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Continuity and Innovation in Medieval and Modern Philosophy: Knowledge, Mind and Language

John Marenbon (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265499
eISBN:
9780191760310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265499.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The usual division of philosophy into ‘medieval’ and ‘modern’ obscures the continuities in philosophy up until 1700. This book examines three areas where these continuities are particularly clear: ... More


A Level Playing Field for Religion in Higher Education

Mark U. Edwards Jr.

in The American University in a Postsecular Age: Religion and the Academy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323443
eISBN:
9780199869145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323443.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since most academic disciplinary communities emphasize narrow expertise, talking about religion can easily be perceived (except for faculty credentialed in religious studies) as amateurish and ... More


The Ideals and Diversity of Church‐Related Higher Education

R. Eugene Rice

in The American University in a Postsecular Age: Religion and the Academy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323443
eISBN:
9780199869145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323443.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Based on the fact that a majority of college and university students want their professors to help them make meaning with their lives, Rice argues that faculty roles must be redefined to include more ... More


Walking the Tightrope of Reason: The Precarious Life of a Rational Animal

Robert Fogelin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195177541
eISBN:
9780199850143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177541.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Human beings are both supremely rational and deeply superstitious, capable of believing just about anything and of questioning just about everything. Indeed, just as our reason demands that we know ... More


What's Within?: Nativism Reconsidered

Fiona Cowie

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195159783
eISBN:
9780199849529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159783.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book reconsiders the influential nativist position toward the mind. Nativists assert that some concepts, beliefs, or capacities are innate or inborn: “native” to the mind rather than acquired. ... More


The American University in a Postsecular Age: Religion and the Academy

Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323443
eISBN:
9780199869145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323443.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Academics across America are rethinking the place of religion on college and university campuses, and religion has become a hot topic of conversation. Some conversations focus on religious literacy, ... More


Ignorance of Language

Michael Devitt

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199250967
eISBN:
9780191603945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250960.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Is Chomsky right about the psychological reality of language? What is linguistics about? What role should linguistic intuitions play in constructing grammars? What is innate about language? Is there ... More


Introduction

Thomas Albert Howard

in Protestant Theology and the Making of the Modern German University

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199266852
eISBN:
9780191604188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266859.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of the shake-up of educational institutions throughout Europe in the early 19th century. The objectives of this study are then presented ... More


Sacra Facultas and the Coming of German Modernity

Thomas Albert Howard

in Protestant Theology and the Making of the Modern German University

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199266852
eISBN:
9780191604188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266859.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter begins with an examination of the 18th-century university and the forces of inertia and novelty, stagnation, and innovation that characterized it. German universities were in major ... More


Theology, Wissenschaft, and the Founding of the University of Berlin

Thomas Albert Howard

in Protestant Theology and the Making of the Modern German University

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199266852
eISBN:
9780191604188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266859.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter focuses on the establishment of the University of Berlin (1810), its early years of operation, and this institution’s implications for the future of theological instruction and ... More


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