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Old Arabic, Neo-Arabic and Comparative Linguistics

Jonathan Owens

in A Linguistic History of Arabic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199290826
eISBN:
9780191710469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290826.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter sets the critical tone of the volume. The concepts of Old and Neo Arabic are introduced as developed by Fleischer, Brockelmann, Fück, and others. The Old/New dichotomy is suggested to ... More


Lost Icon Found

Joe Nickell

in Real or Fake: Studies in Authentication

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125343
eISBN:
9780813135229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125343.003.0014
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines a fire-damaged religious icon that had reportedly been taken from Poland. The man who owned it, George Chesney of Orlando, Florida, wanted to return it to that country through ... More


Imperiled Compatibilist Approaches

Ishtiyaque Haji

in Reason’s Debt to Freedom: Normative Appraisals, Reasons, and Free Will

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199899203
eISBN:
9780199949885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899203.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 7 defends the view that an alternative possibilities requirement for the truth of judgments of objective reasons threatens a variety of prominent compatibilist approaches, such as versions of ... More


Reasons and Responsibility

Gary Watson

in Agency and Answerability: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199272273
eISBN:
9780191709968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272273.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

It is an ancient idea that our capacity as responsible agents has chiefly to do with our capacities as rational creatures. This chapter is a critical study of the development of this idea in John ... More


Responding to the Challenge from Chance: Some Objections

Helen Steward

in A Metaphysics for Freedom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199552054
eISBN:
9780191738838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552054.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter deals with various objections to the solution to the Challenge from Chance that is offered in the previous chapter. The suggestion that a newly formulated version of the Challenge can ... More


Nietzsche's Flesh, Kant's Skeleton

R. Kevin Hill

in Nietzsche's Critiques

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199285525
eISBN:
9780191700354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285525.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter begins by discussing Nitzche's interpretation of postmodernism without its literary and rhetorical surface, as well as his historical importance. It also talks about other philosophers ... More


Inevitability and War

Joseph S. Nye

in The Next Great War?: The Roots of World War I and the Risk of U.S.-China Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028998
eISBN:
9780262326773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028998.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

War was not inevitable in 1914 nor is it today. In 1914, however, peace was threatened by the inflexibility of alliances, the rise of nationalism, and Social Darwinism. Counterfactually in 1914, ... More


Artistic Creation, Freedom, and Self

Keith Lehrer

in Art, Self and Knowledge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195304985
eISBN:
9780199918164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304985.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

This chapter is about the freedom of artistic creation, the story of the life of the artist, and the self. The selection, by the artist, of some exemplars of his or her experience, like the choice of ... More


Luck and Libertarianism

Neil Levy

in Hard Luck: How Luck Undermines Free Will and Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199601387
eISBN:
9780191729256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601387.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter turns to an assessment of event-causal and agent-causal accounts of libertarian free will, in the light of the account of luck developed in Chapter 2. It shows that the standard luck ... More


The Luck Problem for Compatibilists

Neil Levy

in Hard Luck: How Luck Undermines Free Will and Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199601387
eISBN:
9780191729256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601387.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 3 argued that if compatibilism was not subject to a luck objection, a libertarianism that borrows very heavily from compatibilism could also see off the problem. Chapter 4 begins the argument ... More


Solvent form

Jared Pappas-Kelley

in Solvent Form: Art and destruction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129246
eISBN:
9781526141927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129246.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Chapter three examines the notion of solvent form in more detail, in which art—while attempting to make secure or fixed—simultaneously undoes and destroys through its inception. This is examined ... More


Scientific Racism in Service of the Reich: German Anthropologists in the Nazi Era

Gretchen E. Schafft

in Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230286
eISBN:
9780520927575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230286.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on how Nazi anthropologists were deeply implicated in another form of manufacturing difference, namely the creation of the alleged “characteristics” of different social groups. ... More


Responsible Agency

Manuel Vargas

in Building Better Beings: A Theory of Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199697540
eISBN:
9780191748851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697540.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter considers whether moral considerations-responsive agency of the sort gestured at in chapters 5 and 6 is plausible. The chapter argues that standard Reasons approaches to responsible ... More


Clearings in the Bush

Michael Jackson

in Between One and One Another

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520272330
eISBN:
9780520951914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272330.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter describes a year in the author's life when he lived in an Australian rainforest camp with his wife and son in 1994. He met a man named Peter Fischer, who elected to make his home in the ... More


History and Manipulation

Manuel Vargas

in Building Better Beings: A Theory of Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199697540
eISBN:
9780191748851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697540.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues for the following claims: (1) agents can be responsible even when they lack those powers characteristically sufficient for moral responsibility; (2) history matters, but less ... More


Some Conclusions

Manuel Vargas

in Building Better Beings: A Theory of Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199697540
eISBN:
9780191748851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697540.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter addresses some remaining metaphysical and methodological issues. First, there is the matter of how the account fares in regards to the question of naturalistic plausibility. Second, ... More


Guilt’s End: How Germany Redefined the Lessons of Its Past during the Iraq War

Richard Herzinger

in A Matter of Principle: Humanitarian Arguments for War in Iraq

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244863
eISBN:
9780520932166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244863.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

French president Jacques Chirac made clear that the historic achievement of the Americans belongs to a concluded epoch of tragic wars. During the dispute about the Iraq war, more was at stake than a ... More


Rumors of a Wreck: The Archaeologist

Russell K. Skowronek

in HMS Fowey Lost and Found: Being the Discovery, Excavation, and Identification of a British Man-of-War Lost off the Cape of Florida in 1748

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033204
eISBN:
9780813039596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033204.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

This chapter examines the career of George Fischer, an underwater archaeologist who identified the HMS Fowey. Fischer worked at the Southeast Archaeological Center of the National Park Service (NPS) ... More


Reflections on the First Salvo: Legal Wrangling, 1979–1980

Russell K. Skowronek

in HMS Fowey Lost and Found: Being the Discovery, Excavation, and Identification of a British Man-of-War Lost off the Cape of Florida in 1748

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033204
eISBN:
9780813039596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033204.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

This chapter examines the confusion, misunderstanding and misinformation regarding the Legare Anchorage Shipwreck and the litigation relating to it during the period from 1979 to 1980. It discusses ... More


Finding the “4th of July Wreck,” 1980

Russell K. Skowronek

in HMS Fowey Lost and Found: Being the Discovery, Excavation, and Identification of a British Man-of-War Lost off the Cape of Florida in 1748

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033204
eISBN:
9780813039596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033204.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

This chapter examines the finding of the shipwreck at the Legare Anchorage in Florida on July 4, 1980. When treasure hunter Gerald Klein filed the claim in the admiralty court for title to a certain ... More


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