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Beyond Reduction: Philosophy of Mind and Post-Reductionist Philosophy of Science

Steven Horst

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195317114
eISBN:
9780199871520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195317114.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Contemporary debates in philosophy of mind‐between reductionists, dualists, nonreductive materialists, and eliminativists‐have been based upon the perception that mental phenomena like consciousness ... More


Eschatological Presence in Karl Barth's Göttingen Theology

Christopher Asprey

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584703
eISBN:
9780191723209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584703.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book provides a detailed examination of Karl Barth's theology during the time he was professor at the University of Göttingen (1921–6). The analysis draws on a variety of posthumously published ... More


Describing Ourselves: Wittgenstein and Autobiographical Consciousness

Garry Hagberg

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234226
eISBN:
9780191715440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234226.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

The voluminous writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein contain some of the most profound reflections of our time on the nature of the human subject and self-understanding — the human condition, ... More


Personal Agency: The Metaphysics of Mind and Action

E. J. Lowe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217144
eISBN:
9780191712418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217144.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book has two Parts. Part I prepares the ground for this theory of rational free action by seeking to undermine the threat that physicalism presents to it. This it does this by challenging the ... More


Incarnation and Physics: Natural Science in the Theology of Thomas F. Torrance

Tapio Luoma

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151893
eISBN:
9780199834419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151895.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Thomas Torrance's original contribution to the dialog between theology and the natural sciences arises from two interrelated features in his thought: first, his adherence to the theology of Karl ... More


Hegel's Critique of Kant

Sally Sedgwick

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698363
eISBN:
9780191738692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698363.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This is a study of Hegel’s critique of Kant’s theoretical philosophy. Its main purpose is to defend the thesis that Hegel offers us a compelling critique of, and alternative to, the conception of ... More


The Chimera of Conservative Dualism

Michael Freeden

in Ideologies and Political Theory: A Conceptual Approach

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294146
eISBN:
9780191599323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829414X.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

From the mid‐nineteenth century, conservatism found itself in acute competition with the rising ideologies of the left, liberalism, and then socialism. By the end of that century, the struggle was ... More


NON‐NATURALISM

David O. Brink

in Perfectionism and the Common Good: Themes in the Philosophy of T. H. Green

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266401
eISBN:
9780191600906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266409.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Green's non-naturalism, which commits him to his own dualism, inasmuch as he seems to think that a precondition of conscious experience is an active self-conscious mind that ... More


The Nature of the World

Srinivasa Rao

in Advaita: A Contemporary Critique

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198079811
eISBN:
9780199081707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079811.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The world is described in Advaita as anātman which is sadasadvilaksana in nature. But as a positive entity different in its basic nature from the Self, it leads to a logically unavoidable dualism ... More


Substance dualism and its rationale

HOWARD ROBINSON

in Free Will and Modern Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264898
eISBN:
9780191754074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264898.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Substance dualism is the view that humans are essentially immaterial souls, and that conscious events are events in that soul. This chapter considers the arguments for and against this view. It ... More


Thinking about Consciousness

David Papineau

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243822
eISBN:
9780191598166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243824.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Elaborates a materialist view of consciousness. The central thesis of the book is that while conscious states are material, we humans have two quite different ways of thinking about them. We can ... More


Purple Haze: The Puzzle of Consciousness

Joseph Levine

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195132359
eISBN:
9780199833375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132351.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Consciousness presents a problem. There are excellent reasons for believing that materialism, or physicalism, is the correct metaphysical view of our world, yet it is extremely difficult to see how ... More


Causing Actions

Paul M. Pietroski

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252763
eISBN:
9780191598234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252769.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

When a person acts for a reason, mental events have causal effects. This makes it tempting, given various metaphysical considerations, to identify each (human) mental event with some biochemical ... More


The Evolution of the Soul

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236986
eISBN:
9780191598593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236980.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Part 1 (Chs. 2–7) argues that mental events (consisting in the instantiation of mental properties – sensations, thoughts, purposes, desires, and beliefs) are distinct from physical events (such as ... More


Descartes's Theory of Mind

Desmond Clarke

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199261239
eISBN:
9780191597213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261237.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Descartes argues that no explanation of any phenomenon may assume or merely re‐describe what needs to be explained. He cannot, therefore, propose substance dualism as a theory of mind. To explain ... More


Regulating Jurisdictional Relations Between National and International Courts

Yuval Shany

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199211791
eISBN:
9780191706035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211791.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The book seeks to investigate the growing jurisdictional interaction between national and international courts — i.e., their parallel involvement in the same or related disputes — in the light of ... More


The Resurrection of the Dead

Stephen T. Davis

in Christian Philosophical Theology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199284597
eISBN:
9780191603778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284598.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses the general resurrection. It first establishes that classical mind/body dualism — a theory seen (in different forms) in Plato and Descartes — is not the Christian position. ... More


World Without Design: The Ontological Consequences of Naturalism

Michael C. Rea

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199247608
eISBN:
9780191601804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247609.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Philosophical naturalism has dominated the Western academy for well over a century. However, there is an important sense in which naturalism's status as orthodoxy is without rational foundation. ... More


 The Body Broken

Beth Felker Jones

in Marks of His Wounds: Gender Politics and Bodily Resurrection

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195309812
eISBN:
9780199785353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309812.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter sets up the problems of the book by giving historical and doctrinal perspective on Christian theologies of the body. It also introduces feminist concerns (dualism, essentialism, and ... More


 The Body Dying

Beth Felker Jones

in Marks of His Wounds: Gender Politics and Bodily Resurrection

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195309812
eISBN:
9780199785353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309812.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Calvin's theology of the resurrection of the body represents a conceptual hinge between traditional doctrines of the resurrection and modern denigration of the body. Calvin's experience with the ... More


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