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A Dead New World: Richard Matheson and the Modern Zombie

Deborah Christie

in Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234462
eISBN:
9780823241255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234462.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter traces the modern image of zombies back to Richard Matheson's 1954 novella, I Am Legend, and George Romero's 1968 film Night of the Living Dead. The chapter argues that because readers ... More


John Cage and the Mystification of Musical Silence

Jael Kraut

in Powers: Religion as a Social and Spiritual Force

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231560
eISBN:
9780823235537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231560.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter analyzes the compositions of John Cage, a composer who uses silence with reference mysticism as a means of religious empowerment to unify humankind with the ... More


Crossover Queries: Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying Philosophy's Others

Edith Wyschogrod

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226061
eISBN:
9780823235148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226061.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Exploring the risks, ambiguities, and unstable conceptual worlds of contemporary thought, this book brings together the wide-ranging writings, across twenty years, of one of our most ... More


Introduction

William Johnston

in The Mysticism of the Cloud of Unknowing

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823220748
eISBN:
9780823236824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823220748.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter provides a background to the works of the anonymous English author of The Cloud of Unknowing. This man belongs to a mystical trend known as “apophatic” because of its tendency to ... More


The Cloud of Forgetting

William Johnston

in The Mysticism of the Cloud of Unknowing

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823220748
eISBN:
9780823236824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823220748.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter considers the paradoxical statement that, on the one hand, God cannot be known, and on the other hand, He can be known by unknowing. It notes three things based on the doctrine of ... More


Heterological History: A Conversation

Edith Wyschogrod

in Crossover Queries: Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying Philosophy's Others

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226061
eISBN:
9780823235148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226061.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In The Ethics of Remembering, Edith Wyschogrod applies the familiar postmodernist concept of “heterology”—the study of otherness or “alterity”—to the philosophy of ... More


The Polemic of the Late Work: Adorno' Hölderlin

Robert Savage

in Language Without Soil: Adorno and Late Philosophical Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231263
eISBN:
9780823235360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231263.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter engages the problem in Theodor W. Adorno's late work—both in Friedrich Hölderlin and as a general problem of aesthetic theory. The chapter explores questions ... More


Introduction

Edith Wyschogrod

in Crossover Queries: Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying Philosophy's Others

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226061
eISBN:
9780823235148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226061.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book explores the risks and ambiguities, and the unstable concatenations of contemporary thought as manifested in many and varied contexts—in the desire for transcendence ... More


Complex Negation, Necessity, and Logical Magic

Randall E. Auxier

in The Relevance of Royce

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255283
eISBN:
9780823261130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255283.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter examines the ground and function of Royce conception of necessity. I show that Royce's idea of necessity is negative, as are all universals for Royce. I explain how the various sense of ... More


Via Negativa and the Imaginal Configuring of God

Elliot R. Wolfson

in Giving Beyond the Gift: Apophasis and Overcoming Theomania

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255702
eISBN:
9780823260911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255702.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the thesis that the salient feature of modern Jewish thought is the dialogical imagination, an act of theopoiesis centered on the figural iconization of the invisible deity in ... More


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