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2. The importance of place

2. The importance of place  

Michael Allen Fox

in Home: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
Published Online: 
Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780191809385
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198747239.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198747239
Home is a place, so when thinking about home, our concept of place needs to be stretched in order to accommodate quite different dimensions of meaning. ‘The importance of place’ considers ... More
Foundations

Foundations  

Simon Blackburn

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

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2021
Published Online: 
Jan 2021
eISBN: 
9780191904639
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198868101.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198868101
‘Foundations’ examines the justification for ethics, and its connection with human knowledge and human progress. Are truth and knowledge possible, or does reasoning about what to do ... More
8. Knowing about knowing

8. Knowing about knowing  

Jennifer Nagel

in Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
Published Online: 
Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779916
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199661268.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199661268
Mindreading is the natural capacity that generates instinctive feelings about another person's knowledge and other mental states. ‘Knowing about knowing’ explains that humans have ... More
7. End game

7. End game  

James Como

in C. S. Lewis: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
Published Online: 
Jan 2019
eISBN: 
9780191866890
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198828242.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198828242
‘End game’ describes the growing friendship between C. S. Lewis and T. S. Eliot as well as the dislike held between Lewis and F. R. Leavis and his followers, the Leavisites. It describes ... More
French Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

French Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Gaukroger and Knox Peden

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2020
Published Online: 
Jul 2020
eISBN: 
9780191867613
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198829171.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198829171
French Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction outlines the history of French philosophy, summarising important thinkers and texts. Philosophy has played a significant role in ... More
6. ‘Extravagant’

6. ‘Extravagant’  

Christopher Wixson

in George Bernard Shaw: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2020
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Sep 2020
eISBN: 
9780191884559
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198850090.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198850090
‘Extravagant’ discusses how George Bernard Shaw’s plays continue to experiment with dramatic structure and style as he recovers his optimism in social progress amid the devastating effects ... More
7. The puritan legacy

7. The puritan legacy  

Francis J. Bremer

in Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365630
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195334555.003.0007
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ISBN: 
9780195334555
‘The puritan legacy’ examines the influence of the puritan movement in England and America. The most significant contributions to the puritan legacy in the decades after the Restoration are ... More
9. The Englishness of English Literature?

9. The Englishness of English Literature?  

Jonathan Bate

in English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777578
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569267.003.0009
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199569267
English literature: the home of nostalgia, belonging, sceptical accommodation, dissent, ridicule, self-hatred, rebellion, and alienation. ‘The Englishness of English Literature?’ examines ... More

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