers are laid off; where athletes make millions while teachers struggle to ... More

All the Power in the World

All the Power in the World

Peter Unger

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195155617
eISBN:
9780199850563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195155617.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This work of philosophy presents a new picture of concrete reality. The author breaks with what he terms the conservatism of present-day philosophy, and returns to central themes from Descartes, ... More

Alternative Concepts of GodEssays on the Metaphysics of the Divine

Alternative Concepts of God: Essays on the Metaphysics of the Divine

Andrei Buckareff and Yujin Nagasawa (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198722250
eISBN:
9780191789090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722250.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The concept of God according to traditional Judeo-Christian-Islamic theism minimally includes the following theses: (i) There is one God; (ii) God is an omniscient, omnipotent, and morally perfect ... More

American Philosophy before Pragmatism

American Philosophy before Pragmatism

Russell B. Goodman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199577545
eISBN:
9780191802621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577545.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This study of five American thinkers—Jonathan Edwards, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau—considers their work in relation to the philosophers and other ... More

Analysis and MetaphysicsAn Introduction to Philosophy

Analysis and Metaphysics: An Introduction to Philosophy

P. F. Strawson

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198751182
eISBN:
9780191695032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198751182.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

All developed human beings possess a practical mastery of a vast range of concepts, including such basic structural notions as those of identity, truth, existence, material objects, mental states, ... More

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