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Beyond Humean and non‐Humean

John T. Roberts

in The Law-Governed Universe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199557707
eISBN:
9780191721052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557707.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

Much of the recent literature on laws of nature is about the dispute between Humean and Non‐Humean accounts of laws. The MAL does not fit easily in either camp. Like Humean views, it is ontologically ... More


Introduction

Brian Leftow

in God and Necessity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199263356
eISBN:
9780191741777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263356.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter introduces conflicts between standard Western theist beliefs about God, clustered about His being creator and sustainer of all, and belief in necessary truths. Western theists believe ... More


Referring to Eternal God

Paul Helm

in Eternal God: A Study of God without Time

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590391
eISBN:
9780191595516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590391.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

How can a God timelessly eternal be referred to since he is not part of our spatio-temporal matrix? How may we obtain ‘individuating facts’ (Strawson) for such a God? The scepticism of Nielsen, Flew ... More


Return Statements: The Return of Religion in Contemporary Philosophy

Gregg Lambert

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474413909
eISBN:
9781474422352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413909.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Gregg Lambert examines the internal relationship between the return of overtly religious themes in contemporary philosophy over the past decade and another sense of the ‘post-secular’ turn that has ... More


Reason, Nature, and God in Descartes

Gary Hatfield

in Essays on the Philosophy and Science of René Descartes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195075519
eISBN:
9780199853052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195075519.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses Decartes as a rationalist and an experimentalist, as a philosopher-metaphysicist who also relies on experiment and observation as an essential activity of knowledge. It ... More


The Historical Background of Kant's Critical Teaching

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/9780198246381.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter gives a brief account of the three major influences which shaped Kant's opinions, which provided the background from which he dissented, and which he in great part transposed and ... More


The Dialectic of the Soul and the World

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/9780198246381.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter focuses on Transcendental Dialectic. It examines the manoeuvres of a type of thought that is not content to use its concepts on empirical material, and to justify concepts by their ... More


The Dialectic of Divinity

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/9780198246381.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines Kant's critique of transcendental theology, perhaps the most shatteringly influential and also the most seriously misunderstood of all sides of his philosophy. In it he has ... More


Supernaturalism

Michael C. Rea

in World Without Design: The Ontological Consequences of Naturalism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199247608
eISBN:
9780191601804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247609.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Supernaturalism is a research programme wherein one takes at least the methods of the natural sciences and religious experience as basic sources of evidence. Argues that embracing supernaturalism ... More


God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Herman Philipse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is a critical examination of the philosophical strategies for defending religious belief. The main strategies may be presented as conforming to the end nodes of a decision tree for a ... More


The End of the Critiques: Kant’s Moral ‘Creationism’

Karl Ameriks

in Kant's Elliptical Path

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199693689
eISBN:
9780191745584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693689.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explains how Kant's metaphysics and practical philosophy allowed him to remain deeply attached to the notion of a moral creator, although the very end of his last Critique makes a ... More


Introduction

Michael J. Almeida

in Freedom, God, and Worlds

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199640027
eISBN:
9780191741937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640027.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The Introduction provides a brief summary of the principal aims and conclusion of the book. The principal aims include showing that some major principles of philosophical theology are nothing more ... More


Conclusions

Michael J. Almeida

in Freedom, God, and Worlds

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199640027
eISBN:
9780191741937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640027.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The aim of the chapter is to review the major conclusions of the book. There are sections of the chapter discussing the principles of philosophical theology that have been shown to be no more than ... More


The Priority of Natural Theology

Herman Philipse

in God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In Chapter 1, it is argued that for religious believers, natural theology has an epistemological priority over a revelation and revelation theology. Six problems concerning revelations show that this ... More


A Grand Strategy

Herman Philipse

in God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Can we validate domain-specific methods of research for natural theology? All these methods have turned out to be unreliable, as is illustrated by the example of prayer (Mantra II, STEP). This fact ... More


The Greatest Possible Being

Jeff Speaks

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826811
eISBN:
9780191865725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826811.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Philosophical theology is the attempt to use reason to determine the attributes of God. An ancient tradition, which is perhaps more influential now than ever, tries to derive the attributes of God ... More


Varieties of Understanding: New Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology

Stephen R. Grimm (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190860974
eISBN:
9780190861001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190860974.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

According to a long historical tradition, understanding comes in different varieties. In particular, it is said that understanding people has a different epistemic profile than understanding the ... More


Folk Convictions

Manuel Vargas

in Building Better Beings: A Theory of Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199697540
eISBN:
9780191748851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697540.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter argues for three ideas: (1) we have diverse intuitions, and some of those intuitions are plausibly understood as compatibilist, and others as incompatibilist, and (2) this result suggests ... More


Destiny and Deliberation: Essays in Philosophical Theology

Jonathan L. Kvanvig

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199696574
eISBN:
9780191732270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696574.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book presents new work in philosophical theology on the universe, creation, and the afterlife. Organised thematically by the endpoints of time, the volume begins by addressing eschatological ... More


Appropriating Westphal Appropriating Nietzsche: Merold Westphal as a Theological Resource

Bruce Ellis Benson

in Gazing Through a Prism Darkly: Reflections on Merold Westphal's Hermeneutical Epistemology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230457
eISBN:
9780823235223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230457.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter focuses on Merold Westphal's analysis of the views of Friedrich Nietzsche about faith and theology (through Nietzsche's Suspicion and Faith: The Religious Uses ... More


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