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AHRB on its Own

James Herbert

in Creating the AHRC: An Arts and Humanities Research Council for the United Kingdom in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264294
eISBN:
9780191734335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264294.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter discusses the separation and independence of the AHRB from the HEFCE. In 2001, through the aid of Bahram Bekhradnia, the AHRB gained autonomy from the HEFCE. At the beginning of the ... More


Begging Begging

Christine Sypnowich

in The Egalitarian Conscience: Essays in Honour of G. A. Cohen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199281688
eISBN:
9780191603747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281688.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This essay considers the moral dilemma confronting pedestrians who encounter beggars in well-off societies governed by social welfare systems. If Cohen’s call for extending the scope of justice to ... More


Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money

Christian Smith, Michael O. Emerson, and Patricia Snell

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337112
eISBN:
9780199868414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337112.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book shows that few American Christians donate generously to religious and charitable causes — a parsimony that seriously undermines the work of churches and ministries. Far from the ten percent ... More


Christianity and Social Service in Modern Britain: The Disinherited Spirit

Frank Prochaska

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199539796
eISBN:
9780191713460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539796.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines the importance of Christianity as an inspiration for political and social behaviour in the nineteenth century, and the forces that undermined both religion and charity in the ... More


Charity and Skepticism

Anthony Brueckner

in Essays on Skepticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585861
eISBN:
9780191595332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585861.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter raises a problem for the Davidsonian anti-sceptical strategy that mirrors a problem raised for Putnam in Chapter 7.


A Mother's Job: The History of Day Care, 1890–1960

Elizabeth Rose

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111125
eISBN:
9780199854295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111125.001.0001
Subject:
History, Family History

Using Philadelphia as a case study, this book explores the history of day care from the perspective of families who have used it, tracing day care's transformation from a charity for poor single ... More


Human Actions and Aquinas's Moral Theory

Joseph Pilsner

in The Specification of Human Actions in St Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199286058
eISBN:
9780191603808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286051.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The importance of specification of human actions in Aquinas becomes clearer when one recognizes the indispensable role that human actions play in his moral theory as a whole. For Aquinas, human ... More


Proximate and Remote Ends

Joseph Pilsner

in The Specification of Human Actions in St Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199286058
eISBN:
9780191603808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286051.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

There is an apparent paradox with respect to Aquinas’s teaching on proximate and remote ends. On some occasions, he seems to assert that a proximate end specifies a human action, while the remote end ... More


Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation

Donald Davidson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246298
eISBN:
9780191715181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246297.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This volume collects Davidson's seminal contributions to the philosophy of language. Its key insight is that the concept of truth can shed light on various issues connected to meaning: Davidson, who ... More


Life in a Parish

David Albert Jones

in The Clerical Profession in the Long Eighteenth Century, 1680-1840

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199213009
eISBN:
9780191707179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213009.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter describes the means by which clergy managed their glebe, whether by cultivating it themselves or letting it, and the means by which tithes were collected. It discusses the extent of ... More


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