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The Problem of Evil: The Gifford Lectures delivered in the University of St Andrews in 2003

Peter van Inwagen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199245604
eISBN:
9780191715310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245604.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book contains in eight chapters the revised text of eight Gifford lectures, which were delivered at the University of St Andrews in 2003. The problem of evil may be formulated as a question ... More


Spectres of False Divinity: Hume's Moral Atheism

Thomas Holden

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579945
eISBN:
9780191722776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579945.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book presents an historical and critical interpretation of Hume's rejection of the existence of a deity with moral attributes. It argues that in Hume's view no first cause or designer ... More


A Note on the Value of Gender‐Identification

Christine M. Korsgaard

in Women, Culture, and Development: A Study of Human Capabilities

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289647
eISBN:
9780191596698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198289642.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Engaging with Susan Wolf's question of what role the concept of gender ought to play in an ideal world, Korsgaard argues that gender does not and should not be a deep fact about the identity of human ... More


Miletus Preserved II: Spinoza

Wallace Matson

in Grand Theories and Everyday Beliefs: Science, Philosophy, and their Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812691
eISBN:
9780199919420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812691.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Spinoza, more concerned than Hobbes with the ancient conception of the role of philosophy in delineating the Good Life, made Substance, God, and Nature into synonyms. God is eternal, free, and ... More


God and Goodness

Hugh Rice

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250289
eISBN:
9780191598302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250282.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Proposes an abstract conception of God, which identifies the will of God with the basic facts about good and bad. I argue that this conception does justice both to the nature of goodness and to the ... More


Afterword

Geoffrey Cupit

in Justice as Fittingness

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238621
eISBN:
9780191679698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238621.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book has argued that justice is a member of the fittingness family of concepts. There is still work to be if this account of the concept of justice is to be used to develop a conception of ... More


 Metaphysics: Oneness and Being

Peter Adamson

in Al-KindĪ

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195181425
eISBN:
9780199785087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181425.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter deals with al-Kindī’s metaphysics, which in this context means theology and the idea that being is an emanation or creation from God. Depending on the Neoplatonists, especially Proclus, ... More


Candidate Evaluations and Presidential Electoral Choices in France

Roy Pierce

in Leaders' Personalities and the Outcomes of Democratic Elections

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253135
eISBN:
9780191599675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253137.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

There have been only six French presidential elections between 1965 and 1995, but there has been considerable variation between these in the extent to which the candidates’ leadership attributes ... More


Wandering Significance: An Essay on Conceptual Behaviour

Mark Wilson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199269259
eISBN:
9780191710155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269259.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The book's discussion is divided into two parts. Chapters 1-5 trace the unnoticed yet occasionally harmful role that uncritical thinking about ‘concepts’ plays within our practical life, whether in ... More


CLASSICAL GLUE

Mark Wilson

in Wandering Significance: An Essay on Conceptual Behaviour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199269259
eISBN:
9780191710155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269259.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The most widely shared conception of concepts, deeply rooted in everyday thinking, is here dubbed the ‘classical theory’ and associated with the views of Bertrand Russell (its main tenets are ... More


THE PRACTICAL GO OF IT

Mark Wilson

in Wandering Significance: An Essay on Conceptual Behaviour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199269259
eISBN:
9780191710155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269259.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Many ‘pre-pragmatist’ opponents of the classical picture begin with a suspicion that such doctrines place unrealistic demands upon human capacity: that when we grasp a collection of vocabulary, its ... More


LINGUISTIC WAYFARING

Mark Wilson

in Wandering Significance: An Essay on Conceptual Behaviour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199269259
eISBN:
9780191710155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269259.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

After summarizing the key ingredients within a facade, this chapter reexamines the standard cases of philosophical puzzlement that were introduced in earlier chapters employing these structural ... More


Anti-Arminians: The Anglican Reformed Tradition from Charles II to George I

Stephen Hampton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199533367
eISBN:
9780191714764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533367.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This book is a study of the Anglican Reformed tradition (often inaccurately described as Calvinist) after the Restoration and it sets out to revise our picture of the theological world of the later ... More


Aggadic Transformations of Non‐Legal Pentateuchal Traditions

Michael Fishbane

in Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198266990
eISBN:
9780191600593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198266995.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Takes up the topic of the aggadic transformation of non‐legal pentateuchal traditions. In this category are such matters as the theological treatment of topics in the Genesis narratives (e.g. the ... More


Attributes of propagules that aid dispersal

Roger Cousens, Calvin Dytham, and Richard Law

in Dispersal in Plants: A Population Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199299126
eISBN:
9780191715006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299126.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses traits that determine dispersal of propagules by different vectors. It pays special attention to dispersal by air, water, animals, and humans, since these vectors have received ... More


Situational Factors

Robert Rosenthal

in Artifacts in Behavioral Research: Robert Rosenthal and Ralph L. Rosnow's Classic Books

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385540
eISBN:
9780199869824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385540.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

More than an experimenter's score on a test of anxiety, his status and warmth are defined and determined in part by the nature of the experimental situation and the particular subject being ... More


A new way of thinking about God

Stephen Hampton

in Anti-Arminians: The Anglican Reformed Tradition from Charles II to George I

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199533367
eISBN:
9780191714764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533367.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This chapter examines the origins and shape of a new conception of God and the divine attributes that is observably present within the later Stuart church. It argues that, although there was no ... More


The reformed defence of Thomist theism

Stephen Hampton

in Anti-Arminians: The Anglican Reformed Tradition from Charles II to George I

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199533367
eISBN:
9780191714764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533367.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This chapter complements chapter six by setting out the doctrine of God which was advanced by the Anglican Reformed. Tracing the most detailed Reformed presentation of the issues, the Cambridge ... More


The Division into Layers

Moulie Vidas

in Tradition and the Formation of the Talmud

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154862
eISBN:
9781400850471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154862.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the historical development of the anonymous layer, complicating the notion that the division in style and function between the stam and the traditions reflects a difference in ... More


Free Will Requires Determinism

John Baer

in Are We Free?: Psychology and Free Will

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195189636
eISBN:
9780199868605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189636.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter proposes that the only kind of free will that is coherent is deterministic free will, and makes an argument for what philosophers call compatibilism. To the extent that the universe is ... More


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