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Introduction: Confronting the Cartesian Legacy

Garry L. Hagberg

in Describing Ourselves: Wittgenstein and Autobiographical Consciousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234226
eISBN:
9780191715440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234226.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter provides an introductory overview of the book, emphasizing: (1) the misleading power that the simplifying conceptual templates that Wittgenstein called ‘pictures’ have exerted on our ... More


Mill, Life as Art, and Problems of Self-Description in an Industrial Age

Colin Heydt

in John Stuart Mill and the Art of Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195381245
eISBN:
9780199869213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381245.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter notes Mill's puzzling but frequent suggestion that life should be seen as a work of art and argues that the attractiveness of this metaphor arises from Victorian anxieties about ... More


Collage and the Anxiety of Self-description: <i>Blood and Guts in High School</i>

Georgina Colby

in Kathy Acker: Writing the Impossible

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748683505
eISBN:
9781474426930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683505.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Chapter 2 addresses Acker’s practice of collage, and the anxiety of self-description. Blood and Guts in High School is positioned in relation to both the Dadaist collage and montage practices of ... More


Typology Fever

Georges Vigarello

in The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159760
eISBN:
9780231535304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159760.003.0013
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter considers the social factors that influenced the evaluation of silhouettes at the beginning of the nineteenth century, particularly the changing codes of physical appearance stirred-up ... More


From Reconstruction to Regeneration

Cara Lea Burnidge

in A Peaceful Conquest: Woodrow Wilson, Religion, and the New World Order

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226232317
eISBN:
9780226232454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226232454.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter provides foundational information for Wilson's religious self-description. Historians situate Wilson's ideological development within southern Presbyterianism, but rarely do they ... More


Accounting for Oneself: Worth, Status, and the Social Order in Early Modern England

Alexandra Shepard

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199600793
eISBN:
9780191778711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600793.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This book brings together an unprecedented volume of material to offer a fundamentally new account of the social order in early modern England. The book pieces together the language of ... More


In the Ruins of Self-Knowledge: Oedipus Unmade

Garry L. Hagberg

in The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190669447
eISBN:
9780190669485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190669447.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Oedipus Tyrannus is an exacting study in philosophical psychology, portraying a mind that oscillates between competing conceptions of the sources of knowledge, between layered self-deception and ... More


Self and Society in Early Modern England

Alexandra Shepard

in Accounting for Oneself: Worth, Status, and the Social Order in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199600793
eISBN:
9780191778711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600793.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

After surveying the existing historiography on the social order, selfhood, and autobiography, this chapter proposes a new method for approaching the construction and experience of social identities ... More


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