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Apollo and the “Human Condition”

Matthew D. Tribbe

in No Requiem for the Space Age: The Apollo Moon Landings and American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199313525
eISBN:
9780199385515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199313525.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

A number of prominent intellectuals in the 1960s, including Hannah Arendt, Lewis Mumford, Loren Eiseley, Rene Dubos and Paul Tillich, were uneasy with what they believed would be a dehumanization ... More


Artificiality and Nature (Sometimes Being Is Something Else)

Jeremy Barris

in The Crane's Walk: Plato, Pluralism, and the Inconstancy of Truth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229130
eISBN:
9780823235674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229130.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Certain kinds of artificiality or unnaturalness are sometimes also the most natural or spontaneous, in the very sense in which they are artificial and unnatural. As ... More


Belacqua does not observe ‘the rule of the road’

Daniela Caselli

in Beckett’s Dantes: Intertextuality in the Fiction and Criticism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071560
eISBN:
9781781701973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071560.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses questions about the possibility of textual stability. It shows that Belacqua, the protagonist of Dream of Fair to Middling Women, is a character and his own critique. It takes ... More


The Decadent Image: The Poetry of Wilde, Symons, and Dowson

Kostas Boyiopoulos

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748690923
eISBN:
9781474412377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690923.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This is the first book that exclusively attends to the Decadent poetry and poetics of the British fin de siècle. It explores culturally significant encounters between sensuality and artificiality in ... More


The Essence of VR

Michael Heim

in The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195092585
eISBN:
9780199852987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092585.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter seeks to define virtual reality. It looks into seven elements that constitute the term. Simulation refers to the modern computer graphics and sound effects that can create such a high ... More


From Convention to Moral Desire

John Bricke

in Mind and Morality: An Examination of Hume's Moral Psychology

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250111
eISBN:
9780191681240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250111.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

When restrained by dependence on suitable conventions, it is the combination of ‘selfishness and confin'd generosity’ — that is, a concern for one's own interests and those of one's friends and ... More


From Moral Desire to Convention

John Bricke

in Mind and Morality: An Examination of Hume's Moral Psychology

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250111
eISBN:
9780191681240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250111.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Specifically moral desires, just as the partial desires of which they are impartial variants, are person-implicating: their contents make essential reference to the actions and qualities of human ... More


The Logic of Genuine Political Pluralism and Oscar Wilde’s Artificiality of Wit and Style

Jeremy Barris

in Sometimes Always True: Undogmatic Pluralism in Politics, Metaphysics, and Epistemology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262144
eISBN:
9780823266647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262144.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The chapter argues that the artificiality of Oscar Wilde’s wit and style exemplifies the logic and method of genuine, undogmatic political pluralism in a deeply consistent and illuminating way. The ... More


Make-believe and Make Believe: The Fictionality of the Greek Novels

J.R. Morgan

in Lies and Fiction in the Ancient World

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859893817
eISBN:
9781781385180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859893817.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers how the fictionality of the small, but significant, genre of Greek novels, deriving from the late Hellenistic era and the Roman empire, was understood in antiquity. Although ... More


Rage Against Hypocrisy: On Liberal Wars for Human Rights

Patricia Owens

in Between War and Politics: International Relations and the Thought of Hannah Arendt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199299362
eISBN:
9780191715051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299362.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

Arendt was wholly ambivalent about the liberal discourse of human rights and by extension, it is argued, wars justified in their name. She can be read as far less sanguine about the apparent ... More


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