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The Significance of Religious Experience

Howard Wettstein

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199841363
eISBN:
9780199950003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841363.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Religion

This book explores the foundations of religious commitment in the domains of metaphysics/epistemology and the ethical. Throughout, the book takes a literary (rather than philosophical) approach to ... More


Problems at the Roots of Law: Essays in Legal and Political Theory

Joel Feinberg

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155266
eISBN:
9780199833177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155262.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This collection of essays is united by a common concern with basic questions pertaining to law and morality and the relation between the two. The first essay considers whether judges must appeal to ... More


Against Theodicy

Howard Wettstein

in The Significance of Religious Experience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199841363
eISBN:
9780199950003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841363.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Religion

The problem of theodicy is a philosophical classic. This chapter argues that not only are the classical answers suspect, but that the question itself is problematic. In its classical form, the ... More


Anselm's Classical Theism

Katherin A. Rogers

in Anselm on Freedom

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231676
eISBN:
9780191716089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231676.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, General

This chapter explains Anselm's traditional, classical theism. It discusses the relationship between God and creation, Anselm's doctrine of univocal language applied to God, the Euthyphro problem, and ... More


Creaturely Freedom and God as Creator Omnium

Katherin A. Rogers

in Anselm on Freedom

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231676
eISBN:
9780191716089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231676.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, General

Classical theism holds that God is the Creator omnium — the absolute source of all that has ontological status. Boethius, following Augustine, holds that God is the cause of everything apparently ... More


The Freedom of God

Katherin A. Rogers

in Anselm on Freedom

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231676
eISBN:
9780191716089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231676.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, General

Unlike created freedom, divine freedom does not require open options. God exists absolutely independently and so choose with complete aseity. God has neither morally significant freedom nor, contrary ... More


The Big Picture

David Hodgson

in Rationality + Consciousness = Free Will

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199845309
eISBN:
9780199932269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845309.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

In Chapter 12, I consider what my approach to free will suggests about our universe and ourselves, contending that our universe is not one of ‘blind pitiless indifference,’ as Richard Dawkins would ... More


The Tragic Sense of Life

Robert C. Solomon

in The Joy of Philosophy: Thinking Thin versus the Passionate Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195165401
eISBN:
9780199870103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165403.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The concept of the tragic sense of life has dropped out of contemporary sensibility, but tragedy, of course, continues. We deny tragedy by blaming, often the victim. The problem is traced back to St ... More


Epistemic Position and the First Meditation

David Cunning

in Argument and Persuasion in Descartes’ Meditations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195399608
eISBN:
9780199866502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399608.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter treats a number of interpretive issues including the ontological status of the simple natures that survive the painter analogy, the transparent truths and whether or not they are clearly ... More


Trust: Who or What Might Support Us?

Adriaan T. Peperzak

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823244881
eISBN:
9780823252718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244881.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This phenomenological study begins by presenting trust as a characteristic form of interpersonal and communal relationship. In the second chapter, the scope is narrowed to someone’s reliance on one ... More


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