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Aristotle's Conception of Final Causality

Allan Gotthelf

in Teleology, First Principles, and Scientific Method in Aristotle's Biology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199287956
eISBN:
9780191738296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287956.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Starting from the premise that Aristotelian explanation proceeds via the concepts of natures and potentials (and not, say, laws), this chapter argues that for Aristotle the generation of a living ... More


Ritualization and Redemption: Mishnah Sandhedrin Chapter Six

Beth A. Berkowitz

in Execution and Invention: Death Penalty Discourse in Early Rabbinic and Christian Cultures

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195179194
eISBN:
9780199784509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195179196.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the laws of rabbinic criminal execution as a ritual narrative and interprets that ritual, paying close attention to the way it constructs space and speech. It shows that the ... More


Cinders of Philosophy, Philosophy of Cinders: Derrida and the Trace of the Holocaust

Robert Eaglestone

in The Holocaust and the Postmodern

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199265930
eISBN:
9780191708596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265930.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that Jacques Derrida's work was also greatly influenced by responding to the Holocaust, and that Levinas's idea of the ‘trace’ plays a central role in this. This is argued by ... More


Knowing the Score

Dominic McHugh

in Loverly: The Life and Times of My Fair Lady

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827305
eISBN:
9780199950225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827305.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter provides an introduction to the autograph musical sources for My Fair Lady, including Frederick Loewe’s melodic sketches and Alan Jay Lerner’s lyric sketches. It examines some of the ... More


In the Name of the Father

Kenneth Millard

in Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621736
eISBN:
9780748651740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621736.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses one important issue in the coming-of-age novel, which is finding a satisfactory relationship with the father. It states that coming of age is a drama of coming to terms with ... More


Introduction: “Who Karkalay?”: From Wedding-Based Kweh-Kweh to Cultural Reenactment

Gillian Richards-Greaves

in Rediasporization: African-Guyanese Kweh-Kweh

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496831156
eISBN:
9781496831200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496831156.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the traditional (wedding-based) kweh-kweh as an African retention or African continuity that developed among enslaved Africans in Guyana, South America. It also demonstrates the ... More


Nahmanides’s Conception of History

Moshe Halbertal

in Nahmanides: Law and Mysticism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300140910
eISBN:
9780300257014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300140910.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter this explores Nahmanides's conception of history that reflects a profound departure from the linear model in favor of a cyclical one. It looks into the cyclical model of time as the ... More


Always Already (The Poetic and Political Interruption of Thought): Toward The Book to Come (1953–1958)

Christophe Bident

in Maurice Blanchot: A Critical Biography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281763
eISBN:
9780823284825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281763.003.0044
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Focuses on Blanchot’s following literary-critical collection, The Book to Come. The chapter underlines its emergence from the many literary theorizations of the 1950s, with a growing emphasis on ... More


Alterity as democracy-to-come

Stella Gaon

in Democracy in Crisis: Violence, Alterity, Community

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079238
eISBN:
9781781702123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079238.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter analyses the relationship between alterity and the conception of ‘democracy-to-come’ that emerges in the later writings of Jacques Derrida. It argues that though the letter of democratic ... More


Heidegger and the Political

Janae Sholtz

in The Invention of a People: Heidegger and Deleuze on Art and the Political

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748685356
eISBN:
9781474412445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685356.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Chapter Five develops the Heideggerian relationship between earth, art, and a people in both political and ontological terms. The first section delineates the multiple significances of earth, ... More


The Battle Foretold: The Lion Has Wings (1939)

S. P. MacKenzie

in The Battle of Britain on Screen: 'The Few' in British Film and Television Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623891
eISBN:
9780748651276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623891.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As well as being a central feature of the popular mythology that grew up around World War II, the Battle of Britain must rank among the most widely anticipated events of the twentieth century. Anyone ... More


Jewish Studies as Counterlife: A Report to the Academy

Adam Zachary Newton

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823283958
eISBN:
9780823286096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823283958.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book tells the story of a Jewish Studies that hasn’t yet happened—at least not fully. At bottom, the modest version of a swerve it performs is to ask: what do we mean when we say, “Jewish ... More


Rome and America Again

Ian Ker

in G. K. Chesterton: A Biography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199601288
eISBN:
9780191806582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199601288.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on G. K. Chesterton's works that he published as he and his wife Frances traveled to Rome and then to America, including The Thing (1929), The Resurrection of Rome (1930), and ... More


Conclusion: Ruizian Cartography from Chile to the Cosmos via the Littoral, or The Film to Come

Michael Goddard

in The Cinema of Raúl Ruiz: Impossible Cartographies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167314
eISBN:
9780231850506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167314.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter examines Raúl Ruiz's The Film to Come (1997), which crystallised some of the issues raised by the director's cinematic work. In the eight minutes of this black-and-white film, ... More


Economy and Authenticity in Daljit Nagra’s Look We Have Coming to Dover! and Gautam Malkani’s Londonstani

Sarah Brouillette

in Literature and the Creative Economy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789486
eISBN:
9780804792431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789486.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter suggests that minority writers have been struggling with the connection between their work and the cultural diversity initiatives that aim to expand the creative economy. In Daljit ... More


A Deeper Shade of Consciousness: My Voice Is My Resistance

Atika Chaudhary

in Building Womanist Coalitions: Writing and Teaching in the Spirit of Love

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042423
eISBN:
9780252051265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042423.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on the importance of coming to consciousness through the practice of woman-of-color feminist and womanist ideologies in and outside the academe. The struggle for voice and ... More


Simone de Beauvoir's Desperate Housewives

Linnell Secomb

in Philosophy and Love: From Plato to Popular Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623679
eISBN:
9780748671854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623679.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses Simone de Beauvoir's reflections on love that are read alongside the USA TV series Desperate Housewives. Interpreting Desperate Housewives through and against Beauvoir writings ... More


Messianic Redemption

Byron L. Sherwin

in Mystical Theology and Social Dissent: The Life and Works of Judah Loew of Prague

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100516
eISBN:
9781800340886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100516.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter evaluates Judah Loew's understanding of the nature of the Messianic Era. For Judah Loew, the advent of the Messiah does not represent the abrogation or superseding of the commandments of ... More


The Invention of a People: Heidegger and Deleuze on Art and the Political

Janae Sholtz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748685356
eISBN:
9781474412445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685356.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The Invention of a People explores the residual relation between Heidegger’s thought and Deleuze’s novelty. Contextualising the problematic of a people-to-come within a larger political and ... More


Responding to the Platonists: Physics I 9

Sarah Broadie

in Aristotle's Physics Alpha: Symposium Aristotelicum

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198830993
eISBN:
9780191868948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830993.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Aristotle’s rejection of a Platonist theory positing two principles: Form and the Great and Small. He complains that, under the latter, privation is not distinguished from the ... More


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