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Constructivism in Practical Philosophy

James Lenman and Yonatan Shemmer (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609833
eISBN:
9780191741913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609833.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book presents twelve chapters on constructivism — some sympathetic, others critical — by a group of moral philosophers. ‘Kantian constructivism holds that moral objectivity is to be understood ... More


A Sociology of Religious Emotion

Ole Riis and Linda Woodhead

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199567607
eISBN:
9780191722493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567607.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book aims to change the way we think about religion by putting emotion back onto the agenda. It challenges a tendency to over-emphasise rational aspects of religion, and rehabilitates its ... More


De Interpretatione 9

Sarah Waterlow

in Passage and Possibility: A Study of Aristotle's Modal Concepts

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246565
eISBN:
9780191681011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246565.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Aristotle argues in De Interpretatione 9 that if a certain logical principle is maintained without restriction, one faces the consequence that nothing is contingent — all events happen with a ... More


Human Agents Made in the Image of God

William J. Abraham

in Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume III: Systematic Theology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198786528
eISBN:
9780191828805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786528.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

Theological anthropology addresses two central issues: what it is to be made in the image of God and what it is to be fallen creatures. Human agents are extraordinarily complex creatures; being made ... More


Scientific Perspectivism

Ronald N. Giere

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226292120
eISBN:
9780226292144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292144.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Many people assume that the claims of scientists are objective truths. But historians, sociologists, and philosophers of science have long argued that scientific claims reflect the particular ... More


Teleological Explanations of Actions: Anticausalism versus Causalism

Mele Alfred R.

in Causing Human Actions: New Perspectives on the Causal Theory of Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014564
eISBN:
9780262289139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014564.003.0096
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the view according to which human actions are explained teleologically and, therefore, all causal accounts of action explanation are, in a sense, rivals. This view is referred ... More


Picturing the Three Agents of Construction

Stephen Murray

in Plotting Gothic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226191805
eISBN:
9780226191942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226191942.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Here we introduce the two further dimensions of “plot:” as conspiracy and as storyline. Viollet-le-Duc’s frontispiece image in his Dictionnaire raisonné allows us to envisage the three human agents ... More


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