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Infinite Minds: A Philosophical Cosmology

John Leslie

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199248933
eISBN:
9780191697791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248933.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book develops a Platonic creation story. The cosmos exists just because of the ethical need for it. We, and all the intricate structures of our universe, exist as intricately structured thoughts ... More


Infinite Thinking

John Leslie

in Infinite Minds: A Philosophical Cosmology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199248933
eISBN:
9780191697791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248933.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the plausibility of infinite thinking. Realizing God's existence suggests the theological Problem of Evil, and this will be viewed here in a pantheistic approach. Cosmologists ... More


The Empyrean

Christian Moevs

in The Metaphysics of Dante's Comedy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174618
eISBN:
9780199835430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174615.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter discusses the context and originality of Dante's Empyrean, as developed in the Comedy. Its principal characteristics are summarized under three points: (i) In radical distinction from ... More


The Ecclesiastical Hierarchy

PAUL ROREM and JOHN C. LAMOREAUX

in John of Scythopolis and the Dionysian Corpus: Annotating the Areopagite

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269700
eISBN:
9780191683756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269700.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents a selected translation of John of Scythopolis' Prologue to the Dionysian corpus by Dionysius the Areopagite concerning ecclesiastical hierarchy. John provided a running ... More


In Number

Tilo Schabert

in The Second Birth: On the Political Beginnings of Human Existence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226038056
eISBN:
9780226185156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185156.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

As already Ancient Greek philosophy showed, number is the mode of all that is, and, hence, the world itself is to be understood as an order of number. Number is thus, in a certain sense, also the ... More


Text & Translation of Book VII

P.G. Walsh (ed.)

in Augustine: De Civitate Dei The City of God Books VI and VII

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688782
eISBN:
9781800343009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688782.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter provides the text and translation for Book VII of St. Augustine's The City of God, which resumes his analysis of Terentius Varro's Res Diuinae with a systematic scrutiny of his choice of ... More


Religious Liberty

Roger Trigg

in Religion in Public Life: Must Faith Be Privatized?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199543670
eISBN:
9780191701313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543670.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the limitations on freedom based on the Constitution of the United States. It follows that freedom of religion had long been regarded as the corner-stone of a free society. ... More


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