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Gandhi’s philosophical credentials, his lapses, and his distance from other philosophers

Richard Sorabji

in Gandhi and the Stoics: Modern Experiments on Ancient Values

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199644339
eISBN:
9780191745812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644339.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Gandhi's credentials as a philosopher are corroborated in the light of examples encountered. So is the idea that exploring his philosophy reveals the comparative consistency of his positions. He did ... More


The Anatomy of Inferiority

Angie Maxwell

in The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469611648
eISBN:
9781469614519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611648.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This introductory chapter sets out the book’s purpose, which is to re-examine distinct groups of white southerners that were impacted by the media spotlight via the lens of inferiority. It ... More


How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Jeffrey J. Williams

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

How to Be an Intellectual makes the case for a renewed critical writing. It tells the story of contemporary criticism and theory from several unique perspectives, notably its institutional and ... More


The Schutterij, Popular Influence, and Public Order

J. L. Price

in Holland and the Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century: The Politics of Particularism

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203834
eISBN:
9780191676000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203834.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

To a very large extent in practice, the regents in Holland were the absolute rulers of their towns, this unquestioned legal supremacy of the magistracy could not disguise the fact that there was a ... More


Burke's History

in Patriotism and Public Spirit: Edmund Burke and the Role of the Critic in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781275
eISBN:
9780804783354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781275.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines Burke's historical writings for what they tell us about his understanding of the role of history as a vehicle of public criticism and moral and civic education. In so doing, it ... More


Pompeius, Helvius Mancia, and the Politics of Public Debate

Catherine Steel

in Community and Communication: Oratory and Politics in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641895
eISBN:
9780191746130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641895.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

In 55 B.C., Pompeius Magnus (then consul for the third time) and Helvius Mancia (an elderly man, not known to have held office at Rome) clashed in front in the censors concerning charges which Mancia ... More


The Future of the Novel and Public Criticism in Mid-Century America

Paula Rabinowitz

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0035
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the future of the American novel and the forms of its public criticism in the mid-twentieth-century. It begins by considering Henry James's predictions about the shape of the ... More


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