Switch to: Citations

Add references

You must login to add references.
  1. Naturalism Without Mirrors.Huw Price - 2011 - Oup Usa.
    This volume brings together fourteen major essays by one of contemporary philosophy's most challenging thinkers. Huw Price links themes from Quine, Carnap, Wittgenstein and Rorty, to craft a powerful critique of contemporary naturalistic metaphysics. He offers a new positive program for philosophy, cast from a pragmatist mould.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   81 citations  
  • Truth and the Past.Michael Dummett - 2004 - Columbia University Press.
    In "Truth and the Past, " Dummett, best known as a proponent of antirealism, clarifies his current positions on the metaphysical issue of realism and the ...
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   57 citations  
  • The Ethical Project.Philip Kitcher - 2011 - Harvard University Press.
    Instead of conceiving ethical commands as divine revelations or as the discoveries of brilliant thinkers, we should see our ethical practices as evolving over tens of thousands of years, as members of our species have worked out how to live together and prosper. Here, Kitcher elaborates his radical vision of this millennia-long ethical project.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   93 citations  
  • Truth and Truthfulness: An Essay in Genealogy.Bernard Williams - 2002 - Princeton: Princeton University Press.
    "In this exceptionally brilliant book, ranging effortlessly from Herodotus and Thucydides to Diderot and Nietzsche, Bernard Williams daringly asks--and still more daringly answers--one of the central questions of philosophy: what is the ...
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   212 citations  
  • The Points of Concepts: Their Types, Tensions, and Connections.Matthieu Queloz - 2019 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 49 (8):1122-1145.
    In the literature seeking to explain concepts in terms of their point, talk of ‘the point’ of concepts remains under-theorised. I propose a typology of points which distinguishes practical, evaluative, animating, and inferential points. This allows us to resolve tensions such as that between the ambition of explanations in terms of the points of concepts to be informative and the claim that mastering concepts requires grasping their point; and it allows us to exploit connections between types of points to understand (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   6 citations  
  • Kant's Doctrine of Right: A Commentary.B. Sharon Byrd & Joachim Hruschka - 2010 - Cambridge University Press.
    Published in 1797, the Doctrine of Right is Kant's most significant contribution to legal and political philosophy. As the first part of the Metaphysics of Morals, it deals with the legal rights which persons have or can acquire, and aims at providing the grounding for lasting international peace through the idea of the juridical state. This commentary analyzes Kant's system of individual rights, starting from the original innate right to external freedom, and ending with the right to own property and (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   15 citations  
  • Shifting Targets and Disagreements.Robin McKenna - 2014 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 92 (4):725-742.
    Many have rejected contextualism about ?knows? because the view runs into trouble with intra- and inter-contextual disagreement reports. My aim in this paper is to show that this is a mistake. First, I outline four desiderata for a contextualist solution to the problem. Second, I argue that two extant solutions to the problem fail to satisfy the desiderata. Third, I develop an alternative solution which satisfies the four desiderata. The basic idea, put roughly, is that ?knowledge? ascriptions serve the function (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   7 citations  
  • Epistemic Contextualism Defended.Robin McKenna - 2015 - Synthese 192 (2):363-383.
    Epistemic contextualists think that the extension of the expression ‘knows’ depends on and varies with the context of utterance. In the last 15 years or so this view has faced intense criticism. This paper focuses on two sorts of objections. The first are what I call the ‘linguistic objections’, which purport to show that the best available linguistic evidence suggests that ‘knows’ is not context-sensitive. The second is what I call the ‘disagreement problem’, which concerns the behaviour of ‘knows’ in (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   7 citations  
  • Studies in the Way of Words.Paul Grice - 1989 - Philosophy 65 (251):111-113.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   297 citations  
  • Did Nietzsche Want His Notes Burned? Some Reflections on the Nachlass Problem.Jing Huang - 2019 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 27 (6):1194-1214.
    The issue of the use of the Nachlass material has been much debated in Nietzsche scholarship in recent decades. Some insist on the absolute interpretative priority of his published writings over those unpublished and suggest that an extensive engagement with the Nachlass is harmful because it is something Nietzsche rejected. To verify this claim, they appeal to the story of Nietzsche asking his landlord in Sils-Maria to burn some of his notes. Since the notes that were ultimately retrieved are purportedly (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  • Knowledge, Practical Interests, and Rising Tides.Stephen R. Grimm - 2015 - In John Greco & David Henderson (eds.), Epistemic Evaluation: Purposeful Epistemology. Oxford University Press.
    Defenders of pragmatic encroachment in epistemology (or what I call practicalism) need to address two main problems. First, the view seems to imply, absurdly, that knowledge can come and go quite easily—in particular, that it might come and go along with our variable practical interests. We can call this the stability problem. Second, there seems to be no fully satisfying way of explaining whose practical interests matter. We can call this the “whose stakes?” problem. I argue that both problems can (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   17 citations  
  • Logical Foundations of Probability.Rudolf Carnap - 1950 - Chicago]University of Chicago Press.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   597 citations  
  • The Wrongs of Racist Beliefs.Rima Basu - 2019 - Philosophical Studies 176 (9):2497-2515.
    We care not only about how people treat us, but also what they believe of us. If I believe that you’re a bad tipper given your race, I’ve wronged you. But, what if you are a bad tipper? It is commonly argued that the way racist beliefs wrong is that the racist believer either misrepresents reality, organizes facts in a misleading way that distorts the truth, or engages in fallacious reasoning. In this paper, I present a case that challenges this (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   40 citations  
  • Concepts: Between the Subjective and the Objective.Hans-Johann Glock - 2010 - In John Cottingham & Peter Hacker (eds.), Mind, Method, and Morality: Essays in Honour of Anthony Kenny. Oxford University Press.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  • Ethics.Bernard Williams - 1998 - In A. C. Grayling (ed.), Philosophy 1: A Guide Through the Subject. Oxford University Press.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   6 citations  
  • Zettel.Ludwig Wittgenstein - 1967 - Blackwell.
    Zettel, an en face bilingual edition, collects fragments from Wittgenstein's work between 1929 and 1948 on issues of the mind, mathematics, and language.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   397 citations  
  • Leviathan, or, the Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill.Thomas Hobbes - 1651 - Touchstone.
    A cornerstone of modern western philosophy, addressing the role of man in government, society and religion In 1651, Hobbes published his work about the relationship between the government and the individual. More than four centuries old, this brilliant yet ruthless book analyzes not only the bases of government but also physical nature and the roles of man. Comparable to Plato's Republic in depth and insight, Leviathan includes two society-changing phenomena that Plato didn't dare to dream of -- the rise of (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   67 citations  
  • The Art and Thought of Heraclitus: An Edition of the Fragments with Translation and Commentary.Charles H. Kahn & Heraclitus (eds.) - 1981 - Cambridge University Press.
    Professor Kahn pieces together the fragments of Heraclitus' thought and philosophy.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  • Hume's Morality: Feeling and Fabrication.Rachel Cohon - 2008 - Oxford University Press.
    Rachel Cohon offers an original interpretation of the moral philosophy of David Hume, focusing on two areas.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   29 citations  
  • The Cautious Jealous Virtue: Hume on Justice.Annette Baier - 2010 - Harvard University Press.
    The Cautious Jealous Virtue is an illuminating meditation that will interest not only Hume scholars but also those interested in the issues of justice and in ...
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   8 citations  
  • Individuals: An Essay in Descriptive Metaphysics.Peter Strawson - 1959 - Routledge.
    The classic, influential essay in 'descriptive metaphysics' by the distinguished English philosopher.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   698 citations  
  • Utilitarianism: For and Against.J. J. C. Smart & Bernard Williams - 1973 - Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    Two essays on utilitarianism, written from opposite points of view, by J. J. C. Smart and Bernard Williams. In the first part of the book Professor Smart advocates a modern and sophisticated version of classical utilitarianism; he tries to formulate a consistent and persuasive elaboration of the doctrine that the rightness and wrongness of actions is determined solely by their consequences, and in particular their consequences for the sum total of human happiness. In Part II Bernard Williams offers a sustained (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   347 citations  
  • Virtues of the Mind: An Inquiry Into the Nature of Virtue and the Ethical Foundations of Knowledge.Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski - 1996 - Cambridge University Press.
    Almost all theories of knowledge and justified belief employ moral concepts and forms of argument borrowed from moral theories, but none of them pay attention to the current renaissance in virtue ethics. This remarkable book is the first attempt to establish a theory of knowledge based on the model of virtue theory in ethics. The book develops the concept of an intellectual virtue, and then shows how the concept can be used to give an account of the major concepts in (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   394 citations  
  • Notebooks, 1914-1916.Ludwig Wittgenstein - 1961 - University of Chicago Press.
    Intellectual diary of a thinker of the school of Logical Positivism showing the day-by-day development of his philosophical ideas.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   154 citations  
  • Plato.Bernard Arthur Owen Williams - 1997 - Routledge.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   7 citations  
  • Descartes: The Project of Pure Enquiry.Bernard Williams (ed.) - 1978 - Hassocks: Harvester Press.
    Descartes has often been called the 'father of modern philosophy'. His attempts to find foundations for knowledge, and to reconcile the existence of the soul with the emerging science of his time, are among the most influential and widely studied in the history of philosophy. This is a classic and challenging introduction to Descartes by one of the most distinguished modern philosophers. Bernard Williams not only analyzes Descartes' project of founding knowledge on certainty, but uncovers the philosophical motives for his (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   171 citations  
  • Ethics: Twelve Lectures on the Philosophy of Morality.David Wiggins - 2006 - Harvard University Press.
    As the need arises at various points in the book, he pursues a variety of related issues and engages additional thinkers--Plato, C. S. Peirce, Darwin, ...
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   36 citations  
  • Philosophy and Government 1572-1651.Richard Tuck - 1993 - Cambridge University Press.
    This major new contribution to our understanding of European political theory will challenge the perspectives in which political thought is understood. Framed as a general account of the period between 1572 and 1651 it charts the formation of a distinctively modern political vocabulary, based on arguments of political necessity and raison d'etat in the work of the major theorists. While Dr. Tuck pays detailed attention to Montaigne, Grotius, Hobbes and the theorists of the English Revolution, he also reconsiders the origins (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   17 citations  
  • Natural Rights Theories: Their Origin and Development.Richard Tuck - 1979 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book shows how political argument in terms of rights and natural rights began in medieval Europe, and how the theory of natural rights was developed in the seventeenth century after a period of neglect in the Renaissance. Dr Tuck provides a new understanding of the importance of Jean Gerson in the formation of the theories, and of Hugo Grotius in their development; he also restores the Englishman John Selden's ideas to the prominence they once enjoyed, and shows how Thomas (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   48 citations  
  • Depth: An Account of Scientific Explanation.Michael Strevens - 2008 - Harvard University Press.
    Approaches to explanation -- Causal and explanatory relevance -- The kairetic account of /D making -- The kairetic account of explanation -- Extending the kairetic account -- Event explanation and causal claims -- Regularity explanation -- Abstraction in regularity explanation -- Approaches to probabilistic explanation -- Kairetic explanation of frequencies -- Kairetic explanation of single outcomes -- Looking outward -- Looking inward.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   322 citations  
  • A Virtue Epistemology: Apt Belief and Reflective Knowledge.Ernest Sosa - 2007 - Oxford University Press.
    Ernest Sosa argues for two levels of knowledge, the animal and the reflective, each viewed as a distinctive human accomplishment.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   157 citations  
  • Nietzsche and Rée: A Star Friendship.Robin Small - 2005 - Oxford University Press.
    Nietzsche and Rie is about the intellectual partnership of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) and Paul Rie (1849-1901). Robin Small combines biography with philosophy to give the first full-length account of a friendship that made major contributions to modern thought before it ended in intellectual differences and a painful breakdown of personal relations. Drawing on a wealth of original scholarship, Small presents an absorbing and often dramatic story, shedding valuable new light on of one of the most important of modern thinkers.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  • Logic.Wesley C. Salmon - 1963 - Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall.
    Reviews the scope, nature, and applications of the philosophical discipline, focusing on methods for distinguishing between valid and fallacious arguments and inferences.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   35 citations  
  • The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion.Paul Russell - 2008 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Although it is widely recognized that David Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40) belongs among the greatest works of philosophy, there is little agreement about the correct way to interpret his fundamental intentions. It is an established orthodoxy among almost all commentators that skepticism and naturalism are the two dominant themes in this work. The difficulty has been, however, that Hume's skeptical arguments and commitments appear to undermine and discredit his naturalistic ambition to contribute to "the science of man". (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   29 citations  
  • Nietzsche's New Darwinism.John Richardson - 2004 - Oxford University Press.
    Nietzsche wrote in a scientific culture transformed by Darwin. He read extensively in German and British Darwinists, and his own works dealt often with such obvious Darwinian themes as struggle and evolution. Yet most of what Nietzsche said about Darwin was hostile: he sharply attacked many of his ideas, and often slurred Darwin himself as mediocre. So most readers of Nietzsche have inferred that he must have cast Darwin quite aside. But in fact, John Richardson argues, Nietzsche was deeply and (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   49 citations  
  • The Affirmation of Life: Nietzsche on Overcoming Nihilism.Bernard Reginster - 2006 - Harvard University Press.
    Nihilism -- Overcoming disorientation -- The will to power -- Overcoming despair -- The eternal recurrence -- Dionysian wisdom.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   93 citations  
  • The Disvalue of Knowledge.David Papineau - 2019 - Synthese 198 (6):5311-5332.
    I argue that the concept of knowledge is a relic of a bygone age, erroneously supposed to do no harm. I illustrate this claim by showing how a concern with knowledge distorts the use of statistical evidence in criminal courts, and then generalize the point to show that this concern hampers our enterprises across the board and not only in legal contexts.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   8 citations  
  • Foucault: A Very Short Introduction.Gary Gutting - 2005 - Oxford University Press.
    This VSI highlights Foucault's life and thought, showing his impact on today's society. Beginning with a brief biography to set the social and political stage, Gary Gutting then tackles Foucault's thoughts on literature, in particular the avant-garde scene; his philosophical and historical work; and his treatment of knowledge and power in modern society, including his thoughts on sexuality.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   11 citations  
  • Sense and Sensibilia.J. L. AUSTIN - 1962 - Oxford University Press.
    This book is the one to put into the hands of those who have been over-impressed by Austin 's critics....[Warnock's] brilliant editing puts everybody who is concerned with philosophical problems in his debt.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   343 citations  
  • The Emotional Construction of Morals.Jesse Prinz - 2007 - Oxford University Press.
    Jesse Prinz argues that recent work in philosophy, neuroscience, and anthropology supports two radical hypotheses about the nature of morality: moral values are based on emotional responses, and these emotional responses are inculcated by culture, not hard-wired through natural selection. In the first half of the book, Jesse Prinz defends the hypothesis that morality has an emotional foundation. Evidence from brain imaging, social psychology, and psychopathology suggest that, when we judge something to be right or wrong, we are merely expressing (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   245 citations  
  • Knowledge And Perception.H. A. Prichard - 1950 - Oxford University Press.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   29 citations  
  • Furnishing the Mind: Concepts and Their Perceptual Basis.Jesse J. Prinz - 2002 - MIT Press.
    In Furnishing the Mind, Jesse Prinz attempts to swing the pendulum back toward empiricism.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   278 citations  
  • A Study of Concepts.Christopher PEACOCKE - 1992 - MIT Press.
    Philosophers from Hume, Kant, and Wittgenstein to the recent realists and antirealists have sought to answer the question, What are concepts? This book provides a detailed, systematic, and accessible introduction to an original philosophical theory of concepts that Christopher Peacocke has developed in recent years to explain facts about the nature of thought, including its systematic character, its relations to truth and reference, and its normative dimension. Particular concepts are also treated within the general framework: perceptual concepts, logical concepts, and (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   502 citations  
  • Politics and Eternity: Studies in the History of Medieval and Early Modern Political Thought.Francis Oakley - 1999 - Brill.
    This book is composed of a series of studies in the history of political thought from late antiquity to the early-eighteenth century.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  • On Clear and Confused Ideas: An Essay About Substance Concepts.Ruth Garrett Millikan - 2000 - Cambridge University Press.
    Written by one of today's most creative and innovative philosophers, Ruth Garrett Millikan, this book examines basic empirical concepts; how they are acquired, how they function, and how they have been misrepresented in the traditional philosophical literature. Millikan places cognitive psychology in an evolutionary context where human cognition is assumed to be an outgrowth of primitive forms of mentality, and assumed to have 'functions' in the biological sense. Of particular interest are her discussions of the nature of abilities as different (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   152 citations  
  • Concepts: Core Readings.Eric Margolis & Stephen Laurence (eds.) - 1999 - MIT Press.
    The first part of the book centers around the fall of the Classical Theory of Concepts in the face of attacks by W. V. O. Quine, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Eleanor..
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   113 citations  
  • The Fable of the Bees, or, Private Vices, Publick Benefits.Bernard Mandeville - 1732 - Liberty Classics.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   53 citations  
  • History of European Morals From Augustus to Charlemagne.William Edward Hartpole Lecky - 1869 - Arno Press.
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   5 citations  
  • The Value of Knowledge and the Pursuit of Understanding.Jonathan L. Kvanvig - 2003 - Cambridge University Press.
    Epistemology has for a long time focused on the concept of knowledge and tried to answer questions such as whether knowledge is possible and how much of it there is. Often missing from this inquiry, however, is a discussion on the value of knowledge. In The Value of Knowledge and the Pursuit of Understanding Jonathan Kvanvig argues that epistemology properly conceived cannot ignore the question of the value of knowledge. He also questions one of the most fundamental assumptions in epistemology, (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   321 citations  
  • Psychologism: A Case Study in the Sociology of Philosophical Knowledge.Martin Kusch - 1995 - Routledge.
    In the 1890's, when fields such as psychology and philosophy were just emerging, turf wars between the disciplines were common-place. Philosophers widely discounted the possibility that psychology's claim to empirical truth had anything relevant to offer their field. And psychologists, such as the crazed and eccentric Otto Weinegger, often considered themselves philosophers. Freud, it is held, was deeply influenced by his wife, Martha's, uncle, who was also a philosopher. The tension between the fields persisted, until the two fields eventually matured (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   37 citations