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Truth and Imprecision in the Fourth 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/9780195399608.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that the truth rule—that whatever we perceive clearly and distinctly is true—is derived initially at the end of the Third Meditation, and then derived again at the end of the ... More


The Post-Meditations Meditator

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/9780195399608.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that Descartes’ considered view is that God is the eternal, simple and immutable author of any reality that exists—both possible and actual—and that such a being does not create ... More


Necessity and Human Agency: Cultivating Character in the Reformed Christian Tradition

Elizabeth Agnew Cochran

in Character: New Directions from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190204600
eISBN:
9780190204624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190204600.003.0026
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Chapter 25 considers a Reformed Protestant theological approach which has historically affirmed that divine providence closely oversees particular individuals and events and that God alone is the ... More


Undemocratic Vistas: ALLAN BLOOM (1987), The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today’s Students

Martha C. Nussbaum

in Philosophical Interventions: Reviews 1986-2011

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199777853
eISBN:
9780190267612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777853.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter reviews the book The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students (1987), by Allan Bloom. Central to Stoicism's ... More


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