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When Truth Gives Out

When Truth Gives Out

Mark Richard

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239955
eISBN:
9780191716881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239955.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

Is the point of belief and assertion invariably to think or say something true? Is the truth of a belief or assertion absolute, or is it only relative to human interests? Most philosophers think it ... More

Where Are You?An Ontology of the Cell Phone

Where Are You?: An Ontology of the Cell Phone

Maurizio Ferraris

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256150
eISBN:
9780823261321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256150.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book sheds light on the most philosophically interesting of contemporary objects: the cell phone. “Where are you?”—a question asked over cell phones a myriad times each day—is arguably the most ... More

Where the Conflict Really LiesScience, Religion, and Naturalism

Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism

Alvin Plantinga

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812097
eISBN:
9780199928590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812097.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book is a long-awaited major statement by a pre-eminent analytic philosopher, on one of our biggest debates—the compatibility of science and religion. The last twenty years has seen a cottage ... More

Which Rights Should Be Universal?

Which Rights Should Be Universal?

William Talbott

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195173475
eISBN:
9780199835331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173473.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this book, William Talbott builds on the work of J.S. Mill, John Rawls, and Jürgen Habermas to develop a new equilibrium model for moral reasoning, in which moral reasoning is primarily bottom-up, ... More

Who Knew?Responsibility Without Awareness

Who Knew?: Responsibility Without Awareness

George Sher

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195389197
eISBN:
9780199866724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389197.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

To be responsible for their acts, agents must both act voluntarily and in some sense know what they are doing. Of these requirements, the voluntariness condition has been much discussed, but the ... More

Who's Afraid of Academic Freedom?

Who's Afraid of Academic Freedom?

Akeel Bilgrami and Jonathan Cole (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168809
eISBN:
9780231538794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168809.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book discusses the conceptual issues surrounding the idea of freedom of inquiry and scrutinizes a variety of obstacles to such inquiry encountered in personal and professional experiences. This ... More

Whose Body is it Anyway?Justice and the Integrity of the Person

Whose Body is it Anyway?: Justice and the Integrity of the Person

Cécile Fabre

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199289998
eISBN:
9780191603556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199289999.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In the prevailing liberal ethos, if there is one thing that is beyond the reach of others, it is our body in particular, and our person in general. Our legal and political tradition is such that we ... More

The Why of ThingsCausality in Science, Medicine, and Life

The Why of Things: Causality in Science, Medicine, and Life

Peter Rabins

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164726
eISBN:
9780231535458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164726.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Why was there a meltdown at the Fukushima power plant? Why do some people get cancer and not others? Why is global warming happening? Why does one person get depressed in the face of life's ... More

Why Political Liberalism?On John Rawls's Political Turn

Why Political Liberalism?: On John Rawls's Political Turn

Paul Weithman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393033
eISBN:
9780199894901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393033.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book offers a fresh, rigorous and compelling interpretation of John Rawls's reasons for taking his so-called “political turn”. The book takes Rawls at his word that justice as fairness was ... More

Why Some Things Should Not Be for SaleThe Moral Limits of Markets

Why Some Things Should Not Be for Sale: The Moral Limits of Markets

Debra Satz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195311594
eISBN:
9780199870714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311594.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The idea of free exchange of child labor, human organs, reproductive services, weapons, life saving medicines, and addictive drugs, strike many as toxic to human values. What considerations ought to ... More

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