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Ethical Reflection and Instruction

Gerald McKenny

in The Analogy of Grace: Karl Barth's Moral Theology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199582679
eISBN:
9780191722981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582679.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

How and by whom is it decided which among the possible courses of action available to the agent in a situation of choice is the one that God commands? This question is made both difficult and urgent ... More


The Pilgrim's Progress

David George Mullan

in Scottish Puritanism, 1590-1638

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269977
eISBN:
9780191600715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269978.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Puritanism made the notion of pilgrimage central to piety—the Christian could not expect an easy road to perfection in this world, but rather a difficult passage to the blessed estate. The journey ... More


Constant Practice Is Decisive

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

When Master Bontōan abandoned the Way of Poetry and wandered around the provinces of Azuma and Tsukushi for many years, someone remarked that he must have lost his touch completely. Bontō replied ... More


Beyond the White Negro: Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading

Kimberly Chabot Davis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038433
eISBN:
9780252096310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038433.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Critics often characterize white consumption of African American culture as a form of theft that echoes the fantasies of 1950s-era bohemians, or “White Negroes,” who romanticized black culture as ... More


‘Were They That Name?’: Categorizing Early Modern Women’s Writing

Paul Salzman

in Reading Early Modern Women's Writing

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261048
eISBN:
9780191717482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261048.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter begins by exploring some of Denise Riley's warnings about categorization in relation to the history and practice of humanist feminism. It features books written by Margaret Ezell and ... More


The Socratic Paradigm

A. A. Long

in Epictetus: A Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245567
eISBN:
9780191597923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245568.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Discusses the presence of Socrates in Epictetus’ Discourses. Plato's Gorgias was a principal source of inspiration for Epictetus, especially for his understanding and incorporation of the Socratic ... More


Epilogue

Tamar Frankel

in The Ponzi Scheme Puzzle: A History and Analysis of Con Artists and Victims

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199926619
eISBN:
9780190258511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199926619.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter offers a number of observations on the Ponzi schemes. Con artists mirror trustworthy people. Deceitful actions can resemble legitimate activities. Promises of unbelievable profits are ... More


Socrates in a Different Key: James Baldwin and Race in America

Joel Alden Schlosser

in A Political Companion to James Baldwin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813169910
eISBN:
9780813174761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169910.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter takes Baldwin up on his assertion and argues that Baldwin’s belief is a transformation of Socratic thought, namely that the unexamined life is not one worth living. Joel Alden ... More


Introduction: Male Confessions

in Male Confessions: Intimate Revelations and the Religious Imagination

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768993
eISBN:
9780804773430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768993.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book examines confessions by men as a particular style of gendered writing, and the related issues of religiosity and masculinity. From St. Augustine to Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Calel Perechodnik, ... More


Thoreau’s Neighbors

Nancy L. Rosenblum

in Good Neighbors: The Democracy of Everyday Life in America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169439
eISBN:
9781400881314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169439.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explains what “minding our own business” means, arguing that minding your neighbors' business and minding your own work is in tandem when it comes to self-examination and transformation. ... More


The Pure Self

Mira Balberg

in Purity, Body, and Self in Early Rabbinic Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520280632
eISBN:
9780520958210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280632.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The sixth chapter examines the pursuit of ritual purity as part of the rabbinic ethics of the self. It shows that the Mishnah's idealized subjects are distinguished from others (mainly from am ... More


Race, Pedagogy, and the Search for Fairness

Patricia M. Cooper

in The Classrooms All Young Children Need: Lessons in Teaching from Vivian Paley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226115238
eISBN:
9780226115252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226115252.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

This chapter elaborates the author's approach on Paley's practice as a white teacher of children of color, of black children in particular, through the three books that focus on the subject. The book ... More


How Walden Works: Thoreau and the Socratic Art of Provocation

Jonathan Ellsworth

in Thoreau's Importance for Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239306
eISBN:
9780823239344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239306.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter argues that to neglect the philosophical concerns of Walden is not merely to miss part of the work's message, it is to miss the point entirely. Ellsworth argues that Walden can be ... More


A Mechanism for All Offenses: The Nationalist Expansion of the Reformation Regime, 1927–1937

Jan Kiely

in The Compelling Ideal: Thought Reform and the Prison in China, 1901-1956

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300185942
eISBN:
9780300186376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185942.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter concerns the KMT party-state's expansion of the system of penal reformation and its extension beyond prisons in support of state-building agendas to attain legal-penal modernity, reorder ... More


At Sea

Lamed Shapiro

in The Cross and Other Jewish Stories

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110692
eISBN:
9780300134698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110692.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents the text of Lamed Shapiro's short fiction titled At Sea. It explains that the story is about is a lyrical tale of immigrant passage in which the narrator is situated within ... More


Shaping the Coherent Self: A Moral Achievement

Howard Rachlin

in The Escape of the Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199322350
eISBN:
9780190219536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199322350.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

From the teleological behaviorist perspective, a person’s self is an abstract pattern of the person’s actions. The self becomes incoherent when different situations come to serve as signals for ... More


Cultivating the Foundations of Technomoral Virtue

Shannon Vallor

in Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190498511
eISBN:
9780190498542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498511.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Building upon chapter 3’s analysis of moral habituation as the first element of the practice of moral self-cultivation, this chapter continues the analysis of its basic structure. There are three ... More


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