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Problems from Locke

J. L. Mackie

Published in print:
1976
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198750369
eISBN:
9780191597947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198750366.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In this book, Mackie critically examines various philosophical problems raised in John Locke's An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Mackie carefully considers Locke's treatment of these problems, ... More


n i n e The Newtonian Program of thePrize Essay and Kant's Crisis The Struggle for Freedom

Martin Schöneld

in The Philosophy of the Young Kant: The Precritical Project

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195132182
eISBN:
9780199786336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132181.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the aftermath of Only Possible Argument and the Prize Essay (1764). Section 1 examines the curious preface of Kant’s third book, the exchange with Mendelssohn, and Kant’s ... More


The Chinese Buddhist Canon Through the Ages: Essential Categories and Critical Issues in the Study of a Textual Tradition

Jiang Wu

in Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia: The Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171601
eISBN:
9780231540193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171601.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 1 offers an overview of the canon in history and the basic knowledge about the Chinese canon to orient the reader.


Pope’s Spider and Cicero’s Writing

G. O. Hutchinson

in Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263327
eISBN:
9780191734168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263327.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents a line from Pope’s An Essay on Man. It specifically reuses the spider that ‘Feels at each thread, and lives along the line’ as an image to introduce a way of looking at the ... More


Relating to the soul, pure thought, original sin, and the afterlife

Udo Thiel

in The Early Modern Subject: Self-Consciousness and Personal Identity from Descartes to Hume

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199542499
eISBN:
9780191730917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542499.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter continues with British accounts of an immaterialist view of the mind, but it does so with a different focus: 1) Consciousness, 2) the notion of identity. It begins by examining the way ... More


The Secret Lives of Abraham Cowley

Paul Davis

in Translation and the Poet's Life: The Ethics of Translating in English Culture, 1646-1726

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199297832
eISBN:
9780191711572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297832.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines the construction of the translator as a disseminator of secrets, with reference to the poet who, over the course of the Interregnum and the Restoration, came to emblematise ... More


What She Thinks About Sometimes, Some Days, About Some Things

Ann Burack-Weiss

in The Lioness in Winter: Writing an Old Woman's Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231151849
eISBN:
9780231525336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151849.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter identifies and describes the many forms of life writing discussed in this book, including Memoir, Autobiography, Personal Essay, and Auto Fiction.


The Colonial Fortune in Contemporary Fiction in French

Oana Panaïté

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781786940292
eISBN:
9781786944290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940292.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

"The Colonial Fortune" highlights the features of a paracolonial aesthetics emanating from a significant body of contemporary Hexagonal and non-metropolitan texts. Authored by writers who are either ... More


Voltaire's La Pucelle

Ritchie Robertson

in Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571581
eISBN:
9780191722356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571581.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

Voltaire's first essay on epic poetry, published in English in 1727, marked a turning‐point in the discussion of epic by its disrespect for the neoclassical rules. His Henriade, a new approach to ... More


Locke and the Nature of Matter

Roger S. Woolhouse

in Early Modern Philosophy: Mind, Matter, and Metaphysics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195177602
eISBN:
9780199835553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177606.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Descartes's unequivocal statement that the “nature of body consists ... simply in extension” (Principles 2:4) met with some disagreement in Locke's Essay. In the early draft A (1671) of the Essay ... More


God and Matter in Locke: An Exposition of Essay 4.10

Jonathan Bennett

in Early Modern Philosophy: Mind, Matter, and Metaphysics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195177602
eISBN:
9780199835553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177606.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Margaret Wilson and the author of this book share an interest in and enthusiasm for the tenth chapter in Locke's Essay 4, entitled “Of Our Knowledge of the Existence of a GOD”. This chapter expounds ... More


Francis Hutcheson

Stephen Buckle

in Natural Law and the Theory of Property: Grotius to Hume

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240945
eISBN:
9780191680304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240945.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Locke bequeathed to his successors a complex inheritance. The Two Treatises hinged on the inalienability of the property in one's person. Not only did this rule out the more explicit forms of ... More


Disturbers of the Peace

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0038
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

It was An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth; in opposition to Sophistry and Scepticism, a work that went through five editions between its first appearance in 1770 and the death of David ... More


Philosophy, Writing, and the Character of Thought

John T. Lysaker

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226569567
eISBN:
9780226569734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226569734.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Taking the demand “know thyself" to heart, Philosophy, Writing, and the Character of Thought argues that philosophy is best understood as an activity of writing, and that writerly choices influence ... More


Sir William Jones and the Nature of Law

David Ibbetson

in Mapping the Law: Essays in Memory of Peter Birks

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199206551
eISBN:
9780191705397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206551.003.0034
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Philosophy of Law

This chapter focuses on the two halves of Sir William Jones's life. The first part focuses on his approach to law before the move to India, concentrating on the Essay on the Law of Bailments. The ... More


Enter Henry Baker

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0056
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Some time in 1724 Henry Baker, an aspiring poet with a unique ability to teach deaf children to speak and to give them a general education, began a journey from Enfield to Stoke Newington where he ... More


Negotiating Dissidence: The Pioneering Women of Arab Documentary

Stefanie Van de Peer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696062
eISBN:
9781474434836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696062.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In spite of harsh censorship, conservative morals and a lack of investment, women documentarists in the Arab world have found ways to subtly negotiate dissidence in their films, something that is ... More


The Last Debate?

Ian Bostridge

in Witchcraft and its Transformations c.1650–c.1750

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206538
eISBN:
9780191677205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206538.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the last major debate on the issue of witchcraft in England during the early 18th century. This debate was between Richard Boulton and Francis Hutchinson. In 1715, Boulton ... More


Just Supposing: Locke's Essay concerning Human Understanding

FRED PARKER

in Scepticism and Literature: An Essay on Pope, Hume, Sterne, and Johnson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253180
eISBN:
9780191719189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253180.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter expounds the double attitude toward scepticism — both hostile and hospitable — carried by the empirical epistemology of Locke's Essay. Contemporary responses (by Swift, Berkeley, Prior, ... More


‘Sworn to no Master’:Pope’s Scepticism in the Epistle to Bolingbroke and An Essay on Man

FRED PARKER

in Scepticism and Literature: An Essay on Pope, Hume, Sterne, and Johnson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253180
eISBN:
9780191719189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253180.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter takes Pope's relation to Bolingbroke — his proclaimed ‘master’ in moral philosophy — as the frame for a discussion of philosophical inconsistency and the failure of rational ... More


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