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The World of John Taylor the Water-Poet 1578–1653

Bernard Capp

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203759
eISBN:
9780191675959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203759.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book studies a self-educated popular writer who carved out a pioneering role for himself as a ‘media celebrity’ and became a national institution. John Taylor chronicled his adventurous life and ... More


Virtue and Beauty

D. D. Raphael

in The Impartial Spectator: Adam Smith's Moral Philosophy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199213337
eISBN:
9780191707544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213337.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

A number of the British moralists of the 18th century write of an affinity between virtue and beauty. Smith claims originality for his view that we are often led, by thought of the beauty of a ... More


On Demand: Writing for the Market in Early Modern England

David Baker

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804738569
eISBN:
9780804772907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804738569.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In early modern England, while moralists railed against the theater as wasteful and depraved, and inflation whittled away at the value of wages, people attended the theater in droves. This book draws ... More


Youth and Authority: Formative Experiences in England 1560–1640

Paul Griffiths

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204756
eISBN:
9780191676390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204756.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

It is now well known that there was a separate age of youth in 16th-and 17th-century society (and before), but in much of the writing on this subject, youth has emerged as a passive construct of the ... More


Seeing a Meaning

Marilyn Butler

in Jane Austen and the War of Ideas

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129684
eISBN:
9780191671838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129684.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The purpose of this book is not to follow every clue to Jane Austen's religious opinions. It is to show that her manner as a novelist is broadly that of the conservative Christian moralist of the ... More


The Very Ends of Poesy

Gregory A. Staley

in Seneca and the Idea of Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387438
eISBN:
9780199866809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387438.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Seneca does not compose a poetics, but he regularly shows in his prose writings a wide knowledge of ancient poetic theory. This chapter examines Seneca’s own occasional comments on poetry and the ... More


Sophistication

David Pugmire

in Sound Sentiments: Integrity in the Emotions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199276899
eISBN:
9780191602689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276897.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Sophistication can be a virtue. Cynics lay claim to it; it allows one to settle for and negotiate the reality of mixed emotions; moreover, the refusal to stereotype or simplify things in the attempt ... More


Choice and the Origination of Action

W.F.R. Hardie

in Aristotle's Ethical Theory

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246329
eISBN:
9780191680953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246329.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses Aristotle's doctrine that a man, or something in a man, is the moving principle, or responsible cause, of his actions. It tries to clarify Aristotle's curiously unconfident ... More


Liberty and Morality

Stefan Petrow

in Policing Morals: The Metropolitan Police and the Home Office 1870–1914

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201656
eISBN:
9780191674976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201656.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses differing views on the exercise of liberty and on the exercise of society, and the moralists and the authority to regulate individual morality and the morals of the society as ... More


The Autonomy of Ethics: (3) Sidgwick and his Contemporaries

Arthur N. Prior

in Logic and the Basis of Ethics

Published in print:
1963
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198241577
eISBN:
9780191680380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241577.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses Henry Sidgwick, a moralist who commanded the attention of his fellows. The discussion also focuses on an updated the history of the perception that information about people’s ... More


The Moralist and the Question of l’Honnête

Lucien Jaume

in Tocqueville: The Aristocratic Sources of Liberty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152042
eISBN:
9781400846726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152042.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that Tocqueville was a moralist in the same sense that he was a political thinker: he imagines not only an adversary whom he must defeat but also an interlocutor whom he must ... More


Conclusion: Karl Barth and Christian Ethics Today

NIGEL BIGGAR

in The Hastening that Waits: Karl Barth's Ethics

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198264576
eISBN:
9780191682728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264576.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter begins with a discussion of Barth's ethics. It then addresses the question: How should Christian moralists today respond to Barth's ethics? The answer is that they should discard some of ... More


The Great Project of an Idle Life: Rousseau

Pierre Saint-Amand

in The Pursuit of Laziness: An Idle Interpretation of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149271
eISBN:
9781400838714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149271.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses how idleness is one of the contradictory figures that weave through Jean-Jacques Rousseau's works. The problem of idleness pervades Rousseau's philosophical writings and ... More


“Patented Villains”: Rescue Workers and the Penitentiary System

Frances Finnegan

in Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174601
eISBN:
9780199849901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174601.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

There were alarming estimates on prostitution in Britain throughout the nineteenth century. This chapter presents the history of the Female Penitentiary system in England from its beginnings in the ... More


Constitutionalism and the Limits of the Criminal Law

Malcolm Thorburn

in The Structures of the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199644315
eISBN:
9780191732249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644315.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This chapter is concerned with the internal limiting principles of the criminal law. That is, rather than considering the external constraints that can be gleaned from constitutional law or from ... More


Thinking Through Style: Non-Fiction Prose of the Long Nineteenth Century

Michael D. Hurley and Marcus Waithe (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198737827
eISBN:
9780191801273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198737827.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

What is ‘style’, and how does it relate to thought in language? It has often been treated as something merely linguistic, independent of thought, ornamental; stylishness for its own sake. Or else it ... More


Sacrifice Regained: Morality and Self-Interest in British Moral Philosophy from Hobbes to Bentham

Roger Crisp

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198840473
eISBN:
9780191880131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840473.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Does being virtuous make you happy? This book examines the answers to this ancient question provided by the so-called ‘British Moralists’, from about 1650 for the next two hundred years. This ... More


James Anthony Froude: An Intellectual Biography of a Victorian Prophet

Ciaran Brady

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199668038
eISBN:
9780191748677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668038.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

James Anthony Froude is among the most frequently cited but gravely misunderstood figures in Victorian intellectual life. Known in part by students of historiography, literary scholars, theological ... More


Law and Economics: Adam Smith's Analysis

Neil MacCormick

in Legal Right and Social Democracy: Essays in Legal and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198255024
eISBN:
9780191681561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255024.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The disputes over natural law and rationality in ethics among the Scottish moralists were carried on at a level to which Benthamite moralizing on the basis of a merely asserted principle of utility ... More


Froude’s Voices

Ciaran Brady

in James Anthony Froude: An Intellectual Biography of a Victorian Prophet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199668038
eISBN:
9780191748677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668038.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter initiates the argument of the book. Following a critical review of the major biographical evidence, it argues that it was Froude’s acute sense of individual moral obligation arising in ... More


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