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Explaining Belief in the Supernatural: Some Thoughts on Paul Bloom’s ‘Religious Belief as an Evolutionary Accident’

Peter van Inwagen

in The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199557028
eISBN:
9780191701719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557028.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores belief in the supernatural, which continues to be an evolutionary puzzle. It also considers the concept of an evolutionary accident. It concludes that there are causes a belief ... More


Ranke's Romantic Philosophy

Frederick C. Beiser

in The German Historicist Tradition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691555
eISBN:
9780191731839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691555.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 6 is an investigation into the philosophy and intellectual roots of Leopold Ranke (1795–1886), who is one of the most symbolic figures of German historicism. Ranke's intellectual roots are ... More


Theodor Adorno and the “Occult”

Arthur Versluis

in The New Inquisitions: Heretic-Hunting and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Totalitarianism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195306378
eISBN:
9780199850914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306378.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the works of German sociologist and philosopher Theodor Adorno in relation to the emergence of modern totalitarianism. It suggests that irrationalism was a significant theme of ... More


Emotivism

R. M. Hare

in Sorting Out Ethics

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250326
eISBN:
9780191597602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250320.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The thesis of Emotivism, a species of non‐descriptivism, is that there is more to the meaning of moral statements than syntax and truth conditions; in particular, moral statements have an expressive, ... More


Morality and Politics

Anthony O'Hear

in Beyond Evolution: Human Nature and the Limits of Evolutionary Explanation

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250043
eISBN:
9780191598111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250045.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In morality, self‐consciousness and evolution can pull in different ways. While, as Humphrey has shown, evolution can explain the existence of self‐consciousness and empathy and socio‐biologists have ... More


General Theory of Norms

Hans Kelsen

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198252177
eISBN:
9780191681363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198252177.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Hans Kelsen is considered by many to be one of the foremost legal thinkers of the twentieth century. He made important contributions to many areas, but especially to legal theory and international ... More


Orpheus and the Crucified

George Pattison

in Kierkegaard and the Quest for Unambiguous Life: Between Romanticism and Modernism: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199698677
eISBN:
9780191745553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698677.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter looks at one of the most influential works of Kierkegaard-interpretation of the interwar years, Lev Shestov's Kierkegaard and Existential Philosophy, a work that did much to shape the ... More


The Philosophical Enquiry, theories of the sublime and the sister arts tradition

Hélène Ibata

in The challenge of the sublime: From Burke's Philosophical Enquiry to British Romantic art

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526117397
eISBN:
9781526136114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117397.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

This first chapter emphasises what Burke’s Enquiry owes to the existing discourse on the sublime (to Longinus and Addison in particular), in order to highlight its innovations, more specifically its ... More


The sublime contained: academic compromises

Hélène Ibata

in The challenge of the sublime: From Burke's Philosophical Enquiry to British Romantic art

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526117397
eISBN:
9781526136114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117397.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

Chapter 4 assesses the extent of Burke’s immediate influence on academic painters and explores their predilection for dramatic or terrifying subject matter. The correspondence between Burke and his ... More


Prologue: Beyond Autonomy

Karol Berger

in Beyond Reason: Wagner contra Nietzsche

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292758
eISBN:
9780520966130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292758.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

The music-dramatic core of the book is framed by sections designed to place Wagner’s late works within the context of the political and ethical ideas of his time. The Prologue offers a genealogy of ... More


Tristan und Isolde: The Erotic Utopia

Karol Berger

in Beyond Reason: Wagner contra Nietzsche

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292758
eISBN:
9780520966130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292758.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

Tristan und Isolde (1857-59) put this revolutionary optimism of the Ring into question. Prompted in part by his disillusionment with the failed revolution and in part by his enthusiastic reading of ... More


Science and Emotions after 1945: A Transatlantic Perspective

Frank Biess and Daniel M. Gross (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226126340
eISBN:
9780226126517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226126517.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book brings together leading representatives of the history of emotions with specialists from other disciplines including literature, rhetoric, sociology, and neuroscience. It is organized by ... More


Russian Existential Philosophy

Teresa Obolevitch

in Faith and Science in Russian Religious Thought

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198838173
eISBN:
9780191874642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838173.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter 11 presents the concepts of Nikolai Berdyaev and Lev Shestov who highlighted the mysterious dimension of the whole of reality from the perspective of his existential philosophy. For Berdyaev ... More


Norms and Logic

Eugenio Bulygin

in Essays in Legal Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198729365
eISBN:
9780191796272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729365.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Hans Kelsen’s posthumously published book Allgemeine Theorie der Normen changed many of the views that he had defended for over fifty years, and these changes concern some fundamental problems on the ... More


Neither Irrationalism nor Rationalism but Critical Philosophy (1928)

José Romano Muñoz

in Mexican Philosophy in the 20th Century: Essential Readings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190601294
eISBN:
9780190601331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190601294.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, General

José Romano Muñoz defends Antonio Caso’s “intuitionism” against Samuel Ramos’s criticisms, which Ramos had published in the same journal (Ulysses) the previous year. In his dismissal, Ramos argues ... More


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