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Michael Foley

in American Credo: The Place of Ideas in US Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199232673
eISBN:
9780191716362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232673.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the importance of progress in American society. Change is conceived as being largely synonymous with vitality, purpose, and direction, and is viewed as an integral and ... More


The Esalen Institute: A Center for Holistic Pursuits

Linda Sargent Wood

in A More Perfect Union: Holistic Worldviews and the Transformation of American Culture after World War II

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377743
eISBN:
9780199869404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377743.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 6 explores the Esalen Institute, an experimental education center established in 1962 along the California coast by Big Sur. Designed to facilitate personal growth, Esalen was one of the most ... More


Cosmic Dimensions: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's Omega Point

Linda Sargent Wood

in A More Perfect Union: Holistic Worldviews and the Transformation of American Culture after World War II

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377743
eISBN:
9780199869404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377743.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter profiles the life and work of Jesuit priest and paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Born in France, the priest worked for much of his adult life as a scientist in China, including ... More


A More Perfect Union: Holistic Worldviews and the Transformation of American Culture after World War II

Linda Sargent Wood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377743
eISBN:
9780199869404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377743.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book uncovers a strong holistic impulse in post–World War II American culture that both challenged the logic of the Cold War and fed some of the twentieth century's most powerful social ... More


Welfare Economics and Inequality

Amartya Sen

in Inequality Reexamined

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289289
eISBN:
9780191596896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198289286.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

After a preamble on the choice of space (variable) and evaluative purpose, the matter of whether a person's position in terms of achievement should be judged positively (as level of achievement ... More


Summary and Conclusion

C. Daniel Batson

in Altruism in Humans

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195341065
eISBN:
9780199894222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341065.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The significance of any claim that altruism plays a prominent role in human life depends on what is meant by altruism. If one means helping behavior, or helping in order to gain subtle self-benefits ... More


Categorizing Modern Satanism: An Analysis of LaVey’s Early Writings

Amina Olander Lap

in The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199779239
eISBN:
9780199979646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779239.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter is a thematic reading of several core texts authored by the Church of Satan's high priest, Anton LaVey. By looking closely at the anthropology found in The Satanic Bible, The Satanic ... More


The Powerful Reach of Early Childhood Development: a science-based foundation for sound investment

Jack P. Shonkoff and Linda Richter

in Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199922994
eISBN:
9780199980420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922994.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This introductory commentary informs a broad understanding of the basic science of early childhood and early brain development, and its foundational importance for guiding productive public and ... More


Esalen’s Legacies

Marion Goldman

in The American Soul Rush: Esalen and the Rise of Spiritual Privilege

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732878
eISBN:
9780814733387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732878.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter documents some of the ways that the Institute has made a lasting impact on the wider culture through educational institutions, professional organizations, and media, including books, ... More


Reflections on infancy

Miles Hollingworth

in Saint Augustine of Hippo: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199861590
eISBN:
9780199345441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861590.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

As early Christianity sought to assert itself in a pagan world, the infant condition became something of a laboratory for theories about human potential. An adult life once so much water has passed ... More


Stoicism & Emotion

Margaret R. Graver

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226305578
eISBN:
9780226305202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305202.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

On the surface, stoicism and emotion seem like contradictory terms. Yet the Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome were deeply interested in the emotions, which they understood as complex ... More


Crisis 1886–88

in Citizen: Jane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226446998
eISBN:
9780226447018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226447018.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Settlement life reinforced Jane Addams's familiar sense of herself even as it stretched her social horizons. It offered her a way to cross over into a new world while keeping a foot in the old one. ... More


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