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Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic

Christopher Prendergast

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155203
eISBN:
9781400846313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155203.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Marcel Proust was long the object of a cult in which the main point of reading his great novel In Search of Lost Time was to find, with its narrator, a redemptive epiphany in a pastry and a cup of ... More


Statements of Method; Causation

Simon Hornblower

in Thucydides and Pindar: Historical Narrative and the World of Epinikian Poetry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249190
eISBN:
9780191719424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249190.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines areas where Thucydides and Pindar take a methodological stand without necessarily and explicitly denouncing rivals or predecesssors: selectivity, moralizing, and causation.


Praising the Ineffable

Anne Steele

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0033
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents a selection of Anne Steele's poems, which are part of her Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional (1780). Steele developed a talent for poetry as a youth. Her poems reveal a bias ... More


Katabatic Memoirs of Mental Illness

Rachel Falconer

in Hell in Contemporary Literature: Western Descent Narratives since 1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617630
eISBN:
9780748651733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617630.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter is concerned with the autobiographical or semi-autobiographical accounts of mental illness written by recovered writers/patients, who frame their experiences of mental illness within the ... More


Beneath and Beyond the “crisis in the Humanities”

Geoffrey Galt Harpham

in The Humanities and the Dream of America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226316970
eISBN:
9780226317014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317014.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The category of the humanities seems even to humanists themselves a mere administrative convenience, a kind of phantom entity rather than a real principle of identity; and like all things ... More


Ambition

Arthur Kaledin

in Tocqueville and His America: A Darker Horizon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300119312
eISBN:
9780300176209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300119312.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Known for his persistent, painful self-doubt, Alexis de Tocqueville always saw himself at the edge of things. He experienced sharp swings between euphoria and melancholy and brooded much about the ... More


National Failure and International Disregard

Joslyn Barnhart

in The Consequences of Humiliation: Anger and Status in World Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501748042
eISBN:
9781501748691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748042.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter defines key terms and discusses the relationship between humiliation and other emotions like shame, embarrassment, and anger. It characterizes the features of the international events ... More


The Faith Walk of Writing: Connecting Head and Heart

Marilyn Sanders Mobley

in Shaping Memories: Reflections of African American Women Writers

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732740
eISBN:
9781604734713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732740.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter describes Marilyn Sanders Mobley’s love for writing, which started when her mother taught her to read and write, and gave her a two-year head start on literacy in the breakfast nook of ... More


Disaffiliation

Masoumeh Rahmani

in Drifting through Samsara: Tacit Conversion and Disengagement in Goenka's Vipassana Movement

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780197579961
eISBN:
9780197579992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197579961.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter offers a detailed examination of the narratives of individuals who left Goenka’s Vipassana movement after years of intense commitment. The analysis is done in light of the recent ... More


Credibility: Resisting Doubts, Reimagining Knowledge

Monica C. Poole

in Philosophy for Girls: An Invitation to a Life of Thought

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190072919
eISBN:
9780190072957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190072919.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Credibility is unfairly deflated and inflated in relation to other power dynamics, including misogyny. Various techniques are used to discredit unwelcome truths of women and girls, including ... More


Higher-Order Defeat and Doxastic Resilience

Asbjørn Steglich-Petersen

in Higher-Order Evidence: New Essays

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198829775
eISBN:
9780191868276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829775.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

It seems obvious that when higher-order evidence makes it rational for one to doubt that one’s own belief on some matter is rational, this can undermine the rationality of that belief. This is known ... More


Disagreement and Debunking

Nathan Ballantyne

in Knowing Our Limits

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190847289
eISBN:
9780190847296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847289.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

When we learn that other people reject our views, we may gain reasons to change our minds. One common response to our opponents is to attribute biases to them. But “debunking” our opponents sometimes ... More


Self-Defeat?

Nathan Ballantyne

in Knowing Our Limits

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190847289
eISBN:
9780190847296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847289.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

If we are guided by the method described in this book, should we doubt the method, given that its correctness is controversial? This chapter examines the possibility that the method is self-defeating.


Stereotype Threat, Epistemic Injustice, and Rationality

Stacey Goguen

in Implicit Bias and Philosophy, Volume 1: Metaphysics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198713241
eISBN:
9780191781698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713241.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues for a more comprehensive account of stereotype threat, since current accounts and descriptions focus only on the phenomenon’s ability to hinder performance. Its other effects are ... More


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