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The Implicit MindCognitive Architecture, the Self, and Ethics

The Implicit Mind: Cognitive Architecture, the Self, and Ethics

Michael Brownstein

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190633721
eISBN:
9780190633752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633721.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

Heroes are often admired for their ability to act without having “one thought too many,” as Bernard Williams put it. Likewise, the unhesitating decisions of masterful athletes and artists are part of ... More

The Geography of InsightThe Sciences, the Humanities, How they Differ, Why They Matter

The Geography of Insight: The Sciences, the Humanities, How they Differ, Why They Matter

Richard Foley

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190865122
eISBN:
9780190879174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865122.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book, based on a philosopher’s experiences as dean over almost two decades, argues it is appropriate for the sciences and humanities to have different aims and for the values informing their ... More

Thinking Through Breast CancerA Philosophical Exploration of Diagnosis, Treatment, and Survival

Thinking Through Breast Cancer: A Philosophical Exploration of Diagnosis, Treatment, and Survival

Mary Ann G. Cutter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190637033
eISBN:
9780190637064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190637033.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

Anyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer or is acquainted with someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer knows that cancer raises a host of questions concerning its nature, how we ... More

Social Dimensions of Moral Responsibility

Social Dimensions of Moral Responsibility

Katrina Hutchison, Catriona Mackenzie, and Marina Oshana (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190609610
eISBN:
9780190609634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190609610.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Philosophical theorizing about moral responsibility has recently taken a “social” turn, marking a shift in focus from traditional metaphysical concerns about free will and determinism. Yet despite ... More

A Minimal LibertarianismFree Will and the Promise of Reduction

A Minimal Libertarianism: Free Will and the Promise of Reduction

Christopher Evan Franklin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190682781
eISBN:
9780190682811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190682781.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In this book Franklin develops and defends a version of event-causal libertarianism about free will and moral responsibility. This view is a combination of libertarianism—the view that humans ... More

Kafka's The TrialPhilosophical Perspectives

Kafka's The Trial: Philosophical Perspectives

Espen Hammer (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190461454
eISBN:
9780190461461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190461454.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

The Trial, written from 1914 to 1915 and published in 1925, is a multifaceted, notoriously difficult manifestation of European literary modernism. Written in a relatively abstract language, it tells ... More

AspirationThe Agency of Becoming

Aspiration: The Agency of Becoming

Agnes Callard

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190639488
eISBN:
9780190639518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190639488.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Becoming someone is a learning process; and what we learn are the new values around which, if we succeed, our lives will come to turn. Agents transform themselves in the process of, e.g., becoming ... More

Why Worry About Future Generations?

Why Worry About Future Generations?

Samuel Scheffler

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198798989
eISBN:
9780191861802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798989.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Why should we care about what happens to human beings in the future, after we ourselves are long gone? Much of the contemporary philosophical literature on future generations has a broadly ... More

Knowing EmotionsTruthfulness and Recognition in Affective Experience

Knowing Emotions: Truthfulness and Recognition in Affective Experience

Rick Anthony Furtak

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190492045
eISBN:
9780190492069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492045.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Aesthetics

Emotions are not merely physiological disturbances: they are experiences through which we apprehend truths about ourselves and the world. Emotions embody an understanding that is accessible to us ... More

Doing Valuable TimeThe Present, the Future, and Meaningful Living

Doing Valuable Time: The Present, the Future, and Meaningful Living

Cheshire Calhoun

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190851866
eISBN:
9780190851897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851866.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

We are evaluators. We pursue what we take to be valuable, strive to live meaningfully, judge whether our present circumstances are good enough, and have standards for what we are willing to take an ... More

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