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Elizabeth Bowen: The Enforced Return

Neil Corcoran

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198186908
eISBN:
9780191719011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186908.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book offers a critical account of Elizabeth Bowen, a significant 20th-century Irish writer still too little known and appreciated. It considers her novels, short stories, essays, and family ... More


Why Does Tragedy Give Pleasure?

A. D. Nuttall

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187660
eISBN:
9780191674747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187660.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Why does tragedy give pleasure? Why do people who are neither wicked nor depraved enjoy watching plays about suffering or death? Is it because we see horrific matter controlled by majestic art? Or ... More


The Anxious Animal

Marcia Cavell

in Becoming a Subject: Reflections in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199287086
eISBN:
9780191603921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287082.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter begins with a discussion of the philosophical and psychoanalytic accounts of anxiety. The changes in Freud’s thinking about anxiety are summarized, followed by a fuller discussion of ... More


Keeping Time: Remembering, Repeating, and Working Through

Marcia Cavell

in Becoming a Subject: Reflections in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199287086
eISBN:
9780191603921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287082.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses Freud’s thoughts about memory and the inter-related concepts of remembering, repeating, and working through. Freud believes that the present mind contains the past, though ... More


On Judgment

Marcia Cavell

in Becoming a Subject: Reflections in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199287086
eISBN:
9780191603921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287082.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses Freud’s idea of ‘the reality principle’ as in effect containing an analysis of the necessary conditions for prepositional thought. In calling ‘the setting-up of the reality ... More


Enigmas of Identity

Peter Brooks

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151588
eISBN:
9781400839698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151588.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

“We know that it matters crucially to be able to say who we are, why we are here, and where we are going,” this book claims. Many of us are also uncomfortably aware that we cannot provide a ... More


 A World Not Well Lost: Melancholy, Foreclosure, and Agency

David Kyuman Kim

in Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319828
eISBN:
9780199785667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319828.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines Taylor's and Butler's accounts of melancholy and agency. It is argued that the form of melancholy shared by their accounts is a key feature of symbolic loss in the constitution ... More


 Sartre on Emotions: A Reading of His “Sketch” of 1939

Robert C. Solomon

in Dark Feelings, Grim Thoughts: Experience and Reflection in Camus and Sartre

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195181579
eISBN:
9780199786602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195181573.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Sartre’s early essay, “The Emotions”, was a frontal attack on the two most prominent theories of emotion in the early 20th century, those of William James and Sigmund Freud. This chapter examines ... More


Neuroscience, Psychoanalysis, and Memory

Marcia Cavell

in Becoming a Subject: Reflections in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199287086
eISBN:
9780191603921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287082.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Although psychoanalysis has been attacked on every conceivable level, contemporary research supports Freud’s most important thesis: that much mental functioning is unconscious, and kept out of ... More


Irrationality and Self-Transcendance

Marcia Cavell

in Becoming a Subject: Reflections in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199287086
eISBN:
9780191603921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287082.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the thoughts of Davidson and Freud about irrationality. It then examines the problem of self-transcendence, where a person forms a positive or negative judgment of some of his ... More


Sick Morality: Freud, Nietzsche, and Guilt

Mike W. Martin

in From Morality to Mental Health: Virtue and Vice in a Therapeutic Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304718
eISBN:
9780199786572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304713.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter focuses on therapeutic critiques of morality. Both Freud and Nietzsche attack traditional morality as unhealthy and sick — as psychologically unrealistic in its demands to care about ... More


Be Very Afraid: The Cultural Response to Terror, Pandemics, Environmental Devastation, Nuclear Annihilation, and Other Threats

Robert Wuthnow

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730872
eISBN:
9780199777389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730872.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Be Very Afraid examines the human response to existential threats; once a matter for theology, but now looming before us in multiple forms. Nuclear weapons, pandemics, global warming; ... More


 Religion and Natural Selection: Fear, Anger, and Religious Territorialism

Robert C. Fuller

in Spirituality in the Flesh: Bodily Sources of Religious Experiences

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369175
eISBN:
9780199871186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369175.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Emotional programs are a prime example of how natural selection designed our brains to respond to environmental challenges. Biological and psychological studies of an emotion such as fear thus tell ... More


The Return of Genius: Mad Poets

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter chronicles the return of genius as a viable object of thought, this time in the context of madness. It first turns to the conjunction between neurosis and full-blown psychosis where ... More


Symbolism and Expressionism in Other Early Twentieth‐Century Operas

Elliott Antokoletz

in Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bartok

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195365825
eISBN:
9780199868865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365825.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Opera

In the Vienna of Sigmund Freud, Strauss's Elektra represented a move toward expressionism and the transformation of late 19th-century chromatic tonality. This trend was continued in Schoenberg's ... More


Absolute Misotheism II: Perverse Worshippers, Divine Avatars, and Peter Shaffer’s Attacks Against God

Bernard Schweizer

in Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751389
eISBN:
9780199894864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751389.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The case of Peter Shaffer is unique in this study because he is the only one among all the major figures of misotheism who gives an unflattering portrait of God-haters. Contrasting sharply with the ... More


Authority and Experience

John Levi Martin

in The Explanation of Social Action

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199773312
eISBN:
9780199897223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773312.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Chapter 3 begins by examining the most egregious case of a lack of confidence in the adequacy of the conceptual structure of actors to explicate their own action, the doctrines of ... More


Freud and the Art of Biography

Malcolm Bowie

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses Freud and the art of biography. It discusses Freud's psychoanalysis, which took an important role in the structuring of biographies, and the role of writing of lives in ... More


Introduction

David Benatar

in Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming into Existence

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199296422
eISBN:
9780191712005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296422.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This introductory chapter begins by outlining the thesis of the book. It argues, contrary to Sigmund Freud and others, that the claim that it would have been better never to have come into existence ... More


BRAHMS AND THE PROBLEM OF LATE STYLE

Margaret Notley

in Lateness and Brahms: Music and Culture in the Twilight of Viennese Liberalism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195305470
eISBN:
9780199866946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305470.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Acknowledging both the general aging of music that Adorno heard in Brahms and observations that most of his oeuvre sounds “twilit”, this chapter asserts “late style” as nonetheless meaningful. ... More


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