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White Collar Zen: Using Zen Principles to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Your Career Goals

Steven Heine

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195160031
eISBN:
9780199850273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160031.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

It is said that in traditional Japan the samurai embraced Zen because it helped them to be fearless in adversity, to act quickly and decisively, and to keep focused on their ultimate goal. This book ... More


Sociology and Ideology

André Béteille

in Democracy and Its Institutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198080961
eISBN:
9780199082049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198080961.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores the relationship between sociology and ideology, drawing on the work of M. N. Srinivas, and argues that sociology and ideology must be kept apart. It considers sociology as ... More


Ideas Leap Barriers: The Value of Historical Studies to Philosophy

Richard Sorabji

in Maieusis: Essays in Ancient Philosophy in Honour of Myles Burnyeat

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199289974
eISBN:
9780191711008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289974.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter discusses some of the author's and Myles Burnyeat's intersecting views about the history of philosophy. It identifies barriers within and between philosophical traditions, as well as ... More


Reasoning with Conditionals

A. W. Price

in Contextuality in Practical Reason

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199534791
eISBN:
9780191715877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534791.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Hypothetical imperatives are problematic: does ‘If you want to get drunk every evening, you ought to work in a bar’ entail, given ‘You want to get drunk every evening’, ‘You ought to work in a bar’? ... More


The Emotional Detachment from the Sacred

Douglas V. Porpora

in Landscapes of the Soul: The Loss of Moral Meaning in American Life

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134919
eISBN:
9780199834563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134915.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Argues that through a felt lack of religious experience, many Americans are emotionally detached from the sacred. Whereas religious ethics ought to be the inspired emulation of God's perceived ... More


Jokes

JOHN BAYLEY

in Housman's Poems

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117636
eISBN:
9780191671036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117636.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the gap between feeling and detachment, which subsequently produces a deliberative and even disquieting impression of humour. Humour is considered to be the result of ... More


‘The Lucifer of that Starry Flock’: Shelley in Purgatorio

Ralph Pite

in The Circle of Our Vision: Dante's Presence in English Romantic Poetry

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112945
eISBN:
9780191670886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112945.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

The first version of Keats's Hyperion may have had influence on Shelley's the Triumph of Life. Although the ‘shape all light’ in Rousseau's narrative in Shelley's work seemed to disappear, it became ... More


Domesticity and Detachment

T. N. Madan

in The Hindu Householder: The T.N. Madan Omnibus

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069409
eISBN:
9780199080038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069409.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter presents an account of the Pandit ideology of the householder in which the purposes and procedures of the good life, lived in affirmation of the values of plenitude and detachment, are ... More


Cultural Ideals and Financial Constraints

Lawrence Stone and Jeanne C. Fawtier Stone

in An Open Elite?: England 1540-1880

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206071
eISBN:
9780191676963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206071.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the growth of a desire among the elite for detachment and splendid isolation in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries which was reflected in the abandonment of country ... More


Real Horror

Robert C. Solomon

in In Defense of Sentimentality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780195145502
eISBN:
9780199834969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514550X.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Horror is not the same as fear, and while fear contains an essential action tendency horror does not. And while we can enjoy fear (as Aristotle argued in our viewing of tragic theater) there is no ... More


Evaluation and Management

Daniel A. Brinton and Charles P. Wilkinson

in Retinal Detachment: Priniciples and Practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195330823
eISBN:
9780197562543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195330823.003.0008
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Ophthalmology

Evaluation of a patient for retinal detachment includes a thorough history and a complete ocular exam, including measurement of visual acuity, external ... More


Criteria of Rational Belief

L. Jonathan Cohen

in The Probable and The Provable

Published in print:
1977
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198244127
eISBN:
9780191680748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244127.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter begins by providing the problem of the detachment conditions for dyadic judgements of probability. The study of criteria for rational belief is very largely the study of the detachment ... More


Professional Distance

Mike W. Martin

in Meaningful Work: Rethinking Professional Ethics

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195133257
eISBN:
9780199848706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133257.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Professionals are criticized for being too detached and also for being insufficiently distanced. On the one hand, physicians are denounced when their clinical detachment leads them to become ... More


Social Science and Moral Duties: The Secrets of the Heart

Cheryl B. Welch

in De Tocqueville

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198781318
eISBN:
9780191695414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198781318.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the relationship of Tocqueville's moral beliefs and spiritual anxieties to his social science, a relationship at the very core of the irony and detachment that characterize all ... More


So How's the Family?: And Other Essays

Arlie Russell Hochschild

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520272279
eISBN:
9780520956780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272279.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book is a collection of thirteen essays that focus on the impact of social forces on the emotional side of intimate life. In a sensitizing introductory section, the author focuses on the “work” ... More


A Pure Theory of Law?

Andrei Marmor

in Philosophy of Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141671
eISBN:
9781400838707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141671.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses Hans Kelsen's influential attempt to present a “pure” theory of law, and the reasons for its failure. It tries to show that Kelsen's pure theory of law is the most striking—and ... More


Social Rules at the Foundations of Law

Andrei Marmor

in Philosophy of Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141671
eISBN:
9781400838707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141671.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents some of H. L. A. Hart's main contributions to legal philosophy. Hart's The Concept of Law is widely regarded as the single most important contribution to legal philosophy in the ... More


The Language of Law

Andrei Marmor

in Philosophy of Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141671
eISBN:
9781400838707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141671.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on the role of language and interpretation in understanding the content of the law. The argument here is motivated by Dworkin's argument that we can never grasp what the law says ... More


Reasons and Desires

Jonathan Dancy

in Practical Reality

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253050
eISBN:
9780191597282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253056.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Argues that normative reasons are value‐based rather than desire‐based, following and hopefully improving on the work of Raz, Quinn, and Scanlon.


Reasons and Beliefs

Jonathan Dancy

in Practical Reality

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253050
eISBN:
9780191597282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253056.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Argues that normative reasons, whether moral or prudential, are states of affairs rather than the agent's beliefs—a form of normative realism. It considers arguments to the contrary by H. A. ... More


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