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Emerson's Ghosts: Literature, Politics, and the Making of Americanists

Randall Fuller

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313925
eISBN:
9780199787753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313925.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The central question engaged in this book is the following: why does Emerson's cultural legacy continue to influence writers so forcefully? This study examines the way influential 20th-century ... More


Max Black's Objection to Mind‐Body Identity

Ned Block

in Phenomenal Concepts and Phenomenal Knowledge: New Essays on Consciousness and Physicalism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171655
eISBN:
9780199871339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171655.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter criticizes the property dualism argument. It argues that one version of the argument conflates two different notions of mode of presentation: the “cognitive mode of presentation,” which ... More


Calvin and Calvinism within Congregational and Unitarian Discourse in Nineteenth-Century America

David D. Hall

in John Calvin's American Legacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

At the end of the first-ever National Council of Congregational Churches (1865), Congregationalists were reluctant to embrace either the figure of John Calvin or the words that descend from him ... More


Being of Two Minds: Belief with Doubt (1995) *

Nathan Salmon

in Content, Cognition, and Communication: Philosophical Papers II

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284726
eISBN:
9780191713774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284726.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter proposes natural definitions for a variety of doxastic notions, including disbelief, doubt, and suspension of judgment. Some plausible axioms are considered. A number of questionable ... More


Separate Strands: Early Education and Child Care for Poor Children in the 1980s

Elizabeth Rose

in The Promise of Preschool: From Head Start to Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395075
eISBN:
9780199775767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395075.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The education reform movement of the 1980s drew preschool closer to the world of public education, leading to the spread of public pre‐kindergarten programs. Research on the long‐term benefits of ... More


Mid‐Atlantic Musings: The ‘Question of Europe’ in British Intellectual Debates, 1961–2008 *

Georgios Varouxakis

in European Stories: Intellectual Debates on Europe in National Contexts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594627
eISBN:
9780191595738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594627.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Theory

Georgios Varouxakis starts the clock at Britain's first flirtation with EEC membership in 1961, outlining some reflections on the role that perceptions of British history have played in shaping the ... More


IN FAVOR OF THE PROPERTY THEORY

Neil Feit

in Belief about the Self: A Defense of the Property Theory of Content

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195341362
eISBN:
9780199866922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341362.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter sets out the case for the property theory of content. The first section discusses an argument based on John Perry's famous case of the messy shopper. The second section discusses an ... More


Revolution and Counter-Revolution 1789–1793

Anne Stott

in Hannah More: The First Victorian

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Hannah More's career as a conduct-book writer continued with her Estimate of the Religion of the Fashionable World (1791). In the early part of 1791, her writing career was disrupted by the elopement ... More


Perry Miller’s Errand into the Wilderness

Randall Fuller

in Emerson's Ghosts: Literature, Politics, and the Making of Americanists

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313925
eISBN:
9780199787753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313925.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces the process by which Perry Miller came to view Emerson as the molten center in the Ptolemaic universe of American literary history. Accordingly, some of his most important ... More


From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry

TreaAndrea M. Russworm, Samantha N. Sheppard, and Karen M. Bowdre (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807045
eISBN:
9781496807083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807045.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

From Madea to Media Mogul examines multi-hyphenate media mogul Tyler Perry’s unique role in contemporary media culture. Unlike the discordant, popular, and limited range of academic responses to ... More


Traditional Representationalism

J.T. Ismael

in The Situated Self

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195174366
eISBN:
9780199872121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174366.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter begins with a discussion of Frege's model of thought. It then discusses Burge's views about de re beliefs and Perry's thought without representation.


Context and Coordination

J.T. Ismael

in The Situated Self

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195174366
eISBN:
9780199872121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174366.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses “conceptual evolution” and the role of the environment in maintaining an invariant link between thought and the world. It shows how coordination breaks down when one moves into ... More


Evans and the Sense of “I” *

José Luis Bermúdez

in Thought, Reference, and Experience: Themes from the Philosophy of Gareth Evans

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199248964
eISBN:
9780191719387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248964.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

This chapter focuses on two enduring features of Gareth Evans's work. The first is his rethinking of standard ways of understanding the Fregean notion of sense, and the second his sustained attempt ... More


‘Jacob and Rachel’: Zachary Macaulay and Selina Mills

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter opens with an account of Selina Mills, the daughter of a Quaker bookseller in Bristol. It shows how she took over the running of the school set up by Hannah More and her sisters. The ... More


Conclusion

Mary Burke

in 'Tinkers': Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566464
eISBN:
9780191721670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566464.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The conclusion posits that the ‘tinker’ trope continues to appeal to those seeking a motif of insurrection or authenticity in a manner that would currently be almost unthinkable in any other First ... More


Drawing the Lines: Constraints on Partisan Gerrymandering in U.S. Politics

Nicholas R. Seabrook

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705311
eISBN:
9781501707797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705311.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Radical redistricting plans, such as that pushed through by Texas governor Rick Perry in 2003, are frequently used for partisan purposes. Perry's plan sent twenty-one Republicans (and only eleven ... More


The Drama of Revolution and Reaction: Marxist History and the Twentieth Century

Alex Callinicos

in Marxist History-writing for the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264034
eISBN:
9780191734601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264034.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

Marx's The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte was written not as a history but as an insight to the present – as a piece of contemporary political analysis. The The Eighteenth Brumaire aims to ... More


Case Studies

Herman Cappelen

in Philosophy without Intuitions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644865
eISBN:
9780191739026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644865.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter sets about testing empirically the claim that philosophical practice involves an implicit reliance on intuitions. It does this by examining ten philosophical thought experiments in ... More


Perry and Myro on Occasional Identities

André Gallois

in Occasions of Identity: A Study in the Metaphysics of Persistence, Change, and Sameness

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261833
eISBN:
9780191698798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261833.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses philosophers John Perry and George Myro's defence of occasional identities. Perry focuses on a case in which two individuals are psychologically connected to some earlier ... More


No Restraint: Arguments From Religious Freedom, Equality, and Enrichment

Kent Greenawalt

in Private Consciences and Public Reasons

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195094190
eISBN:
9780199853021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195094190.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In this chapter, a challenge to the idea of ecumenical exchange is set forth from explicit religious premises. One made by David Smolin critiques Michael Perry's ideas on religious dialogue. Based ... More


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