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introduction: Is God a Notre Dame Football Fan?

D. Jason Slone

in Theological Incorrectness: Why Religious People Believe What They Shouldn't

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195169263
eISBN:
9780199835256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195169263.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This introductory chapter begins with an explanation of the basis of this book, namely, Justin Barrett’s notion of “theological correctness”. He showed that while religious believers produce ... More


Occasion-Sensitivity: Selected Essays

Charles Travis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199230334
eISBN:
9780191710605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230334.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book presents a series of chapters which develops the author's distinctive view of the relation of thought to language. The key idea is ‘occasion-sensitivity’: what it is for words to express a ... More


Meaning and Intentional Content

Alan Millar

in Understanding People: Normativity and Rationalizing Explanation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199254408
eISBN:
9780191719721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254408.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter develops the idea that there is a normative dimension to all propositional attitudes in virtue of the fact that these attitudes have conceptual content. The starting point is Kripke’s ... More


Bad Language: Are Some Words Better than Others?

Edwin L. Battistella

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172485
eISBN:
9780199788187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172485.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Are pronunciations such as cawfee and chawklit bad English? Is slang improper? Is it incorrect to mix English and Spanish, as in Yo quiero Taco Bell? Can you write “Who do you trust?” rather than ... More


Language and Politics

John Joseph

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624522
eISBN:
9780748671458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624522.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Language, this book argues, is political from top to bottom, whether considered at the level of an individual speaker's choice of language or style of discourse with others (where interpersonal ... More


Bad Words

Edwin L. Battistella

in Bad Language: Are Some Words Better than Others?

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172485
eISBN:
9780199788187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172485.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter explores the relativity of vocabulary choice. Its main goals are both to examine how some words are bad, and to reinforce the view that effective usage is less a matter of permanent ... More


Weighting for Reasons

Mark Schroeder

in Slaves of the Passions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199299508
eISBN:
9780191714917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299508.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter advances a positive theory of the weight of reasons to replace Proportionalism, the thesis rejected in Chapters 5 and 6. First preliminary matters are set aside, in order to avoid an ... More


The Bishop's Grammar: Robert Lowth and the Rise of Prescriptivism

Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579273
eISBN:
9780191595219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579273.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This book examines the life, language and grammar of Robert Lowth (1710–1787), founder of prescriptivism. Drawing on private documents, it maps his social networks and compares his own language to ... More


The Grammar: Contents and Approach

Ingrid Tieken‐Boon van Ostade

in The Bishop's Grammar: Robert Lowth and the Rise of Prescriptivism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579273
eISBN:
9780191595219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579273.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

Written in the context of the Latinate grammatical tradition, the grammar is innovative in its critical footnotes. There, Lowth illustrates errors committed by the best authors to advocate the need ... More


Lowth's Own Usage and the Grammar's Norm of Correctness

Ingrid Tieken‐Boon van Ostade

in The Bishop's Grammar: Robert Lowth and the Rise of Prescriptivism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579273
eISBN:
9780191595219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579273.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

Lowth's awareness of grammatical appropriateness to context as determined by style and addressee. It links actual usage in the letters to the norm presented in the grammar, showing the fallacy of the ... More


Socially Neutral Linguistic Variation: Where, Why, What For, and How?

Nancy C. Dorian

in Investigating Variation: The Effects of Social Organization and Social Setting

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195385939
eISBN:
9780199870141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385939.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Exclusive experience with standardized languages produces an expectation that speech community members will assess competing variants by their supposed correctness. This does not happen in the ... More


The Challenge of Pluralism: Paradigms from Muslim Contexts

Abdou Filali-Ansary and Sikeena Karmali Ahmed

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639694
eISBN:
9780748653195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639694.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Current popular and academic discussions make certain assumptions regarding Islam and its lack of compatibility with pluralism. Some notable liberal thinkers have even argued that pluralism itself is ... More


An Aristocracy of Everyone: The Politics of Education and the Future of America

Benjamin R. Barber

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195091540
eISBN:
9780199854172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091540.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book sets a new agenda for the debate over education in America. It argues that both sides of the current debate—the elitist, anti-democratic conservatives and the radical champions of political ... More


Pluralistic Realism

Mohan Matthen

in Seeing, Doing, and Knowing: A Philosophical Theory of Sense Perception

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199268504
eISBN:
9780191602283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268509.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

A catalogue of mismatches between experienced colour and the physical counterparts of colour is presented. Does it show, as C. L. Hardin has argued, that colour is not real? No. It is proposed that a ... More


Using Perl to Do Calculations

Mark D. LeBlanc and Betsey Dexter Dyer

in Perl for Exploring DNA

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195305890
eISBN:
9780199773862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305890.003.05
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This chapter elucidates some of the mysteries of calculating with Perl. Arithmetic in Perl is fairly intuitive in its use of symbols. There are all sorts of reasons for doing a little arithmetic on ... More


Situating Shakespeare in an Historical Period

Margreta De Grazia

in Shakespeare Verbatim: The Reproduction of Authenticity and the 1790 Apparatus

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117780
eISBN:
9780191671067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117780.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Edmond Malone was involved in another project requiring authenticity, though this one was neither Shakespearean nor even literary. What will become increasingly clear, however, is the extent to which ... More


Conclusion: Textual Criticism and Enlightenment

Simon Jarvis

in Scholars and Gentlemen: Shakespearean Textual Criticism and Representations of Scholarly Labour, 1725-1765

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182955
eISBN:
9780191673924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182955.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

A central argument of this book has been that neither the rise of historicist approaches to the idea of linguistic correctness nor the advent of bibliographically grounded approaches to textual ... More


Internal and External: ‘Empirical’ and ‘Transcendental’

Barry Stroud

in The Significance of Philosophical Scepticism

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198247616
eISBN:
9780191598494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198247613.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 4 considers the response to scepticism found in Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason.According to Kant, all theories that leave the existence of things in space doubtful or insufficiently justified ... More


The Age of Immunology: Conceiving A Future in an Alienating World

A. David Napier

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226568126
eISBN:
9780226568140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226568140.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book argues that the central assumption of immunology—that we survive through the recognition and elimination of non-self—has become a defining concept of the modern age. Tracing this ... More


Reasoning Imperialism

Lance J. Rips

in Common Sense, Reasoning, and Rationality

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195147667
eISBN:
9780199785865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195147669.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Although people can recognize and make deductively valid arguments on occasion, one perspective is that there might be no psychologically valid distinction between the deductive correctness of a ... More


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