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Revisiting the Garden's Solitaires

Mark S. Cladis

in Public Vision, Private Lives: Rousseau, Religion, and 21st-Century Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125542
eISBN:
9780199834082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195125541.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Explores in detail why neither happiness nor virtue can take root in Rousseau's account of the state of nature. The Solitaires are moral insofar as they do no harm (and hence they could be considered ... More


Christian Asceticism and Sexual Nonconformity

James E. Crimmins

in Secular Utilitarianism: Social Science and the Critique of Religion in the Thought of Jeremy Bentham

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277415
eISBN:
9780191684173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277415.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Though laced with a liberal amount of Benthamic irony and dogmatically argued throughout, the Analysis and Not Paul, but Jesus are undeserving of the neglect which has traditionally been their due. ... More


Plato’s Saving of the Appearances: Radical Revision or Explanatory Reconstruction?

Christopher Moore

in Calling Philosophers Names: On the Origin of a Discipline

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691195056
eISBN:
9780691197425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195056.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter confronts the use of philosophia by Heraclides' teacher, Plato. It shows that across his dialogues, Plato treats philosophia as a term in common parlance, and thus that he is, in effect, ... More


A Wizard for Malgudi: The Financial Expert

Ranga Rao

in R.K. Narayan: The Novelist and His Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199470754
eISBN:
9780199087624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470754.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

R.K. Narayan’s post-Independence novels and novellas challenge the art of the novelist. In this chapter, Ranga Rao notes how this procession of malcontents presents a more formidable challenge, how ... More


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