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The Rightful Enjoyment of our Being

John Kekes

in Enjoyment: The Moral Significance of Styles of Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546923
eISBN:
9780191720109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546923.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Montaigne's life was as admirable as Hume's. Its style was self-directedness, its attitude inwardness, its manner independence, and its project the Essays that recorded, formed, and reflected the way ... More


Sport and Successful Aging

Jay Schulkin

in Sport: A Biological, Philosophical, and Cultural Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176767
eISBN:
9780231541978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176767.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

What is clear is the richness of biology, culture, and deep relationships; sport reveals what makes us human in our biological evolution and in its modification and expansion into cultural evolution. ... More


Conclusion: Eudaimonistic Virtue Ethics under Adversity

Lisa Tessman

in Burdened Virtues: Virtue Ethics for Liberatory Struggles

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195179149
eISBN:
9780199835782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195179145.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The conclusion addresses a question that emerges given all of the critical revisions to a eudaimonistic virtue ethics that are suggested in the course of the book, and especially given the proposed ... More


The social construction of health risks

Bob Heyman

in Risk, Safety and Clinical Practice: Health care through the lens of risk

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198569008
eISBN:
9780191717499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569008.003.02
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter locates the starting point for risk-thinking in the categorization of diverse cases as examples of a single uniform entity. This interpretive process involves the simultaneous ... More


The Call of Character: Living a Life Worth Living

Mari Ruti

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164085
eISBN:
9780231536196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164085.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Should we feel inadequate when we fail to be healthy, balanced, and well-adjusted? Is it realistic or even desirable to strive for such an existential equilibrium? Condemning our current cultural ... More


Remaking a World: Violence, Social Suffering, and Recovery

Veena Das, Arthur Kleinman, and Margaret Lock

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223295
eISBN:
9780520924857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223295.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This book completes a triptych of volumes on social suffering, violence, and recovery. Social Suffering, the first volume, deals with sources and major forms of social adversity, with an emphasis on ... More


Colonial Politics and Constitutional Reform

William A. Green

in British Slave Emancipation

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202783
eISBN:
9780191675515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202783.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the prevailing politics in the West Indies including the constitutional reforms that were sought and attempted during British rule. At mid-century, the two dominant themes of ... More


Scene conflict

Deborah Chester

in The Fantasy Fiction Formula

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992880
eISBN:
9781526104199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992880.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Because conflict comprises over ninety-five percent of a scene’s content and a scene will collapse without sufficient conflict, it’s important for writers to understand the difference between ... More


Clara Schumann’s Setting of “Ich stand”

David Lewin

in Studies in Music with Text

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182088
eISBN:
9780199850594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182088.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Clara Schumann, wife of Robert Schumann, apparently began to compose songs only after her marriage, for the first three that we know of were presented to her husband as a gift for Christmas that ... More


“A thunder-bolt out of a clear sky” 1890–1896

Melba Porter Hay

in Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the Battle for a New South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125329
eISBN:
9780813135236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125329.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses Madeline's social life. A near-serious mishap, which she suffered in her cart when her pony Cigarette ran away with her, caused her chronic pain in her foot. Madeline underwent ... More


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