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Epilogue: Liturgical Truth

Steven Kepnes

in Jewish Liturgical Reasoning

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313819
eISBN:
9780199785650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313819.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book could be summarized with the following proposition: Truth is liturgical. This means that truth is performative, communal, and temporal. Truth is also multi‐staged and processional; it takes ... More


Introduction: After Postmodernism to Liturgical Reasoning

Steven Kepnes

in Jewish Liturgical Reasoning

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313819
eISBN:
9780199785650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313819.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The postmodern situation has culminated in an ideological postmodernism that has declared the end of philosophy, the death of the subject, the impossibility of meaning, and the apotheosis of a ... More


Logic

Nicholas Griffin

in Russell’s Idealist Apprenticeship

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198244530
eISBN:
9780191680786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244530.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses Russell's attempts to fashion a Kantian philosophy of pure mathematics where the concept of quantity played a central role. The chapter also introduces another of Russell's ... More


Tribunal Decisions

Derek P. Auchie and Ailsa Carmichael

in The Scottish Mental Health Tribunal: Practice and Procedure

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781845860226
eISBN:
9781474406291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860226.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

In the course of proceedings before the tribunal, a variety of decisions will have to be made, some in relation to preliminary and procedural matters, and others of a substantive nature, whether ... More


Learning through Programming

Áki J. Láruson and Floyd A. Reed

in Population Genetics with R: An Introduction for Life Scientists

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198829539
eISBN:
9780191868092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829539.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

A brief summary of the way the authors hope this book can be used. It explains how the book will attempt to tie each concept to a set of practical exercises and justify the idea that implementing ... More


C. S. Peirce and the Nested Continua Model of Religious Interpretation

Gary Slater

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198753230
eISBN:
9780191814846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753230.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

The writings of the American pragmatist thinker Charles S. Peirce (1839–1914) provide resources for a hermeneutical model called the nested continua model of religious interpretation. A diagrammatic ... More


Humean Nature: How desire explains action, thought, and feeling

Neil Sinhababu

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198783893
eISBN:
9780191826542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783893.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book defends the Humean Theory of Motivation, according to which desire drives all human action and practical reasoning. In addition to motivating action, desire causes pleasant and unpleasant ... More


The Hypothesis in Science Education

Bradley E. Alger

in Defense of the Scientific Hypothesis: From Reproducibility Crisis to Big Data

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190881481
eISBN:
9780190093761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190881481.003.0013
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter presents a wide though unsystematic review of formal educational resources of information about the hypothesis, at levels from grade school through to professional science. The focus in ... More


Yang Huilin: An Academic Search for Meaning

Chloë Starr

in Chinese Theology: Text and Context

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300204216
eISBN:
9780300224931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204216.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Among scholars of Christian theology and philosophy working in universities in China are card-carrying CCP members, many without any personal faith or denominational allegiance, yet whose thinking ... More


Judicial Review of Direct Democracy

Matt Qvortrup

in Direct democracy: A comparative study of the theory and practice of government by the people

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719082061
eISBN:
9781781706084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082061.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter discusses how the courts increasingly have been involved in controlling direct legislation. Using a case study of the United States, the tendency of the court to annul legislation adopted ... More


The Plotinian Way

Stephen R. L. Clark

in Plotinus: Myth, Metaphor, and Philosophical Practice

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226339672
eISBN:
9780226339702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226339702.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

A summary account of the physical and cultural exercises within which Plotinus’s philosophical life is to be conducted. How far does the Plotinian Way offer an escape from melancholy or depression – ... More


Human-Like Machine Intelligence

Stephen Muggleton and Nicholas Chater (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198862536
eISBN:
9780191895333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862536.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

In recent years there has been increasing excitement concerning the potential of Artificial Intelligence to transform human society. This book addresses the leading edge of research in this area. The ... More


Two New Versions of Skeptical Theism

Andrew Cullison

in Skeptical Theism: New Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661183
eISBN:
9780191785566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661183.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter defends two new versions of skeptical theism that avoid the “Reasoning About God Problem.” Traditional skeptical theists appeal to an epistemic principle to argue that one cannot infer ... More


Compassionate Reasoning: Changing the Mind to Change the World

Marc Gopin

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197537923
eISBN:
9780197537954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197537923.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book presents the case for Compassionate Reasoning as a moral and psychosocial skill for the positive transformation of individuals and societies. It has been developed from a reservoir of moral ... More


From the Bottom Up: Selected Essays

Kent Greenawalt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199756162
eISBN:
9780190608897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756162.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Containing essays published in various journals, this book covers a range of topics, notably political philosophy, legal philosophy, standards of legal interpretation, sensible legal approaches to ... More


Evaluation After Publication: Setting the Record Straight

Alan G. Gross and Joseph E. Harmon

in The Internet Revolution in the Sciences and Humanities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190465926
eISBN:
9780197559635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190465926.003.0011
Subject:
Education, Educational Equipment and Technology

Just how much confidence should we place in published research findings, even if peer reviewed? What should we ignore, reject, modify, incorporate, pursue? To answer these questions, the sciences ... More


Algorithms, Agents, and Ontologies

Paul Kockelman

in The Art of Interpretation in the Age of Computation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190636531
eISBN:
9780190636562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190636531.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter details the inner workings of spam filters, algorithmic devices that separate desirable messages from undesirable messages. It argues that such filters are a particularly important kind ... More


Practical reasoning and deductive agents

Christopher Walton

in Agency and the Semantic Web

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199292486
eISBN:
9780191917691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199292486.003.0010
Subject:
Computer Science, Computer Architecture and Logic Design

In constructing a reactive agent system, we explicitly define the behaviour of each agent. This behaviour is predefined, and dependent on events in the environment. We now consider a more powerful ... More


Introduction: What is the Nested Continua Model?

Gary Slater

in C. S. Peirce and the Nested Continua Model of Religious Interpretation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198753230
eISBN:
9780191814846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753230.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This introduction introduces the nested continua model and the philosophical and logical resources that guide its use. The resources stem overwhelmingly from the American pragmatist (and ... More


The Return of the Humean Theory

Neil Sinhababu

in Humean Nature: How desire explains action, thought, and feeling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198783893
eISBN:
9780191826542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783893.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 1 presents the Humean theory of motivation, according to which desire motivates all action and drives all practical reasoning. This is an empirical theory about human psychology. Anti-Humeans ... More


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