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Foreword to Principia Metaphysica

Colin McGinn

in Basic Structures of Reality: Essays in Meta-Physics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199841103
eISBN:
9780199919529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841103.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

This chapter continues the theme of knowledge and its limits, combined with intellectual striving—the desire to reach a final comprehension of reality and the accompanying sense of bafflement and ... More


Nietzsche's Illustration of the Art of Exegesis

Christopher Janaway

in Beyond Selflessness: Reading Nietzsche's Genealogy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279692
eISBN:
9780191707407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279692.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter concerns Nietzsche's claim that Genealogy III is a commentary on an aphorism placed in front of it, which illustrates the art of interpretation or exegesis required to decipher ... More


Nietzsche's New Direction

Robin Small

in Nietzsche and Rée: A Star Friendship

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199278077
eISBN:
9780191602702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278075.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Nietzsche learned from both the style and content of Rée’s work but used them in his own way. This chapter discusses Nietzsche’s understanding of the ‘historical approach to philosophy’, which he ... More


Far from the Madding Crowd:: Venus' Looking Glass

Marjorie Garson

in Hardy's Fables of Integrity: Woman, Body, Text

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122234
eISBN:
9780191671371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122234.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The novel Far from the Madding Crowd was evidently constructed on a binary opposition pattern. This is illustrated in terms of contrasts between characters: the unromantic yet reliable Oak against ... More


Some People, Other People

William Ickes

in Strangers in a Strange Lab: How Personality Shapes Our Initial Encounters with Others

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195372953
eISBN:
9780199893317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372953.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter introduces the book by noting how important it is to know which people to affiliate with and which people to avoid. Figuring this out isn't always easy, and some of the guidelines that ... More


Reflections from a Damaged Life: The Zürau Aphorisms, 1917–1918

Ritchie Robertson

in Kafka: Judaism, Politics, and Literature

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158141
eISBN:
9780191673276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158141.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Early on the morning of August 13, 1917, Franz Kafka woke up and found himself spitting blood. It was a haemorrhage, the first sign of what was diagnosed a few weeks later as pulmonary tuberculosis. ... More


Into the Future

Patricia Appelbaum

in St. Francis of America: How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623740
eISBN:
9781469624990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623740.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter looks at the late twentieth and early twenty-first century. Although any assessment of recent history is necessarily tentative, three trends seem likely to continue. The first is the ... More


Introduction

Jeremy Tambling

in On Anachronism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082443
eISBN:
9781781703168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082443.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter introduces the concept of anachronism, which means considering what is out of time and what resists chronology. It first takes a look at deliberate anachronism, a technique that can be ... More


Maximizing Montaigne

William M. Hamlin

in Montaigne's English Journey: Reading the Essays in Shakespeare's Day

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684113
eISBN:
9780191764677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684113.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This chapter addresses the seventeenth-century vogue of distilling Montaigne's Essays into aphoristic form, assimilating Montaignian thought into vernacular-wisdom literature. It relies not only on ... More


Machado de Assis: A Literary Life

K. David Jackson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300180824
eISBN:
9780300182644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180824.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book is an interpretation of J.M. Machado de Assis, the Brazilian writer, and his fictional world. The central idea is that Machado put before us the theater of the world of Rio de Janeiro ... More


Novels of the 1870s

K. David Jackson

in Machado de Assis: A Literary Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300180824
eISBN:
9780300182644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180824.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Machado created a prose style, consistent from his first to last novels, characterized by an interactive relationship with technique and substance. His early fiction is an inherent part of this ... More


Of Human Ends in Bacon’s Essayes

Ralph Lerner

in "Na"ive Readings": Reveilles Political and Philosophic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226353296
eISBN:
9780226353326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226353326.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

When choosing to compose a work that would come home to men’s business and bosoms, Francis Bacon had also to ponder what literary form would best serve that educative function. It is striking that he ... More


No-Score Drawing: Postmodern Games in Don Paterson

Edward Larrissy

in Don Paterson: Contemporary Critical Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748669417
eISBN:
9781474406338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669417.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores the paradoxes and slippages of quantifying terminology (‘nil’, ‘zero’, ‘double’) in his work. Such play keeps leading back to postmodern, and postmodernist, questions about ... More


Punching Yourself in the Face: Don Paterson and his Readers

Peter Robinson

in Don Paterson: Contemporary Critical Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748669417
eISBN:
9781474406338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669417.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the lexicons of violence in Paterson's work, and what these have to do with the politics of reader-relations in contemporary poems. It considers how Paterson's work deals with ... More


Meredith & Ends

Jami Bartlett

in Object Lessons: The Novel As a Theory of Reference

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226369655
eISBN:
9780226369792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226369792.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter defines and analyzes the “impacted object” in George Meredith’s The Egoist, arguing that the incomprehensible compression of his aphorisms and the tedium of his plots should be read as a ... More


Problems for Simple Realism

Terry Horgan and Matjaž Potrč

in Austere Realism: Contextual Semantics Meets Minimal Ontology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083768
eISBN:
9780262275682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083768.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses arguments that rebut simple realism; it is contended here that careful consideration of certain matters that arise in connection with questions of ontology brings to fore ... More


Water and Equity in a Changing Climate

Helen Ingram, David Feldman, and John M. Whiteley

in Water, Place, and Equity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232715
eISBN:
9780262286107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232715.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses and explores today’s salient aggravating challenges to water resources, which are seen to have equity implications. These aggravated problems are discussed with regards to ... More


Human, All too Human and the Problem of Culture

Paul Franco

in Nietzsche’s Enlightenment: The Free-Spirit Trilogy of the Middle Period

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226259819
eISBN:
9780226259840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226259840.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents an argument positing that the aphorisms that comprise Human, All too Human are not simply isolated or disconnected insights and that Nietzsche ultimately does have a theory to ... More


Information and Empirical Sensibility

Richard Yeo

in Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106564
eISBN:
9780226106731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226106731.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter argues that thinking about notes clarified some of the challenges and opportunities of the ‘new philosophy,’ or empirical science, in early modern Europe. Francis Bacon called for the ... More


Laozi

Franciscus Verellen

in Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153973
eISBN:
9780231527194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153973.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyzes the Laozi, a short collection of aphorisms that probably took shape in the fourth century bce The Laozi constitutes one of the most challenging, intriguing, and influential sets ... More


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