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Pascal's Wager: Pragmatic Arguments and Belief in God

Jeff Jordan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199291328
eISBN:
9780191710698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291328.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

What if there is no strong evidence that God exists? Is belief in God when faced with a lack of evidence illegitimate and improper? Evidentialism answers yes. According to Evidentialism, it is ... More


The Problem of Infinite Utilities

Jeff Jordan

in Pascal's Wager: Pragmatic Arguments and Belief in God

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199291328
eISBN:
9780191710698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291328.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Pascal's Wager employed infinite utilities, but standard decision theory is incompatible with infinite utilities. In this chapter, the consequences of restricting the Wager to finite utilities are ... More


St. Petersburg Conservatory and the Beginnings of Russian Musicology

Olga Panteleeva

in Rimsky-Korsakov and His World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182711
eISBN:
9780691185514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182711.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter looks at St. Petersburg Conservatory and Soviet musicology. The St. Petersburg Conservatory bears Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's name not only on account of the composer's contribution to the ... More


St Petersburg Exchange: On the Road to Maturity. Industrial Stock Index, 1897–1914

Leonid I. Borodkin and Gregory Perelman

in Financial Centres and International Capital Flows in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199603503
eISBN:
9780191729249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603503.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The first section of the chapter describes the role of St. Petersburg as a financial centre of Russian Empire. Major “continental” style banks, presence of a stock exchange, and proximity of ... More


The Conservatory in Russian Society: The Institutionalization of Musical Life

Lynn M. Sargeant

in Harmony and Discord: Music and the Transformation of Russian Cultural Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735266
eISBN:
9780199894505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735266.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the foundation and development of the Russian Musical society's flagship institutions, the St. Petersburg and Moscow conservatories. Like similar institutions elsewhere in ... More


Grand Tour, 1780–81

Warwick Lister

in Amico: The Life of Giovanni Battista Viotti

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372403
eISBN:
9780199870820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372403.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes the grand tour of Europe that Viotti and his teacher, Pugnani, undertook in 1780, which lasted for two years. An important eyewitness account of Viotti's playing in Geneva is ... More


A Quick Trip from Coppet

Angelica Goodden

in Madame de Staël: The Dangerous Exile

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199238095
eISBN:
9780191716669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238095.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Staël travels via Austria and Eastern Europe with Schlegel and her children; they enter Moscow as the last Westerners to see the old city intact before it is destroyed by fire. The Muscovites fête ... More


The Great Reaction: Everyone against the Academy of Sciences

Michael D. Gordin (ed.)

in A Well-Ordered Thing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691172385
eISBN:
9780691184425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172385.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter focuses on Dmitrii Mendeleev's rejection from the Academy of Sciences' chair in technology. In November 1880, Mendeleev was subjected to a personal humiliation that became a national ... More


Elements of the System: Building Periodicity and a Scientific Petersburg

Michael D. Gordin (ed.)

in A Well-Ordered Thing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691172385
eISBN:
9780691184425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172385.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines Dmitrii Mendeleev's formulation of the periodic system. The periodic system was the product of twin pedagogical trajectories: Mendeleev's personal trajectory through the ... More


Auto-Emancipation?

David Vital

in A People Apart: A Political History of the Jews in Europe 1789–1939

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199246816
eISBN:
9780191697623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246816.003.0028
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Jewry in Europe was now divided. It was divided de facto and more than ever before in conscience. It was one thing to observe events in Russia from without and at the immense distance in space and ... More


The Bronze Horseman: Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great

Alexander M. Schenker

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300097122
eISBN:
9780300128949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300097122.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book is a comprehensive treatment of the most consequential work of art ever to be executed in Russia: the equestrian monument to Peter the Great, or The Bronze Horseman, as it has come to be ... More


NEW CONCEPTS AND METHODS—PRE-BAYESIAN ERA

Shoutir Kishore Chatterjee

in Statistical Thought: A Perspective and History

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198525318
eISBN:
9780191711657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525318.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

After James Bernoulli, the main contributors to probability theory and its applications in the 18th century worked either to solve more intricate problems of games of chance (De Moivre), or to build ... More


The Oriental Faculty

David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye

in Russian Orientalism: Asia in the Russian Mind from Peter the Great to the Emigration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110630
eISBN:
9780300162899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110630.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Staraia Derevnia, located at St. Petersburg's northern edge, is the site of a Buddhist temple. Consecrated in 1915 by the Buriat Lama Agvan Dorzhiev, the temple encountered rough times before it was ... More


The Geography of Jewish Politics

Benjamin Nathans

in Beyond the Pale: The Jewish Encounter with Late Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520208308
eISBN:
9780520931299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208308.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the role of St. Petersburg's Jewish elites as self-appointed leaders of Russian Jewry as a whole, including their controversial response to the pogroms of 1881–82. It notes ... More


Introduction

Alexander M. Schenker

in The Bronze Horseman: Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300097122
eISBN:
9780300128949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300097122.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter describes Russia's early history and the founding of St. Petersburg. It considers the accomplishments of Peter the Great and how he dragged Russia out of its medieval ... More


The Rise of the St. Petersburg School

David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye

in Russian Orientalism: Asia in the Russian Mind from Peter the Great to the Emigration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110630
eISBN:
9780300162899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110630.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Compared to Kazan University, the St. Petersburg school did not immediately make an impact. The groundwork laid by Peter the Great for studying the East did not prove particularly fertile in the ... More


Denouement

Alexander M. Schenker

in The Bronze Horseman: Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300097122
eISBN:
9780300128949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300097122.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes Falconet's departure from St. Petersburg in the wake of his souring relations with Catherine the Great; the unveiling of the monument; the collapse of Marie-Anne Collot's ... More


Serfdom, Society, and the Arts in Imperial Russia: The Pleasure and the Power

Richard Stites

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108897
eISBN:
9780300128185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108897.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Serf-era and provincial Russia heralded the spectacular turn in cultural history that began in the 1860s. Examining the role of arts and artists in society's value system, this book explores this ... More


t h r e e t h r e e On the Way toward the Precritical Project

Martin Schöneld

in The Philosophy of the Young Kant: The Precritical Project

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195132182
eISBN:
9780199786336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132181.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the role that True Estimation of Living Forces (1747) played in Kant’s intellectual development. Section 1 describes Kant’s way of dealing with controversies and discusses his ... More


The End of the Imperial City

Mary McAuley

in Bread and Justice: State and Society in Petrograd 1917-1922

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198219828
eISBN:
9780191678387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219828.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

St Petersburg, on the eve of a war which was to put ever greater population pressure on its inadequate amenities, was a city of sharp contrasts. It was not just that the gulf between the ... More


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