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Introduction

Walter Ott

in Causation and Laws of Nature in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570430
eISBN:
9780191722394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570430.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter sets up the division the book will explore: the split between “top‐down” and “bottom‐up” views of the laws of nature. The scholastic view is a bottom‐up picture: although God must concur ... More


Concurrence

Ben Brubaker, Daniel Bump, and Solomon Friedberg

in Weyl Group Multiple Dirichlet Series: Type A Combinatorial Theory (AM-175)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150659
eISBN:
9781400838998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150659.003.0016
Subject:
Mathematics, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics

This chapter presents purely combinatorial results that are needed for the proof of Statement G. The motivation for these results comes from the appearance of divisibility conditions through the ... More


Leibniz: Ideas and Illumination

Nicholas Jolley

in The Light of the Soul: Theories of Ideas in Leibniz, Malebranche, and Descartes

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238195
eISBN:
9780191597824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238193.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

We cannot really understand Leibniz's polemic against Locke unless we grasp Leibniz's concept of ‘idea’. Moreover, the exclusive focus on the New Essays is historically misleading because it tends to ... More


Coincidence—a statistical description

Steve Selvin

in The Joy of Statistics: A Treasury of Elementary Statistical Tools and their Applications

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198833444
eISBN:
9780191872280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833444.003.0019
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Applied Mathematics

The focus is on two classic descriptions of birthdays occurring on the same day. That is, the probability that two people selected at random from 23 have the same birthday and a specific probability ... More


ConclusionUnframed

Dirk Van Hulle

in Genetic Criticism: Tracing Creativity in Literature

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780192846792
eISBN:
9780191939273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192846792.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The conclusion considers the use of manuscripts in literary studies as a matter of framing. If one does not regard manuscripts as part of the literary work, the manuscripts are just pragmatic and ... More


Perichronal Cues to a Target

Leonard Talmy

in The Targeting System of Language

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262036979
eISBN:
9780262343169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036979.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

A perichronal cue is any temporal property of an element other than the trigger that helps the hearer determine the target. Such perichronal cues are of either the majority indirect type or the ... More


From Network to Patchwork: Three Pioneering Network Projects That Didn’t, 1959 to 1962

Benjamin Peters

in How Not to Network a Nation: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034180
eISBN:
9780262334198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034180.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter chronicles the first three aborted proposals to network the Soviet nation, including military engineer Kitov’s short-lived attempt to share a military network with economists, ... More


The Doctrine of Occasionalism

Andrew R. Platt

in One True Cause: Causal Powers, Divine Concurrence, and the Seventeenth-Century Revival of Occasionalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190941796
eISBN:
9780190941826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941796.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 1 explains the doctrine of occasionalism. Section 1.1 unpacks the occasionalist claim that God is the only efficient cause, by explaining the concept of an efficient cause, as it was ... More


The Harmony and Consent of Divine and Human Willing

Richard A. Muller

in Grace and Freedom: William Perkins and the Early Modern Reformed Understanding of Free Choice and Divine Grace

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197517468
eISBN:
9780197517499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197517468.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

Perkins argues for the harmony of a human willing that is genuinely contingent and characterized by capacity for opposite or contrary choices with the overarching providence of God. To accomplish ... More


Step 10: Monitor Progress on the Issue: Getting to the Finish Line

Pat Libby

in The Empowered Citizens Guide: 10 Steps to Passing a Law that Matters to You

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197601631
eISBN:
9780197601662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197601631.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter provides the nuts and bolts of what happens after your campaign secures an author for its bill. It describes each aspect of the process in detail—from meeting committee members to ... More


Concurrence

Christopher J. Insole

in Kant and the Creation of Freedom: A Theological Problem

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677603
eISBN:
9780191757068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677603.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter goes to the heart of Kant’s theological problem, by focusing on the precise ‘causal joint’ between God’s creative action and our free actions. Drawing upon Freddoso, Burrell and Tanner, ... More


Divine Concurrence and Human Freedom in Luis de Molina

William J. Abraham

in Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume II: Soundings in the Christian Tradition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198786511
eISBN:
9780191828799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786511.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

Here the author interacts with the work of Luis de Molina and his views on divine concurrence. He argues that Molina’s work centers on the potential role of specific divine assistance in the ... More


Moral Evil and Divine Concurrence in the Theodicy

Tad M. Schmaltz

in New Essays on Leibniz's Theodicy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199660032
eISBN:
9780191761133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660032.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter concerns Leibniz’s attempt to argue in the Theodicy that God is not the author of the “moral evil”—that is, sin—deriving from the free choice of created agents, despite the fact that he ... More


Erasing Context in the Courtroom Construal of Consent

Diana Eades

in Discursive Constructions of Consent in the Legal Process

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199945351
eISBN:
9780190279219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945351.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter uses an Australian abduction case to examine some of the linguistic mechanisms involved in securing apparent witness consent to the propositions of lawyers in cross-examination. Using ... More


Ecologies of Writing

Dirk Van Hulle

in Genetic Criticism: Tracing Creativity in Literature

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780192846792
eISBN:
9780191939273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192846792.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In science and scholarship, modelling is often used to purposefully simplify complex processes. In the case of genetic criticism, these processes are of a creative nature. They either have resulted ... More


Continuance through Time

Richard T. W. Arthur

in Monads, Composition, and Force: Ariadnean Threads through Leibniz's Labyrinth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198812869
eISBN:
9780191850653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812869.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This final chapter concerns questions of the continuity of existence through time. There are various difficulties: if substances produce their own states, how is this compatible with divine ... More


The Defence of Grace after the 1626 Proclamation

Stephen Hampton

in Grace and Conformity: The Reformed Conformist Tradition and the Early Stuart Church of England

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780190084332
eISBN:
9780190084363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190084332.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 4 establishes the ongoing promotion of the Reformed Conformist approach to grace during the 1630s, in the face of an attempt to stifle such opinions by royal proclamation in 1626. Using ... More


Does Kant Permit Grace?

Christopher J. Insole

in Kant and the Divine: From Contemplation to the Moral Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198853527
eISBN:
9780191887932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853527.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter asks whether Kant, in some sense, at least permits us to believe in the possibility of some sort of divine grace, in terms of a supplement to our moral action, or divine assistance. It ... More


The Two Highest Goods: God and the Kingdom of Ends

Christopher J. Insole

in Kant and the Divine: From Contemplation to the Moral Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198853527
eISBN:
9780191887932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853527.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter argues that we can construe the relationship between Kant’s account of the moral law and God as a type of concurring moral dependence, on the basis of formal causation, such that the very ... More


The God Who Changes and Acts

Leslie Stevenson

in Eighteen Takes on God: A Short Guide for Those Who Are Still Perplexed

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190066109
eISBN:
9780190066130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190066109.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Some biblical texts represent God as unchanging, but many represent him as acting in the world. If human free will is real, it seems that God must acquire new knowledge and decide on new actions as ... More


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