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The Philosophy of Epictetus

Theodore Scaltsas and Andrew S. Mason (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233076
eISBN:
9780191716416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233076.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Stoic philosopher Epictetus has been one of the most influential of ancient thinkers, both in antiquity itself and in modern times. This book includes ten chapters which discuss Epictetus' ... More


The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace

John Paul Lederach

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174540
eISBN:
9780199835409
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174542.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book poses the question, “How do we transcend the cycles of violence that bewitch our human community while still living in them?” Peacebuilding, in the view of this book, is both a learned ... More


Religious Life for Women: From Enclosure to Immersion

Doris Gottemoeller

in From Trent to Vatican II: Historical and Theological Investigations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178067
eISBN:
9780199784905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178068.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Council of Trent's mandate to women's religious lives consisted of an insistence on the rules of enclosure. The Second Vatican Council mandated religious worship to examine every aspect of ... More


 Agency as a Vocation

David Kyuman Kim

in Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319828
eISBN:
9780199785667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319828.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Agency as melancholic freedom is deeply ambivalent. It speaks to the uncanny experience of feeling indebted to, yet alienated from, the glorious legacies of modernity: the legacies of liberation, ... More


Plural and Integrated Virtue

Robert Merrihew Adams

in A Theory of Virtue: Excellence in Being for the Good

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199207510
eISBN:
9780191708824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207510.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines questions about holistic ascriptions of virtue or good character. It argues that such ascriptions may imply possession of some but not all particular virtues. Some virtues may ... More


The Church and the Family

Brent Waters

in The Family in Christian Social and Political Thought

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271962
eISBN:
9780191709883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271962.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the inherent tension between the church as eschatological witness and the family as providential witness. It is argued, however, that the distinctive and complementary nature of ... More


The Human Vocation

Douglas V. Porpora

in Landscapes of the Soul: The Loss of Moral Meaning in American Life

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134919
eISBN:
9780199834563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134915.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Argues that there is a human vocation, a human project to be pursued by humanity as a whole. Physical cosmology tells us that the universe has a history, a history that arguably seems to be a ... More


Translation and the Poet's Life: The Ethics of Translating in English Culture, 1646-1726

Paul Davis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199297832
eISBN:
9780191711572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297832.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

Between the Civil War and the early decades of the 18th century, English poets of the first rank devoted more of their time and creative energies to translating than they had ever done before or have ... More


Twentieth-Century German Political Thought

Peter M. R. Stirk

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622900
eISBN:
9780748652730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622900.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Germany, as Europe's most powerful state, has a political significance that underlines the importance of twentieth-century German political thought. Yet this tradition has been poorly represented in ... More


Spheres of Meaning

Gordon Graham

in The Re-enchantment of the World: Art versus Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199265961
eISBN:
9780191708756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265961.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter defends a version of philosophical Idealism as the most promising way in which to explicate the idea that human lives can be distinctively meaningful, while avoiding dualistic ... More


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