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. Vulnerability to Violence and Ethical Sensibility

Dave Boothroyd

in Ethical Subjects in Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748640096
eISBN:
9780748693795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640096.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Developing further the argument of the previous chapter, this chapter turns to the significance of ‘the skin’ as neither simply a trope nor a species of naturalism in the theory of contact/touch ... More


. Suffering

Dave Boothroyd

in Ethical Subjects in Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748640096
eISBN:
9780748693795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640096.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Suffering is the sine qua non of all ethical subjects and of ethical subjectivity itself; the problem of suffering is the motivation of the ethical Subject and the subject matter to which all ethical ... More


Catholicism and the Fin de Siècle

Miriam Elizabeth Burstein

in The Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siècle Literature, Culture and the Arts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408912
eISBN:
9781474445030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408912.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter revisits the role of faith, and specifically Catholicism, at the fin de siècle. It gives a survey of the historical contexts for British and French Catholic practice at the turn of the ... More


Introduction: Modern Thought in Pain

Simon Morgan Wortham

in Modern Thought in Pain: Philosophy, Politics, Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748692415
eISBN:
9781474408660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692415.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter presents a brief review of books and articles dealing with the topic of evil and the value of philosophy in relation to contemporary human miseries and turmoil. These ... More


A Parliament of Monsters: Romantic Nonhumans and Victorian Erasure

Ted Geier

in Meat Markets: The Cultural History of Bloody London

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474424714
eISBN:
9781474434522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424714.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Shows the robust nonhuman concern in Romantic works through new readings of Mary Shelley, Burns, Wordsworth, Clare, and Coleridge. The chapter traces these themes and forms of threatened, abject life ... More


Crying: Dreadful Melodramas—Family Dramas and Home Invasions

Aaron Michael Kerner and Jonathan L. Knapp

in Extreme Cinema: Affective Strategies in Transnational Media

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402903
eISBN:
9781474422000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402903.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Much of this chapter focuses on the melodramatic genre and its application in contemporary extreme cinema. Melodrama typically involves loss, and/or a character that arrives too late. In Linda ... More


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