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Natural Signs and Knowledge of God: A New Look at Theistic Arguments

C. Stephen Evans

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199217168
eISBN:
9780191712401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217168.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This book introduces the concept of theistic natural signs. It argues that these signs, the concept of which comes from a modified and expanded account of Reidian natural signs, provide sufficient ... More


The Concept of a Natural Sign

C. Stephen Evans

in Natural Signs and Knowledge of God: A New Look at Theistic Arguments

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199217168
eISBN:
9780191712401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217168.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explicates the concept of a natural sign. The original Reidian concept of a natural sign is either a sensation or a perception that is causally linked “upstream” to what the sign ... More


Reworking Reasonableness: The Authoritative Testimony of Nature

Douglas John Casson

in Liberating Judgment: Fanatics, Skeptics, and John Locke's Politics of Probability

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144740
eISBN:
9781400836888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144740.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter demonstrates how Locke's gradual move away from his early political positions parallels his encounter with a new notion of reasonableness based on probable judgment. This shift took ... More


Nature and the “Signs of the End” in Job Fincel's Wonder Signs

Philip M. Soergel

in Miracles and the Protestant Imagination: The Evangelical Wonder Book in Reformation Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199844661
eISBN:
9780199932856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844661.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 3 treats the use of miracles in the works of the Lutheran natural philosopher, Job Fincel, who in the politically troubled years in the mid-sixteenth century published three widely read ... More


Human Language

Desmond M. Clarke

in Descartes's Theory of Mind

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199261239
eISBN:
9780191597213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261237.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Natural signs that express emotions, such as laughing or crying, are not limited to human animals. For Descartes, even machines could learn and use a limited language for responding, predictably, to ... More


Positive Language and Positive Law in Thomas Hobbes

James Bernard Murphy

in The Philosophy of Positive Law: Foundations of Jurisprudence

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300107883
eISBN:
9780300138016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300107883.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines Thomas Hobbes' account of language and law. Hobbes inherited from the medieval Scholastics a discourse about language and law that is already quite “positivisitic,” in the sense ... More


Luther on Miracles

Philip M. Soergel

in Miracles and the Protestant Imagination: The Evangelical Wonder Book in Reformation Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199844661
eISBN:
9780199932856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844661.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter looks at three dimensions of Martin Luther’s teaching concerning miracles: his famous critique of the miracles long credited to the saints, his use of natural wonders to create ... More


Caspar Goltwurm on the Rhetoric of Natural Wonders

Philip M. Soergel

in Miracles and the Protestant Imagination: The Evangelical Wonder Book in Reformation Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199844661
eISBN:
9780199932856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844661.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 4 examines the life and career of the Lutheran church official and theologian Caspar Goltwurm and the theology of miracles contained in his 1557 Book of Wondrous Works and Signs. Like Job ... More


Religious Experience and the Question of Whether Belief in God Requires Evidence

Evans C. Stephen

in Evidence and Religious Belief

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199603718
eISBN:
9780191729287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603718.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that George Mavrodes’ account of religious experience helps us to see the value of both Reformed epistemology’s contention that belief in God can be ‘properly basic’ and ... More


The Polemics of Depravity in the Wonder Books of Christoph Irenaeus

Philip M. Soergel

in Miracles and the Protestant Imagination: The Evangelical Wonder Book in Reformation Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199844661
eISBN:
9780199932856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844661.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 5 explores the works of the Wittenberg-trained theologian Christoph Irenaeus, who was among the most prolific to take up Caspar Goltwurm’s charge to examine wonders as an alternative divine ... More


The Perceptual Representation of Ordinary Objects

Thomas C. Vinci

in Cartesian Truth

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195113297
eISBN:
9780199833825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195113292.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

How can a Cartesian idea represent ordinary physical objects? One possibility is that Descartes holds a theory of natural signs according to which ideas, including sensations (ideas of secondary ... More


Are Colors Secondary Qualities? *

Alex Byrne and David R. Hilbert

in Primary and Secondary Qualities: The Historical and Ongoing Debate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199556151
eISBN:
9780191725548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556151.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century discussions of the senses are often thought to contain a profound truth: some perceptible properties are secondary qualities, dispositions to produce certain sorts ... More


Enduring Models and Changing Tastes at Century's End

Philip M. Soergel

in Miracles and the Protestant Imagination: The Evangelical Wonder Book in Reformation Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199844661
eISBN:
9780199932856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844661.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The final chapter of this study treats the Promptuarium exemplorum of the Saxon country parson Andreas Hohndorff. Hohndorff published his widely read text in 1568, and it became one of the enduring ... More


Language in the Goethezeit

Daniel Whistler

in Schelling's Theory of Symbolic Language: Forming the System of Identity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673735
eISBN:
9780191751981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673735.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Literature

Chapter 2 continues Whistler’s look at the contemporary context to Schelling’s theory of symbolic language by focusing in particular on theories of language in the air at the time of Schelling’s own ... More


Infosigns and Natural Information

Ruth Garrett Millikan

in Beyond Concepts: Unicepts, Language, and Natural Information

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198717195
eISBN:
9780191785948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717195.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Using a varied list of natural signs as examples, there are straightforward reasons to reject several familiar attemps, such as Dretske’s, to capture what they have in common. Correlational theories ... More


Primary and Secondary Qualities in Reid’s Theory of Perception

Christopher A. Shrock

in Thomas Reid and the Problem of Secondary Qualities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474417846
eISBN:
9781474438650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417846.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Reid distinguishes primary and secondary qualities according to their roles in his theory of perception. According to Reid, perceptions are rightly caused conceptions of and beliefs in their objects. ... More


The Naïve Teleological Argument: An Argument from Design for Ordinary People

C. Stephen Evans

in Two Dozen (or so) Arguments for God: The Plantinga Project

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190842215
eISBN:
9780190874445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842215.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter considers an argument from design, meant for those without a technical scientific background, and based on Thomas Reid’s concept of natural signs. For Reid, sensations function as ... More


Introduction to Part II

Ruth Garrett Millikan

in Beyond Concepts: Unicepts, Language, and Natural Information

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198717195
eISBN:
9780191785948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717195.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter serves as an introduction to Part Two. Two fundamentally different kinds of signs are introduced: “informational signs” or “infosigns” and “intentional signs” or “intensigns.” Natural ... More


Beyond Concepts: Unicepts, Language, and Natural Information

Ruth Garrett Millikan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198717195
eISBN:
9780191785948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717195.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book weaves together themes from natural ontology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language and information, areas of inquiry that have not recently been treated together. The sprawling topic ... More


Ockham’s Intervention

Claude Panaccio

in Mental Language: From Plato to William of Ockham

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823272600
eISBN:
9780823272648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272600.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter is dedicated to William of Ockham’s full-fledged theory of mental language. It shows how it was first developed on the basis of a reflection on what the objects of knowledge are, ... More


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