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Scepticism: A Very Short Introduction

Scepticism: A Very Short Introduction  

Duncan Pritchard

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2019
Published Online: 
Sep 2019
eISBN: 
9780191867606
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198829164.001.0001
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book
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9780198829164
Throughout history, scepticism and the urge to question accepted truths has been a powerful force for change and growth. A healthy amount of scepticism is widely encouraged, but when is ... More
1. What is scepticism?

1. What is scepticism?  

Duncan Pritchard

in Scepticism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
eISBN: 
9780191867606
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198829164.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198829164
Scepticism concerns doubt, primarily doubt about what is true. So construed, the sceptic is not proposing that truth is just subjective opinion in the way that the relativist is. Indeed, ... More
5. Command influence, lawful and unlawful

5. Command influence, lawful and unlawful  

Eugene R. Fidell

in Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
eISBN: 
9780190625191
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199303496.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199303496
The military is a hierarchical and pervasively regulated society in which individuals can exert tremendous influence over subordinates. Military codes in the United States and elsewhere ... More
6. Public selves

6. Public selves  

Laura Marcus

in Autobiography: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191785252
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199669240.003.0007
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chapter
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9780199669240
While autobiography is often associated with the private and personal, there are many examples that focus less on individual experience, or on self-exploration, than on the nature of the ... More
1. American federalism in comparative perspective

1. American federalism in comparative perspective  

Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox

in Federalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2019
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Nov 2019
eISBN: 
9780190900083
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10.1093/actrade/9780190900052.003.0001
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chapter
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9780190900052
“American federalism in comparative perspective” outlines how, in 1787, a new American constitution was drafted which replaced the confederation with a federal form of government. This ... More
6. Conceptions of secularism

6. Conceptions of secularism  

Andrew Copson

in Secularism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Aug 2019
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9780191809378
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10.1093/actrade/9780198747222.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198747222
Jean Baubérot’s ideal secularism is not a political reality anywhere and never has been. There are a variety of configurations even in states that describe themselves officially as secular. ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Martin Bunton

in The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778179
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199603930.003.0007
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chapter
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9780199603930
Since 2001, the parameters for a resolution of the hundred-year-old Palestinian–Israeli conflict have been elaborated upon by a number of initiatives. The Conclusion looks at these ... More
6. Hyperpower and its discontents

6. Hyperpower and its discontents  

Andrew Preston

in American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Apr 2019
eISBN: 
9780190946036
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199899395.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199899395
With the Cold War over, the United States found itself in a position of supremacy unmatched since the days of the Roman Empire. American power was supposed to stimulate the spread of ... More
American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew Preston

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
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Apr 2019
eISBN: 
9780190946036
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199899395.001.0001
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book
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9780199899395
For better or worse, be it militarily, politically, economically, technologically, or culturally, Americans have had a profound impact on the wider world beyond them. American Foreign ... More
6. African American Christianity since 1980

6. African American Christianity since 1980  

Eddie S. Glaude

in African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2014
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Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780199380770
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195182897.003.0006
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chapter
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9780195182897
‘African American Christianity Since 1980’ is concerned with the contemporary phase, beginning with the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 and the significant demographic and political ... More

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