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Finding New Ways to Talk about Everyday Ethics

George Cheney, Daniel J. Lair, Dean Ritz, and Brenden E. Kendall

in Just a Job?: Communication, Ethics, and Professional Life

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195182774
eISBN:
9780199871001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182774.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter returns to questions of happiness, eudaimonia, virtue, and the reframing of ethics in work and life. Reviewing some of the key points of the previous chapters, it explains the value of ... More


The Chinese Buddhist Canon Through the Ages: Essential Categories and Critical Issues in the Study of a Textual Tradition

Jiang Wu

in Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia: The Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171601
eISBN:
9780231540193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171601.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 1 offers an overview of the canon in history and the basic knowledge about the Chinese canon to orient the reader.


Shifting Makeups: The Joker as Performance Style from Romero to Ledger

Dan Hassoun

in The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462388
eISBN:
9781626746831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462388.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Dan Hassoun begins our exploration, engaging the Joker’s propensity to fluctuate as a character over time by analyzing a generally under-researched dimension of screen and media studies: performance. ... More


Walton’s Lives

Jessica Martin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270157
eISBN:
9780191683930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270157.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, History of Christianity

This book argues that Walton's practice, in his Lives, was crucial in shaping modern expectations of biography: how it should be organised, how it should treat evidence, how seriously it should ... More


Being Amoral: Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity

Thomas Schramme (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027915
eISBN:
9780262320382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027915.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Psychopathy has been the subject of investigations in both philosophy and psychiatry and yet the conceptual issues remain largely unresolved. This volume approaches psychopathy by considering the ... More


Tania Vergara

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0027
Subject:
Music, Dance

Artistic Director of Endedans contemporary ballet company, Tania Vergara, recalls the individual attention that Fernando offered to his students in Camagüey when she was in the school there, his ... More


Gothic Revivals: The Doppelgänger in the Age of Modernism

Andrew J. Webber

in The Doppelgänger: Double Visions in German Literature

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159049
eISBN:
9780191673467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159049.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The turn of the 19th century saw a widespread Gothic revival, a cult of Romantic fantasy, which rehearsed the attitudes and forms of Romanticism. This chapter gives a synoptic account of the ... More


The Gentlemanly Art of Cross-examination

Wendie Ellen Schneider

in Engines of Truth: Producing Veracity in the Victorian Courtroom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300125665
eISBN:
9780300216554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125665.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter looks at the steady augmentation of the barrister’s role as guarantor of testimonial accuracy. Developments in the law of evidence, shifts in power between barristers and trial judges, ... More


Jaspers’ Dilemma: The Psychopathological Challenge to Subjectivity Theories of Consciousness

Alexandre Billon and Uriah Kriegel

in Disturbed Consciousness: New Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029346
eISBN:
9780262330213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029346.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Alexandre Billon and Uriah Kriegel, the chapter authors, hold that our conscious states often have a distinctive subjective character, or “mine-ness,” in virtue of which they appear to us to be ours. ... More


What Should Be Done?

James J. Heckman, John Eric Humphries, and Tim Kautz

in The Myth of Achievement Tests: The GED and the Role of Character in American Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226100098
eISBN:
9780226100128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226100128.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter briefly reviews the two lessons from this book. For most, GED certification provides little or no economic benefit. Achievement tests do not measure character skills, which are crucial ... More


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