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Moral Time

Donald Black

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199737147
eISBN:
9780199944002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737147.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Conflict is ubiquitous and inevitable, but people generally dislike it and try to prevent or avoid it as much as possible. So why do clashes of right and wrong occur? And why are some more serious ... More


 No Way Out: Sartre's No Exit and “Being‐for‐Others”

Robert C. Solomon

in Dark Feelings, Grim Thoughts: Experience and Reflection in Camus and Sartre

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195181579
eISBN:
9780199786602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195181573.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Sartre’s No Exit is a conscientiously trite play that explores some profound truths about what Sartre (in Being and Nothingness) calls Being-for-Others. No Exit presents us with three perverse ... More


Introduction: oceans in the earth system

Manuel Barange, John G. Field, and Will Steffen

in Marine Ecosystems and Global Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558025
eISBN:
9780191721939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558025.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Aquatic Biology

The world's ocean represents 70% of the earth's surface and contains 97% of the entire planet's water. It is a primary driver in the cycles of water and carbon and, through its huge capacity to store ... More


Community as Centering Category

Anthony B. Pinn

in The End of God-Talk: An African American Humanist Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195340822
eISBN:
9780199932344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340822.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Moving beyond the idea of God as the core of theological inquiry, this chapter advocates for a sense of community as the center of humanist theology. Community here is a reference to more than a ... More


From Adam and Eve to Abraham and Sarah

Gerald O'Collins, SJ

in Salvation for All: God's Other Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199238903
eISBN:
9780191696794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238903.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter focuses on the Book of Genesis and tells the human condition and the religious practices of Adam and Eve, Noah and his family, and the patriarch Abraham and his wife Sarah as these prove ... More


The Universal Presence of Christ and the Spirit

Gerald O'Collins, SJ

in Salvation for All: God's Other Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199238903
eISBN:
9780191696794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238903.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter aims to exploit the language of ‘presence’ to give an understanding on the mysterious activity of Christ and the Holy Spirit in the whole world. It mentions that St. Paul pictured the ... More


The Limits of Knowledge Management: Why So Many Barriers Still Exist

Georg Von Krogh, Kazuo Ichijo, and Ikujiro Nonaka

in Enabling Knowledge Creation: How to Unlock the Mystery of Tacit Knowledge and Release the Power of Innovation

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195126167
eISBN:
9780199848720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126167.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Although some companies would indeed assert that knowledge creation is an essential in their processes, especially companies focused on innovation and high-technology firms, experiencing conflicts ... More


Rationality, sociability and human dignity

Chak Kwan and Graham Bowpitt

in Human dignity and welfare systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344311
eISBN:
9781447302551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344311.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter argues that the dignity of humans can be found in one's possession of intrinsic capacities that strive for autonomy and mutuality. It is stressed that human nature is a combination of ... More


Graceful subjectivities

Sal Renshaw

in The Subject of Love: Hélène Cixous and the Feminine Divine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069604
eISBN:
9781781702956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069604.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter comprises the readings of Cixous's stories that focus on the relationship between the individual and grace. Cixous's engagement with Lispector's couple signals her interest in a grace ... More


Provisional Conclusions from the Old Testament

Gerald O'Collins, SJ

in Salvation for All: God's Other Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199238903
eISBN:
9780191696794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238903.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter provides provisional conclusions from the Old Testament (OT). It concludes that the relationship of YHWH, God of Israel, his divine personification, and wisdom, to other people stays in ... More


Themes in Prayer and Mystical Theology

John Renard

in Islam and Christianity: Theological Themes in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255081
eISBN:
9780520948334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255081.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores personal prayer and the individual believer's relationship to God and also mentions mystical theology in Islam and Christianity. Traditions of personal prayer in both Christian ... More


Economics for Humans

Julie A. Nelson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226572024
eISBN:
9780226572055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226572055.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

At its core, an economy is about providing goods and services for human well-being. But many economists and critics preach that an economy is something far different: a cold and heartless system that ... More


The Witness of Chaucer 1

Christopher N. L. Brooke

in The Medieval Idea of Marriage

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205043
eISBN:
9780191676468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205043.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses Chaucer and the allusions, views, and interpretations he had about marriage, love, and sexuality as seen in his poems and literary works. In this chapter, his Wife of Bath, ... More


Jesus and the ‘Outsiders’

Gerald O'Collins, SJ

in Salvation for All: God's Other Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199238903
eISBN:
9780191696794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238903.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter highlights the relationship between Jesus of Nazareth and the outsiders. Jesus began his public ministry around AD 27. He focused on the preaching of the kingdom or the saving rule of ... More


Lines of Defence

Louisa Gairn

in Ecology and Modern Scottish Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633111
eISBN:
9780748653447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633111.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter demonstrates that John Burnside, Kathleen Jamie, and Alan Warner were not only reviewing human relationships with nature, but also the role that writing has to play in exploring and ... More


Liberal Passions: Reason and Emotion in Late- and Post-Victorian Liberal Thought

Michael Freeden

in Politics and Culture in Victorian Britain: Essays in Memory of Colin Matthew

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253456
eISBN:
9780191698149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253456.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter characterizes liberalism and presents diverse approaches to the dissemination of liberal thinking. Liberalism is regarded as the epitome of a rational political theory. It is based on ... More


The Dog in Greece

Franco Cristiana

in Shameless

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520273405
eISBN:
9780520957428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273405.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines how dogs are represented in ancient Greece by focusing on Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. It looks at evidence that supports the cultural figure of the dog and shows that Homeric ... More


Reconceptualising dependency, responsibility and rights

Hartley Dean

in The ethics of welfare: Human rights, dependency and responsibility

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345622
eISBN:
9781447303763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345622.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book has demonstrated the ways in which dependency, responsibility and rights are connected. Part One of the book argued that any concept of rights capable of encompassing rights to social ... More


Mapping Environmental Sustainability: Reflecting on Systemic Practices for Participatory Research

Sue Oreszczyn and Andy Lane (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447331575
eISBN:
9781447331599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331575.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Environmental sustainability involves the interaction of a number of complex adaptive systems that rely on an understanding of human relationships and perspectives that are widely contested. This ... More


The Foundations of the Monastic Life: A Presentation of the Practice of Stillness

Robert E. Sinkewicz

in Evagrius of Pontus: The Greek Ascetic Corpus

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199259939
eISBN:
9780191698651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259939.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents an English translation of the ascetic corpus writing of Evagrius of Pontus about the foundations of the monastic life and the practice of stillness. This piece is devoted to a ... More


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