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1. Fear

1. Fear  

Malcolm Gaskill

in Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777158
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10.1093/actrade/9780199236954.003.0001
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‘Fear’ reminds us that witches are monsters haunting our dreams, confirming who we are through what we are not. Witches are living projections of feelings that defy easy rationalization or ... More
11. Foucault after Foucault

11. Foucault after Foucault  

Gary Gutting

in Foucault: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
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9780191868849
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10.1093/actrade/9780198830788.003.0011
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Foucault died leaving a large body of lectures and drafts unpublished. Of particular importance were thirteen years of lectures he delivered at the Collège de France, from 1971 to 1984. ... More
7. Fantasy

7. Fantasy  

Malcolm Gaskill

in Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777158
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10.1093/actrade/9780199236954.003.0007
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Most Westerners have inherited a basic Enlightenment epistemology, which is why writing about witches is so tricky. Anthropology reminds us that not everyone made the same intellectual ... More
8. Monads

8. Monads  

Maria Rosa Antognazza

in Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2016
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Nov 2016
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9780191788079
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10.1093/actrade/9780198718642.003.0008
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From 1695 Leibniz came to the view that the best way to capture what it is to be a substance is through the concept of ‘monad’. ‘Monad’, Leibniz explained, comes from the Greek monas ‘which ... More
9. Monads, corporeal substances, and bodies

9. Monads, corporeal substances, and bodies  

Maria Rosa Antognazza

in Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2016
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Nov 2016
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9780191788079
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10.1093/actrade/9780198718642.003.0009
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‘Monads, corporeal substances, and bodies’ explores the relationship between monads and the extended bodies of the physical world. How Leibniz conceives bodies in his mature metaphysics is ... More
6. Religion and superstition

6. Religion and superstition  

Catherine Wilson

in Epicureanism: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2015
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Dec 2015
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9780191808951
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688326.003.0006
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Epicureanism was the only sect of ancient Western philosophy to deny that the gods were active in the world and influenced the course of human events. Its recovery and reworking in the ... More
Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

Foucault: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Gary Gutting

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
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9780191868849
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10.1093/actrade/9780198830788.001.0001
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9780198830788
Foucault: A Very Short Introduction presents a wide-ranging, but non-systematic exploration of some highlights of Foucault’s life and thought. Beginning with a brief biography ... More
Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction

Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction  

Malcolm Gaskill

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Mar 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777158
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10.1093/actrade/9780199236954.001.0001
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Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction explores why witches still feature so heavily in our cultures and consciousness. From childhood most of us develop a sense of the ... More
3. The snares of literalism

3. The snares of literalism  

Malise Ruthven

in Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776953
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10.1093/actrade/9780199212705.003.0003
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9780199212705
A significant element of fundamentalism is a literal reading of the texts fundamentalists revere. At the extreme end, literalism means that the exact wording of a text carries the whole ... More
3. Cultures

3. Cultures  

David N. Myers

in Jewish History: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780190660345
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10.1093/actrade/9780199730988.003.0003
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Even in the face of Gentile hostility, Jews have engaged in a constant process of cultural interaction with the societies in which they live. They have drawn from and reshaped the habits ... More
5. Perceptions

5. Perceptions  

David N. Myers

in Jewish History: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780190660345
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10.1093/actrade/9780199730988.003.0005
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By almost all reasonable measures, the Jews have had a remarkable historical journey. The length and challenges of that journey have created an almost mythic sense of invulnerability in ... More
Introduction: a new kind of liberal

Introduction: a new kind of liberal  

Harvey C. Mansfield

in Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365487
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10.1093/actrade/9780195175394.003.0001
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What sort of man was Alexis de Tocqueville? A writer, certainly, and with great style, but a writer of nonfiction conveying fact and truth in compelling terms with brilliant formulations. A ... More
2. Tocqueville’s praise of democracy

2. Tocqueville’s praise of democracy  

Harvey C. Mansfield

in Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365487
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10.1093/actrade/9780195175394.003.0003
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‘Tocqueville's praise of democracy’ explores Tocqueville's understanding of democracy and the development of this understanding in the course of his reading and experience, particularly in ... More
Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction

Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction  

Harvey Mansfield

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365487
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10.1093/actrade/9780195175394.001.0001
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Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction uncovers the man behind the landmark Democracy in America a book still considered one of the best sources for anyone trying to understand ... More
3. Informal democracy

3. Informal democracy  

Harvey C. Mansfield

in Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365487
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10.1093/actrade/9780195175394.003.0004
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9780195175394
Whilst Tocqueville sees much to admire in the formal democracy of America: the constitution and the structures devised by the Founders, ‘Informal democracy’ explores his admiration for the ... More

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