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The Agent as Cause: Reid, Taylor, and Chisholm

Timothy O'Connor

in Persons and Causes: The Metaphysics of Free Will

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153743
eISBN:
9780199867080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515374X.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The concept of agent causation is introduced and queried through an examination of the account given by the eighteenth‐century Scottish philosopher, Thomas Reid, and the more recent accounts of ... More


Freedom and the Self: Essays on the Philosophy of David Foster Wallace

Steven Cahn and Maureen Eckert (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161534
eISBN:
9780231539166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161534.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The book Fate, Time, and Language: An Essay on Free Will, published in 2010, presented David Foster Wallace's challenge to Richard Taylor's argument for fatalism. In this anthology, notable ... More


Our Authority over Our Own Happiness

Fred Feldman

in What Is This Thing Called Happiness?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571178
eISBN:
9780191722547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571178.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Writers on happiness often discuss a question about our authority with respect to our own happiness. Some maintain that we do have authority; others deny it. This is a vexed topic, in part because ... More


Disgusting Happiness

Fred Feldman

in What Is This Thing Called Happiness?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571178
eISBN:
9780191722547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571178.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

An ancient objection to eudaimonism is based on the idea of “disgusting happiness”. Steven Cahn developed an interesting version of this objection based on a fictional character—Judah Rosenthal, from ... More


Fatalism, Time Travel, and System J

Maureen Eckert

in Freedom and the Self: Essays on the Philosophy of David Foster Wallace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161534
eISBN:
9780231539166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161534.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter describes the similarity between fatalists and time travelers, and presents David Foster Wallace's opinion concerning the error within this comparison. Fatalists regard the future like ... More


All New England Men and of the Best Material: The Federal Occupation of South Louisiana, April 1862–April 1863

Thomas W. Cutrer

in Theater of a Separate War: The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861-1865

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631561
eISBN:
9781469631585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631561.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Union Maj. Gen. Benjamin Franklin Butler’s move out of New Orleans into the bayou country of south Louisiana to gain control of important cotton and sugar production, and the Confederacy’s ... More


I Am Going to Fight Banks If He Has a Million of Men!: The Battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, 8–9 April 1864

Thomas W. Cutrer

in Theater of a Separate War: The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861-1865

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631561
eISBN:
9781469631585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631561.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Under the leadership of Maj. Gen. Richard Taylor, Confederate forces turned against their Union pursuers south of Shreveport, attacking them at the village of Mansfield, Louisiana. Banks’s army, ... More


Epilogue

Michael B. Ballard

in The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738421
eISBN:
9781604738438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738421.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter presents some final thoughts. Mississippi was among the last of the Confederate states to be surrendered; on May 4, 1865 General Richard Taylor surrendered his troops. Robert E. Lee had ... More


Totalitarianism, Dictatorship and Propaganda

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses film industry regulation in totalitarian states. It is often suggested that in the totalitarian states of the 1930s — the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, fascist Italy and the ... More


Cannot You Do Something to Operate Against Them on Your Side of the River!: Milliken’s Bend and the Campaign for Vicksburg, Spring 1863

Thomas W. Cutrer

in Theater of a Separate War: The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861-1865

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631561
eISBN:
9781469631585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631561.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

With Maj. Gen. U. S. Grant’s campaign against Vicksburg presenting an increasing threat to that vital river fortress, Confederate authorities in Richmond called for Confederate forces in the ... More


Our Troops Should Occupy and Hold at Least a Portion of Texas: Banks’s Overland Campaign, July–November 1863

Thomas W. Cutrer

in Theater of a Separate War: The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861-1865

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631561
eISBN:
9781469631585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631561.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks, having failed to achieve a foothold in Texas with an amphibious invasion, attempted an overland campaign across south Louisiana in the summer and fall of 1863. He was ... More


We Must Fight Them and Whip Them: Banks’s Drive Toward Shreveport, November 1863–April 1864

Thomas W. Cutrer

in Theater of a Separate War: The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861-1865

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631561
eISBN:
9781469631585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631561.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Having failed three times to establish a beachhead in Texas, N. P. Banks attempted once again in the early spring of 1864, moving toward the rich cotton producing area of central Louisiana and ... More


Lives of Meaning and Significance

Irving Singer

in Meaning in Life: The Creation of Value

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262513562
eISBN:
9780262259187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262513562.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Although happiness and meaning are interrelated, they are not the same. A person may renounce happiness in favor of uncomfortable resistance. This kind of choice is often associated with heroes and, ... More


Mansfield, Semmes, and West at Port Hudson

Brian R. McEnany

in For Brotherhood and Duty: The Civil War History of the West Point Class of 1862

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160627
eISBN:
9780813165479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160627.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

Samuel Mansfield is the first in the class to take command of a volunteer unit. He returns to his home town in Connecticut after the death of his father, Maj. Gen. J. K. F. Mansfield at Antietam and ... More


Subjectivism

Thaddeus Metz

in Meaning in Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199599318
eISBN:
9780191747632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599318.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins Part III of the book, which addresses the other major theoretical perspective on meaning in life, the naturalist view that imperfect ways of living in a purely physical world can ... More


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