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Illusion

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Formed in 1964 in Long Island, New York, USA, the Illusion were a locally popular band in the same ‘blue-eyed soul’ scene that also produced more world-famous bands such as ...

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Living the Great Illusion

Martin Ceadel.

July 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Book. Subjects: Political Theory. 451 pages.

Sir Norman Angell, pioneer both of international relations as a distinct discipline and of the theory of globalization, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and one of the 20th century's...

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The Illusion of Neutrality

Matthew H. Kramer.

in Liberalism with Excellence

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory. 30543 words.

This chapter maintains that the confines of Rawlsian public reason are unsustainable in relation to abortion and cognate problems. Rawlsians who purport to remove the matter of abortion...

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The logic of illusion

in Kant

August 2001; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy; 17th - 18th Century Philosophy; Christianity; Political Theory. 6220 words.

Understanding can yield objective knowledge, but it also contains a temptation to illusion. Kant tries to diagnose and criticize this temptation in his examination of ‘pure reason’. ‘The...

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Introduction: Living the Great Illusion

Martin Ceadel.

in Living the Great Illusion

July 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory. 10081 words.

This chapter explains the senses in which Angell lived the great illusion. It provides an overview of Angell's long and varied life, emphasizing not only his idealism and charm but also his...

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Overcoming illusions: how ideologies came to stay

Michael Freeden.

in Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

June 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory. 4984 words.

The emergence of the concept of ideology from under the Marxist wing is a complex story. ‘Overcoming illusions: how ideologies came to stay’ traces this story and in particular the...

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Good Intentions

Alfred R. Mele.

in Free

November 2014; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory. 2560 words.

This chapter examines the main challenges to free will that have come from experiments on human behavior. More specifically, it discusses the arguments and findings of social psychologist...

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Serving Northcliffe, Inventing International Polity: July 1904–July 1914

Martin Ceadel.

in Living the Great Illusion

July 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory. 35807 words.

This chapter scrutinizes the transformational decade of Angell's life, which saw his hiring by Northcliffe to launch the continental edition of the Daily Mail in 1905, his discovery over...

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Evils of Representation in <i>Europa</i> and <i>Melancholia</i>

Joshua Foa Dienstag.

in Politics, Theory, and Film

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; Comparative Politics. 8565 words.

This chapter argues that von Trier’s response to the problem of evil and his cinematic style have evolved along with his views on representation. Once committed to the rejection of all...

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Experiencing Misfortune, Diagnosing Patriotism: December 1891–July 1904

Martin Ceadel.

in Living the Great Illusion

July 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory. 21094 words.

This chapter sets the record straight as to Angell's disastrous land-dealing in California, his fateful meeting with Beatrice Cuvellier, and his occasional journalism, in which he took the...

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Myths and Misconceptions in the Study of Nationalism

Rogers Brubaker.

in National Self-Determination and Secession

October 1998; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory. 14874 words.

This chapter examines six pernicious myths and misconceptions about nationalism, which are prevalent in the new literature. The chapter focuses most attention on ‘groupism’, the tendency to...

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