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Zombies and Consciousness

Robert Kirk

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199285488
eISBN:
9780191603150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285489.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

By definition, zombies would be behaviourally and physically just like us, but not conscious. If a zombie world is possible, then physicalism is false. Just as importantly, the seductive conception ... More


Conclusion: Humble Apologetics

John G. Stackhouse

in Humble Apologetics: Defending the Faith Today

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138078
eISBN:
9780199834679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138074.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Apologetics must be reconceived as a humble, rather than arrogant or dogmatic, endeavor. As epistemologically humble believers, it follows that our conversation will be rhetorically humble, and – ... More


Alternative Viewpoint: Jonathan Edwards’s Life and Career

Chris Chun

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/9780195373431.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses Edwards’s influence on British religious thinkers and particularly the English Dissenters and Scottish evangelicals, focusing on two oft-neglected works in this context: ... More


Advice for Religious Historians: On the Myth of a Purely Historical Jesus

Alan G. Padgett

in The Resurrection: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Resurrection of Jesus

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269854
eISBN:
9780191600517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269854.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In his presentation Alan Padgett analyses and rejects a powerful and attractive ideology (‘myth’) in academia, viz. that the best approach to biblical and religious studies is one that brackets‐off ... More


Financial Activities in the Medieval Marketplace

Joseph Shatzmiller

in Cultural Exchange: Jews, Christians, and Art in the Medieval Marketplace

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156996
eISBN:
9781400846092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156996.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks at mostly peasants and humble citizens, and how there is not much in terms of beauty that can be expected to be discerned from the objects that these simple people brought to the ... More


Introduction

Robert Kirk

in Zombies and Consciousness

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199285488
eISBN:
9780191603150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285489.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

A cook was charged with cruelty to animals for putting live prawns on a hot-plate, but the case was dropped for lack of expertise on whether prawns could suffer pain. What matters from the point of ... More


Deciders

Robert Kirk

in Zombies and Consciousness

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199285488
eISBN:
9780191603150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285489.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Considering humbler creatures than ourselves provides a better chance of uncovering what really matters for perceptual consciousness. This chapter discusses a series of broad classes of behaving ... More


Decision, Control, and Integration

Robert Kirk

in Zombies and Consciousness

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199285488
eISBN:
9780191603150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285489.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Some creatures are pretty obviously deciders, others obviously not; and there are indeterminate cases. This chapter considers some examples that are in various ways not straightforward. Discussing ... More


C. S. Peirce’s Argument for God’s Reality: A Pragmatist’s View

Vincent G. Potter

in Peirce's Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823216154
eISBN:
9780823284832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823216154.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter explains that religion for Charles Sanders Peirce is a topic of “vital importance” and so is a matter more of the heart than of the head. He writes that all sensible talk about religion, ... More


Ask, Seek, Knock: Approaching Augustine’s Figurative Reading

Michael Cameron

in Christ Meets Me Everywhere: Augustine’s Early Figurative Exegesis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199751297
eISBN:
9780199950584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751297.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The Introduction sets the study into context by examining a richly suggestive passage from Augustine's Letter 138. Though Scripture makes its basic teaching on salvation easy to find, he wrote, it ... More


Assimilation against Colonialism: The Struggle of the Muslim Natives in French Algeria

Saliha Belmessous

in Assimilation and Empire: Uniformity in French and British Colonies, 1541-1954

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199579167
eISBN:
9780191750717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579167.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter describes French attempts at assimilating non-French people of nineteenth-century Algeria. It explains French ambivalence toward the Muslim natives and examines the pursuit of ... More


Stalin in the Light of the Politburo Transcripts

Hiroaki Kuromiya

in The Lost Politburo Transcripts: From Collective Rule to Stalin's Dictatorship

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300134247
eISBN:
9780300152227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300134247.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin's vaunted attempt for ascendancy based on the Politburo transcripts. The analysis of the transcripts indicates that Stalin was a master ... More


. The Loveliest Village of the Plain

Lee A. Craig

in Josephus Daniels: His Life and Times

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469606958
eISBN:
9781469608105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469606958.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how Josephus Daniels emphasized his humble roots in the sandy soils of North Carolina's coastal plain throughout his life. Those roots were never quite as humble as Daniels ... More


Philip Roth

Tim Parks

in Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the recurrence of the theme of death in Philip Roth's novels, including Indignation, Exit Ghost, and Nemesis. The draft and the Korean War in Indignation, the 9/11 aftermath and ... More


Party and Corruption: The Columbia Junto and the Rise of Martin Van Buren, 1799–1812

John L. Brooke

in Columbia Rising: Civil Life on the Upper Hudson from the Revolution to the Age of Jackson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833230
eISBN:
9781469600949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807833230.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes how Martin Van Buren would compensate for his humble origins. Van Buren would be known for his fastidiousness in dress; not for nothing would he be known as the “Little Dandy.” ... More


Hybrid Heroes

in The Libertine's Friend: Homosexuality and Masculinity in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226857923
eISBN:
9780226857954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226857954.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the so-called hybridization of the male protagonists in homoerotic fiction in late Imperial China. It analyzes several Qing fictional narratives including Cao Qujing's Nonsense ... More


Epilogue

in John Clare and the Place of Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311635
eISBN:
9781846315381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311635.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on John Clare and his poems. It has described the intricate ways in which Clare was placed, and placed himself among the poets and in the literary ... More


The Church’s Millennial Hope in An Humble Attempt

Rhys S. Bezzant

in Jonathan Edwards and the Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199890309
eISBN:
9780199352630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890309.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Edwards in “An Humble Attempt” is organizing a Concert of Prayer as part of an international movement to promote mission, revival, and the millennium through a new experience of Christian union. ... More


The Church’s Visible Union in An Humble Inquiry

Rhys S. Bezzant

in Jonathan Edwards and the Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199890309
eISBN:
9780199352630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890309.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This section presents Edwards’s rationale for revising policy concerning who is qualified to take communion. He rejects the policy of his esteemed grandfather, Solomon Stoddard, who allowed all to ... More


Life as Literature

Patrick Hayes

in Philip Roth: Fiction and Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199689125
eISBN:
9780191795305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689125.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers the accusation made by some proponents of the “ethical turn”, such as Gerald Graff and Martha Nussbaum, that only a form of virtue ethics can give access to a truly humanistic ... More


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