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Atheism under Cover: Esoteric Communication on Hume's Title Pages

Paul Russell

in The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195110333
eISBN:
9780199872084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110333.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Both the epigrams that Hume uses on the title‐pages of the Treatise of Human Nature are very significant and reveal his freethinking and irreligious aims and intentions.. More specifically, the ... More


The Negation of Hope

Alan Mittleman

in Hope in a Democratic Age: Philosophy, Religion, and Political Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199297153
eISBN:
9780191700835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297153.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

To consider hope as a virtue is a response, in part, to philosophical traditions that portray hope as something less; as either a mere emotion or even as a vice. This chapter argues that hope is a ... More


Spinoza and Relational Immanence

Rocco Gangle

in Diagrammatic Immanence: Category Theory and Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474404174
eISBN:
9781474418645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474404174.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter reviews the organisational structure of Spinoza’s Ethics, focusing on the concepts of unity and relation. It examines the tension between the geometrical order of the textual ... More


“Feminization” and the Problem of Jewish Persistence

Jay Geller

in The Other Jewish Question: Identifying the Jew and Making Sense of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233618
eISBN:
9780823241781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233618.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines how, in Tractatus-Theologico Politicus's critique of the doctrine of the Jewish people's eternal election and their divine chosenness, Spinoza juxtaposed circumcision, as the ... More


How the Stoics Became Atheists

Christopher Brooke

in Philosophic Pride: Stoicism and Political Thought from Lipsius to Rousseau

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152080
eISBN:
9781400842414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152080.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores the wider and largely Continental story of how the Stoics became atheists. The Neostoicisms of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century had been explicitly intended as ... More


Deleuze and Expressive Immanence

Rocco Gangle

in Diagrammatic Immanence: Category Theory and Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474404174
eISBN:
9781474418645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474404174.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the metaphysics and semiotics of Deleuze in relation to the formal structures of category theory. It begins by situating Deleuze’s thought relative to the Erlangen Program in ... More


From “Epicurean” Physics to Ethics

David S. Sytsma

in Richard Baxter and the Mechanical Philosophers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190274870
eISBN:
9780190274894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274870.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses Baxter’s theory of natural law and his polemics against Thomas Hobbes and Benedict de Spinoza on ethical matters. Baxter’s natural law theory drew on Francisco Suárez’s De ... More


Freedom and Necessity

P. F. Strawson

in Analysis and Metaphysics: An Introduction to Philosophy

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198751182
eISBN:
9780191695032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198751182.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses the two theses on freedom and necessity from Benedict Spinoza's book ‘Ethics’. The first of these theses states that the sense of freedom of action and decision is nothing but ... More


Spinoza and Dutch Cartesianism

Alexander X. Douglas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198732501
eISBN:
9780191796722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732501.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book aims to understand Spinoza’s philosophy by situating it in its immediate historical context. It defends a thesis about Spinoza’s philosophical motivations and then bases an interpretation ... More


Diagrammatic Immanence: Category Theory and Philosophy

Rocco "Gangle

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474404174
eISBN:
9781474418645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474404174.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book integrates insights from Spinoza’s metaphysics, Peirce’s semiotic theory and Deleuze’s philosophy of difference in conjunction with the formal operations of category theory. Spinoza, Peirce ... More


Negri and Multitude

Jon Beasley-Murray

in Posthegemony: Political Theory and Latin America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816647149
eISBN:
9781452945941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816647149.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This concluding chapter examines the concept of multitude within the context of posthegemony by focusing on Peronism in Argentina, Sendero Luminoso in Peru, national liberation struggles in Central ... More


Jonathan Edwards’ French Connection: The Pentateuch and the Practices of Public History

Robert E. Brown

in Jonathan Edwards and Scripture: Biblical Exegesis in British North America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190249496
eISBN:
9780190249526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190249496.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Robert E. Brown focuses on Jonthan Edwards’ engagement with the emerging criticism of the early modern period, when the question of who authored the Pentateuch occupied many a biblical interpreter. ... More


Fichte’s Idealism

Patrick Shade and John Lachs

in Freedom and Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256747
eISBN:
9780823261390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Lachs seeks to clarify the distinctive features of Fichte's version of idealism, giving special emphasis to his view of the self. In discussing Fichte's view that the self posits itself (and posits ... More


A Critical Intellectual History of the Historical-Critical Paradigm in Biblical Studies

Joshua A. Berman

in Inconsistency in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190658809
eISBN:
9780190675295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658809.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter seeks to understand the origins of the intellectual commitments that shape the discipline today, and its halting disposition toward empirical models of textual growth. It examines how ... More


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