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Miletus Preserved I: Hobbes

Wallace Matson

in Grand Theories and Everyday Beliefs: Science, Philosophy, and their Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812691
eISBN:
9780199919420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812691.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Although participants in the scientific enterprise comply at least tacitly with the Milesian requirements of monism, naturalism, and rationalism, not all philosophers have followed suit. Many ... More


Enlightened Belief

Ethan H. Shagan

in The Birth of Modern Belief

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174747
eISBN:
9780691184944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174747.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter investigates how Descartes' decision to submit the Church's dogma to the judgment of his own mind was not contingent but absolutely central. His argument for God's existence was not ... More


Strategies and Typologies

Dirk Van Hulle

in Manuscript Genetics, Joyce's Know-How, Beckett's Nohow

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032009
eISBN:
9780813039657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032009.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the different typologies of manuscripts and writing strategies. It introduces the concept of ratiocination, which is the most extreme form of “thinking on paper” and is the ... More


Defeasibility in Legal Reasoning *

Giovanni Sartor

in The Logic of Legal Requirements: Essays on Defeasibility

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661640
eISBN:
9780191745461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661640.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter provides a logical analysis of defeasible reasoning. First it introduces the notion of a reasoning schema, and considers how ratiocination proceeds according to the reasoning schemata ... More


Animals and the Letter of the Law

Edgar Allan Poe

in Animalia Americana: Animal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161237
eISBN:
9780231531948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161237.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores the relationship between human and animal subjectivity and how American literature engages with and critiques biopower. To this end, the chapter offers a reading of Edgar Allan ... More


Textual Body

Hans Boersma

in Embodiment and Virtue in Gregory of Nyssa: An Anagogical Approach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199641123
eISBN:
9780191751066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641123.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Chapter 2 (‘Textual Body’) focuses on Scripture as one instance of a measurable, diastemic body. For Gregory, interpretation aims to leave behind the fleshly, historical (and diastemic) sense of the ... More


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