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Liberty

Isaiah Berlin

Edited by Henry Hardy (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249893
eISBN:
9780191598807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924989X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Liberty is the new and expanded edition of Isaiah Berlin’s Four Essays on Liberty, a modern classic of liberalism. These essays, of which the best known is ‘Two Concepts of Liberty’, do not offer a ... More


Montaigne's Career

George Hoffmann

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159629
eISBN:
9780191673658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159629.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In Montaigne's age hardly anyone made a living through writing. This book examines the practical world in which he and his peers wrote in order to suggest that works like the Essays, for all the ... More


The Old Trade Cycle

John Hicks

in A Market Theory of Money

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287247
eISBN:
9780191596407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287240.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter discusses the old style of the financial cycle and its eventual demise. The work of Keynes was a turning-point between one epoch of economic thinking and another. That it was also ... More


Essays Moral and Political

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/9780199243365.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In 1739 and 1740, David Hume was not devoting himself exclusively to his first publication, but was actively laying plans to reach a more popular audience. Within a few months after his return to ... More


A Military Embassy

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/9780199243365.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

At Ninewells in July, David Hume, who had by no means given up the half-pay fight even though the War Office had turned down his petition, began a campaign against the Treasury. He was otherwise busy ... More


Leisure and Laughter

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/9780199243365.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Throughout the spring of 1749 David Hume remained in London widening his literary contacts. The Philosophical Essays, which Andrew Millar had published, had gone unanswered and seemingly unnoticed ... More


Drum Ecclesiastic

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/9780199243365.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In June 1751 David Hume wrote to Michael Ramsay in reference to Henry Home's recent Essays on the Principles of Morality and Natural Religion. Thus early began the campaign of the religiously zealous ... More


Death Comes for the Philosopher

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/9780199243365.003.0039
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Disturbed by occasional flare-ups of controversy, David Hume's autumnal felicity was more seriously disturbed by increasing ill health. In 1772, he had begun to go into a slow and gradual decline, ... More


Introduction: The Practice of Writing

George Hoffmann

in Montaigne's Career

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159629
eISBN:
9780191673658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159629.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which focuses on Montaigne's so-called inactive years. It argues that he may have expended much more time and effort managing his family's ... More


Working at Home

George Hoffmann

in Montaigne's Career

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159629
eISBN:
9780191673658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159629.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The first chapter considers Montaigne's retirement in 1570 to his family's estate, in the attempt to bring to life the world that surrounded him as he began to write the Essays.


The Company of Secretaries

George Hoffmann

in Montaigne's Career

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159629
eISBN:
9780191673658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159629.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores Montaigne's relationship to his servants, and particularly to his secretaries, for the light this may shed on his decision to abandon his earlier prose style in favour of one ... More


The Art of Proofreading

George Hoffmann

in Montaigne's Career

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159629
eISBN:
9780191673658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159629.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter assesses the degree to which Montaigne involved himself in the actual printing of his book and the impact this experience had upon his later revisions to the 1588 edition. It illustrates ... More


The Montaigne Monopoly

George Hoffmann

in Montaigne's Career

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159629
eISBN:
9780191673658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159629.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Montaigne more than doubled the size of his book in the course of three re-editions. Of all the early authors who revised their writing after its first publication, he is particularly well known for ... More


Books and Careers: A Conclusion

George Hoffmann

in Montaigne's Career

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159629
eISBN:
9780191673658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159629.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter places Montaigne's efforts, as well as his achievement, within the broader picture of his entire career. It poses the broader question of what buying a copy of the Essays meant to ... More


Catholic and critical

Geoffrey Rowell

in The Vision Glorious: Themes and Personalities of the Catholic Revival in Anglicanism

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263326
eISBN:
9780191682476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263326.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses new bearings in the Catholic revival in Anglicanism represented by the theological works of Charles Gore, Henry Scott Holland, and the Holy Party. They promoted and encouraged ... More


Montaigne and the Profitable but Absurd Desire

Miles Geoffrey

in Shakespeare and the Constant Romans

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117711
eISBN:
9780191671050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117711.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Michel de Montaigne began his Essays as a Neostoic, gradually distanced himself from the Stoic ideal, and ended by regarding it with a blend of admiration, repulsion, and ironic criticism. One of his ... More


Is the Church of England to be Pope?

ROWAN STRONG

in Alexander Forbes of Brechin: The First Tractarian Bishop

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263579
eISBN:
9780191682605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263579.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines how Forbes confronted his troubles with the new theories of empirical science, challenges to Orthodox Christian beliefs, and the growing force of Anglicization in the Episcopal ... More


The Historicism of Victorian Philology

Dennis Taylor

in Hardy's Literary Language and Victorian Philology

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122616
eISBN:
9780191671494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122616.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses Victorian philology and examines the relevance of the past history of language for understanding present language. This was one of topics that was pondered, implicitly or ... More


Rugby and Religious Controversy

PETER HINCHLIFF

in Frederick Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury: A Life

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263869
eISBN:
9780191682667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263869.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter focuses on Temple’s appointment as headmaster at Rugby and the controversy generated by his contribution to Essays and Reviews. ... More


Locke and Leibniz and the Debate Over Species

Susanna Goodin

in New Essays on the Rationalists

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195165418
eISBN:
9780199868285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165411.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

“Locke and Leibniz and the Debate over Species” An examination of Leibniz's reaction to Locke's theory of essences and species, exploring both his responses in the New Essays and his deeper views on ... More


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