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Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Roger A. Ward

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823223138
eISBN:
9780823284740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223138.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This fresh, provocative account of the American philosophical tradition explores the work of key thinkers through an innovative and counterintuitive lens: religious conversion. From Jonathan Edwards ... More


Character: Moral Treatment and the Personality Disorders

Jennifer Radden (ed.)

in The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195149531
eISBN:
9780199870943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that the conditions under the umbrella “personality disorders” actually constitute two very different kinds of theoretical entities. In particular, several core personality ... More


Moral Progress

Jesse J. Prinz

in The Emotional Construction of Morals

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199571543
eISBN:
9780191702075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571543.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Friedrich Nietzsche is sometimes called a moral nihilist, and not without warrant. He wanted to undermine Christian morality, but he did not want to eliminate morality altogether. He wanted to ... More


Validity Conditions and Analysed Propositions

Alexander Broadie

in Introduction to Medieval Logic

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240266
eISBN:
9780191680137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240266.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, History of Philosophy

This chapter considers the inferential power of categorical propositions where the structure of those propositions is taken into account. At the heart of the medieval theory of valid inference for ... More


Kant on the Good Will

Karl Ameriks

in Interpreting Kant's Critiques

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199247318
eISBN:
9780191601699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247315.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Focuses on a normative question central to the beginning of Kant’s Groundwork, the concept of a good will. After distinguishing three varieties of the concept that can be constructed from Kant’s ... More


Epistemic Enhancers

Paul Humphreys

in Extending Ourselves: Computational Science, Empiricism, and Scientific Method

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195158700
eISBN:
9780199785964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158709.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Extrapolation, conversion, and augmentation are three ways in which our natural observational and computational abilities can be extended. Examples of each are given and the possibility of and need ... More


The Dynamics of Files

François Recanati

in Mental Files

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659982
eISBN:
9780191745409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659982.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

Papineau's critique of the analogy between perceptual concepts and indexicals is discussed. The accumulation of information across encounters with an object does not establish that a single file ... More


Normative ethics, conversion, and pictures as tools of moral persuasion

Sarah McGrath

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Volume 1

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693269
eISBN:
9780191732058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693269.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In attempting to influence the moral views of others, activists sometimes employ pictures as tools of moral persuasion. In such cases, a viewer is confronted with an actual instance of the practice ... More


The Philosophical Structure of Jonathan Edwards’s Religious Affections

Roger A. Ward and Roger A. Ward

in Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823223138
eISBN:
9780823284740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223138.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter aims to show the significance of the structure of conversion in Jonathan Edwards’s Religious Affections. The larger goal, however, has been to call attention to the centrality of ... More


Habit, Habit Change, and Conversion in C. S. Peirce

Roger A. Ward and Roger A. Ward

in Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823223138
eISBN:
9780823284740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223138.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter begins by evaluating several avenues of connecting C. S. Peirce’s philosophical program and religious conversion. Next, it turns to an exposition of Peirce’s understanding of habit and ... More


Reconstructing Faith: Religious Overcoming in Dewey’s Pragmatism

Roger A. Ward and Roger A. Ward

in Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823223138
eISBN:
9780823284740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223138.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter follows the structure of the three essays that comprise John Dewey’s A Common Faith. The first section examines Dewey’s notion of the transformation to the religious attitude in ... More


Transforming Obligation in William James

Roger A. Ward and Roger A. Ward

in Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823223138
eISBN:
9780823284740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223138.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter describes the connection between the obligation William James finds in the reflective life and the resultant personal transformation that provides access to the meaning of that ... More


Creative Transformation: The Work of Conversion

Roger A. Ward and Roger A. Ward

in Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823223138
eISBN:
9780823284740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223138.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter extends the critique of transformation in American philosophy by looking at conversion thematically. It argues that the American philosophers are convinced that a genuine transformation ... More


The Evasion of Conversion in Recent American Philosophy

Roger A. Ward and Roger A. Ward

in Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823223138
eISBN:
9780823284740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223138.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter focuses on three contemporary philosophers who have contributed significantly to the development of pragmatism and American philosophy: Richard Rorty, Cornel West, and Robert Corrington. ... More


Rethinking the Gift II

Robyn Horner

in Rethinking God as Gift: Marion, Derrida, and the Limits of Phenomenology

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823221219
eISBN:
9780823235599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823221219.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses the second way in which Derrida addresses the gift—as that which is given, rather than the condition for the given. The second way is subdivided into ... More


Epilogue: Final Ends and Meaningful Lives

Edna Ullmann-Margalit

in Normal Rationality: Decisions and Social Order

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198802433
eISBN:
9780191840753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802433.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The meaningfulness of life is not a mere additive function of locally meaningful moments. In making meaning, people undertake the active and creative task of constructing their past—of interpreting ... More


“To Become a Different Person”: Wittgenstein, Christianity, and the Modernist Ethos

Marjorie Perloff

in Wittgenstein and Modernism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226420370
eISBN:
9780226420547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226420547.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Perloff examines how Wittgenstein, the philosopher who considered himself such a confirmed anti-modernist, was in fact a thorough-going if unwitting modernist. She demonstrates how Wittgenstein fits ... More


The World as Bloom Found it: “Ithaca,” the Tractatus, and Looking “More than Once for the Solution of Difficult Problems in Imaginary or Real Life”

Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé

in Wittgenstein and Modernism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226420370
eISBN:
9780226420547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226420547.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Zumhagen-Yekplé reads Wittgenstein’s Tractatus resolutely, alongside the “Ithaca” chapter of James Joyce’s Ulysses, arguing that looking at Wittgenstein in this way offers new dimensions for ... More


On the Flesh of the Word: Incarnational Hermeneutics

John Panteleimon Manoussakis

in Carnal Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265886
eISBN:
9780823266951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265886.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter reflects on the claim central to all Christian confessions: the Word became Flesh. The author claims that there has been a long tradition of misreading that has caused us to think in ... More


Consequences in General and Consequences between Assertoric Propositions

John Buridan

in Treatise on Consequences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823257188
eISBN:
9780823261499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257188.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Buridan first describes the causes of the truth and falsity of propositions, before defining consequence and distinguishing formal from material consequence. He describes the ampliation of the ... More


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