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Obituary

Dennis G Fryback

in A Science of Decision Making: The Legacy of Ward Edwards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195322989
eISBN:
9780199869206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322989.003.0037
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents an obituary for Ward Edwards. Ward Edwards is considered the father of behavioral decision theory. He authored or co-authored four books and over 200 journal articles.


American Lazarus: Religion and the Rise of African American and Native American Literatures

Joanna Brooks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195332919
eISBN:
9780199851263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332919.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The 1780s and 1790s were a critical era for communities of color in the new United States of America. Even Thomas Jefferson observed that in the aftermath of the American Revolution, “the spirit of ... More


Conclusion: Lazarus Lives

Joanna Brooks

in American Lazarus: Religion and the Rise of African American and Native American Literatures

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195332919
eISBN:
9780199851263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332919.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. The first generation of African American and Native American authors set into motion processes that forever changed the course of ... More


Pleasure and Desire: The Case of Hedonism Reviewed

J. C. B. Gosling

Published in print:
1969
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198243397
eISBN:
9780191680670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243397.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book discusses and attempts to clarify the central terms that form the backbone of any hedonist position, with the purpose of seeing why such views are so persistently attractive. It avoids the ... More


The Mask of the Prophet: The Extraordinary Fictions of Jules Verne

Andrew Martin

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198157984
eISBN:
9780191673252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157984.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Such novels as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days have made Jules Verne the most widely translated of all French authors. But he has typically been categorised ... More


Distinguo: Reading Montaigne Differently

Steven Rendall

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151807
eISBN:
9780191672842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151807.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Most modern critics (even those who have emphasized the ‘evolution’ of Montaigne's ideas) have sought to explain away the contradictions and incoherences of Montaigne's Essais. This book investigates ... More


How to Read the Bible: History, Prophecy, Literature—Why Modern Readers Need to Know the Difference, and What It Means for Faith Today

Steven L. McKenzie

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195161496
eISBN:
9780199850419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161496.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

More people read the Bible than any other book. Indeed, many try to live their lives according to its words. The question is, do they understand what they're reading? As this book shows, quite often ... More


 Introduction: A “Largely Ignored Paradox”

Neil Weinstock Netanel

in Copyright's Paradox

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195137620
eISBN:
9780199871629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137620.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The United States Supreme Court has famously labeled copyright “the engine of free expression.” Copyright, indeed, both spurs creative production and underwrites a community of authors and publishers ... More


 Is Copyright “the Engine of Free Expression”?

Neil Weinstock Netanel

in Copyright's Paradox

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195137620
eISBN:
9780199871629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137620.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Supreme Court has labeled copyright “the engine of free expression.” Copyright serves in that role in three fundamental ways. First, copyright serves a “production function.” It provides an ... More


 Humanity, Divinity, and Biblical Exegesis in Early Arian Thought

Kevin Madigan

in The Passions of Christ in High-Medieval Thought: An Essay on Christological Development

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195322743
eISBN:
9780199785407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322743.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter talks about Arian, including less well known Latin Arian sources. It analyzes how the Arians interpreted these texts, shows why they thought it theologically necessary to analyze them as ... More


Defining Shakespeare: Pericles as Test Case

MacDonald P. Jackson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260508
eISBN:
9780191717635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260508.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

‘That very great play, Pericles’, as T. S. Eliot called it, poses formidable problems of text and authorship. The first of the Late Romances, it was ascribed to Shakespeare when printed in a quarto ... More


Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome

T. P. Wiseman (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263235
eISBN:
9780191734328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263235.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The study of Greco-Roman civilisation is as exciting and innovative today as it has ever been. This intriguing collection by contemporary classicists reveals new discoveries, new interpretations and ... More


Questions of Character

Berys Gaut

in Art, Emotion and Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263219
eISBN:
9780191718854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263219.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter criticizes an argument of Wayne Booth, which defends ethical criticism in terms of the notion of befriending a work's implied author. It then defends the moral beauty view, which holds ... More


Introduction: The Apostolic Conference

G. B. Caird

L. D. Hurst (ed.)

in New Testament Theology

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780198263883
eISBN:
9780191603372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263880.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This introductory chapter begins with a description of New Testament theology, distinguishing it from other related disciplines and apologetics. It then discusses the following approaches to writing ... More


Who Is That Old Woman?

Ann Burack-Weiss

in The Lioness in Winter: Writing an Old Woman's Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231151849
eISBN:
9780231525336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151849.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter discusses the influence of age, period, and cohort effects on the life and writing of the noted women authors who are quoted throughout in the text. A timeline of female authors of the ... More


 Legends Pleasing and Brightly Polished: The Holy Recluses

David J. Collins

in Reforming Saints: Saints' Lives and Their Authors in Germany, 1470-1530

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329537
eISBN:
9780199870134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329537.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A second large group of vitae had as subjects holy men and women who had led lives of reclusion as hermits and anchoresses. Their veneration was, in contrast to the holy bishops', geographically ... More


STORYING LIFE: STORYING LIFE: THE DEVELOPMENT OF IDENTITY

William L Randall and A. Elizabeth McKim

in Reading Our Lives: The poetics of growing old

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195306873
eISBN:
9780199894062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306873.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter continues laying the conceptual groundwork for the rest of the book, where the focus is on aging, by discussing the formation of the self in explicitly narrative terms. The concept of ... More


A Claim on the Reader1

GREGORY CURRIE

in Imaginative Minds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264195
eISBN:
9780191734540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264195.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses the impact of narratives on the imaginative faculties of the readers. Imaginative engagement with a narrative has two aspects: what is to be imagined from the narratives and ... More


The Lioness in Winter: Writing an Old Woman's Life

Ann Burack-Weiss

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231151849
eISBN:
9780231525336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151849.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

When she started working with the aged more than forty years ago, Ann Burack-Weiss began storing the knowledge and skills she thought would help when she got old herself. It was not until she hit her ... More


Introduction

Leah Price

in How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691114170
eISBN:
9781400842186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691114170.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter provides an overview of nineteenth-century understandings of, and feelings toward, the uses of printed matter. That books function both as trophies and as tools, that their ... More


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