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Cavell, Companionship, and Christian Theology

Peter Dula

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395037
eISBN:
9780199894451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395037.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

For decades, theologians and philosophers of religion have been engaged in vigorous debate about the status and nature of ecclesiology, hence of community. In that discussion, theologians have found ... More


The Reflective Life: Living Wisely With Our Limits

Valerie Tiberius

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199202867
eISBN:
9780191707988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202867.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

How should you live? Should you devote yourself to perfecting a single talent or try to live a balanced life? Should you lighten up and have more fun, or buckle down and try to achieve greatness? ... More


Love, Friendship, and the Self: Intimacy, Identification, and the Social Nature of Persons

Bennett W. Helm

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199567898
eISBN:
9780191722387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567898.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Recent Western thought has consistently emphasized the individualistic strand in our understanding of persons at the expense of the social strand. Thus, it is generally thought that persons are ... More


Paulinus Noster: Self and Symbols in the Letters of Paulinus of Nola

Catherine Conybeare

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240722
eISBN:
9780191600494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240728.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The heart of this book is a reading of the letters of Paulinus of Nola, aristocratic convert to Christianity of the late fourth‐century, and his correspondents, most notably St Augustine of Hippo. We ... More


Christian Symbol and Ritual: An Introduction

Bernard Cooke and Gary Macy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195154115
eISBN:
9780199835591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195154118.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book introduces readers, with little or no background in Christianity, to the theology and history of Christian rituals. It opens with a brief explanation of the role of symbols in human life ... More


Eyes Wide Open

Asifa Hussain and William Miller

in Multicultural Nationalism: Islamophobia, Anglophobia, and Devolution

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199280711
eISBN:
9780191604102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280711.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Majority Scots have less contact, friendship, and knowledge of the minorities than the minorities have of the majority. Minority perceptions of the majority are broadly accurate. In particular, they ... More


Postscript

Bennett W. Helm

in Love, Friendship, and the Self: Intimacy, Identification, and the Social Nature of Persons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199567898
eISBN:
9780191722387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567898.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This Postscript reviews the discussions in the preceding chapters. It focuses on the individualist conception of persons, which has two central components: the egocentric conception of intimate ... More


Concluding Remarks

Daniel Schwartz

in Aquinas on Friendship

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199205394
eISBN:
9780191709265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205394.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts. It attributes Aquinas' broadening of friendship to the unsuitability of Aristotelian friendship to accommodate successfully the Christian ideal of ... More


The Retrieval of Ethics

Talbot Brewer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557882
eISBN:
9780191720918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557882.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The virtue ethics movement in recent philosophical ethics can usefully be divided into two quite separate streams of thought. Some have turned to the texts of Plato and Aristotle for new answers to ... More


Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle

A. W. Price

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198248996
eISBN:
9780191681172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248996.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book fully explores for the first time an idea common to Plato and Aristotle, which unites their treatments—otherwise very different—of love and friendship. The idea is that although persons are ... More


 Lovesick Gopi or Woman's Best Friend?: The Mythic Sakhi and Ritual Friendships among Women in Benares

Tracy Pintchman

in Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195177060
eISBN:
9780199785438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177060.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores a tradition undertaken by women living in Benares, Uttar Pradesh (North India), in which the gopis — the famous cowherdesses of Krishna mythology — becomes the model for ... More


The Fabric of Character: Aristotle's Theory of Virtue

Nancy Sherman

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239178
eISBN:
9780191598395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239173.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Fabric of Character explores Aristotle's account of virtuous character and its development. I argue that traditional conceptions of Aristotelian habituation have ignored the critical ... More


Pleasure and Social Utility: The Virtues of Being Epicurean

A. A. Long

in From Epicurus to Epictetus: Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199279128
eISBN:
9780191706769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279128.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Epicurean explanation for the origin of community life and laws was the utility of these institutions in facilitating people's natural and necessary desires for a secure life. In advising his ... More


Shaping the Normative Landscape

David Owens

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199691500
eISBN:
9780191744938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691500.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book affirms the value of obligations and of rights, of forgiveness, of consent and refusal, of promise and request. These are all instruments by which we exercise control over our normative ... More


CIVIC FRIENDSHIP AND DEMOCRATIC EDUCATION

David Blacker

in Citizenship and Education in Liberal-Democratic Societies: Teaching for Cosmopolitan Values and Collective Identities

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253661
eISBN:
9780191601972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253668.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is the third of the four essays in Part II of the book on liberalism and traditionalist education; all four are by authors who would like to find ways for the liberal state to honour the ... More


The Good of Others

Julia Annas

in The Morality of Happiness

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195096521
eISBN:
9780199833061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195096525.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Because of their eudaimonistic structure, ancient theories have been criticized as egoistic, but this is a mistake, overlooking the place in them of philia or ‘friendship’, covering particular ... More


Varieties of Friendship (NE VIII–IX)

Howard J. Curzer

in Aristotle and the Virtues

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199693726
eISBN:
9780191738890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693726.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Aristotle evaluates friendships in two ways. First, although decision-making in a friendship may be the legitimate prerogative of one person, several people (according to their differing areas of ... More


 African Jews in Western and Central Africa

Edith Bruder

in The Black Jews of Africa: History, Religion, Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195333565
eISBN:
9780199868889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333565.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter surveys various groups in western and central Africa that self-proclaimed a Jewish identity. These include the Zakhor Jews of Timbuktu, Mali; the Igbo of Nigeria; the House of Israel of ... More


 Marriage in Creation, Fall, and Redemption: Against Gendered Dichotomies

Jana Marguerite Bennett

in Water Is Thicker than Blood: An Augustinian Theology of Marriage and Singleness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195315431
eISBN:
9780199872022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315431.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores Augustine's views of marriage in light of his understanding of salvation history. Augustine suggests that humanity is created to be in friendship with God and with each other. ... More


Questions of Character

Berys Gaut

in Art, Emotion and Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263219
eISBN:
9780191718854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263219.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter criticizes an argument of Wayne Booth, which defends ethical criticism in terms of the notion of befriending a work's implied author. It then defends the moral beauty view, which holds ... More


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