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On Curiosity

Lieve Van Hoof

in Plutarch's Practical Ethics: The Social Dynamics of Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583263
eISBN:
9780191723131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583263.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter deals with Plutarch's ‘psychotherapeutic’ text On Curiosity, in which he strongly condemns the desire to discover other people's evils, which, he suggests, is omnipresent in the cities ... More


Post-Jaws Sharks

Barbara K. Jones

in Wild Capital: Nature's Economic and Ecological Wealth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683401049
eISBN:
9781683401728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401049.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

In recent years, with better education and a more transparent approach to public engagement, our knowledge and understanding of the shark have improved such that coastal visitors and locals alike are ... More


Double Exposure

Michael Gibbs Hill

in Lin Shu, Inc.: Translation and the Making of Modern Chinese Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892884
eISBN:
9780199980062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892884.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

How do scholars historicize bodies of literary writing? This chapter uses Lin Shu and Wei Yi’s versions of Charles Dickens to reconsider late-Qing “exposure fiction” (qianze xiaoshuo) and the novel ... More


The Pleasures of Memory, Part I: Curiosity as Didacticism in The Old Curiosity Shop

Sarah Winter

in The Pleasures of Memory: Learning to Read with Charles Dickens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233526
eISBN:
9780823241132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233526.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines one of Dickens's most popular serial novels alongside the religious tracts that were a hallmark of Evangelical propagandizing. Even as it shares with Evangelical tracts certain ... More


The Pleasures of Memory, Part II: Epitaphic Reading and Cultural Memory

Sarah Winter

in The Pleasures of Memory: Learning to Read with Charles Dickens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233526
eISBN:
9780823241132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233526.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter begins by investigating Dickens's creation of narrative plots around the functions of the associative memory in Sketches by Boz and Nicholas Nickleby. Focusing in turn on Oliver Twist, ... More


Tourist Experience and the Manufacturing Town: James Bisset’s Magnificent Directory of Birmingham

Jenni Dixon

in Pen, print and communication in the eighteenth century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622300
eISBN:
9781800341500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622300.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the Magnificent Directory produced by James Bisset in 1800 in relation to industrial tourism in Birmingham. Directories were used throughout the eighteenth century to promote ... More


Closing the Book

Jonathan R. Eller

in Bradbury Beyond Apollo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043413
eISBN:
9780252052293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043413.003.0046
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 45 concludes Bradbury Beyond Apollo with an assessment of his legacy, prefaced by an account of the memorial to Bradbury staged by the Planetary Society as the Mars rover Curiosity landed in ... More


Beginnings

Teresa Barnett

in Sacred Relics: Pieces of the Past in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226059600
eISBN:
9780226059747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226059747.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the relic’s advent as a specifically historical form of representation in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in both England and the United States. It distinguishes ... More


The Organized Innovation Framework

Steven C. Currall, Ed Frauenheim, Sara Jansen Perry, and Emily M. Hunter

in Organized Innovation: A Blueprint for Renewing America’s Prosperity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199330706
eISBN:
9780199364008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330706.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, International

This chapter begins with the case of the Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN), a Rice University research center that a made a big difference in the science of the small. ... More


Channeled Curiosity

Steven C. Currall, Ed Frauenheim, Sara Jansen Perry, and Emily M. Hunter

in Organized Innovation: A Blueprint for Renewing America’s Prosperity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199330706
eISBN:
9780199364008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330706.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, International

This chapter opens with the case of Linda Griffith, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor, who fell ill with cancer but benefited from the work of the very research center she directed ... More


Opponents of the Hypothesis: Stuart Firestein, David J. Glass, and David Deutsch

Bradley E. Alger

in Defense of the Scientific Hypothesis: From Reproducibility Crisis to Big Data

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190881481
eISBN:
9780190093761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190881481.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

Chapter 10 reviews the writings of three prominent scientists who reject the hypothesis as the basis for scientific thinking and research. Stuart Firestein is virulently anti-hypothesis and champions ... More


Verisimilitudes: Curiosity, Wonder, and Negative Capability

Lorri G. Nandrea

in Misfit Forms: Paths Not Taken by the British Novel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263431
eISBN:
9780823266623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263431.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter shows that while most nineteenth-century novels engage readers by promoting active curiosity, novels occasionally model or invoke a passive state of wonder that permits the pleasurable ... More


‘The enlightened energy of parental affection’: post-revolutionary schemes of education

Richard De Ritter

in Imagining women readers, 1789-1820: Well-regulated minds

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090332
eISBN:
9781781707241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090332.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter addresses the relationship between acts of reading and British responses to the French Revolution. In the work of authors such as Maria Edgeworth, Elizabeth Hamilton, William Godwin and ... More


Facticity and Ontolog

Scott M. Campbell (ed.)

in The Early Heidegger's Philosophy of Life: Facticity, Being, and Language

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242191
eISBN:
9780823242238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242191.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The focus of this chapter is the lecture course Ontology: The Hermeneutics of Facticity (G 63), which Heidegger delivered during the summer semester of 1923. It looks first at how Heidegger ... More


On Tragedy’s Tracks

Jonathan H. Grossman

in Charles Dickens's Networks: Public Transport and the Novel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199682164
eISBN:
9780191803734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682164.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores some of the passenger network’s own self-created limits and intrinsic failures in constructing its networked community. It shows that the railways not only had an exiling effect ... More


Introduction

Jonathan H. Grossman

in Charles Dickens's Networks: Public Transport and the Novel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199682164
eISBN:
9780191803734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682164.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book’s main themes. The book explores the evolving understanding of the passenger transport system through three novels by Charles Dickens. ... More


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