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Autonomy, Rationality, and Contemporary Bioethics

Autonomy, Rationality, and Contemporary Bioethics

Jonathan Pugh

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198858584
eISBN:
9780191890741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858584.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Personal autonomy is often lauded as a key value in contemporary Western bioethics, and the claim that there is an important relationship between autonomy and rationality is often treated as an ... More

Conceptual Engineering and Conceptual Ethics

Conceptual Engineering and Conceptual Ethics

Alexis Burgess, Herman Cappelen, and David Plunkett (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198801856
eISBN:
9780191840418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801856.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Conceptual engineering is a branch of philosophy that is concerned with assessing representational devices such as concepts and words. Conceptual engineers looks for the problems with such devices ... More

A Duty to ResistWhen Disobedience Should Be Uncivil

A Duty to Resist: When Disobedience Should Be Uncivil

Candice Delmas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190872199
eISBN:
9780190872229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872199.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

What are our responsibilities in the face of injustice? Many philosophers argue for what is called political obligation—the duty to obey the law of nearly just, legitimate states. Even proponents of ... More

Everything FlowsTowards a Processual Philosophy of Biology

Everything Flows: Towards a Processual Philosophy of Biology

Daniel J. Nicholson and John Dupré (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198779636
eISBN:
9780191824685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779636.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This collection of essays explores the metaphysical thesis that the living world is not ontologically made up of substantial particles or things, as has often been assumed, but is rather constituted ... More

Explaining Imagination

Explaining Imagination

Peter Langland-Hassan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198815068
eISBN:
9780191852886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815068.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Imagination will remain a mystery—we will not be able to explain imagination—until we can break it into simpler parts that are more easily understood. Explaining Imagination is a guidebook for doing ... More

Impossible Worlds

Impossible Worlds

Francesco Berto and Mark Jago

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198812791
eISBN:
9780191850585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812791.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The latter half of the twentieth century witnessed an ‘intensional revolution’, a great collective effort to analyse notions which are absolutely fundamental to our understanding of the world and of ... More

Making AI IntelligiblePhilosophical Foundations

Making AI Intelligible: Philosophical Foundations

Herman Cappelen and Josh Dever

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780192894724
eISBN:
9780191915604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894724.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

Can humans and artificial intelligences share concepts and communicate? One aim of Making AI Intelligible is to show that philosophical work on the metaphysics of meaning can help answer these ... More

Moral Uncertainty

Moral Uncertainty

William MacAskill, Krister Bykvist, and Toby Ord

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198722274
eISBN:
9780191789106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722274.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Very often, we’re uncertain about what we ought, morally, to do. We don’t know how to weigh the interests of animals against humans, or how strong our duties are to improve the lives of distant ... More

The Practical Origins of IdeasGenealogy as Conceptual Reverse-Engineering

The Practical Origins of Ideas: Genealogy as Conceptual Reverse-Engineering

Matthieu Queloz

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198868705
eISBN:
9780191905179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868705.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Why did such highly abstract ideas as truth, knowledge, or justice become so important to us? What was the point of coming to think in these terms? In The Practical Origins of Ideas, Matthieu Queloz ... More

The Prehistory of Mathematical Structuralism

The Prehistory of Mathematical Structuralism

Erich H. Reck and Georg Schiemer (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190641221
eISBN:
9780190641245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190641221.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, General

Since the 1960s, there has been a vigorous and ongoing debate about structuralism in English-speaking philosophy of mathematics. But structuralist ideas and methods go back further in time; that is, ... More

Representation in Cognitive Science

Representation in Cognitive Science

Nicholas Shea

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198812883
eISBN:
9780191850677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812883.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The representational theory of mind (RTM) has given us the powerful insight that thinking consists of the processing of mental representations. Behaviour is the result of these cognitive processes ... More

The Shape of AgencyControl, Action, Skill, Knowledge

The Shape of Agency: Control, Action, Skill, Knowledge

Joshua Shepherd

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198866411
eISBN:
9780191898556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866411.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this book Shepherd offers a perspective on the shape of agency by offering interlinked explanations of the basic building blocks of agency, as well as its exemplary instances. In the book’s first ... More

Thick Evaluation

Thick Evaluation

Simon Kirchin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198803430
eISBN:
9780191841613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803430.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

We use evaluative terms and concepts every day, in talk of ethics, aesthetics, politics, and when we discuss common-or-garden issues. We call actions right and wrong, teachers wise and ignorant, and ... More

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