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6. Vagabond reverie

6. Vagabond reverie  

Robert Wokler

in Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775475
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801982.003.0006
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9780192801982
‘Vagabond reverie’ assesses the inspiration and imagination that shaped Rousseau's work. The New Héloïse was written as a work of fantasy to help him to deal with his unrequited love for ... More
4. Love, sex, gender, and philosophy

4. Love, sex, gender, and philosophy  

Julia Annas

in Plato: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775505
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802163.003.0004
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9780192802163
‘Love, sex, gender, and philosophy’ examines Plato's treatment of love as background to and possibly part of philosophy. Plato wrote in a society in which sexual and erotic relations ... More
5. The spiritual life—prayer, meditation, Torah

5. The spiritual life—prayer, meditation, Torah  

Norman Solomon

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

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Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
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9780191780035
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687350.003.0006
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9780199687350
What does spirituality mean in Judaism? What is prayer and does it work? Prayer is a vital concern in Judaism, and one of the major forms in which spirituality is expressed. Equal in rank, ... More
Emotion: A Very Short Introduction

Emotion: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Dylan Evans

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
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9780191872471
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10.1093/actrade/9780198834403.001.0001
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9780198834403
Was love invented by European poets in the Middle Ages or is it part of human nature? Will winning the lottery really make you happy? Is it possible to build robots that have feelings? ... More
9. Johannine literature

9. Johannine literature  

Luke Timothy Johnson

in The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365807
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10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.003.0009
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9780199735709
‘Johannine literature’ examines the five compositions in the New Testament collection associated with the name of John and asks: Can the very real differences among the writings (along with ... More
5. Science

5. Science  

Ronald de Sousa

in Love: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2015
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Jan 2015
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9780191781353
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10.1093/actrade/9780199663842.003.0005
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9780199663842
Scientific scrutiny of love cannot reduce it to mere physical processes. Other perspectives are needed to explain why these mechanisms exist in the first place and what role they play in ... More
6. Love and other attractions

6. Love and other attractions  

Richard J. Crisp

in Social Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2015
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Aug 2015
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9780191783319
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10.1093/actrade/9780198715511.003.0006
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9780198715511
The most basic, and perhaps most influential, social relationship of all is the interpersonal relation of attraction and love. As social animals, humans have evolved a biological need to ... More
2. Love poetry

2. Love poetry  

Llewelyn Morgan

in Ovid: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2020
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Sep 2020
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9780191874260
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10.1093/actrade/9780198837688.003.0002
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9780198837688
'Love poetry' examines Ovid’s ventures into the sub-genre of love-elegy and describes the development of this exclusively Roman literary form over the previous two generations, and the ... More
4. Friendship, family, love

4. Friendship, family, love  

William M. Hamlin

in Montaigne: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2020
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Nov 2020
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9780190848804
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10.1093/actrade/9780190848774.003.0004
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9780190848774
“Friendship, family, love” locates some of Montaigne’s pronouncements on these topics in a Renaissance context. At the time, the word amitié covered a broader spectrum of love than ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Richard Carlin

in Country Music: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2020
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Nov 2019
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9780190902872
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10.1093/actrade/9780190902841.003.0009
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9780190902841
The Introduction explains that like all popular music styles, the best country music balances the personal with the commercial; it is both nostalgic and progressive, reflecting earlier ... More
5. Religion, education, and sexuality

5. Religion, education, and sexuality  

Robert Wokler

in Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775475
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801982.003.0005
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9780192801982
‘Religion, education and sexuality’ considers Rousseau's suggestions for the role and form of education and religion and his attitude to sexuality. Rousseau favoured natural religion, ... More
1. What is atheism?

1. What is atheism?  

Julian Baggini

in Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775925
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804242.003.0001
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9780192804242
Atheism is defined as the belief that there is no God or gods. ‘What is atheism?’ aims to provide a positive view of atheism, one which does not make the mistake of thinking that atheism ... More
10. Behaviour

10. Behaviour  

E. P. Sanders

in Paul: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776755
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854513.003.0010
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9780192854513
‘Behaviour’ considers Paul's moral perfectionism. By examining how Paul dealt with behaviour, more illustrations of how he both upheld the law and maintained that Christians were not under ... More
8. God and hell

8. God and hell  

Jon Balserak

in Calvinism: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191815263
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10.1093/actrade/9780198753711.003.0008
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9780198753711
According to Calvinists, hell is part of God’s design. In fact, the doctrine of hell has recently been defended quite vigorously by Calvinists. It reminds us that there is a deep sense of ... More
1. A remarkable fact

1. A remarkable fact  

Daniel M. Haybron

in Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778575
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10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.003.0001
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9780199590605
Today, we can expect to live decades longer than any generation before us. Dire poverty and many forms of oppression are on the decline. So we should be at our happiest. ‘A remarkable fact’ ... More
3. Desire

3. Desire  

Ronald de Sousa

in Love: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2015
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Jan 2015
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9780191781353
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10.1093/actrade/9780199663842.003.0003
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9780199663842
Love essentially involves desire. But what is desire? And what sorts of desire are characteristic of love? ‘Desire’ explains that some of the things lovers want are features desirable in ... More
6. Love and longing

6. Love and longing  

Elaine Treharne

in Medieval Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
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9780191782367
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10.1093/actrade/9780199668496.003.0007
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9780199668496
In the early medieval period, the voices of individuals are most commonly heard in the elegiac mode where the major themes are loss, sorrow, and resignation. The lyrical voice emerges in ... More
5. Vocation

5. Vocation  

Henry Chadwick

in Augustine: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776762
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854520.003.0005
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9780192854520
Augustine did not find that he could provide answers to all the questions that troubled him while at Thagaste. In 391, on a visit to Hippo Regius, he was forcibly ordained presbyter for a ... More
Social Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Social Psychology: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard J. Crisp

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Aug 2015
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Aug 2015
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9780191783319
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10.1093/actrade/9780198715511.001.0001
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9780198715511
Social Psychology: A Very Short Introduction tells the story of social psychology, its history, concepts, and major theories. Discussing the classic studies that have defined ... More
3. Is agnosticism necessary?

3. Is agnosticism necessary?  

Robin Le Poidevin

in Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777684
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575268.003.0004
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9780199575268
‘Is agnosticism necessary?’ examines the responses of agnosticism to atheism. Atheism does not require a defence, rather it is up to theists to convince us that there is a God. If there is ... More

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