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Is Nothing Sacred?: The Non-Realist Philosophy of Religion: Selected Essays

Don Cupitt

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222032
eISBN:
9780823235322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222032.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book's author is best known for developing a non-realistic interpretation of Christian doctrine and an ever-more radically antirealist position in philosophy. This book seeks to go beyond ... More


The Parity Premise

Terence Cuneo

in The Normative Web: An Argument for Moral Realism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199218837
eISBN:
9780191711749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218837.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter contains the second stage of argument for the core argument's first premise. The strategy employed is to point out that that there is a class of standard objections ordinarily leveled ... More


Epistemic Nihilism

Terence Cuneo

in The Normative Web: An Argument for Moral Realism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199218837
eISBN:
9780191711749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218837.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Epistemic antirealist views are rarely explicitly formulated. This chapter formulates and engages with the epistemic counterpart to so-called error theories in morality, such as that defended by J. ... More


Criminal Responsibility

Jennifer Radden (ed.)

in The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195149531
eISBN:
9780199870943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the relationship between criminal responsibility and mental disorders. It reviews the legal evolution of the concepts of criminal responsibility and mental excuses. It considers ... More


VALUE AS REFINED DESIRE

GRAHAM ODDIE

in Value, Reality, and Desire

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199273416
eISBN:
9780191602658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273413.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter develops a promising reduction of value to desire. The guiding principle is not the simple idea that the valuable is what we happen to desire in fact (that is, perhaps, a value analogue ... More


From Pragmatic Realism to Structural Empiricism

Newton C. A. da Costa and Steven French

in Science and Partial Truth: A Unitary Approach to Models and Scientific Reasoning

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195156515
eISBN:
9780199785896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515651X.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Ladyman has incorporated partial structures into his version of “structural realism” which he sees as realism's best hope in the face of the ontological perplexities presented by modern physics. On ... More


Correctness and Legitimacy in the Discourse Theory of Law

Cristina Lafont

in Institutionalized Reason: The Jurisprudence of Robert Alexy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199582068
eISBN:
9780191739354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582068.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter focuses on the question of whether the discourse theory of law, as elaborated thus far by Jürgen Habermas and Robert Alexy, contains the resources needed to provide a satisfactory ... More


A Sacred Communion: The Catholic Side of Possession in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and Two Wings to Veil My Face

Erin Michael Salius

in Sacraments of Memory: Catholicism and Slavery in Contemporary African American Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056890
eISBN:
9780813053677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056890.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Chapter 2 focuses on another trope that upsets the realist and rationalist discourse of slavery: spirit possession. Whereas existing scholarship stresses the postmodernist resonances of this trope, ... More


Models and Explanations: Understanding Chemical Reaction Mechanisms

Barry K. Carpenter

in Of Minds and Molecules: New Philosophical Perspectives on Chemistry

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195128345
eISBN:
9780197561416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195128345.003.0022
Subject:
Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry

In 1997, Ross Kelly and his coworkers at Boston College reported their results from an experiment with an intriguing premise (Kelly et al., 1997; see also Kelly et al., 1998). They had synthesized ... More


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