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Torts and Rights

Robert Stevens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199211609
eISBN:
9780191705946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211609.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

The law of torts is concerned with the secondary obligations generated by the infringement of primary rights. This apparently simple proposition enables us to understand the law of torts (plural) as ... More


Neither Blue Nor Gray

George P. Fletcher

in Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This concluding chapter examines the postbellum rise of the philosophical school of Pragmatism, promoted in large part by Oliver Wendell Holmes. The author argues for Pragmatism as a response to the ... More


How to Construct Predictive Models: Simplicity and Nonabsurdity

Rein Taagepera

in Making Social Sciences More Scientific: The Need for Predictive Models

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534661
eISBN:
9780191715921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534661.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

Predictive models should be as simple as one can get away with, and they must not predict absurdities. They join the parsimony of “Occam's razor” to the “Sherlock Holmes principle”: Show how things ... More


Here in Eden: The Mid-1960s and The Apple Tree

Philip Lambert

in To Broadway, To Life!: The Musical Theater of Bock and Harnick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195390070
eISBN:
9780199863570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390070.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter considers the work of Bock and Harnick in the aftermath of the unprecedented success of Fiddler on the Roof (1964). Their next show was The Apple Tree (1966), a collection of three ... More


Four Poems to Friends

Roger Nichols

in Camille Saint-Saëns: On Music and Musicians

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320169
eISBN:
9780199852086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320169.003.0027
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents four poems to friends. The first one is entitled “A Madame Pauline Viardot”. The second one is entitled “A M. Gabriel Fauré”. The third poem is a sonnet written in Algeria, ... More


Essays in Jurisprudence and Philosophy

H. L. A. Hart

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198253884
eISBN:
9780191681431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198253884.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The chapters in this book were written in the twenty-eight years following H. L. A. Hart's inaugural lecture in 1953 as Professor of Jurisprudence at Oxford. Originally published in England, the ... More


More Than the “Integration” of Faith and Learning

Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

in Scholarship and Christian Faith: Enlarging the Conversation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195170382
eISBN:
9780199835669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195170385.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

An approach to Christian scholarship called “the integration of faith and learning” has been popular for several decades within evangelical Protestant academic circles. Originally developed by Arthur ... More


The Case of Sherlock Holmes: Secrets and Lies in Conan Doyle's Detective Fiction

Andrew Glazzard

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474431293
eISBN:
9781474453769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431293.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Case of Sherlock Holmes uncovers what is untold, partly told, wrongly told or deliberately concealed in Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes saga. This engaging study uses a scholarly approach, ... More


Law’s Practical Theory

Joseph P. Tomain

in Creon's Ghost: Law, Justice, and the Humanities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195333411
eISBN:
9780199868841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333411.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr's speech, The Path of the Law. Holmes intended to be provocative in his speech when he wrote, “I often doubt whether it would not be a gain if every ... More


Baptists and the Identity of Persecution

Adrian Chastain Weimer

in Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199743117
eISBN:
9780199918744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743117.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The folklore of martyrdom, rooted in an apocalyptic reading of history, deeply informed Baptist identity in England and New England. Baptists saw themselves as continuing a line of persecuted saints ... More


Transformed by Beauty: Environmental Ethics and the Wildness of God

Belden C. Lane

in Ravished by Beauty: The Surprising Legacy of Reformed Spirituality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755080
eISBN:
9780199894956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755080.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The book's last chapter explores the ecological implications of this Calvinist spirituality of desire. It points to the earth's reflection of God's beauty as a foundation for an environmental ethic ... More


The Democratic Constitution: Experimentalism and Interpretation

Brian E. Butler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226474502
eISBN:
9780226474649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226474649.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book takes the greatest democratic challenge for law to be the virtually unquestioned belief in the need for judicial supremacy in constitutional interpretation in order to protect society from ... More


Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850–1920

David E. Shi

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106534
eISBN:
9780199854097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106534.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book provides a history of the rise of realism in American culture. It captures the character and sweep of this all-encompassing movement—ranging from Winslow Homer to the rise of the Ash Can ... More


Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. and Legal Logic

Frederic R. Kellogg

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523903
eISBN:
9780226524061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226524061.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This is a study of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.’s original contribution to both legal logic and general logical theory. Conventional legal logic has focused on the operation of judges deciding ... More


Literature and Psychoanalysis

Jeremy Tambling

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086731
eISBN:
9781781705100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086731.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book presents a working through of what Freud really said, and why it is so important, with a chapter on Melanie Klein and object relations theory, and two chapters on Lacan and his work on the ... More


First African Baptist Church, Richmond: Seedbed of Social Reform

Andrew Billingsley

in Mighty Like a River: The Black Church and Social Reform

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161793
eISBN:
9780199849512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161793.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Emancipation and Reconstruction were played out somewhat differently in Richmond than in Savannah, but no less dramatically. As the Confederates watched their world crumble, blacks in Richmond ... More


Touched with Fire

David E. Shi

in Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850–1920

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106534
eISBN:
9780199854097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106534.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The Civil War was a pivotal event in American political and social history. However, it also served as the hinge in the nation's cultural development, a turning point after which intellectual life ... More


The Consensus on Idealism, 1870–1900

Bruce Kuklick

in A History of Philosophy in America: 1720-2000

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199260164
eISBN:
9780191597893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260168.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In the new university system of the late nineteenth century, there was a consensus on idealism as the most effective response to the challenge of Charles Darwin. Nine older thinkers typified ... More


Conclusion

Tracey Maclin

in The Supreme Court and the Fourth Amendment's Exclusionary Rule

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199795475
eISBN:
9780199979684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795475.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter presents some final thoughts. It notes that despite widespread admiration of Justice Holmes's judicial and legal contributions, opponents of the exclusionary rule rarely acknowledge, and ... More


Law, Person, and Community: Philosophical, Theological, and Comparative Perspectives on Canon Law

John J. Coughlin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199756773
eISBN:
9780199932177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756773.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book takes up the fundamental question “What is law?” through a comparative study of canon law and secular legal theory. Canon law is analogous to the concept of law described by secular ... More


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