187 found
Order:
See also
Stephen R. L. Clark
University of Liverpool
  1. The moral status of animals.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1977 - New York: Oxford University Press.
  2.  9
    The nature of the beast: are animals moral?Stephen R. L. Clark (ed.) - 1982 - New York: Oxford University Press.
  3.  41
    Science in a Free Society.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1980 - Philosophical Quarterly 30 (119):172-174.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   44 citations  
  4.  38
    The Human Mystery.Stephen R. L. Clark & John C. Eccles - 1985 - Philosophical Quarterly 35 (140):323.
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   36 citations  
  5.  65
    Aristotle's man: speculations upon Aristotelian anthropology.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1975 - Oxford [Oxfordshire]: Clarendon Press.
    Words have determinable sense only within a complex of unstated assumptions, and all interpretation must therefore go beyond the given material. This book addresses what is man's place in the Aristotelian world. It also describes man's abilities and prospects in managing his life, and considers how far Aristotle's treatment of time and history licenses the sort of dynamic interpretation of his doctrines that have been given. The ontological model that explains much of Aristotle's conclusions and methods is one of life-worlds, (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   15 citations  
  6.  3
    Aristotle's Man: Speculations Upon Aristotelian Anthropology.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1975 - Oxford, GB: Oxford University Press.
    Words have determinable sense only within a complex of unstated assumptions, and all interpretation must therefore go beyond the given material. This book addresses what is man's place in the Aristotelian world. It also describes man's abilities and prospects in managing his life, and considers how far Aristotle's treatment of time and history licenses the sort of dynamic interpretation of his doctrines that have been given. The ontological model that explains much of Aristotle's conclusions and methods is one of life-worlds, (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   10 citations  
  7. Can a Darwinian Be a Christian? The Relationship between Science and Religion.Stephen R. L. Clark - 2005 - Mind 114 (455):773-777.
  8.  18
    Mackie and the Moral Order.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1989 - Philosophical Quarterly 39 (54):98.
  9.  31
    Animals and Their Moral Standing.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1997 - Routledge.
    Twenty years ago, people thought only cranks or sentimentalists could be seriously concerned about the treatment of non-human animals. However, since then philosophers, scientists and welfarists have raised public awareness of the issue; and they have begun to lay the foundations for an enormous change in human practice. This book is a record of the development of 'animal rights' through the eyes of one highly-respected and well-known thinker. This book brings together for the first time Stephen R.L. Clark's major essays (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   7 citations  
  10.  74
    Minds, memes, and rhetoric.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1993 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 36 (1-2):3-16.
    Dennett's Consciousness Explained presents, but does not demonstrate, a fully naturalized account of consciousness that manages to leave out the very consciousness he purports to explain. If he were correct, realism and methodological individualism would collapse, as would the very enterprise of giving reasons. The metaphors he deploys actually testify to the power of metaphoric imagination that can no more be identified with the metaphors it creates than minds can be identified with memes. That latter equation, of minds with meme?complexes, (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   10 citations  
  11.  8
    Aristotle's Man.J. D. G. Evans & Stephen R. L. Clark - 1976 - Philosophical Quarterly 26 (103):168.
  12.  21
    Aristotle's Man.Martha Nussbaum & Stephen R. L. Clark - 1977 - Philosophical Review 86 (2):241.
  13.  5
    God, Religion and Reality.Stephen R. L. Clark - 2017
    "In this engaging study Professor Clark sets out to show that there are good philosophical reasons for theism, and Christian theism in particular. He travels the breadth of our intellectual engagement with the world, from ethics to scientific knowledge, and his journey is vigorously argued, fresh, lively and readable. He explores the assumptions which underpin our philosophical and everyday thinking alike, examines the construction of the arguments used to support them, and tests the sturdiness and the makeup of their props (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  14.  2
    From Athens to Jerusalem: the love of wisdom and the love of God.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1984 - New York: Oxford University Press.
  15.  3
    Plotinus: myth, metaphor and philosophical practice.Stephen R. L. Clark - 2016 - Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
    A study of Plotinus's use of myth and metaphor, with special attention to the historical context and therapeutic use of his work.
  16.  62
    The rights of wild things.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1979 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 22 (1-4):171 – 188.
    It has been argued that if non-human animals had rights we should be obliged to defend them against predators. I contend that this either does not follow, follows in the abstract but not in practice, or is not absurd. We should defend non-humans against large or unusual dangers, when we can, but should not claim so much authority as to regulate all the relationships of wild things. Some non-human animals are members of our society, and the rhetoric of 'the land (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   6 citations  
  17.  2
    How to Think About the Earth.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1993 - Mowbray.
    Explores and criticizes contemporary models for an environmentally-conscious theology, such as goddess worship, national socialism and process philosophy. The author argues that Christian faith, and other great religions of the world, already teach respect for the sanctity of God's creation.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  18.  51
    Feyerabend's conquest of abundance.Stephen R. L. Clark - 2002 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 45 (2):249 – 267.
    (2002). Feyerabend's Conquest of Abundance. Inquiry: Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 249-267.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   5 citations  
  19.  66
    Minds, memes, and multiples.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1996 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 3 (1):21-28.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Minds, Memes, and MultiplesStephen R. L. Clark (bio)AbstractMultiple Personality Disorder is sometimes interpreted as evidence for a radically pluralistic theory of the human mind, judged to be at odds with an older, monistic theory. Older philosophy, on the contrary, suggests that the mind is both plural (in its sub-systems or personalities) and unitary (in that there is only one light over all those lesser parts). Talk of gods and (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   5 citations  
  20.  13
    The Aristotelian Ethics: A Study of the Relationship between the Eudemian and Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1979 - Philosophical Quarterly 29 (117):356-358.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   5 citations  
  21. Animals, Ecosystems and the Liberal Ethic.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1987 - The Monist 70 (1):114-133.
    The claim that animals, as well as people, ‘have rights’ may often mean only that their interests ought to be given some moral weight: they should not be treated ‘cruelly’ or ‘inconsiderately’. The more demanding claim may also be made that animals should not be subjected to simple-mindedly utilitarian calculation: their choices, their liberty, should sometimes be respected even if this prevents the realization of some notionally ‘greater good’. Finally, talk of rights may have a clearly political context: if, and (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  22.  41
    Hume, animals and the objectivity of morals.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1985 - Philosophical Quarterly 35 (139):117-133.
  23.  36
    How many selves make me?Stephen R. L. Clark - 1991 - Philosophy 29:213-33.
  24.  9
    Philosophical Papers.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1984 - Philosophical Quarterly 34 (135):172-173.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  25.  37
    The Absence of a Gap between Facts and Values.Mary Midgley & Stephen R. L. Clark - 1980 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 54 (1):207 - 240.
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  26.  5
    A parliament of souls.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1990 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    This second volume in the Limits and Renewals trilogy is an attempt to restate a traditional philosophy of mind, drawing on philosophical and poetical resources that are often neglected in modern and postmodern thought, and emphasizing the moral and political implications of differing philosophies of mind and value. Clark argues that without the traditional concept of the soul, we have little reason to believe that rational thought and individual autonomy are either possible or desirable. The particular topics covered include the (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  27.  41
    Biology and Christian Ethics.Stephen R. L. Clark - 2000 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
  28.  93
    How to Live Forever: Science Fiction and Philosophy.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1995 - Routledge.
    Immortality is a subject which has long been explored and imagined by science fiction writers. In his intriguing new study, Stephen R.L.Clark argues that the genre of science fiction writing allows investigation of philosophical questions about immortality without the constraints of academic philosophy. He reveals how fantasy accounts of issues such as resurrection, disembodied survival, reincarnation and devices or drugs for preserving life can be used as an important resource for philosophical inquiry and examines how a society of immortals might (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  29.  91
    The Wisdom of Aristotle.Stephen R. L. Clark - 2003 - Mind 112 (448):777-780.
  30. Animals in Classical and Late Antique Philosophy.Stephen R. L. Clark - 2011 - In Tom Beauchamp & Raymond Frey (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Animal Ethics. Oxford University Press.
    A description and analysis of attitudes to non-human animals in classical and late antique Mediterranean thought.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  31. Aristokle's Man. Speculations upon Aristotelian Anthropology.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1981 - Critica 13 (37):102-107.
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  32.  22
    A Plotinian Account of Intellect.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1997 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 71 (3):421-432.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  33. God-appointed Berkeley and the general good.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1985 - In John Foster & Howard Robinson (eds.), Essays on Berkeley: A Tercentennial Celebration. Oxford University Press.
  34.  68
    Waking-up: A neglected model for the afterlife.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1983 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):209 – 230.
    An inquiry into the possibility that life?after?death be understood as waking from a shared dream into the real world. Attempts to outlaw the possibility that ?really? we are, e.g., vat?brains are shown to lead to unwelcome, anti?realist conclusions about either the world or consciousness. The unsatisfactory nature of empirically observable (Humean) causal connections suggests that real causes may be found beyond the world of our present experience. Though such a story cannot now be proved to be true, we are entitled (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  35. Constructing Persons: The Psychopathology of Identity.Stephen R. L. Clark - 2003 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 10 (2):157-159.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology 10.2 (2003) 157-159 [Access article in PDF] Constructing Persons:The Psychopathology of Identity Stephen R. L. Clark Keywords identity, legal fictions, materialism, psychopathology. Steve Matthews argues that the criteria proposed by Stephen Behnke and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong for establishing personal identity in cases of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) are flawed. Neither brain identity nor memory convergence are adequate grounds for ascribing identity, even in the absence of (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  36. Folly to the Greeks: Good Reasons to Give up Reason.Stephen R. L. Clark - 2012 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 4 (1):93-113.
    A discussion of why a strong doctrine of 'reason' may not be worth sustaining in the face of modern scientific speculation, and the difficulties this poses for scientific rationality, together with comments on the social understanding of religion, and why we might wish to transcend common sense.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  37.  4
    Metaphors and Realities.Stephen R. L. Clark - forthcoming - International Journal of Philosophical Studies:1-15.
    The notion that metaphorical statements are strictly false suggests that all statements, even those that seemed ‘literal’, are false, as none can ‘literally’ reflect reality. Statements about what we perceive or could perceive rely on evoking sensory images of such ‘visibles’, even though we have no direct access to what others, may perceive. In addition to what is visible, we must also deal with ‘invisibilia’ (both the fantasms that respectable moderns now reject and the realities that lie beyond or before (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  38. How to Become Unconscious.Stephen R. L. Clark - 2010 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 67:21-44.
    Consistent materialists are almost bound to suggest that , if it exists at all, is no more than epiphenomenal. A correct understanding of the real requires that everything we do and say is no more than a product of whatever processes are best described by physics, without any privileged place, person, time or scale of action. Consciousness is a myth, or at least a figment. Plotinus was no materialist: for him, it is Soul and Intellect that are more real than (...)
    Direct download (8 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  39.  36
    Atheism Considered as a Christian Sect.Stephen R. L. Clark - 2015 - Philosophy 90 (2):277-303.
    Atheists in general need share no particular political or metaphysical views, but atheists of the most modern, Western, militant sort, escaping from a merely nihilistic mind-set, are usually humanists of an especially triumphalist kind. In this paper I offer a critical analysis and partial history of their claims, suggesting that they are members of a distinctively Christian heretical sect, formed in reaction to equally heretical forms of monotheistic idolatry.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  40.  6
    Civil peace and sacred order.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1989 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    This book is an ambitious and challenging restatement of traditional political philosophy. The first of a three-volume series, Limits and Renewals, the book is concerned with the nature of political society, particularly with the errors and faulty arguments that have been used to support a "liberal modernist" view of the state and our political system. Clark argues that political modernism, which is determinedly secular and untraditional, has been a destructive influence on religion and our understanding of community living. In order (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  41.  1
    God's world and the great awakening.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1991 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    In this book, Stephen R.L. Clark defends the primary faith of humankind, that there is a real world which is more than a shadow of our desires and fancies, and which can be discovered through right reason. Focusing on the way in which we can "turn aside" to the Truth from the normal delusions of self-concern, Clark offers a properly worked, Platonic metaphysics as the key to identifying that reality. This book is the final volume of Limits and Renewals, a (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  42. Limits and Renewals.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1989
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  43.  5
    The mysteries of religion: an introduction to philosophy through religion.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1986 - New York, NY, USA: Blackwell.
  44.  93
    Progress and the argument from evil.Stephen R. L. Clark - 2004 - Religious Studies 40 (2):181-192.
    The argument from evil, though it is the most effective rhetorical argument against orthodox theism, fails to demonstrate its conclusion, since we are unavoidably ignorant whether there is more evil than could possibly be justified. That same ignorance infects any claims to discern a divine purpose in nature, as well as recent attempts at a broadly Irenaean theodicy. Evolution is not, on neo-Darwinian theory, intellectually, morally, or spiritually progressive in the way that some religious thinkers have supposed. To suppose so, (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  45.  1
    Aristotle.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1979 - Philosophical Books 20 (1):10-12.
  46.  6
    Abstract Morality, Concrete Cases.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1987 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture Series 22:35-53.
    Practitioners of disciplines whose problems are debated by moral philosophers regularly complain that the philosophers are engaged in abstract speculation, divorced from ‘real-life’ consequences and responsibilities, that it is the practitioners (doctor, research scientist, politician) who must take the decisions, and that they cannot (and should not) act in accordance with strict abstract logic.
    No categories
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  47.  11
    Cupitt and divine imagining.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1988 - Modern Theology 5 (1):45-60.
  48.  30
    Does the Burgess shale have moral implications?Stephen R. L. Clark - 1993 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 36 (4):357 – 380.
    Stephen Jay Gould's Wonderful Life is a study of the fossils of the Burgess Shale of British Columbia. My concern is with the morals that Gould draws, with the ?new picture of life? that, he says, the reinterpreted Burgess animals compel. I conclude that his case is not established. (1) There may have been reasons to do with ?fitness? why most of the Burgess animals left no descendants, even if we cannot guess exactly what they were. (2) We do not (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  49.  7
    How to Live Forever: Science fiction and philosophy.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1995 - Utopian Studies 8 (1):146-147.
  50.  36
    Orwell and the Anti-Realists.Stephen R. L. Clark - 1992 - Philosophy 67 (260):141-154.
    The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of Ingsoc, but to make all other modes of thought impossible.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
1 — 50 / 187