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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

Aesthetics of Negativity

Aesthetics of Negativity

William S. Allen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269280
eISBN:
9780823269334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269280.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Blanchot’s writings are distinctive for the ways that negativity takes place in them in terms of the experience of literature, the possibility of the work, and the nature of its language. However, ... More

AnimalismNew Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity

Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity

Stephan Blatti and Paul F. Snowdon (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199608751
eISBN:
9780191823305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608751.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Animalism is the view that we are animals. After being ignored for a long time in philosophical discussions of our nature, this idea has recently gained considerable support in metaphysics and ... 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

Beating HeartsAbortion and Animal Rights

Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights

Sherry F. Colb and Michael C. Dorf

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175142
eISBN:
9780231540957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175142.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

How can someone who condemns hunting, animal farming, and animal experimentation also favor legal abortion, which is the deliberate destruction of a human fetus? The authors of Beating Hearts aim to ... 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

Becoming Human"The Ontogenesis, Metaphysics, and Expression of Human Emotionality"

Becoming Human: "The Ontogenesis, Metaphysics, and Expression of Human Emotionality"

Jennifer Greenwood

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029780
eISBN:
9780262329828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029780.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Contemporary orthodoxy in philosophy and psychology of emotion construes emotions as falling into two distinct groups, one being largely innate, the Basic Emotions and, the other, being largely ... More

The Construction of Human Kinds

The Construction of Human Kinds

Ron Mallon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198755678
eISBN:
9780191816796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755678.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Social constructionist explanations of human kinds like race, gender, and homosexuality are commonplace in the social sciences and humanities, but what do they mean and what are their implications? ... 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

Cosmopolitan Peace

Cosmopolitan Peace

Cécile Fabre

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198786245
eISBN:
9780191839092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786245.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book articulates a cosmopolitan theory of the principles which ought to regulate belligerents’ conduct in the aftermath of war. Throughout, it relies on the fundamental principle that all human ... More

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