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Humble Apologetics: Defending the Faith Today

John G. Stackhouse

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138078
eISBN:
9780199834679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138074.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Presents a conception of apologetics appropriate for the contemporary cultural context. This conception avoids the destructive and self‐defeating problems of dogmatism and triumphalism, ... More


Concluding Remarks

JANE STUART-SMITH

in Phonetics and Philology: Sound Change in Italic

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257737
eISBN:
9780191717765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257737.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. It begins with a review of discussions in the preceding chapters. It shows that by comparing systematically obtained phonetic ... More


The Challenge of Faithfulness

James Davison Hunter

in To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity Today

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730803
eISBN:
9780199777082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730803.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Two overriding characteristics of our time are difference and dissolution. The problem of difference bears on how Christians engage the world outside of their own community, while the problem of ... More


Introduction: Rumor: Plausible and Credible

Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis

in The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors of Terrorism, Immigration, and Trade Matter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736317
eISBN:
9780199866458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736317.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Rumor and legend are a culture's way of dealing with rapid changes in its worldview, such as has occurred in an America increasingly impacted by contact with the international world. Terrorism, ... More


Rumor and September 11: Understanding the Unthinkable

Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis

in The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors of Terrorism, Immigration, and Trade Matter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736317
eISBN:
9780199866458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736317.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Using beliefs and rumors that emerged during the first days after September 11, this chapter discusses how a culture in crisis uses these tools to make sense out of a disorienting event such as this. ... More


On the Historiography of Sound Change

Jeremy J. Smith

in Sound Change and the History of English

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291953
eISBN:
9780191710568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291953.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This concluding chapter returns to the issues of historical explanation with which the book began. It begins with a discussion of multiple explanation — events can have several causes — and links ... More


Analogical Arguments

Paul F. A. Bartha

in By Parallel Reasoning: The Construction and Evaluation of Analogical Arguments

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195325539
eISBN:
9780199776313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325539.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This introductory chapter motivates the importance of a normative theory of analogical arguments as part of the broader project of understanding analogical reasoning. The chapter further recommends ... More


The Plausibility of Creationism: A Sociological Comment

Mathew Guest

in Reading Genesis after Darwin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383355
eISBN:
9780199870561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383355.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

This chapter considers the significance of creationist belief in the contemporary Western world. The history of creationism is traced from the roots of fundamentalist Protestantism, and twentieth- ... More


The Problem of Plausibility

John G. Stackhouse

in Humble Apologetics: Defending the Faith Today

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138078
eISBN:
9780199834679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138074.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The problem of plausibility is the question of whether Christianity is an option one might take seriously. This chapter explores reasons for contemporary resistance to Christian proclamation. There ... More


The Theistic Account

John Foster

in The Divine Lawmaker: Lectures on Induction, Laws of Nature, and the Existence of God

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199250592
eISBN:
9780191600913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250596.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The personal‐agency approach can be developed in a number of different ways. If we are aiming at plausibility, we need to develop the approach in a way that avoids unnecessary complexity and ... More


Word-Meaning and Opacity

Michael Morris

in The Good and the True

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239444
eISBN:
9780191679919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239444.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter makes a programmatic showing how an evaluative theory of content can meet two constraints: the right substitution conditions for belief contexts, and what it is for words to be ... More


A Phonetic Explanation for the Italic Development

JANE STUART-SMITH

in Phonetics and Philology: Sound Change in Italic

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257737
eISBN:
9780191717765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257737.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter evaluates the phonetic plausibility of the two current explanations for the development of the Proto–Indo–European (PIE) voiced aspirates in the Italic languages. It first considers ... More


Deliberate Expansion

Isaac Levi

in Mild Contraction: Evaluating Loss of Information Due to Loss of Belief

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199270705
eISBN:
9780191601774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270708.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The justification of deliberate expansion is the topic of this chapter, and it is argued that any possible expansion should be assessed with respect to two desiderata: the enquirer should seek to ... More


Contraction, Rational Choice and Economy

Isaac Levi

in Mild Contraction: Evaluating Loss of Information Due to Loss of Belief

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199270705
eISBN:
9780191601774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270708.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The author considers the answers he favours over those of Rott and Pagnucco to two questions: what is to be required of a decision-theoretic rationale for a change in state of full belief? and should ... More


Introduction

Luc Bovens and Stephan Hartmann

in Bayesian Epistemology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199269754
eISBN:
9780191601705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269750.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Introduces the topic of information-gathering from multiple independent sources through some well-known Genesis stories.


Information

Luc Bovens and Stephan Hartmann

in Bayesian Epistemology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199269754
eISBN:
9780191601705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269750.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Shows how the degree of confidence that information from multiple sources is a function of the plausibility and the coherence of the information as well as of the reliability of the sources. There is ... More


Antioxidants and cardiovascular disease

E. R. Miller III and L. J. Appel

in Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology: From aetiology to public health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198525738
eISBN:
9780191724114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525738.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Antioxidant vitamin supplements are regularly consumed by over one-third of all adults in the United States. While the health benefits of vitamin supplements are unproven, many lay persons and health ... More


Social organization, stress, and health

Michael Marmot and Richard G. Wilkinson

in Social Determinants of Health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198565895
eISBN:
9780191723988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565895.003.02
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter takes up the issue of biological plausibility. It addresses two issues: First, is it plausible that the organization of work, degree of social isolation, and sense of control over life ... More


Doubts About Libertarianism

Manuel Vargas

in Building Better Beings: A Theory of Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199697540
eISBN:
9780191748851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697540.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that there are good reasons to doubt the prospects of libertarianism as a theory about what we ought to think about moral responsibility, all things considered. It begins with an ... More


Some Conclusions

Manuel Vargas

in Building Better Beings: A Theory of Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199697540
eISBN:
9780191748851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697540.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter addresses some remaining metaphysical and methodological issues. First, there is the matter of how the account fares in regards to the question of naturalistic plausibility. Second, ... More


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