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Washington’s Principles of Leadership

Mark Mc Neilly

in George Washington and the Art of Business: The Leadership Principles of America's First Commander-in-Chief

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189780
eISBN:
9780199851584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189780.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter discusses the general and business leadership principles that can be learned by understanding the life and career of General, and then later President, George Washington. It describes ... More


Accidental Pilgrims

Karin Vélez

in The Miraculous Flying House of Loreto

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174006
eISBN:
9780691184494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174006.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes how some Catholic pilgrims tried to reconcile the Jesuit official advice of mental self-discipline with their first intense encounters with the Madonna of Loreto. The pilgrims' ... More


Keeping Preparation Fresh and Focused

Stewart Gordon

in Mastering the Art of Performance: A Primer for Musicians

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177435
eISBN:
9780199864690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177435.003.05
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter discusses several techniques to maintain focus during performance preparation: changing your physical state, warm-up exercises, changing the order of work patterns, changing your work ... More


Identification with the Organization

S. K. DAS

in Building a World-Class Civil Service for Twenty-First Century India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198068662
eISBN:
9780199080465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068662.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

When members of an organization identify their interests with those of their organization, they show commitment to its objectives. Identification with the organization gives members a purpose and a ... More


The Mysterious Relationship Between Doctor and Patient

Eric J. Cassell

in The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195156164
eISBN:
9780199999880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156164.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the relationship between doctor and patient. This refers to the central and basic relationship between doctor and patient that rests solely on the fact that one is a patient ... More


‘A Learned and Eloquent Piety’

Stephen Gaukroger

in Descartes: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237242
eISBN:
9780191597480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237243.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Extracts from Descartes's correspondence with Princess Elizabeth of Bohemia explaining his ideas on the passions lead to a psychological analysis of Descartes and a discussion of melancholia. ... More


Modern Food, Moral Food: Self-Control, Science, and the Rise of Modern American Eating in the Early Twentieth Century

Helen Zoe Veit

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607702
eISBN:
9781469612751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469607719_Veit
Subject:
History, Cultural History

American eating changed dramatically in the early twentieth century. As food production became more industrialized, nutritionists, home economists, and so-called racial scientists were all pointing ... More


Normal Sociality: Obshchenie and Controlling Emotions

Jarrett Zigon

in “HIV Is God's Blessing”: Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267626
eISBN:
9780520948327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267626.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter explores the range of possibilities that exist in the Russian Orthodox Church program that are not a part of the official therapeutic program: the experiences of sociality created by the ... More


The Profits of an Abbreviated Self

Molly McCarthy

in The Accidental Diarist: A History of the Daily Planner in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226033211
eISBN:
9780226033495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226033495.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter traces how numerous Americans caught up with the trend of using diaries to keep track of their daily lives. Most of them did not intend it to accumulate a lifetime record, but they did ... More


Education for Sustainability

Gary Holthaus

in Learning Native Wisdom: What Traditional Cultures Teach Us about Subsistence, Sustainibility, and Spirtuality

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124872
eISBN:
9780813135281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124872.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

It is important to note that the best education results not only from the best schools or from the best teachers, as this may also be affected by self-cultivation—a self-discipline that involves how ... More


A Music of One's Own: discipline

Judith A. Peraino

in Listening to the Sirens: Musical Technologies of Queer Identity from Homer to Hedwig

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215870
eISBN:
9780520921740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215870.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Knowledge of the “truth of God” can only be achieved through a process of thorough self- examination that leads to self: regulation of sexuality. But equally important to sexual discipline in the ... More


Whips for the Wayfarers

Alireza Doostdar

in The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691163772
eISBN:
9781400889785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how hagiographies of God's friends are intertwined with processes for instrumentalizing the metaphysical, not only as technologies of pious self-discipline but also as state ... More


Identification with the Organization

S. K. Das

in Public Office, Private Interest: Bureaucracy and Corruption in India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195653823
eISBN:
9780199081561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195653823.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines organizational identification or the extent to which the civil servants in India identify with the organizations in which they work. There are two categories of civil servants: ... More


Introduction: Travail and Travel Writing

Shayne Aaron Legassie

in The Medieval Invention of Travel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226442563
eISBN:
9780226442730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226442730.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The introduction argues that the danger and sacrifice that faced medieval travelers made travel and travel writing morally suspect endeavors. Would-be travelers and travel writers responded to this ... More


Empire’s Proxy: Literary Study as Benevolent Discipline

Meg Wesling

in Empire's Proxy: American Literature and U.S. Imperialism in the Philippines

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794760
eISBN:
9780814795415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794760.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter turns to the instruction of American literature in both the United States and the Philippines. In the antebellum period, literature functioned as an agent in the extension and ... More


Concerning Excellence

Steve Bein

in Purifying Zen: Watsuji Tetsuro's Shamon Dogen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835101
eISBN:
9780824868505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835101.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses Dōgen's views about moral excellence. For Dōgen, dominating one's innate desires was a necessary condition for embodying the truth. Once innate desires have been conquered, ... More


Daring to Know: Karl Pearson and the Romance of Science

George Levine

in Dying to Know: Scientific Epistemology and Narrative in Victorian England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226475363
eISBN:
9780226475387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226475387.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter outlines the literary and critical work of Karl Pearson. Pearson's Grammar of Science is a superb updating of the epistemology of dying to know. His epistemological journey places his ... More


Conclusion: Responsibility to Things That Are Not

in Courting the Abyss: Free Speech and the Liberal Tradition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226662749
eISBN:
9780226662756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226662756.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses three challenges to the free expression theory that led to the threefold clash of intellectual and moral options. First, the program of civic self-discipline and sublimation ... More


Divided We Stand: WILLIAM J. BENNETT (1995), The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories

Martha C. Nussbaum

in Philosophical Interventions: Reviews 1986-2011

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199777853
eISBN:
9780190267612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777853.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter reviews The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories (1995), by William J. Bennett. According to Aristotle, we learn good character by starting with good “habits,” not mindless ... More


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