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When Truth Gives Out

Mark Richard

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239955
eISBN:
9780191716881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239955.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

Is the point of belief and assertion invariably to think or say something true? Is the truth of a belief or assertion absolute, or is it only relative to human interests? Most philosophers think it ... More


Integration Interrupted: Tracking, Black Students, and Acting White after Brown

Karolyn Tyson (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199736447
eISBN:
9780199943951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736447.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

An all-too-popular explanation for why black students aren't doing better in school is their own use of the “acting white” slur to ridicule fellow blacks for taking advanced classes, doing ... More


The Notation of Articulation and Phrasing

Clive Brown

in Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750-1900

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198161653
eISBN:
9780191716263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198161653.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter investigates the implications of individual signs for different types of articulation. The use of staccato dots and strokes is examined. Issues interrogated are whether particular ... More


Epithets and Attitudes

Mark Richard

in When Truth Gives Out

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239955
eISBN:
9780191716881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239955.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This chapter explores the idea that the performative and expressive components of our thought and talk may push talk and thought, which might otherwise be evaluated as true or false, to a place where ... More


Portamento

Clive Brown

in Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750-1900

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198161653
eISBN:
9780191716263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198161653.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter begins with a discussion of terminology, identifying a variety of meanings applied to the word portamento, and a number of related terms, such as cercar dells nota, messa di voce ... More


Accentuation in Practice

Clive Brown

in Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750-1900

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198161653
eISBN:
9780191716263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198161653.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter investigates the relationship between theory and practice in accentuation. It deals with the ways in which notation may imply accentuation where it is not explicitly indicated, for ... More


Articulation and Expression

Clive Brown

in Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750-1900

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198161653
eISBN:
9780191716263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198161653.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the expressive element of articulation. It is often difficult to determine whether unmarked notes require a specific style of delivery or whether they are merely unmarked ... More


String Bowing

Clive Brown

in Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750-1900

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198161653
eISBN:
9780191716263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198161653.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Knowledge of bowing techniques and the ways in which they were used casts valuable light on attitudes towards articulation in general. This chapter discusses changing designs of bow and the ... More


Genocidal Language Games 1

Tirrell Lynne

in Speech and Harm: Controversies Over Free Speech

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199236282
eISBN:
9780191741357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236282.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter examines the role played by derogatory terms (e.g. ‘inyenzi’ or cockroach, ‘inzoka’ or snake) in laying the social groundwork for the genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda in 1994. The ... More


Meaning without Truth

Stefano Predelli

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199695638
eISBN:
9780191760785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695638.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book discusses the relationships between two fundamental semantic notions, meaning and truth. Part one (chapters 1–3) begins with the study of phenomena that have little or nothing to do with ... More


Slurs

Christopher Berg

in The Classical Guitar Companion

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190051105
eISBN:
9780190051143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190051105.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Explanations of slur technique, known also as ligado, in guitar methods tend to be limited. This chapter looks at what Matteo Carcassi and Ferdinando Carulli called “vibration” or “´écho” slurs, ... More


Little Black Sambo, I’m Going to Eat You Up!

Ian Bogost

in How To Talk About Videogames

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816699117
eISBN:
9781452952406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699117.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at the controversial appearance of a racial slur in a game about language and how that teaches one about our expectations for language, and games. The focuse of this chapter is on ... More


Use-Conditional Meaning: Studies in Multidimensional Semantics

Daniel Gutzmann

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198723820
eISBN:
9780191791161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723820.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

Pragmatic theories of meaning that go under the slogan of “meaning as use” are often conceived as fundamentally opposed to traditional truth-conditional semantics. However, Kaplan’s classic ... More


Defining Dehumanization

David Livingstone Smith

in On Inhumanity: Dehumanization and How to Resist It

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190923006
eISBN:
9780190092566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923006.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter defines dehumanization. After emphasizing the importance of laying out a clear definition of the term, the chapter goes on to describe dehumanization as a kind of attitude—a way of ... More


Bad Words: Philosophical Perspectives on Slurs

David Sosa (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198758655
eISBN:
9780191818578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758655.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book is a collection of new articles on the topic of slurs and other derogatory terms and problematic language. The articles are written by some of the leading contributors to the field. Slurs ... More


Ne Win’s Way To Socialism

Kenton Clymer

in A Delicate Relationship: The United States and Burma/Myanmar since 1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454486
eISBN:
9781501701023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454486.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter details Ne Win's disastrous visit to the United States a few months after he stepped down as prime minister. He and his wife Daw Khin May Than experienced several incidents of ... More


Coarse Poetics: Listening to Hipponax

Deborah Boedeker

in Iambus and Elegy: New Approaches

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199689743
eISBN:
9780191769436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689743.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Hipponax has traditionally been categorized as a coarse and vitriolic author. Some recent interpreters, however, argue plausibly that the speaker in the poems, who is sometimes explicitly identified ... More


A “Progressive and Enlightened” State

James W. Miller

in Integrated: The Lincoln Institute, Basketball, and a Vanished Tradition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813169118
eISBN:
9780813169965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169118.003.0015
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses Kentucky's progress through “gradual integration,” which Governor A. B. “Happy” Chandler cited as proof of his “progressive and enlightened” state. Gilliard believed his ... More


Derogatory Slurs

Stefano Predelli

in Meaning without Truth

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199695638
eISBN:
9780191760785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695638.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter applies the Theory of Bias to derogatory (xenophobic, etc.) slurs. It defends a non truth-conditional treatment of the derogatory dimension, and it pauses on the controversy surrounding ... More


Witch-Burners: The Politics of Sectionalism

in The Specter of Salem: Remembering the Witch Trials in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226005416
eISBN:
9780226005423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226005423.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter details the use of Salem witchcraft by Southern editors and politicians as a regional slur to answer abolitionist charges about the cruel nature of slavery. Salem was used to define ... More


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