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Manifest Activity: Thomas Reid's Theory of Action

Gideon Yaffe

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199268559
eISBN:
9780191601415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926855X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Manifest Activity examines Thomas Reid's efforts to provide answers to a host of traditional philosophical questions concerning the nature of the will, the powers of human beings, motivation, and the ... More


Haunting Nepos: Atticus and the Performance of Roman Epicurean Death

W. H. Shearin

in Dynamic Reading: Studies in the Reception of Epicureanism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199794959
eISBN:
9780199949694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794959.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, European History: BCE to 500CE

In “Haunting Nepos: Atticus and the Performance of Roman Epicurean Death,” W. H. Shearin examines the death of a famous Epicurean, T. Pomponius Atticus, during the later Roman Republic. This death, ... More


From Change to Power

Gideon Yaffe

in Manifest Activity: Thomas Reid's Theory of Action

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199268559
eISBN:
9780191601415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926855X.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The conclusion Reid reaches through the arguments discussed in chs. 1 and 2, if true, expresses a teleological conception of changes that result from the exercise of power; the conclusion shows that ... More


Beliefs about purpose: on the origins of teleological thought

Deborah Kelemen

in The Descent of Mind: Psychological Perspectives on Hominid Evolution

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192632593
eISBN:
9780191670497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632593.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines and speculates on some possible answers to questions on the nature of the teleological stance and why people are driven to think about the purpose of objects. It lays out some ... More


The Feminine Symptom: Aleatory Matter in the Aristotelian Cosmos

Emanuela Bianchi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262182
eISBN:
9780823266449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262182.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The Feminine Symptom is a deconstructive, psychoanalytic, continental feminist study of Aristotle’s natural philosophy. It proposes that Aristotle’s theory of sexual reproduction is key to ... More


Fabricius’s Galeno-Aristotelian Teleomechanics of Muscle

Peter Distelzweig

in The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199987313
eISBN:
9780199346240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987313.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Hieronymus Fabricius ab Aquapendente [Girolamo Fabrici, c. 1533–1619] was a long-time professor of anatomy at Padua and a participant in and contributor to the renaissance of anatomical studies in ... More


Biology and Theology in Malebranche’s Theory of Organic Generation

Karen Detlefsen

in The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199987313
eISBN:
9780199346240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987313.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In this paper, I canvas several reasons – theological, other metaphysical, and scientific reasons – why early modern philosophers embraced the theory of generation by pre-existence. Investigating ... More


Objectivism I: Being Attracted, Meriting Attraction, and Promoting Consequences

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/9780199599318.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 10 begins the search for the best version of objective naturalism, the view that purely physical ways of living can be meaningful, and not merely because they are the object of propositional ... More


Kierkegaard’s Platonic Teleology

Anthony Rudd

in Narrative, Identity and the Kierkegaardian Self

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748694433
eISBN:
9781474412452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694433.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

MacIntyrean, narrativist readings of Kierkegaard have tended to emphasize the teleological character of his account of selfhood. But whereas MacIntyre’s narrativism is Aristotelian, Kierkegaard’s ... More


Nietzsche and the Nineteenth-Century Debate on Teleology

Mariana A. Cruz

in Nietzsche and the Becoming of Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262861
eISBN:
9780823266524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262861.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In this article, I outline Nietzsche’s position on the teleological explanations of organic life. I focus on the analysis of the concept of Zweckmässigkeit trying to show that its critique involves ... More


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