in Adaptive Thinking
March 2002; p ublished online October 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy. 11038 words.
This chapter is about the impact of new technologies on creative thinking — an impact of a productive rather than a disruptive kind. New tools can suggest new scientific ideas and metaphors...
in The Hiddenness Argument
July 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .
Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 4421 words.
The aim of this chapter is to provide a user-friendly logical framework for the rest of the book. A variety of logical concepts and tools relevant to an understanding of the hiddenness...
in Norms in the Wild
February 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy; Philosophy. 6226 words.
The chapter discusses which tools can be employed to bring about norm change. It examines the limits of legislative interventions and economic incentives. It thereafter explores the role of...
in The Ant Trap
April 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .
Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Metaphysics. 5317 words.
This chapter offers a few basic tools of metaphysics. First, it presents the three-part model distinguishing (a) facts in the world; (b) propositions; and (c) sentences. Second, it...
in The Ethics of Technology
August 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy. 8224 words.
The geometric method rests heavily on the assumption that the aim of a moral analysis of technology is to determine what professional engineers, designers, and ordinary users ought to do wh...
in Medical Ethics
September 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .
Chapter. Subjects: Bioethics and Medical Ethics. 3968 words.
‘A tool-box for reasoning’ examines in more detail some of the tools of ethical reasoning: logic, conceptual analysis, consistency and case comparison, and reasoning from principles. For...
in Quantifiers in Language and Logic
May 2008; p ublished online October 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 11575 words.
This chapter considers how the Ehrenfeucht-Fraïssé (EF) technique can be made to work for arbitrary quantifiers and structures. First, two-person games are described, followed by some...
in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Volume 1
October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 11088 words.
In attempting to influence the moral views of others, activists sometimes employ pictures as tools of moral persuasion. In such cases, a viewer is confronted with an actual instance of the...
in The Patient as Victim and Vector
January 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .
Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy. 13357 words.
This concluding chapter explores the implications of the PVV view in two major areas. First, as a philosophic tool, the PVV view can be used to assess and enhance both theoretical and...
in Toward a Humanist Justice
October 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .
Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy. 6208 words.
This chapter argues that Okin's “method”—her focus on actual social problems—has been largely ignored in the literature. The author of this chapter contends that examining Okin's method can...