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Introduction: Confronting the Cartesian Legacy

Garry L. Hagberg

in Describing Ourselves: Wittgenstein and Autobiographical Consciousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234226
eISBN:
9780191715440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234226.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter provides an introductory overview of the book, emphasizing: (1) the misleading power that the simplifying conceptual templates that Wittgenstein called ‘pictures’ have exerted on our ... More


Mill, Life as Art, and Problems of Self-Description in an Industrial Age

Colin Heydt

in John Stuart Mill and the Art of Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195381245
eISBN:
9780199869213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381245.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter notes Mill's puzzling but frequent suggestion that life should be seen as a work of art and argues that the attractiveness of this metaphor arises from Victorian anxieties about ... More


Typology Fever

Georges Vigarello

in The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159760
eISBN:
9780231535304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159760.003.0013
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter considers the social factors that influenced the evaluation of silhouettes at the beginning of the nineteenth century, particularly the changing codes of physical appearance stirred-up ... More


From Reconstruction to Regeneration

Cara Lea Burnidge

in A Peaceful Conquest: Woodrow Wilson, Religion, and the New World Order

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226232317
eISBN:
9780226232454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226232454.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter provides foundational information for Wilson's religious self-description. Historians situate Wilson's ideological development within southern Presbyterianism, but rarely do they ... More


Accounting for Oneself: Worth, Status, and the Social Order in Early Modern England

Alexandra Shepard

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199600793
eISBN:
9780191778711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600793.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This book brings together an unprecedented volume of material to offer a fundamentally new account of the social order in early modern England. The book pieces together the language of ... More


Self and Society in Early Modern England

Alexandra Shepard

in Accounting for Oneself: Worth, Status, and the Social Order in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199600793
eISBN:
9780191778711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600793.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

After surveying the existing historiography on the social order, selfhood, and autobiography, this chapter proposes a new method for approaching the construction and experience of social identities ... More


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