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Sovereignty and Freedom

Susan James

in Spinoza on Philosophy, Religion, and Politics: The Theologico-Political Treatise

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698127
eISBN:
9780191740558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698127.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Along with many other Dutch republican writers, Spinoza holds that the sovereign must control sacred as well as civil matters, although in doing so he challenges the Dutch Reformed Church. Drawing on ... More


Eligibility for the Death Penalty—Part 2: Competence for Execution Evaluations

David DeMatteo, Daniel C. Murrie, Natalie M. Anumba, and Michael E. Keesler

in Forensic Mental Health Assessments in Death Penalty Cases

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195385809
eISBN:
9780199895311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385809.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

The United States Supreme Court has held that executing incompetent offenders violates the United States Constitution. Thus, forensic mental health professionals may be asked to evaluate an offender ... More


Epilogue

Warren Goldstein

in William Sloane Coffin Jr.: A Holy Impatience

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102215
eISBN:
9780300135053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102215.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book concludes with Coffin's notion that the truths of music are “apprehended rather than comprehended.” If the precise definitions differ little, the former carries the idea of sensing and ... More


Montesquieu's Point of Departure

in The Theological Basis of Liberal Modernity in Montesquieu's “Spirit of the Laws”

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226645490
eISBN:
9780226645520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645520.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the issues raised by Montesquieu at the beginning of The Spirit of the Laws. He declares that “the laws of nature,” that “derive uniquely from the constitution of our being,” ... More


Perspective

Zoltan Torey and Daniel C. Dennett

in The Crucible of Consciousness: An Integrated Theory of Mind and Brain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512848
eISBN:
9780262255189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512848.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Despite the fact that the DNA formula of living structures is known and that the substrate of matter is almost understood, it is surprising that the conscious mind manages to remain a mystery. This ... More


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