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Mill's Incubus

Elijah Millgram

in John Stuart Mill and the Art of Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195381245
eISBN:
9780199869213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381245.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

John Stuart Mill's solution to the problem of freedom of the will distinguishes determinism from “moral unfreedom.” His psychology predicts that moral unfreedom will be a side effect of a life built ... More


Alexander Bain and the New Psychology of the Higher Faculties

Rick Rylance

in Victorian Psychology and British Culture 1850–1880

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122838
eISBN:
9780191671555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122838.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Part Two of this book turns attention from the general discursive configurations of Victorian psychology to the work of three individuals: Alexander Bain, Herbert Spencer, and G. H. Lewes. There are ... More


Coleridge and Mackintosh: Revisionary Poet and Simpering ‘Dungfly’

John Beer

in Coleridge's Play of Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199574018
eISBN:
9780191723100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574018.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The munificence of the Wedgwood brothers. Coleridge's barbed relationship with James Mackintosh, who had written a spirited defence of the French revolutionaries, but later recanted in an attack ... More


The Nature of Relation

Wayne Waxman

in Kant and the Empiricists: Understanding Understanding

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195177398
eISBN:
9780199786176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177398.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Hume believes that all ideas must either be copied from antecedent impressions or assembled from ideas copied from them. Where impression originals are lacking, there can be no ideas at all. The need ... More


The Pleasures of Memory: Learning to Read with Charles Dickens

Sarah Winter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233526
eISBN:
9780823241132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233526.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

What are the sources of the commonly held presumption that reading literature should make people more just, humane, and sophisticated? Rendering literary history responsive to the cultural histories ... More


Memory's Bonds: Associationism and the Freedom of Thought

Sarah Winter

in The Pleasures of Memory: Learning to Read with Charles Dickens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233526
eISBN:
9780823241132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233526.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter provides a cultural and intellectual history of the popular associationism that appears in Victorian literary criticism as well as psychological and pedagogical writings. Elucidating a ... More


Introduction: A Chain of Associations

Cairns Craig

in Associationism and the Literary Imagination: From the Phantasmal Chaos

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748609123
eISBN:
9780748652044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748609123.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter introduces associationism, which was the dominant psychological theory during the latter portion of the nineteenth century. It first studies how John Stuart Mill's bouts of depression ... More


Apraxia before Liepmann: Mind-palsy, asymbolia, and apraxia

in Apraxia: The Cognitive side of motor control

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199591510
eISBN:
9780191756344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591510.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The origin of research on apraxia is usually identified with the seminal writings of the German psychiatrist Hugo Karl Liepmann in the first decades of the twentieth century, but disturbed mental ... More


The Commodification of Streets

Peter D. Norton

in Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262141000
eISBN:
9780262280754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262141000.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the decline of the use of the public utility model for traffic with respect to the “floor space” problem. Street railways added to discontent over traffic problems. By the time ... More


‘The Empire of the Imagination’: The Association of Ideas in Hume’s Social Philosophy

Ryu Susato

in Hume's Sceptical Enlightenment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748699803
eISBN:
9781474416207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699803.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter deals with the philosophical foundations of Hume’s social and political philosophy. Hume scholars have discussed his theory of association of ideas as a purely philosophical one. As many ... More


Creativity

Peter Langland-Hassan

in Explaining Imagination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198815068
eISBN:
9780191852886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815068.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Comparatively easy questions we might ask about creativity are distinguished from the hard question of explaining transformative creativity. Many have focused on the easy questions and, in so doing, ... More


Looking Past Disorder

Justin T. Clark

in City of Second Sight: Nineteenth-Century Boston and the Making of American Visual Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638737
eISBN:
9781469638751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638737.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

By the 1830s, the urban renewal project discussed in the previous chapter only further revealed the intractable messiness of the urban landscape. A decade of gentrification exacerbated anxiety about ... More


The Epistemological Framework

Frederick F. Schmitt

in Hume’s Epistemology in the Treatise: A Veritistic Interpretation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199683116
eISBN:
9780191771378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683116.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

In Book 1 of the Treatise Hume proposes an associative psychology of causal inference that reassigns that operation from its traditional place in the domain of knowledge to a new position in the ... More


Causal Inference (1.3.2, 4, and 6)

Frederick F. Schmitt

in Hume’s Epistemology in the Treatise: A Veritistic Interpretation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199683116
eISBN:
9780191771378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683116.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

Hume is customarily taken to argue for scepticism about causal inference in Book 1, Part 3, Section 6 of the Treatise. And he does raise something like the problem of induction in the Conclusion of ... More


Wagnérisme and the Aesthetic of Sentiment

Alexandra Kieffer

in Debussy's Critics: Sound, Affect, and the Experience of Modernism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190847241
eISBN:
9780190947224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847241.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In the late 1880s, Édouard Dujardin’s Revue wagnérienne was a major contributor to early Symbolist discourse, reinterpreting Wagnerian aesthetics and Schopenhauerian metaphysics to support the ... More


Research on Creativity: Scientific and General

Albert Rothenberg

in Flight from Wonder: An Investigation of Scientific Creativity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199988792
eISBN:
9780190214159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988792.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents a review of empirical, deductive, and historical studies of scientific creativity. Despite the voluminous literature on scientific and other creativity, empirical scientific ... More


The Politics of Labour 1: The Quiescent Period (up to 1997)

Matteo Rizzo

in Taken For A Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198794240
eISBN:
9780191835766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794240.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

Chapter 4 analyses the barriers that prevented informal bus workers from responding collectively to their criminalization and to the economic squeeze by their employers. Reflecting on the sources of ... More


Associationist Aesthetics and the Foundations of the Architectural Imagination

Dale Townshend

in Gothic Antiquity: History, Romance, and the Architectural Imagination, 1760-1840

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198845669
eISBN:
9780191880780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845669.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter seeks to provide an account of how aestheticians and practising architects in the long eighteenth century variously accounted for the imaginative potential of Gothic architecture. ... More


Conclusion: From the Gothic to the Medieval: Historiography, Romanticism, and the Trajectories of the Architectural Imagination

Dale Townshend

in Gothic Antiquity: History, Romance, and the Architectural Imagination, 1760-1840

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198845669
eISBN:
9780191880780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845669.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The concluding chapter to the book seeks to account for the changes that the architectural imagination underwent in the first four decades of the nineteenth century. Guided by the concept of ... More


Coleridge on Beauty: Aesthetic Contemplation as Revelation

James Kirwan

in Coleridge and Contemplation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198799511
eISBN:
9780191839795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799511.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 3 examines Coleridge’s analysis of beauty in the ‘Principles of Genial Criticism’ (1814), which aimed to establish a religious dimension to aesthetic experience. Coleridge’s argument is ... More


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