Necessity And Language

Author: Morris Lazerowitz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315523914
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The problem of necessity remains one of the central issues in modern philosophy. The authors of this volume, originally published in 1985, developed a new approach to the problem, which focusses on the logical grammar of necessary propositions. This volume gathers their seminal essays on the problem of necessity, together with new material at the original time publication.

The Broadview Anthology Of British Literature Volume 6 The Twentieth Century And Beyond

Author: Joseph Black
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1551116146
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In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations throughout, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials, offering additional perspectives both on individual texts and on larger social and cultural developments. Innovative, authoritative, and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature embodies a consistently fresh approach to the study of literature and literary history. The full Broadview Anthology of British Literature comprises six bound volumes, together with an extensive website component; the latter has been edited, annotated, and designed according to the same high standards as the bound book component of the anthology, and is accessible through the broadviewpress.come website by using the passcode obtained with the purchase of one or more of the bound volumes. Highlights of Volume 6: The Twentieth Century and Beyond include: Joseph Conrad’s “The Secret Sharer,” “An Outpost of Progress,” an essay on the Titanic, and a substantial range of background materials, including documents on the exploitation of central Africa that set “An Outpost of Progress” in vivid context; and a large selection of late twentieth and early twenty-first century writers such as Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Zadie Smith. For the convenience of those whose focus does not extend to the full period covered in the Volume 6: The Twentieth Century and Beyond, that volume is now available either in its original one-volume format or in this alternative two-volume format, with Volume 6a (The Early Twentieth Century) extending to the end of WWII, and Volume 6b (The Late Twentieth Century and Beyond) covering from WWII into the present century. Please see the Volume 6 Table of Contents for the exact location of the split.

Naming And Necessity

Author: Saul A. Kripke
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674598461
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If there is such a thing as essential reading in metaphysics or in philosophy of language, this is it. Ever since the publication of its original version, Naming and Necessity has had great and increasing influence. It redirected philosophical attention to neglected questions of natural and metaphysical necessity and to the connections between these and theories of reference, in particular of naming, and of identity. From a critique of the dominant tendency to assimilate names to descriptions and more generally to treat their reference as a function of their Fregean sense, surprisingly deep and widespread consequences may be drawn. The largely discredited distinction between accidental and essential properties, both of individual things (including people) and of kinds of things, is revived. So is a consequent view of science as what seeks out the essences of natural kinds. Traditional objections to such views are dealt with by sharpening distinctions between epistemic and metaphysical necessity; in particular by the startling admission of necessary a posteriori truths. From these, in particular from identity statements using rigid designators whether of things or of kinds, further remarkable consequences are drawn for the natures of things, of people, and of kinds; strong objections follow, for example to identity versions of materialism as a theory of the mind. This seminal work, to which today's thriving essentialist metaphysics largely owes its impetus, is here published with a substantial new Preface by the author.

Jews And Christians Volume 6

Author: Molly Whittaker
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521285568
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The aim of this book is to give access to sources which illustrate Graeco-Roman views on Jews and Christians from 200 BC to AD 200. Passages range from longer extracts written by historians to short incidental references by disparate authors which throw light on attitudes towards beliefs and social customs. The pagan religious background, especially the Mystery religions, is also described and illustrated by selected passages, so that the reader may have some idea of the general religious climate during this period. Every quotation is prefixed by a brief biography of the author and all passages have been translated into English, with explanatory comment when necessary. Connecting essays act as summaries and focus the attention on essential issues. These, together with a chronological chart and maps should enable a student coming fresh to the subject, without previous specialized knowledge, to see the period in historical perspective.

Necessity And National Emergency Clauses

Author: Diane A. Desierto
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004218521
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Unveiling the complex dynamic between State sovereignty and necessity doctrine as historically practiced in international political relations, this book proposes analytical criteria to assess the lawfulness and legitimacy of interpretations of necessity and national emergency clauses in specialized treaty regimes.

The Necessity For Ruins And Other Topics

Author: John Brinckerhoff Jackson
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9780870232923
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Essays examine the way we perceive landscape, the effect of gardens and cities of the past on the landscapes of the present, and the way American architecture has broken with tradition. Discussion relates the importance of space to relativism throughout time.

Journal Of Moral Theology Volume 6 Number 2

Author: Conor Hill
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532636776
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New Wine, New Wineskins: Perspectives of Young Moral Theologians Edited by Conor Hill, Kent Lasnoski, Matthew Sherman, John Sikorski and Matthew Whelan Is New Wine, New Wineskins Still New? Reflecting on Wineskins after Seventeen Years Conor Hill, Kent Lasnoski, Matthew Sherman, John Sikorski and Matthew Whelan Before the Eucharist, a Familial Morality Arises Matthew Sherman The Works of Mercy: Francis and the Family Kevin Schemenauer Mercy Is A Person: Pope Francis and the Christological Turn in Moral Theology Alessandro Rovati Morality, Human Nature, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Joshua Evans Living the Mystery: Doctrine, Intellectual Disability, and Christian Imagination Medi Ann Volpe Towards a Conjugal Spirituality: Karol Wojtyla’s Vision of Marriage Before, During, and After Vatican II John Sikorski The Principle of Double Effect within Catholic Moral Theology: A Response to Two Criticisms of the Principle in Relation to Palliative Sedation Gina Maria Noia Is Aquinas’s Envy Pagan? Sheryl Overmyer Resisting the Less Important: Aquinas on Modesty John-Mark Miravalle Agere Contra: An “Ignatian Option” for Engagement with American Society and Culture Benjamin T. Peters Human or Person? On the Burial of Aborted Children Justin Menno Jesus is the Jubilee: A Theological Reflection on the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace’s Toward a Better Distribution of Land: The Challenge of Agrarian Reform Matthew Philipp Whelan Laudato Si’ on Non-Human Animals Anatoly Angelo R. Aseneta