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Simplicity

Mike W. Martin

in Happiness and the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199845217
eISBN:
9780199933068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845217.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Simplicity is a recurring theme in discussions of happiness, from Socrates and the Stoics to Thoreau to contemporary self-help books, but it contains complexities of its own. If simplicity is merely ... More


The Making of British Socialism

Mark Bevir

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150833
eISBN:
9781400840281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150833.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book provides a new interpretation of the emergence of British socialism in the late nineteenth century, demonstrating that it was not a working-class movement demanding state action, but a ... More


Modern Worlds, Simple Lives

Rebecca Beasley

in Russomania: Russian culture and the creation of British modernism, 1881-1922

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198802129
eISBN:
9780191840531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802129.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

This chapter analyses the work of Russian émigrés, especially the members of the Chaikovsky circle, for whom the promotion of Russian literature was part of a campaign to interest the British people ... More


Insatiable Imagination

Vicky Albritton and Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

in Green Victorians: The Simple Life in John Ruskin's Lake District

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226339986
eISBN:
9780226340043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226340043.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

William Gershom Collingwood, Ruskin’s secretary and friend, moved to the Lake District with his wife Edith in 1883. They gave up the comforts and financial stability of the city in favor of a rural ... More


Living

Angene Wilson and Jack Wilson

in Voices from the Peace Corps: Fifty Years of Kentucky Volunteers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129754
eISBN:
9780813135687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129754.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

One of the goals of the Peace Corps was to have their volunteers experience life as a member of the country to which they were assigned to. The Peace Corps instructions of 1961 stated that the ... More


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