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Colonial Capitalism and the Dilemmas of Liberalism

Onur Ulas Ince

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190637293
eISBN:
9780190637323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190637293.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, UK Politics

This book analyzes the relationship between liberalism and empire from the perspective of political economy. It investigates the formative impact of “colonial capitalism” on the historical ... More


Absolute Time: Rifts in Early Modern British Metaphysics

Emily Thomas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198807933
eISBN:
9780191845727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807933.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What is time? Traditionally, it has been answered that time is a product of the human mind, or the motion of celestial bodies. In the mid-seventeenth century, a new kind of answer emerged: time or ... More


Primitivism and Negritude

Ben Etherington

in Literary Primitivism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503602366
eISBN:
9781503604094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503602366.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 3 considers a range of manifestoes and essays that articulate the primitivist project. Anchoring the discussion with Ernst Bloch’s conception of objective and subjective “nonsynchronicity,” ... More


Uniting Individualism and Statism

Patrick J. Deneen

in Why Liberalism Failed

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300223446
eISBN:
9780300231878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223446.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the ways in which the individualist philosophy of classical liberalism and the statist philosophy of progressive liberalism reinforce each other. It begins with a discussion of ... More


The New Aristocracy

Patrick J. Deneen

in Why Liberalism Failed

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300223446
eISBN:
9780300231878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223446.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines how the educational system, transformed into a tool of liberalism, also ultimately becomes the systemic creation of a new aristocracy of the strong over the weak. It describes ... More


Peacock, Babbage, and the “Heresy of the Dots”

Menachem Fisch

in Creatively Undecided: Toward a History and Philosophy of Scientific Agency

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226514482
eISBN:
9780226514659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514659.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The chapter describes the background to the young Peacock's mathematical career – his involvement as an undergraduate at Trinity College, Cambridge, alongside fellow students John Herschel, Charles ... More


The Mode of Existence of Societies

Didier Debaise

in Speculative Empiricism: Revisiting Whitehead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423045
eISBN:
9781474438612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423045.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The principal difference between ‘actual entities’ and ‘societies’ is that, while the former can only become, the latter persist, reach a stability of being. The former are ‘blocks of becoming’ or ... More


Why Direct Realism?

Christopher A. Shrock

in Thomas Reid and the Problem of Secondary Qualities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474417846
eISBN:
9781474438650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417846.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

As the common sense view of perception, Direct Realism rightly stands in a privileged position in relation to rival perceptual theories, Idealism and Indirect Realism. For most thinkers, rejecting ... More


Evidentiary Cosmopolitanism

Nan Goodman

in The Puritan Cosmopolis: The Law of Nations and the Early American Imagination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190642822
eISBN:
9780190642846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642822.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The late seventeenth century, known for its contributions to the scientific method, also saw shifts in the understanding of legal evidence, the most prominent of which charted a course away from ... More


Sensible Qualities and Secondary Qualities in the First Dialogue

Lisa Downing

in Berkeley's Three Dialogues: New Essays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198755685
eISBN:
9780191816833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755685.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

By focusing on the First Dialogue’s use of ‘sensible quality’ rather than ‘idea’, we can draw out some important morals that allow us to better appreciate its actual accomplishments. Whereas the ... More


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