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Reading Genesis 1–3 in the Light of Modern Science

David Wilkinson

in Reading Genesis after Darwin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383355
eISBN:
9780199870561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383355.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

The first chapters of Genesis have been enrolled into scientific creationism by some Christian groups or completely rejected by some scientists for their lack of relevance to the concerns of ... More


Meaning and the Tradition

Philip Kitcher and Richard Schacht

in Finding an Ending: Reflections on Wagner’s Ring

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183603
eISBN:
9780199850457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183603.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera

As the previous chapter explains how Wotan experienced a problem of finding an ending, this chapter takes a more general point of view in analyzing the larger problem. This chapter relates this ... More


William James and the Wild Beasts of the Philosophical Desert

Douglas R. Anderson

in Philosophy Americana: Making Philosophy at Home in American Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225507
eISBN:
9780823235506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225507.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter focuses on William James and his book entitled “The Varieties of Religious Experience.” This book made people view James as unrespectable. His aim was to write, in a nondismissive way, ... More


Conclusion: Why It Matters

H. Jefferson Powell and Philip C. Bobbitt

in Targeting Americans: The Constitutionality of the U.S. Drone War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190492847
eISBN:
9780190492878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492847.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The conclusion asks why and how the book’s constitutional arguments matter. They do so, first, because sound constitutional reasoning is an essential part of American governmental decision making, ... More


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