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Libertinism and Toleration: Milton, Bruno, Aretino

James Grantham Turner

in Milton and Toleration

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199295937
eISBN:
9780191712210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295937.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The ‘benefit of books promiscuously read’ haunts Milton's conception of toleration, and in Areopagitica he frequently cites bawdy or erotic authors such as Petronius or Pietro Aretino, ‘promiscuous’ ... More


Contrariety

Stuart Clark

in Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208082
eISBN:
9780191677915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208082.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

Contrariety was a universal principle of intelligibility as well as a statement about how the world was actually constituted. And this had implications for the way men and women used language. Their ... More


Logic: a new beginning

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in The Logic of Language: Language From Within Volume II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559480
eISBN:
9780191721144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559480.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Entailment, contrariety, and contradiction stand in a triangular relation. Given negation of the predicate and given the duality of all and some, two isomorphic triangles arise, together forming an ... More


Reasoning Reasonably

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:
10.1093/0195177398.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines Hume’s theory of empirical reason, and the difference between its rational and its irrational exercise (reasoning reasonably and unreasonably). The theory has five structural ... More


Sex Differentiation, Inheritance and the Meaning of Form in Generation

Adriel M. Trott

in Aristotle on the Matter of Form: A Feminist Metaphysics of Generation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474455220
eISBN:
9781474476874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455220.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Sex differentiation raises problems for the account of the import of matter for semen’s capacity to animate. Critics of the view that matter matters for semen’s formal work argue that the male ... More


Syncretisms and the Morphosyntax of Negation

Karen De Clercq

in Exploring Nanosyntax

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190876746
eISBN:
9780190876784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876746.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter illustrates how syncretisms can be used as a tool to diagnose hidden structure inside what is usually considered an indivisible unit, i.e. a negative marker. Based on semantic, scopal, ... More


Gervase of Melkley, Ars versificaria, CA. 1215–1216

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

in Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0037
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses Ars versificaria (Art of Versifying), a treatise written by Gervase of Melkley around 1215–1216. Ars versificaria focuses on style and is comprised of three sections dealing ... More


A Passage Theory of Time

Martin A. Lipman

in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics Volume 11

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198828198
eISBN:
9780191866852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828198.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This paper proposes a theory of time that takes the notion of passage as its basic primitive. Any notion of passage that is worthy of that name should make for real change across time. It is argued ... More


Relativity in Categories 7, Topics, and Sophistical Refutations

Matthew Duncombe

in Ancient Relativity: Plato, Aristotle, Stoics, and Sceptics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198846185
eISBN:
9780191881343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846185.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Aristotle discusses relatives in the Categories, Topics, and Sophistical Refutations. This chapter begins to argue that Aristotle adapted Plato’s ideas about relativity into an Aristotelian ... More


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