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Cosmology: Examining the Assumption of Celestial Animation

Ruth Glasner

in Gersonides: A Portrait of a Fourteenth-Century Philosopher-Scientist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198735861
eISBN:
9780191799822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735861.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Two perceptions of celestial animation prevailed in the Middle Ages: [I] each sphere is animated by a soul [I.1], or an innate intellect [I.2], or a separate intellect [I.3]; [II] the entire universe ... More


A Kantian Defense of Free Will

Leslie Stevenson

in Inspirations from Kant: Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199778225
eISBN:
9780190267629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778225.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This essay offers a philosophical position in defense of Immanuel Kant’s highly controversial thoughts on free will. It first expounds on the concepts of determinism and causality, with particular ... More


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