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The Freedom of the Press

Hilary Gatti

in Ideas of Liberty in Early Modern Europe: From Machiavelli to Milton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163833
eISBN:
9781400866304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163833.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter first turns to the problem of writing histories, beginning with a major figure in the Catholic culture of France, Jacques Auguste de Thou, whose way of writing history brought him into ... More


Milton's Angels

Jonathan Goldberg

in The Seeds of Things: Theorizing Sexuality and Materiality in Renaissance Representations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230662
eISBN:
9780823235827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230662.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

John Milton is famous for his nonconforming convictions, evident in his refusal of the concepts of Trinity, afterlife, and the delineation between the spirit and the physical world. Another viewpoint ... More


Speech Regulation and the Marketplace of Ideas

Alvin I. Goldman

in Knowledge in a Social World

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238201
eISBN:
9780191597527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238207.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A classical rationale for the freedom of speech, traceable to John Milton and John Stuart Mill, is the argument that truth will emerge in an open marketplace of ideas. Given an economic twist, it is ... More


Puritans and Rationalists

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: Courtly and Romantic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512732
eISBN:
9780262315128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512732.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter highlights the importance of married love among the Puritans in England and America. Married love carried with it a social and religious relevance. For John Milton, one of its greatest ... More


Freedom of Conscience and the Individual: Seventeenth‐Century England and Holland

Richard Sorabji

in Moral Conscience through the Ages: Fifth Century BCE to the Present

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199685547
eISBN:
9780191765704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685547.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The first English 17th century writers supporting freedom of conscience discussed in Chapter 8 were Baptists. Then Roger Williams got Rhode Island a charter of freedom for Catholics and Indians. John ... More


Moral Enhancement and Freedom

John Harris

in How to be Good: The Possibility of Moral Enhancement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198707592
eISBN:
9780191822001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198707592.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

God had important things to say on the subject of moral enhancement if God’s feelings on the subject have been reliably reported by John Milton. The verbatim account to be found in Paradise Lost is ... More


The Problem of Suffering: A Thomistic Approach

Eleonore Stump

in The Problem of Evil: Eight Views in Dialogue

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198821625
eISBN:
9780191860904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821625.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter, suffering is described as a function of what a person cares about, so that for a human being to suffer is for him or her to be kept from flourishing. But what we care about has a ... More


Retrospect: Nature and value of Conscience

Richard Sorabji

in Moral Conscience through the Ages: Fifth Century BCE to the Present

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199685547
eISBN:
9780191765704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685547.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 12 gathers threads. The core and most influential concept of conscience was established through the authority of St Paul building on the Greek concept, and often explains the appeal of ... More


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