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Introduction

Bernard Schweizer

in Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751389
eISBN:
9780199894864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751389.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The introduction clarifies three main points about misotheism: a) the birth of modern misotheism with the romantic writers Blake and Shelley; b) the self-concealment of misotheism; and c) the fact ... More


Other Inductive Arguments

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/9780199697533.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Six C-inductive arguments for and against the existence of God are critically discussed in this chapter: the Argument from Consciousness, the Argument from Moral Truth, the Argument from Moral ... More


Evolutionary Naturalism on High: The Victorians Sequester the Alps

Michael S. Reidy

in Victorian Scientific Naturalism: Community, Identity, Continuity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226109503
eISBN:
9780226109640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109640.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

A disproportionately large percentage of the most prominent evolutionary naturalists, and almost every member of the X-Club, traveled and climbed in the Swiss Alps. John Tyndall and Leslie Stephen, ... More


Paradox: The Art of Scientific Naturalism

George Levine

in Victorian Scientific Naturalism: Community, Identity, Continuity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226109503
eISBN:
9780226109640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109640.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter views the Scientific Naturalists from a literary perspective. Granting the importance of precise social context, it claims that full understanding of the naturalist's project requires ... More


Religious Lives

Matthew Stanley

in Huxley's Church and Maxwell's Demon: From Theistic Science to Naturalistic Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226164878
eISBN:
9780226164908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226164908.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introductory chapter describes Maxwell’s and Huxley’s backgrounds, particularly the formation of their views on and experience with religion. It shows the variety of “religion” present in the ... More


Education and Religion in the Nation's Service, 1868-1888

P.C Kemeny

in Princeton in the Nation's Service: Religious Ideals and Educational Practice, 1868-1928

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195120714
eISBN:
9780197561263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195120714.003.0005
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Can the oversight of the religion and morals of the young men, long kept up in American Colleges,” President James McCosh asked an international audience of Presbyterian leaders in 1884, be ... More


The Travails of Becoming a University, 1888-1902

P.C Kemeny

in Princeton in the Nation's Service: Religious Ideals and Educational Practice, 1868-1928

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195120714
eISBN:
9780197561263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195120714.003.0007
Subject:
Education, History of Education

In bringing the College of New Jersey to the brink of university status, McCosh stood on the verge of the promised land. As the nineteenth century was coming to a close, alumni, professors, and ... More


A conversation about the themes, continued

Andrew Briggs, Hans Halvorson, and Andrew Steane

in It Keeps Me Seeking: The Invitation from Science, Philosophy and Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198808282
eISBN:
9780191866944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808282.003.0020
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The conversation begun in chapter 2 is continued. Why are we not agnostic, or what is the difference between our stance on uncertainty and agnosticism? A well-thought-through religious commitment ... More


Thomas Henry Huxley

W. J. Mander

in The Unknowable: A Study in Nineteenth-Century British Metaphysics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198809531
eISBN:
9780191846878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809531.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

We have seen how in Hamilton, Mansel, and Spencer the combination of metaphysical realism and a belief in ‘the relativity of knowledge’ leads to agnosticism about ultimate reality—the position that ... More


Vagueness: A Fifth Column Approach

Crispin Wright

in The Riddle of Vagueness: Selected Essays 1975-2020

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780199277339
eISBN:
9780191915710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199277339.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter centres on what it terms the Vagueness Trilemma: that what may impress as the only three possible types of view about what vagueness is—namely, that it is a matter of semantic ... More


‘Wang’s Paradox’

Crispin Wright

in The Riddle of Vagueness: Selected Essays 1975-2020

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780199277339
eISBN:
9780191915710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199277339.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter, specially written for the 2007 Schilp volume in his honour, revisits Sir Michael Dummett’s seminal contribution to the debates about vagueness in his ipsonymous 1975 paper. The chapter ... More


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