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Aspects of AgencyDecisions, Abilities, Explanations, and Free Will

Aspects of Agency: Decisions, Abilities, Explanations, and Free Will

Alfred R. Mele

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190659974
eISBN:
9780190660000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190659974.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Libertarianism about free will is the conjunction of a negative thesis and a positive thesis. The negative thesis is that free will is incompatible with determinism. The positive thesis is that there ... More

Causal Powers

Causal Powers

Jonathan D. Jacobs (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198796572
eISBN:
9780191837838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796572.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This collection brings together new and important work by both emerging scholars and those who helped shape the field on the nature of causal powers, and the connections between causal powers and ... More

Descartes, Malebranche, and the Crisis of Perception

Descartes, Malebranche, and the Crisis of Perception

Walter Ott

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198791713
eISBN:
9780191839597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791713.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The seventeenth century witnesses the demise of two core doctrines in the theory of perception: naïve realism about color, sound, and other sensible qualities and the empirical theory, drawn from ... More

The Ethics of TechnologyA Geometric Analysis of Five Moral Principles

The Ethics of Technology: A Geometric Analysis of Five Moral Principles

Martin Peterson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190652265
eISBN:
9780190652296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190652265.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book develops an analytic ethics of technology based on a geometric account of moral principles. The author argues that geometric concepts such as points, lines, and planes are useful for ... More

God's Own EthicsNorms of divine agency and the argument from evil

God's Own Ethics: Norms of divine agency and the argument from evil

Mark C. Murphy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198796916
eISBN:
9780191840043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796916.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Every version of the argument from evil requires a premise concerning God’s motivation—about the actions that God is motivated to perform or the states of affairs that God is motivated to bring ... More

The Human PredicamentA Candid Guide to Life's Biggest Questions

The Human Predicament: A Candid Guide to Life's Biggest Questions

David Benatar

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190633813
eISBN:
9780190633844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633813.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

The Human Predicament engages life’s big questions. Are our lives meaningless? Is death bad? Would immortality be better? Alternatively, should we hasten our deaths by acts of suicide? Many people ... More

Righting EpistemologyHume's Revolution

Righting Epistemology: Hume's Revolution

Bredo Johnsen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190662776
eISBN:
9780190662806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190662776.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

David Hume launched a historic revolution in epistemology, but allies appeared only in the twentieth century, in the persons of Sir Karl Popper, Nelson Goodman, and W. V. Quine. Hume’s second great ... More

Sensory BlendingOn Synaesthesia and related phenomena

Sensory Blending: On Synaesthesia and related phenomena

Ophelia Deroy (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199688289
eISBN:
9780191767609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199688289.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

If synaesthesia is defined, as Cytowic once proposed, as a strange sensory blending, the category can include many other cases beyond the well-known colored-hearing and color-grapheme experiences. ... More

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