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Case, Thomas (1844–1925), philosopher and college head

S. M. den Otter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy. 1570 words.

Case, Thomas (1844–1925), philosopher and college head, was born in Liverpool on 14 July 1844, the second son of Robert Case, a stockbroker there and later in London, and his wife, Esther,...

Emotional detachment: how to square it with politics in the Stoics and Gandhi

Richard Sorabji.

in Gandhi and the Stoics

September 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 4404 words.

How is detachment compatible with seeking political objectives? The Stoic answer is that objectives sought are merely targets. The real goal is the correct seeking of the correct target, as...

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Thinking Fast

Barbara Gail Montero.

in Thought in Action

May 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 9846 words.

How is it possible to think when one’s actions must occur at lightning-fast speeds? This chapter questions whether there are situations—such as race car driving, warfare, and emergency room...

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Ward, William George (1812–1882), theologian and philosopher

Sheridan Gilley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; Theology. 3148 words.

Ward, William George (1812–1882), theologian and philosopher, was born in London on 21 March 1812, the eldest son of the four sons and four daughters of William Ward (1787–1849), MP,...