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Introduction

Michael Davies

in Graceful Reading: Theology and Narrative in the Works of John Bunyan

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199242405
eISBN:
9780191602405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242402.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Highlights the critical approach taken in ‘graceful reading’, in revising our understanding of Bunyan’s Calvinist theology and in pursuing a reader-response approach to his writings, especially in ... More


Conceptions of Practice

Nicos Stavropoulos

in Objectivity in Law

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258995
eISBN:
9780191681899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258995.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses several problems connected with the claim that legal practices determine the content of legal concepts. It examines the well-known arguments of Stanley Fish, and shows how he ... More


Pragmatism

Sotirios A. Barber and James E. Fleming

in Constitutional Interpretation: The Basic Questions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195328578
eISBN:
9780199855339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328578.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Leading pragmatists including Stanley Fish and Richard Posner have argued that the philosophic approach is fruitless because moral philosophy is a fruitless activity; indeed, they have challenged the ... More


Multiculturalism and Rationality

Harvey Siegel

in Education's Epistemology: Rationality, Diversity, and Critical Thinking

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190682675
eISBN:
9780190682705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190682675.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Do cultures differ with respect to judgments of rationality? If so, does it follow that rationality is culturally specific, or that cultures have their own “rationalities?” If so, does it further ... More


The Interdisciplinary War Machine

Alan Liu

in Local Transcendence: Essays on Postmodern Historicism and the Database

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486956
eISBN:
9780226486970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226486970.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter, which undertakes a salutary critique of interdisciplinarity in the humanities, probes a particular cluster of interdisciplinary works: French Revolution studies in its recent postmodern ... More


The Tragic, Pragmatism and the Postmodern

K. M. Newton

in Modern Literature and the Tragic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636730
eISBN:
9780748652082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636730.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter concentrates on the opposition between the tragic and the postmodern as represented by anti-foundationalist thinking, with Anthony Trollope's The Warden being discussed as a ... More


Prodigal Critics:: Bloom, Fish, and Greenblatt

Jeffrey J. Williams

in How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues against the standard idea that American criticism developed from "French theory." Rather, in the case of three major contemporary critics and theorists, Harold Bloom, Stanley ... More


Conclusion: The Sentence Fetish

Jan Mieszkowski

in Crises of the Sentence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226617053
eISBN:
9780226617220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226617220.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The conclusion argues that the sentence has become such a fetishized object that the goal for many contemporary authors is less to produce exceptional texts than to be sure that their texts contain ... More


The Human Eros

Thomas M. Alexander

in The Human Eros: Eco-ontology and the Aesthetics of Existence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251209
eISBN:
9780823252756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251209.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter examines the thesis of the Human Eros in relation to the relativism of Richard Rorty and the constructivism of Stanley Fish. It discusses the relation between our desire to exist ... More


Christian Teaching in the Pluralistic University

Perry L. Glanzer, Nathan F. Alleman, and George Marsden

in The Outrageous Idea of Christian Teaching

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190056483
eISBN:
9780190056513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190056483.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

With the help of the more sophisticated understanding of the ways one’s teaching may informed by one’s Christian identity discussed in chapters 2 through 4, we can now investigate the most ... More


Law and Religion in Milton’s World

Alison A. Chapman

in The Legal Epic: Paradise Lost and the Early Modern Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226435138
eISBN:
9780226435275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226435275.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter traces the degree to which the early modern period saw law as inextricably linked to disciplines such as philosophy, ethics, and especially theology. It discusses Milton's prose ... More


Good Teaching: Character Formation and Vocational Discernment

Mark R. Schwehn

in Vocation across the Academy: A New Vocabulary for Higher Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190607104
eISBN:
9780190607135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190607104.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A robust embrace of the practices of vocational reflection and discernment necessarily includes character formation as part of the role of all educators. A number of recent commentators have objected ... More


My Self, My Sepulcher

Drew Daniel

in The Melancholy Assemblage: Affect and Epistemology in the English Renaissance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251278
eISBN:
9780823252701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251278.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Samson, the biblical hero from the Book of Judges, makes an unlikely candidate for melancholy. His fear and sorrow can be attributed to a number of obvious reasons, not least his compromising ... More


On Teaching Politics as a Vocation

Douglas Casson

in Claiming Our Callings: Toward a New Understanding of Vocation in the Liberal Arts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199341047
eISBN:
9780199374724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341047.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In order to avoid the appearance of political partisanship, university faculty often attempt to set aside “big questions” of vocation, purpose, and meaning when teaching about politics. By focusing ... More


Signs, Marks, and Archie Bunker: Post-Saussurean Visions of Language

Toril Moi

in Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226464305
eISBN:
9780226464589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226464589.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter shows how the “philosophizing” of Saussure’s legacy reproduces the Augustinian picture of meaning, and gives rise to empty, and formalist, theories of meaning and literature. While Knapp ... More


Introduction: Cognitive and Affective Stylistics

Patrick Colm Hogan

in Style in Narrative: Aspects of an Affective-Cognitive Stylistics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197539576
eISBN:
9780197539606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197539576.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction to Style in Narrative sets out some of the main principles for the description and explanation of style, principles that will be developed and specified in the following chapters. In ... More


Academic Freedom and its Opponents

David Bromwich

in Who's Afraid of Academic Freedom?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168809
eISBN:
9780231538794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168809.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter articulates the case against the sort of sequestering of academic freedom from the more generally articulated political freedom enshrined in the U.S. Constitution that has recently been ... More


Postscript: “So What Do You Think about Ives?”

David C. Paul

in Charles Ives in the Mirror: American Histories of an Iconic Composer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037498
eISBN:
9780252094699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037498.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

In this postscript, the author offers some thoughts about what Charles E. Ives has meant to him, and more specifically, why he decided to write a book about his reception. In particular, he reflects ... More


Skills Are the New Canon

Eric Adler

in The Battle of the Classics: How a Nineteenth-Century Debate Can Save the Humanities Today

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197518786
eISBN:
9780197518816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197518786.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines recent defenses of the humanities, demonstrating that most of them present a portrait of the humanities strikingly bereft of content. Instead of stressing the need for students ... More


Toward a Truly Ecumenical Wisdom

Eric Adler

in The Battle of the Classics: How a Nineteenth-Century Debate Can Save the Humanities Today

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197518786
eISBN:
9780197518816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197518786.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This concluding chapter uses Irving Babbitt’s educational philosophy as a starting point for an intellectually and ethically sound approach to the contemporary humanities. Although Babbitt did not ... More


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