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Reacting to Dispositionalism

David M. Armstrong

in Sketch for a Systematic Metaphysics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199590612
eISBN:
9780191723391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590612.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A view that is currently popular is to identify properties as being nothing but powers, a position that can be called ‘Dispositionalism’. Causation becomes manifestations of dispositions, and ... More


The Comedy of Astrophil: Petrarchan Motifs in Sidney’s Astrophil and Stella

John Roe

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the presence of Petrarchan motifs in Sir Philip Sydney's English sonnet Astrophil and Stella. It argues that despite Sidney's reputation as an anti-Petrarchan, much of his ... More


Sidney, Spenser, and Political Petrarchism

Syrithe Pugh

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines traces of Petrarchism in English poets Edmund Spenser and Sir Philip Sydney. It argues that the engagements of both poets with Petrarchism are more serious, and indeed more ... More


Governance and Management: Lessons Learned

Thomas H. Stanton

in Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail: Governance and Management Lessons from the Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915996
eISBN:
9780199950324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915996.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Chapter 9 summarizes lessons from successful firms and their use of constructive dialogue to help prevent undisciplined risk-taking. The book’s recommendation, that constructive dialogue be required ... More


Strumming and Being Hanged: The Irish Bard and History Regained

Murray Pittock

in Scottish and Irish Romanticism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232796
eISBN:
9780191716409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232796.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter begins by examining the nature and significance of the Irish public sphere, how it differed between the south and north of Ireland, and across the religious divide. It concludes that the ... More


The Man Who Asked for Onions

John Baxter

in Von Sternberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126012
eISBN:
9780813135601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126012.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Von Sternberg asked for some onions when he visited the famous Emerald Room of the Australia Hotel, the most prestigious hotel in Sydney, if not the most modern. He boasted to his friends that when ... More


Raymond William Firth, 1901–2002

J. H. R. Davis

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 124. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, III

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263204
eISBN:
9780191734205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263204.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

Raymond Firth was an anthropologist, working chiefly in the Pacific, Malaysia and London, in the fields of economics, religion and kinship. Firth held permanent teaching posts at Sydney (1930–2) and ... More


Returning Home with Glory: Chinese Villagers around the Pacific, 1849 to 1949

Michael Williams

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390533
eISBN:
9789888455102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390533.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Returning Home with Glory highlights the importance of return and home in the history of the connections established and maintained between villagers in the Pearl River Delta and various Pacific ... More


Narrating the Carib War: Douglas Taylor and the Struggle over History (1930–1940)

Peter Hulme

in Remnants of Conquest: The Island Caribs and their Visitors, 1877-1998

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112150
eISBN:
9780191670688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112150.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The New York Times told of how starvation had hit the island following a violent hurricane and that the rioting began in the Carib Reserve. A Commission of Enquiry was established by the Colonial ... More


Introduction

H. K. Woudhuysen

in Sir Philip Sidney and the Circulation of Manuscripts, 1558–1640

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129660
eISBN:
9780191671821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129660.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This is a book about manuscripts; about the men and women who wrote, read, bought, sold, presented, and received them. It is also a book about paper, pen, and ink, and a book about those for whom ... More


Consigning the Heroine to History: National and Historical Tales, 1800–1825

Nicola J. Watson

in Revolution and the Form of the British Novel, 1790-1825: Intercepted Letters, Interrupted Seductions

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112976
eISBN:
9780191670893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112976.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter pursues a related and amplified thematics of ‘right reading’ in the early novels of Scott and a number of fellow writers — Lady Sydney Morgan and Maria Edgeworth amongst them — novels ... More


‘Dreadful to me’: Jane Eyre and History (1)

Heather Glen

in Charlotte Brontë: The Imagination in History

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272556
eISBN:
9780191699627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272556.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

For Jane Eyre's fairy-tale shapings, its archetypal themes of the search for love and escape from danger, above all, perhaps, its representation of childhood suffering, do seem to point away from its ... More


Zoroastrians in Australia

John R. Hinnells

in The Zoroastrian Diaspora: Religion and Migration

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267591
eISBN:
9780191683329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267591.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the history of Zoroastrian diaspora and the situations of Zoroastrians in Australia. Australian Zoroastrians in both Sydney and Melbourne are characterized by two features: ... More


Conclusion

H. K. Woudhuysen

in Sir Philip Sidney and the Circulation of Manuscripts, 1558–1640

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129660
eISBN:
9780191671821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129660.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The circulation of Sir Philip Sidney's works bears witness to some of the advantages and difficulties of writing within a manuscript culture. His most obviously successful use of the medium was the ... More


Comparing Qualia across Persons (2000 )

Robert C. Stalnaker

in Ways a World Might Be: Metaphysical and Anti-Metaphysical Essays

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199251483
eISBN:
9780191602320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251487.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Sydney Shoemaker has reconciled a broadly functionalist and materialist conception of the mind with what he calls “the common-sense view” of the inverted spectrum. This paper explores Shoemaker’s ... More


‘Water-Poetry’

Bernard Capp

in The World of John Taylor the Water-Poet 1578–1653

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203759
eISBN:
9780191675959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203759.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Taylor's name has always been synonymous with light, escapist fare. But in his more serious moods, Taylor gave considerable thought to the nature and purpose of literature, and to the role of the ... More


The Neuromuscular Junction

Alan J. McComas

in Galvani’s Spark: The Story of the Nerve Impulse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751754
eISBN:
9780199897094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751754.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Eccles, having returned to Australia from Oxford, is appointed Director of a pathology institute in Sydney, and sets up neurophysiology laboratories there. To assist him, he first recruits Stephen ... More


Reasoning

Hilary Kornblith

in On Reflection

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199563005
eISBN:
9780191745263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563005.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Some of our beliefs are the product of reasoning. What is involved when we reason from one belief, or one set of beliefs, to another? Some philosophers have held that all that is involved here is ... More


The School in Full Swing

Ralf Dahrendorf

in LSE: A History of the London School of Economics and Political Science 1895-1995

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202400
eISBN:
9780191675331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202400.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the decade of Sir Sydney Caine's directorship of LSE from 1957 to 1967 that were, at least until the mid-1960s, uneventful. It then considers LSE's ... More


The Haunted City: Hong Kong and Its Urban Others

Kam Louie (ed.)

in Hong Kong Culture: Word and Image

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028412
eISBN:
9789882206960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028412.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

While architecture constructed on Hong Kong's harbor in the pre-handover period showed signs of the city being haunted by Sydney, and thus being perhaps less confident of its own identity than it ... More


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