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Nature's Metaphysics: Laws and Properties

Alexander Bird

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199227013
eISBN:
9780191711121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227013.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What are the laws of nature, and what explains their existence? This book develops the proposal that the laws of nature are grounded in the essences of properties. It is argued that fundamental ... More


Introduction

A. H. Halsey

in A History of Sociology in Britain: Science, Literature, and Society

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266609
eISBN:
9780191601019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266603.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

It is becoming standard for sociologists to preface their books with a brief autobiography. This I have done, emphasizing belief in the potency of politics as the atmosphere of LSE in the 1940s. A ... More


Introduction—Laws and Properties

Alexander Bird

in Nature's Metaphysics: Laws and Properties

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199227013
eISBN:
9780191711121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227013.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter provides an introduction to the topics of this book — the metaphysics of laws of nature and of natural properties. Three views of laws are introduced: the regularity view; the nomic ... More


Dispositional Essentialism, Modality, and Intentionality

Alexander Bird

in Nature's Metaphysics: Laws and Properties

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199227013
eISBN:
9780191711121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227013.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter analyzes the relationship of dispositional essentialism to questions of modality and to intentionality. Armstrong criticizes dispositional essentialism on the ground that it leads to a ... More


Thomas Aquinas

Adam G. Cooper

in Life in the Flesh: An Anti-Gnostic Spiritual Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546626
eISBN:
9780191720208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546626.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In Aquinas's hylomorphic theory of the universe, the patristic theology of the body is strengthened and enriched with deeper philosophical underpinnings. Always sensitive to the spiritualizing ... More


Vibrant Vegetarian Gujarat

Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi

in Pogrom in Gujarat: Hindu Nationalism and Anti-Muslim Violence in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151762
eISBN:
9781400842599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151762.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how despite the historical influences of vegetarian Vaishnava traditions, Jainism, the salience of Mahatma Gandhi in Gujarat, and its current index of the abject, meat eating is ... More


Infertile Subjectivities

Marcia C. Inhorn

in The New Arab Man: Emergent Masculinities, Technologies, and Islam in the Middle East

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148885
eISBN:
9781400842629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148885.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter begins with an analysis of Ziad's story, who suffers from a very serious case of male infertility. Because male infertility is not a visible medical condition, most men have no idea that ... More


Drafting techniques and the Interpretation Act

F. A. R. Bennion

in Understanding Common Law Legislation: Drafting and Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564101
eISBN:
9780191705465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564101.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Different types of Act are drafted differently. One type is the consolidation Act, which confines within one Act provisions from existing Acts on the same subject. Straight consolidation (presumed ... More


Rabelais

Cave Terence

in The Cornucopian Text: Problems of Writing in the French Renaissance

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158356
eISBN:
9780191673290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158356.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines cornucopian text problems in French Renaissance writing in the context of Francois Rabelais' works. It suggests that Rabelais' notion of the book as a cornucopia can be observed ... More


Mirth and Licence: Moll at the Bankside and Moll in Cheapside

SWAPAN CHAKRAVORTY

in Society and Politics in the Plays of Thomas Middleton

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182665
eISBN:
9780191673856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182665.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Seven years after 1 Whore, Thomas Middleton worked with Dekker on Roaring Girl (1611), another play for the Prince’s Men. The plot reworks some of ... More


Opium-Eaters: The Addict, the Imperialist, and the Autobiographer

Josephine Mcdonagh

in De Quincey's Disciplines

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112853
eISBN:
9780191670862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112853.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The various essays on murder drew more attention to the murderer's social functions rather than focusing on the victim and the victim's thoughts before he or she is killed. In De Quincey's ‘On the ... More


On the Idea of Potency: Juridical and Theological Roots of the Western Cultural Tradition

Emanuele Castrucci

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474411844
eISBN:
9781474426770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411844.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Does there exist a Logos capable of limiting the very power of God? This question closely relates an inquiry arising in classical Greek philosophy to the theological knowledge originating in Jewish ... More


The Male Body in Medicine and Literature

Andrew Mangham and Daniel Lea (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781786940520
eISBN:
9781789629170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940520.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Investigations of male potency and the ‘ability to perform’ have long been mainstays of social, political and artistic discourse and have provoked spirited and partisan declarations about what it is ... More


Revolution: Reagan and Texas in 1980

Sean P. Cunningham

in Cowboy Conservatism: Texas and the Rise of the Modern Right

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125763
eISBN:
9780813135441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125763.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The 1980s election of Ronald Reagan highlighted by his overwhelming win in Texas was a culmination of more than two decades of political change, hastened by a host of economic, social, and ... More


Humility and Epistemic Goods

Robert C. Roberts and W. Jay Wood

in Intellectual Virtue: Perspectives from Ethics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199252732
eISBN:
9780191719288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252732.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Some of the most interesting works in virtue ethics are the detailed, perceptive treatments of specific virtues and vices. This chapter aims to develop such work as it relates to intellectual virtues ... More


Spinoza: A Heresy of Immanence and of Democracy

William McCuaig

in Spinoza for Our Time: Politics and Postmodernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160469
eISBN:
9780231500661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160469.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter states that Spinoza's political thought can be found in his ontology, in the Ethics. All those who try to neutralize Spinoza's ethical cupiditas mistakenly base their analysis of ... More


Protestants

Pearl M. Oliner

in Saving the Forsaken: Religious Culture and the Rescue of Jews in Nazi Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100631
eISBN:
9780300130409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100631.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the altruistic behavior of Protestant rescuers of Jews in Nazi Europe. It analyzes qualities shared by the Protestant rescuers with other Protestants and how Protestants ... More


Senile Masculinity: The Male Body in Crisis

Samira Aghacy

in Ageing in the Modern Arabic Novel

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474466752
eISBN:
9781474491235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474466752.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The novels in this chapter concentrate on works by al-Habib al-Salimi, Hassan Daoud and Rashid al-Daif that represent a diverse group of men who subvert stereotypes of manhood and view older men ... More


Perdita Durango (1997): the body, sex and Mexico

Peter Buse, Núria Triana Toribio, and Andy Willis

in The Cinema of Alex de la Iglesia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071362
eISBN:
9781781700952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071362.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Perdita Durango, by Álex de la Iglesia, was an international co-production with Spanish and Mexican finance. The qualities of its protagonists are at odds with the principles of comedy, which ... More


Sexual Antisemitism: “Horribly Sensual”

Stephen Wilson

in Ideology and Experience: Anti-Semitism in France at the Time of the Dreyfus Affair

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100523
eISBN:
9781800340992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100523.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses sexual antisemitism. French antisemites characterized the Jews in sexual terms, both explicitly and implicitly. First, Jews were generally associated with sexuality and with ... More


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