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Georges F. Doriot: 1899–1987: Dream Builder

Edward Morris

in Wall Streeters: The Creators and Corruptors of American Finance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170543
eISBN:
9780231540506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170543.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The chapter describes Georges Doriot and the formation of the American Research and Development Company, the world’s first venture capital firm.


Suffering and Evil

Alvin Plantinga

in Warranted Christian Belief

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131932
eISBN:
9780199867486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131932.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Continuing an examination of proposed defeaters for Christian belief, I consider in this chapter the question of whether knowledge of the facts of evil (i.e., knowledge of the amount, variety, and ... More


Evolution and Christian Belief (2)

Alvin Plantinga

in Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812097
eISBN:
9780199928590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812097.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter analyzes the claims of Daniel Dennett that current evolutionary theory is incompatible with Christian belief. It also briefly considers similar claims by Paul Draper and Philip Kitcher. ... More


‘Bramin, Bramine’: Sterne, Eliza Draper and the Passage to India

Carol Watts

in The Cultural Work of Empire: The Seven Years' War and the Imagining of the Shandean State

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625642
eISBN:
9780748671717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625642.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter considers Laurence Sterne's relations with Eliza Draper in India. It examines Sterne's Continuation of the Bramine's Journal. Eliza's absence is experienced as a death. The alterity of ... More


Beyond the Religious Pursuit of Race

Terence Keel

in Divine Variations: How Christian Thought Became Racial Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780804795401
eISBN:
9781503604377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795401.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 5 provides a summary of the major claims of the book. It also explains how the conflict thesis for representing the relationship between science and religion fails to capture how Christian ... More


The Aid War and Reassessment

in The evolving role of nation-building in US foreign policy: Lessons learned, lessons lost

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719087509
eISBN:
9781781704882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087509.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The chapter explores how political culture thwarted Eisenhower's desire to incorporate more development aid into security assistance, even in the face of a perceived economic offensive by ... More


The First Venture Capital Firm in Silicon Valley: Draper, Gaither & Anderson

Leslie Berlin

in Making the American Century: Essays on the Political Culture of Twentieth Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199845392
eISBN:
9780199365104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845392.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

Several essential elements of today’s multi-trillion-dollar global venture capital industry can be traced to a small, almost entirely unknown firm called Draper, Gaither & Anderson, launched in ... More


Issues of “Civilized” Warfare

Richard M. Reid

in Freedom for Themselves: North Carolina's Black Soldiers in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831748
eISBN:
9781469602264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837276_reid.7
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes how Col. Alonzo G. Draper's command faced hard fighting like Col. James Beecher's regiment. In a number of important ways, however, the experiences of Draper's command differed ... More


A Visit to the Museum

Roger Wagner and Andrew Briggs

in The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198747956
eISBN:
9780191810909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747956.003.0046
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

In late June 1860 the British Association for the Advancement of Science held its third meeting in Oxford. Acland was the local secretary of the association and arranged for all the events to be held ... More


The Evolutionary Argument for Atheism

Daniel Howard-Snyder

in Being, Freedom, and Method: Themes from the Philosophy of Peter van Inwagen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198715702
eISBN:
9780191783401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715702.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

It is commonly said that Darwinian evolution conflicts with theistic religion. Those who say such things often have in mind claims that are peripheral to theistic religion, for example, the claim ... More


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