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Alexandria

Wallace Matson

in Grand Theories and Everyday Beliefs: Science, Philosophy, and their Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812691
eISBN:
9780199919420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812691.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Ptolemy, one of Alexander's generals, a patron of Greek culture, founded in Alexandria, capital of his Egyptian empire, the Library, the greatest depository of Greek literature, and the Museum, a ... More


The Practical Turn: Pragmatism in Britain in the Long Twentieth Century

Cheryl Misak and Huw Price (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266168
eISBN:
9780191865237
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266168.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The pragmatist approach to philosophical problems focuses on the role of disputed notions—for example, truth, value, causation, probability, necessity—in our practices. The insight at the heart of ... More


Cognitive Pluralism and Modal Metaphysics

Steven Horst

in Beyond Reduction: Philosophy of Mind and Post-Reductionist Philosophy of Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195317114
eISBN:
9780199871520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195317114.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter explores the metaphysical commitments of Cognitive Pluralism. Cognitive Pluralism, as a cognitivist/pragmatist thesis, is opposed to a native realism that assumes that the world divides ... More


Damned for God’s Glory: William James and the Scientific Vindication of Protestant Culture

David A. Hollinger

in After Cloven Tongues of Fire: Protestant Liberalism in Modern American History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158426
eISBN:
9781400845996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158426.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter interprets William James' entire career in the light of his affinity with the liberal Protestant elite of his time and place on the one hand, and his devotion to the calling of modern ... More


Hegelian Metaphysics

Robert Stern

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199239108
eISBN:
9780191716942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239108.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book consists in a series of chapters that trace the development of a distinctively Hegelian approach to metaphysics and certain central metaphysical issues. It begins with an introduction that ... More


William James: Psychical Research and the Challenge of Modernity

Krister Dylan Knapp

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631240
eISBN:
9781469631264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631240.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In this insightful new book on the remarkable William James, the American psychologist and philosopher, Krister Dylan Knapp provides the first deeply historical and acutely analytical account of ... More


South Korean civil movement organisations: "Hope, crisis, and pragmatism in democratic transition"

Amy Levine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719090493
eISBN:
9781526109613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090493.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

How does civil society come together and disperse inside a rapidly industrialised and democratised nation? South Korean civil movement organisations is an ethnographic study of the social movements ... More


The Hidden God: Pragmatism and Posthumanism in American Thought

Ryan White

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231171007
eISBN:
9780231539593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171007.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The Hidden God revisits the origins of American pragmatism and finds a nascent “posthumanist” critique shaping early modern thought. By reaching as far back as the Calvinist arguments of the American ... More


Challenges and Opportunities in EU-China Relations

Roland Vogt (ed.)

in Europe and China: Strategic Partners or Rivals?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083879
eISBN:
9789882209077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083879.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

EU-China ties have evolved from the early tentative contacts in the late 1970s to a full-blown 'strategic partnership.' But doubt needs to be cast on the foundations of this relationship: what are ... More


Speculative Empiricism: Revisiting Whitehead

Didier Debaise

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423045
eISBN:
9781474438612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423045.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Can experience be thought systematically without transforming the richness of the world as it is lived into reductive philosophical generalities? Can the method of empiricism ever be reconciled with ... More


Pragmatic Modernism

Lisi Schoenbach

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195389845
eISBN:
9780199918393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389845.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Modernism has long been understood as a radical repudiation of the past. Reading against the narrative of modernism-as-break, this book traces an alternative strain of modernist thought that grows ... More


Thinking Through the Imagination: Aesthetics in Human Cognition

John Kaag

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254934
eISBN:
9780823261031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254934.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In this book, John Kaag explores the following questions: What is the imagination? And where does the imagination come from? In order to answer these questions, Kaag explains the way that the concept ... More


Pragmatic Pluralism and the Problem of God

Sami Pihlstrom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251582
eISBN:
9780823252763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251582.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This book responds to the currently unclear situation in the philosophy of religion by developing a version of pragmatic pluralism. This position is developed through a critical articulation and ... More


Loyalty to Loyalty: Josiah Royce and the Genuine Moral Life

Mathew A. Foust

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242696
eISBN:
9780823242733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242696.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

As a virtue, loyalty has an ambiguous place in our thinking about moral judgments. We lauded the loyalty of firefighters who risked their lives to save others on 9/11, while condemning the loyalty of ... More


Modernist Habit

Lisi Schoenbach

in Pragmatic Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195389845
eISBN:
9780199918393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389845.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter One traces philosophical treatments of habit from Aristotle and Burke through Walter Pater and Viktor Shklovsky. It examines pragmatism’s distinctively modern contributions to this genealogy ... More


Dialogue Between Pragmatism and Constructivism in Historical Perspective

Kenneth W. Stikkers

in John Dewey Between Pragmatism and Constructivism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230181
eISBN:
9780823235339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230181.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter discusses the problematic reception of Pragmatism in Europe, especially Germany, in the early twentieth century. It examines the important role played by ... More


Is There a Controversy Concerning the Morality of the Occupation and Its Implications? 1

Marcelo Dascal

in The Impacts of Lasting Occupation: Lessons from Israeli Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199862184
eISBN:
9780199979950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862184.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the nature of the interrelations between morality and occupation. It leaves open the possibility that the implications of this are not a result of one-way causal relations, but ... More


Psychological Legitimization—Views of the Israeli Occupation by Jews in Israel: Data and Implications

Neta Oren, Daniel Bar-Tal, Tamir Magal and Eran Halperin

in The Impacts of Lasting Occupation: Lessons from Israeli Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199862184
eISBN:
9780199979950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862184.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The chapter explains how the psychological legitimization of the occupation emerged by presenting the various orientations regarding the status of the occupied territories and the perceptions of the ... More


Introduction

Cheryl Misak

in The Practical Turn: Pragmatism in Britain in the Long Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266168
eISBN:
9780191865237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266168.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter introduces the tradition of pragmatism as it first appeared in America in the mid-1800s, outlines its migration to Britain, and traces the reception of pragmatism in Britain and the ... More


Smile When You’re Winning: How to Become a Cambridge Pragmatist

Hallvard Lillehammer

in The Practical Turn: Pragmatism in Britain in the Long Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266168
eISBN:
9780191865237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266168.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter traces the development of a particular current of thought known by the label ‘pragmatism’ during the last part of the twentieth century and at the beginning of the twenty-first, and ... More


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