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The Government's Plague Fighters

James C. Mohr

in Plague and Fire: Battling Black Death and the 1900 Burning of Honolulu's Chinatown

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162318
eISBN:
9780199788910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162318.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter introduces and offers background on the principal medical figures involved in this drama: Nathaniel B. Emerson, Francis R. Day, and Clifford B. Wood, the three American-trained ... More


Justice

Michael Slote

in Moral Sentimentalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391442
eISBN:
9780199866250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391442.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter goes on to discuss justice. It shows how an ethics of care based on our understanding of how empathy operates can deal plausibly with issues of basic rights and liberties and issues of ... More


Empathy, Objectivity, and Rationality

Michael Slote

in Moral Sentimentalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391442
eISBN:
9780199866250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391442.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter broadens the discussion to take in philosophical questions that are not strictly ethical. In recent years, there has been a great deal of talk — some of it rather vague or ill argued — ... More


Empathy: Cement of the Moral Universe

Michael Slote

in Moral Sentimentalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391442
eISBN:
9780199866250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391442.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the notion/phenomenon of empathy. It clarifies what we nowadays mean when we talk about empathy, but it also explains how the recent literature of psychology bears on moral ... More


The Use Of Moral Judgments

Michael Slote

in Moral Sentimentalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391442
eISBN:
9780199866250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391442.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter takes up some important implications of the previous account of moral language and judgment. Recent sentimentalists have held that it is morally preferable if we don't have to consult or ... More


Between Motive and Morality

Michael Slote

in Moral Sentimentalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391442
eISBN:
9780199866250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391442.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter takes up a criticism that Kantians have directed at sentimentalism, namely, that the sentiments, feelings, are an unreliable basis for morally acceptable action because they sometimes ... More


Prologue: The Brooding Knight

Bertram Wyatt-Brown

in The House of Percy: Honor, Melancholy, and Imagination in a Southern Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109825
eISBN:
9780199854240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109825.003.0001
Subject:
History, Family History

This chapter introduces the complexity of the noble House of Percy. The knight statue marking the grave of Senator LeRoy Percy, 1861–1929, was meant to convey the distinguished character of the ... More


Theories and Practices of the Doppelgänger

Andrew J. Webber

in The Doppelgänger: Double Visions in German Literature

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159049
eISBN:
9780191673467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159049.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter gives an overview of the manifestations of the Doppelgäanger in literary practice and sets up a survey of theoretical positions on the double, which will both stand as objects of ... More


Hoffmann's Chronic Dualisms

Andrew J. Webber

in The Doppelgänger: Double Visions in German Literature

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159049
eISBN:
9780191673467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159049.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on the double vision of E. T. A. Hoffman's characters, who are always seeing themselves double — as symptomatic of the author's double vision. The eye is primary a subjective ... More


The Welfare System in the Neighborhoods: Professionals and Volunteers

David F. Crew

in Germans on Welfare: From Weimar to Hitler

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195053111
eISBN:
9780199854479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195053111.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter goes inside the Weimar welfare offices by exploring the identities and interests of the major players of the Hamburg's Welfare System. The Hamburg's Welfare System provided social ... More


Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War

Bruce Dancis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452420
eISBN:
9780801470417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452420.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The author of this book arrived at Cornell University in 1965 as a youth who was no stranger to political action. He grew up in a radical household and took part in the 1963 March on Washington as a ... More


Moral Development and Reality: Beyond the Theories of Kohlberg, Hoffman, and Haidt

John C. Gibbs

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190878214
eISBN:
9780190878245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878214.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Moral Development and Reality explores the nature of morality, moral development, social behavior, and human connection. By comparing, contrasting, and going beyond the prominent theories mainly of ... More


‘There is No World Outside the Text’: Transatlantic Slippage in Eva Hoffman's Lost in Translation

Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson

in Transatlantic Women's Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624454
eISBN:
9780748652242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624454.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter analyses the issue of transatlantic slippage in Eva Hoffman's memoir Lost in Translation, exploring the discourses of ‘here’ and ‘there’ invoked by Hoffman's multilayered images, and ... More


Other and Brother: Jesus in the 20th-Century Jewish Literary Landscape

Neta Stahl

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199760008
eISBN:
9780199979561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760008.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This work explores the striking metamorphosis of the figure of Jesus from Other to brother in 20th century Hebrew and Yiddish literature and culture. Jesus and Christianity function in this book as ... More


Sehnsucht, Music, and the Sublime

Kiene Brillenburg Wurth

in Musically Sublime: Indeterminacy, Infinity, Irresolvability

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230631
eISBN:
9780823235452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230631.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues that Sehnsucht, instrumental music, and the sublime can be seen as intersecting concepts that partake of a poetics and an aesthetics of indeterminacy in ... More


Sublime Experience and Ironic Action: E. T. A. Hoffmann And The Use of Music For Life

Keith Chapin

in Musical Meaning and Human Values

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230099
eISBN:
9780823235445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230099.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The chapter starts with the introduction of E. T. A. Hoffman, who inspired a lot of people. He is someone who never lived the life he wished for and who stayed away from politics and worldly action. ... More


Composite Interview

George Toles

in Paul Thomas Anderson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040368
eISBN:
9780252098789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040368.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter illustrates segments of various interviews Paul Thomas Anderson has given about his feature films, and interviews with actors, such as Philip Seymour Hoffman on The Master. ... More


A Kingdom Not of This World

Stephen Rumph

in Beethoven after Napoleon: Political Romanticism in the Late Works

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238558
eISBN:
9780520930124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238558.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter attempts to review the writings on Beethoven's music. Hoffman championed the unique status of this art, and in Hoffmann's prescient criticism lies the key to a new political ... More


LDS Church Presidency Years, 1985–1994

J. B. Haws (ed.)

in Thunder from the Right: Ezra Taft Benson in Mormonism and Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042256
eISBN:
9780252051081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042256.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers the doctrinal implications of Benson’s LDS church presidency, specifically his emphasis on the Book of Mormon and how it transformed and shaped the contemporary Mormon Church. ... More


The Summer of Love and Disobedience

Bruce Dancis

in Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452420
eISBN:
9780801470417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452420.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The author recounts important developments that happened in the summer of 1967, which he describes as an intense period of antiwar and antidraft organizing and civil disobedience. He talks about ... More


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