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Nagarjuna's Madhyamaka: A Philosophical Introduction

Jan Westerhoff

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195375213
eISBN:
9780199871360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375213.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book contains a discussion of thought of the 2nd-century Indian Buddhist philosophy Nāgārjuna, the founder of the ‘Middle Way’ (Madhyamaka) school of Buddhist thought. The discussion is based on ... More


Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One's Practices

Daniel Rynhold

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199274864
eISBN:
9780191602450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019927486X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Judaism is a religion that historically has emphasized the importance of a set of practical commandments, and in the history of Jewish philosophy various attempts have been made to rationalize or ... More


The Right to Private Property

Jeremy Waldron

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239376
eISBN:
9780191679902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239376.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Can the right to private property be claimed as one of the ‘rights of mankind’? This is the central question of this examination of the subject of private property. This book contrasts two types of ... More


Sincerity and Truth: Essays on Arnauld, Bayle, and Toleration

John Kilcullen

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266914
eISBN:
9780191683114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266914.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The chapters in this book reflect upon Pierre Bayle's Philosophical Commentary on the Words of the Gospel ‘Compel them to come in’, which appeared in parts in 1686–88, a classic statement of the case ... More


The Fabric of Character: Aristotle's Theory of Virtue

Nancy Sherman

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239178
eISBN:
9780191598395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239173.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Fabric of Character explores Aristotle's account of virtuous character and its development. I argue that traditional conceptions of Aristotelian habituation have ignored the critical ... More


Hegel's Idea of Freedom

Alan Patten

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251568
eISBN:
9780191598180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251568.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The book offers the first full‐length treatment in English of Hegel's idea of freedom. It explores his theory of what it is for an individual to be free and his account of the social and political ... More


Defending the Axioms: On the Philosophical Foundations of Set Theory

Penelope Maddy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199596188
eISBN:
9780191725395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596188.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Mathematics depends on proofs, and proofs have to begin somewhere, from some fundamental assumptions. Chapter I traces the historical rise of pure mathematics and the development of set theory, ... More


Thomson and Tait: The Treatise on Natural Philosophy

Raymond Flood

in Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231256
eISBN:
9780191710803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231256.003.0011
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter focuses on Lord Kelvin's collaboration with Peter Guthrie Tait. Probably the most influential legacy of their collaboration on ‘heavy mathematical work’ was the production in 1867 of The ... More


Remarks on Love

Jacques Derrida

in Love and Forgiveness for a More Just World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170222
eISBN:
9780231540124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170222.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Jacques Derrida’s short remarks on love, excerpted from a series of interviews, highlights the central importance of the question of love to philosophy.


The Intimate Universal: The Hidden Porosity Among Religion, Art, Philosophy, and Politics

William Desmond

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178761
eISBN:
9780231543002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178761.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

William Desmond sees religion, art, philosophy, and politics as essential and distinctive modes of human practice, manifestations of an intimate universality that illuminates individual and social ... More


Lao She in London

Anne Witchard

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139606
eISBN:
9789882208643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139606.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Lao She's life and work have been the subject of volumes of critique, analysis and study. However, the four years the aspiring writer spent in London between 1924 and 1929 have largely been ... More


Boethius

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy, which was written around 524 CE. A striking contrast to Augustine's answer to the Problem of Paganism, the Consolation of Philosophy was ... More


Humboldt, Worldview and Language

James Underhill

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638420
eISBN:
9780748671809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638420.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book investigates the vigorous and inspiring linguistic philosophy of Wilhelm von Humboldt. Many English-speaking authors speak of a ‘Humboldtian tradition’ and associate Humboldt's name with ... More


Reinhold on Systematicity, Popularity, and the Historical Turn

Karl Ameriks

in Kant and the Historical Turn: Philosophy as Critical Interpretation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199205349
eISBN:
9780191709272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205349.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the way in which the historical turn provided an ever more relevant fallback position for Reinhold as he continued to run into difficulties in accounting for the ‘fate’ of 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


Trauma and Transcendence: Suffering and the Limits of Theory

Eric Boynton and Peter Capretto (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280261
eISBN:
9780823281602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280261.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Within the humanities, specifically in the past decade, trauma theory has become a robust site of interdisciplinary work. Trauma resonates with scholars in and across disciplines and has become a ... More


Boethius

John Marenbon

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134070
eISBN:
9780199868094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134079.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book provides, for the first time, a philosophical study of the whole range of Boethius's writings (except his textbooks on music and arithmetic): the commentaries and monographs on logic, the ... More


Hegel's Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right

Thom Brooks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625741
eISBN:
9780748652532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625741.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

G. W. F. Hegel's Elements of the Philosophy of Right is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important works in the history of political philosophy. It is broadly agreed that Hegel intended this ... More


Stephan Körner 1913–2000

John Shepherdson

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262788
eISBN:
9780191754210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0014
Subject:
History, Historiography

Stephan Körner was one of the leading late twentieth-century British philosophers whose work ranged widely from the philosophy of science and mathematics to that of ethics, law and politics. Born in ... More


The Consolation: The Argument of Books I–V.2

John Marenbon

in Boethius

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134070
eISBN:
9780199868094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134079.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Addresses the argument of Boethius's masterpiece, the Consolation of Philosophy. It shows that Boethius, the author, juxtaposes a complex view of happiness in which it is vulnerable to fortune, with ... More


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