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The Remembered Village

M.N. Srinivas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077459
eISBN:
9780199081165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077459.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book is about Rampura, a multi-caste village in princely Mysore (now part of Karnataka) as it was in 1948, the year when M. N. Srinivas did fieldwork there. As so often in human affairs, and in ... More


Two Styles of Thought

Mary Douglas

in Leviticus as Literature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244195
eISBN:
9780191600548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244197.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Leviticus has a different style from Deuteronomy, and often the teaching differs, but through two millennia Leviticus has been read through Deuteronomy, with divergences reconciled by imposing the ... More


Introduction: Time, Space, and Population

John Landers

in The Field and the Forge: Population, Production, and Power in the Pre-industrial West

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199279579
eISBN:
9780191719448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279579.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History, Economic History

Time and space are intimately related in the world of human affairs no less than in the world of modern physics. The longest time scale is that of the so-called longue duree, a term that is ... More


Regions and the World Economy

Allen J. Scott

in Regions and the World Economy: The Coming Shape of Global Production, Competition, and Political Order

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296584
eISBN:
9780191685255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296584.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

One of the paradoxes of social theory today involves the simultaneity of people having visions of a shrinking world with a new global order and the rediscovery of the importance of geography in human ... More


Introduction

R. W. Sharples (ed.)

in On Fate: Cicero: & Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy IV.5-7, V

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856684760
eISBN:
9781800343047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856684760.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Cicero's treatise titled On Fate (De fato), which is part of the second group of his philosophical writings that dates from the period of Julius Caesar's ascendancy at the end ... More


Introduction

P.G. Walsh (ed.)

in Aris & Phillips Classical Texts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687594
eISBN:
9781800342996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687594.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter introduces Augustine's Books III and IV of The City of God. It discusses how Augustine countered ideas that gods must be worshipped in order to ensure prosperity in the present life and ... More


Introduction

Kyle Summers and Bernard J. Crespi

in Human Social Evolution: The Foundational Works of Richard D. Alexander

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199791750
eISBN:
9780190267858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199791750.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book brings together some of the important work of Richard D. Alexander in the field of human social evolution. Alexander's ideas and hypotheses have inspired scholars in the fields of biology, ... More


Husserl's Conception of the Life-World

Stanley Rosen

in The Elusiveness of the Ordinary: Studies in the Possibility of Philosophy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091977
eISBN:
9780300129526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091977.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter describes Husserl's analysis of the life-world as one of the most thorough attempts in the past hundred years to ground philosophy in everyday or pretheoretical life. It is, at the same ... More


Improving Our Habits: Peirce and Meliorism

Mats Bergman

in The Normative Thought of Charles S. Peirce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242443
eISBN:
9780823250769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242443.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Peirce is manifestly skeptical of attempts to apply philosophy to concrete human affairs. In his Cambridge Conferences Lectures (1898), Peirce not only seems to advocate a rather sharp distinction ... More


Pragmatism, Naturalism, and Genealogy in the Study of Religion

Wayne Proudfoot

in The Varieties of Transcendence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267576
eISBN:
9780823272389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267576.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter considers the importance of a form of naturalistic thinking to the understanding of pragmatism and religion. It distinguishes between “naturalistic accounts of beliefs and practices as ... More


The Improbability of Othello: Rhetorical Anthropology and Shakespearean Selfhood

Joel B. Altman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226016108
eISBN:
9780226016122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226016122.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare's dramatis personae exist in a world of supposition, struggling to connect knowledge that cannot be had, judgments that must be made, and actions that need to be taken. For them, ... More


G. R. Malkani, “Philosophical Truth” (1949)

Nalini Bhushan and Jay L. Garfield

in Indian Philosophy in English: From Renaissance to Independence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199769261
eISBN:
9780190267605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769261.003.0030
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents G. R. Malkani's 1949 essay, “Philosophical Truth,” in which he tackles the nature of philosophical questions and the role of philosophy vis á vis science, religion, and human ... More


On Times and Affairs

Marco Cesa (ed.)

in Machiavelli on International Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199673698
eISBN:
9780191803680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673698.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins with excerpts that emphasize how knowledge of the past allows one to see what is coming and thus act in time. This is followed by the draft of a letter to Giovan Battista ... More


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