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The place of parties

Robert E. Goodin

in Innovating Democracy: Democratic Theory and Practice After the Deliberative Turn

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199547944
eISBN:
9780191720116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547944.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

This chapter develops a principled role for political parties. What would be lacking in a polity that is perfectly democratic but that has no parties? The answer is: the politics of ideas, ... More


The Knowledge of God and of Ourselves

Paul Helm

in Calvin at the Centre

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199532186
eISBN:
9780191714580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532186.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses the meaning and sources of the overarching theme of Calvin's Institutes, that true wisdom chiefly consists in the knowledge of God and of ourselves. The origins of this theme ... More


The Practices of the Self

Charles Larmore

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226468877
eISBN:
9780226468549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226468549.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What is the nature of the fundamental relation we have to ourselves that makes each of us a self? To answer this question, this book develops a systematic theory of the self, challenging the ... More


After 9/11: The Ubiquity of Others

David Simpson

in Romanticism and the Question of the Stranger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922355
eISBN:
9780226922362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922362.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

After the events of 9/11, the world was said to have changed forever. There is a question of how the world changed, exactly, and how it affected the consciousness of the human race. Did it change ... More


Introduction: Knowers Unknown to Ourselves

John Patrick Diggins (ed.)

in Eugene O'Neill's America: Desire Under Democracy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226148809
eISBN:
9780226148823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226148823.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Eugene O'Neill is the great dramatist of American democracy. O'Neill almost appears to be claiming that in the encounter with life one learns from experiences that enrich one's perspectives. If ... More


Transforming Knowledge: The Making of Our Bodies, Ourselves

in Bodies of Knowledge: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Women's Health in the Second Wave

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226443058
eISBN:
9780226443072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226443072.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how the book Our Bodies, Ourselves provided readers with an alternative knowledge base on women's health, explaining that it allowed for a feminist reconceptualization of ... More


What Does It All Mean?

Hilde Lindemann

in Holding and Letting Go: The Social Practice of Personal Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199754922
eISBN:
9780199349463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754922.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter summarizes holding and letting go as a social practice so natural that it has escaped philosophical attention, even though it adds a dimension to ethics that can both deepen our ... More


Introduction

Paul F. Snowdon

in Persons, Animals, Ourselves

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198719618
eISBN:
9780191788703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719618.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The introductory chapter provides an overview of the book’s main themes. The book offers a critique of a certain mode or style of philosophical thinking about ourselves known as ‘mentalism’. This ... More


A Kantian Case for Our Obligations to the Other Animals

Christine M. Korsgaard

in Fellow Creatures: Our Obligations to the Other Animals

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198753858
eISBN:
9780191815416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753858.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

When we act rationally, we treat things that are good for us as if they were good absolutely. We choose to pursue them, and demand that others respect our choices, thus treating ourselves as ends in ... More


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