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The Eternal Paradox

John C. Avise

in Inside the Human Genome: A Case for Non-Intelligent Design

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195393439
eISBN:
9780199775415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393439.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Why do biological imperfections and suffering exist in a world governed by a loving deity? This is the age‐old theodicy dilemma. This chapter examines theological and scientific (evolutionary) ... More


Kant, Idealism, and Cognitive Constructivism

Tom Rockmore

in German Idealism as Constructivism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226349909
eISBN:
9780226350073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226350073.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This study presupposes that the constructivist approach to cognition deriving from the Copernican revolution is central to German idealism, including Kant and the post-Kantian German idealists. The ... More


Emil Lask and the End of Southwestern Neo‐Kantianism

Frederick C. Beiser

in The German Historicist Tradition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691555
eISBN:
9780191731839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691555.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter considers the tragic figure of Emil Lask (1875–1915), who was the culminating figure of Southwestern neo‐Kantianism. Central to the neo‐Kantian movement was its concepts of normativity ... More


Conceptions of Cosmos: From Myths to the Accelerating Universe: A History of Cosmology

Helge S. Kragh

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199209163
eISBN:
9780191706219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209163.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book is a historical account of how natural philosophers and scientists have endeavoured to understand the universe at large, first in a mythical and later in a scientific context. Starting with ... More


On Literary Worlds

Eric Hayot

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199926695
eISBN:
9780199980499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926695.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Though literature is not a technology, the historical models literary scholars use to describe literary history owe a great deal to the languages of originality, novelty, progress, and invention that ... More


Formal Idealism and the Aesthetic Condition of Experience

Fiona Hughes

in Kant's Aesthetic Epistemology: Form and World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621224
eISBN:
9780748652327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621224.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

While Gerd Buchdahl, Henry Allison and Béatrice Longuenesse provide a robust defence of Immanuel Kant's formalism, each of their accounts fail to give an adequate account of the relation in which ... More


Reason and Agency: Enlightenment, Kant, and Romanticism

David E. Cooper

in The Measure of Things: Humanism, Humility, and Mystery

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199235988
eISBN:
9780191696688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235988.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the emergence of certain innovations crucial to the later formulation of a full-blown humanism towards the end of the 18th century. It starts by noting the reactions against ... More


Introduction

Jeremy Brown

in New Heavens and a New Earth: The Jewish Reception of Copernican Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199754793
eISBN:
9780199345083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754793.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The introduction describes the current interest the ways in which science and religion interact, and the threat that religions in general and Judaism in particular may feel from recent scientific ... More


Copernican Revolution in Physics and Cosmology: Vantage Point from beyond Earth

Georg Northoff

in The Spontaneous Brain: From the Mind-Body to the World-Brain Problem

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262038072
eISBN:
9780262346962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262038072.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Why do we so stubbornly cling to the assumption of mind? Despite the so far presented empirical, ontological, and conceptual-logical evidence against mind, the philosopher may nevertheless reject the ... More


Christian Philosophers and the Copernican Revolution

Merold Westphal

in Overcoming Onto-Theology: Toward a Postmodern Christian Faith

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823221301
eISBN:
9780823235483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823221301.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter suggests that Christian philosophers should be favorably disposed toward Kantian idealism, that there are important affinities between Kantian idealism and ... More


Copernican Revolution in Neuroscience and Philosophy: Vantage Point from beyond Brain

Georg Northoff

in The Spontaneous Brain: From the Mind-Body to the World-Brain Problem

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262038072
eISBN:
9780262346962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262038072.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

How can we eliminate the “intuition of mind”? I demonstrated that the “intuition of mind” can be traced to our pre-Copernican vantage point from within mind or brain (chapter 20). Analogous to ... More


Kant on Kant

Alfredo Ferrarin

in The Powers of Pure Reason: Kant and the Idea of Cosmic Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226243153
eISBN:
9780226243290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243290.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 3 discusses why Kant is so confusing and misleading when he refers to his own works, especially the first Critique, which jeopardizes the importance of his points. It shows the unexpected ... More


Kant's New Foundations of Metaphysics

P. F. Strawson

in Entity and Identity: And other essays

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250159
eISBN:
9780191598470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250150.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Some muted echoes of Kantian idealism are to be found in the work of many twentieth century philosophers (e.g. Putnam, Davidson, Quine, Dummett, Wittgenstein) who would readily describe themselves, ... More


The Scenography of Trauma: Oedipus as Tragedy and Complex

John Fletcher

in Freud and the Scene of Trauma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254590
eISBN:
9780823260973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254590.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Five considers Freud’s turn to the two tragedies, Sophocles’ Oedipus the King and Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It locates Freud’s reading of them in the theoretical crisis of 1897 over the theory of ... More


Idealism and Incommensurability

Marc Lange

in Idealism: New Essays in Metaphysics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198746973
eISBN:
9780191863622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746973.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Kuhn famously talks about the scientists after a scientific revolution living in a different ‘world’ from the scientists prior to the revolution. This talk could be understood in lots of different ... More


The Spontaneous Brain: From the Mind-Body to the World-Brain Problem

Georg Northoff

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262038072
eISBN:
9780262346962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262038072.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Mind vs Body? We traditionally attribute our mental features like consciousness to either mind or body – this amounts to the question for the relationship between mind or body, the mind-body problem. ... More


Pater's Copernican Revolution: The Desiring, Dying Body

Kate Hext

in Walter Pater: Individualism and Aesthetic Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748646258
eISBN:
9780748693849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646258.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that in a radical reconfiguration of Kant's 'Copernican Revolution' Pater centres his individualism on the physical experience of the body. In Pater's works a sense of one's self ... More


Introduction: Freud's Copernican revolution

Jeremy Tambling

in Literature and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086731
eISBN:
9781781705100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086731.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a brief background on Sigmund Freud and his development of the method of psychoanalysis. Freud compared his theory to that of Copernicus, who had shown that the Earth was not at ... More


Objects of Representation: Kant’s Copernican Revolution Reinterpreted

Leslie Stevenson

in Inspirations from Kant: Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199778225
eISBN:
9780190267629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778225.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This essay offers a reinterpretation of Immanuel Kant’s Copernican revolution and the transcendental idealism that he claimed to follow from it. In the preface to the second edition of the Critique ... More


Introduction: Parameters

Emma Gee

in Aratus and the Astronomical Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199781683
eISBN:
9780199345151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781683.003.0000
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The introduction aims to treat the main issues around Aratus’ text, whilst at the same time exploding the reader’s assumptions about them as a preparation for re-engagement with the text. Treating ... More


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