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Cosmological Arguments

Herman Philipse

in God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Inductive cosmological arguments are prima facie more promising for the natural theologian than deductive arguments, such as the Kalam cosmological argument, which is not sound. In the cosmological ... More


Signs Without Name

Nadine Boljkovac

in Untimely Affects: Gilles Deleuze and an Ethics of Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748646449
eISBN:
9780748689248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646449.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

‘Signs Without Name’ offers an examination of time and thought in relation to cinema through Chris Marker’s Sans Soleil to argue that the film reveals dynamic movements of actual-virtual relations ... More


Nomadic Vitalities:Becoming Beyond Boundaries in Nina Bouraoui’s Writing

Amaleena Damlé

in The Becoming of the Body: Contemporary Women's Writing in French

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748668212
eISBN:
9781474400923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668212.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores the postcolonial context of Franco-Algerian writer Nina Bouraoui’s work as a state of perpetually deterritorialised flux and nomadic becoming. Its analysis of subjectivity ... More


The Rushdie Affair: Truth and Conduct

Paul Rabinow and Anthony Stavrianakis

in Designs on the Contemporary: Anthropological Tests

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226138336
eISBN:
9780226138503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226138503.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter takes up Salman Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses and the aftermath of its publication - the “Rushdie Affair” –in terms of an anthropology of the contemporary. The chapter observes ... More


Gerhard Richter’s Pathos

Paul Rabinow and Anthony Stavrianakis

in Designs on the Contemporary: Anthropological Tests

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226138336
eISBN:
9780226138503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226138503.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter takes up the work of the German painter Gerhard Richter as well as the critical apparatus and reception that has gathered around his artistic production as exemplary of a situation that ... More


The Sino-Indian Border Problem

Tien-sze Fang

in Asymmetrical Threat Perceptions in India-China Relations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198095958
eISBN:
9780199082667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198095958.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This Chapter deals with the long-standing boundary question. China and India have paid a high price for the unresolved border dispute, which significantly undermined relations between the two ... More


Maximizing Value and Acting Responsibly

Ingmar Persson

in From Morality to the End of Reason: An Essay on Rights, Reasons, and Responsibility

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199676552
eISBN:
9780191755811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676552.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Frank Jackson has presented an example which might seem to clinch the case in favour of the form of consequentialism which lays down that we ought to maximize expected rather than actual value. But ... More


What is Speculative Philosophy?

Didier Debaise

in Speculative Empiricism: Revisiting Whitehead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423045
eISBN:
9781474438612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423045.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter questions the contemporary stakes of speculative philosophy. Taking Whitehead’s claim of inscribing all problems of knowledge, of reality, and of experience within a “speculative scheme” ... More


Temporal Dimensions of Actual Entities

Didier Debaise

in Speculative Empiricism: Revisiting Whitehead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423045
eISBN:
9781474438612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423045.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The individuation of actual entities has a beginning and an end. It passes from disjunctive diversity, where it has the character of an ‘aim’, a potentiality, through its being in action, to its ... More


Distinguishing Justifications from Excuses*

Kent Greenawalt

in From the Bottom Up: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199756162
eISBN:
9780190608897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756162.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

“Distinguishing Justification from Excuses” delves into nuances of circumstances when a person does not warrant negative treatment for failure to comply with the criminal law or other imposed duties. ... More


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