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Hume's Skeptical Crisis: A Textual Study

Robert J. Fogelin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195387391
eISBN:
9780199866489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387391.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This work is a narrative study of the interactions between Hume's naturalism and his skepticism as they unfold in the Treatise of Human Nature and the Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. More ... More


Introduction The Interpretive Problem

Robert J. Fogelin

in Hume's Skeptical Crisis: A Textual Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195387391
eISBN:
9780199866489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387391.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter spells out the fundamental goal of the book: to make sense out of the radical change in perspective from a buoyant confidence at the start of book 1 of the Treatise to a serious case of ... More


WIDE SCREEN

Mark Wilson

in Wandering Significance: An Essay on Conceptual Behaviour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199269259
eISBN:
9780191710155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269259.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter focuses upon the role of the term ‘concept’ in the management of everyday and scientific tasks: how we utilize the term as a measure of our preparedness with respect to designing an ... More


THE CRITIC OF NATURE AND GENIUS

Mark Wilson

in Wandering Significance: An Essay on Conceptual Behaviour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199269259
eISBN:
9780191710155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269259.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The vital role of ‘concept’ as our chief means for expressing an evaluation of our present capacities for semantic diagnosis and control is reviewed, leading to chastened expectations that lie ... More


“A Small Tincture of Pyrrhonism”: Skepticism and Naturalism in Hume's Science of Man

Don Garrett

in Pyrrhonian Skepticism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195169720
eISBN:
9780199786343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195169727.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This essay distinguishes varieties of skepticism along six dimensions. It argues that Hume is unmitigated in his rational support skepticism and in his prescriptive skepticism about certain “high and ... More


Love's Debt

M. Jamie Ferreira

in Love's Grateful Striving: A Commentary on Kierkegaard's Works of Love

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130256
eISBN:
9780199834181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130251.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

God's love for us – a radical gift – entails that we have an “infinite debt” of love to others. This notion excludes the idea of love as repayment; it is, moreover, a fulfillable duty, because Christ ... More


Religious Figures and Institutions As Litigants

Brian H. Bornstein and Monica K. Miller

in God in the Courtroom: Religion's Role at Trial

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195328677
eISBN:
9780199869954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328677.003.009
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Litigants' religion is central to some cases, such as those making a free exercise claim; a substantial factor in others, such as clergy charged with sexual abuse, defendants who introduce their ... More


Mitigated Skepticism and Hume's Liminal Natural Theology

Thomas Holden

in Spectres of False Divinity: Hume's Moral Atheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579945
eISBN:
9780191722776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579945.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter defends the interpretation of Hume as a moral atheist against the objection that Hume's own mitigated scepticism rules out such dogmatic commitments in natural theology. According to ... More


Love's Forgiveness

M. Jamie Ferreira

in Love's Grateful Striving: A Commentary on Kierkegaard's Works of Love

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130256
eISBN:
9780199834181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130251.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Love covers up the sins of others – by refusing to look for them, by silence, and by mitigating explanation. In forgiveness one still sees the sin of another, so one does not engage in ... More


Responsibility for Evil

John Kekes

in The Human Condition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199588886
eISBN:
9780191595448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588886.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Agents are evil if they habitually perform evil actions and have no morally justifiable excuse. The widely shared view that agents are responsible only for their intentional actions is shown to be ... More


Two Openings and Two Closings

Robert J. Fogelin

in Hume's Skeptical Crisis: A Textual Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195387391
eISBN:
9780199866489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387391.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the relationship between the Treatise of Human Nature and the Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding with respect to Hume's response to the challenge of skepticism. The opening ... More


Guiding Cases for China’s Death Penalty: Analysis and Reflection

Xingliang Chen and Charlotte Hu

in The Death Penalty In China: Policy, Practice, and Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170079
eISBN:
9780231540810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170079.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines China’s case-guiding system as a recent reform measure adopted in 2010 to standardize judicial sentencing, and discusses its potential impact on China’s death penalty practice ... More


Understanding, excusing, forgiving

Glen Pettigrove

in Forgiveness and Love

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646555
eISBN:
9780191741975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646555.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What is the relationship between forgiving and understanding? A number of people have argued against the old adage that to understand is to forgive, for in many instances understanding leads to ... More


Mitigating Motives

David Estlund

in Utopophobia: On the Limits (If Any) of Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691147161
eISBN:
9780691197500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147161.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter considers mitigating motives. It lays out two categories: first, some interfering motives that are “weighty,” insofar as they reflect morally sound priorities and views. These can fully ... More


Relevant Factors in Sentencing

Guénaél Mettraux

in International Crimes and the Ad Hoc Tribunals

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207541
eISBN:
9780191709203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207541.003.0028
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

In addition to the general sentencing practice in the courts of the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, the trial chamber will take into account the gravity of the offence which it must punish and all ... More


Sentencing

Kevin Jon Heller

in The Nuremberg Military Tribunals and the Origins of International Criminal Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199554317
eISBN:
9780191728624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554317.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores the sentencing practices of the twelve Nuremberg Military Tribunals. Section 1 discusses the failure of the tribunals to develop general sentencing principles. Section 2 ... More


Beyond the North–South Divide?

David Ciplet, J. Timmons Roberts, and Mizan R. Khan

in Power In A Warming World: The New Global Politics of Climate Change and the Remaking of Environmental Inequality

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029612
eISBN:
9780262330039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029612.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter explores global shifts as they took shape during the 2009 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Copenhagen. These negotiations marked the beginning of a new equation of ... More


The Birth and Evolution of Palestinian Statehood Strategy, 1948–82

Camille Mansour and Leila Fawaz

in Transformed Landscapes: Essays on Palestine and the Middle East in Honor of Walid Khalidi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162473
eISBN:
9781617970191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162473.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Palestinian political actors have often criticized each other for following unrealistic or defeatist strategies, for lacking a clear or coherent strategy, or simply for having no strategy at all. ... More


Lokāyata/Cārvāka: A Philosophical Inquiry

Pradeep P. Gokhale

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199460632
eISBN:
9780199085507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460632.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Cārvāka-darśana, also called Lokāyata and Bārhaspatya-darśana, is popularly recognized as a materialistic philosophical system which accepts perception as the only pramāṇa (means to knowledge), ... More


Challenges to Rabbinic Aggadic Statements

Naomi Grunhaus

in The Challenge of Received Tradition: Dilemmas of Interpretation in Radak's Biblical Commentaries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199858408
eISBN:
9780199979899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858408.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

After considering the challenges raised by Radak's predecessors to non-legal (aggadic) rabbinic traditions, this chapter analyzes Radak's criteria for rejection of aggadot (rabbinic histories, lore, ... More


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