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The Unity of Understanding: A Study in Kantian Problems

Hubert Schwyzer

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198248293
eISBN:
9780191681110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248293.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is about Kant's account of human understanding, of our capacity to form concepts of, and to be conscious of, things in the world. It argues that the conditions which Kant lays down for ... More


Hume's Skeptical Crisis: A Textual Study

Robert J. Fogelin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195387391
eISBN:
9780199866489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387391.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This work is a narrative study of the interactions between Hume's naturalism and his skepticism as they unfold in the Treatise of Human Nature and the Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. More ... More


A System of Social Science: Papers Relating to Adam Smith

Andrew Stewart Skinner

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198233343
eISBN:
9780191678974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233343.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The second edition of this guide to Adam Smith's system of thought has been fully updated to reflect recent developments in Smith scholarship and the author's experience of teaching Smith to a ... More


The Practical Pyrrhonist

Paul Russell

in The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195110333
eISBN:
9780199872084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110333.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter provides a general interpretation of the irreligious character of Hume's sceptical intentions in the Treatise. Although the Treatise remains the primary concern, the discussion also ... More


Alternative Viewpoint: Edwards and the World Religions

Michal Valco

in Understanding Jonathan Edwards: An Introduction to America's Theologian

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195373431
eISBN:
9780199871681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373431.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The chapter wonders if scholars have overemphasized Edwards’s openness to the salvation of non-Christians, and points instead to Edwards’s recognition of the tension between hopeful soteriology and ... More


Problems from Locke

J. L. Mackie

Published in print:
1976
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198750369
eISBN:
9780191597947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198750366.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In this book, Mackie critically examines various philosophical problems raised in John Locke's An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Mackie carefully considers Locke's treatment of these problems, ... More


Experimentalism and Scepticism

Stephen Buckle

in Hume's Enlightenment Tract: The Unity and Purpose of An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271146
eISBN:
9780191699498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271146.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

To cast David Hume as a player in the major drama of the new philosophy against the old may appear to make him Newtonian to a degree no longer seriously defensible. To qualify this view by adding ... More


Francis Hutcheson

Stephen Buckle

in Natural Law and the Theory of Property: Grotius to Hume

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240945
eISBN:
9780191680304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240945.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Locke bequeathed to his successors a complex inheritance. The Two Treatises hinged on the inalienability of the property in one's person. Not only did this rule out the more explicit forms of ... More


Why Philosophy?

P. F. Strawson

in Philosophical Writings

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199587292
eISBN:
9780191728747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587292.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter explores possible responses to the question ‘Why Philosophy?’ The query is worth considering because of two other questions which are sometimes posed. The first is blunt enough: ‘What's ... More


Consciousness as Rule-Governed

Hubert Schwyzer

in The Unity of Understanding: A Study in Kantian Problems

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198248293
eISBN:
9780191681110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248293.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses what the implications of Kant's failure to show why it is only judgment by means of the categories that can yield consciousness of anything are for his broader concerns about ... More


Circumstances and Aim

Stephen Buckle

in Hume's Enlightenment Tract: The Unity and Purpose of An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271146
eISBN:
9780191699498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271146.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

From its opening section, the first Enquiry signals that it has a polemical purpose. It is not merely a polemic, of course, but identifying the work's apparent and real targets assists in bringing ... More


: The Critique of Judgment as a “True Apology” for Leibniz

Henry E. Allison

in Essays on Kant

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199647033
eISBN:
9780191741166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647033.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This essay argues that Kant's ironical remark in his response to Eberhard that “the Critique of Pure Reason might well be the true apology for Leibniz” is applicable (without irony) to the third ... More


Clearing the Ground

Stephen Buckle

in Hume's Enlightenment Tract: The Unity and Purpose of An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271146
eISBN:
9780191699498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271146.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book is out of step with some well-established verities in the interpretation of David Hume's philosophy. The preference is misguided in at least two respects. In the first place, it reflects ... More


Hume's Enlightenment Tract: The Unity and Purpose of An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding

Stephen Buckle

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271146
eISBN:
9780191699498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271146.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book studies David Hume's Enquiry concerning Human Understanding. The Enquiry has, contrary to its author's expressed wishes, long lived in the shadow of its predecessor, A Treatise of Human ... More


Of Miracles

Stephen Buckle

in Hume's Enlightenment Tract: The Unity and Purpose of An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271146
eISBN:
9780191699498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271146.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This section has suffered from its own success. In the first place, it has been so frequently anthologised in collections of readings in the philosophy of religion that it is most frequently read out ... More


A Theology of Continuity

Charles Conti

in Metaphysical Personalism: An Analysis of Austin Farrer's Metaphysics of Theism

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263388
eISBN:
9780191682513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263388.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter illustrates how Farrer found a basis for natural theology within the parameters of God's action, rather than ‘outside’ in categories of natural theology. The strands of his strong ... More


Scientific Understanding and Decision-Making

R. S. Downie and K. C. Calman

in Healthy Respect: Ethics in Health Care

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192624086
eISBN:
9780191723728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192624086.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

There is a technical model of decision making which suggests that when the clinical facts are known the treatment decisions easily follow. The problems in this approach are brought out by an ... More


Of the different Species of Philosophy

Stephen Buckle

in Hume's Enlightenment Tract: The Unity and Purpose of An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271146
eISBN:
9780191699498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271146.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The opening section of the first Enquiry has two main tasks. The first is pre-emptive damage control, the second is to signal the work's critical purpose. The damage control is the task of ... More


The Metaphysics of Religious Art: Reflections on a Text of Saint Thomas

W. Norris Clarke, SJ

in The Creative Retrieval of Saint Thomas Aquinas: Essays in Thomistic Philosophy, New and Old

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229284
eISBN:
9780823236671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229284.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the relation between religious art and metaphysics as studied by Saint Thomas. It aims to uncover the underlying metaphysical and epistemological structures supporting the ... More


Hannah Arendt: Politics and Understanding after the Holocaust

Robert Fine

in Social Theory after the Holocaust

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239659
eISBN:
9781846314087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239659.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter contains an essay by Hannah Arendt that depicts her perspective on the Holocaust, which is in contrast to the conventional explanation for the Holocaust. With the Holocaust described as ... More


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