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Plasticity and Pathology: On the Formation of the Neural Subject

David Bates and Nima Bassiri (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823266135
eISBN:
9780823266975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823266135.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

With the rise of cognitive science and the revolution in neuroscience, it is now commonplace to assume that the study of a human person—a thinking, feeling, acting subject—is ultimately the study of ... More


Problems and Prospects in the Ethics of Belief

Peter Hare

in Pragmatism with Purpose: Selected Writings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264322
eISBN:
9780823266777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264322.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter examines problems and prospects in William James's ethics of belief. It argues for the relevance of so-called overbeliefs for modern views of epistemology. It argues that the development ... More


Shakespeare as a Way of Life

James Kuzner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269938
eISBN:
9780823269976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269938.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book shows how reading Shakespeare helps us to live with epistemological weakness and even to practice this weakness, to make it a way of life. In readings of Hamlet, Lucrece, Othello, The ... More


Ciceronian Skepticism and the Mind-Body Problem in Lucrece

James Kuzner

in Shakespeare as a Way of Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269938
eISBN:
9780823269976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269938.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explores Lucrece in the context of Ciceronian skepticism. Doing so clarifies the status, in Shakespeare, of an issue of crucial importance: the mind-body problem. Many critics have ... More


How to Find Rhythm on a Piece of Paper

Thomas Cable

in Critical Rhythm: The Poetics of a Literary Life Form

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282043
eISBN:
9780823285983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282043.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

For the past two centuries discussions of the meter and rhythm of a line of poetry have often been at cross-purposes because of different assumptions about whether the poem is a temporal object. ... More


Looking Two Ways at Once in Timon of Athens

James Kuzner

in Shakespeare as a Way of Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269938
eISBN:
9780823269976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269938.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter reflects on the cognitive value that reading Shakespeare can have. In particular, I show how one of his late plays, Timon of Athens, is informed by a skepticism that induces a wrenching ... More


Epilogue: Shakespeare as a Way of Life

James Kuzner

in Shakespeare as a Way of Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269938
eISBN:
9780823269976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269938.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The epilogue considers how the value I find in reading Timon in particular, and Shakespeare in general, cannot be counted among the values that cognitive scientists and literary critics often ... More


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