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Jesus Christ, Eternal God: Heavenly Flesh and the Metaphysics of Matter

Stephen H. Webb

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827954
eISBN:
9780199919468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827954.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book is the first to reconstruct the obscure origins of Heavenly Flesh Christology, examine its implications, and defend it from the charge of heresy. More importantly, this book uses this ... More


Berkeley: An Interpretation

Kenneth P. Winkler

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235095
eISBN:
9780191598685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235097.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book is an interpretation of Berkeley's immaterialism or ‘idealism’: an exposition of his arguments, an assessment of their significance, and an explanation (inevitably partial) of their content ... More


 Common Sense, the Manifest Image, and Immaterialism

John Russell Roberts

in A Metaphysics for the Mob: The Philosophy of George Berkeley

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195313932
eISBN:
9780199871926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313932.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

With an interpretation of Berkeley's view of spirits in hand, this chapter turns to the task of situating that view of spirits within his overall positive metaphysics and defending the connection it ... More


Introduction

Georges Dicker

in Berkeley's Idealism: A Critical Examination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195381467
eISBN:
9780199897124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381467.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The introduction explains the overall plan of the book: Berkeley will be seen as a reactive philosopher who advanced novel arguments against the Cartesian-Lockean mainstream views, notably the shared ... More


Skepticism, Deception, and the Material World

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/9780195110333.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In the early eighteenth century context there was an intimate connection between problems concerning the existence of the material world and problems of natural religion. Two issues are of particular ... More


SELF AND BODY

Ingmar Persson

in The Retreat of Reason: A dilemma in the philosophy of life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276905
eISBN:
9780191603198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276900.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter contends that one’s perception of one’s own body from the inside, in proprioception, plays a prominent role in one’s self-reference by means of ‘I’ and, thus, in one’s conception of ... More


Berkeley's Argument for Idealism

Samuel C. Rickless

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669424
eISBN:
9780191748776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669424.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (1710) and Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous (1713), George Berkeley argues for the astonishing view that physical objects (such ... More


Kant's Theory of Mind: An Analysis of the Paralogisms of Pure Reason

Karl Ameriks

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238973
eISBN:
9780191597022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238975.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book presents the first extensive analysis in English of Kant's systematic criticism of dogmatic accounts of the mind as a distinctive object.This criticism has been much admired, especially in ... More


Immateriality

Karl Ameriks

in Kant's Theory of Mind: An Analysis of the Paralogisms of Pure Reason

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238973
eISBN:
9780191597022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238975.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter begins the detailed analysis of specific Kantian doctrines of the mind by pointing out that, despite its sharp critique of many rationalist arguments, Kant's Critical philosophy remains ... More


Immaterialism

Kenneth P. Winkler

in Berkeley: An Interpretation

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235095
eISBN:
9780191598685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235097.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter reviews and assesses Berkeley's main arguments for immaterialism, his arguments against the existence of matter or material substance. I place particular emphasis on the themes of ... More


Unperceived Objects

Kenneth P. Winkler

in Berkeley: An Interpretation

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235095
eISBN:
9780191598685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235097.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This is the first of three chapters examining the consequences of Berkeley's immaterialism and the problems to which it gives rise. In the present chapter, I defend a phenomenalist interpretation of ... More


Corpuscularianism

Kenneth P. Winkler

in Berkeley: An Interpretation

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235095
eISBN:
9780191598685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235097.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

After describing the corpuscularian background of Berkeley's work (in, for example, the writing of Boyle, Newton, Locke, and Malebranche), I consider whether Berkeley can endorse the existence of ... More


Berkeley Against Materialism

Jonathan Bennett

in Learning from Six Philosophers Volume 2

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250920
eISBN:
9780191597060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250924.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Given the foundationalism that they all shared, Descartes, Locke, and Berkeley all had a problem about evidence for the existence of matter. Unlike the other two, Berkeley said that there is no ... More


Berkeley's Uses of Locke's Work

Jonathan Bennett

in Learning from Six Philosophers Volume 2

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250920
eISBN:
9780191597060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250924.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Berkeley attacked Locke's theory of abstract ideas, partly sound though partly unfair. He held, apparently wrongly, that the issue over abstract ideas generates the other philosophical issues between ... More


Metaphysics

Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott

in The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791606
eISBN:
9780199932290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791606.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Unlike for many theologians of the Reformation or Neo-Orthodoxy, philosophy provided Edwards with a means for affirming the transcendent greatness and glory of God. Although difficult to classify, ... More


What’s Up with Mormons and Matter?

Stephen H. Webb

in Mormon Christianity: What Other Christians Can Learn From the Latter-day Saints

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199316816
eISBN:
9780199369249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199316816.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Mormonism has a theologically unique view of the nature of matter. This chapter analyses the work of Orson Pratt and how the Mormon view of matter compares to contemporary options.


Berkeley and Malebranche on Causality and Volition

Nicholas Jolley

in Causality and Mind: Essays on Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199669554
eISBN:
9780191763076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669554.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In his published writings Berkeley departs from the strict occasionalism he had defended in his notebooks. This chapter argues that this departure is puzzling because ... More


The Argument for Idealism in the Principles

Samuel C. Rickless

in Berkeley's Argument for Idealism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669424
eISBN:
9780191748776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669424.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter analyzes the argument for idealism sketched in the opening sections of Berkeley’s Principles. It is argued that Berkeley does not find idealism self-evident, does not attempt to base ... More


Introduction

Christopher G. Timpson

in Quantum Information Theory and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199296460
eISBN:
9780191741791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296460.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The scene is set and the argument and plan of the book briefly expounded.


Quantum Information Theory

Christopher G. Timpson

in Quantum Information Theory and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199296460
eISBN:
9780191741791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296460.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The approach to thinking about information developed in the previous chapter is turned towards the quantum theory. First, some of the characteristic ideas and applications of quantum information ... More


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