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The Participant: A Century of Participation in Four Stories

Christopher M. Kelty

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226666624
eISBN:
9780226666938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226666938.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The Participant is an historical ethnography of the concept of participation. It argues that participation is a problem for liberal representative democracy, and provides an account of its ... More


Introduction: Boder's Happy Idea

Alan Rosen

in The Wonder of Their Voices: The 1946 Holocaust Interviews of David Boder

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395129
eISBN:
9780199866588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395129.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The introductory chapter establishes a postwar context for Boder's interview project, examines misconceptions about testimony during this period, raises the issue of America's response to the ... More


Impasse, Paradox, and the Myth of Learning by Recollection

Roslyn Weiss

in Virtue in the Cave: Moral Inquiry in Plato's Meno

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140767
eISBN:
9780199833849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140761.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Having failed to produce a satisfactory definition of virtue, Meno suddenly recalls having heard that Socrates is a perplexed man himself who causes perplexity in others. He likens Socrates to a ... More


Participation, Experienced

Christopher M. Kelty

in The Participant: A Century of Participation in Four Stories

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226666624
eISBN:
9780226666938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226666938.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the relationship between personhood and participation. It introduces the “ancient” meaning of participation, and gives a brief history of how the concept was taken up and ... More


Augustine's Confessions: Philosophy in Autobiography

William E. Mann (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199577552
eISBN:
9780191788871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577552.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, History of Philosophy

Augustine’s Confessions is a masterpiece of world literature. Written by Augustine at the height of his philosophical and rhetorical skills, the Confessions is at once autobiographical, ... More


The True Perplexity: The Guide of the Perplexed Part II, Chapter 24

Tzvi Langermann

in Perspectives on Maimonides: Philosophical and Historical Studies

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100714
eISBN:
9781800340404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100714.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on part II, Chapter 24 of Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed, which discusses the incompatibility of the models used by professional astronomers with the basic tenets of the ... More


The City’s Moral Geology

Marilyn Fischer

in Jane Addams's Evolutionary Theorizing: Constructing "Democracy and Social Ethics"

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226631325
eISBN:
9780226631462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226631462.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter examines two essays Addams later revised as chapters in Democracy and Social Ethics titled “Political Reform” and “Charitable Effort.” The first analyzes corrupt politician Johnny ... More


God, Belief, and Perplexity

William E. Mann

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190459208
eISBN:
9780190459222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190459208.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

This volume is a collection of fourteen of William E. Mann’s essays in the philosophical interpretation of the writings of Augustine, Anselm, and Peter Abelard. Directly or indirectly, Augustine sets ... More


Performance of the Speech Recognizer and Parser

Ronnie W. Smith and D. Richard Hipp

in Spoken Natural Language Dialog Systems: A Practical Approach

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195091878
eISBN:
9780197560686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195091878.003.0010
Subject:
Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction

The results of the experiments reported in the previous chapter were independently analyzed in order to measure the accuracy of the speech recognizer and parser. A summary of the key results of ... More


Perplexity and Mystery

William E. Mann

in God, Belief, and Perplexity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190459208
eISBN:
9780190459222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190459208.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

This chapter probes Augustine’s occasional attitude of indifference to paradox and his capacity to resolve mystery by responding to Gareth B. Matthews’s “The Socratic Augustine” and Peter King’s ... More


The Question of Intent: Mystification and Perplexity

Roger Pearson

in The Beauty of Baudelaire: The Poet as Alternative Lawgiver

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780192843319
eISBN:
9780191925856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192843319.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines how the poet employs a range of conflicting voices, opinions, and personas throughout Le Spleen de Paris. It discusses how this polyphony has been variously interpreted as a ... More


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