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God, the Best, and Evil

Bruce Langtry

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199238798
eISBN:
9780191716485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238798.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

To create a possible world is to actualize it strongly or weakly. A world is prime if God can create it and he cannot create a world better than it. This book's conclusions include: (1) If there is ... More


Knowledge Governance: Processes and Perspectives

Nicolai J. Foss and Snejina Michailova (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199235926
eISBN:
9780191717093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235926.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Knowledge governance refers to choosing structures and mechanisms that can influence the processes of sharing and creating knowledge. The book argues that knowledge governance is a distinct issue in ... More


Knowledge Governance: Themes and Questions

Snejina Michailova and Nicolai J. Foss

in Knowledge Governance: Processes and Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199235926
eISBN:
9780191717093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235926.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This introductory chapter briefly outlines the arguments for the importance of knowledge governance. It poses a number of questions and unsolved issues in the knowledge governance area. The chapter ... More


What Can You Do?

Gary S. Fields

in Working Hard, Working Poor: A Global Journey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794645
eISBN:
9780199928606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794645.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

By this point, readers will have learned how the poorer half of the world's people work and what has been done in different countries to help the poor earn their way out of poverty. For readers who ... More


Increasing Value? Modern British Retailing in the Late Twentieth Century

Carlo Morelli

in Business in Britain in the Twentieth Century: Decline and Renaissance?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199226009
eISBN:
9780191710315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226009.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The rise of large-scale retailing represents arguably one of the success stories of British business in the second half of the 20th century. Growing consumer prosperity after the Second World War saw ... More


Future Generations

Richard Kraut

in Against Absolute Goodness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199844463
eISBN:
9780199919550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844463.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the ethics of creating rather than destroying life. When a man and woman are thinking of having a child, they should consider not only what is good for them, or what is good for ... More


The Logos, the logoi, and Created Beings

Torstein Theodor Tollefsen

in The Christocentric Cosmology of St Maximus the Confessor

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199237142
eISBN:
9780191717321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237142.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The Logos is the centre of all the logoi, i.e. the divine acts of will that are eternally conceived but expressed at the moment of creation. Through the logoi a well-ordered cosmos is instituted. The ... More


St Cuthbert's Faith and the Bishop of Durham's Unbelief

John Finnis

in Religion and Public Reasons: Collected Essays Volume V

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580095
eISBN:
9780191729416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580095.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter is the English text of the 1987 university Latin sermon, in honour of the patron saint of the author's college, who died in 687. The chapter meditates on St Cuthbert's faith and his ... More


Good Neighbour Diplomacy and Somoza’s Rise to Power, 1934–1935

ANDREW CRAWLEY

in Somoza and Roosevelt: Good Neighbour Diplomacy in Nicaragua, 1933-1945

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199212651
eISBN:
9780191707315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212651.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses Anastasio Somoza's rise to power as an end-result of Washington's good neighbour diplomacy. It tells of the circumstances that facilitated Somoza's rise to power and the idea ... More


World Creation when there are Prime Worlds

Bruce Langtry

in God, the Best, and Evil

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199238798
eISBN:
9780191716485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238798.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

There is a presumption that in bringing about the better overall outcome one acts in the better way. But the presumption can be defeated by special circumstances. This chapter argues that if there ... More


Empirical Objections to Theism, not based on Evil

Bruce Langtry

in God, the Best, and Evil

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199238798
eISBN:
9780191716485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238798.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter states and refutes the following objection to theism, distinct from the problem of evil. Chapter 4 argued that if there are prime worlds and God creates a world then God creates a prime ... More


Realism and Phenomenalistic Idealism

John Foster

in A World for Us: The Case for Phenomenalistic Idealism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199297139
eISBN:
9780191711398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297139.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Physical realism confines our knowledge of the world to properties of structure and organization, leaving its forms of intrinsic content empirically inscrutable. This creates two problems. First, ... More


A Pragmatic Analysis of the Role of Management Systems in Organizational Learning

Philippe Lorino

in Knowledge Management and Organizational Competence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259281
eISBN:
9780191714306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259281.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

This chapter presents a pragmatic analysis of the role of management and control systems in organizational learning based on the case of a French computer company. The analysis starts with two ... More


Useful Assumptions and Tools

Mo Yee Lee, John Sebold, and Adriana Uken

in Solution-Focused Treatment of Domestic Violence Offenders: Accountability for Change

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195146776
eISBN:
9780199864805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146776.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

This chapter describes useful principles and therapeutic tools to engage participants in accomplishing positive changes in their lives. It discusses useful assumptions of treatment that include the ... More


Social Sources of Information

Sharon B. Berlin

in Clinical Social Work Practice: A Cognitive-Integrative Perspective

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195110371
eISBN:
9780199865680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110371.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

In this chapter, the focus shifts from explaining the role of the memory system in creating meaning and meaning change to explaining the contributions of the physical and social environments to ... More


The End of the Poem

Jennifer Ferriss-Hill

in Horace's Ars Poetica: Family, Friendship, and the Art of Living

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195025
eISBN:
9780691197432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195025.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter assesses the end of Horace's Ars Poetica. In considering the poem's final lines, the chapter returns to its opening ones, showing how they are linked through a concern with the visual ... More


Egypt

Paul Marshall and Nina Shea

in Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812264
eISBN:
9780199919383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812264.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The government uses laws against insulting a heavenly religion or “creating sectarian strife” to repress political dissent and prevent heterodoxy. The reformist Muslim intelligentsia, and the ... More


Formalism

Michael Detlefsen

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195148770
eISBN:
9780199835560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148770.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter traces the philosophical and mathematical origins of formalist ideas. On the philosophical side, the key element is a certain freedom the mathematician is taken to have—namely, the ... More


God and Laws

John Foster

in The Divine Lawmaker: Lectures on Induction, Laws of Nature, and the Existence of God

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199250592
eISBN:
9780191600913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250596.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The only way to make sense of the notion of a law of nature is to adopt what I call the causal account, which claims that the obtaining of a law consists in the fact that there is something that ... More


Epilogue: Which Modernity? Whose Tradition?

Kwame Gyekye

in Tradition and Modernity: Philosophical Reflections on the African Experience

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112252
eISBN:
9780199853069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112252.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Conceptualization of modernity in Africa is discussed in this section, in disagreement with the notion that “modernization” is similar to Westernization for the reason that contemporary or developed ... More


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