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PREDESTINATION AND THE CHURCH

Stephen E. Lahey

in John Wyclif

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183313
eISBN:
9780199870349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183313.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

One of the most difficult elements of Wyclif’s thought is resolution of the tension between his deterministic understanding of the nature of the church and his call for ecclesiastical reform. ... More


The Boethian Solution

Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski

in The Dilemma of Freedom and Foreknowledge

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195107630
eISBN:
9780199852956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195107630.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In the previous chapter, it was argued that the Accidental Necessity Version of the divine foreknowledge dilemma is very strong. In addition, there is the problem of the Causal Necessity Version. ... More


Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda

Stephen Yablo

in Thoughts: Papers on Mind, Meaning, and Modality

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199266463
eISBN:
9780191709111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266463.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Despite the enormous amount of work on the metaphysical/conceptual distinction, the distinction remains not terribly well understood. One reason is that the conceptual side of the distinction did not ... More


The Adventure

Giorgio Agamben

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037594
eISBN:
9780262345231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037594.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book charts a journey that ranges from poems of chivalry to philosophy, from Yvain to Hegel, from Beatrice to Heidegger. An ancient legend identifies Demon, Chance, Love, and Necessity as the ... More


Two More Solutions of My Own

Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski

in The Dilemma of Freedom and Foreknowledge

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195107630
eISBN:
9780199852956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195107630.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter proposes two more solutions to the dilemma of divine foreknowledge and argues that they solve both the Accidental Necessity Version of the dilemma and what is termed the Timeless ... More


Waltershausen and Jena, 1794–1795

David Constantine

in Hölderlin

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198157885
eISBN:
9780191673238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157885.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

Winter journeys became a feature of Friedrich Hölderlin's adult life. About the middle of December 1793 he left home to make his own way outside Swabia. Of that two-day journey he had little to say: ... More


Wittgenstein on Necessity: Some Reflections

Michael Dummett

in The Seas of Language

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236214
eISBN:
9780191597350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236212.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Radical conventionalism treats every necessary truth as a linguistic convention, akin to the statement ’There are seven days in a week’. Wittgenstein's endorsement of this view was a result of his ... More


Morals

Barry Stroud

in The Quest for Reality: Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151886
eISBN:
9780199867189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151887.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Argues that the investigation of the relation between the human conception of reality and objective reality requires a determinate conception of the world, the identification of beliefs, and ... More


Anthropomorphism

Pietro Pucci

in Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines some of the textual moves employed by Euripides that have the effect of suspending or undercutting the Greek gods' anthropomorphism. It considers how the universal forces, which ... More


Framing the Problem of Phenomenal Unity (PPU)

Wanja Wiese

in Experienced Wholeness: Integrating Insights from Gestalt Theory, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Predictive Processing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262036993
eISBN:
9780262343275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036993.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter lays the conceptual foundation for the rest of the book. The problem of phenomenal unity (PPU) is defined and a general path to its solution is proposed. Apart from that, the chapter ... More


Afterword: Towards a Complex Science of History

Nathan Coombs

in History and Event: From Marxism to Contemporary French Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748698998
eISBN:
9781474416047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698998.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter begins by taking stock of the first two parts of the book. It argues that although classical Marxism cannot think events discontinuously, its science of history can at least be subjected ... More


Speculating on the Past, the Impact of the Present: Hegel and His Time(s)

Sarah Clift

in Committing the Future to Memory: History, Experience, Trauma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254200
eISBN:
9780823261161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254200.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter addresses issues related to the future and to necessity and contingency in Hegel’s speculative philosophy. It focuses on the Philosophy of History but also engages relevant sections of ... More


Necessity and Automaton: Aleatory Matter and the Feminine Symptom

Emanuela Bianchi

in The Feminine Symptom: Aleatory Matter in the Aristotelian Cosmos

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262182
eISBN:
9780823266449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262182.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter undertakes an investigation of the various meanings of necessity in Aristotle, and further pursues the notion that aleatory matter might harbor its own source of motion. Aristotle’s ... More


Necessity: Adolphe Thiers’s Liberal Democratic Executive

Stephen W. Sawyer

in Demos Assembled: Democracy and the International Origins of the Modern State, 1840-1880

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226544465
eISBN:
9780226544632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544632.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyses and historically situates the writings and actions of Adolphe Thiers, first president of France’s Third Republic. Thiers turned to the American post-war model of taxation and ... More


Primary Truths

Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra

in Leibniz’s Principle of Identity of Indiscernibles

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198712664
eISBN:
9780191781018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712664.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter is a discussion of Leibniz’s argument for the Identity of Indiscernibles in Primary Truths, where Leibniz derives the Identity of Indiscernibles from the Principle of Sufficient Reason. ... More


The Essence of Strategy: Constructivist Realism and Necessity

James Gow

in The Art of Creating Power: Freedman on Strategy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190851163
eISBN:
9780190872601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851163.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The theoretical element that runs through Freedman’s scholarship and the world of strategy is constructivist realism, the implicit theoretical mechanism that underpins Freedman’s scholarship and ... More


On the Rejection of Morality Bernard Williams’s Debt to Nietzsche

Maudemarie Clark

in Nietzsche on Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199371846
eISBN:
9780199371860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371846.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores Nietzsche’s influence on the work of Bernard Williams. It shows that the understanding and critique of morality in the final chapter of Williams’s Ethics and the Limits of ... More


Proper Names

Michael Jubien

in Possibility

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199232789
eISBN:
9780191809798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199232789.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter deals with the theory of ordinary proper names, defined as the names of actual people, animals, places, and things. It specifically refers to the theory of direct reference as the most ... More


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