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 RATIONAL IMAGINING, RESPONSIBLE KNOWING

Lorraine Code

in Ecological Thinking: The Politics of Epistemic Location

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195159431
eISBN:
9780199786411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159438.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Although knowing other people often seems to offer better exemplars of the complexity of knowing than does knowing medium-sized physical objects, the scope and limits of such knowledge need to be ... More


Being Human While Being American: Agenda for the American Future

Donald W. Shriver, Jr.

in Honest Patriots: Loving a Country Enough to Remember Its Misdeeds

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195151534
eISBN:
9780199785056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151534.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter celebrates public occasions and measures in recent years where the American government and citizens’ groups acknowledged national “misdeeds” in international relations, especially in its ... More


Winning is not everything

G. Anandalingam and Henry C. Lucas

in Beware the Winner's Curse: Victories that Can Sink You and Your Company

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177404
eISBN:
9780199789559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177404.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter examines the reasons why winner’s curse is endemic in contemporary business, whether in the US or globally. Many important business decisions have the potential to encounter the winner’s ... More


Arrogance and Related Vices

Voula Tsouna

in The Ethics of Philodemus

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199292172
eISBN:
9780191711770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292172.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines On Arrogance, which is probably the full title of the tenth book of Philodemus' On Vices. The discussion proceeds as follows. The first section presents Philodemus' outline of ... More


The Liberty of Servants: Berlusconi's Italy

Maurizio Viroli

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151823
eISBN:
9781400840274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151823.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Italy is a country of free political institutions, yet it has become a nation of servile courtesans, with Silvio Berlusconi as their prince. This is the controversial argument that this book puts ... More


Humility

Robert C. Roberts and W. Jay Wood

in Intellectual Virtues: An Essay in Regulative Epistemology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199283675
eISBN:
9780191712661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283675.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Humility as an intellectual virtue is the absence of intellectual vanity, arrogance, and domination (among other vices of the same family). As such, intellectual humility is a low level of concern to ... More


Rediscovering America: Japanese Perspectives on the American Century

Peter Duus

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268432
eISBN:
9780520950375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268432.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In this collection of writings, covering the period from 1878 to 1989, a wide range of Japanese visitors to the United States offer their perspectives on Americans and American society. The authors ... More


Virtues and Vices

Bernard Gert

in Morality: Its Nature and Justification

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195176896
eISBN:
9780199835300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176898.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter distinguishes between personality traits and character traits, and between moral virtues, personal virtues, and social virtues. It presents analyses of individual moral virtues, e.g., ... More


In Grace

Tilo Schabert

in The Second Birth: On the Political Beginnings of Human Existence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226038056
eISBN:
9780226185156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185156.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The way of grace is a “more beautiful” way toward awareness than the merely human way of consciousness. It is not attained by the effort of human beings but given to them for the recognition of both ... More


Hard Feelings: The Moral Psychology of Contempt

Macalester Bell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199794140
eISBN:
9780199332625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794140.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Contempt is often derided as a thoroughly nasty emotion inimical to the respect we owe all persons, but ethicists have said little about what contempt is or whether it deserves its ugly reputation. ... More


Humility and Epistemic Goods

Robert C. Roberts and W. Jay Wood

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/9780199252732.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Some of the most interesting works in virtue ethics are the detailed, perceptive treatments of specific virtues and vices. This chapter aims to develop such work as it relates to intellectual virtues ... More


Implicit Definition and the a Priori

Bob Hale and Crispin Wright

in The Reason's Proper Study: Essays towards a Neo-Fregean Philosophy of Mathematics

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236399
eISBN:
9780191597565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236395.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This paper discusses the idea, labelled as “the traditional connection” that implicit definitions aim to found a priori knowledge of logic and mathematics. In the first part, it discusses and rejects ... More


Conclusion

Gary Peters

in Improvising Improvisation: From Out of Philosophy, Music, Dance, and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226452623
eISBN:
9780226452760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226452760.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This conclusion briefly reflects on how one might bring something to an end. It also considers the arrogance of those who celebrate their own achievements in this regard. Finally it accepts that if ... More


A Record of Family Reverence in Practice 《紀孝行章》‎

Henry Rosemont and Roger T. Ames

in The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence: A Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832841
eISBN:
9780824869953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832841.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In this chapter, Confucius is explaining to Master Zeng the more personal dimensions of family reverence. According to Confucius, “Filial children in serving parents in their daily lives show them ... More


Interviews and Comments: A Selection

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

in On Earth As In Heaven: Ecological Vision and Initiatives of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823238859
eISBN:
9780823238897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823238859.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter contains a selection of interviews by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with various journalists on television, in newspapers, and in journals.


Antidotes for Arrogance

G. Kelly James

in Becoming Ecological: An Expedition Into Community Psychology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195173796
eISBN:
9780199847631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173796.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

A redefinition of the psychologist's job is advocated, and a new set of criteria for the hallmarks for this profession is proposed. Being a community psychologist is more than being a good ... More


Insults and Scandals

Jacqueline de Romilly

in The Life of Alcibiades: Dangerous Ambition and the Betrayal of Athens

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501719752
eISBN:
9781501739965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501719752.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses Alcibiades' scandals, which resulted from his insolence that went very far back, to childhood and early adolescence. The anecdotes collected by Plutarch are sufficient to ... More


The Young Nationalist

B. R. Nanda

in The Nehrus: Motilal and Jawaharlal: With a New Preface

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693430
eISBN:
9780199081387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693430.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines Jawaharlal’s growing passion for politics. He read the proceedings of the Indian National Congress and had a strong dislike for racial arrogance, which was often seen on the ... More


In Defense of Religious Moderation

William Egginton

in In Defense of Religious Moderation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231148788
eISBN:
9780231520966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231148788.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This concluding chapter discusses two types of religion—the religion of arrogance and the religion of humility. The religion of arrogance presumes that there can be knowledge of, at least in theory, ... More


Westerners in Shanghai: The Chinese Malaise

Joshua A. Fogel

in Maiden Voyage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520283305
eISBN:
9780520959170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283305.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the attitudes of the Japanese, who came to Shanghai on board the Senzaimaru in 1862, toward Westerners in the city. One of the main objectives of the mission to Shanghai was ... More


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