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Nature in Spiritual Traditions: Social and Cultural Implications for Environmental Change

Carolyn P. Egri

in Living with Nature: Environmental Politics as Cultural Discourse

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295099
eISBN:
9780191599262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829509X.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Concerns spiritual discourse as a means of constructing and reconstructing humankind's relationship with the natural environment. After a brief historical review, the chapter explores the spiritual ... More


The North As/and the Other: Ecology, Domination, Solidarity

Yrjö Haila

in Living with Nature: Environmental Politics as Cultural Discourse

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295099
eISBN:
9780191599262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829509X.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Argues that the holistic notion of the ‘whole earth’ as a protectable entity is too insensitive to, and remote from, real human life‐worlds. It works as a poetic vision but not as a framework for ... More


Kant, Science, and Human Nature

Robert Hanna

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199285549
eISBN:
9780191713965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285549.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book argues for the importance of Kant's theories of the epistemological, metaphysical, and practical foundations of the ‘exact sciences’ — relegated to the dustbin of the history of philosophy ... More


Darwin’s Legacy: What Evolution Means Today

John Dupré

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199284214
eISBN:
9780191700286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284214.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Charles Darwin transformed our understanding of the universe and our place in it with his development of the theory of evolution. One hundred and fifty years later, we are still puzzling over the ... More


 Selective Confirmation and the Historical Record: “Another Such Victory over the Romans”?

P. Kyle Stanford

in Exceeding Our Grasp: Science, History, and the Problem of Unconceived Alternatives

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195174083
eISBN:
9780199786367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174089.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The preceding chapter showed that the best remaining hope for defending realism from the challenges of history seems to lie with the strategy of “selective confirmation.” On this strategy, we defend ... More


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


Nature versus History: An Artificial Divide?

Hilary Marlow

in Biblical Prophets and Contemporary Environmental Ethics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199569052
eISBN:
9780191723230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569052.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explores the changes in human perception of the natural world that came about with the rise of modern science from the 16th century onwards, before narrowing its focus to the academic ... More


The Vineyard of the Lord of Hosts: YHWH, the People and the Land in Isaiah 1–39

Hilary Marlow

in Biblical Prophets and Contemporary Environmental Ethics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199569052
eISBN:
9780191723230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569052.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

A cursory reading of First Isaiah reveals that it contains much material about the created world, ranging from passing allusions, to rich and detailed descriptions. Motifs of creation play a ... More


Metaphysics

W. J. Mander

in The Philosophy of John Norris

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199230303
eISBN:
9780191710643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230303.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

A complete and definitive account of Norris's position on metaphysics and epistemology finally appeared in An Essay towards the Theory of the Ideal or Intelligible World, which was published in two ... More


Introduction: Ethics and Economics in Environmental Policy

Wilfred Beckerman and Joanna Pasek

in Justice, Posterity, and the Environment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245086
eISBN:
9780191598784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245088.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

During the last two or three decades, various developments in the environmental sphere have led to increasing concern with our obligations to posterity and to the non‐human part of the natural world. ... More


Introduction

Ben Brice

in Coleridge and Scepticism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199290253
eISBN:
9780191710483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290253.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This introductory chapter sets out the central question that the book is seeks to answer: why was Coleridge privately, and sometimes publicly, sceptical about his own theory of symbolism? It argues ... More


The Darwinian Conscience

Thomas Dixon

in The Invention of Altruism: Making Moral Meanings in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264263
eISBN:
9780191734816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264263.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter retells the story of Darwin, the moral theorist. Although Charles Darwin himself neither used nor explicitly resisted the language of altruism, many others, from the 1870s to the ... More


On the threshold of the state

Annabel S. Brett

in Changes of State: Nature and the Limits of the City in Early Modern Natural Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141930
eISBN:
9781400838622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141930.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This introductory chapter provides a background of the conflicted relationship between nature and the city—the fraught intersection of the political and the natural world—in the natural law discourse ... More


The Metaphysics of Human Rights

James Griffin

in On Human Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199238781
eISBN:
9780191716478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238781.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins with a discussion of the two models of value judgement. It discusses human interest as part of the natural world. It then goes on to consider how much of the epistemic and ... More


The Nature Handbook: A Guide to Observing the Great Outdoors

Ernest H. Williams Jr. (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179293
eISBN:
9780199790470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179293.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

This book is a field guide that explores and explains the patterns of nature, providing new insight into observations of the natural world. The text offers scientifically current explanations of more ... More


Kant's Metaphysic of Nature

J. N. Findlay

in Kant and the Transcendental Object: A Hermeneutic Study

Published in print:
1981
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246381
eISBN:
9780191680960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246381.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter deals with a very perplexing stratum of Kant's teaching: his philosophy of the natural world and our knowledge of it. There are works, for example, in Anthropology, in which Kant treats ... More


Greenery: Ecocritical Readings of Late Medieval English Literature

Gillian Rudd

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072482
eISBN:
9781781701713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072482.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

Humankind has always been fascinated by the world in which it finds itself, and puzzled by its relations to it. Today that fascination is often expressed in what is now called ‘green’ terms, ... More


The Charm of Naturalism: Presidential Address delivered before the Seventieth Annual Pacific Division Meeting of The American Philosophical Association in Seattle, Washington, April 5, 1996

Barry Stroud

in Philosophers Past and Present: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608591
eISBN:
9780191729621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608591.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter takes up the question of the nature of naturalism more broadly, moving beyond Hume to the prospects of philosophical illumination from any distinctive enterprise worthy of that name. If ... More


. Northern Hunter and Dusky Carib: Frederick Albion Ober and his Followers (1877–1907)

Peter Hulme

in Remnants of Conquest: The Island Caribs and their Visitors, 1877-1998

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112150
eISBN:
9780191670688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112150.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

When Frederick Albion Ober got back in 1879 from his long trip to the Caribbean, Lucy Larcom, a well-known New Englander and neighbour of the Ober family, wrote a poem about him called ‘The Cry of ... More


Aristotle and Mathematics

Edward Hussey

in Science and Mathematics in Ancient Greek Culture

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198152484
eISBN:
9780191710049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152484.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Aristotle's writings often make appeals to mathematics, in various ways and for various purposes. In the Analytics, and particularly in Posterior Analytics, where Aristotle seeks to determine the ... More


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