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Cosmological Arguments

Herman Philipse

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Inductive cosmological arguments are prima facie more promising for the natural theologian than deductive arguments, such as the Kalam cosmological argument, which is not sound. In the cosmological ... More


Adams on the Nature of Obligation

Jeffrey Stout

in Metaphysics and the Good: Themes from the Philosophy of Robert Merrihew Adams

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199542680
eISBN:
9780191715396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542680.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the theory of moral obligation presented by Robert Adams in Finite and Infinite Goods. The theory holds, quite plausibly, that obligations are requirements which arise within ... More


The Guru Granth Sahib: A Global Reservoir

Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh

in Sikhism in Global Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075547
eISBN:
9780199082056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075547.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter presents the message of the Sikh Gurus as encapsulated in the Guru Granth Sahib. It argues that, in the Sikh consciousness, the Guru Granth Sahib is received as the living body of the ... More


The Instability of Space-Time and the Contingency of Necessity

Wes Furlotte

in The Problem of Nature in Hegel's Final System

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474435536
eISBN:
9781474453899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435536.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The second chapter shifts from a general outline of the thesis concerning nature’s extrinsicality in order to substantiate its plausibility. It begins with a reconstruction of the basal categories ... More


A Leibnizian World

Alex Tissandier

in Affirming Divergence: Deleuze's Reading of Leibniz

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474417747
eISBN:
9781474449748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417747.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter uses concepts from Leibniz’s philosophy to provide an account of the metaphysical system Deleuze constructs in Difference and Repetition and Logic of Sense. This account has four key ... More


Infinity and Life: The Role of Infinity in Leibniz’s Theory of Living Beings

Ohad Nachtomy

in The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199987313
eISBN:
9780199346240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987313.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In this article, I argue that Leibniz connects the notion of infinity and life so that, after the New System of Nature, infinity figures as a mark of living beings. I examine Leibniz’s sources for ... More


General Conclusion: How to Follow an ‘Atheism’ That Never Was

Christopher Watkin

in Difficult Atheism: Post-Theological Thinking in Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy and Quentin Meillassoux

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640577
eISBN:
9780748671793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640577.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The concluding chapter argues that the differences identified between the three post-theological positions represented by Badiou, Nancy and Meillassoux take us to the heart of what is at stake in the ... More


Crisis Control: Crisis on Infinite Earths and the Creation of a Unified Comic Book Universe

Andrew J. Friedenthal

in Retcon Game: Retroactive Continuity and the Hyperlinking of America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811325
eISBN:
9781496811363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811325.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter begins by exploring a seminal moment in superhero comics–1985’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover series from DC Comics–to show how retconning came to be a valuable asset in comic book ... More


The Separated Gesture: Partaking in the Inoperative Praxis of the Already-Unmade1

John Paul Ricco

in Nancy and the Political

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748683178
eISBN:
9781474408684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683178.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Even when seemingly solely devoted to questions of sovereignty and community, or art and assemblage, or decision and justice—or when written without any one or more of these signifying markers of ... More


The Thought of the Neuter: Literary and Philosophical Criticism: The Entretien and the Fragment (1959–1969)

Christophe Bident

in Maurice Blanchot: A Critical Biography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281763
eISBN:
9780823284825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281763.003.0053
Subject:
Philosophy, General

A substantial chapter looking at the thinking behind Blanchot’s literary and philosophical writing of the 1960s. It focuses on notions such as the fragment and the neuter, as they inform a variety of ... More


Ascent to God through Participation Metaphysics

W. NORRIS CLARKE, S.J.

in The Philosophical Approach to God: A New Thomistic Perspective, 2nd Revised Edition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227198
eISBN:
9780823237166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227198.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses ascent to God through Thomistic participation metaphysics and the analogical language built upon it. The first argument moves in a single step from ... More


Spinoza's Metaphysics: Substance and Thought

Yitzhak Y. Melamed

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780195394054
eISBN:
9780199347476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394054.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

This book offers a new and radical interpretation of the core of Spinoza's metaphysics. The first half of the book, which concentrates on the metaphysics of substance, suggests a new reading of ... More


Dei Gratia: Work Ethic, Grace, and Giving in Infinite Jest

Jeffrey Severs

in David Foster Wallace's Balancing Books: Fictions of Value

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179447
eISBN:
9780231543118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179447.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Wallace’s masterpiece is an encyclopedia of transactions, values, and methods of valuation, documenting its subtle engagements with the economically topical (NAFTA’s neoliberal definition of “free ... More


Hegel’s Leaps and the Historicist Theory of Knowledge

Nathan Coombs

in History and Event: From Marxism to Contemporary French Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748698998
eISBN:
9781474416047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698998.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter locates the roots of the Marxist theory of revolutionary change in G.W.F. Hegel’s philosophy. In the well-known formula, cumulative changes in quantitative properties give rise to a ... More


The Infinite Modes

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/9780195394054.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

The fourth chapter is dedicated to Spinoza's concept of the infinite modes, apparently the only Spinozist concept that has no equivalent among his predecessors or contemporaries. The issue of the ... More


An Internal Connection between Logic and Rhetoric, between Frameworks, and a Legitimate Foundation for Knowledge

Jeremy Barris

in Sometimes Always True: Undogmatic Pluralism in Politics, Metaphysics, and Epistemology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262144
eISBN:
9780823266647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262144.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

It is a common argument that theories that try to justify themselves fully are ultimately viciously circular (or infinitely regressive, though the chapter argues that here the two are equivalent). ... More


Morphing, Infinity, and the Limits of Good Will

Caspar Hare

in The Limits of Kindness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199691999
eISBN:
9780191758126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691999.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter builds to a surprising claim about benevolence and infinity. Because states of affairs can contain infinitely many people, and because morphing sequences can be constructed from states ... More


Text and Interpretation Infinities in Kabbalah

Moshe Idel

in Absorbing Perfections: Kabbalah and Interpretation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083798
eISBN:
9780300135077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083798.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of scroll fascination, which started in the late thirteenth century. This is noted to be the same time as the free symbolic interpretations of the ... More


Navigating Infinite Earths

Karin Kukkonen

in The Superhero Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038068
eISBN:
9781621039549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038068.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines three texts: Marv Wolfman’s Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985–86), Warren Ellis’ Planetary (1999–2009), and Alan Moore’s Tom Strong (1996–2006). The chapter is organized as ... More


Epilogue

Ritzenberg Aaron

in The Sentimental Touch: The Language of Feeling in the Age of Managerialism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245529
eISBN:
9780823252558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245529.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The epilogue notes the scarcity of the sentimental touch in the middle and end of the twentieth century. The vanishing trope continues to suggest the utopian possibility of unmediated communication, ... More


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