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Religious Moralists

Michael Moriarty

in Fallen Nature, Fallen Selves: Early Modern French Thought II

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291038
eISBN:
9780191710599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291038.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter is chiefly devoted to Pierre Nicole and François Lamy, both to a certain extent followers of Descartes, though Jacques Esprit, a sometime collaborator of La Rochefoucauld’s, is also ... More


Conclusions

Michael Moriarty

in Fallen Nature, Fallen Selves: Early Modern French Thought II

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291038
eISBN:
9780191710599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291038.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The key themes of the book are recapitulated in the course of a general assessment of the relationship of Augustinianism and Cartesianism in 17th-century moral thought. The writers discovered are ... More


Self-Knowledge and Self-Ignorance in Context

Michael Moriarty

in Fallen Nature, Fallen Selves: Early Modern French Thought II

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291038
eISBN:
9780191710599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291038.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Scholars have attempted to understand 17th-century writers’ interest in self-knowledge and self-deception in historical terms by linking it to ideological conflict with a class dimension (Paul ... More


 Reason and Authority in the Middle Ages: The Latin West and Islam

Edward Grant

in Scientific Values and Civic Virtues

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195172256
eISBN:
9780199835546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195172256.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Scientific values embodied in Aristotle’s natural philosophy and the civic virtues embedded in his practical sciences (ethics and politics), were used to improve the quality of government in the 14th ... More


The Quarrel of the Imaginaires

Hugh Gaston Hall

in Richelieu's Desmarets and the Century of Louis XIV

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151579
eISBN:
9780191672743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151579.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In December 1665 Jean Desmarets engaged the Jansenist apologist Pierre Nicole in a doctrinal controversy, which Nicole turned into a personal ad hominem attack on Desmarets: the Quarrel of the ... More


The Inauthenticity of Pagan Virtue II

Michael Moriarty

in Disguised Vices: Theories of Virtue in Early Modern French Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589371
eISBN:
9780191728808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589371.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers the critique of pagan virtue by a number of thinkers inspired by St Augustine, many, but not all, of whom were supporters of Jansenius. Among the Jansenists, Antoine Arnauld ... More


Pierre Nicole: The Psychology of the Virtues

Michael Moriarty

in Disguised Vices: Theories of Virtue in Early Modern French Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589371
eISBN:
9780191728808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589371.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, European Literature

Typically for a Jansenist, Nicole takes a negative view of the virtues of the pagans. He also condemns the Pharisees for a purely external righteousness. But similar temptations beset Christians. ... More


Entia Successiva

Robert Pasnau

in Metaphysical Themes 1274–1671

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567911
eISBN:
9780191725449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567911.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter analyzes the scholastic distinction between permanent and successive entities. Permanent entities in some sense exist all at once, whenever they exist, whereas successive entities exist ... More


Real Qualities

Robert Pasnau

in Metaphysical Themes 1274–1671

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567911
eISBN:
9780191725449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567911.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter begins a series of five chapters on the nature of qualities as accidents. The focus here is on the scholastic consensus that there are real accidents, over and above substances. The ... More


Identity over Time

Robert Pasnau

in Metaphysical Themes 1274–1671

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567911
eISBN:
9780191725449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567911.003.0029
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter looks at a range of scholastic attempts to account for the identity of objects through time. The most straightforward sort of Aristotelian solution, in terms of persistence of form, is ... More


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