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Weakness of Will in Renaissance and Reformation Thought

Risto Saarinen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606818
eISBN:
9780191729614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606818.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Weakness of will, the phenomenon of acting contrary to one's own better judgement, remains a prominent discussion topic in philosophy. The book covers the reflection on weakness of will between 1350 ... More


Epicureanism at the Origins of Modernity

Catherine Wilson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199238811
eISBN:
9780191716492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238811.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book examines the role played by the rediscovery of the writings of the ancient atomists — the Greek philosopher Epicurus and his Latin successor, Titus Carus Lucretius — in the articulation of ... More


Order and Disorder

Catherine Wilson

in Epicureanism at the Origins of Modernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199238811
eISBN:
9780191716492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238811.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The Epicureans asserted that the universe, a multitude of separate vortices, or world-systems with their own heavens, plants, animals, and perhaps human beings, had come into existence without the ... More


Hume's Enlightenment Tract: The Unity and Purpose of An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding

Stephen Buckle

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271146
eISBN:
9780191699498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271146.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book studies David Hume's Enquiry concerning Human Understanding. The Enquiry has, contrary to its author's expressed wishes, long lived in the shadow of its predecessor, A Treatise of Human ... More


Hume's Use of the Rhetoric of Calvinism

James A. Harris

in Impressions of Hume

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199256525
eISBN:
9780191719707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256525.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter provides a new way of understanding the places in Hume's Enquiry concerning Human Understanding where use is made of the language of Calvinist fideism: most notably, in Sections 8, 10, ... More


Stoicism as a Way of Life

John M. Cooper

in Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy from Socrates to Plotinus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138602
eISBN:
9781400842322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138602.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the Stoic way of life. As a necessary preparation, the Stoic way of life requires extensive study of and practice in philosophical argument and analysis. It also requires ... More


Stoicism: Action, Passion, and Reason

TERENCE IRWIN

in The Development of Ethics: Volume 1: From Socrates to the Reformation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242673
eISBN:
9780191680519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242673.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Stoicism is the most ambitious and comprehensive of the philosophical outlooks normally described as ‘Hellenistic’. Characteristics of the Hellenistic ... More


The Calvinist Reformation

Risto Saarinen

in Weakness of Will in Renaissance and Reformation Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606818
eISBN:
9780191729614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606818.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Calvin discusses Aristotle’s akrasia in his Institutio. He takes over Luther’s view of the pervasive sinfulness of human beings, but he also emphasizes that all people have conscience and continue to ... More


Conclusions and Epilogue

Risto Saarinen

in Weakness of Will in Renaissance and Reformation Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606818
eISBN:
9780191729614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606818.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The authors treated in the study are now discussed together in terms of the systematic inventory created at the end of the first chapter. While the Platonic, Aristotelian, and Stoic-Augustinian ... More


As Seen by Others: Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments

Genevieve Lloyd

in Enlightenment Shadows

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199669561
eISBN:
9780191757013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669561.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter addresses Adam Smith’s treatment of the interactions between sympathy and imagination in his Theory of Moral Sentiments. The discussion highlights Smith’s model of the ‘impartial ... More


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