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Dying in the Twenty-First Century: Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well

Lydia M.D. Dugdale (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029124
eISBN:
9780262328579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029124.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Most of us are generally ill-equipped for dying. Today, we neither see death nor prepare for it. But this has not always been the case. In the early fifteenth century, the Catholic Church published ... More


The God of Metaphysics

Christopher Watkin

in Difficult Atheism: Post-Theological Thinking in Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy and Quentin Meillassoux

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640577
eISBN:
9780748671793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640577.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter sets forth and critiques Alain Badiou’s account of the death of the God of metaphysics, setting it alongside Jean-Luc Nancy’s critique of the metaphysics of the death of God. Whereas, ... More


General Conclusion: How to Follow an ‘Atheism’ That Never Was

Christopher Watkin

in Difficult Atheism: Post-Theological Thinking in Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy and Quentin Meillassoux

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640577
eISBN:
9780748671793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640577.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The concluding chapter argues that the differences identified between the three post-theological positions represented by Badiou, Nancy and Meillassoux take us to the heart of what is at stake in the ... More


Reading Kierkegaard: To Keep Intact the Secret

Kevin Newmark

in Irony on Occasion: From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240128
eISBN:
9780823240166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240128.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

One of the most innovative and productive readings of Kierkegaard in the 20th century is offered by Sylviane Agacinski in Aparté. How and why has this book remained separate, apart from the ... More


Finitude

Jeffrey P. Bishop

in Dying in the Twenty-First Century: Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029124
eISBN:
9780262328579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029124.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Any attempt to reinvigorate an Ars moriendi in the twenty-first century requires the acknowledgment and acceptance of human finitude. In this chapter, Jeffrey Bishop demonstrates how finitude ... More


Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well

Lydia S. Dugdale

in Dying in the Twenty-First Century: Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029124
eISBN:
9780262328579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029124.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

In the concluding chapter, the volume editor Lydia Dugdale collects the themes that emerge from the preceding chapters and shows how together they might contribute to the rediscovery of an art of ... More


Human

Dale B. Martin

in Biblical Truths: The Meaning of Scripture in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300222838
eISBN:
9780300227918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222838.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Bible, taken in its ancient historical context, says little explicitly about the nature of the human being, certainly not in any kind of scientific or philosophical way. It provides no explicit ... More


Humility: Spinoza on the Joys of Finitude

Julie E. Cooper

in Secular Powers: Humility in Modern Political Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226081298
eISBN:
9780226081328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081328.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines Spinoza’s declaration that “humility is not a virtue.” Contrary to the claims of the seventeenth-century anti-Spinoza polemic, this declaration does not rehabilitate pride. ... More


A Modest Tale about Theoretical Modesty

Julie E. Cooper

in Secular Powers: Humility in Modern Political Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226081298
eISBN:
9780226081328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081328.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The conclusion enumerates the conundrums that ensue when theorists try to observe protocols of anonymity consistent with their commitment to modesty as a philosophical virtue. This story about the ... More


Meillassoux’s Politics: Speculative Justice

Nathan Coombs

in History and Event: From Marxism to Contemporary French Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748698998
eISBN:
9781474416047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698998.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that although Quentin Meillassoux’s philosophy has been received as a scientistic realism, its fundamental commitments are shaped by political opposition to Hegelian historicism. ... More


Love and Death

Joseph Rouse

in Giving a Damn: Essays in Dialogue with John Haugeland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035248
eISBN:
9780262335850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035248.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This paper explicates and connects two of Haugeland’s most controversial philosophical claims: his puzzling claim that the characteristic form of intentionality and human understanding is love, and ... More


Narrative Life Span, in the Wake: Benjamin and Arendt

Sarah Clift

in Committing the Future to Memory: History, Experience, Trauma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254200
eISBN:
9780823261161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254200.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter draws on texts by Walter Benjamin and Hannah Arendt to establish the framework of the book as a whole. For both Arendt and Benjamin, the narrative form is the predominant expression of ... More


Moral Holidays

Patrick Shade and John Lachs

in Freedom and Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256747
eISBN:
9780823261390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0033
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Although Royce and James are wary of permitting moral holidays (the former forbidding them and the latter recommending against them), Lachs argues that downtime is both needed by finite creatures ... More


Theism and Atheism at Play: Jacques Derrida and Christian Heideggerianism

Edward Baring

in The Trace of God: Derrida and Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262090
eISBN:
9780823266388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262090.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This essay compares the work of Jacques Derrida and Henri Birault. Birault was one of the most important French readers of Martin Heidegger in the 1950s and 60s and his work was an significant ... More


A Tragedy and a Dream: Disability Revisited

Julia Kristeva

in Carnal Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265886
eISBN:
9780823266951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265886.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter develops a humanistic hermeneutics of the body that points toward the development of a new “Scotist” ethics based on the incommensurable singularity (haecceitas) of each person. ... More


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