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The Barber, Russell's Paradox, Catch-22, God and More: A Defence of a Wittgensteinian Conception of Contradiction

Laurence Goldstein

in The Law of Non-Contradiction

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199265176
eISBN:
9780191713989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265176.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Although he toyed with the idea that contradictions in mathematics are harmless, Wittgenstein did not subscribe to the claim that they are true. He took the highly distinctive line that ... More


Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy

Richard E. Ocejo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691165493
eISBN:
9781400884865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165493.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In today's new economy—in which “good” jobs are typically knowledge or technology based—many well-educated and culturally savvy young men are instead choosing to pursue traditionally low-status ... More


The Star Chamber

Patrick Collinson

in The Elizabethan Puritan Movement

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222989
eISBN:
9780191678554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222989.003.0032
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

In early September of that year Thomas Barber, the suspended preacher of Bow and a leading London classis member, made a full and valuable deposition. In October, Snape's parishioners were asked to ... More


“A Vent for … Abundant Energies”: Georgia, 1855–1858

Canter Brown and Larry Eugene Rivers

in Mary Edwards Bryan: Her Early Life and Works

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061146
eISBN:
9780813051420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061146.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter traces the years Mary resided with her family at Thomasville, Georgia, following her return from Louisiana with her son. Observing her depression and temporary inability to rise above ... More


“Hushed as an Awe-stricken Child”: Georgia, 1863

Canter Brown and Larry Eugene Rivers

in Mary Edwards Bryan: Her Early Life and Works

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061146
eISBN:
9780813051420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061146.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter follows Mary Edwards Bryan’s flight from war-torn Louisiana in spring 1863 and her journey to Atlanta to seek employment and greater security. The authors examine wartime conditions for ... More


Afterlives

Michael Bundock

in The Fortunes of Francis Barber: The True Story of the Jamaican Slave Who Became Samuel Johnson's Heir

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300207101
eISBN:
9780300213904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207101.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the lives of Francis Barber’s descendants. When Barber died in 1801, his widow Elizabeth was left with little source of income. Their son Samuel had left home while their ... More


Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music

Barbara B. Heyman

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195090581
eISBN:
9780199853090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090581.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Samuel Barber (1910–81) was one of the most important and honoured American composers of the 20th century. Writing in a great variety of musical forms—symphonies, concertos, operas, vocal music, ... More


Rossini: His Life and Works

Richard Osborne

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Gioachino Rossini was one of the most influential, as well as one of the most industrious and emotionally complex of the great 19th-century composers. Between 1810 and 1829, he wrote 39 operas, a ... More


Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music

Barbara B. Heyman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190863739
eISBN:
9780190054786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863739.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Samuel Barber (1910–1981) was one of the most important and honored American composers of the twentieth century. Writing in a great variety of musical forms—symphonies, concertos, operas, vocal ... More


A Famous and Flourishing Society: The History of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 1505-2005

Helen Dingwall

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615674
eISBN:
9780748653355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615674.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book commemorates the five-hundredth anniversary of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Founded in 1505 it has survived, with difficulty at times, to become one of the leading surgical ... More


Prospects

Deirdre Coleman

in Henry Smeathman, the Flycatcher: Natural History, Slavery, and Empire in the Late Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940537
eISBN:
9781789629132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940537.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Chapter 2 begins with the intellectual stimulus of Smeathman’s voyage through tropical waters to West Africa. His powers of close observation are exercised on creatures such as the polyp, an ... More


Participatory Democracy: The Radical View

P. P. CRAIG

in Public Law and Democracy in the United Kingdom and the United States of America

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198256373
eISBN:
9780191681646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198256373.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter considers a radical view of participatory democracy. First, it presents two recent visions of participatory or empowered democracy, those advanced by Barber and Unger. The possibility of ... More


Origins and early years, 1505–1581

Helen M. Dingwall

in A Famous and Flourishing Society: The History of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 1505-2005

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615674
eISBN:
9780748653355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615674.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the origins and early years of the Incorporation. The origins of the Incorporation owed much to the general background of the period. Just as other groups had done, barbers and ... More


Two Deaths in the Family: 1526, 1626

Neil Kenny

in Born to Write: Literary Families and Social Hierarchy in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198852391
eISBN:
9780191886850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852391.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Chapters 20–23 are a case study of the family that changed its name over the generations from Brouart to Beroald to Verville. In 1626 the prolific author François Béroalde de Verville died in Tours. ... More


Being Musical: Gender, Sexuality, and Musical Identity in Twentieth-Century America

Nadine Hubbs

in The Queer Composition of America's Sound: Gay Modernists, American Music, and National Identity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241848
eISBN:
9780520937956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241848.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the intersections of musical and homosexual identity in twentieth-century American culture. It examines the operative categories and constructs in the cultural and historical ... More


Elegies

Todd Decker

in Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound after Vietnam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520282322
eISBN:
9780520966543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282322.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Oliver Stone’s Platoon (1986) introduced a new sort of movie music resounding across Hollywood war films for the last thirty years: the elegiac register. Composer Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, ... More


The Barber of Damascus: Nouveau Literacy in the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Levant

Dana Sajdi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785327
eISBN:
9780804788281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785327.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book is about a barber, Shihāb al-Dīn Aḥmad Ibn Budayr (fl. 1761), who shaved and coiffed, and probably circumcised and healed, in Damascus in the eighteenth century. The barber wrote a history ... More


Service Teaching

Richard E. Ocejo

in Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691165493
eISBN:
9781400884865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165493.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter explores how all bartenders, barbers, and butchers face a dilemma when someone first walks into their businesses. They do not know exactly what consumers want out of their experience, ... More


Getting the Job

Richard E. Ocejo

in Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691165493
eISBN:
9781400884865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165493.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines how doing the job for workers in each of these occupations—bartenders, barbers, butchers—includes displaying confidence while performing tasks. Confident behavior serves as the ... More


The Handoff

John Pierre Craig (ed.)

in Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469646800
eISBN:
9781469646824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646800.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

In The Handoff, a flash fiction piece by John Pierre Craig, the narrator Bobby, a sixteen-year-old working in a barber shop, glimpses the matter-of-fact queerness of two soldiers, which suggests to ... More


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