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Healthy Love

Mike W. Martin

in From Morality to Mental Health: Virtue and Vice in a Therapeutic Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304718
eISBN:
9780199786572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304713.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins by illustrating how love can simultaneously involve sickness and immorality, using examples of jealousy, unrequited love, and sadomasochism. It then outlines a virtue-oriented ... More


Art for Art's Sake: (“L’art pour l’art”, Ecole Buissonnière, Pierre Lafitte, 1913, 135–140)

Roger Nichols

in Camille Saint-Saëns: On Music and Musicians

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320169
eISBN:
9780199852086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320169.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter looks at the question raised in the conversation between M. de Mun, while talking to M. Henri de Régnier. It holds that in order to avoid immorality, art must be addressed to people who ... More


The Traits of Deities

Mark S. Smith

in The Origins of Biblical Monotheism: Israel's Polytheistic Background and the Ugaritic Texts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134803
eISBN:
9780199834655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513480X.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter asks what characteristics deities generally share, or, put differently, what terms do the texts use to express what deities are? It collects and analyzes labels and statements about ... More


Embodiment and Gender

Judith Lieu

in Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199262892
eISBN:
9780191602818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262896.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The construction of masculinity and of woman as ‘the other’ are integral to an idealized self-identity in the ancient world. These take a distinctive form in Jewish writings when combined with ... More


Poincaré's Conception of the Relation between Science and Morality

Hans Kelsen

in General Theory of Norms

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198252177
eISBN:
9780191681363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198252177.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

French philosopher Henri Poincare is not very consistent in the matter of the impossibility of deriving an Ought from an Is (norms from is-statements). He wants to defend science against the reproach ... More


Puritans and Sex

Bernard Capp

in England's Culture Wars: Puritan Reformation and its Enemies in the Interregnum, 1649-1660

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641789
eISBN:
9780191744228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641789.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Puritan reformers had long called for the strict punishment of sexual immorality, but many cotemporaries and modern scholars have dismissed the notorious 1650 Adultery Act as wholly ineffective. This ... More


Ambition and Social Order

Catherine Kovesi Killerby

in Sumptuary Law in Italy 1200-1500

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247936
eISBN:
9780191714733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247936.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the attempts by governments to tackle the wider variety of problems presented by the changes due to sumptuary policy, as well as to cope with the problems of public order ... More


The Closing Door: African Women and European Morality, 1916–1930

DIANA JEATER

in Marriage, Perversion, and Power: The Construction of Moral Discourse in Southern Rhodesia 1894-1930

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203797
eISBN:
9780191675980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203797.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter demonstrates construction of a moral discourse in Southern Rhodesia that was influenced by the concept of morality brought into the region by the white Occupation. The criminalization of ... More


Contravention and Convention

Galen Strawson

in Freedom and Belief

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199247493
eISBN:
9780191594830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247493.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter considers various cases in which the principle of independence (introduced in Chapter 10) may be contravened. Perhaps one enters into a contract, or makes a promise, only if one believes ... More


Stopped Making Sense

Phil Zuckerman

in Faith No More: Why People Reject Religion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199740017
eISBN:
9780199918690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740017.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

For many apostates, a key ingredient in their rejection of religion is that it just stops making sense. It is no longer believable. I call it “acquired incredulity syndrome.” This chapter allows ... More


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