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Democracy in Iran: History and the Quest for Liberty

Ali Gheissari and Vali Nasr

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195189674
eISBN:
9780199784134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195189671.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Recently Iran has once again been in the headlines. Reputed to be developing nuclear weapons, the future of Iraq's next-door neighbor is a matter of grave concern both for the stability of the region ... More


The Epistemic Justifiability of Faith‐beliefs: An Ambiguity Thesis

John Bishop

in Believing by Faith: An Essay in the Epistemology and Ethics of Religious Belief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199205547
eISBN:
9780191709432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205547.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

It is initially plausible that people are morally entitled to take faith-beliefs to be true only when held on the basis of adequate evidential support. This moral evidentialism is parsed into (1) the ... More


The Myth of Evil

Phillip Cole

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622009
eISBN:
9780748671908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622009.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book explores a contradiction at the heart of modern thought about what it is to be human: the belief that human beings cannot commit a radically evil act purely for its own sake, and the ... More


Dinah Washington: “The Queen”

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0029
Subject:
Music, Popular

Dinah Washington (real name: Ruth Jones) was raised on praise music and was a member of church choir as a pianist before she was fifteen years old. She became a jazz performer by winning an amateur ... More


Nietzsche

G. A. Cohen

Jonathan Wolff (ed.)

in Lectures on the History of Moral and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149004
eISBN:
9781400848713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149004.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines Friedrich Nietzsche's moral philosophy, first by explaining what makes him different from most of the other moral philosophers such as David Hume, Thomas Hobbes, the Greeks, and ... More


Logical Arguments from Evil, against the Existence of God

Bruce Langtry

in God, the Best, and Evil

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199238798
eISBN:
9780191716485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238798.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses attempts to refute theism using premisses which entail that God does not exist. J. L. Mackie's paper “Evil and Omnipotence” (1955) and H. J. McCloskey's book God and Evil ... More


Intimations of Evil?

Phillip Wiebe

in God and Other Spirits: Intimations of Transcendence in Christian Experience

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195140125
eISBN:
9780199835492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140125.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter the evidence is examined from biblical history, the Ante-Nicene Church, the medieval world, and from contemporary experience in apparent support of the phenomena of demonic possession ... More


The Promise of Paradise

Frank Graziano

in The Millennial New World

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195124323
eISBN:
9780199784561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195124324.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter surveys utopian ideas in Latin America, from the European myths projected onto the New World during exploration to more recent endeavors to discover or build paradise on earth. Themes ... More


The Existence of the Primordial God

Peter Forrest

in Developmental Theism: From Pure Will to Unbounded Love

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199214587
eISBN:
9780191706523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214587.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents a case for the existence of the neoclassical Primordial God. First, we should either reject reductive materialism or at least not have confidence in it. Hence, we should attach ... More


Neo‐cartesian skepticism

Penelope Maddy

in Second Philosophy: A Naturalistic Method

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199273669
eISBN:
9780191706264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273669.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Unlike Descartes, contemporary philosophers tend to regard the possibility that I might be dreaming as a serious threat to the reasonableness of my ordinary beliefs about the world. Here the Second ... More


Restless Secularism: Modernism and the Religious Inheritance

Matthew Mutter

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300221732
eISBN:
9780300227963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221732.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Restless Secularism explores the efforts of modernist writers to articulate a viable secular imagination, to trace the relation of this secular imagination to the Christian culture from which it ... More


Cartesianism

Wallace Matson

in Grand Theories and Everyday Beliefs: Science, Philosophy, and their Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812691
eISBN:
9780199919420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812691.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Cartesian skepticism, unlike Pyrrhonism, was total, calling into question low beliefs as well as high. Descartes himself was not a skeptic but set out the argument in its favor for the purpose of ... More


The Evidential Weight of Social Evil

Joseph Corabi

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 8

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198806967
eISBN:
9780191844461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806967.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Social evil—pain and suffering caused by game-theoretic interactions among agents—has recently received attention as a newly recognized and potentially problematic kind of evidence against theism. ... More


God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Herman Philipse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is a critical examination of the philosophical strategies for defending religious belief. The main strategies may be presented as conforming to the end nodes of a decision tree for a ... More


God, Evil, and the Metaphysics of Freedom

Alvin Plantinga

in The Nature of Necessity

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198244141
eISBN:
9780191598241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198244142.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 9 is the first of two chapters that apply the findings of the previous eight chapters of The Nature of Necessity to some traditional problems in natural theology. The Problem of Evil is the ... More


Reading Descartes Otherwise: Blind, Mad, Dreamy, and Bad

Kyoo Lee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244843
eISBN:
9780823250738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244843.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Focusing on the first four images of the Other mobilized in René Descartes’ Meditations—namely, the blind, the mad, the dreamy, and the bad—Reading Descartes Otherwise casts light on what have ... More


Twilights and New Dawns: Revaluation and De(con)struction

Fred Dallmayr

in Freedom and Solidarity: Toward New Beginnings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165783
eISBN:
9780813165813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165783.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Among Western thinkers deeply embroiled in the transition between paradigms, two stand out from the rest: Friedrich Nietzsche and Martin Heidegger, the former serving in a way as precursor or ... More


The Good Communicated: Milton's Drama of the Fall and the Law of Charity

Russell M. Hillier

in Milton's Messiah: The Son of God in the Works of John Milton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199591886
eISBN:
9780191725326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591886.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter offers a suggested cause for Milton's representation of the Fall in Book Nine of Paradise Lost as Eve and Adam's transgression of the law of charity, that is, their violation of the love ... More


The Fall and Hypertime

Hud Hudson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198712695
eISBN:
9780191781025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712695.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Frequently, alleged irreconcilable conflicts between science and religion are instead misdescribed battles concerning negotiable philosophical assumptions—conflicts between metaphysics and ... More


Conclusion: Evil and the Adequacy of the Earth

Matthew Mutter

in Restless Secularism: Modernism and the Religious Inheritance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300221732
eISBN:
9780300227963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221732.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter contends that modernists find themselves entangled in a distinctly secular version of the “problem of evil.” As secularists they want to affirm the abundance of the immanent, material ... More


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