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Necessary and Contingent Truths

Benson Mates

in The Philosophy of Leibniz: Metaphysics and Language

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195059465
eISBN:
9780199833429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195059468.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

To reconcile his account of truth with his acceptance of the distinction between necessary and contingent truths, Leibniz introduces a distinction between absolute and hypothetical necessity. It ... More


Perception and Material Explanation

Stephen Everson

in Aristotle on Perception

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238638
eISBN:
9780191597374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238630.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Everson has argued that material change does occur in the perceiving sense organ; the final chapter consists of his argument that material changes are a crucial part of the explanation of perceptual ... More


The Explanatory Role of the Weak Natural Law Thesis *

Mark C. Murphy

in Philosophical Foundations of the Nature of Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199675517
eISBN:
9780191757280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675517.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter considers the role that the weak natural law thesis — the claim that any law that fails to be a rational standard for conduct is defective as law — in providing an account of the nature ... More


The Matter of the Soul’s Activities

Thomas Kjeller Johansen

in The Powers of Aristotle's Soul

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199658435
eISBN:
9780191742231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658435.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Aristotle's account of affections ‘common to body and soul’ suggests that the formal account of a psychological affection implies a specific account of the bodily side of this affection. This is ... More


Necessity

Irena Backus

in Leibniz: Protestant Theologian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199891849
eISBN:
9780199392865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891849.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 4 deals with necessity as the philosophical counterpart to the doctrine of predestination. It discusses Leibniz’s disagreements on free will and necessity, especially with Hobbes, Locke, ... More


Wolff’s Close Shave with Fatalism

Stephan Leuenberger

in The Actual and the Possible: Modality and Metaphysics in Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198786436
eISBN:
9780191828751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786436.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Modality played a central role in Christian Wolff’s philosophy. In his extensive writings on the topic, he was unusually explicit about the definitions of modal notions and what sort of principles ... More


Malebranche: Vision in God and Occasionalism

Nicholas Jolley

in The Light of the Soul: Theories of Ideas in Leibniz, Malebranche, and Descartes

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238195
eISBN:
9780191597824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238193.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

It is characteristic of both occasionalism and vision in God that they place man in a condition of extreme dependence on God; indeed, they might be seen respectively as ontological and ... More


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