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Kant on Understanding Organisms as Natural Purposes

Hannah Ginsborg

in The Normativity of Nature: Essays on Kant's Critique of Judgement

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199547975
eISBN:
9780191789007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547975.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This essay explains why Kant thinks we have to regard organisms as purposes, and how we can do this while respecting their status as natural products, rather than as artefacts. Kant’s premise that ... More


Mr. Darwin’s Religion

Keith Thomson

in Private Doubt, Public Dilemma: Religion and Science since Jefferson and Darwin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300203677
eISBN:
9780300213409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203677.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter deals with how Charles Darwin suffered from chronic anxiety while working on his evolution theory, which can largely be attributed to the conflict between religion and evolution. His On ... More


Matter in curved spacetime

Nathalie Deruelle and Jean-Philippe Uzan

in Relativity in Modern Physics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198786399
eISBN:
9780191828669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786399.003.0043
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter is concerned with the laws of motion of matter—particles, fluids, or fields—in the presence of an external gravitational field. In accordance with the equivalence principle, this motion ... More


The Ways Judges Dismiss Cases

Sandra F. Sperino and Suja A. Thomas

in Unequal: How America's Courts Undermine Discrimination Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190278380
eISBN:
9780190682279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278380.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explains the ways that judges dismiss cases before trial, at trial, after trial, and even on appeal. It describes how cases proceed through litigation, discussing procedural junctures in ... More


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