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Willing, Wanting, Waiting

Richard Holton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199214570
eISBN:
9780191706547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214570.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book provides a unified account of the will, pulling together a diverse range of phenomena that have typically been treated separately: intention, resolution, choice, weakness and strength of ... More


Satan

Adele Reinhartz

in Jesus of Hollywood

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195146967
eISBN:
9780199785469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Satan is a minor character in the Gospels, appearing only in the temptation stories, but lurking in the backward elsewhere in the narrative. The most important question about Satan in these films is ... More


Moral Frailty and Moral Luck

Robert Merrihew Adams

in A Theory of Virtue: Excellence in Being for the Good

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199207510
eISBN:
9780191708824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207510.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Psychological experiments and other empirical data seem to show that good traits of character (even if real) are frail, rather easily overcome by some types of temptation, and are dependent on social ... More


First Movements As Bad Thoughts: Origen and his Legacy

Richard Sorabji

in Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Christ or Jewish patriarchs got assimilated to the Stoic ideal of freedom from emotion (apatheia) by reinterpreting their apparent emotions as first movements or ‘prepassions’: Philo the Jew, Origen, ... More


The Virtues of Long-Term Commitment: Australia’s Future Fund

Gordon L. Clark, Adam D. Dixon, and Ashby H. B. Monk

in Sovereign Wealth Funds: Legitimacy, Governance, and Global Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142296
eISBN:
9781400846511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142296.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter presents the first case study, looking past the geopolitical concerns that have plagued sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) and focusing on the competing domestic political interests embedded ... More


Getting Our Act Together: Toward a General Model of Self-Control

Eran Magen and James J. Gross

in Self Control in Society, Mind, and Brain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195391381
eISBN:
9780199776894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391381.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Social Psychology

Research on self-control has enjoyed tremendous growth over the past few decades, as researchers from a variety of disciplines have tested different self-control techniques in different domains of ... More


Walking the Line between Goals and Temptations: Asymmetric Effects of Counteractive Control

Ayelet Fishbach and Benjamin A. Converse

in Self Control in Society, Mind, and Brain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195391381
eISBN:
9780199776894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391381.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Social Psychology

Research on counteractive control explores the processes that individuals employ to increase the motivational strength of their high-order goals and decrease the motivational strength of their ... More


Virginity, sexuality, and temptation

Juliana Dresvina

in A Maid with a Dragon: The Cult of St Margaret of Antioch in Medieval England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780197265963
eISBN:
9780191772061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265963.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chapter 9 attempts to redirect the focus of attention from virginity as a sexually appealing category and from the saint’s corporeality as an inevitable reason for the saint’s sexual temptation. It ... More


The Life of Antony: Text and Context

William, S.J. Harmless

in Desert Christians: An Introduction to the Literature of Early Monasticism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195162233
eISBN:
9780199835645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195162234.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Athanasius’ Life of Antony (Vita Antonii) became a classic almost overnight and helped create a new genre of Christian literature: the life of a saint. Closer in spirit to Beowulf or Raiders of the ... More


Interlude The Binding

Simon Palfrey

in Poor Tom: Living "King Lear"

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226150642
eISBN:
9780226150789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226150789.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

A brief reflection on the potential application of the ancient tale of Abraham and Isaac to Edgar. Abraham is told by God to sacrifice his son on Mt. Moriah. Kierkegaard in Fear and Trembling ... More


Strength of Will

Richard Holton

in Willing, Wanting, Waiting

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199214570
eISBN:
9780191706547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214570.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Most recent accounts of will-power have tried to explain it as reducible to the operation of beliefs and desires or of beliefs, desires, and intentions. In opposition to such accounts, this chapter ... More


Rationality

Richard Holton

in Willing, Wanting, Waiting

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199214570
eISBN:
9780191706547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214570.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Empirical findings suggest that temptation causes agents not only to change their desires, but also to revise their beliefs, in ways that are not necessarily irrational. But if this is so, how can it ... More


The Temptation Scenes

Ad Putter

in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and French Arthurian Romance

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182535
eISBN:
9780191673825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182535.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the similarity between the temptation scenes in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and in Chretien de Troyes' Perlesvaus. It suggests that the temptations in both works took the ... More


Opening the Moor: Death and Discovery in Othello

Michael Neill

in Issues of Death: Mortality and Identity in English Renaissance Tragedy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183860
eISBN:
9780191674112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183860.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Near the beginning of the great temptation scene which determines the course of his tragedy, Othello makes an extraordinary, impossible demand of Iago: ‘If thou dost love me | Show me thy thought’. ... More


The Stuff of Dreams: Three Versions of ‘Quelle soie aux baumes de temps’ (1868–1887)

Roger Pearson

in Unfolding Mallarmé: The Development of a Poetic Art

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159179
eISBN:
9780191673535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159179.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

Mallarmé's apparent ‘return’ to poetry in the summer of 1868 after two years of crisis was marked not only by ‘Sonnet allégorique de lui-même’ but also by ‘De l'orient passé des Temps’, an ... More


Honesty, Professionals, and the Vulnerability of the Public

Thomas L. Carson

in Lying and Deception: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577415
eISBN:
9780191722813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577415.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Often, professionals are in a position to advance their own financial interests by means of lying and deception, e.g., lying to a client to manipulate her into purchasing unneeded services. This ... More


Psychiatric Ethics as Virtue Ethics

Jennifer Radden and John Z. Sadler

in The Virtuous Psychiatrist: Character Ethics in Psychiatric Practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195389371
eISBN:
9780199866328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389371.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Chapter 3 introduces the idea of psychiatric ethics understood as virtue ethics. The authors show why a virtue ethics framework suits the role morality associated with professionalism, and define ... More


The coherence of the Chalcedonian Definition of the incarnation 1

Richard Swinburne

in The Metaphysics of the Incarnation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199583164
eISBN:
9780191725647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583164.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The definition of the Council of Chalcedon provides the standard orthodox account of the incarnation of Jesus. This states that the Son, the second person of the Trinity, while remaining divine, ... More


Temptation Revisited

Michael E. Bratman

in Structures of Agency: Essays

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195187717
eISBN:
9780199893058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187717.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter extends the accounts of valuing and of agential authority to puzzles about rational willpower in the face of temptation. It explores two approaches, one that focuses on the agential ... More


Man's Moral Condition

Richard Swinburne

in Responsibility and Atonement

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198248491
eISBN:
9780191598555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198248490.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The desires of humans often conflict with their beliefs about what they ought to do. Hence temptation, a propensity to wrong doing, subjective (involving acting one's conscience) and objective, which ... More


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