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Biblical Natural Law: A Theocentric and Teleological Approach

Matthew Levering

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199535293
eISBN:
9780191715839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535293.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book serves as an introduction to natural law theory. The Introduction proposes that natural law theory makes most sense in light of an understanding of a loving Creator. The first chapter then ... More


Diotima's Children: German Aesthetic Rationalism from Leibniz to Lessing

Frederick C. Beiser

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573011
eISBN:
9780191722202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573011.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

This book is a re-examination of the rationalist tradition of aesthetics which prevailed in Germany in the late 17th and 18th century. It is partly an historical survey of the central figures and ... More


Epilogue

John Casey

in After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

We return to Joyce and an irony directed at religious belief that is, nevertheless, not satire. Finally, beliefs about heaven and hell are rooted in the moral world within. Nietzsche's perspectivism ... More


Nietzsche and the Ancient Skeptical Tradition

Jessica N. Berry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195368420
eISBN:
9780199867479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368420.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The impact of Nietzsche's engagement with the Greek skeptics has never been systematically explored in a book-length work—an inattention that belies the interpretive weight Nietzsche scholars ... More


Why Does Tragedy Give Pleasure?

A. D. Nuttall

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187660
eISBN:
9780191674747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187660.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Why does tragedy give pleasure? Why do people who are neither wicked nor depraved enjoy watching plays about suffering or death? Is it because we see horrific matter controlled by majestic art? Or ... More


Nietzsche on Freedom and Autonomy

Ken Gemes and Simon May (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199231560
eISBN:
9780191716119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231560.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The principal aim of this book is to elucidate what freedom, sovereignty, and autonomy mean for Nietzsche and what philosophical resources he gives us to re-think these crucial concepts. A related ... More


Joseph Conrad and the Modern Temper

Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117858
eISBN:
9780191671081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117858.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

A study which relates Conrad’s work to the crisis of modernity in the late 19th century, this book discusses ‘faultlines’ — ambiguities and apparent aesthetic ruptures — in nine of the major novels ... More


Nietzsche and Schiller: Untimely Aesthetics

Nicholas Martin

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159131
eISBN:
9780191673511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159131.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Nietzsche's Die Geburt der Tragodie and Schiller's Asthetische Briefe are two texts that make a vital contribution to the history of aesthetic and cultural theory. This work makes a comparative study ... More


Nietzsche and Buddhism: A Study in Nihilism and Ironic Affinities

Robert G. Morrison

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238652
eISBN:
9780191679711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238652.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book offers a comparative study of two linked and interacting traditions that have had great influence in 20th-century thought: Buddhism and the philosophy of Nietzsche. Nietzsche saw a direct ... More


Nietzsche's Critiques

R. Kevin Hill

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199285525
eISBN:
9780191700354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285525.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book gives a new interpretation of Nietzsche's philosophy and examines in detail his debt to Kant, in particular the Critique of Pure Reason, Critique of Practical Reason, and Critique of ... More


Nietzsche's Middle Period

Ruth Abbey

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195134087
eISBN:
9780199785766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134087.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book offers a close study of the works that have come to be known as constituting Friedrich Nietzsche’s middle period: Human, All Too Human, Daybreak, and the first four books of The Gay ... More


Showstoppers?

Jeff Jordan

in Pascal's Wager: Pragmatic Arguments and Belief in God

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199291328
eISBN:
9780191710698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291328.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter scrutinizes nine objections leveled against Pascal's Wager. Two of these objections are charges that Pascalian reasoning is immoral. Three might be called ‘methodological objections’, as ... More


Self and World in Schopenhauer's Philosophy

Christopher Janaway

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250036
eISBN:
9780191597817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250037.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Centres on Schopenhauer's conception of the self and how it relates to the world, primarily dealing with his book The World as Will and Representation. It locates Schopenhauer in relation to Kant, of ... More


Virtues and Vices: and other essays in moral philosophy

Philippa Foot

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252862
eISBN:
9780191597435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252866.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This collection of essays, written between 1957 and 1977, contains discussions of the moral philosophy of David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche, and some modern philosophers. It presents ... More


Virtue Ethics: A Pluralistic View

Christine Swanton

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253883
eISBN:
9780191598517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253889.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book offers a comprehensive virtue ethics that breaks from the tradition of eudaimonistic virtue ethics. In developing a pluralistic view, it shows how different ’modes of moral response’ such ... More


Nietzsche's New Darwinism

John Richardson

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195171037
eISBN:
9780199786084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195171039.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Nietzsche wrote in a scientific culture transformed by Darwin. He read extensively in German and about British Darwinists, and his own works dealt often with such obvious Darwinian themes as struggle ... More


Altruism

Robert Merrihew Adams

in A Theory of Virtue: Excellence in Being for the Good

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199207510
eISBN:
9780191708824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207510.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Finding an appropriate way of evaluating altruistic benevolence is a crucial test of a theory of virtue as a sort of intrinsic excellence. Some may think that altruism is sufficiently commended by ... More


Nietzsche, Naturalism, and Normativity

Christopher Janaway and Simon Robertson (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199583676
eISBN:
9780191745294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583676.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book comprises a collection of original chapters on Nietzsche's ethics. The chapters examine Nietzsche's naturalism, his critique of morality, and his entitlement to a normative-evaluative ideal ... More


Introduction

Robert G. Morrison

in Nietzsche and Buddhism: A Study in Nihilism and Ironic Affinities

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238652
eISBN:
9780191679711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238652.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter traces the development of Nietzsche's thoughts on Buddhism. Nietzsche believed that the only acceptable response to nihilism was not the founding of a European Buddhism, but the creation ... More


Introduction

Robert G. Morrison

in Nietzsche and Buddhism: A Study in Nihilism and Ironic Affinities

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238652
eISBN:
9780191679711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238652.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents an overview of Part II of this volume. One common and general feature shared by both Nietzsche and Buddhism is the centrality of man in a godless cosmos, in the sense that both ... More


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