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Belief and Conjunction

Simon J. Evnine

in Epistemic Dimensions of Personhood

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239948
eISBN:
9780191716898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239948.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

It is argued that it is both rational for persons to believe the conjunctions of their beliefs and that they must do so to a large extent. Arguments against the rationality claim stemming from the ... More


On Not Writing a Preface: (Prefatory Letter to George Docquois, Le plaisir des jours et des nuits, Paris, 1907; Autograph Ms, BNF, Dept de la musique, Rés F.1644 [5])

Roger Nichols

in Camille Saint-Saëns: On Music and Musicians

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320169
eISBN:
9780199852086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320169.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents Camille Saint–Saëns’ letter to George Docquois, telling him the reasons for not writing a preface to introduce Docquois’ poetical thoughts and collected verse plays. It holds ... More


Preface and prologue

Paul Rorem

in Hugh of Saint Victor

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195384369
eISBN:
9780199869886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384369.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter introduces and summarizes the Preface and Prologue of Hugh’s major work of doctrinal theology, De sacramentis (On the Sacraments). It also covers other smaller works, such as a Dialogue ... More


Exegesis and Interpretation in Victorinus' Commentaries

Stephen Andrew Cooper

in Marius Victorinus' Commentary on Galatians

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780198270270
eISBN:
9780191603396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270275.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses Victorinus’ commentary on Galatians in terms of its exegetical techniques and genre. These aspect of his work on Galatians are compared with both Christian and non-Christian ... More


The Lottery and Preface

Richard Foley

in When Is True Belief Knowledge?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154725
eISBN:
9781400842308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154725.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter compares and contrasts lottery and preface cases. It first demonstrates some illustrative examples of both cases and then showcases their similarities. In the lottery example, the ... More


Literary History and the Biography of Literature: Madame de Staël and Victor Hugo

Ann Jefferson

in Biography and the Question of Literature in France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199270842
eISBN:
9780191710292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270842.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter tracks the increasing awareness of the evolutionary character of literature that emerges in the latter part of the 18th century and the early years of the 19th. The discussion of genius ... More


The Obscure Progress of Satire in Dryden's Late Preface

Anne Cotterill

in Digressive Voices in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261178
eISBN:
9780191717598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261178.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that Dryden uses the occasion of writing a history of satire, designed to introduce translations of Juvenal and Persius, to produce his longest dedication and critical essay, The ... More


‘Voluntary Degradation’: Johnson's Prefaces and Dedications

Freya Johnston

in Samuel Johnson and the Art of Sinking 1709-1791

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251827
eISBN:
9780191719080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251827.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter concentrates on Johnson's prefaces and dedications, especially those donated anonymously to other people's works as forms of writing in which humility is at a premium. A dextrous ... More


Circulating Scotlands: Telling, Tellers, and Tales in The Antiquary, The Tale of Old Mortality, and The Heart of Mid-Lothian

Caroline McCracken-Flesher

in Possible Scotlands: Walter Scott and the Story of Tomorrow

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195169676
eISBN:
9780199787876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169676.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Scott multiplies the voices, modes, and stories of Scottishness. The Antiquary implies a precise, delimited attitude to history, but shows that the past falls into fragments that can be twisted into ... More


Eusebius as Exegete: Interpretive Method in the Commentary on Isaiah

MICHAEL J. HOLLERICH

in Eusebius of Caesarea’s Commentary on Isaiah: Christian Exegesis in the Age of Constantine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263685
eISBN:
9780191682636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263685.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines Eusebius' intentions and his performance as a biblical interpreter in the Commentary on Isaiah. It shows that for Eusebius, the difference between ‘literal’ and ‘spiritual’ ... More


Johnson's Prefaces and Bell's Connected System of Biography

Thomas F. Bonnell

in The Most Disreputable Trade: Publishing the Classics of English Poetry 1765-1810

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532209
eISBN:
9780191700996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532209.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines Johnson's prefaces and Bell's connected system of biography. Under the connected system of biography, Bell claims that the lives together would form a type of literary history ... More


Otiose Otium: The Status of Intellectual Activity in Late Republican Prefaces

Yelena Baraz

in A Written Republic: Cicero's Philosophical Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153322
eISBN:
9781400842162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153322.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Cicero’s struggles with Roman anxieties about philosophy and situates them within a broader contemporary discourse that tries to expand the field of acceptable activity to ... More


Reading a Ciceronian Preface: Strategies of Reader Management

Yelena Baraz

in A Written Republic: Cicero's Philosophical Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153322
eISBN:
9781400842162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153322.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the preface as an interactive process, a journey during which the author strives to win over the reader so as to obtain a favorable reception for his text before the reader ... More


Introduction

Yelena Baraz

in A Written Republic: Cicero's Philosophical Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153322
eISBN:
9781400842162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153322.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book examines Cicero’s philosophical activity during the chaotic years of Julius Caesar’s rule, with particular emphasis on the cultural, social, and political positioning of his philosophica. ... More


Thomas Hardy

Michael Millgate

in Testamentary Acts: Browning, Tennyson, James, Hardy

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183662
eISBN:
9780191674099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183662.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on Thomas Hardy, an architect, a novelist, and a poet who assumed the mantle of old age with such longevity wherein he spent his entire life preparing for that time of his life. ... More


Seventeenth Century: Decline

Ann Moss

in Printed Commonplace-Books and the Structuring of Renaissance Thought

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159087
eISBN:
9780191673474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159087.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

J. Oudart de la Sourdière and J. Salabert demonstrated in their rather different ways that commonplace-books were deeply entrenched in pedagogical methodology well into the 17th century. When they ... More


A Budget of Paradoxes

A. N. Prior

in Objects of Thought

Published in print:
1971
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198243540
eISBN:
9780191680694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243540.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter begins with a discussion of the logic of falsehood, error, and insincerity. It then discusses the paradox of the preface, self-reference and particularization, the paradox of the ... More


DEDUCTIVE CONSTRAINTS: PROBLEM CASES, POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS

David Christensen

in Putting Logic in its Place: Formal Constraints on Rational Belief

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199263257
eISBN:
9780191602603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263256.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Develops an extended version of the Preface Paradox to show how the counter-intuitive binary beliefs mandated by deductive consistency and deductive closure can cascade into massive irrationality. ... More


ARGUMENTS FOR DEDUCTIVE COGENCY

David Christensen

in Putting Logic in its Place: Formal Constraints on Rational Belief

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199263257
eISBN:
9780191602603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263256.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Examines and rejects several arguments claiming that the fundamental purposes of binary belief requires deductive cogency. The strongest such argument claims that if deductive cogency were not ... More


A Note to the Readers of the Canonical Edition

David Trobisch

in The First Edition of the New Testament

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195112405
eISBN:
9780199848898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112405.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Editors are not supposed to hide their identities in order to address readers' concerns through making use of prefaces, appendices, commentaries, and other such remarks that entail redaction, which ... More


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