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Desiring Conversion: Hermas, Thecla, Aseneth

B. Diane Lipsett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754519
eISBN:
9780199827213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754519.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Self-restraint or self-mastery may appear to be the opposite of erotic desire. But in three ancient tales of conversion—The Shepherd of Hermas, the Acts of Paul and Thecla, and Joseph and Aseneth—the ... More


Comparative Constitutional Reasoning: Recasting its Justification and Operation

Aida Torres Pérez

in Conflicts of Rights in the European Union: A Theory of Supranational Adjudication

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199568710
eISBN:
9780191705571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568710.003.0007
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter analyzes the implications of judicial dialogue for the mode of judicial reasoning in interpreting fundamental rights. In particular, it explores the comparative method and judicial ... More


Simple Arguments For No Restraint: Some Answers and Necessary Qualifications

Kent Greenawalt

in Private Consciences and Public Reasons

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195094190
eISBN:
9780199853021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195094190.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter introduces the concept of self-restraint in politics. Since citizens of liberal democracies enjoy wide freedom of choice and expression, inquiry sensibly begins with simple arguments ... More


Restraint As To Religious Grounds: Separation of Church and State

Kent Greenawalt

in Private Consciences and Public Reasons

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195094190
eISBN:
9780199853021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195094190.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter considers restraint from making arguments based on religious grounds as a premium self-restraint principle in politics. There is a claim that such reliance is contrary to fundamental ... More


Excluding Grounds that Are Nonaccessible, Based On Comprehensive Views, Or Based On Controversial Ideas of the Good Life

Kent Greenawalt

in Private Consciences and Public Reasons

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195094190
eISBN:
9780199853021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195094190.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter considers three closely related principles of political self-restraint that are not cast explicitly in terms of religion: those that exclude nonaccessible grounds, grounds deriving from ... More


Self-restraint On Fundamentals

Kent Greenawalt

in Private Consciences and Public Reasons

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195094190
eISBN:
9780199853021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195094190.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter is dedicated to the study of John Rawls's principle of self-restraint by a distinction among political issues: citizens and legislators should limit themselves to common grounds in ... More


Self-restraint In Decision and Advocacy and Public Roles

Kent Greenawalt

in Private Consciences and Public Reasons

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195094190
eISBN:
9780199853021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195094190.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The chapter suggests principles that are fairly flexible in context and that can give way in light of other powerful considerations. The chapter presents two incidents, personal illustrations that ... More


Losing the Trick

Charles Townshend

in Making the Peace: Public Order and Public Security in Modern Britain

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229780
eISBN:
9780191678929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229780.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the hegemony in public order measures in England. It suggests that the deployment of the concept of public order presents several clear examples of the hegemonic process. This ... More


Guerrilla USA: The George Jackson Brigade and the Anticapitalist Underground of the 1970s

Daniel Burton-Rose

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264281
eISBN:
9780520936485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264281.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

“We are cozy cuddly/armed and dangerous/and we will/raze the fucking prisons/to the ground.” In an attempt to deliver on this promise, the George Jackson Brigade launched a violent three-year ... More


Being sensible

Clare Herrick

in Governing health and consumption: Sensible citizens, behaviour and the city

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426383
eISBN:
9781447302445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426383.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the conceptual significance of the term ‘sensible’ and explores it in relation to the irrevocable tension between freedom and coercion that characterises the government of ... More


Dominating Kālī: Hindu Family Values and Tantric Power

Rachel Fell McDermott and Jeffrey J. Kripal

in Encountering Kālī: In the Margins, at the Center, in the West

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232396
eISBN:
9780520928176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232396.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In 1991, the authors investigated the meanings that Oriya Hindus living in the temple town of Bhubaneswar attach to a particular Tantric icon of the goddess Kālī—the one in which the Goddess is ... More


Conclusion: Politics in Israel as a Test of Judaism

Ehud Luz

in Wrestling with an Angel: Power, Morality, and Jewish Identity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092936
eISBN:
9780300129298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092936.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on Jewish identity and national ethos. It suggests that while Zionism has given the Jewish people a framework for dealing with the full range of ... More


Cultivating Domesticity

Barbara Alpern Engel

in Breaking the Ties That Bound: The Politics of Marital Strife in Late Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449512
eISBN:
9780801460692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449512.003.0007
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter argues that by the final decade of the nineteenth century, new and more exacting norms of marital conduct had become familiar not only to the highly educated but also to many literate ... More


Them and Us (Iliad 6)

Emily Katz Anhalt

in Enraged: Why Violent Times Need Ancient Greek Myths

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300217377
eISBN:
9780300231762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217377.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how the Iliad promotes the capacity of its audience as individuals to acknowledge and respect the essential humanity of every other individual. It explains how the Iliad enables ... More


Environmental Virtues and the Aims of Restoration

William M. Throop

in Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change: Human Virtues of the Future

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017534
eISBN:
9780262301541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017534.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter discusses the threat of climate change and the traditional aims of restoration. It argues that a healing metaphor for restoration best expresses the moral dimensions of restoration ... More


: Blackstone, Lord Mansfield, and Common-Law Liberalism

in The Cloaking of Power: Montesquieu, Blackstone, and the Rise of Judicial Activism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226094823
eISBN:
9780226094830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226094830.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses a new notion by Blackstone about judicial power in British constitutionalism as the moderating, tempering element that ensures individual liberty and tranquility. Judges are ... More


Bringing in the Future: Strategies for Farsightedness and Sustainability in Developing Countries

William Ascher

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226029160
eISBN:
9780226029184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226029184.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Humans are plagued by shortsighted thinking, preferring to put off work on complex, deep-seated, or difficult problems in favor of quick-fix solutions to immediate needs. When short-term thinking is ... More


The Masculine Self in Late Medieval England

Derek G. Neal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226569550
eISBN:
9780226569598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226569598.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

What did it mean to be a man in medieval England? Most would answer this question by alluding to the power and status men enjoyed in a patriarchal society, or they might refer to iconic images of ... More


Conclusion: Critical Desire and the Victorian Real

Audrey Jaffe

in The Victorian Novel Dreams of the Real: Conventions and Ideology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190269937
eISBN:
9780190269951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269937.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter engages with contemporary critical claims to relocate the meaning of literary works in references to concrete objects, replacing a so-called “suspicious” mode of interpretation that ... More


Anatomy of Elite Spending: Fashion, Luxury, and Splendour

Jon Stobart and Mark Rothery

in Consumption and the Country House

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198726265
eISBN:
9780191793219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726265.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter draws on bills and account books to examine the overall spending patterns of the Leigh and Newdigate families. The analysis focuses firstly on the rhythms of spending and reveals that ... More


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