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f i v e The Universal Natural History The Purposiveness of Nature

Martin Schöneld

in The Philosophy of the Young Kant: The Precritical Project

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195132182
eISBN:
9780199786336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132181.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores Kant’s second book, Universal Natural History and Theory of the Heavens (1755). Section 1 describes the context of the book and Kant’s critique of static and anthropocentric ... More


e i g h t The Only Possible Argument The Culmination of the Precritical Project

Martin Schöneld

in The Philosophy of the Young Kant: The Precritical Project

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195132182
eISBN:
9780199786336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132181.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores Kant’s third book, The Only Possible Argument in Support of a Demonstration of God’s Existence (1764). Section 1 surveys Kant’s development after his professorial thesis (1756): ... More


The Manifestation Argument is Dead

Neil Tennant

in The Taming of the True

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199251605
eISBN:
9780191698057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251605.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter explores the foundational relationships between manifestation, bivalence and undecidability. It examines all possible positions one might take on the relationships among the decidable, ... More


We Will Finish the War Here: Confederate Morale in the Petersburg Trenches, June and July 1864

M. Keith Harris

in Cold Harbor To the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625331
eISBN:
9781469625355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625331.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

M. Keith Harris examines morale among Confederate soldiers in the trenches around Petersburg. Despite common perceptions among later historians that the siege marked the beginning of an inevitable ... More


The queer optimism of asylum

Thibaut Raboin

in Discourses on LGBT Asylum in the Uk: Constructing a Queer Haven

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719099632
eISBN:
9781526121011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099632.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter starts by concentrating on the question of optimism and shows that asylum is based on a cruel optimism that cannot but fail in its promise of happiness. Optimism in LGBT asylum is a ... More


Commentary: Public Participation as a Potential Counter Strategy against Unethical Optimism

Taichi Isobe, Nozomi Mizushima, and Osamu Sakura

in The Future of Bioethics: International Dialogues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682676
eISBN:
9780191763168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The importance and effectiveness of public participation and upstream engagement have been emphasized in the field of STS (Science, Technology, and Society) studies. Here, the authors introduce these ... More


Responsibility for the Future

Ariel Colonomos

in Selling the Future: The Perils of Predicting Global Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190603649
eISBN:
9780190638474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190603649.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter analyzes the consequences of making future claims from a normative perspective. Future claims are a bet about the future that have to follow the criteria of truthfulness (chapter 6) ... More


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