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The Extinction of Humankind

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/9780199844463.003.0027
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

At some time in the future, the human species will come to an end. The laws that govern the matter of our universe make this inevitable, but it is an event that may occur far sooner than need be. ... More


Work and Object

Peter Lamarque

in Work and Object: Explorations in the Metaphysics of Art

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577460
eISBN:
9780191722998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577460.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This is a pivotal chapter in delineating the distinction between work and object. It considers what kinds of things musical, literary, pictorial, and sculptural works are, how they relate to physical ... More


Celestial portents and apocalypticism in medieval Ireland

Mark Williams

in Fiery Shapes: Celestial Portents and Astrology in Ireland and Wales 700–1700

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199571840
eISBN:
9780191594434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571840.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter deals with Ireland from the 7th to the 12th centuries, which represents the oldest literary material from the medieval Celtic world. It shows that a conspicuously biblical paradigm for ... More


Life, the Universe and Everything

Peter Coles

in From Cosmos to Chaos: The Science of Unpredictability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198567622
eISBN:
9780191718250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567622.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The universe is certainly contrived in such a way as to make life possible within it. The tantalising question that arises then is whether life exists on planets other than Earth. The astronomer ... More


Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


Demythologizing Heidegger’s Thrownness: Toward Dialectic of Enlightenment

Mikko Immanen

in Toward a Concrete Philosophy: Heidegger and the Emergence of the Frankfurt School

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752377
eISBN:
9781501752391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752377.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter reviews Theodor W. Adorno's criticism that revolves around Martin Heidegger's notion of historicity, at the core of which lay an understanding of the human being after the temporal ... More


Introduction: Two Minutes to Midnight

Andrew R. Hom

in International Relations and the Problem of Time

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198850014
eISBN:
9780191884474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850014.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Using the Doomsday Clock as an organizing symbol, the introduction makes the case for time’s relevance to a range of global political phenomena, clears important conceptual ground, and sets the stage ... More


The UWC strike and its aftermath

Shaun McDaid

in Template for peace: Northern Ireland, 1972-75

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086960
eISBN:
9781781705902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086960.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the events surrounding the UWC strike in May 1974. Scholars remain divided about whether-or-not the strike could have been defeated by the British government. This chapter ... More


Fermi's Paradox

David Wilkinson

in Science, Religion, and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680207
eISBN:
9780191760167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680207.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

One of the strongest arguments against the existence of intelligent civilizations within our own Galaxy is Fermi's ‘Where is everybody?’—or ‘If they existed they would be here’. Following Webb, this ... More


“The Antichrist as an Imminent Political Possibility”: Sergei Nilus and the Apocalyptical Reading of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Michael Hagemeister

in The Paranoid Apocalypse: A Hundred-Year Retrospective on The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748923
eISBN:
9780814748930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748923.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter highlights the role that the Russian Sergei Nilus played in framing the Protocols in a religious and apocalyptic discourse. Nilus, for a long time, was not a religious man, but ... More


Pidgin politics

Sarah Campbell

in Gerry Fitt and the SDLP: 'In a minority of one'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096105
eISBN:
9781781708408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096105.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

‘Pidgin politics’ highlights the disintegration of democratic politics in Northern Ireland – a sort of simplified, barely functioning political structure that developed in the aftermath of the fall ... More


Emergent Chance

Alastair Wilson

in The Nature of Contingency: Quantum Physics as Modal Realism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198846215
eISBN:
9780191881374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846215.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter offers a theory of objective chance in the Everettian context, often seen as the main challenge facing EQM. By supplementing diverging EQM with quantum modal realist bridge principles ... More


Aum Shinrikyo and the Aum Incident: A Critical Introduction

Martin Repp

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199315314
eISBN:
9780190258245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199315314.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter presents systematic overviews of Aum Shinrikyo, its historical development, and the significant body of scholarship that has been carried out on the movement. Analyses of Aum ... More


The fallacious Doomsday Argument

Olle Häggström

in Here Be Dragons: Science, Technology and the Future of Humanity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198723547
eISBN:
9780191790331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723547.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

The fallacious Doomsday Argument has haunted philosophy and futurology since the 1990s. It is a statistical argument that purports to show, almost without empirical data, that human extinction is ... More


Conclusion: “The Clock is Ticking”

Thomas Jundt

in Greening the Red, White, and Blue: The Bomb, Big Business, and Consumer Resistance in Postwar America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199791200
eISBN:
9780199378562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791200.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Green consumerism has come under attack as a form of political expression that avoids the more difficult work involved in traditional forms of political organizing. Such attacks often ignore the ... More


Decay of Information and Data Loss

Peter Townsend

in The Evolution of Music through Culture and Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198848400
eISBN:
9780191882968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848400.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Our impression is that advances in science and technology are improving music and all the recordings etc. will mean that we have long-term access to ever more music. In the very short term this may ... More


Now What?

Michael H. Fox

in Why We Need Nuclear Power: The Environmental Case

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199344574
eISBN:
9780197562895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199344574.003.0019
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nuclear Issues

Time is running short! When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its first scientific report in 1990 on the possibility of humancaused global warming, the atmospheric ... More


The Rev’d Mr Bayes and the Life Everlasting

Peter van Inwagen

in Reason and Faith: Themes from Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198732648
eISBN:
9780191796869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732648.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The philosopher John Leslie and the cosmologist Don Page have recently considered the question whether an argument parallel to the so-called Doomsday Argument can be used to refute the thesis that ... More


Irish

Martin McNamara

in A Guide to Early Jewish Texts and Traditions in Christian Transmission

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190863074
eISBN:
9780190863104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863074.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In the early Irish Church (600–800 CE) there were apocrypha of Oriental origin and in the tenth-century poem Saltair na Rann (“Psalter of Quatrains”) the account of the Fall of Adam and Eve is ... More


Preparing for Doomsday

Matthew Avery Sutton

in Faith in the New Millennium: The Future of Religion and American Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199372690
eISBN:
9780199372737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372690.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Millions of Americans believe that the apocalypse is nigh. To examine the influence of apocalypticism on the recent American past, this chapter analyzes the beliefs and convictions of three very ... More


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