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Being Human

Brian Davies

in The Thought of Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198267539
eISBN:
9780191600500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198267533.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Thomas Aquinas maintains that we share in the life of the Trinity as human beings, and in order to grasp the implications of that notion, this chapter examines what he thinks human beings are. First, ... More


Philosophical and Future Perspectives

Cyriel M. A. Pennartz

in The Brain's Representational Power: On Consciousness and the Integration of Modalities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029315
eISBN:
9780262330121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029315.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Here we review the philosophical implications of the theory presented in previous chapters, and its consequences for future research. This leads us to demarcate the current theory from classical ... More


The Idea of Physical Reality

Barry Stroud

in The Quest for Reality: Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151886
eISBN:
9780199867189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151887.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Argues that an absolute conception of reality, starting from a minimal, absolute framework, is needed in order to investigate whether colour belongs to it or is due to human subjectivity. Examines ... More


From Dualism to the Darwinian Body: Themes from Western Philosophy

Barry Allen

in Striking Beauty: A Philosophical Look at the Asian Martial Arts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231172721
eISBN:
9780231539340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172721.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Canonical Western philosophers tend to acknowledge no value for the body. However, not all are contemptuous of the body; some of them invented materialism, the theory that everything in nature is ... More


The Subjectivity of Nature

James Miller

in China's Green Religion: Daoism and the Quest for a Sustainable Future

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231175869
eISBN:
9780231544535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175869.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Daoism proposes a radical reversal of the way that modern human beings think about the natural world. Rather than understanding human beings as “subject” who observe the “objective” world of nature, ... More


The Concept of Mind

Michael S. Pardo and Dennis Patterson

in Minds, Brains, and Law: The Conceptual Foundations of Law and Neuroscience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199812134
eISBN:
9780199368594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812134.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Medical Law

This chapter examines issues that illustrate the importance of conceptions of “mind” in the debates over how to think about the role of neuroscience in law. It discusses the explanatory strategy of ... More


Conclusion: Interpreting the Theoretical and Practical Implications of the Real Estate Turn

Gavin Shatkin

in Cities for Profit: The Real Estate Turn in Asia's Urban Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709906
eISBN:
9781501709715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709906.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter concludes by assessing the implications of the analysis in the preceding chapters for contemporary urban theory and urban planning and policy practice. The analysis focuses on four ... More


Why the body matters: reflections on John Harris’s account of organ procurement1

Alastair V. Campbell

in From reason to practice in bioethics: An anthology dedicated to the works of John Harris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096235
eISBN:
9781781708392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096235.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter critically evaluates John Harris's arguments for the procurement of organs and tissues from the living and the dead. Harris regards objections to the use of material from dead bodies for ... More


. The Paranoia of Plot: Narrative, Conspiracy, and Agency

Jennie Chapman

in Plotting Apocalypse: Reading, Agency, and Identity in the Left Behind Series

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039034
eISBN:
9781621039891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039034.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the mode of interpretive practice that the Left Behind series encourages in its readership, contending that the worldview conveyed in the novels exhibits many features of the ... More


Free Will and Substance Dualism: The Real Scientific Threat to Free Will?

Alfred R. Mele

in Moral Psychology, Volume 4: Free Will and Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026680
eISBN:
9780262321488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026680.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Mele uses survey methods of experimental philosophy to argue that folk notions of freedom and responsibility do not really require any dubious mind–body dualism. In his comment, Nadelhoffer questions ... More


Inherence, Causation, and Conception

Yitzhak Y. Melamed

in Spinoza's Metaphysics: Substance and Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780195394054
eISBN:
9780199347476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394054.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

In the third chapter I address Michael Della Rocca's recent suggestion that a strict endorsement of the Principle of Sufficient Reason leads to the identification of the relations of inherence, ... More


The Multifaceted Structure of Ideas and the Priority of Thought

Yitzhak Y. Melamed

in Spinoza's Metaphysics: Substance and Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780195394054
eISBN:
9780199347476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394054.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

The clarification and setting apart of the two doctrines of parallelism (see Chapter Five) puts me in a position to present my second major thesis and address one of the most interesting and ... More


The passions of Thomas Wright: Renaissance emotion across body and soul

Erin Sullivan

in The Renaissance of emotion: Understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090783
eISBN:
9781781708866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090783.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the central role Thomas Wright’s The Passions of the Minde in Generall (1601) has played in the historiography of early modern emotion, particularly in relation to humoral ... More


Univocity, Duality, and Ideal Genesis: Deleuze and Plato

Paul M. Bova and Paul M. Livingston

in Contemporary Encounters with Ancient Metaphysics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474412094
eISBN:
9781474434966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412094.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

John Bova and Paul M. Livingston’s “Univocity, Duality, and Ideal Genesis: Deleuze and Plato” elaborates an unorthodox yet powerful dualism in the writings of Plato. This dualism accounts for the ... More


Divine Analgesia: Painlessness in a Pain-Filled World

L. Stephanie Cobb

in Divine Deliverance: Pain and Painlessness in Early Christian Martyr Texts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293359
eISBN:
9780520966642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293359.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter Three surveys narrative techniques for rejecting pain as a locus of meaning in martyrdom. A number of texts explicitly deny the experience of pain altogether by employing the language of ... More


Ecology and Environmental Awareness in 1960s–1970s Terraforming Stories

Chris Pak

in Terraforming: Ecopolitical Transformations and Environmentalism in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382844
eISBN:
9781786945426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382844.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Terraforming and its destructive ecological impact began to receive greater attention in the light of environmentalism in the 1960s-1970s. This chapter draws attention to the links between the ... More


Being-in-the-world

Emma Simone

in Virginia Woolf and Being-in-the-world: A Heideggerian Study

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474421676
eISBN:
9781474434638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421676.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In Chapter 1 a comprehensive overview of the Heideggerian understanding of Being-in-the-world is presented, placing particular emphasis upon the ways in which this notion relates to Woolf’s writings. ... More


Modelling Systems Biomedicine: Intertwinement and The ‘Real’

Annamaria Carusi

in The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400046
eISBN:
9781474422178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400046.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

At a conference on developing the capacity of systems biology to transform itself in systems biomedicine, several of the scientists’ presentations showcase the computational modelling methods they ... More


Promising Examples of Concretely Substantial Philosophy

Peter Unger

in Empty Ideas: A Critique of Analytic Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199330812
eISBN:
9780199378524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330812.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This chapter presents several promising examples of concretely substantial metaphysical theses and compares them to Scientiphicalism, the view widely accepted by contemporary philosophers. Various ... More


Dualism, Principlism, Kantianism

Nathaniel Jason Goldberg

in Kantian Conceptual Geography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780190215385
eISBN:
9780190215408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215385.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter One begins by discussing the very idea of Kantian conceptual geography and explaining why engaging in it is of the utmost importance to analytic philosophy. It then introduces Empirical ... More


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