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The Structure of Virtue

Julia Annas

in Intellectual Virtue: Perspectives from Ethics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199252732
eISBN:
9780191719288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252732.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines two issues relative to providing a rich notion of virtue of epistemology: (i) the connection between virtue and skill; and (ii) the relation of virtue to success. It argues that ... More


Honest Doubters

E. W. Heaton

in The School Tradition of the Old Testament: The Bampton Lectures for 1994

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263623
eISBN:
9780191601156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263627.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The presuppositions of the comfortable outlook – ‘God’s in his heaven: All’s right with the world’ – had been questioned from time to time over the centuries, but Job and Ecclesiastes are the only ... More


Rome During the Regal Period

Gary Forsythe

in A Critical History of Early Rome: From Prehistory to the First Punic War

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226517
eISBN:
9780520940291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226517.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter addresses Livy's first book in treating the period of the early kings. The earliest Roman graves show that the people who lived at the site of Rome during the tenth and ninth centuries ... More


Power and Order in Other Chinese Traditions

Christopher A. Ford

in The Mind of Empire: China's History and Modern Foreign Relations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813192635
eISBN:
9780813135519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813192635.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the conceptions of statecraft and international order in the ancient Chinese traditions of Taoism, Buddhism, Legalism, and bingjia, and how these impact the social and political ... More


Introduction: Biography and Panegyric

Tomas Hägg and Philip Rousseau

in Greek Biography and Panegyric in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223882
eISBN:
9780520925052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223882.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about Greek biography and panegyric in late antiquity during the period from 250 to 450 A.D. With one exception, the chapters in ... More


Reinventing Chinese Tradition: The Cultural Politics of Late Socialism

Ka-ming Wu

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039881
eISBN:
9780252097997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039881.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The final destination of the Long March and center of the Chinese Communist Party's red bases, Yan'an acquired mythical status during the Maoist era. Though the city's significance as an emblem of ... More


Wall Trench Structures in Fort Ancient Villages of Southwestern Ohio and Southeastern Indiana: Temporal and Formal Considerations

Robert A. Cook and Robert A. Genheimer

in Building the Past: Prehistoric Wooden Post Architecture in the Ohio Valley-Great Lakes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060408
eISBN:
9780813050645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060408.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Until recently, only a few Fort Ancient Tradition wall trench structures had been excavated in southwest Ohio and southeast Indiana. Recent investigations at two sites, Guard and Hahn, re-examination ... More


George Berkeley's “Bermuda Project”

Costica Bradatan

in The Other Bishop Berkeley: An Exercise in Reenchantment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226931
eISBN:
9780823235773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226931.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses George Berkeley's plan for a theology college in the islands of Bermuda under his so-called Bermuda project. It suggests that not only was Berkeley's ... More


Egyptian Oedipus: Athanasius Kircher and the Secrets of Antiquity

Daniel Stolzenberg

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924144
eISBN:
9780226924151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924151.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

A contemporary of Descartes and Newton, Athanasius Kircher, S. J. was one of Europe's most inventive and versatile scholars in the baroque era, publishing more than thirty works in fields as diverse ... More


Ancient Approaches to Letter-Writing and the Configuration of Communities through Epistles

Thorsten Fögen

in Letters and Communities: Studies in the Socio-Political Dimensions of Ancient Epistolography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198804208
eISBN:
9780191842405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804208.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter explores reflections on the practice of letter-writing, with equal attention to instructional handbooks (esp. Demetrius’ Περὶ ἑρμηνείας‎, Iulius Victor’s Rhetorica, Pseudo-Demetrius’ ... More


Telling Times in (Asian) America: Extraordinary Poetics, Everyday Politics, and Endless Paradoxes

Tat-siong Benny Liew

in What Is Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics? Reading the New Testament

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831622
eISBN:
9780824869168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831622.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter aims to investigate how the interjections and interruptions from ancient apocalyptic traditions interact with the present of an “intrusive” and alien-ated (Asian) America, focusing ... More


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