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Rationalism, Platonism and God: A Symposium on Early Modern Philosophy

Michael Ayers (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264201
eISBN:
9780191734670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264201.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book comprises three main chapters on Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz, with extensive responses. It explores the common ground of the great early-modern rationalist theories, and provides an ... More


Comments on Cottingham ‘Plato’s Sun and Descartes’s Stove’

DOUGLAS HEDLEY

in Rationalism, Platonism and God: A Symposium on Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264201
eISBN:
9780191734670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264201.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter comments on John Cottingham’s chapter on Platonism in Rene Descartes’ cosmology, metaphysics, and moral theory. It explains the concept of implicit Platonism as consisting in certain ... More


How to Think of Religious Commitment as a Ground for Moral Commitment: A Thomistic Perspective on the Moral Philosophies of John Cottingham and Raimond Gaita

Mark R. Wynn

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 8

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198806967
eISBN:
9780191844461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806967.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

John Cottingham has argued that certain traits that are widely considered ideals of character will only count as virtues granted the truth of theism. Writing from an atheistic or perhaps agnostic ... More


Purpose Theory I: Questioning Motivations

Thaddeus Metz

in Meaning in Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199599318
eISBN:
9780191747632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599318.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins the second part of the book, which addresses supernaturalist theories of meaning in life according to which it consists of engagement with a spiritual realm. The chapter focuses ... More


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