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Putting a Bridle on Irrationality: An Appraisal of van Fraassen's New Epistemology

Stathis Psilos

in Images of Empiricism: Essays on Science and Stances, with a Reply from Bas C. van Fraassen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199218844
eISBN:
9780191711732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218844.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines van Fraassen's conception of rationality. It reviews the Bayesian structural conception of rationality and argues that it has been found wanting. It goes on to analyze van ... More


The Religiously Encumbered Self

Catharine Cookson

in Regulating Religion: The Courts and the Free Exercise Clause

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129441
eISBN:
9780199834105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512944X.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

How we view the self, acting as moral agent, will inevitably affect our interpretive actions when a statute and a religious obligation conflict. The classic liberal ontology of the self ... More


Natural Law

J. B. Schneewind

in Essays on the History of Moral Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563012
eISBN:
9780191721731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563012.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Pufendorf is now largely ignored by moral philosophers but his influence on the subject was enormous. He took up the Grotian problem of reshaping morality for a Europe deeply divided by religious ... More


CHAPTER 4 CHAPTER 4 Emotions in Fourteenth‐Century Emotions in Fourteenth‐Century Philosophy

Simo Knuuttila

in Emotions in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199266388
eISBN:
9780191601750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266387.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Section 1 describes some psychological themes which were found interesting by many early fourteenth‐century thinkers, such as intuitive knowledge, self‐awareness, other reflexive acts, and ... More


Labor's Red Scare: The AFL and the Architecture of Anticommunism, 1939–1941

Jennifer Luff

in Commonsense Anticommunism: Labor and Civil Liberties between the World Wars

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835418
eISBN:
9781469601717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869895_luff.14
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter discusses the two strains of labor anticommunism that emerged between 1939 and 1941: one liberal and voluntarist; and the other conservative and statutory. Liberal anti-Communists in the ... More


The Antebellum Era and Civil War, 1800–1865

Gillis J. Harp

in Protestants and American Conservatism: A Short History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199977413
eISBN:
9780190941185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199977413.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Several antebellum conservatives sought to dismantle the Lockean foundations of American political thinking in favor of a political vision that affirmed the divine origins of government. Evangelical ... More


“The Most Belligerent Non-Resistant”: Lucretia Mott on Women’s Rights

Lisa Pace Vetter

in The Political Thought of America's Founding Feminists

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479853342
eISBN:
9781479867752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479853342.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Lucretia Mott’s Quaker speeches and other writings are examined to show that her contributions to political theory are shaped by a radically antidogmatic worldview rooted in her progressive religious ... More


Two Pictures of Divine Choice

Brian Leftow

in Free Will and Classical Theism: The Significance of Freedom in Perfect Being Theology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190611200
eISBN:
9780190611224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611200.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

This essay by Brian Leftow provides an account of the nature and extent of God’s freedom. Theists typically believe that God could have done other than He has done. Many think that God gives them ... More


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