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The Paradox

Jonathan L. Kvanvig

in The Knowability Paradox

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199282593
eISBN:
9780191603587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199282595.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter examines the logical structure of the knowability paradox, presenting the details of the proofs that underlie the paradox, and clarifying which elements of these proofs give rise to ... More


Theocratic Underground Groups

Nachman Ben-Yehuda

in Theocratic Democracy: The Social Construction of Religious and Secular Extremism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199734863
eISBN:
9780199895090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734863.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Between 1948-1998 there were quite a few Jewish underground groups that preached that Israel should become a Jewish theocracy – that is, run according to the Halakha, and practiced their beliefs, ... More


Naturalism and Ontology

Mary Leng

in Mathematics and Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199280797
eISBN:
9780191723452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280797.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter clarifies and motivates the naturalist premise of the indispensability argument, which holds that we should look to our best scientific theories to discover what we have reason to ... More


Modesty as a Feminist Sexual Virtue

Anne Barnhill

in Out from the Shadows: Analytical Feminist Contributions to Traditional Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199855469
eISBN:
9780199932788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855469.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Sexual modesty is a feminist sexual virtue—in one sense, but not another. There are at least two distinct kinds of feminist sexual virtues: first, character traits that allow individual sexual ... 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


Friendship and Uncertainty: Presumptions and Hope

Daniel Schwartz

in Aquinas on Friendship

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199205394
eISBN:
9780191709265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205394.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Aquinas believed that the reality of friendship is conditional on the friend's will because friendship requires some conformity of wills between the friends. This chapter considers two different ... More


The Millian Epistemological Argument for Autonomy Rights

William J. Talbott

in Human Rights and Human Well-Being

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195173482
eISBN:
9780199872176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173482.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter applies the Millian epistemology to ground a robust, inalienable right to freedom of expression and to ground the other autonomy rights, as necessary for the process of the social ... More


The Conclusion of Book 1

Robert J. Fogelin

in Hume's Skeptical Crisis: A Textual Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195387391
eISBN:
9780199866489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387391.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter stresses the seriousness of the radical skeptical doubts Hume expresses at the close of book 1 of the Treatise. Looking back at what started out as a voyage of discovery, Hume is ... More


Gender and Status Inequalities in Yemen: Honour, Economics., and Politics

Sheila Carapico

in Patriarchy and Development: Women's Positions at the End of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290230
eISBN:
9780191684807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290230.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Aside from the theory of Islam and the segmentation theory, this chapter states that the ‘harem theory’ is one of the three ‘theoretical metonyms’ used to describe the situation of women in ... More


Feminizing the Poetics of Reception

Lucy Newlyn

in Reading, Writing, and Romanticism: The Anxiety of Reception

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187110
eISBN:
9780191674631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187110.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores the place of women's poetry alongside and in the writing–reading diaclectic. In women's writing, across the full discursive range in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, it ... More


The Virtues of Transcendence

Arménio Rego, Miguel Pina e Cunha, and Stewart Clegg

in The Virtues of Leadership: Contemporary Challenges for Global Managers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653867
eISBN:
9780191742057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653867.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter discusses how transcendent virtues (temperance and transcendence) enable global leaders to control impulses and emotions, and to act in favour of a high purpose—in short, to release ... More


Marriage and Morals

Alan Bullock and F. W. D. Deakin

in France 1848–1945

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221043
eISBN:
9780191678400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221043.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The family, as organised in France in these years, had an effect on people's lives as profound as any political regime or any economic force. It was a powerful institution, which resisted change with ... More


Introduction

Hero Chalmers

in Royalist Women Writers, 1650-1689

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273270
eISBN:
9780191706356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273270.003.05
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This introductory chapter establishes the context of English women's writing up to 1650 in order to demonstrate the decisive departure made by Cavendish, Philips, and Behn in their models of female ... More


Decency

Paul Langford

in Englishness Identified: Manners and Character 1650–1850

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246403
eISBN:
9780191697586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246403.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter talks about decency and modesty in the view of the English people. It reveals that any act that is ‘problematic, suggesting moral weakness, and having a tendency to disproportionate and ... More


James I of Scotland and The Kingis Quair

JOANNA SUMMERS

in Late-Medieval Prison Writing and the Politics of Autobiography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271290
eISBN:
9780191709586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271290.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the captivity of James I of Scotland, and discusses how the ‘I’ voice of The Kingis Quair may be read as James I's autobiographical identity. It examines how the identity James ... More


Modesty

Anita L. Allen

in Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195141375
eISBN:
9780199918126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141375.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that modesty attire, covering up, is a kind of privacy-seeking that liberal states should tolerate but not impose. As defined by philosophers, general modesty is a tendency to ... More


Nudity

Anita L. Allen

in Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195141375
eISBN:
9780199918126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141375.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that anti-nudity laws may be reasonable responses to danger and degradation, but in the 21st century, all such laws merit suspicion as illiberal impediments to personal choice. ... More


Public Bodies

Joan Judge

in Republican Lens: Gender, Visuality, and Experience in the Early Chinese Periodical Press

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520284364
eISBN:
9780520959934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284364.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

The nuance and insight of women’s writings is apparent in their discussion of issues related to women’s reproductive health. Chapter 4 probes the complexity of obstetrical and gynecological ... More


Hijabis as Purveyors of Muslim Cosmopolitanism

Khairudin Aljunied

in Muslim Cosmopolitanism: Southeast Asian Islam in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474408882
eISBN:
9781474430432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408882.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter argues that women have contributed extensively to the promotion of gender cosmopolitanism in Southeast Asia. It showcases hijab activists as well as female intellectuals and their ... More


Legislating Morality

James H. Johnson

in Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267718
eISBN:
9780520948624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267718.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the morality that is attached to masking, particularly honest masking. In Venice, honest masking marked a move from masks as being seen as a way to weigh one’s words, control ... More


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