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 Abraham Lincoln: Saving the Last Best Hope of Earth

Gary Scott Smith

in Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195300604
eISBN:
9780199785285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300604.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Like George Washington’s, Lincoln’s faith has been closely scrutinized, hotly debated, and often misunderstood. Both men attributed their success in war to divine providence, proclaimed days of ... More


Action and Value in Criminal Law

Stephen Shute, John Gardner, and Jeremy Horder (eds)

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258063
eISBN:
9780191681783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258063.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Criminal law has been described as a species of political and moral philosophy; whether that can be said to be true is not at all certain, but criminal law can be the subject of philosophical study. ... More


After Marriage: Rethinking Marital Relationships

Elizabeth Brake (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190205072
eISBN:
9780190205102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205072.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The chapters of this book, which are by liberal and feminist philosophers, address whether marriage reform ought to stop with same-sex marriage. Some philosophers have recently argued that marriage ... More


Anatomy of a Honey Trap

Marjorie Garber

in Loaded Words

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823242047
eISBN:
9780823242085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242047.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Supporters of WikiLeaks proprietor Julian Assange protested his arrest in Sweden on sexual charges as a classic “honey trap”—a sting operation in which an attractive person is used to entrap or ... More


Aquinas

Allan Beever

in Forgotten Justice: Forms of Justice in the History of Legal and Political Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199675487
eISBN:
9780191755477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675487.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal History

This chapter examines Aquinas' development of the distinction between distributive and commutative justice and its application to the law. It explores Aquinas' account of the good and the nature of ... More


Ariel's Ecology: Plantations, Personhood, and Colonialism in the American Tropics

Monique Allewaert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677276
eISBN:
9781452947747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677276.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

What happens if we abandon the assumption that a person is a discrete, world-making agent who acts on and creates place? This, this book contends, is precisely what occurred on eighteenth-century ... More


Aristotle

Allan Beever

in Forgotten Justice: Forms of Justice in the History of Legal and Political Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199675487
eISBN:
9780191755477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675487.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal History

This chapter examines Aristotle's celebrated distinction between distributive and corrective (or commutative) justice. It also explores Aristotle's political theory and its relation to law and the ... More


Aristotle's Politics: Living Well and Living Together

Eugene Garver

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226284026
eISBN:
9780226284040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284040.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

“Man is a political animal,” Aristotle asserts near the beginning of the Politics. In this reading of one of the foundational texts of political philosophy, this book traces the surprising ... More


Aristotle’s Politics: Living Well and Living Together

Eugene Garver

in Aristotle's Politics: Living Well and Living Together

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226284026
eISBN:
9780226284040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284040.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book comprises six chapters that endeavor to make sense of the relations among political philosophy, the practical wisdom of the statesman, and political action. Each chapter focuses on a ... More


At the Edge of the World

Scott Lyall

in Hugh MacDiarmid's Poetry and Politics of Place: Imagining a Scottish Republic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623341
eISBN:
9780748652167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623341.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter concentrates on Whalsay, which is vital to the creation of Hugh MacDiarmid’s poetry and politics. In Red Scotland, MacDiarmid has ‘cut himself off almost entirely from personal contact ... More


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