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Modes of Incapacitation

Barry Dainton

in The Phenomenal Self

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199288847
eISBN:
9780191710742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288847.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter considers how sharp the temporal boundaries of a subject's existence are, when viewed from the perspective of the C-theory. Can we fade into or out of existence, or are the boundaries of ... More


Jonson's Justices and Shakespeare's Constables: Sexual Suspicion in the Evidential Plot

Lorna Hutson

in The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212439
eISBN:
9780191707209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212439.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter suggests that we should read Shakespeare's drama written after 1597 as generally responding to the direction in which Ben Jonson was taking the evidential plot and its rhetoric of ... More


Game Theory in Context

Michael Suk-Young Chwe

in Jane Austen, Game Theorist

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162447
eISBN:
9781400851331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162447.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explains game theory from the ground up. It first considers the concepts of choice and preferences before discussing strategic thinking as a combination of several skills. Game theory is ... More


Space

Bede Rundle

in Time, Space, and Metaphysics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199575114
eISBN:
9780191722349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575114.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Absolutism with respect to space is subject to much the same lines of criticism as is absolutism with respect to time, and while with space we also have Kant's arguments concerning left and right ... More


The Nothingness of Being and the Spectacle: The American Sublime Revisited

William V. Spanos

in Redeemer Nation In the Interregnum: An Untimely Meditation on the American Vocation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268153
eISBN:
9780823272464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268153.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter revisits the founding concept of the American sublime to show that, under the aegis of American exceptionalism, the enabling nothing that is intrinsic to the sublime has become an ... More


Almost Nothing: Observations on precarious practices in contemporary art

Anna Dezeuze

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719088575
eISBN:
9781526120717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088575.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book proposes a new reading of contemporary art between 1958 and 2009 by sketching out a trajectory of ‘precarious’ art practices. Such practices risk being dismissed as ‘almost nothing’ because ... More


Teleological Notions

Monte Ransome Johnson

in Aristotle on Teleology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199285303
eISBN:
9780191603143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285306.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The key term of Aristotle’s teleology is “the cause for the sake of which”. Aristotle discusses in several key texts (Physics, On the Soul, Metaphysics, Eudemian Ethics) the fact that this has two ... More


Liberative Knowledge as “Living without a Wh

Hugh Nicholson

in Comparative Theology and the Problem of Religious Rivalry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199772865
eISBN:
9780199897315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772865.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter challenges the contrast Otto draws between the activist ethic affirmed by Eckhart and the quietism and moral indifference allegedly espoused by his Indian counterpart. Specifically, it ... More


The Mexican War and Nativism

William B. Kurtz

in Excommunicated From the Union: How the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267538
eISBN:
9780823272372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267538.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Mexican War was a dress rehearsal not just for military leaders, but for Catholics who believed that military service would prove their patriotism once and for all. Although many Catholics served ... More


1902–1910: ‘Screeching in a straightened waistcoat’

Robert Welch

in The Abbey Theatre, 1899-1999: Form and Pressure

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121879
eISBN:
9780191671364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121879.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In this chapter, the relationship between George Moore and Yeats is described. While they had a very tumultuous working association, especially on the Diarmuid and Grania, they discussed the idea of ... More


New Comedic Intrigue

Robert S. Miola

in Shakespeare and Classical Comedy: The Influence of Plautus and Terence

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182696
eISBN:
9780191673863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182696.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In a number of Shakespearean comedies such as The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare was able to make use of New Comedic devices, situations, characters, and other such elements, in incorporating ... More


“Let, Then, the Whig Party Pass”

Michael F. Holt

in The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161045
eISBN:
9780199849635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161045.003.0025
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Southern Whigs' “only chance” was now “a diversion—a change of names”, South Carolina's George S. Bryan concluded two months before the North's crucial October and November elections. John P. Kennedy ... More


Looking Forward to Death? 1

Robert C. Solomon

in Spirituality for the Skeptic: The Thoughtful Love of life

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134674
eISBN:
9780199833733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134672.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Death has always been an obvious part of life, but we find it easy to deny death because it touches most of us so rarely. But there are many ways of denying death, including philosophical postures ... More


Newark's Forgotten Riot

Thomas A. McCabe

in Miracle on High Street: The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J.

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823233106
eISBN:
9780823234950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823233106.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter provides an account of the riot that occurred in Newark on September 5 1854. Three thousand men wanted to make a show of force on behalf of the Know-Nothing Party ... More


Interlude The Stranger

Simon Palfrey

in Poor Tom: Living "King Lear"

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226150642
eISBN:
9780226150789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226150789.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

A short thought-experiment asking us to imagine a series of propositions: a nothing come to life, one that moves into places, takes on form, then becomes nothing again; a brush-stroke repeated over ... More


Pleonastic Propositions

Stephen Schiffer

in The Things We Mean

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199257768
eISBN:
9780191602313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257760.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Pleonastic entities are entities whose existence is secured by something-from-nothing transformations, these being conceptually valid inferences that take one from a statement in which no reference ... More


Vital Organ Donation without the Dead Donor Rule

Franklin G. Miller and Robert D. Truog

in Death, Dying, and Organ Transplantation: Reconstructing Medical Ethics at the End of Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199739172
eISBN:
9780199918683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739172.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The established ethical framework for donation of vital organs has relied on "the dead donor rule," which stipulates that vital organs can be procured for transplantation only from donors who are ... More


‘Life's too short’: All or Nothing

Tony Whitehead

in Mike Leigh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072369
eISBN:
9781781703298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072369.003.0040
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter illustrates how Mike Leigh returned to more recognisable territory for his film, All or Nothing. The opening shot of All or Nothing almost looked like a parody of his style and ... More


‘Upon Nothing’: Rochester and the Fear of Non-entity

Tony Barley

in Reading Rochester

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853230380
eISBN:
9781846317644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317644.007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses the descriptive definition of non-entity in Rochester's poem ‘Upon Nothing’. The playfulness of Rochester relies on the promotion of a giddying sequence of mutually exclusive ... More


From ‘Nothing’ to ‘Silence’: Rochester and Pope

Paul Baines

in Reading Rochester

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853230380
eISBN:
9781846317644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317644.009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores Rochester's ‘Nothing’ in relation to 18th-century English poet Alexander Pope. The biggest gesture of Pope towards Rochester was to publish ‘On Silence’, which is a juvenile ... More


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