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Descartes on Causation

Tad M. Schmaltz

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195327946
eISBN:
9780199869961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327946.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book is a systematic study of Descartes's theory of causation and its relation to the medieval and early modern scholastic philosophy that provides its proper historical context. The argument ... More


Causation and Laws of Nature in Early Modern Philosophy

Walter Ott

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570430
eISBN:
9780191722394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570430.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

Some philosophers think physical explanations stand on their own: what happens, happens because things have the properties they do. Others think that any such explanation is incomplete: what happens ... More


Boyle and the Concurrentists

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/9780199570430.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

It is tempting to read Boyle as offering an updated version of concurrentism. But unlike the concurrentists, Boyle does not think that God works through bodies as his instruments to produce effects.


The Scholastic Context

Tad M. schmaltz

in Descartes on Causation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195327946
eISBN:
9780199869961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327946.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter considers the medieval and scholastic context of Descartes's theory of causation. It starts with a brief account of the origins of occasionalism in medieval Islamic theology, and then ... More


Moral concurrentism

Mark C. Murphy

in God and Moral Law: On the Theistic Explanation of Morality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693665
eISBN:
9780191732010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693665.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy

This chapter makes the case for a moral concurrentist account of moral law and shows how it escapes the difficulties raised against standard natural law theory and theological voluntarism. The ... More


Occasionalism

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/9780199570430.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

The top‐down nature of Descartes's view commits him to occasionalism, at least where body–body causation is concerned. This chapter rounds out the argument for this reading, appealing chiefly to the ... More


A Scholastic Mechanism

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/9780199570430.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

In sharp contrast to Malebranche, Pierre‐Sylvain Régis tries to reconcile Descartes's ontology with scholastic concurrentism. Rather than embrace occasionalism, Régis attempts to hold onto the notion ... More


Theistic explanation of the laws of nature

Mark C. Murphy

in God and Moral Law: On the Theistic Explanation of Morality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693665
eISBN:
9780191732010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693665.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy

This chapter identifies a strategy to pursue a more adequate theistic explanation of moral law. The problem of how God is related to the moral law is structurally identical to the problem, explored ... More


Passing Away

Joshua Glasgow

in The Solace: Finding Value in Death through Gratitude for Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190074302
eISBN:
9780190074333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190074302.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that one way to reconcile Epicureanism with deprivationism is to say that death harms us not when we are nonexistent, but right when we pass away. This approach also answers the ... More


Legacy

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/9780199677603.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter interrogates some of the deep tectonic plates that underlie the conflict between supporters and detractors of concurrentism; a conflict that manifests itself in the mutual ... More


Asymmetrism about Desire Satisfactionism and Time

Eden Lin

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Vol 7

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198808930
eISBN:
9780191846649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808930.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Desire-satisfaction theories of welfare must answer the timing question: when do you benefit from the satisfaction of one of your desires? There are three existing views about this: the Time of ... More


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