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Responses to Evidential Ambiguity: Isolationist and Reformed Epistemologies

John Bishop

in Believing by Faith: An Essay in the Epistemology and Ethics of Religious Belief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199205547
eISBN:
9780191709432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205547.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers whether fideism might be avoided through alternative approaches to the (assumed) evidential ambiguity of theism. Isolationist (Wittgensteinian) epistemology (often linked to ... More


Opening Questions, Following Rules

Paul Bloomfield

in Metaethics after Moore

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199269914
eISBN:
9780191710032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269914.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter begins by noting that the 20th century beneficiary of the open question argument has been (rather ironically) the class of non-realist views, including non-cognitivism and expressivism. ... More


Analysis

Jonathan Bennett

in The Act Itself

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237914
eISBN:
9780191597077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823791X.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book employs philosophical analysis in an endeavour to grasp more firmly some concepts used in moral theory. Analysis is defended here against attackers, especially Rorty. Moral non‐realism is ... More


Eighteen Takes on God: A Short Guide for Those Who Are Still Perplexed

Leslie Stevenson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190066109
eISBN:
9780190066130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190066109.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This is a compact introduction to a variety of conceptions of God. Part I examines eight theologies: God as an old man in the sky; as an incorporeal person; as a necessary being; as truth, goodness, ... More


Postmodernism

Leslie Stevenson

in Eighteen Takes on God: A Short Guide for Those Who Are Still Perplexed

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190066109
eISBN:
9780190066130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190066109.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The later work of Cupitt presents a postmodernist challenge to extra-linguistic reference in all language, not only in religion. But this extreme position overreaches itself and reduces to absurdity. ... More


Daybreak; or, I Solve the Irish Problem

W. J. McCormack

in Northman: John Hewitt (1907-87): An Irish writer, his world, and his times

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198739821
eISBN:
9780191802799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739821.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

These final pages examine two late and unusual items by John Hewitt—an unpublished quasi-fictional prose piece (‘I Solve the Irish Problem’) and a short story (‘Daybreak’) published under a ... More


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