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‘A capitalistic piece of legislation’: The launch of the Durham Forward Movement and the syndicalists’ high tide?1

Lewis H. Mates

in The Great Labour Unrest: Rank-and-file movements and political change in the Durham coalfield

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719090684
eISBN:
9781526109620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090684.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter analyses the first year of a more concretely organised rank-and-file movement that emerged from the earlier minimum wage campaign; the Durham Forward Movement (DFM). It starts by ... More


‘A gang of fierce hirelings appears’: Fighting the Press Gang, and Other Sea Stories

Franca Dellarosa

in Talking Revolution: Edward Rushton's Rebellious Poetics, 1782-1814

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381441
eISBN:
9781781382189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381441.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines the corpus of Edward Rushton’s sea poetry, which resounds with the echoes of his early personal background no less than political commitment, directed to denouncing the ... More


“A Little Voyage of Discovery?”: Fiction and the Pursuit of Knowledge

Sarah Tindal Kareem

in Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199689101
eISBN:
9780191802027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689101.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The final chapter shows how Austen’s Northanger Abbey and Shelley’s Frankenstein critique admiration for great minds. This critique occurs within the context of the emergent disciplinary war between ... More


Abandoned to Ourselves

Peter A. Meyers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300172058
eISBN:
9780300178050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300172058.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book shows how the centerpiece of the Enlightenment—society as the symbol of collective human life and as the fundamental domain of human practice—was primarily composed and animated by its most ... More


The Abbé and the Ventriloque

Steven Connor

in Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184331
eISBN:
9780191674204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184331.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

During the 18th century ventriloquism became subject to processes of tireless explanation and demythologisation. This chapter sees that ventriloquism becomes subject to a huge overestimation, both in ... More


Abelard’s Ethics: The Inside Story

William E. Mann

in God, Belief, and Perplexity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190459208
eISBN:
9780190459222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190459208.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that Abelard understood, incorporated, and in some cases developed more fully an ethical outlook to be found in Augustine’s writings. In characterizing sin as contempt of God, ... More


Abelard’s Response to Anselm

Nicholas E. Lombardo

in The Father's Will: Christ's Crucifixion and the Goodness of God

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199688586
eISBN:
9780191767807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688586.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Biblical Studies

Although Peter Abelard does not cite Cur Deus homo, he formulates his theory of redemption in direct response to Anselm. According to the standard typology, Anselm and Abelard represent two ... More


Abraham’s Dice in the Flow of Life: The Experience of the Tragic and Its Theological Interpretation

Reinhold Bernhardt

in Abraham's Dice: Chance and Providence in the Monotheistic Traditions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190277154
eISBN:
9780190277185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277154.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Randomness often plays an important role in situations experienced as tragic. But if God’s providence is said to reign over the life of each individual, how can there be contingency in general and ... More


Absolutism, Representation, and the Constitution

Jeremy Jennings

in Revolution and the Republic: A History of Political Thought in France since the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198203131
eISBN:
9780191728587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203131.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter begins with a discussion of theories of representation in pre-revolutionary France. It shows how the absolute monarchy figured as a mechanism designed to enhance, rather than diminish, ... More


Accounting for Backsliding: Background and More

Alfred R. Mele

in Backsliding: Understanding Weakness of Will

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199896134
eISBN:
9780199949533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199896134.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter sketches a theoretical and empirical framework that sheds light on how the occurrence of core weak-willed actions may be accounted for, if they occur. On the theoretical side, the ... More


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