in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass
January 2006 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 662 words.
During the nineteenth century, the landscape of early America flourished with service organizations committed to providing a myriad of social, economic, religious, and educational...
in Corporate Holiness
October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 18969 words.
This chapter surveys the missiology and administration of the SPG in the second half of the eighteenth century. It identifies Joseph Butler as the chief philosophical source of the...
in Achieving Democracy
January 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law. 6382 words.
Chapter 1 opens Part I of the book and explains the relationship among these ideas. The goal of the chapter is to show that an active government contributes to a democratic society. The...
in Unscripted America
October 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 13725 words.
Chapter 8 explores how a fascination with a “native language” emerged in literary circles through a simultaneous indebtedness to traditional British prose and verse forms, and...
February 2009; p ublished online September 2013 .
Book. Subjects: US Politics. 160 pages.
Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction explores the problems that confronted Lincoln and liberal democracy — equality, opportunity, the rule of law, slavery, freedom, and...
September 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .
Chapter. Subjects: Sociology. 16728 words.
This chapter stresses the ubiquity of shame and shaming in premodern societies, with illustrations ranging from philosophical considerations (Confucius, the Greeks) to social rituals like...
in The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century
October 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .
Article. Subjects: Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy. 10307 words.
In the century following the Glorious Revolution, there was much philosophical debate about the principles according to which society could be reformed, or its ruling structure changed...
in The Underside of Politics
June 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literature. 15586 words.
This introductory chapter begins by exploring the reasons for considering the Cold War as ripe rhetorical terrain for analyzing the art of philosophical and literary writing that engaged...
in Transformable Race
January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 26855 words.
Chapter 4 discusses how Olaudah Equiano’s Interesting Narrative and Hugh Henry Brackenridge’s Modern Chivalry question the limits of what some saw as the beneficial aspects of transformable...
in Future Pasts
September 2001; p ublished online November 2003 .
Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 13202 words.
Scheman discusses the history of analytic philosophy in America juxtaposing Cora Diamond’s Wittgensteinian critique of metaphysics (or of philosophical “requirements”) with Nancy Fraser’s...
in Pragmatism with Purpose
May 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .
Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy. 3938 words.
This chapter examines the future of American philosophy: where it is headed, what challenges it faces, and what strategies from our past appear to be the most promising for solving modern...
in Public Pulpits
March 2008; p ublished online March 2013 .
Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 13221 words.
Moral meaning and practice unfolds within the peculiar yet essential ambiguity of the polity in America, both as a cultural constellation of shared meanings and a social order of...
in The Shocking History of Electric Fishes
August 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: Neuroscience. 9947 words.
The previous chapter showed the first of the important North American contributions to the electric fish story, specifically a series of experiments conducted by members of the American...
in Philosophical Interventions
March 2012; p ublished online May 2015 .
Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy. 7992 words.
This chapter reviews the book The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students (1987), by Allan Bloom. Central to...
in Uniform Law Review
August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Comparative Law; Private International Law and Conflict of Laws. 8646 words.
This article provides a description of the past and current initiatives on the harmonization of contract law in Latin America. Private international law instruments of unification are...
October 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .
Book. Subjects: Religious Studies. 336 pages.
This book traces the emergence and development of the American jeremiad, a form of political rhetoric that laments the nation's decline from a virtuous past and calls it to repentance and...
Human Dignity and the Foundations of International Law. By Patrick Capps, Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2009. 308 pp. £22.00. Law at the Vanishing Point: A Philosophical Analysis of International Law. By Aaron Fichtelberg, Aldershot, Ashgate Publishing, 2008. 244 pp. £60.00. Philosophy of International Law. By Anthony Carty, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2007. 272 pp. £80.00
in British Yearbook of International Law
January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Public International Law. 8593 words.
in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Mineralogy and Gems. 709 words.
Seybert, Henry (23 December 1801–03 March 1883), scientist and philanthropist, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Adam Seybert, a scientist, apothecary, and politician, and...