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Conclusion: Romance in a Moralizing Culture

Rosalind Brown‐Grant

in French Romance of the Later Middle Ages: Gender, Morality, and Desire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554140
eISBN:
9780191721069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554140.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter summarises the key findings of the book, arguing that the conception of masculine and feminine roles in the historico-realist romances of the later middle ages changed markedly from that ... More


Playing the Races: Ethnic Caricature and American Literary Realism

Henry B. Wonham

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161946
eISBN:
9780199788101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161946.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book asks why so many of the writers who aligned themselves with the social and aesthetic aims of American literary realism apparently violated their most basic principles in relying on stock ... More


Value, Reality, and Desire

Graham Oddie

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199273416
eISBN:
9780191602658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273413.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book presents an extended argument for a robust realism about value. The robust realist affirms the following distinctive theses. There are genuine claims about value which are true or false — ... More


Good-Bye Hegemony!: Power and Influence in the Global System

Simon Reich and Richard Ned Lebow

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160429
eISBN:
9781400850426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160429.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Many policymakers, journalists, and scholars insist that U.S. hegemony is essential for warding off global chaos. This book argues that hegemony is a fiction propagated to support a large defense ... More


The Justification of Science and the Rationality of Religious Belief

Michael C. Banner

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240198
eISBN:
9780191680113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240198.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science

Believers and non-believers often take it for granted that traditional religious faith is, in principle, incapable of the sort of justification which might be given to a scientific theory. Yet how ... More


Arthur Miller: Realism, Language, Poetry: Sarah Tryphena Phillips Lecture in American Literature

Christopher Bigsby

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264775
eISBN:
9780191734984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.003.0016
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on works of American author Arthur Miller given at the British Academy's 2009 Sarah Tryphena Phillips Lecture in American Literature. This text attempts to ... More


Humanitarian Intervention

Simon Caney

in Justice Beyond Borders: A Global Political Theory

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780198293507
eISBN:
9780191602337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829350X.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Focuses on the question of whether it is ever justified to intervene in the affairs of another political regime. To answer this question, the chapter begins, in Section I, with an analysis of what is ... More


Christian Moral Realism: Natural Law, Narrative, Virtue, and the Gospel

Rufus Black

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270201
eISBN:
9780191683947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270201.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book describes the shape of a Christian ethic that arises from a conversation between contemporary accounts of natural law theory, narrative, and virtue ethics; and an insistence that any ... More


High Priests of the Temple of Janus: The Martial Tradition of War

Karma Nabulsi

in Traditions of War: Occupation, Resistance and The Law

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294078
eISBN:
9780191599972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294077.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This is the first of three chapters on the three traditions of war, and introduces the martial tradition. The properties of this tradition are initially contrasted with realism in order to highlight ... More


Truthmakers, the Past, and the Future

Josh Parsons and Julian Dodd

in Truthmakers: The Contemporary Debate

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199283569
eISBN:
9780191712708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283569.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This chapter develops a form of the truthmaker argument against presentism. This serves two purposes: first, it provides an argument against presentism; and second, it illustrates the way that a very ... More


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