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Discerning the Mystery: An Essay on the Nature of Theology

Andrew Louth

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261964
eISBN:
9780191682261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261964.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Early Christian Studies

This book seeks to exorcize the spectre of the Enlightenment by drawing on H. G. Gadamer's demonstration of ‘how little the traditions in which we stand are weakened’ by the legacy of the ... More


Circular Foundations

Andrew Vincent

in The Nature of Political Theory

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199271252
eISBN:
9780191601101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271259.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Deals with the hermeneutic work of Hans‐Georg Gadamer. It analyses the development of hermeneutic thinking, the focus on language, the critique of the Enlightenment and positivism, the role of ... More


Constitutional Interpretation: What's Wrong With ‘Original Intent’?

Terence Ball

in Reappraising Political Theory: Revisionist Studies in the History of Political Thought

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279952
eISBN:
9780191598753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279957.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter takes a fresh look at the interpretive strategy of `originalism’ or `original intent’ and shows that this strategy is defective for a number of heretofore unsuspected reasons. Chief ... More


Reappraising Political Theory

Terence Ball

in Reappraising Political Theory: Revisionist Studies in the History of Political Thought

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279952
eISBN:
9780191598753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279957.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The opening chapter begins with a brief defence of the claim that interpretation is both inescapable and necessary. It then considers the strengths and shortcomings of several strategies of ... More


The Scope and Value of the Artistic Image

Paul Crowther

in Defining Art, Creating the Canon: Artistic Value in an Era of Doubt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199210688
eISBN:
9780191705762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210688.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter develops all the book's themes further still through a sustained consideration of the aesthetic as it is developed through style in the making of artistic images. The scope of the image ... More


Introduction: Reappraising Aesthetic Rationalism

Frederick C. Beiser

in Diotima's Children: German Aesthetic Rationalism from Leibniz to Lessing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573011
eISBN:
9780191722202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573011.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the aesthetic rationalism movement in Germany. It then discusses the rationalist theory of aesthetic judgment, the rationalist aesthetic, the ... More


The Art of Festival and the Dance of Life

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/9780199265961.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter explores the concepts of ‘the holy’ and ‘festival’. Building on passages in Nietzsche and Gadamer, it sets out both the possibilities and the limits for a secular equivalent to the great ... More


Rationalizing the Commandments II: Rationalizing the Commandments II: The Soloveitchikian Method

Daniel Rynhold

in Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One's Practices

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199274864
eISBN:
9780191602450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019927486X.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The apparently contrasting method of rationalization of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik is subjected to a detailed critical analysis. Following a summary of Soloveitchik’s general method of descriptive ... More


: Kant's Conception of Aufklärung

Henry E. Allison

in Essays on Kant

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199647033
eISBN:
9780191741166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647033.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This essay analyzes Kant's conception of enlightenment. It argues that, contrary to the view of Mendelssohn and many of his contemporaries, for whom enlightenment consists in the acquisition of basic ... More


General Theories of Interpretation

Kent Greenawalt

in Legal Interpretation: Perspectives from Other Disciplines and Private Texts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199756131
eISBN:
9780199855292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756131.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter turns from theories of interpretation developed in particular disciplines to general theories. Everyone agrees that legal analysis involves one form (or a number of related forms) of ... More


Can There Be a Science of the Symbolic?

John Beebe

in Teaching Jung

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199735426
eISBN:
9780199914524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735426.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The final chapter of the book, addresses the question of whether it is possible to practice a “science of the symbolic.” the chapter acknowledges that many people question the status of Jung's ideas ... More


The Nature of Legal Interpretation: What Jurists Can Learn about Legal Interpretation from Linguistics and Philosophy

Brian G. Slocum (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226445021
eISBN:
9780226445168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226445168.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Language shapes and reflects how we think about the world. It engages and intrigues us. Our everyday use of language is quite effortless — we are all experts on our native tongues. Despite this, ... More


Gadamer and Plato's Philebus

Donald Davidson

in Truth, Language, and History: Philosophical Essays Volume 5

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780198237570
eISBN:
9780191602610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823757X.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This essay focuses on the Gadamer’s discussions on Plato’s Philebus and the nature of understanding, truth, and language. Both Davidson and Gadamer agree that conversation is the route to share ... More


Dialogue and Literature: Apostrophe, Auditors, and the Collapse of Romantic Discourse

Michael Macovski

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195069655
eISBN:
9780199855186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195069655.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Extending and modifying the works of Bakhtin, Gadamer, Ong, and Foucault—though drawing primarily on Bakhtin's theory of dialogue—this book constructs a theoretical model of “dialogic romanticism” ... More


Aesthetic Experience and the Experience of Art

Paul Crowther

in Art and Embodiment: From Aesthetics to Self-Consciousness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244973
eISBN:
9780191697425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244973.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter attempts to articulate aesthetic experience and art in relation to ontological reciprocity. Section I elaborates and comments upon Gadamer's critique of formalism, with a view to ... More


Hermeneutical Reflections and Visual Exegesis

Natasha O'Hear

in Contrasting Images of the Book of Revelation in Late Medieval and Early Modern Art: A Case Study in Visual Exegesis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199590100
eISBN:
9780191725678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590100.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 6 represents an attempt to draw together and analyse the various hermeneutical strategies exhibited by the seven artistic case studies discussed in this study. The first part represents a ... More


. Why the Classics Today?: Lessons from Gadamer and de Bary

Fred Dallmayr

in In Search of the Good Life: A Pedogogy for Troubled Times

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124575
eISBN:
9780813134994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124575.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter clarifies the meaning of the term classics using the German philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer as the chief guide. Gadamer eloquently accentuated the continual timeliness of classical ... More


Local Reality and Interpretation

Nicholas Jardine

in The Scenes of Inquiry: On the Reality of Questions in the Sciences

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250395
eISBN:
9780191681288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250395.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter begins with an account of the reality of questions in a community of inquirers. It evaluates this account on the basis of presupposition, relevance, communal acknowledgement, and ... More


Change

Frank Kermode

in Pleasure and Change: The Aesthetics of Canon

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195309355
eISBN:
9780199850860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309355.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents Frank Kermode's second lecture which focuses on change and chance and their roles in canon formation. Like the “great statute of the general Du Puy” in Wallace Steven's poem, ... More


Deep Rhetoric: Philosophy, Reason, Violence, Justice, Wisdom

James Crosswhite

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226016344
eISBN:
9780226016511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226016511.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

“Rhetoric is the counterpart of logic,” claimed Aristotle. “Rhetoric is the first part of logic rightly understood,” Martin Heidegger concurred. “Rhetoric is the universal form of human ... More


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