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The Last Debate?

Ian Bostridge

in Witchcraft and its Transformations c.1650–c.1750

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206538
eISBN:
9780191677205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206538.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the last major debate on the issue of witchcraft in England during the early 18th century. This debate was between Richard Boulton and Francis Hutchinson. In 1715, Boulton ... More


Forging a Polemical Style: Gibbon’s Vindication and Literary Warfare, 1694–1779

DAVID WOMERSLEY

in Gibbon and the 'Watchmen of the Holy City': The Historian and his Reputation, 1776-1815

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187332
eISBN:
9780191718861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187332.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Gibbon's most explicit engagement with his critics occurred with the publication of his Vindication in 1779. Recent scholars have normally presented this as a one-sided contest leading to a ... More


Getting Started, 1750–1757

F.P. Lock

in Edmund Burke, Volume I: 1730-1784

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199226634
eISBN:
9780191696244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226634.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Burke left Ireland in 1750 to study law at the Middle Temple in London. In the vast anonymity of London, he had at first few friends or connections, no supportive group with which he could identify. ... More


Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0047
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

Mary Wollstonecraft was a feminist philosopher, novelist, and historian who dreamed of establishing a utopian community for women in the Age of Revolutions. In 1790, Wollstonecraft wrote A ... More


Mary Wollstonecraft: “Systemiz[ing] Oppression”—Feminism, Nature, and Animals

Barbara K. Seeber

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Barbara K. Seeber argues that Mary Wollstonecraft, a pioneering feminist theorist, also offers considerable insights into the relationship between human beings and nature. Wollstonecraft sees ... More


Challenging the Colossus Responses to U.S. Racism

Anne Fountain

in José Martí, the United States, and Race

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049748
eISBN:
9780813050447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049748.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter depicts the racial climate of Martí’s time and how it affected his writing and his plans for a Cuban republic that would be free of both Spain and the United States. It provides ... More


Logic

Paul Rabinow and Anthony Stavrianakis

in Designs on the Contemporary: Anthropological Tests

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226138336
eISBN:
9780226138503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226138503.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter lays out the logical progression of thought that provides motion from the actual toward the contemporary. It discusses Dewey’s distinction between propositions and judgments and the ... More


State, Sovereignty, and the Outside Within: Mendelssohn’s View from the “Jewish Colony”

Willi Goetschel

in The Discipline of Philosophy and the Invention of Modern Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244966
eISBN:
9780823252510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244966.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Moses Mendelssohn's thoughts about the Jewish colony. It analyzes Mendelssohn's preface to Manasseh ben Israel's Vindication of the Jews in which he initiated the political ... More


Unraveling the Threads in Burke's ‘Vindication of Natural Society’

in Patriotism and Public Spirit: Edmund Burke and the Role of the Critic in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781275
eISBN:
9780804783354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781275.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines how a collaborative network of writers at Tully's Head came to view Lord Bolingbroke's influence upon Alexander Pope in the light of his contested intellectual legacy, and of ... More


Vindication and chance

Richard Pettigrew

in Accuracy and the Laws of Credence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198732716
eISBN:
9780191797019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732716.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter introduces a first attempt at an accuracy-based argument for chance-credence principles. It adapts the accuracy-based argument for Probabilism by changing the notion of vindication from ... More


The Passion Fashion: CRISTINA NEHRING (2009), A Vindication of Love: Reclaiming Romance for the Twenty-First Century

Martha C. Nussbaum

in Philosophical Interventions: Reviews 1986-2011

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199777853
eISBN:
9780190267612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777853.003.0033
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter reviews the book A Vindication of Love: Reclaiming Romance for the Twenty-First Century (2009), by Cristina Nehring. According to Nehring, women today are too risk-averse in love. They ... More


Annis Boudinot Stockton (1736–1801)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0049
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

Annis Boudinot Stockton was an American poet known for her patriotism. In 1793, Stockton wrote a letter to her daughter Julia Stockton Rush, who was living in Philadelphia, in which she expresses her ... More


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