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 Understanding a Pointless Universe: Steven Weinberg

Steven Weinberg

in Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195310726
eISBN:
9780199785179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Steven Weinberg is a public intellectual and the best-selling author of The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe, Dreams of a Final Theory: The Scientist’s Search for the ... More


t e n The Reductio and Collapse of the Precritical Project

Martin Schöneld

in The Philosophy of the Young Kant: The Precritical Project

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195132182
eISBN:
9780199786336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132181.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores Kant’s crisis in the early 1760s and its result, Dreams of a Spirit-Seer (1766). Section 1 discusses Kant’s development after the Prize Essay: the essay on Beautiful and Sublime ... More


Olive Schreiner and the Dream of Labour

Ruth Livesey

in Socialism, Sex, and the Culture of Aestheticism in Britain, 1880-1914

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263983
eISBN:
9780191734731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263983.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

On her arrival in London in the early 1880s, Olive Schreiner became a regular visitor to many socialist clubs and debates and developed her interest in the movement hand in hand with her pursuit of ... More


Dollie Radford and the Ethical Aesthetics of Fin-de-Siecle Poetry

Ruth Livesey

in Socialism, Sex, and the Culture of Aestheticism in Britain, 1880-1914

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263983
eISBN:
9780191734731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263983.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter uses the case of the poet, Socialist League member, and Fabian, Dollie Radford, to examine the relationship between socialism and fin-de-siècle aestheticism. After outlining Radford's ... More


Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War

Jonathan W. White

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632049
eISBN:
9781469632063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632049.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Civil War brought upheaval to America, not only in waking hours, but also at night. Sleeplessness plagued the Union and Confederate armies, and dreams of war glided through the sleeping brains of ... More


When Only the Ears Are Awake: Günter Eich and the Acoustical Unconscious

Robert G Ryder

in Germany in the Loud Twentieth Century: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199759392
eISBN:
9780199918911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759392.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The first section of this chapter explores a theory of the acoustical unconscious and how it can be applied to listening to radio. The notion of an acoustical unconscious is largely derived from ... More


Freud and Film Redux

Michael T. Gilmore

in Surface and Depth: The Quest for Legibility in American Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195157765
eISBN:
9780199787784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157765.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter concentrates on the visual and cognitive extensions represented by the movies and by psychotherapy. It reviews the curious affinities between the domesticating of Freudian doctrine and ... More


The “We of Me”: Barack Obama’s Search for Identity

Ruthellen Josselson

in Navigating Multiple Identities: Race, Gender, Culture, Nationality, and Roles

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199732074
eISBN:
9780199933457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732074.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

A detailed reading of Obama’s autobiographical Dreams from my Father is conducted to illuminate psychological understanding of the challenges of multiple identity, challenges that occur at both ... More


Yeats, Philosophy, and the Occult

Matthew Gibson and Neil Mann (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781942954255
eISBN:
9781786944160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954255.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Yeats, Philosophy, and the Occult is a collection of essays examining the thought of the Irish poet W. B. Yeats and particularly his philosophical reading and explorations of older systems of ... More


Gods in early Greek Historiography

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter investigates the concept of ‘god’ in early historiography, particularly Herodotus, with reference to his contemporary intellectual environment. Though building on a large body of work, ... More


Homo Fictor Deorum Est: Envisioning the Divine in Late Antique Divinatory Spells

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter starts by examining the fact that for most of Greek history, gods’ visits to humans were hard to discern--one never could be sure when or if a god were present, even within divinatory ... More


The Other Day: The Interpretation of Daydreams

RACHEL BOWLBY

in Freudian Mythologies: Greek Tragedy and Modern Identities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199566228
eISBN:
9780191710407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566228.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Dreams have a dramatic role to play in Freudian theory, as the dark bearers of an unconscious that is often perceived as intractable and unchanging; the memories and unfulfilled desires of childhood ... More


The Ideology of the Drone: La Monte Young the Mystic

Jeremy Grimshaw

in Draw a Straight Line and Follow It: The Music and Mysticism of La Monte Young

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199740208
eISBN:
9780199918713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740208.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter examines how, in the 1960s, Young made the transformation from brash enfant terrible to musical mystic. It also explores how the development of Young’s mystical persona coincided with ... More


The final reformation

Lionel Laborie

in Enlightening Enthusiasm: Prophecy and religious experience in early eighteenth-century England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089886
eISBN:
9781526104007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089886.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Chapter 3 explores the French Prophets’ system of beliefs against the backdrop of contemporary denominations in an attempt to understand their spiritual appeal to an English audience. It explores ... More


Plath's Poetry and Fiction

Luke Ferretter

in Sylvia Plath's Fiction: A Critical Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625093
eISBN:
9780748671694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625093.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the relationship between the poetry and the fiction that Plath was writing at the same time during the different periods of her creative career. The first section examines the ... More


The Things We Are

Sydney Janet Kaplan

in Circulating Genius: John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield and D. H. Lawrence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641482
eISBN:
9780748671595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641482.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter analyses Murry's second novel, The Things We Are, which is examined in relation to his negative response to the publication of Lawrence's Women in Love. It also describes Murry's ... More


Jerry Bock: Born: November 23, 1928, New Haven, Connecticut

Steven Suskin

in Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314076
eISBN:
9780199852734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the work of Jerry Bock. It opens with an extended commentary of his career, and moves on to giving details on productions, with data and song information. Bock grew up in ... More


African American Dreams

Jonathan W. White

in Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632049
eISBN:
9781469632063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632049.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The experience of slavery had an indelible effect on the dreams of black Americans. Some slaves dreamt of escape, or of loved ones who had been sold away. Former slaves sometimes had vivid dreams of ... More


Childlessness Euripides’ Medea

Rachel Bowlby

in A Child of One's Own: Parental Stories

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199607945
eISBN:
9780191760518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607945.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter looks at some articulations of the distinctive forces and passion of parental feelings, including those that come from the loss or absence of children. It notes the relative absence of ... More


The Dream as Writing: Freud's Theory

Herschel Farbman

in The Other Night: Dreaming, Writing, and Restlessness in Twentieth-Century Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228652
eISBN:
9780823235780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228652.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses Sigmund Freud's theory that holds the dream as writing. Freud's first thesis in the Interpretation of Dreams is that dreams are meaningful and capable of being interpreted. But ... More


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