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In the Orbit of Love: Affection in Ancient Greece and Rome

David Konstan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190887872
eISBN:
9780190904579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887872.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book is about love in the classical world – not erotic passion but the kind of love that binds together intimate members of a family and very close friends, but which may also be extended to ... More


Faulting Misers in the Introduction to Kitaˉb al-Bukhalaˉʾ

Thomas Hefter

in The Reader in al-Jāḥiẓ: The Epistolary Rhetoric of an Arabic Prose Master

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748692743
eISBN:
9781474400961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692743.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on the introduction of al-Jāḥiẓ’s masterpiece of social satire, K. al-Bukhalāʾ (The Book of Misers), which is one of his richest and most elaborate uses of the letter frame and ... More


Passive Addressee and Critical Reader in the Abū al-ʿĀṣ/Ibn al-Tawʾam Debate

Thomas Hefter

in The Reader in al-Jāḥiẓ: The Epistolary Rhetoric of an Arabic Prose Master

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748692743
eISBN:
9781474400961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692743.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The final chapter looks at an exchange of pseudonymous letters between an advocate of limitless generosity and a proponent of extreme miserliness in a later section of Kitāb al-Bukhalā’. While both ... More


The Exemplary Life of René Descartes

Steven B. Smith

in Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300198393
eISBN:
9780300220988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198393.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

If Machiavelli is the founder of modern politics, Descartes is the founder of modern philosophy even though the nature of his modernity is often misunderstood. This chapter examines Descartes’s ... More


“Take My Yoga Upon You” (Matt 11:29): A Spirit/ual Pli for the Global City

Sharon V. Betcher

in Spirit and the Obligation of Social Flesh: A Secular Theology for the Global City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253906
eISBN:
9780823260935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253906.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter celebrates the possibilities for life in cosmopolis, that best of all possible visions of human urban sociality. Drawing upon the work of continental philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, it ... More


The Deficits of Generosity

Melissa L. Caldwell

in Living Faithfully in an Unjust World: Compassionate Care in Russia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520285835
eISBN:
9780520961210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285835.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the destructive aspects of generosity through a consideration of the disposition of gifts and other forms of assistance. These forms of assistance include money, material goods, ... More


Politeness and the History of English

Geoffrey Leech

in The Pragmatics of Politeness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195341386
eISBN:
9780190225933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341386.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Historical pragmatics, the domain of this last chapter, has developed strikingly in the past twenty years, especially with reference to English. Signs of politeness in Old English are limited, but in ... More


Hume’s Principle and Entitlement: On the Epistemology of the Neo-Fregean Program

Nikolaj Jang Lee Pedersen

in Abstractionism: Essays in Philosophy of Mathematics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199645268
eISBN:
9780191755330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645268.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Hume’s Principle (HP) is the key principle in the neo-Fregean account of arithmetical knowledge. In discussing the epistemology of the neo-Fregean program, Crispin Wright has proposed that acceptance ... More


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