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Introduction

Jeffrey Knapp

in Pleasing Everyone: Mass Entertainment in Renaissance London and Golden-Age Hollywood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190634063
eISBN:
9780190634094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634063.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Most commentators on mass entertainment restrict the phenomenon to the machine age. The introduction to Pleasing Everyone broadens our conception of mass entertainment by arguing that it should be ... More


Open-Mindedness and Firmness: Transcend and Maintain Your Perspective

Nathan L. King

in The Excellent Mind: Intellectual Virtues for Everyday Life

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190096250
eISBN:
9780190096298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190096250.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores the complementary virtues of open-mindedness and firmness. The former requires a willing ability to take seriously the merits of new and contrary views. The latter requires a ... More


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