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Atheism and the Secular Utilitarian Society

James E. Crimmins

in Secular Utilitarianism: Social Science and the Critique of Religion in the Thought of Jeremy Bentham

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277415
eISBN:
9780191684173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277415.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter addresses the question of how we are to understand Bentham's critique of religion. The answer is that it only makes sense when viewed against the larger canvas of his aspiration to make ... More


Cultivating Science: French ‘Meteorological’ Georgic

Yasmin Annabel Haskell

in Loyola's Bees: Ideology and Industry in Jesuit Latin Didactic Poetry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262849
eISBN:
9780191734588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262849.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In the eighteenth century, the publication of scientific books boomed following the switch to the vernacular. The decline of Latin and Greek, the availability of translations, and the adoption of ... More


The Therapeutic Orthodoxy

Heather R. White

in Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624112
eISBN:
9781469624792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624112.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores the mid-century invention of the liberal Protestant “therapeutic orthodoxy” and the flourishing of its intertwined outcomes: a newly prohibited biblical category of “homosexual ... More


Gersonides: Judaism within the Limits of Reason

Seymour Feldman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113447
eISBN:
9781800340152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113447.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Gersonides (1288–1344) was a philosopher as well as an astronomer and biblical exegete. This book is a comprehensive picture of Gersonides' philosophy that is both descriptive and evaluative. ... More


Bioethics in Australia: On Politics, Power, and the Rise of the Christian Right

Rob Irvine, Ian Kerridge, and Paul Komesaroff

in Bioethics Around the Globe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195386097
eISBN:
9780190267476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195386097.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter talks about Australian bioethics and highlights the argument that bioethics have never been above the political struggle for power and influence in the public marketplace of ideas. It ... More


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