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C.S. Lewis Then and Now

Wesley A. Kort

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143423
eISBN:
9780199834389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143426.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The argument of this book is that a primary goal in the work of C. S. Lewis is to articulate a Christian worldview. Lewis based this project on his positive view of culture, nature, and human ... More


What Is This Thing Called Happiness?

Fred Feldman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571178
eISBN:
9780191722547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571178.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book is a philosophical study of the nature and value of happiness. Part I is devoted to critical discussion of the most important theories about the nature of happiness, understood as some sort ... More


Pleasure and the Good Life: Concerning the Nature Varieties and Plausibility of Hedonism

Fred Feldman

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199265169
eISBN:
9780191601385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926516X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Hedonism is the view that the Good Life is the pleasant life. The central aim of this book is to show that, when carefully and charitably interpreted, certain forms of hedonism yield plausible ... More


Elegies of Form in Bishop, Plath, Stevenson: Warton Lecture on English Poetry

Angela Leighton

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 121, 2002 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263037
eISBN:
9780191734007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263037.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses form, which is a term that has multiform meanings and is contradictory. It looks at the sense of form found in the works of Sylvia Plath, Elizabeth Bishop, and Anne Stevenson. ... More


Emotion Explained

Edmund T. Rolls

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198570035
eISBN:
9780191693793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570035.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

The book links the analysis of the brain mechanisms of emotion and motivation to the wider context of what emotions are, what their functions are, how emotions evolved, and the larger issue of why ... 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


Frontiers of Pleasure: Models of Aesthetic Response in Archaic and Classical Greek Thought

Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199798322
eISBN:
9780199950393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199798322.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book calls into question a number of influential modern notions regarding aesthetics by going back to the very beginnings of aesthetic thought in Greece and raising critical issues about Greek ... 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


Ethics: and "The Nature of Moral Philosophy"

G. E. Moore

William H. Shaw (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199272013
eISBN:
9780191603181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272018.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book is a new edition of G.E. Moore’s Ethics, originally published in 1912. In it, Moore analyzes the utilitarian account of right and wrong in great detail, defending the doctrine that results ... More


Three Faces of Desire

Timothy Schroeder

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172379
eISBN:
9780199849987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172379.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Desires lead to actions, influence feelings, and determine what counts as a reward. Recent empirical evidence shows that these three aspects of desire stem from a common biological origin. Informed ... More


The Greeks On Pleasure

J. C. B. Gosling and C. C. W. Taylor

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246664
eISBN:
9780191681035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246664.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book aims to provide a critical and analytical history of ancient Greek theories of the nature of pleasure and of its value and role in human life, from the earliest times down to the period of ... More


Pleasure Explanations

J. C. B. Gosling

in Pleasure and Desire: The Case of Hedonism Reviewed

Published in print:
1969
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198243397
eISBN:
9780191680670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243397.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses and establishes a connection between pleasure and human wanting, which is a more direct connection between ‘pleasure’ and one force of the word ‘want’. This relationship only ... More


Coda

Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi

in Frontiers of Pleasure: Models of Aesthetic Response in Archaic and Classical Greek Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199798322
eISBN:
9780199950393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199798322.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This short, concluding chapter sheds light on the differences between modern and ancient Greek aesthetics regarding, in particular, the conceptualization of aesthetic response. According to the ... More


Epilogue

Philip Burton

in Language in the Confessions of Augustine

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199266227
eISBN:
9780191709098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266227.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter considers the presentation of language acquisition given in the Confessions. It is argued that Augustine presents this as being two-edged; language permits the child to interact with ... More


Musical Chills

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/9780199206179.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay focuses on a particular musical phenomenon, namely, the distinctive and usually pleasurable chills, shivers, or frissons that listening to certain passages of music produce in many ... More


Laws

J. C. B. Gosling and C. C. W. Taylor

in The Greeks On Pleasure

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246664
eISBN:
9780191681035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246664.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter analyzes Plato's views on pleasure in the Laws. It focuses on two main sections — 653–70 and 732–4 — where the following apparent differences from the Philebus are found: first, (660–3), ... More


What is This Thing Called Happiness?

Fred Feldman

in What Is This Thing Called Happiness?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571178
eISBN:
9780191722547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571178.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 2 contained criticism of sensory hedonism. Chapter 6 contains a defense of attitudinal hedonism about happiness. According to this theory, the atoms of happiness are episodes in which a ... More


Socrates, Pleasure, and Value

George Rudebusch

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195159615
eISBN:
9780199869367
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159616.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book argues that the Socrates of the Apology, Crito, Protagoras, Gorgias, and Republic 1 can consistently and compellingly speak of pleasure and virtue as the good for human beings by ... More


The Argument

J. C. B. Gosling

in Pleasure and Desire: The Case of Hedonism Reviewed

Published in print:
1969
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198243397
eISBN:
9780191680670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243397.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the different arguments regarding hedonism that are presented in the book. Most of the chapter is focused on providing a summary of the next eleven chapters, although a ... More


Varieties of Hedonism

J. C. B. Gosling

in Pleasure and Desire: The Case of Hedonism Reviewed

Published in print:
1969
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198243397
eISBN:
9780191680670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243397.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the different variations that are to be found among the views that are roughly classed together as hedonist. These come from two sources: the matter of what the philosopher in ... More


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