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Can We Really Dig Up God?: Science, Myth, and the Flood Today

J. David Pleins

in When the Great Abyss Opened: Classic and Contemporary Readings of Noah's Flood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199733637
eISBN:
9780199852505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733637.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Even if they believe in the Darwin's theories of evolution, people who assert the truth of the bible are stubborn as they would assume the stories in a historical context instead of adopting how ... More


Collingwood and Historical Testimony

C. A. J. Coady

in Testimony: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235514
eISBN:
9780191597220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235518.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Explores R. G. Collingwood's influential account of the role of testimony in historical knowledge. Collingwood minimizes the significance of testimony from the past as a source of knowledge in truly ... More


The ‘Lack of Evidence’

Richard Sturch

in The Word and the Christ: An Essay in Analytic Christology

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261988
eISBN:
9780191682278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261988.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the criticism concerning the lack of evidence on the correctness of the traditional Christological views. It explains that even if the traditional views might conceivably be ... More


Debating Research

Dipesh Chakrabarty

in The Calling of History: Sir Jadunath Sarkar and His Empire of Truth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226100449
eISBN:
9780226240244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226240244.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter tracks the history of the practice of “historical research” in India. From the seventeenth-century origins of the word “research,” which assumed different meanings at different times ... More


Being Serious: Modiano's Use of History

in A Self-Conscious Art Patrick Modiano's Postmodern Fictions

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235262
eISBN:
9781846314025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235262.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Patrick Modiano's use of historical facts in his fiction. It investigates how and why Modiano used the history of the Occupation of France and considers the issues of historical ... More


Pretext

Geoffrey B. Robinson

in The Killing Season: A History of the Indonesian Massacres, 1965-66

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196497
eISBN:
9781400888863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196497.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers whether the army and those who supported its campaign to vilify, imprison, torture, and kill PKI members and other leftists did so on the back of a lie. After weighing the ... More


Introduction: Italy's Ambivalent Modernity

Joseph Luzzi

in Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123555
eISBN:
9780300151787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123555.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book examines the metaphors, facts, and fictions about Italy that were born in the Romantic age and that continue to haunt the Western literary imagination. An initial investigation of Italy in ... More


War and Succession: Padmakar, Man Kavi, and the Gosains in Bundelkhand

William R. Pinch

in Text and Tradition in Early Modern North India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199478866
eISBN:
9780199092079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199478866.003.0012
Subject:
History, Indian History, Cultural History

William Pinch explores Padmakar Bhatt’s Himmatbahādurvirudāvalī, an account of the ascetic warlord Anupgir Gosain’s victory over the Bundelkhandi prince Arjun Singh Parmar in 1792. Acknowledging that ... More


Who’s Afraid of the Sophists?: Against Ethical Correctness

Barbara Cassin

in Sophistical Practice: Toward a Consistent Relativism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256389
eISBN:
9780823261345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256389.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter introduces the neologism “sophistics.” It considers the question of why one should be interested in sophistics today. It argues that sophistics, is a good tool, maybe even the best tool ... More


Talking History: Romila Thapar in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo with the Participation of Neeladri Bhattacharya

Ramin Jahanbegloo, Romila Thapar, and Neeladri Bhattacharya

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199474271
eISBN:
9780199090792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474271.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Talking History records a series of conversations that centre on the writing of history, and especially early Indian history, as evident in the works of Romila Thapar. She has focused on the study of ... More


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