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Why there is Something rather than Nothing

Why there is Something rather than Nothing

Bede Rundle

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199270507
eISBN:
9780191601392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270503.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

If, as the theist maintains, God is a being who exists of necessity, his existence explains why there is something rather than nothing. However, a less demanding explanation is also possible: not ... More

Why Think?Evolution and the Rational Mind

Why Think?: Evolution and the Rational Mind

Ronald de Sousa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189858
eISBN:
9780199868377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189858.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In a world where natural selection has shaped adaptations of astonishing ingenuity, what is the scope and unique power of rational thinking? This book looks at the twin set of issues surrounding the ... More

Why War?The Cultural Logic of Iraq, the Gulf War, and Suez

Why War?: The Cultural Logic of Iraq, the Gulf War, and Suez

Philip Smith

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226763880
eISBN:
9780226763910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763910.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Why do nations choose to fight certain wars and not others? How do we bring ourselves to believe that the sacrifice of our troops is acceptable? For most, the answers to these questions are tied to ... More

Why We DanceA Philosophy of Bodily Becoming

Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming

Kimerer LaMothe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171052
eISBN:
9780231538886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171052.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Within intellectual paradigms that privilege mind over matter, dance has long appeared as a marginal, derivative, or primitive art. Drawing support from theorists and artists who embrace matter as ... More

Why We LeftUntold Stories and Songs of America's First Immigrants

Why We Left: Untold Stories and Songs of America's First Immigrants

Joanna Brooks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681259
eISBN:
9781452949369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681259.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

“My Brooks ancestors were among the earliest waves of emigrants to leave England and settle in North America. Once arrived, for centuries, they lived difficult and hard-bitten lives, eking out ... More

Why We Need a New Welfare State

Why We Need a New Welfare State

Gøsta Esping-Andersen (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256433
eISBN:
9780191599170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256438.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Leading scholars in the field examine the highly topical issue of the future of the welfare state in Europe. They argue that welfare states need to adjust, and examine which kind of welfare ... More

Why We Need Ordinary Language Philosophy

Why We Need Ordinary Language Philosophy

Sandra Laugier

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226470542
eISBN:
9780226037554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037554.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Focused on clarity and logical argument, analytic philosophy has dominated the discipline in the United States, Australia, and Britain over the past one hundred years, and it is often seen as a ... More

Why Welfare States PersistThe Importance of Public Opinion in Democracies

Why Welfare States Persist: The Importance of Public Opinion in Democracies

Clem Brooks and Jeff Manza

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226075839
eISBN:
9780226075952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226075952.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

With accumulating evidence casting doubt on forecasts of imminent decline in welfare states, some recent scholarship has instead focused on a different scenario: the prospects for cross-national ... More

Wicked IntelligenceVisual Art and the Science of Experiment in Restoration London

Wicked Intelligence: Visual Art and the Science of Experiment in Restoration London

Matthew C. Hunter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226017297
eISBN:
9780226017327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226017327.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book offers an unprecedented exploration of the stunning visual strategies and stylized cognitive techniques deployed in the pursuit of knowledge by experimental philosophers associated with the ... More

Wide Awake in SlumberlandFantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art of Winsor McCay

Wide Awake in Slumberland: Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art of Winsor McCay

Katherine Roeder

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039607
eISBN:
9781626740112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039607.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Cartoonist Winsor McCay is rightfully celebrated for the skillful draftmanship and inventive design sense he displayed in the comic strips Little Nemo in Slumberland and Dream of the Rarebit Fiend. ... More

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