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Concluding Remarks

Henny Fiskå Hägg

in Clement of Alexandria and the Beginnings of Christian Apophaticism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199288083
eISBN:
9780191604164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288089.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Clement’s solution to the problem of the relationship between the knowable and the unknowable aspects of God is seen in a wider perspective. How and why, for centuries, Clement was seen as ... More


Trinity and Revelation

Luigi Gioia

in The Theological Epistemology of Augustine's De Trinitate

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553464
eISBN:
9780191720796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553464.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Early Christian Studies

Augustine's doctrine of revelation is formulated through the divine attributes of invisibility (Augustine's equivalent for unknowability) and immutability. This approach gives to revelation a ... More


Truth as Knowable

Neil Tennant

in The Taming of the True

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199251605
eISBN:
9780191698057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251605.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter argues in defence of the principle of knowability against a major realist attack on it, specifically it looks at philosopher Frederick Fitch's claims that there could be truths that are ... More


Formal Problems About Knowledge

Roy Sorensen

in The Oxford Handbook of Epistemology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130058
eISBN:
9780199833481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130057.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In ”Formal Problems about Knowledge,” Roy Sorensen examines epistemological issues that have logical aspects. He uses Fitch's proof for unknowables and the surprise test paradox to illustrate the ... More


The Precautionary Principle and Its Critics

Emily C. Parke and Mark A. Bedau

in The Ethics of Protocells: Moral and Social Implications of Creating Life in the Laboratory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012621
eISBN:
9780262255301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012621.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter outlines various arguments for and against the precautionary principle. It specifically explains the nature and proper use of the precautionary principle. This chapter suggests that some ... More


Bataille’s Contestation of Interpretative Anthropology and of the Sociology of Religion

Alphonso Lingis

in Negative Ecstasies: Georges Bataille and the Study of Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265190
eISBN:
9780823266890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265190.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Georges Bataille takes sacrifice to be the most universal and fundamental religious act. He also finds the compulsion to sacrifice oneself in the writings of the mystics. Interpretative anthropology ... More


What Is Randomness?: Knowable and Unknowable Complexity

Michael R. Powers

in Acts of God and Man: Ruminations on Risk and Insurance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153676
eISBN:
9780231527057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153676.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Random variables are commonly used to model unknown quantities, including the full gamut of risks, in the physical world. However, this generally is done without either a formal definition of ... More


Introduction: Defence Planning—a Mission about Consequences

Colin S Gray

in Strategy and Defence Planning: Meeting the Challenge of Uncertainty

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198701842
eISBN:
9780191771583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701842.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The future is unknown and unknowable, but somehow we need to meet the uncertainty caused by our ignorance. Much effort is expended in efforts to foresee, or at least anticipate, if not forecast and ... More


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