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The Quest for Reality: Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour

Barry Stroud

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151886
eISBN:
9780199867189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151887.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Explores the metaphysical question of the relation between reality and human perceptions, thoughts and beliefs with reference to colours. Posits an absolute independent reality of which knowledge is ... More


The Challenge of Naturalism

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:
10.1093/0195140125.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines several challenges coming from naturalistic perspectives to the thesis of this book, including: (a) the view of J. J. C. Smart, who claims that naturalism (or physicalism) is ... More


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


Personal Identity, Time, and Purgatory

Jerry L. Walls

in Purgatory: The Logic of Total Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732296
eISBN:
9780199918492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732296.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The doctrine of purgatory raises distinctive issues of personal identity since it assumes conscious survival between death and resurrection. This survival must be sufficient to make sense of the ... More


Introduction: The Philosophical Project

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:
10.1093/0195151887.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Outlines the philosophical quest for reality, and how humans are related to the real world through perceptions, thoughts and beliefs. A discussion of what constitutes a metaphysical question is ... More


The Concept of Natural Law in the Postmodern Context

Henri-Jérôme Gagey

in Questioning the Human: Toward a Theological Anthropology for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257522
eISBN:
9780823261567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257522.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Systematic theologian Henri-Jérôme Gagey argues that the postmodern awareness of cultural plurality and the radical historicity of our moral values render any appeal to nature suspicious. Based on ... More


Against Physicalism

Naomi Scheman

in Shifting Ground: Knowledge and Reality, Transgression and Trustworthiness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195395112
eISBN:
9780190267483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195395112.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter makes the argument against the theory that all causality is physical causality. Physicalism is set forth as the ontological basis of mental phenomena, disregarding the fact that while a ... More


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