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Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Mugambi Jouet

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Americans are far more divided than other Westerners over basic issues, including wealth inequality, health care, climate change, evolution, the literal truth of the Bible, apocalyptical prophecies, ... More


Abilities and Know-How Attributions

Ephraim Glick

in Knowledge Ascriptions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693702
eISBN:
9780191741265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693702.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Anti-Intellectualists about know-how, following Ryle, hold that knowing how to do something is simply having the ability to do it. With qualifications, the chapter defends this traditional view. The ... More


Autobiography and the Intellectual

Alex Belsey and Alex Belsey

in Image of a Man: The Journal of Keith Vaughan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620290
eISBN:
9781789623574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620290.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter reveals how Keith Vaughan reconfigured his wartime journal-writing as a comprehensive autobiographical project that would record his memories and experiences and transform them into a ... More


From the American Enlightenment to Anti-Intellectualism

Mugambi Jouet

in Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Millions of Americans are extraordinarily uninformed. This problem is often blamed on the poor quality of public schools, yet it largely stems from a peculiar conception of education rooted in ... More


Millions Standing against Their Own Economic Interest

Mugambi Jouet

in Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Millions of white working-class and middle-class Americans vote against their own economic interest by defending policies that hurt them while profiting the rich, including the 1% wealthiest ... More


The Trouble with “Innerleckchuls”: Flannery O’Connor, Anti-Intellectualism, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop

Jordan Cofer

in Reconsidering Flannery O'Connor

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496831798
eISBN:
9781496831842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496831798.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In dialogue with Eric Bennett and Mark McGurl’s work on the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, as well as Tara Powell’s work on archetypes, Jordan Cofer uses new information from the Emory Archive and The ... More


The Black Atlantic Revisited: Methodological Considerations

Kendahl Radcliffe, Jennifer Scott, and Anja Werner

in Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461558
eISBN:
9781626740839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461558.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History

The authors argue, that a focus on Black intellectualism dissolves binary oppositions—as Paul Gilroy, W.E.B. DuBois, and others have attempted to do in their explorations of “double consciousness” ... More


Some Preliminary Observations on the Rise of Qing Confucian Intellectualism

Ying-shih Yü

Josephine Chiu-Duke and Michael S. Duke (eds)

in Chinese History and Culture: Seventeenth Century Through Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178600
eISBN:
9780231542005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178600.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This essay describes the internal development of Neo-Confucianism from the Song (960-1279) to the Qing (1644-1911). It sees the central problem in Qing intellectual history as arising from a renewed ... More


Anti-intellectualism Rejected and Reborn, 1920–1940

Thomas W. Simpson

in American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940 

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628639
eISBN:
9781469628653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628639.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Mormon intellectual life suffered acutely in the wake of turmoil at Brigham Young University in 1911, but less than a decade later, major changes in church leadership and educational policy would ... More


The Dustbin of History

David Harrington Watt

in Antifundamentalism in Modern America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801448270
eISBN:
9781501708541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448270.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores three different attempts to write a fitting obituary for Protestant fundamentalism. The first, Stanley Kramer's 1960 film Inherit the Wind, portrays fundamentalism as a ... More


Transition to a New Era

Philip Gleason

in Contending with Modernity: Catholic Higher Education in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195098280
eISBN:
9780197560884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195098280.003.0020
Subject:
Education, History of Education

We have already noted among the crosscurrents of the postwar decade assimilative tendencies that ran counter to a key impulse of the Catholic Revival— the drive to build a distinctive Catholic ... More


Ignorance and Akrasia‐Denial in the Protagoras

Agnes Gellen Callard

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 47

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198722717
eISBN:
9780191840265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722717.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter argues that Socrates does not, in fact, deny the possibility of akrasia in the Protagoras. Instead, he offers a new conception of akrasia. On the standard conception, akratics ϕ, while ... More


Pragmatic Intellectualism

Mark Schroeder

in Reasons First

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198868224
eISBN:
9780191904745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868224.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 8 introduces and defends the default reliance account of the nature of binary belief and the resulting package of views about epistemic reasons—Pragmatic Intellectualism. According to the ... More


Doxastic Wrongs

Mark Schroeder

in Reasons First

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198868224
eISBN:
9780191904745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868224.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 9 extends the arguments of Chapter 8 by defending the view that we can wrong each other in virtue of what we believe about one another, and arguing that this is best and most conservatively ... More


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