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The History and Future of Bioethics: A Sociological View

John H. Evans

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860852
eISBN:
9780199932474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860852.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Seemingly every day society faces a new ethical challenge raised by a scientific innovation. Human genetic engineering, stem cell research, face transplantation, synthetic biology – all were science ... More


The Significance of Religious Experience

Howard Wettstein

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199841363
eISBN:
9780199950003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841363.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Religion

This book explores the foundations of religious commitment in the domains of metaphysics/epistemology and the ethical. Throughout, the book takes a literary (rather than philosophical) approach to ... More


Epilogue

Adriaan T. Peperzak

in The Quest for Meaning: Friends of Wisdom from Plato to Levinas

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222773
eISBN:
9780823235810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222773.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the religious thoughts and beliefs of certain philosophers. It does not offer a systematic theory of the philosophers' ... More


The Construction of a New World Picture

Stephen Gaukroger

in The Collapse of Mechanism and the Rise of Sensibility: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1680-1760

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594931
eISBN:
9780191595745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594931.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

In the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries there was a concern to reconcile Christianity, the traditional humanistic disciplines, and natural philosophy. There are two principal ways in ... More


First Thoughts

Daniel Garber

in Leibniz: Body, Substance, Monad

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566648
eISBN:
9780191722035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566648.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter begins with Leibniz's early views, examining his first thoughts about the physical world, deeply inspired by the physics of Thomas Hobbes, and how they fit into his early concerns about ... More


Divine Wisdom and Final Causes

Daniel Garber

in Leibniz: Body, Substance, Monad

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566648
eISBN:
9780191722035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566648.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on Leibniz's treatment of final causes and divine wisdom. It first argues that the question of final causes should be distinguished from that of contingency: there are numerous ... More


The Emergence of Bioethical Debate and the Jurisdictional Struggle Between Science and Theology

John H. Evans

in The History and Future of Bioethics: A Sociological View

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860852
eISBN:
9780199932474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860852.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the origins of professional bioethical debate in the 1960s when scientists began to be concerned about the potential social implications of experiments in mind control, human ... More


The Theological Retreat and the Emergence of the Bioethics Profession

John H. Evans

in The History and Future of Bioethics: A Sociological View

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860852
eISBN:
9780199932474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860852.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Theologians and their allies raised the interest of the public, and eventually Congress, on these issues. Congress created two venues of decision-making, research bioethics and public policy ... More


Theological Impressionism

Howard Wettstein

in The Significance of Religious Experience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199841363
eISBN:
9780199950003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841363.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that theological doctrine, the output of philosophical theology, is not a natural tool for thinking about biblical/rabbinic Judaism. Fundamental to the chapter's argument is the ... More


Against Theology 1

Howard Wettstein

in The Significance of Religious Experience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199841363
eISBN:
9780199950003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841363.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Religion

That Athens and Jerusalem represent dramatically different ways in the world is hardly a new idea. But developments in philosophy—like the work of Wittgenstein—suggest that the time may be ripe for ... More


God’s Struggles 1

Howard Wettstein

in The Significance of Religious Experience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199841363
eISBN:
9780199950003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841363.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter takes issue with something fundamental in the outlook of many religious people. It sketches a traditional religious approach that nevertheless agrees with religion’s critics on the ... More


Bonaventure's Contribution to the Twentieth-Century Debate on Apophatic Theology

Theo Zweerman

in The Quest for Meaning: Friends of Wisdom from Plato to Levinas

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222773
eISBN:
9780823235810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222773.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the contribution of Saint Bonaventure to the 20th century debate of apophatic theology. It suggests that that a case study on Bonaventure's work can be ... More


Kafka's The Trial: Philosophical Perspectives

Espen Hammer (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190461454
eISBN:
9780190461461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190461454.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

The Trial, written from 1914 to 1915 and published in 1925, is a multifaceted, notoriously difficult manifestation of European literary modernism. Written in a relatively abstract language, it tells ... More


Introduction

Antonie Vos

in The Philosophy of John Duns Scotus

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624621
eISBN:
9780748652372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624621.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the life and works of John Duns Scotus, one of the significant philosopher-theologians of the Middle Ages. It suggests that by discovering the ... More


Life I: Duns and Oxford

Antonie Vos

in The Philosophy of John Duns Scotus

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624621
eISBN:
9780748652372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624621.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the early life and career of John Duns Scotus at Oxford University. Scotus studied theology and philosophy in Oxford, and was ordained a priest in 1291. He was later selected to ... More


Ars obligatoria

Antonie Vos

in The Philosophy of John Duns Scotus

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624621
eISBN:
9780748652372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624621.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter analyses the role of ars obligatoria in John Duns Scotus's way of doing philosophy and theology. It suggests that there is an inherent linkage between Scotus' reference to the ars ... More


Argument, proof, and science

Antonie Vos

in The Philosophy of John Duns Scotus

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624621
eISBN:
9780748652372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624621.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores the role of argument, proof and science in the philosophy of John Duns Scotus. It explains that Scotus draws the contents of his thought from the wells of faith, revelation and ... More


Villanova Colloquy: Against Omnipotence: God Beyond Power

Richard Kearney

in Debates in Continental Philosophy: Conversations with Contemporary Thinkers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223176
eISBN:
9780823235155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223176.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The very title of the conference series, namely “Religion and Postmodernism”, raises the question of the possibility of a productive exchange ... More


Philosophia

Giovanni Ferretti

in The Quest for Meaning: Friends of Wisdom from Plato to Levinas

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222773
eISBN:
9780823235810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222773.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter challenges the traditional conception of the way in which philosophy and theology are and should be related. It examines these disciplines insofar as they are ... More


Platonic and Christian Hope

Kevin Corrigan

in The Quest for Meaning: Friends of Wisdom from Plato to Levinas

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222773
eISBN:
9780823235810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222773.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the influence of Greek philosopher Plato on the Christian concept of hope. It analyzes the extent to which Plato was the source of a theology that treats ... More


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