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Self-Knowledge and Self-Discovery

Marcia Cavell

in Becoming a Subject: Reflections in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199287086
eISBN:
9780191603921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287082.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Self-knowledge is supposed to be transforming. Yet ordinarily, knowledge by itself has no effect on the object known. This chapter discusses the phenomenon of first-person authority; ‘the ocular ... More


The Return to Kantian Critique: Recognizing the Rights of Ordinary Consciousness

William F. Bristow

in Hegel and the Transformation of Philosophical Critique

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199290642
eISBN:
9780191710421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290642.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter argues that Hegel's return to the standpoint of Kantian criticism turns on his belated recognition that the epistemological demand expressed in that project — namely, that we establish ... More


Hidden in the Cave: The Upaniṣadic Self

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Concealed Art of the Soul: Theories of Self and Practices of Truth in Indian Ethics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202416
eISBN:
9780191708558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202416.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The discovery of the true self is a matter of fundamental concern in the Upaniṣads. This chapter examines the metaphors of concealment used, and analyses the substantive accounts of the self put ... More


Recognition Scenes in Theory and Practice

Jessica Waldoff

in Recognition in Mozart's Operas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151978
eISBN:
9780199870387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151978.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter opens with a review of critical thinking about recognition in literary genres, beginning with Aristotle. This historical context is indispensable, though, as Terence Cave suggests, an ... More


The Socratic Paradigm

A. A. Long

in Epictetus: A Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245567
eISBN:
9780191597923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245568.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Discusses the presence of Socrates in Epictetus’ Discourses. Plato's Gorgias was a principal source of inspiration for Epictetus, especially for his understanding and incorporation of the Socratic ... More


Toward a Biology of Positive Affect and Compassion

Richard J. Davidson

in Visions of Compassion: Western Scientists and Tibetan Buddhists Examine Human Nature

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195130430
eISBN:
9780199847327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130430.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Altered states of meditation and consciousness seem like a great mystery for some, implying a change in the personality and consciousness of an individual, leading to an refreshing change in outlook ... More


Wild Turkeys and Old Gobblers

Strachan Donnelley

Ceara Donnelley and Bruce Jennings (eds)

in Frog Pond Philosophy: Essays on the Relationship Between Humans and Nature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813167275
eISBN:
9780813175669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167275.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter tells the story of a wild turkey hunt that did not go as planned, during a time when the author was staying at his family home in South Carolina on the occasion of his sixty-fifth ... More


Ideology and Education Krishnamurti's World-View and Educational Thought

Meenakshi Thapan

in Life at School: An Ethnographic Study

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679649
eISBN:
9780199081837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679649.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education

An ideology applies moral and value prescriptions to social institutions and processes, and its relationship with these is always one of interaction leading to possible change. One such social ... More


The Therapist in Mourning: From the Faraway Nearby

Kerry Malawista and Anne Adelman (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156998
eISBN:
9780231534604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156998.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

The unexpected loss of a client can be a lonely and isolating experience for therapists. While family and friends can ritually mourn the deceased, the nature of the therapeutic relationship prohibits ... More


“Like a Structure of Cotton Candy”: Being Oneself as Self-Appropriation

Rahel Jaeggi

in Alienation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151986
eISBN:
9780231537599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151986.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter systematizes the conception of the self into an “appropriative model” of the self and defends it against various objections and rival positions. This conception of oneself as ... More


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