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Mindfulness, Literature, and the Affirmation of Ordinary Life

David L. McMahan

in The Making of Buddhist Modernism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183276
eISBN:
9780199870882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183276.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the conditions under which Buddhist practices of mindfulness have come to take on a new significance within the context of modernity’s broad affirmation of the ordinary world. ... More


Philosophical Theories

Paul F. A. Bartha

in By Parallel Reasoning: The Construction and Evaluation of Analogical Arguments

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195325539
eISBN:
9780199776313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325539.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter discusses attempts by Aristotle, Hesse, Mill and others to deal with two problems: (1) finding criteria for evaluating analogical arguments, and (2) providing some form of philosophical ... More


Divorce

Owen Chadwick

in The Early Reformation on the Continent

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269021
eISBN:
9780191600470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269021.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Reformed marriage rites varied, but all agreed that marriage must be in church and before witnesses. Premarital intercourse was declared illegal; unmarried mothers punished, often severely; vain ... More


Fernweh, Travel, and the Re-enchantment of the World in Hofmannsthal, Dauthendey, and Hesse

Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei

in Exotic Spaces in German Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604128
eISBN:
9780191729362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604128.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The relevance of atmosphere to the evocation of exotic spaces is outlined with reference to theories of spatial experience, such as by Georg Simmel, and in Hofmannsthal’s travel writings, in the ... More


Conclusion

Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei

in Exotic Spaces in German Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604128
eISBN:
9780191729362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604128.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The exploration and imagination of exotic spaces allows authors not only to expand the topography of the modern literary imagination, but also to examine and contest the modern understanding of the ... More


Reading Siddhartha to Freya at Forest Lake

Michael Jackson

in Between One and One Another

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520272330
eISBN:
9780520951914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272330.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter presents the author's thoughts that emerged from his attempts to explain Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha to his daughter Freya. In his amateurish attempts to explain Buddhism to his daughter, ... More


Whose Brahms Is It Anyway?: Observations on the Recorded Legacy of the B, Piano Concerto, OP. 83

Walter Frisch

in Musical Meaning and Human Values

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230099
eISBN:
9780823235445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230099.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter explains the connection of Brahms to musical meaning and human values, which was shown through the 1927 novel of Hermann Hesse entitled Steppenwolf. Brahms is depicted as a composer of ... More


Pilgrimages to India

Theodore Ziolkowski

in Modes of Faith: Secular Surrogates for Lost Religious Belief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226983639
eISBN:
9780226983660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226983660.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Many European thinkers, writers, and artists crisscrossed India on cultural pilgrimages in search of the paradise they regarded as lost in Western civilization—in the days when a trip to India meant ... More


Oedipus in Exile

Daniel Stolzenberg

in Egyptian Oedipus: Athanasius Kircher and the Secrets of Antiquity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924144
eISBN:
9780226924151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924151.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book begins with the Jesuit priest Athanasius Kircher's stay in Malta, a European outpost between Sicily and North Africa governed by the Catholic Knights of St. John of Jerusalem. Kircher ... More


From Biology to Ecology

in Modern Nature: The Rise of the Biological Perspective in Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226610894
eISBN:
9780226610924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610924.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter assesses the development of a canon of animal “biology” (soon to be called ecology). It tries to demonstrate how the canon was formed through the synthesizing, popular work of secondary ... More


Museum Research and the Rise of Ecological Animal Geography

in Modern Nature: The Rise of the Biological Perspective in Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226610894
eISBN:
9780226610924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610924.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter evaluates the research in biogeography and ecology conducted by museum men in the 1890s and after, with special attention to Karl Möbius' student Friedrich Dahl. It also argues that ... More


Steppenwolf: Brilliant Eccentrics

Mike Zwerin

in The Parisian Jazz Chronicles: An Improvisational Memoir

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108064
eISBN:
9780300127386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108064.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the author's work as attaché for the film Steppenwolf, produced by Frank Hamburger. It discusses Hamburger's efforts to get the film rights for Hesse's novel and mentions that ... More


Tables and Metaphors: Walter Mountfort's The Launching of the Mary

Bradley D. Ryner

in Performing Economic Thought: English Drama and Mercantile Writing 1600-1642

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748684656
eISBN:
9780748697113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684656.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines how both tabulated data and metaphors functioned in early mercantile treatises as tools for conceptualising economic systems. It finds in treatises by Gerard Malynes and Edward ... More


An Indo-German Encounter: An Evaluation

Martin Kämpchen

in Indo-German Exchanges in Education: Rabindranath Tagore Meets Paul and Edith Geheeb

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190126278
eISBN:
9780190991616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190126278.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Apart from the persons mentioned in the main chapters of the book, several other important personalities were associated with the Ecole d’Humanité and its founders. They were, among others, the ... More


Anticipations of Nonperfectionism

Iddo Landau

in Finding Meaning in an Imperfect World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190657666
eISBN:
9780190657697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190657666.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The chapter traces the nonperfectionist streak in philosophy, religion, literature, and the visual arts, and explores further what nonperfectionism is. Nonperfectionism is identified in, among ... More


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