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Formal Theories of Truth and Putnam's ‘Common‐sense Realism’

Barry Taylor

in Models, Truth, and Realism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199286690
eISBN:
9780191604065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286698.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses formal theories of truth: the redundancy theory and its ilk, distinguished by the attempt to characterize truth in terms of its structural properties, in the context of the ... More


Tarskian Truth and the Views of John McDowell

Barry Taylor

in Models, Truth, and Realism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199286690
eISBN:
9780191604065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286698.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the status of Tarskian truth. It argues that because of its connections with behaviour and psychology through the notion of translation, it is properly classified as a ... More


The Canons of Common Sense

William J. Abraham

in Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology: From the Fathers to Feminism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250035
eISBN:
9780191600388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250030.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The great Princeton theology of the nineteenth century sought to conserve the faith of the Church by combining a commitment to sola scriptura with the tenets of Common Sense philosophy imported from ... More


“The Comprehensive Theme of Revealed Theology”: Taylor and the Moral Government of God

Douglas A. Sweeney

in Nathaniel Taylor, New Haven Theology, and the Legacy of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195154283
eISBN:
9780199834709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195154282.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A striking emphasis on God's justice and goodness and on the truly moral nature of divine government pervades Taylor's entire corpus. In his famous Concio ad Clerum, Taylor upheld a firm commitment ... More


Fundamentalism and Evangelicals

Harriet A. Harris

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532537
eISBN:
9780191701016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532537.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This study examines the contentious claim that much Evangelicalism is Fundamentalist in character. Within Protestantism, the term ‘Fundamentalism’ denotes not only a movement but also a mentality ... More


Witherspoon’s Common Sense

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter Six examines the presidency and influence of John Witherspoon at Princeton College. He brought to the school a firm commitment to civic duty and Scottish Common Sense Realism. Witherspoon was ... More


The Inspiration of Scripture

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0043
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter forty-three recounts Hodge’s views on the inspiration and infallibility of Scripture. He believed in “plenary” not “partial” inspiration. Every word of the Bible was true, and it was the word ... More


Hume's Fragments of Union and the Fiction of the Scottish Enlightenment

Susan Manning

in Impressions of Hume

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199256525
eISBN:
9780191719707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256525.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter considers political, psychological, and grammatical forms of connection and their implications for narrative analogies between self and nation developed in relation to the 1707 Union ... More


Epilogue: Hodge’s Legacy

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0058
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The Epilogue examines Hodge’s theological legacy after his death. Hodge may be a largely forgotten figure, but his thinking has had a wide influence on American Protestantism over the past century. ... More


Disturbers of the Peace

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0038
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

It was An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth; in opposition to Sophistry and Scepticism, a work that went through five editions between its first appearance in 1770 and the death of David ... More


The Way of Life

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0031
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter thirty-one analyzes Hodge’s most popular book, his devotional The Way of Life. Hodge took over the role of Professor of Theology from Archibald Alexander in 1840, and thereby became the lead ... More


War and Peace

Edwin S. Gaustad

in Benjamin Franklin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305357
eISBN:
9780199850662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305357.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In August 1775, King George III declared all the colonies to be in rebellion. In October, as a head of the committee of three, Franklin met with General George Washington in Massachusetts to confer ... More


Merciless Savages, Domestic Insurrectionists, and Foreign Mercenaries: Independence

Robert G. Parkinson

in The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626635
eISBN:
9781469628103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626635.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Instead of viewing the path to independence as only about Paine's Common Sense and Jefferson's Declaration, this chapter shows the importance of stories about loyalist unrest in North Carolina and ... More


You Are Special: The Anti-Intellectualism of Sentimental Evangelicalism

Todd M. Brenneman

in Homespun Gospel: The Triumph of Sentimentality in Contemporary American Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199988983
eISBN:
9780199370009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988983.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Because evangelicals have relied so heavily on Scottish Common Sense philosophy for understanding the world and encouraging people to moral action, contemporary evangelicals have encountered ... More


Moderatism

Thomas Ahnert

in The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment: 1690-1805

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300153804
eISBN:
9780300153811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153804.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the so-called “Moderates,” who are considered the classic representatives of the “religious Enlightenment” in Scotland and who first emerged as a distinct party within the ... More


Romans

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter twenty-three explores Charles Hodge’s Commentary on Romans, which established him as both a national and international biblical scholar of repute. Hodge sought to create a scholarly ... More


Social Work Science and Understanding

Ian Shaw

in Social Work Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231166409
eISBN:
9780231541602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166409.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

In this chapter I continue the exploration of three central concerns for social work science—evidence, justice, and, here, understanding. The challenges and questions are, if anything, still more ... More


The Disunities of Mankind

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0052
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter fifty-two discusses at length Hodge’s sympathetic views of Lincoln. Lincoln’s death came a severe blow to Hodge, who considered the martyred President as one of America’s greatest men. He ... More


‘A moral paper! And how do you expect to get money by it?’: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Journalism

Isobel Grundy

in Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1690-1820s: The Long Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419659
eISBN:
9781474445061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419659.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

A standout example for the earliness of her periodical work, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu cut her journalistic teeth in secret with contributions to the Spectator and Flying-Post before launching her ... More


Formulating Problems

Nicholas Tampio

in Kantian Courage: Advancing the Enlightenment in Contemporary Political Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823245000
eISBN:
9780823250707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245000.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In the Groundwork, Kant sets himself the project of formulating a pure moral philosophy to clarify healthy common sense and encompass virtue and right. This chapter considers how historical ... More


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