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Charity and Poverty in England, c.1680-1820 : Wild and Visionary Schemes
(University of Manchester Press, 2009-11-30)
This book explores responses to poverty in eighteenth-century England, with an eye to some of the odder manifestations of charity and poor relief. Whether discussing proposals for vast inland colonies or cosy firesides, ...
Recent accounts of delusions involve either top-down or bottom-up, or some hybrid version of theories that rely on internalist, brain-based, or purely belief-based approaches. My intent in this chapter is to explore an ...
On the psychology of oppression : blame me on history!
The history I present here is a story of suppression of the existence of a people of which I am part; their memory and history. These are my personal recollections about the Ndebele people in post-colonial Zimbabwe, from ...
ToM Rules, but it is not OK!
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)
True self-love and true self-sacrifice
In recent commentary on Kierkegaard’s Works of Love, a distinction is commonly drawn between ‘proper’ and ‘selfish’ forms of self-love. In arguing that not all vices of self-focus can be captured under the heading of ...
Why the ability hypothesis is best forgotten
According to the knowledge argument, physicalism fails because when physically omniscient Mary first sees red, her gain in phenomenal knowledge involves a gain in factual knowledge. Thus not all facts are physical facts. ...
In defence of narrative
Over the last few decades, a number of influential philosophers, psychologists and others (including Alasdair MacIntyre, Charles Taylor and Paul Ricoeur) have invoked the notion of narrative as having a central role to ...
Trading options before Black-Scholes : a study of the market in late seventeenth-century London
This article uses data from the ledgers of the financial broker Charles Blunt to explore the market in equity options that emerged in London during the stock market boom of the early 1690s. Blunt's ledgers provide a unique ...