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Disclaimers as Offence Mechanisms in Charles Blount and John Toland

David Berman

in Atheism from the Reformation to the Enlightenment

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227366
eISBN:
9780191678684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227366.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, History of Religion

This chapter explores the role of subterfuge in the writings of two notorious English free thinkers, Charles Blount and John Toland. It draws on Blount's and Toland's statements and on analogues to ... More


Nakedness, History, and Bare Life

Mary Nyquist

in Arbitrary Rule: Slavery, Tyranny, and the Power of Life and Death

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226015538
eISBN:
9780226015675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226015675.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses modes of negation and how they need to be specified in order to understand how, across opposed political positions, certain societies are positioned as temporally remote from ... More


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