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Realism in Mathematics

Penelope Maddy

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240358
eISBN:
9780191597978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019824035X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Many mathematicians understand their work as an effort to describe the denizens and features of an abstract mathematical world or worlds. Most philosophers of mathematics consider views of this sort ... More


Constructibility and Mathematical Existence

Charles S. Chihara

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239758
eISBN:
9780191597190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239750.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

A continuation of the study of mathematical existence begun in Ontology and the Vicious‐Circle Principle (published in 1973); in the present work, Quine's indispensability argument is rebutted by the ... More


Naturalism and Scientific Practice

Mary Leng

in Mathematics and Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199280797
eISBN:
9780191723452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280797.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter considers a tension between Quine's naturalism and his confirmational holism that has been pointed out by Penelope Maddy, amongst others. Naturalism requires us to look to science to ... More


HOUSE, DAUGHTER, NATION: Interiority, Architecture, and Historical Imagination in Janaki Majumdar’s “Family History”

Antoinette Burton

in Dwelling in the Archive: Women Writing House, Home, and History in Late Colonial India

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195144253
eISBN:
9780199871919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144253.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter begins by discussing Janaki Agnes Penelope Majumdar's family history. It then explains that family history is a commemorative practice that creates a very specific kind of archive. It ... More


Three Catalogues of Suitors

Benjamin Sammons

in The Art and Rhetoric of the Homeric Catalogue

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195375688
eISBN:
9780199871599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375688.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter takes as its starting-point the relative anonymity of the suitors of Penelope, and examines three passages of the Odyssey (16.245–53, 18.291–301, 22 passim) in which a catalogue of the ... More


The Dramatist and the Novelist

Jane Spencer

in Aphra Behn's Afterlife

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184942
eISBN:
9780191674402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184942.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter traces the different trajectories of Aphra Behn's 18th-century life as a dramatist and as a writer of fiction. Behn's fiction remained current in the later 18th century, with editions of ... More


Conclusion: Job and the Epitaph

Jonathan Lamb

in The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182641
eISBN:
9780191673849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182641.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter sets Job inside a short history of the epitaph. It considers the practice of redemptive reading as constantly engaged in a struggle to preserve susceptibility towards private ... More


Naturalism in Mathematics

Penelope Maddy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250753
eISBN:
9780191597961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250754.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

It is well known that certain natural statements of set theory, like Cantor's continuum hypothesis (CH), cannot be proved or disproved on the basis of the standard axioms (Zermelo–Fraenkel with ... More


Penelope Fitzgerald

Hugh Adlington

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780746312957
eISBN:
9781789629224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780746312957.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Penelope Fitzgerald (1916-2000) has been acclaimed as one of the finest novelists of the late-twentieth century. Four of her novels were shortlisted for the Booker Prize. One of them, Offshore ... More


Maddy's Solution to the Problem of Reference

Charles S. Chihara

in Constructibility and Mathematical Existence

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239758
eISBN:
9780191597190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239750.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Penelope Maddy has attempted to develop a form of realism in mathematics (Set Theoretical Realism) that is not plagued by the sort of epistemological problems that beset traditional Platonism. Maddy ... More


Families and Friends

Gavin Alexander

in Writing after Sidney: The Literary Response to Sir Philip Sidney 1586-1640

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199285471
eISBN:
9780191713941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285471.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter looks at the network of aristocratic men and women who had Sidney in common, and at literary representations of that network. These include John Harington; Lucy, Countess of Bedford; ... More


Competitive and Co-operative Strategies II: Directives

Elizabeth Minchin

in Homeric Voices: Discourse, Memory, Gender

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280124
eISBN:
9780191707070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280124.003.08
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the use of directives — those speech acts by which a speaker tries to make an addressee do as he or she proposes. Sometimes speakers will use unambiguous imperatives; at others, ... More


Naturalism and the A Priori

Penelope Maddy

in New Essays on the A Priori

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241279
eISBN:
9780191597107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241279.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Penelope Maddy investigates the concept of the a priori in the context of contemporary scientific naturalism, arguing that a naturalistic account of the growth of scientific knowledge refutes the ... More


Homer in the Greek Civil War (1946–1949)

David Ricks

in Homer in the Twentieth Century: Between World Literature and the Western Canon

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298266
eISBN:
9780191711602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298266.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at the reception of Homer in the Greek Civil War of 1946-9 and its aftermath. It argues that this conflict prevented straightforward assimilations of Homeric poetry, and that ... More


‘Whoever She Was’: Penelope Mortimer, Beyond the Feminine Mystique

Jane Thomas

in British Women's Writing, 1930 to 1960: Between the Waves

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789621822
eISBN:
9781800341302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621822.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Critical appreciation of Penelope Mortimer’s A Villa in Summer (1954), The Bright Prison (1956), Daddy’s Gone A-Hunting (1958), and The Pumpkin Eater (1962) has been largely limited to ... More


Which paths will lead us to them?

Pierre Brulé and Antonia Nevill

in Women of Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616435
eISBN:
9780748651023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616435.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

There were many in ancient Greece who suffered from two handicaps: being women and slaves, women and foreigners, women and excluded from the social system. This book breathes fresh life into accounts ... More


Jack the Ripper and the Family Physician: Gynecology and Domestic Medicine in “Penelope”

Vike Martina Plock

in Joyce, Medicine, and Modernity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034232
eISBN:
9780813038803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034232.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In “Penelope,” James Joyce uses a controversial debate on women's so-called diseases as a provocative intertext for the representation of Molly Bloom's sexuality. Her recollection of a gynecological ... More


Coda: Confession in the Age of Aggregation

Christopher Grobe

in Art of Confession: The Performance of Self from Robert Lowell to Reality TV

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479829170
eISBN:
9781479839599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829170.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Social media platforms have made confessional speech both ubiquitous and mundane. What, you might ask, is the value of a solo voice amid all this aggregated clamor? This coda begins by comparing ... More


Patron of Byzantine Music

Artemis Leontis

in Eva Palmer Sikelianos: A Life in Ruins

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691171722
eISBN:
9780691187907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171722.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter tracks Eva Palmer Sikelianos's activities in a different performance medium, music. An organ named for her (Evion Panharmonium), records from a school of Byzantine music where she ... More


South African Penelopes: Njabulo Ndebele’s The Cry of Winnie Mandela

Justine McConnell

in Black Odysseys: The Homeric Odyssey in the African Diaspora since 1939

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199605002
eISBN:
9780191751226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605002.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ndebele’s The Cry of Winnie Mandela confronts the double colonization suffered by women of imperially oppressed nations. In depicting a selection of South African women, Ndebele offers a new Penelope ... More


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