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Self‐Love and the Vices of Self‐Preference

Robert Merrihew Adams

in A Theory of Virtue: Excellence in Being for the Good

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199207510
eISBN:
9780191708824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207510.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Excellence in caring for one's own good had a central place in ancient thought about virtue, but modern ethical thought has often been reluctant to regard it as a moral virtue at all. This chapter ... More


Truth, Fiction, and Literature: A Philosophical Perspective

Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236818
eISBN:
9780191679377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236818.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

This book examines the complex and varied ways in which fictions relate to the real world, and offers a precise account of how imaginative works of literature can use fictional content to explore ... More


Divine and Contingent Order

Thomas F. Torrance

Published in print:
1981
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266587
eISBN:
9780191683053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266587.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The aim of this book is to clarify the notions of contingence and contingent order in the context of modern thought, and thereby to carry forward the work of early Christian theology which first ... More


Robert Spaemann's Philosophy of the Human Person: Nature, Freedom, and the Critique of Modernity

Holger Zaborowski

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576777
eISBN:
9780191722295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576777.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

The German philosopher Robert Spaemann provides an important contribution to a number of contemporary debates in philosophy and theology, opening up possibilities for conversation between these ... More


Introduction: Rationality and the World

Frédérique Apffel-Marglin

in Decolonizing Knowledge: From Development to Dialogue

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288848
eISBN:
9780191684654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288848.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The ‘arrogant absolutist reason’ pointed out by Vaclav Havel is said to have gotten its basis on a premise that suggests how the world is objectively knowable, and that this said knowledge can be ... More


The Devil's Tabernacle: The Pagan Oracles in Early Modern Thought

Anthony Ossa-Richardson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157115
eISBN:
9781400846597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157115.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This is the first book to examine in depth the intellectual and cultural impact of the oracles of pagan antiquity on modern European thought. The book shows how the study of the oracles influenced, ... More


Introduction

Justin E. H. Smith

in Nature, Human Nature, and Human Difference: Race in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153643
eISBN:
9781400866311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153643.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This introductory chapter argues that modern racial thinking could not have taken the form it did if it had not been able to piggyback, so to speak, on conceptual innovations in the way science was ... More


Introduction

Anthony Ossa-Richardson

in The Devil's Tabernacle: The Pagan Oracles in Early Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157115
eISBN:
9781400846597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157115.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore the intellectual and cultural impact of the oracles of pagan antiquity on modern European thought. It identifies a conflict ... More


Maieusis: Essays in Ancient Philosophy in Honour of Myles Burnyeat

Dominic Scott (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199289974
eISBN:
9780191711008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289974.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book pays tribute to the highly influential work of Myles Burnyeat, whose contributions to the study of ancient philosophy have done much to enhance the profile of the subject around the world. ... More


The Valori Family in Florentine Historiography

Mark Jurdjevic

in Guardians of Republicanism: The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199204489
eISBN:
9780191708084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204489.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The conclusion integrates the book's various arguments and findings into the larger historiography on Renaissance Florence and Renaissance political culture. In particular, it considers the ... More


Finding God in All Things: Celebrating Bernard Lonergan, John Courtney Murray, and Karl Rahner

Mark Bosco and David Stagaman (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228089
eISBN:
9780823236954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228089.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Three of the most influential Catholic theologians of the twentieth century—Bernard Lonergan, John Courtney Murray, and Karl Rahner—were all born in 1904, at the height of the Catholic Church's most ... More


Warning Horatio

Kenneth Cmiel and John Durham Peters

in Promiscuous Knowledge: Information, Image, and Other Truth Games in History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226611853
eISBN:
9780226670669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670669.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter provides an overview of the rise of early modern thinking about facts and images, starting in the seventeenth century in Europe. Figures under discussion include Francis Bacon, Johannes ... More


The Comedian as the Letter I, or the Perils of Vaudeville in a Post-Modern age: On Irving Feldman (2001)

Willard Spiegelman

in Imaginative Transcripts: Selected Literary Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368130
eISBN:
9780199852192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368130.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter criticizes the works of American poet Irving Feldman. It suggests that Feldman can be considered a poet comedian and a multifaceted performer extraordinaire and explains that the ... More


Beyond Romanticism and beyond Modernity: Toward the (Real) End of the Machine?

Mark Coeckelbergh

in New Romantic Cyborgs: Romanticism, Information Technology, and the End of the Machine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035460
eISBN:
9780262343084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035460.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Chapter 7 continues the project of trying to think beyond romanticism. First the previous chapters are concluded by analysing the meaning of “end” in the “end of the machine” thesis. Then it is asked ... More


Pauline Ugliness: Jacob Taubes and the Turn to Paul

Ole Jakob Løland

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286553
eISBN:
9780823288816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286553.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Paul has been rediscovered outside of the apostle’s traditional religious reading circles, particularly among radical leftist philosophers such as Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, and Slavoj Žižek. ... More


The Islamic Perspective on Freedom and Human Rights

Rached Ghannouchi

in Public Freedoms in the Islamic State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300211528
eISBN:
9780300252859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211528.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter expounds on the Islamic perspective on freedom and human rights, and draws references from multiple Islamic thinkers on the subject. It asserts that freedom, according to the Islamic ... More


Modern Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Arvind Sharma

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195676389
eISBN:
9780199081974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195676389.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In both classical and modern Hinduism, the ultimate reality is called brahman. While the time-honoured distinction between nirguna and saguna brahman remains important, it is somewhat less ... More


Reviving Western Civilization from Its Roots: Strauss’s Return to Premodern Thought

Michael P. Zuckert and Catherine H. Zuckert

in Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226135731
eISBN:
9780226135878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226135878.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Among the most widely known of Strauss’s ideas was his call for a return to pre-modern thought. That call for return was understood by him to stand in contrast to the intellectual orientation of our ... More


A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass

Neil Roberts (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813175621
eISBN:
9780813175652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175621.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Literary critics and historians have long studied Frederick Douglass’s impact on American literature and history, yet surprisingly few scholars have analyzed his influence on American political ... More


Ruptures and Continuities in Modern Islamic Thought

Hadia Mubarak

in Rebellious Wives, Neglectful Husbands: Controversies in Modern Qur'anic Commentaries

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780197553305
eISBN:
9780197553336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553305.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter places four modern Qurʾanic commentators—Muḥammad ʿAbduh (1849–1905), Rashīd Riḍā (1865–1935), Sayyid Quṭb (1906–1966), and Muḥammad al-Ṭāhir ibn ʿĀshūr (1879–1973)—within broader ... More


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