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What is Philosophy?

G. E. R. Lloyd

in Disciplines in the Making: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Elites, Learning, and Innovation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199567874
eISBN:
9780191721649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567874.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter discusses the different concepts of philosophy developed in different modern European societies, and in various ancient ones: Greece, China, India, and Islam. It explores the sense in ... More


Faith in Life: John Dewey's Early Philosophy

Donald J. Morse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234707
eISBN:
9780823240760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234707.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This book considers John Dewey's early philosophy on its own terms and aims to explicate its key ideas. It does so through the fullest treatment to date of his youthful masterwork, the Psychology. ... More


New Worlds

Justin E. H. Smith

in Nature, Human Nature, and Human Difference: Race in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153643
eISBN:
9781400866311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153643.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter turns to the history of the race concept. It considers the early development of thinking about human diversity and human origins in the context of the Renaissance. In important respects, ... More


Modern Thought in Pain: Philosophy, Politics, Psychoanalysis

Simon Morgan Wortham

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748692415
eISBN:
9781474408660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692415.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book analyses how modern conceptions of politics, ethics, and critical thought can be re-evaluated through the question of pain. Using a series of rigorous encounters with key critical figures, ... More


Beyond the Limits of Thought

Graham Priest

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254057
eISBN:
9780191698194
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254057.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book presents an expanded edition of the author's exploration of the nature and limits of thought. Embracing contradiction and challenging traditional logic, the book engages with issues across ... More


The Enlightenment Hostilities of Voltaire and Rouseau

Robert Wokler and Christopher Brooke

Bryan Garsten (ed.)

in Rousseau, the Age of Enlightenment, and Their Legacies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147888
eISBN:
9781400842407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147888.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter details the relationship between Voltaire and Rousseau, highlighting their personal and doctrinal differences. The two men could not be friends, nor hold to the same principles of ... More


Hegel's India: A Reinterpretation, with Texts

Aakash Singh Rathore and Rimina Mohapatra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199468270
eISBN:
9780199087464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468270.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

In his writings on India, Hegel characterized Indian thought as “fantastic,” “subjective,” “wild,” “dreamy,” “frenzied,” “absurd,” and “repetitive.” If Indian art, religion, and philosophy were so ... More


Husserl, History, and Consciousness

Eva-maria Engelen

in Science and the Life-World: Essays on Husserl's Crisis of European Sciences

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756044
eISBN:
9780804772945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756044.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines the search for “original” experience or meaning, exemplified in Greek scientific origins. It considers three philosophically important origins of meaning in Husserl's text, and ... More


Foucault on Painting

Catherine M. Soussloff

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902414
eISBN:
9781452958804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902414.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Catherine M. Soussloff argues that Michel Foucault’s sustained engagement with European art history critically addresses present concerns about the mediated nature of the image in the digital age. ... More


The Geophilosophy of Europe

Massimo Cacciari

in The Unpolitical: On the Radical Critique of Political Reason

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230037
eISBN:
9780823235834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230037.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the fundamental aporias of European philosophy inextricably connected to historein of the cultural and political roots of European history. These roots could not even be ... More


More Than a Feeling: A Queer Notion of Survivance

Laurel C. Schneider

in Sexual Disorientations: Queer Temporalities, Affects, Theologies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277513
eISBN:
9780823280483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277513.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This essay explores, in part, queer theory's queerness in relation to the religious (Christian) and ethnic (European) frame that largely produced it. Although affect and temporality theories offer ... More


Philosophical Preliminaries

H. L. A. Hart

in Causation in the Law

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198254744
eISBN:
9780191681523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254744.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter attempts to show why the past philosophical discussions of causation have seemed so irrelevant to the lawyer. The lawyer and the historian are both primarily concerned to make causal ... More


Ibsen's Hedda Gabler: Philosophical Perspectives

Kristin Gjesdal (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190467876
eISBN:
9780190467913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190467876.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Since its publication in 1890, Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler has been a recurring point of fascination for readers, theater audiences, and artists alike. Newly married, yet utterly bored, the character of ... More


Introduction: William James and the Transatlantic Conversation

Joel D. S. Rasmussen

in William James and the Transatlantic Conversation: Pragmatism, Pluralism, and Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687510
eISBN:
9780191767173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687510.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Literature

This introduction to the volume achieves four primary aims: (1) it explores the synergies and tensions between the American and transatlantic currents in William James’s thought; (2) it indicates the ... More


Growing up Zig-Zag: Reassessing the Transatlantic Legacy of William James

Jeremy Carrette

in William James and the Transatlantic Conversation: Pragmatism, Pluralism, and Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687510
eISBN:
9780191767173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687510.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Literature

Understanding James through his transatlantic conversations entails recognizing how these conversations emerge from “growing up zig-zag”, a description of his childhood experience moving between ... More


William James and the Transatlantic Conversation: Pragmatism, Pluralism, and Philosophy of Religion

Martin Halliwell and Joel D. S. Rasmussen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687510
eISBN:
9780191767173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687510.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Literature

William James and the Transatlantic Conversation focuses on the American philosopher and psychologist William James (1842–1910) and his engagements with European thought, together with ... More


What Painting Does

Catherine M. Soussloff

in Foucault on Painting

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902414
eISBN:
9781452958804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902414.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Where does a new theory of painting belong in the context of Foucault’s larger philosophical project?


Systems of Art Historical and Philosophical Thought

Catherine M. Soussloff

in Foucault on Painting

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902414
eISBN:
9781452958804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902414.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The historio-critical situation for Foucault’s writings on painting, including a discussion of significant issues of translation and reception that impinge on the specific theoretical matters ... More


Translating Plurality: Abdelkébir Khatibi and Postcolonial Writing in French from the Maghreb

Alison Rice (ed.)

in Postcolonial Thought in the French-speaking World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310546
eISBN:
9781846319808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846319808.009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Abdelkébir Khatibi is a French-speaking Moroccan writer who has produced a diverse and complex oeuvre that draws on European philosophy to tackle the specific challenges facing postcolonial subjects ... More


The Place of Painting: Velázquez’s Las Meninas

Catherine M. Soussloff

in Foucault on Painting

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902414
eISBN:
9781452958804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902414.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The specific aspects of the painting of 1656 by Diego Velázquez that relate to Foucault’s interpretation of it as knowledge (savoir) itself, a point he subsequently made about painting in general in ... More


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