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Reinhold Niebuhr: On Politics, Religion, and Christian Faith

Richard Crouter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379679
eISBN:
9780199869169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379679.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book is a primer on the political prophet and Christian social ethicist Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971), who is widely cited for his political realism in the aftermath of George W. Bush’s ... More


Cicero's Philosophy of History

Matthew Fox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211920
eISBN:
9780191705854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211920.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Cicero has long been seen to embody the values of the Roman Republic. This study of Cicero's use of history reveals that rather than promoting his own values, Cicero uses historical representation to ... More


Gender and the City in Euripides' Political Plays

Daniel Mendelsohn

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249565
eISBN:
9780191719356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249565.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is a study of Euripides' so-called ‘political plays’ (Children of Herakles and Suppliant Women). Still disdained as the anomalously patriotic or propagandistic works of a playwright ... More


Narratives and Narrators: A Philosophy of Stories

Gregory Currie

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199282609
eISBN:
9780191712432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282609.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Narratives are artefacts of a special kind: they are devices which function to tell stories, and do so by conveying the storytelling intentions of their makers. But, narrative itself is too inclusive ... More


The Function of Humour in Roman Verse Satire: Laughing and Lying

Maria Plaza

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199281114
eISBN:
9780191712739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281114.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Our image of Roman satire has developed from that of a static, moralizing genre to a deliberately complex form, but our approach to the humour intrinsic to satire has not developed accordingly. This ... More


Epilogue

John Casey

in After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

We return to Joyce and an irony directed at religious belief that is, nevertheless, not satire. Finally, beliefs about heaven and hell are rooted in the moral world within. Nietzsche's perspectivism ... More


World Views: Metageographies of Modernist Fiction

Jon Hegglund

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796106
eISBN:
9780199932771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796106.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

This book argues that many Anglophone modernist and postcolonial authors have often functioned as geographers manquéés, advancing theories of space, culture, and community within the formal ... More


Nationalism and Irony: Burke, Scott, Carlyle

Yoon Sun Lee

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162356
eISBN:
9780199787852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162356.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In the late 18th and 19th centuries, non-English conservatives such as Burke, Scott, and Carlyle, among others, influentially shaped Britain's political attitudes and literary genres because they ... More


Villon's Last Will: Language and Authority in the Testament

Tony Hunt

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159148
eISBN:
9780191673528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159148.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Villon studies have traditionally emphasized the documentary and didactic value of the Testament, concentrating on problems of historical referentiality. It is assumed that the work has a significant ... More


Heinrich von Kleist: The Ambiguity of Art and the Necessity of Form

Hilda Meldrum Brown

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158950
eISBN:
9780191673436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158950.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book presents an integrated approach to the literary and non-literary writings of the major German author, Heinrich von Kleist. Analysis of Kleist's early letters, in particular, illuminates the ... More


Afterword

SWAPAN CHAKRAVORTY

in Society and Politics in the Plays of Thomas Middleton

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182665
eISBN:
9780191673856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182665.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

A recent survey of drama and society in the English Renaissance ends with applauding Thomas Middleton as ‘a master’ who ‘will take no contemporary ... More


Why Irony is Pretence

Gregory Currie

in The Architecture of the Imagination: New Essays on Pretence, Possibility, and Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199275731
eISBN:
9780191706103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275731.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter defends the thesis that irony is a form of pretence. It traces the development of this view, and presents a stronger version of it than has previously been available. It contrasts the ... More


Scepticism and Literature: An Essay on Pope, Hume, Sterne, and Johnson

Fred Parker

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253180
eISBN:
9780191719189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253180.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

‘The more we enquire, the less we can resolve’, wrote Johnson. Scepticism — a reasoned emphasis on the severe limitations of rationality — would seem to undermine the grounds of belief and action. ... More


Machiavelli: 3 May 1469–22 June 1527

Martin Wight

in Four Seminal Thinkers in International Theory: Machiavelli, Grotius, Kant, and Mazzini

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199273676
eISBN:
9780191602771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273677.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Machiavelli’s popular image is inadequate, for it ignores the idealism of his intense Italian patriotism. He starts with the ‘is’ rather than the ‘ought’ and rejects transcendentalism. He derives, ... More


Figuratively Speaking: Revised Edition

Robert J. Fogelin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199739998
eISBN:
9780199895045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739998.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Figuratively Speaking (1986) examines figures of speech that concern meaning—irony, hyperbole, understatement, similes, metaphors, and others—to show how they work and to explain their ... More


Firmness

Robert C. Roberts and W. Jay Wood

in Intellectual Virtues: An Essay in Regulative Epistemology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199283675
eISBN:
9780191712661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283675.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Humans have a natural conservative tendency to hold onto what appear to them to be already achieved epistemic goods. Yet such voluntary intellectual practices as reading, conversing, studying, ... More


Subject‐Position in Music

Eric F. Clarke

in Ways of Listening: An Ecological Approach to the Perception of Musical Meaning

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151947
eISBN:
9780199870400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151947.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter discusses the idea of subject-position in music — a term first developed in film theory. The complementarity of perceiver and environment in Gibson's ecological theory is extended to ... More


TRANSFORMING OUR STORIES: TRANSFORMING OUR STORIES: THE UNFOLDING OF WISDOM

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/9780195306873.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explores the relationship between reading our lives and the unfolding of wisdom. It argues that a key manifestation of wisdom is self-knowledge, which itself needs viewing through a ... More


Introduction

Robert J. Fogelin

in Figuratively Speaking: Revised Edition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199739998
eISBN:
9780199895045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739998.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The introduction lays out the plan of the book: to consider two groups of rhetorical tropes that this chapter calls figurative predications and figurative comparisons. With a ... More


Six Plays in Search of a Protagonist, 1976–2002

Margaret Litvin

in Hamlet's Arab Journey: Shakespeare's Prince and Nasser's Ghost

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137803
eISBN:
9781400840106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137803.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines six Arab Hamlet offshoot plays performed between 1976 and 2002, describing how the Egyptian, Syrian, and Iraqi dramatists of the past thirty-five years have since deployed ... More


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