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Liberalism, Universalisms and Democratic Feminist Politics

Geraldine Pratt

in Working Feminism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748615698
eISBN:
9780748671243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615698.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter argues that, even at their most radical, feminist critics of liberalism rarely leave the spaces of paradox produced by contradictions and inconsistencies inherent to liberal capitalist ... More


Seeing Depicted Space (Or Not)

Mikael Pettersson

in Evaluative Perception

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198786054
eISBN:
9780191827747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786054.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

What is it to see something in a picture? Most accounts of pictorial experience—or, to use Richard Wollheim's term, ‘seeing-in’—seek, in various ways, to explain it in terms of how pictures somehow ... More


Afterness and Empty Space: No Longer and Not Yet

Gerhard Richter

in Afterness: Figures of Following in Modern Thought and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157704
eISBN:
9780231530347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157704.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter tackles the question of whether afterness can be thought to have a space, a Zeitraum, in which its movements can be thought. The German word Zeitraum, idiomatically translated, indicates ... More


Waste Lands: Sovereignty and the Anticolonial History of World Population

Alison Bashford

in Global Population: History, Geopolitics, and Life on Earth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147668
eISBN:
9780231519526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147668.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter illustrates the intimate relationship between colonialism and world population growth. For a time, the colonizing of global empty spaces—“waste lands”—was rationalized as a means to ... More


Nonsense and Visual Evanescence

Clare Mac Cumhaill

in Perceptual Ephemera

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198722304
eISBN:
9780191789120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722304.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter introduces a perceptual phenomenon so far overlooked in the philosophical literature: ‘visual evanescence’. ‘Evanescent’ objects are those that due to their structured visible ... More


Coda: Newton and Mathematical Physics in France in the Twilight of the Sun King

J.B. Shank

in Before Voltaire: The French Origins of "Newtonian" Mechanics, 1680-1715

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226509297
eISBN:
9780226509327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509327.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This Coda closes the book by reflecting on the initial reception of Newton's Principia in France as it relates to the eruption after 1715 of the "Newton Wars," and the very different understanding of ... More


Introduction: Whither Democracy?

Fred Dallmayr

in Democracy to Come: Politics as Relational Praxis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190670979
eISBN:
9780190671006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190670979.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

Tocqueville asserted that the principle of democratic equality is a “providential fact.” In its actual unfolding, however, the “providential” aspect was replaced by a strictly empirical, humanly ... More


Poems and Fancies

David Cunning

in Margaret Cavendish: Essential Writings

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190664053
eISBN:
9780190946876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664053.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter features a selection of excerpts from Cavendish’s poems and other short pieces. The passages treat a number of topics and issues: atomism; empty space; active regions of the world that ... More


Philosophical and Physical Opinions

David Cunning

in Margaret Cavendish: Essential Writings

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190664053
eISBN:
9780190946876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664053.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter features a selection of excerpts from Cavendish’s book, Philosophical and Physical Opinions. The passages treat a number of topics and issues: whether or not there are inherent ... More


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