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Leibniz: Nature and Freedom

Donald Rutherford and J. A. Cover (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195143744
eISBN:
9780199835317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143744.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book presents 12 essays that illustrate the current state of scholarship on Leibniz’s metaphysics. Essays 1 and 2 tackle the different aspects of one of the main topics of Leibniz’s metaphysics ... More


The Russian Experience: Theoretical Interpretations

Vladimir Mau and Irina Starodubrovskaya

in The Challenge of Revolution: Contemporary Russia in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241507
eISBN:
9780191599835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241503.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter speculates on how the theory of revolution might develop further, in the light of the experiences of post‐communist Russia. This means regarding the Russian example, not as a case study ... More


The Philosopher's Stone

Jacqueline Mariña

in Transformation of the Self in the thought of Schleiermacher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199206377
eISBN:
9780191709753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206377.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines several fundamental philosophical problems regarding the conditions of the possibility of moral transformation preoccupying the younger Schleiermacher, especially as he ... More


 Chan Rituals of the Abbots' Ascending the Dharma Hall to Preach

Mario Poceski

in Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Theory in Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195304671
eISBN:
9780199866861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304671.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 2 describes a ritual tradition that clearly goes back to the beginnings of Zen. These ritual occasions, sometimes daily and at other times less frequent, brought the entire assembly of monks ... More


Leibniz on Spontaneity

Donald Rutherford

in Leibniz: Nature and Freedom

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195143744
eISBN:
9780199835317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143744.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This essay explores the conception of spontaneity or self-determination presupposed by Leibniz’s analysis of freedom. It argues that Leibniz’s writings support a narrower notion of agent spontaneity, ... More


Mental Ballistics: the Involuntariness of Spontaneity

Galen Strawson

in Real Materialism: and Other Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199267422
eISBN:
9780191708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267422.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

It is sometimes said that reasoning, thought, and judgment essentially involve action. It is sometimes said that they involve spontaneity, where spontaneity is taken to be connected in some ... More


The Path of Continuity: Spontaneity and Dependent Arising: Authenticity 86.3–104.2

Anne Carolyn Klein and Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

in Unbounded Wholeness: Bon, Dzogchen, and the Logic of the Nonconceptual

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195178494
eISBN:
9780199784790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178491.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Spontaneity is a hallmark of Buddhahood. A central principle of Authenticity, spontaneity, is also integral to many features vital to Dzogchen's unique identity. Wisdom's status as primordial has to ... More


: We Can Act Only Under the Idea of Freedom

Henry E. Allison

in Essays on Kant

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199647033
eISBN:
9780191741166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647033.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This essay has a two‐fold aim. One is to respond to Daniel Dennett's naturalistic treatment of the free will problem. According to Dennett, the idea of free will is reducible to a deliberator's ... More


: Kant's Practical Justification of Freedom

Henry E. Allison

in Essays on Kant

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199647033
eISBN:
9780191741166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647033.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

After providing a brief account of what Kant understands by a practical justification and the various types of it found in his writings, the essay examines the ways in which Kant attempts to provide ... More


The Epistemology of Reason Relations

John Skorupski

in The Domain of Reasons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199587636
eISBN:
9780191595394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587636.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 16 describes the epistemic circumstances in which a person is said to have warrant for a normative belief, or to have normative knowledge. It argues that an accurate description of our ... More


Tap: Unlocking the Mobile Economy

Anindya Ghose

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036276
eISBN:
9780262340427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036276.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

Consumers create a data trail by tapping their phones; businesses can tap into this trail to harness the power of the more than three trillion dollar mobile economy. According to this book's author, ... More


The Philosophical Basis of Hegel’s Philosophy of Religion

Thomas Lewis

in Religion, Modernity, and Politics in Hegel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199595594
eISBN:
9780191729072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595594.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

Judging these early attempts to be inadequate, Hegel turns to post-Kantian philosophy as the only adequate basis for addressing the cultural and political problems of the modern world. Chapter Two ... More


Teleological Dialectic

Monte Ransome Johnson

in Aristotle on Teleology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199285303
eISBN:
9780191603143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285306.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Aristotle articulates his natural teleology in the context of a dialectical engagement with his predecessors, identifying each of them with a salient causal factor: Empedocles (luck or chance), ... More


Dancing in Chains: The Baffling Coexistence of Legalism and Exuberance in Judaic and Islamic Tradition

Ze'ev Maghen

in Judaic Sources and Western Thought: Jerusalem's Enduring Presence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199583157
eISBN:
9780191728952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583157.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explains how apparent antitheses of law and exemplary individuality are, in fact, merely apparent, and how spirited, even revolutionary individuality is valued by both traditions. The ... More


The General Idea of a Spontaneous Social Order

Roland Kley

in Hayek's Social and Political Thought

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279167
eISBN:
9780191684289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279167.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Friedrich A. Hayek defines social theory as the systematic study of spontaneous orders, maintaining that an individual may often be a member not only of the comprehensive spontaneous order of society ... More


Spontaneity and Freedom in Leibniz

Michael J. Murray

in Leibniz: Nature and Freedom

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195143744
eISBN:
9780199835317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143744.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This essay argues that Leibniz’s conception of moral necessity is based on accounts of the notion developed by late-16th century Spanish Jesuits — that moral necessity entails the denial of ... More


Dialogue

Tony Hunt

in Villon's Last Will: Language and Authority in the Testament

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159148
eISBN:
9780191673528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159148.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Testament's dialogic nature becomes evident in the testator's animated spontaneity as he engages in debate with his audience, inscribed listeners, and imaginary interlocutors when combining ... More


Rhetoric and Irony

Tony Hunt

in Villon's Last Will: Language and Authority in the Testament

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159148
eISBN:
9780191673528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159148.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Aside from how no detailed study is available regarding Villon's rhetoric or any attempt to demonstrate his carefully calculated effects, his writing has not been placed in the context of instruction ... More


Receptive Spirit: German Idealism and the Dynamics of Cultural Transmission

Márton Dornbach

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268290
eISBN:
9780823272495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268290.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Beginning with Kant, German idealist philosophers undertake a radical rethinking of the nature of human mindedness whose ramifications have yet to be fully assessed. At the heart of this project is ... More


Aristotle: Explanation and Nature

R. J. Hankinson

in Cause and Explanation in Ancient Greek Thought

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246564
eISBN:
9780191597572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246564.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In this chapter, Hankinson discusses Aristotle's conceptions of nature, change, and potentiality; the four causes, spontaneity, and chance; teleology and hypothetical necessity; and also Aristotle's ... More


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