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One True Life: The Stoics and Early Christians as Rival Traditions

C. Kavin Rowe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300180121
eISBN:
9780300182101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180121.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

One True Life explores the promise and problems inherent in engaging rival claims to what is true. Juxtaposing the Roman Stoics Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius with the Christian saints Paul, ... More


Past, Present, and Possible Future of Macroeconometric Models and Their Uses

Lawrence R. Klein

in Comparative Performance of U.S. Econometric Models

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195057720
eISBN:
9780199854967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195057720.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Econometrics, as a total subject, is older than macroeconometric model building and deserves a separate historical inquiry. Early investigations of demand–supply functions, income distributions, ... More


Comparing Macroeconomic Model Forecasts under Common Assumptions

Stephen K. McNees

in Comparative Performance of U.S. Econometric Models

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195057720
eISBN:
9780199854967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195057720.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Economic forecasts differ because forecasters use different macroeconomic models. However, even if everyone used the same model, all forecasts would not be identical. Most forecasts reflect a complex ... More


Model Comparisons and Appraisals 1

Robert J. Shiller

in Comparative Performance of U.S. Econometric Models

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195057720
eISBN:
9780199854967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195057720.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The Model Comparison Seminar has produced some striking findings. The differences in the properties of the major macroeconometric models are much bigger than one might have expected given their ... More


Chimeras of Form: Modernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914-2016

Aarthi Vadde

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180245
eISBN:
9780231542562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180245.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In Chimeras of Form, Aarthi Vadde vividly illustrates how modernist and contemporary writers reimagine the nation and internationalism in a period defined by globalization. She explains how ... More


China is Poorer than We Thought, but No Less Successful in the Fight against Poverty 1

Shaohua Chen and Martin Ravallion

in Debates on the Measurement of Global Poverty

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558032
eISBN:
9780191721335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558032.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In 2005, China participated for the first time in the International Comparison Program (ICP), which collects primary data across countries on the prices for an internationally comparable list of ... More


Designing change: Coins and the creation of new national identities

Catherine Eagleton

in Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational productions and practices, 1945-70

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096525
eISBN:
9781526104335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096525.003.0010
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Designs on currency are often seen as markers of political change, with the change in images at independence seen as a visual representation of the new nation. However, most studies have explored ... More


Reframing cultures of decolonisation

Ruth Craggs and Claire Wintle

in Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational productions and practices, 1945-70

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096525
eISBN:
9781526104335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096525.003.0012
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter sets out the key arguments of Cultures of Decolonisation. It begins by exploring the existing historiography of decolonisation, before explaining the value of the interdisciplinary and ... More


Key Terms in Translations of Maimonides’: Guide of the Perplexed

Steven Harvey

in Maimonides' "Guide of the Perplexed" in Translation: A History from the Thirteenth Century to the Twentieth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226457635
eISBN:
9780226627878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226627878.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

What characterizes a good translation of a philosophical text? Is there scholarly consensus about which translation, medieval or modern, of Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed is best? To the extent ... More


Defining Greek Narrative

Douglas Cairns and Ruth Scodel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748680108
eISBN:
9780748697007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680108.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Narratologies, both ‘classical’ structuralist narratology and the ‘new narratologies’ of the past twenty years, have mostly been built around the novel. At the same time, the history of narrative ... More


Comparing State Agendas of Land Monetization

Gavin Shatkin

in Cities for Profit: The Real Estate Turn in Asia's Urban Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709906
eISBN:
9781501709715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709906.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter develops a comparative framework for analyzing state land strategies across cities. This framework focuses on two fundamental variables that differentiate societies—the relative autonomy ... More


Housewives as Kitchen Pharmacists: Dr. Chuang Shu Chih, Gendered Identity, and Traditional Medicine in East Asia

Sean Hsiang-lin Lei

in Gender, Health, and History in Modern East Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390908
eISBN:
9789888455096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390908.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

By way of analyzing the health doctrine of Dr. Zhuang Shuqi 莊淑旂 (1920-2015), arguably the most popular author of traditional medicine in contemporary Taiwan, this paper discovers a surprisingly close ... More


Connection to the Truchet Tile System

Richard Evan Schwartz

in The Plaid Model: (AMS-198)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691181387
eISBN:
9780691188997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181387.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, Educational Mathematics

This chapter fixes some even rational parameter p/q as usual. It shows that the pixelated spacetime slices of capacity 2p are combinatorially equivalent to certain of the tilings from P. Hooper's ... More


Comparison: doing ethnography and thinking comparatively

Jonathan Hearn

in Salvage Ethnography in the Financial Sector: The Path to Economic Crisis in Scotland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780719087998
eISBN:
9781526128492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087998.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter is based on reflections on doing ethnographic research. It argues the centrality of comparisons of the ethnographer’s personal experiences with that of the setting in which they are ... More


Introduction

C. Kavin Rowe

in One True Life: The Stoics and Early Christians as Rival Traditions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300180121
eISBN:
9780300182101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180121.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The Introduction argues for a new way of taking seriously the truth claims of ancient traditions of life and explains why the chosen three Stoics and three Christians best exemplify these claims. It ... More


Can We Compare?

C. Kavin Rowe

in One True Life: The Stoics and Early Christians as Rival Traditions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300180121
eISBN:
9780300182101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180121.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins the discussion in Part 3 of the promise and perils of comparison between different strong traditions of life. Using the work of thinkers and scholars such as Alasdair MacIntyre, ... More


A Theory of Comparison

M. David Litwa

in How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300242638
eISBN:
9780300249484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300242638.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter presents a positive program of comparison. In doing so, it criticizes the method and presuppositions of mimesis criticism (spearheaded by Dennis Ronald McDonald). Mimesis criticism ... More


Autotranslations: Rabindranath Tagore’s Internationalism in Circulation

Aarthi Vadde

in Chimeras of Form: Modernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914-2016

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180245
eISBN:
9780231542562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180245.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The first chapter turns to Tagore, whose auto-translations stand as examples of degraded art both because translations fail to meet the criteria of aesthetic originality and because the critical ... More


The Risky Cartography of Drawing Moral Maps: With Special Reference to Economic Inequality and Sex-Selective Abortion1

Richard A. Shweder

in Universalism without Uniformity: Explorations in Mind and Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226501543
eISBN:
9780226501710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501710.003.0016
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

During much of the 20th century the ranking of cultures, civilizations, and religions from better to worse was out of fashion in American cultural anthropology. Nevertheless, in recent decades global ... More


Black Jacobins and New World Mediterraneans

Susan Gillman

in Surveying the American Tropics: A Literary Geography from New York to Rio

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318900
eISBN:
9781846319983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318900.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Classics of revisionist historiography published only three years apart, W. E. B. Du Bois's Black Reconstruction (1935) and C. L. R. James's Black Jacobins (1938) court what Benedict Anderson call ... More


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