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Morality through Thick and Thin: A Critical Notice of Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy *

Samuel Scheffler

in Boundaries and Allegiances: Problems of Justice and Responsibility in Liberal Thought

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257676
eISBN:
9780191600197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257671.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy, Bernard Williams criticizes the ‘morality system’ and the associated philosophical enterprise of constructing ethical theories. Williams argues that we would ... More


Society and Culture in the Text

D. C. Greetham

in Theories of the Text

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119937
eISBN:
9780191671265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119937.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the changing status of the sociology of text during the last decade or so to show that textual theory and practice reflect the prevailing cultural dominants. It further ... More


Religion of Fear: The Politics of Horror in Conservative Evangelicalism

Jason C Bivins

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195340815
eISBN:
9780199867158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340815.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book investigates American political religions by studying how conservative evangelical political orientations are shaped and spread by pop cultural narratives of fear and horror. This book ... More


“Scary Jesus”: Locating the “Religion of Fear” in Conservative Evangelicalism

Jason C. Bivins

in Religion of Fear: The Politics of Horror in Conservative Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195340815
eISBN:
9780199867158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340815.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The book's introduction describe the image of “Scary Jesus,” which prompted a shift in approach to American political religions from one rooted in conventional studies of protest and government to ... More


 “Like Beating the Dog”: Fear, Religion, and American Democracy

Jason C. Bivins

in Religion of Fear: The Politics of Horror in Conservative Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195340815
eISBN:
9780199867158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340815.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The book's conclusion draws together the cases, exploring their similarities and differences. The bulk of the chapter focuses on the meanings of the religion of fear's politics, shown both in the way ... More


Introduction Introduction ‘Meddling with the World’: Tractarian Commentary and Posterity

S. A. Skinner

in Tractarians and the 'Condition of England': The Social and Political Thought of the Oxford Movement

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273232
eISBN:
9780191706394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273232.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book challenges conventional assumptions of tractarianism as an episode in church history and rejects the notion that tractarians had little interest in social questions. It argues that, by a ... More


Shakespeare’s Universal Wolf: Studies in Early Modern Reification

Hugh Grady

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198130048
eISBN:
9780191671906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198130048.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

William Shakespeare was neither a Royalist defender of order and hierarchy nor a consistently radical champion of social equality, but rather simultaneously radical ... More


Sources of Tractarian Criticism

S. A. Skinner

in Tractarians and the 'Condition of England': The Social and Political Thought of the Oxford Movement

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273232
eISBN:
9780191706394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273232.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book makes systematic use of two neglected, though rich, sources for tractarian thought. The first is the British Critic, a quarterly periodical rapidly established by John Henry Newman as the ... More


Feminist Critical Methodology, Peace, and Social Change

Catia Cecilia Confortini

in Intelligent Compassion: The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and Feminist Peace

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199845231
eISBN:
9780199979875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845231.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The central theoretical arguments of the manuscript are outlined in this chapter. This chapter starts with a discussion of the limitations of understanding feminist debates about peace around ... More


Unbecoming Subjects: Judith Butler, Moral Philosophy, and Critical Responsibility

Annika Thiem

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228980
eISBN:
9780823235865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228980.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Moral philosophy and poststructuralism have long been considered two antithetical enterprises. Moral philosophy is invested in securing norms, whereas poststructuralism attempts to ... More


Philosophical Anthropology and Social Criticism

Raymond Guess

in Reification: A New Look At An Old Idea

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320466
eISBN:
9780199851591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320466.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

As “intellectualism” refers to the way humans are able to form and systematically evaluate beliefs, John Dewey asserted that Western philosophy can be associated with a certain “intellectualist” ... More


Thrift and Prosperity

Stephen Innes

in Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769063
eISBN:
9780199896851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769063.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The paradoxical result of Puritan thrift, to which observers since Weber have repeatedly pointed, and of which the Puritans themselves were acutely aware, was how what started out as a deeply pious ... More


Introduction

Lara Trout

in The Politics of Survival: Peirce, Affectivity, and Social Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232956
eISBN:
9780823235803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232956.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about classical American pragmatic Charles S. Peirce's concept of unintentional racism. It focuses on the compatibility of ... More


Taking Another's View: Ambivalent Implications

Judith Butler

in Reification: A New Look At An Old Idea

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320466
eISBN:
9780199851591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320466.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Although Honneth's re-thought-of concept of reification is still rooted in a reconstruction of Lukács works, he was able to incorporate matters such as social criticism, psychology, philosophy, and ... More


A Long-Contested Freedom: Metaphysics and Moral Theory

Uttara Natarajan

in Hazlitt and the Reach of Sense: Criticism, Morals, and the Metaphysics of Power

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184379
eISBN:
9780191674235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184379.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the moral implications of Hazlitt's construct of the self-affirming tendency of the mind, of which the fullest and most powerful manifestation is termed ‘genius’. It notes that ... More


Roy Fisher's Last Things

Peter Robinson

in Twentieth Century Poetry: Selves and Situations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273256
eISBN:
9780191706370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273256.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter addresses the theme of death and the relationships between the living and the dead in the poetry and prose of Roy Fisher. The connections between the poet's formal decisions, his ... More


Conclusion: Feminist Ways to Peace

Catia Cecilia Confortini

in Intelligent Compassion: The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and Feminist Peace

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199845231
eISBN:
9780199979875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845231.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter summarizes the empirical findings and returns to the assessment of whether Ackerly’s theory of TWFSC adequately represents WILPF’s methodology in the context of the postwar liberal West. ... More


Contemporary Social Criticism

Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn

in American Thought and Culture in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626014
eISBN:
9780748670673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626014.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The challenge to democratic ideals forms the basis of this chapter, framed within the broader crisis in intellectual life explored in Chapters 5 and 13 of this volume by Kevin Mattson and Martin ... More


Judgment, Criticism, Innovation

Albena Azmanova

in The Scandal of Reason: A Critical Theory of Political Judgment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153805
eISBN:
9780231527286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153805.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter offers an account of the deeply political process of articulation and generalization of normative claims in the process of judging in order to investigate its critical potential. While ... More


Introduction: The Resonance Dilemma and Environmental Social Criticism

John M. Meyer

in Engaging the Everyday: Environmental Social Criticism and the Resonance Dilemma

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028905
eISBN:
9780262327107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028905.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Introduces central themes in the book Engaging the Everyday. The “resonance dilemma” is characterized as the gap between broad public concern for environmental challenges and lack of deep salience ... More


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