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 Does Psychological Realism Constrain the Content of Moralities? *

David B. Wong

in Natural Moralities: A Defense of Pluralistic Relativism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305395
eISBN:
9780199786657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305396.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses a possible constraint on moralities based on psychological realism, and in particular what is realistic to expect in the way of adherence to impersonal values when most human ... More


The Code of Psychology and Character Motivation

Martin Sohn-Rethel

in Real to Reel: A New Approach to Understanding Realism in Film and TV Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993071768
eISBN:
9781800341944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993071768.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores films for which individual psychology — seen in terms of how the past influences characters' mental states and thus how they behave in the present — is a clear and predominant ... More


Equal Respect

James Griffin

in Well-Being: Its Meaning, Measurement and Moral Importance

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198248439
eISBN:
9780191597558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198248431.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

How can we make equal respect (the requirement at the heart of morality) compatible with a reasonable requirement of psychological realism in ethics? The chapter considers utilitarian, ... More


Introduction: Mike Nichols and the Politics of Character

Kyle Stevens

in Mike Nichols: Sex, Language, and the Reinvention of Psychological Realism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199375806
eISBN:
9780199375844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199375806.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The introduction gives an overview of Nichols’ career and contextualizes his signature interest in interpersonal scenarios within US political and philosophical contexts. Nichols was central to ... More


Clough

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In his efforts to articulate confused feelings about religion, society, and sex, Arthur Hugh Clough spoke for his whole period, but since his ideas and forms of expression were unorthodox, he was not ... More


Fictions 1979–1987: Adopting Modernism

Jessica Yeung

in Ink Dances in Limbo: Gao Xingjian's Writing as Cultural Translation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099210
eISBN:
9789882207042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099210.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Before Gao Xingjian left China in 1987, eighteen of his short stories were published. Like his essays on modernism, these stories show a similar transition from a relatively conservative to a more ... More


Simple Heuristics in a Social Game

Ralph Hertwig, Urs Fischbacher, and Adrian Bruhin

in Simple Heuristics in a Social World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195388435
eISBN:
9780199950089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388435.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The dominant behavior observed in social games such as the ultimatum game, the dictator game, and public good games violates the classical assumption in economics of purely selfish preferences. To ... More


Sheng聖/Sage

Stephen C. Angle

in Sagehood: The Contemporary Significance of Neo-Confucian Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385144
eISBN:
9780199869756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385144.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter considers the concept and history of “sage” within Confucianism. It begins with an historical survey that shows how “sage (sheng)” evolves toward expressing the idea of human achievement ... More


Varieties of motivation

David O. Brink

in Mill's Progressive Principles

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199672141
eISBN:
9780191751257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672141.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter shows how Mill rejected the psychological assumptions of the Radicals and defended the importance of sympathy and conscience and explores the adequacy of Mill's account of the psychology ... More


Psychological Plausibility for Animal Ethics

T.J. Kasperbauer

in Subhuman: The Moral Psychology of Human Attitudes to Animals

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190695811
eISBN:
9780190695842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695811.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter outlines the ethical implications of the psychological processes discussed in chapters 2–5. It illustrates the range of views one can take on how psychological processes impact moral ... More


The Spiritual Exercises: the ‘inward eie’1

Anne Sweeney

in Robert Southwell: Snow in Arcadia: Redrawing the English Lyric Landscape, 1586-95

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074189
eISBN:
9781781701195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074189.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter considers the influence of Ignatius's Spiritual Exercises on Southwell. It first discusses Southwell's religious training, which made him aware of the presence of the angelic, and ... More


Revolt: More Family Troubles in the House Divided

Julia A. Stern

in Mary Chesnut's Civil War Epic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226773285
eISBN:
9780226773315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226773315.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Mary Chesnut's work remains unique to both slave narratives and master's accounts of slaveholding from the mid-nineteenth century; she alone seems to want to get inside the minds of her slaves, to ... More


Theatrical Styles

András Bálint Kovács

in Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Theater was one of the main inspirations of late modern cinema, and it served as a characteristic stylistic background in many modern films. Historically, the close interaction between modern theater ... More


Conclusion: Nichols’ Cinema of Conversation

Kyle Stevens

in Mike Nichols: Sex, Language, and the Reinvention of Psychological Realism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199375806
eISBN:
9780199375844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199375806.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The conclusion considers Nichols in relation to New Hollywood, its ties to previous eras, and whether its aspirations ended around 1976, as alleged, or were absorbed into the later work of Nichols ... More


From London to Taipei: Writing the Past in “Wandering in the Garden, Waking from a Dream” and Mrs. Dalloway

Shao-Hua Wang

in Virginia Woolf: Writing the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780990895800
eISBN:
9781781382400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780990895800.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This essay focuses on the many similarities between Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and Hsien-yung Pai’s “Wandering in the Garden, Waking from a Dream.” Both stories focus on one main female character ... More


Chariton

Koen De Temmerman

in Crafting Characters: Heroes and Heroines in the Ancient Greek Novel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199686148
eISBN:
9780191766381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686148.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses how different techniques of characterization in Chariton’s novel shape the three broad strands of character that are discussed in the introduction to this book (typification v. ... More


Longus

Koen De Temmerman

in Crafting Characters: Heroes and Heroines in the Ancient Greek Novel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199686148
eISBN:
9780191766381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686148.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that although the psychological processes involved, the characterization of the protagonists depicts typical rather than individual character but at the same time it meticulously ... More


British Choreography during the War

Karen Eliot

in Albion's Dance: British Ballet during the Second World War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199347629
eISBN:
9780199347643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347629.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

Most ballets choreographed during the war did not innovate; however, the diversity of works created and choreographers’ efforts to appeal to more of the British public aided choreographic ... More


Sacral Space: No Trespassing!: The Dark Room1

Ranga Rao

in R.K. Narayan: The Novelist and His Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199470754
eISBN:
9780199087624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470754.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

The Dark Room jolts the reader like a cross-country detour off the Narayan highway. The central character is no latter-day Chandran fulfilling our expectations after The Bachelor of Arts, but a ... More


Heliodorus

Koen De Temmerman

in Crafting Characters: Heroes and Heroines in the Ancient Greek Novel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199686148
eISBN:
9780191766381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686148.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shows how characterization in Heliodorus’ novel is inextricably bound up with its notably labyrinthine narrative structure (important characteristics are gradually reconstructed by the ... More


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