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Abstraction and Infinity

Abstraction and Infinity

Paolo Mancosu

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198746829
eISBN:
9780191809095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746829.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, History of Philosophy

The book provides an original investigation of historical and systematic aspects of the notions of abstraction and infinity and their interaction. The notion of abstraction in question is that ... More

AbstractionismEssays in Philosophy of Mathematics

Abstractionism: Essays in Philosophy of Mathematics

Philip A Ebert and Marcus Rossberg (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199645268
eISBN:
9780191755330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645268.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The collection contains an extensive introduction and 16 original papers on the philosophical and mathematical aspects of Abstractionism—a position in the philosophy of mathematics which is a ... More

Aesthetic PursuitsEssays in Philosophy of Art

Aesthetic Pursuits: Essays in Philosophy of Art

Jerrold Levinson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198767213
eISBN:
9780191821813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767213.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book is a comparative study exploring the writings of an Indian Christian theologian named Ayadurai Jesudason Appasamy (1891–1975) and his comparative theological interaction with the ... More

Art, Mind, and NarrativeThemes from the Work of Peter Goldie

Art, Mind, and Narrative: Themes from the Work of Peter Goldie

Julian Dodd (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198769736
eISBN:
9780191822575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769736.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

This volume focuses on Peter Goldie’s substantial and influential work on the emotions, narrativity, and the philosophy of art. Taken together, the essays collected here explain the significance of ... More

Because Without CauseNon-Causal Explanations in Science and Mathematics

Because Without Cause: Non-Causal Explanations in Science and Mathematics

Marc Lange

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190269487
eISBN:
9780190269500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269487.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

The way some scientific explanations work is not by describing causal connections between events or by describing the world’s overall causal structure. Furthermore, mathematicians regard some proofs ... More

Being, Freedom, and MethodThemes from the Philosophy of Peter van Inwagen

Being, Freedom, and Method: Themes from the Philosophy of Peter van Inwagen

John A. Keller (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198715702
eISBN:
9780191783401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715702.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

In The Philosophy of Philosophy, Timothy Williamson wrote that Peter van Inwagen’s work is among the “liveliest, exactest, and most creative…of the final third of the 20th Century.” This collection ... More

ContinuantsTheir Activity, Their Being, and Their Identity

Continuants: Their Activity, Their Being, and Their Identity

David Wiggins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198716624
eISBN:
9780191785115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716624.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The Introduction briefly traces the author’s thoughts about identity from 1967 to 2001 and explains how Chapter I continues his sortalist approach to familiar questions—the relation of the zygote to ... More

Ethics and Cyber WarfareThe Quest for Responsible Security in the Age of Digital Warfare

Ethics and Cyber Warfare: The Quest for Responsible Security in the Age of Digital Warfare

George Lucas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190276522
eISBN:
9780190276553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190276522.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Analyses of cyber warfare during the past decade have ranged from outright denial that “there even could be such a thing” as cyber warfare, all the way to apocalyptic predictions of an inevitable ... More

Free Will and Classical TheismThe Significance of Freedom in Perfect Being Theology

Free Will and Classical Theism: The Significance of Freedom in Perfect Being Theology

Hugh J. McCann (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190611200
eISBN:
9780190611224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611200.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

The theological problem of free will received its first definitive treatment in the later Roman period by Augustine, who was concerned in part with the problem of divine foreknowledge, but above all ... More

From Valuing to ValueTowards a Defense of Subjectivism

From Valuing to Value: Towards a Defense of Subjectivism

David Sobel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198712640
eISBN:
9780191780998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712640.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Is graduate school for me? Should I ask him to marry? What does it make sense to do when one’s self-interest and morality sharply conflict? This book articulates and defends one general answer to ... More

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