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A Brief History of Metabolic Measurement

John R. B. Lighton

in Measuring Metabolic Rates: A Manual for Scientists

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195310610
eISBN:
9780199871414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310610.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biotechnology

This chapter describes the evolution of respirometry from Leonardo da Vinci's musings onwards. The works of Boyle, the brilliant and prophetic Mayow, and the well-intentioned but misguided Priestley ... More


 Republicanism Emergent

J. Rixey Ruffin

in A Paradise of Reason: William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the Early Republic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326512
eISBN:
9780199870417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326512.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

If the factionalization of the 1780s allowed the coexistence in Bentley of both liberalism and libertarianism, the partisanship of the 1790s would force him into the political camp of one or the ... More


The Fictional Future

Robin Le Poidevin

in The Images of Time: An Essay on Temporal Representation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199265893
eISBN:
9780191708619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265893.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Some fictions, such as H. G. Wells's The Time Machine and J. B. Priestley's Time and the Conways, represent the future as fixed, i.e., as completely determinate. Yet standard accounts of truth in ... More


Real Materialism

Galen Strawson

in Real Materialism: and Other Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199267422
eISBN:
9780191708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267422.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses the following statements: materialists hold that every real, concrete phenomenon in the universe is a wholly physical phenomenon and consciousness (‘what-it's-likeness’, etc.) ... More


The Rise and Fall of British Arianism

Maurice Wiles

in Archetypal Heresy: Arianism Through the Centuries

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245918
eISBN:
9780191600814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245916.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Looks briefly at anti‐Trinitarian tendencies in sixteenth‐ and seventeenth‐century Britain (with special attention to Ralph Cudworth and John Locke), but concentrates on the eighteenth century, when ... More


Priestley's England: J. B. Priestley and English Culture

John Baxendale

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072864
eISBN:
9781781700662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072864.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book provides an academic study of J. B. Priestley—novelist, playwright, screen-writer, journalist and broadcaster, political activist, public intellectual and popular entertainer, one of the ... More


Epilogue: Some Consequences

Ann Thomson

in Bodies of Thought: Science, Religion, and the Soul in the Early Enlightenment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199236190
eISBN:
9780191717161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236190.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

The final chapter gives an overview of the varieties of 18th‐century materialism, in particular Diderot's mature speculations in the Rêve de D'Alembert, the works of d'Holbach and Helvétius, and ... More


Introduction

John Baxendale

in Priestley's England: J. B. Priestley and English Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072864
eISBN:
9781781700662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072864.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter is about J. B. Priestley, one of the best known and most widely read writers in twentieth-century Britain, who was several other things as well. The purpose of the chapter is to ask what ... More


Religion and materialistmetaphysics: Some aspects of the debate about the resurrection of the body in eighteenth-century Britain

Udo Thiel

in Philosophy and Religion in Enlightenment Britain: New Case Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199227044
eISBN:
9780191739309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227044.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

For materialists the issue of the afterlife relates entirely to the resurrection of the body. But as Joseph Priestley noted, after death ‘the body putrefies, and the parts that composed it are ... More


Disquotation

Penelope Maddy

in Second Philosophy: A Naturalistic Method

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199273669
eISBN:
9780191706264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273669.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Returning to the debate itself, does a full account of how humans use language require a correspondence theory of truth and reference? This chapter argues that disquotationalism is fully up to the ... More


Culture in the Blackout

Patrick Deer

in Culture in Camouflage: War, Empire, and Modern British Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239887
eISBN:
9780191716782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239887.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 3 explores how the World War Two home front was defined and haunted by its founding blackouts: censorship, lack of information, the trauma, sensory deprivation, and destruction of the Blitz. ... More


Organic Constitutions: Identity

David Fairer

in Organising Poetry: The Coleridge Circle, 1790-1798

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199296163
eISBN:
9780191712289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296163.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter follows the influence of Locke's chapter ‘On Identity and Diversity’ through to the 1790s and beyond, taking in the Lockean games of Sterne's Tristram Shandy, Hartley, Barbauld, ... More


beyond Hume and Wolff

Udo Thiel

in The Early Modern Subject: Self-Consciousness and Personal Identity from Descartes to Hume

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199542499
eISBN:
9780191730917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542499.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The Conclusion outlines the general themes and development that characterize eighteenth-century debates about self-consciousness and personal identity after Hume, Wolff and his followers and critics ... More


‘This Temper of the Times’ 1 (1768–70)

Wilfrid Prest

in William Blackstone: Law and Letters in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199550296
eISBN:
9780191720925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550296.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter surveys Blackstone's involvement in public controversy immediately before becoming a judge. Now a more active parliamentary debater, especially in relation to issues raised by John ... More


The Contribution of the Unitarians

Geoffrey Rowell

in Hell and the Victorians: A Study of the Nineteenth-Century Theological Controversies concerning Eternal Punishment and the Future Life

Published in print:
1974
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198266389
eISBN:
9780191683022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266389.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

For most of the nineteenth century Unitarianism served as a kind of halfway house for those who found themselves no longer able to accept orthodox Christian belief and who did not as yet wish to pass ... More


Barbauld, Devotion, and the Woman Prophet

JON MEE

in Romanticism, Enthusiasm, and Regulation: Poetics and the Policing of Culture in the Romantic Period

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284788
eISBN:
9780191718953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284788.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter situates Anna Laetitia Barbauld's poetry and prose in the context of the rethinking of the role of the affections in religious belief. Barbauld's early essay on ‘devotional taste’ is ... More


Hartley, Tucker, Priestley

James A. Harris

in Of Liberty and Necessity: The Free Will Debate in Eighteenth-Century British Philosophy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199268603
eISBN:
9780191603136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268606.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

David Hartley ends the first part of his Observations on Man with an argument for necessitarianism that emphasises the obvious influence of motives upon choice, and that straightforwardly, and ... More


Science and Freedom in Thomas Reid

James A. Harris

in Of Liberty and Necessity: The Free Will Debate in Eighteenth-Century British Philosophy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199268603
eISBN:
9780191603136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268606.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The belief that we are free in our choices and actions is one of Reid’s ‘first principles’, or ‘principles of common sense’. As such, it cannot directly be proven to be true. Reid’s strategy is to ... More


Liberty and Necessity after Reid

James A. Harris

in Of Liberty and Necessity: The Free Will Debate in Eighteenth-Century British Philosophy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199268603
eISBN:
9780191603136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268606.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, the terms of the free will debate are regarded as having been set by the confrontation between Priestley and Reid. A Reidian libertarianism is ... More


An Image Refashioned! Defender of the Faith

F. C. MATHER

in High Church Prophet: Bishop Samuel Horsley (1733–1806) and the Caroline Tradition in the Later Georgian Church

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202271
eISBN:
9780191675263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202271.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

The event that prompted the evolution of Horsley's opinions and stimulated the growth of a High Church theology during the decade was the Trinitarian controversy with Priestley (1783–90). The return ... More


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