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Distinguishing Hope from Utopian Aspiration: Revisiting Reinhold Niebuhr

Ian Markham

in Reinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571833
eISBN:
9780191722264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571833.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter places John Gray in conversation with Reinhold Niebuhr. In Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia, John Gray argues that Christianity provides much of the impetus for ... More


Writing and Politics: Contexts and Debates

Patrick Hayes

in J.M. Coetzee and the Novel: Writing and Politics after Beckett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199587957
eISBN:
9780191723292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587957.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter contextualizes Coetzee's fiction by placing it in relation to late twentieth‐century debates on the nature of a good community, and on the relationship between culture and politics. It ... More


Evictions

W. E. VAUGHAN

in Landlords and Tenants in Mid-Victorian Ireland

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203568
eISBN:
9780191675867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203568.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the years after the famine, there was nothing exceptional about the Kilcoosh evictions. If there was anything remarkable about the Kilcoosh evictions it was the relative prosperity of the tenants. ... More


The Ex-Cons

Corey Robin

in The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199793747
eISBN:
9780190252557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199793747.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on John Gray and Edward Luttwak, two conservative intellectuals who moved to the left after the end of the Cold War. Gray was an Oxford-trained political philosopher and a rising ... More


But a Grave

in Monstrous Adversary: The Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236788
eISBN:
9781846313592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236788.003.0084
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on events during Oxford's final year in 1604. It presents a 30 January letter written by Oxford to the King, expressing his gratitude for Waltham Forest and Havering Park, and ... More


On Spirituality and Transcendence

Jo George

in Don Paterson: Contemporary Critical Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748669417
eISBN:
9781474406338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669417.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on Paterson's treatment of organised religion, spirituality, and death, and considers how they alter through his career. Raising issues of belief, it examines how the poetry ... More


Berlin and Hume

P. J. E. Kail

in Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198783930
eISBN:
9780191826580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783930.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Hume is an interesting figure in Berlin’s thought. In one sense the Scot is emblematic of the ‘Enlightenment’ and at the same time someone whose scepticism figured in the so-called ... More


A Short History of the Right-Holding Person

Visa A.J. Kurki

in A Theory of Legal Personhood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198844037
eISBN:
9780191879708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844037.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The chapter is a historical survey of the genealogy of legal personhood, offering context for how two central notions of modern legal philosophy—personhood and rights—developed. It traces how the ... More


The Decline of Natural Law and Custom

Stuart Banner

in The Decline of Natural Law: How American Lawyers Once Used Natural Law and Why They Stopped

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197556498
eISBN:
9780197556528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197556498.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter takes a close look at how natural law and custom virtually disappeared from the legal system in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These were important changes, because they knocked ... More


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