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Kantian Humility: Our Ignorance of Things in Themselves

Rae Langton

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243174
eISBN:
9780191597909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243174.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book offers a new interpretation and defence of Kant's doctrine of things in themselves. Kant distinguishes things in themselves from phenomena, and in doing so he makes a metaphysical ... More


Engaging Citizens

Douglas A Hicks

in With God on All Sides: Leadership in a Devout and Diverse America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195337174
eISBN:
9780199868407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337174.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Building an inclusive culture requires thoughtful engagement on the part of public leaders with their constituents. Business experts talk about management by “walking around”; this chapter focuses on ... More


 Sacred Signs of Inner Unity: Augustine and Medieval Sacramental Theology

Phillip Cary

in Outward Signs: The Powerlessness of External Things in Augustine's Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336498
eISBN:
9780199868629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336498.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Medieval theologians like Lombard and Aquinas depart from Augustine when they conceive of sacraments as external signs that not only signify inner grace but also confer it. For Augustine sacraments ... More


Introduction

Avigail Eisenberg

in Reasons of Identity: A Normative Guide to the Political and Legal Assessment of Identity Claims

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199291304
eISBN:
9780191710704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291304.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

This chapter provides a general overview of the argument of this book. It explains how claims which are made for entitlements, resources, power, or opportunities on the basis of what is important to ... More


‘Voluntary Degradation’: Johnson's Prefaces and Dedications

Freya Johnston

in Samuel Johnson and the Art of Sinking 1709-1791

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251827
eISBN:
9780191719080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251827.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter concentrates on Johnson's prefaces and dedications, especially those donated anonymously to other people's works as forms of writing in which humility is at a premium. A dextrous ... More


Moral Psychology, Revelation, and Virtue

Jonathan Jacobs

in Law, Reason, and Morality in Medieval Jewish Philosophy: Sadia Gaon, Bahya ibn Pakuda, and Moses Maimonides

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199542833
eISBN:
9780191594359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542833.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Here we turn to some issues of moral psychology profoundly impacted by the conception of free will. In particular, the chapter discusses the nature and significance of repentance. This is vitally ... More


Ecstasy, Spiritual Knowledge, and Humility

Patrik Hagman

in The Asceticism of Isaac of Nineveh

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593194
eISBN:
9780191595677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593194.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The goals of the ascetic life can be described in various ways, and in this chapter three such symbols are studied. Ecstasy is described by Isaac variously as the experience of leaving both the body ... More


Evolution and Evil: The Difference Darwinism Makes in Theology and Spirituality

Jeff Astley

in Reading Genesis after Darwin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383355
eISBN:
9780199870561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383355.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

Despite the complacent reaction of many theologians, Darwinism remains a dangerous idea for any religion that embraces a doctrine of creation. In particular, the evolutionary perspective—especially ... More


Gazing Through a Prism Darkly: Reflections on Merold Westphal's Hermeneutical Epistemology

B. Keith Putt (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230457
eISBN:
9780823235223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230457.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Merold Westphal has been in the foremost ranks of philosophers who proclaim a new post-secular philosophy. By articulating an epistemology sensitive to the realities of cognitive ... More


The Six Days of Creation According to the Greek Fathers

Andrew Louth

in Reading Genesis after Darwin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383355
eISBN:
9780199870561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383355.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

This chapter shows what may be learned for readers of Genesis after Darwin by attending to the profound—often strange—ways in which Genesis was read long before Darwin, particularly by Greek-speaking ... More


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