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Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Jerrold Levinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book is a compendium of writings from the last ten years by one of the leading figures in aesthetics, Jerrold Levinson. It contains twenty-four essays and is divided into seven parts. The first ... More


Conclusion: Politics, Ideology, and Old Comedy

I. A. Ruffell

in Politics and Anti-Realism in Athenian Old Comedy: The Art of the Impossible

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199587216
eISBN:
9780191731297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587216.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This conclusion brings together the three strands of the book and their related forms of anti-realism to argue that Old Comedy constructs its arguments, involves its audience, and seeks ... More


Introduction

Jerrold Levinson

in Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This introductory chapter presents a description of the essays included in this volume.


Laugh and the World Laughs …: When You Are Dying, You Are Still Alive

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

in The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0028
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the importance of laughter and humour in terminally ill individuals, describing the case of 64-year-old Eyal who, learned to laugh even after he was hospitalized for liver ... More


Selected Cognitive and Affective Strengths: Potential PsyCap?

Fred Luthans, Carolyn M. Youssef, and Bruce J. Avolio

in Psychological Capital: Developing the Human Competitive Edge

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195187526
eISBN:
9780199789863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187526.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the potentially best fitting cognitive and affective positive capacities for being included in the future. Specifically, cognitively-oriented creativity and wisdom, and the ... More


A Unity of Experience: Purification, Expansion, and Identity through Ritual

Joseph Epes Brown and Emily Cousins

in Teaching Spirits: Understanding Native American Religious Traditions

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195138757
eISBN:
9780199871759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138757.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on the unity of experience in Native American religious traditions. Native American traditions stress a unity of experience. Where such traditions are still alive and spiritually ... More


INSULT HUMOR

Jerome Neu

in Sticks and Stones: The Philosophy of Insults

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195314311
eISBN:
9780199871780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314311.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Humor, like ritual, may sometimes license otherwise offensive insults. When and why? The special genre of insult humor, including roasts, is considered along with Freud's account of the role of ... More


Mimesis and the Antinomies of Corporate ‘Fun’

Peter Fleming

in Authenticity and the Cultural Politics of Work: New Forms of Informal Control

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547159
eISBN:
9780191720024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547159.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

One of the key aspects of the ‘just be yourself’ management discourse and its quest for personal authenticity is the fetishization of fun and play at work. This stands in stark contrast to earlier ... More


The Merited Response Argument

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/9780199263219.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter develops and defends the merited response argument for ethicism. Less satisfactory versions of the argument due to Hume and Noöl Carroll are criticized. The favoured version of the ... More


Proustian Jokes

Christopher Prendergast

in Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155203
eISBN:
9781400846313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155203.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines “Proustian jokes” of the kind that gives pause for thought rather than to inflict a wound. Most of the mad beliefs in À la recherche du temps perdu are droll as well as crazy, ... More


The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn

Floyd Grave and Margaret Grave

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173574
eISBN:
9780199872152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173574.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Encompassing sixty-eight works composed over a span of more than four decades, Haydn's quartet oeuvre contributed to the establishment, solidification, and refinement of late 18th-century ... More


Medicine and the Life Sciences

Jon McGinnis

in Avicenna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195331479
eISBN:
9780199868032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331479.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter first considers where Avicenna envisions medicine within his general classification of the sciences. It next presents the general principles of the humoral medicine that Avicenna adopts, ... More


Romani ueteres atque urbani sales: A Note on Cicero De Oratore 2.262 and Lucilius 173M

Anna Chahoud

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines how Cicero shaped his oratorical persona through the deployment of precise verbal devices (especially diminutives and irony), re-configuring his champions of the past by ... More


Introduction

Frederick Rowe Davis

in The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles: Archie Carr and the Origins of Conservation Biology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195310771
eISBN:
9780199790098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310771.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Carr's use of narrative to understand nature set him apart from most other scientists. He incorporated local stories and myths in to his technical and popular writings. Everywhere he went in search ... More


Ideologies of Legitimate Mockery: Margaret Cho's Revoicings of Mock Asian

Elaine W. Chun

in Beyond Yellow English: Toward a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195327359
eISBN:
9780199870639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327359.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This article examines Margaret Cho's use of Mock Asian, a parodic language style that indexes a stereotypical Asian identity. Although this Korean American comedian's use of Mock Asian necessarily ... More


“We Can Laugh at Ourselves”: Hawai'i Ethnic Humor, Local Identity, and the Myth of Multiculturalism

Roderick N. Labrador

in Beyond Yellow English: Toward a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195327359
eISBN:
9780199870639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327359.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the intersection of language, humor, and representation in the linguistic practices of Hawai'i comedians. In these comedy performances Mock Filipino is often employed to ... More


Humour in Chinese Life and Culture: Resistance and Control in Modern Times

Jessica Milner Davis and Jocelyn Chey (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139231
eISBN:
9789888180837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139231.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This volume covers modern and contemporary forms of humour in China's public and private spheres, including comic films and novels, cartooning, pop songs, internet jokes, and advertising and ... More


Tourist Troubles: The Travels of Global Rumor

Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis

in The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors of Terrorism, Immigration, and Trade Matter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736317
eISBN:
9780199866458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736317.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

International travel brings the developed world closer to the third world, making their differences all the more visible. Rumors about unwary tourists dramatize these differences. In some, poor ... More


Benjamin Franklin’s Humor

Paul M. Zall

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123714
eISBN:
9780813134864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123714.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Humor is sometimes a serious business, especially the humor of Benjamin Franklin, a master at revealing the human condition through comedy. For the country's bicentennial, Reader's Digest named ... More


The Perfection of Wisdom

Dale S. Wright

in The Six Perfections: Buddhism and the Cultivation of Character

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195382013
eISBN:
9780199870332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382013.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 6 is divided into two sections. The first section presents an overview of the Mahayana Buddhist teachings on the perfection of wisdom, prajñāpāramitā. The second section seeks to articulate a ... More


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