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Healthy Love

Mike W. Martin

in From Morality to Mental Health: Virtue and Vice in a Therapeutic Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304718
eISBN:
9780199786572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304713.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins by illustrating how love can simultaneously involve sickness and immorality, using examples of jealousy, unrequited love, and sadomasochism. It then outlines a virtue-oriented ... More


French Novels and the Victorians

Juliette Atkinson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266090
eISBN:
9780191860003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266090.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

It has become common to build an opposition between prudish Victorian England and permissive nineteenth-century France. The lack of a full-length study of nineteenth-century Anglo-French literary ... More


Art for Art's Sake: (“L’art pour l’art”, Ecole Buissonnière, Pierre Lafitte, 1913, 135–140)

Roger Nichols

in Camille Saint-Saëns: On Music and Musicians

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320169
eISBN:
9780199852086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320169.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter looks at the question raised in the conversation between M. de Mun, while talking to M. Henri de Régnier. It holds that in order to avoid immorality, art must be addressed to people who ... More


The Traits of Deities

Mark S. Smith

in The Origins of Biblical Monotheism: Israel's Polytheistic Background and the Ugaritic Texts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134803
eISBN:
9780199834655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513480X.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter asks what characteristics deities generally share, or, put differently, what terms do the texts use to express what deities are? It collects and analyzes labels and statements about ... More


Embodiment and Gender

Judith Lieu

in Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199262892
eISBN:
9780191602818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262896.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The construction of masculinity and of woman as ‘the other’ are integral to an idealized self-identity in the ancient world. These take a distinctive form in Jewish writings when combined with ... More


Puritans and Sex

Bernard Capp

in England's Culture Wars: Puritan Reformation and its Enemies in the Interregnum, 1649-1660

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641789
eISBN:
9780191744228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641789.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Puritan reformers had long called for the strict punishment of sexual immorality, but many cotemporaries and modern scholars have dismissed the notorious 1650 Adultery Act as wholly ineffective. This ... More


Ambition and Social Order

Catherine Kovesi Killerby

in Sumptuary Law in Italy 1200-1500

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247936
eISBN:
9780191714733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247936.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the attempts by governments to tackle the wider variety of problems presented by the changes due to sumptuary policy, as well as to cope with the problems of public order ... More


The Closing Door: African Women and European Morality, 1916–1930

DIANA JEATER

in Marriage, Perversion, and Power: The Construction of Moral Discourse in Southern Rhodesia 1894-1930

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203797
eISBN:
9780191675980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203797.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter demonstrates construction of a moral discourse in Southern Rhodesia that was influenced by the concept of morality brought into the region by the white Occupation. The criminalization of ... More


Poincaré's Conception of the Relation between Science and Morality

Hans Kelsen

in General Theory of Norms

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198252177
eISBN:
9780191681363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198252177.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

French philosopher Henri Poincare is not very consistent in the matter of the impossibility of deriving an Ought from an Is (norms from is-statements). He wants to defend science against the reproach ... More


Contravention and Convention

Galen Strawson

in Freedom and Belief

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199247493
eISBN:
9780191594830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247493.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter considers various cases in which the principle of independence (introduced in Chapter 10) may be contravened. Perhaps one enters into a contract, or makes a promise, only if one believes ... More


Stopped Making Sense

Phil Zuckerman

in Faith No More: Why People Reject Religion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199740017
eISBN:
9780199918690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740017.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

For many apostates, a key ingredient in their rejection of religion is that it just stops making sense. It is no longer believable. I call it “acquired incredulity syndrome.” This chapter allows ... More


Love’s Blindness (2): Love’s Friendly Eye

Troy Jollimore

in Love's Vision

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148724
eISBN:
9781400838677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148724.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explains that we have already seen that love encourages the lover to be effectively blind to a great many properties of and facts about people other than her beloved—facts and properties ... More


Sensation Fiction

Kate Flint

in The Woman Reader 1837–1914

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121855
eISBN:
9780191671357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121855.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter deals with the phenomenon of sensation fiction in the 1860s: fiction which deliberately catered to compulsive forms of consumption, ... More


Two Cheers for Vindictiveness

Jeffrie G. Murphy

in Getting Even: Forgiveness and Its Limits

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178555
eISBN:
9780199850129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178555.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Some essential values could be compromised if one overcomes vindictiveness in hasty forgiveness. This argument is defended in this chapter as the chapter illustrates the rationality and moral ... More


Gossip, Silence, or Accusation

Ulinka Rublack

in The Crimes of Women in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208860
eISBN:
9780191678165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208860.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

A central paradox of early modern government was the disjunction between an ever-widening programme of moral policing and the lack of corresponding investment in preventive measures and police ... More


Personal Identity and Rationality

Derek Parfit

in Reasons and Persons

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198249085
eISBN:
9780191598173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019824908X.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Examines whether, if a reductionist view is true, we have any reason for special concern about our own future and gives extreme and moderate answers. It offers an argument against the Classical ... More


State crime and immorality: The corrupting influence of the powerful

Mark Monaghan and Simon Prideaux

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781447316749
eISBN:
9781447316770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316749.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This book examines the activities of UK and international elites through the lens of state crime and social policy. Initially it defines the ideal state as a single, functioning whole that ensures ... More


Moral Immorality

Michael Stocker

in Plural and Conflicting Values

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240556
eISBN:
9780191598463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198240554.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Considers a cognate issue, which is whether what is immoral can nevertheless be admirable. It is argued that admirable immorality, like dirty hands, does not pose special problems for ethical ... More


INTRODUCTION: Aspects of Rationality

Alfred R. Mele and Piers. Rawling

in The Oxford Handbook of Rationality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195145397
eISBN:
9780199752393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145399.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter provides both a general overview of the book and summaries of the subsequent chapters. Questions raised include: Is debate over the norms of practical rationality a theoretical matter? ... More


Township Troubles: Urban Sexuality in Gwelo District, 1916–1920

DIANA JEATER

in Marriage, Perversion, and Power: The Construction of Moral Discourse in Southern Rhodesia 1894-1930

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203797
eISBN:
9780191675980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203797.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses problems of morality and sexual behaviour in the Gwelo District. The absence of lineage control in the towns left few sanctions against sexual violence. The whiff of ... More


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