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Unity

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Self: Naturalism, Consciousness, and the First-Person Stance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199652365
eISBN:
9780191740718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652365.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy

A unity argument, one version of which Kant described as “the Achilles of all dialectical inferences,” infers the unity of the self from the possible integration of information from distinct sense ... More


Thomas Aquinas on Relations, Personhood, and Matter

Stephen H. Webb

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827954
eISBN:
9780199919468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827954.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Thomas Aquinas is the great thinker of immateriality and the paradigmatic representative of what is called classical theism. This chapter looks at his work from the perspective of its commitment to ... More


Spirituality

Tad M. Schmaltz

in Malebranche's Theory of the Soul: A Cartesian Interpretation

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195103441
eISBN:
9780199833641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195103440.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Malebranche accepted a substance dualism in which the soul has the property of “spirituality” or immateriality. In this chapter, Section 1 traces the evolution in his thought from his initial ... More


The Philosophy of Mary Astell: An Early Modern Theory of Virtue

Jacqueline Broad

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716815
eISBN:
9780191785382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716815.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Mary Astell (1666–1731) is best known today as one of the earliest English feminists. This book sheds new light on her writings by interpreting her first and foremost as a moral philosopher—as ... More


The idea, the machine and the art: word and image in the twenty-first century. Envoi1

Catherine Gander and Sarah Garland

in Mixed Messages: American Correspondences in Visual and Verbal Practices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991500
eISBN:
9781526115003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991500.003.0012
Subject:
Art, Art History

Taking in recent advances in neuroscience and digital technology, Gander and Garland assess the state of the inter-arts in America and the Western world, exploring and questioning the primacy of ... More


Epilogue: Immaterial World

Greg Goldberg

in Antisocial Media: Anxious Labor in the Digital Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479829989
eISBN:
9781479898046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829989.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter offers an extended rumination on the famous clause from Marx and Engels’ Communist Manifesto: “All that is solid melts into air.” Taking literally the melting of the solid (rather than ... More


Money Talks, Plastic Money Tattles: The New Sociability of Money

Alya Guseva and Akos Rona-Tas

in Money Talks: Explaining How Money Really Works

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168685
eISBN:
9781400885268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168685.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter argues that money in its recent digital, immaterial incarnation has acquired a so-called new sociability. In contrast to cash, any transaction involving plastic money always leaves a ... More


Introduction: Material Religion—How Things Matter

Birgit Meyer and Dick Houtman

in Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The rise of religion as a modern category, with Protestantism as its main exponent, has introduced a set of oppositions that privilege spirit above matter, belief above ritual, content above form, ... More


The Modern Fear of Matter: Reflections on the Protestantism of Victorian Science

Peter Pels

in Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Addressing the problematic Protestant stance with regard to materiality, this chapter demonstrates the historical construction and situatedness of notions of “matter” and “materiality,” emphasizing ... More


Dangerous Things: One African Genealogy

Matthew Engelke

in Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Addressing the problematic Protestant stance with regard to materiality, and informed by fieldwork conducted in Zimbabwe, this chapter discusses the logic of materiality among the Friday apostolics, ... More


Mental Representation in Animals and Humans: Some Late Medieval Discussions

Olaf Pluta

in Intentionality, Cognition, and Mental Representation in Medieval Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262748
eISBN:
9780823266586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262748.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Olaf Pluta gives us a taste of the rich medieval literature on cognitive representation in animals, focusing on Buridan’s treatment of the cognitive abilities of animals, by raising the question ... More


Dull Souls and Beasts: Two Anti-Cartesian Polemics in Locke 1

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/9780199669554.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines Locke’s polemics against Descartes’ thesis that the mind always thinks and his doctrine of the beast-machine. It is argued that Locke is not just endorsing common sense when he ... More


Physical Presences: Reality, Materiality, Corporeality

Markos Hadjioannou

in From Light to Byte: Toward an Ethics of Digital Cinema

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677610
eISBN:
9781452947990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677610.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the material guarantee of celluloid made perceptible in the physical connection between reality and the technical elements of digital technology. More specifically, it considers ... More


Seizing the “Point Imaginary”

Wendy Beth Hyman

in Impossible Desire and the Limits of Knowledge in Renaissance Poetry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198837510
eISBN:
9780191874154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837510.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

“Seizing the ‘Point Imaginary’ ” follows erotic poets as they grapple with the elusive concept of nothingness. The pervasive quips about a woman’s “nothing” within Renaissance literature belie the ... More


Sense and Intellect

Christopher Shields and Robert Pasnau

in The Philosophy of Aquinas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199301232
eISBN:
9780190491529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199301232.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Part of what makes humans special, according to Aquinas, is that they alone among the animals have intellect. Aquinas consequently offers a detailed account of this faculty and of its operations, ... More


Aristotelianism and Angelology According to Aquinas

Serge-Thomas Bonino, OP

in Aristotle in Aquinas’s Theology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198749639
eISBN:
9780191814839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749639.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter treats Aristotle’s role in the angelology of Aquinas, both in his Summa theologiae and in other works. For Aquinas, our knowledge of angels comes largely from divine revelation. Even so, ... More


Hey, What’s the Big Idea?: Berkeley and Hume on Extension, Local Conjunction, and the Immateriality of the Soul

Don Garrett

in Berkeley's Three Dialogues: New Essays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198755685
eISBN:
9780191816833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755685.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Berkeley and Hume share a commitment to the existence of extended ideas or perceptions. This essay first examines how Berkeley and Hume differ from such predecessors as Descartes and Locke in this ... More


Introduction: Themes and Background

Nicholas Jolley

in Locke's Touchy Subjects: Materialism and Immortality

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198737094
eISBN:
9780191800634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737094.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter introduces Locke’s concern with the mind-body problem and personal immortality against the background of the orthodox Christian view of the afterlife; it is shown that Locke is highly ... More


God

Anthony Briggman

in God and Christ in Irenaeus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198792567
eISBN:
9780191834561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792567.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 2 examines Irenaeus’ understanding of the divine being, his theology proper. Since the propositions fundamental to Irenaeus’ doctrine of God bear upon his understanding of the Word-Son and ... More


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