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Torts and Rights

Robert Stevens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199211609
eISBN:
9780191705946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211609.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

The law of torts is concerned with the secondary obligations generated by the infringement of primary rights. This apparently simple proposition enables us to understand the law of torts (plural) as ... More


Neither Blue Nor Gray

George P. Fletcher

in Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This concluding chapter examines the postbellum rise of the philosophical school of Pragmatism, promoted in large part by Oliver Wendell Holmes. The author argues for Pragmatism as a response to the ... More


How to Construct Predictive Models: Simplicity and Nonabsurdity

Rein Taagepera

in Making Social Sciences More Scientific: The Need for Predictive Models

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534661
eISBN:
9780191715921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534661.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

Predictive models should be as simple as one can get away with, and they must not predict absurdities. They join the parsimony of “Occam's razor” to the “Sherlock Holmes principle”: Show how things ... More


Here in Eden: The Mid-1960s and The Apple Tree

Philip Lambert

in To Broadway, To Life!: The Musical Theater of Bock and Harnick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195390070
eISBN:
9780199863570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390070.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter considers the work of Bock and Harnick in the aftermath of the unprecedented success of Fiddler on the Roof (1964). Their next show was The Apple Tree (1966), a collection of three ... More


Four Poems to Friends

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/9780195320169.003.0027
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents four poems to friends. The first one is entitled “A Madame Pauline Viardot”. The second one is entitled “A M. Gabriel Fauré”. The third poem is a sonnet written in Algeria, ... More


More Than the “Integration” of Faith and Learning

Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

in Scholarship and Christian Faith: Enlarging the Conversation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195170382
eISBN:
9780199835669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195170385.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

An approach to Christian scholarship called “the integration of faith and learning” has been popular for several decades within evangelical Protestant academic circles. Originally developed by Arthur ... More


Essays in Jurisprudence and Philosophy

H. L. A. Hart

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198253884
eISBN:
9780191681431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198253884.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The chapters in this book were written in the twenty-eight years following H. L. A. Hart's inaugural lecture in 1953 as Professor of Jurisprudence at Oxford. Originally published in England, the ... More


Law’s Practical Theory

Joseph P. Tomain

in Creon's Ghost: Law, Justice, and the Humanities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195333411
eISBN:
9780199868841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333411.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr's speech, The Path of the Law. Holmes intended to be provocative in his speech when he wrote, “I often doubt whether it would not be a gain if every ... More


Baptists and the Identity of Persecution

Adrian Chastain Weimer

in Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199743117
eISBN:
9780199918744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743117.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The folklore of martyrdom, rooted in an apocalyptic reading of history, deeply informed Baptist identity in England and New England. Baptists saw themselves as continuing a line of persecuted saints ... More


Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850–1920

David E. Shi

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106534
eISBN:
9780199854097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106534.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book provides a history of the rise of realism in American culture. It captures the character and sweep of this all-encompassing movement—ranging from Winslow Homer to the rise of the Ash Can ... More


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