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No God on the Quad: Efforts Toward a Purely Secular University

Elaine Howard Ecklund

in Science vs Religion: What Do Scientists Really Believe?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195392982
eISBN:
9780199777105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392982.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

What place do scientists think religion ought to occupy in their particular universities as well as universities more generally? Ecklund shows that elite universities with religious roots have ... More


Genre, Conventions, and Cultural Programme in Gellius' Noctes Atticae

Amiel Vardi

in The Worlds of Aulus Gellius

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199264827
eISBN:
9780191718403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264827.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter aims to delineate Gellius' view of knowledge and intellectual life by examining his adhesion and departure from the generic conventions of ancient miscellanies and similar works. His ... More


On a More Personal Note: Philosophy in the Letters

Yelena Baraz

in A Written Republic: Cicero's Philosophical Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153322
eISBN:
9781400842162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153322.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the reasons for Cicero’s project that he sets forth, paratactically, in the prefaces by focusing on the references to philosophy, writing, and intellectual life that are found ... More


Cicero's use of personal exempla

Henriette van der Blom

in Cicero's Role Models: The Political Strategy of a Newcomer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582938
eISBN:
9780191723124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582938.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses Cicero's choice and employment of personal exempla throughout his works and over the entirety of his career, with an aim to convey his rhetorical and political strategy and ... More


The Discovery of the Author

Lawrence A. Scaff

in Max Weber in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147796
eISBN:
9781400836710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147796.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter discusses the successful reception and dissemination of Max Weber's work beginning in the 1920s. It shows that interest in Weber's work led to the gradual translation and incorporation ... More


Beyond Truth and Triviality

John Gibson

in Fiction and the Weave of Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199299522
eISBN:
9780191714900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299522.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The question of the cognitive value of literature is the central challenge in the development of a serviceable model of humanism, and it is also the most difficult to answer. The sceptic has powerful ... More


Does God Still Matter at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century?

Warren A. Nord

in Does God Make a Difference?: Taking Religion Seriously in Our Schools and Universities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199766888
eISBN:
9780199895038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766888.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter surveys contemporary culture in general, adding a little historical perspective, noting the importance and influence of religion on people's lives, our social institutions, and our ... More


The Buddhist School of Principle and the Early Song Intellectual Terrain

Albert Welter

in Yongming Yanshou’s Conception of Chan in the Zongjing lu: A Special Transmission Within the Scriptures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199760312
eISBN:
9780199897322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760312.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter addresses Yongming Yanshou’s impact on Buddhism and Song intellectual life by repositioning Yanshou as an advocate of a Buddhist School of Principle. It challenges Zhu Xi’s reduction of ... More


A Written Republic: Cicero's Philosophical Politics

Yelena Baraz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153322
eISBN:
9781400842162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153322.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In the 40s BCE, during his forced retirement from politics under Julius Caesar’s dictatorship, Cicero turned to philosophy, producing a massive and important body of work. As he was acutely aware, ... More


Afterword

Emma Rothschild and Amartya Sen

in The Essential Hirschman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159904
eISBN:
9781400848409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159904.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This concluding chapter examines the enduring legacy of Hirschman's works. One reason for this is that his “world-view” is a skeptical optimism; another is a series of ideas, including explanatory ... More


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