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Counterfactuals and Probability

Counterfactuals and Probability

Moritz Schulz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198785958
eISBN:
9780191831713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785958.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

In this book, the semantics of counterfactuals is studied by drawing on contexts of epistemic uncertainty. Probability plays a twofold role: the concept is used both to describe how counterfactuals ... More

Descartes and CartesianismEssays in Honour of Desmond Clarke

Descartes and Cartesianism: Essays in Honour of Desmond Clarke

Stephen Gaukroger and Catherine Wilson (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198779643
eISBN:
9780191824692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779643.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This collection of essays from leading specialists of the philosophical and scientific writings of Descartes explores not only Descartes’ own writings but also those of his immediate successors and ... More

Does Anything Really Matter?Essays on Parfit on Objectivity

Does Anything Really Matter?: Essays on Parfit on Objectivity

Peter Singer (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199653836
eISBN:
9780191823916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653836.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Ethical subjectivism or skepticism, in one form or another, has dominated moral philosophy for the past eighty years. In On What Matters Derek Parfit rejects all forms of subjectivism in ethics, as ... More

The Emotions in Early Chinese Philosophy

The Emotions in Early Chinese Philosophy

Curie Virág

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190498818
eISBN:
9780190498832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498818.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In China, the debate over the ethical status of emotions began around the fourth century BCE, when early philosophers began to invoke psychological categories such as the mind (xin), human nature ... More

The Ethics of WarEssays

The Ethics of War: Essays

Saba Bazargan and Samuel C. Rickless (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199376148
eISBN:
9780199376162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199376148.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Some of the most basic assumptions of Just War theory have been dismantled in a barrage of criticism and analysis in the first dozen years of the twenty-first century. The Ethics of War continues and ... More

Everything in EverythingAnaxagoras's Metaphysics

Everything in Everything: Anaxagoras's Metaphysics

Anna Marmodoro

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190611972
eISBN:
9780190611996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611972.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, General

Anaxagoras of Clazomenae (fifth century BCE) is best known for his stance that there is a share of everything in everything. He puts forward this theory of extreme mixture as a solution to the ... More

Exemplarist Moral Theory

Exemplarist Moral Theory

Linda Zagzebski

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190655846
eISBN:
9780190655853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190655846.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book develops an original moral theory based on direct reference to exemplars of goodness, identified through the emotion of admiration. Since a motivating emotion is at the root of the theory, ... More

Metaphysics and the Philosophy of ScienceNew Essays

Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Science: New Essays

Matthew Slater and Zanja Yudell (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199363209
eISBN:
9780199363216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363209.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The question of the proper role of metaphysics in the philosophy of science is both significant and contentious. The last few decades have seen considerable engagement with philosophical projects ... More

Oxford Studies in MetaphysicsVolume 10

Oxford Studies in Metaphysics: Volume 10

Karen Bennett and Dean W. Zimmerman (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198791973
eISBN:
9780191834196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791973.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Oxford Studies in Metaphysics is dedicated to the timely publication of new work in metaphysics, broadly construed. These volumes provide a forum for the best new work in this flourishing field. They ... More

The Philosophy of Trust

The Philosophy of Trust

Paul Faulkner and Thomas Simpson (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198732549
eISBN:
9780191796777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732549.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

Trust is central to our social lives. We know by trusting what others tell us. We act on that basis, and on the basis of trust in their promises and implicit commitments. So trust underpins both ... More

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