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Inventions of Nemesis: Utopia, Indignation, and Justice

Douglas Mao

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691199252
eISBN:
9780691211640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691199252.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Examining literary and philosophical writing about ideal societies from Greek antiquity to the present, this book offers a striking new take on utopia's fundamental project. Noting that utopian ... More


Human Rights as a Fallback Apparatus

Joseph Chan

in Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158617
eISBN:
9781400848690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158617.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter contends that the idea of human rights is compatible with the Confucian understanding of ethics and society, but that in the ideal society people will be guided by precepts of ... More


Plans, Visions, and Utopia

Janet Semple

in Bentham's Prison: A Study of the Panopticon Penitentiary

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273875
eISBN:
9780191684074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273875.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses Jeremy Bentham's plans and visions for his panopticon prison project. Scattered notes among his papers reveal the detail and substance of his prison plans and afford new ... More


“Where the Split Began” (Prometheus Unbound, Act III)

Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi

in Shelley’s Goddess: Maternity, Language, Subjectivity

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195073843
eISBN:
9780199855179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195073843.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The chapter analyzes the third act of Shelley’s play, “Prometheus Unbound,” and follows the sequence of events from the fall of Jupiter to the release of Prometheus and his union with Asia. In this ... More


A welfare society: Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–78)

Vic George

in Major thinkers in welfare: Contemporary issues in historical perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427069
eISBN:
9781447302728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427069.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter discusses the works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, whose work on poverty and inequality and theses on balance are well-known. The discussion begins with his views on human nature before it ... More


The Protestant Tempering of Utopia

Michael J. Lewis

in City of Refuge: Separatists and Utopian Town Planning

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691171814
eISBN:
9781400884315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171814.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter examines the notion of “Utopia.” It is widely known that Utopia means “no place.” However, few know that it is pronounced just the same as eutopoeia, meaning “good place.” In short, ... More


Prefigurative Politics of the Umbrella Movement: An Ethnography of Its Promise and Predicament

Alex Yong Kang Chow

in Take Back Our Future: An Eventful Sociology of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740916
eISBN:
9781501740930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740916.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses how the Umbrella Movement was an instance of prefigurative politics. Prefigurative politics refers to political actions or movements in which political ideals are ... More


Changing from Within: Plato’s New Approach in the

Julia Annas

in Virtue and Law in Plato and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198755746
eISBN:
9780191816895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755746.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The Laws opens with a new methodology. Instead of presenting a sketch of an ideal state in the course of answering a philosophical question about virtue, like the Republic, the work shows us how ... More


The Chorus and Society

Lucy C. M. M. Jackson

in The Chorus of Drama in the Fourth Century BCE: Presence and Representation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198844532
eISBN:
9780191880025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844532.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chorus is frequently used as an analogue for the dynamics between a leader and those who follow. Chapter 7 focuses on two early ‘political theorists’, Xenophon and Plato, and the way they often ... More


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