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From Businessman to Sage

Michael J Lannoo

in Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264786
eISBN:
9780520946064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264786.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Edward F. Ricketts sought to parlay his midwestern work ethic and his University of Chicago experiences into a career built on nature. After he left Chicago in 1923, Ricketts and his new family ... More


Descartes on Spontaneity, Indifference, and Alternatives

Joseph Keim Campbell

in New Essays on the Rationalists

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195165418
eISBN:
9780199868285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165411.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

“Descartes on Spontaneity, Indifference, and Alternatives” This essay argues for a “two‐way” compatibilist reading of Descartes on the topic of free will, i.e., Descartes holds that free will is ... More


Saṁsāra

Arvind Sharma

in Modern Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195676389
eISBN:
9780199081974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195676389.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In classical Hinduism, the concept of samsāra was cosmological. A person lived in a universe with no beginning or end, assuming innumerable forms of life until he attained moksa. The concept of ... More


“Dreams that Money Can Buy”: Trance, Myth, and Expression, 1941–1948

Richard H. Brown

in Through The Looking Glass: John Cage and Avant-Garde Film

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190628079
eISBN:
9780190628116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190628079.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the transformation of Cage’s temporal–mathematical compositional strategies in light of the audiovisual experience of the accompanied dance and its relationship to early ... More


Cosmos and the Structure of “Epic Myth”

Nasser Zakariya

in A Final Story: Science, Myth, and Beginnings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226476124
eISBN:
9780226500737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500737.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Projections of scientific universal history amplified and made more customary the understandings of “myth” and “epic” as products of science rather than its obstacles. The 1980 series Cosmos ... More


“The Philosophy of ‘Breaking Through’”

Katharine A. Rodger

in Breaking Through: Essays, Journals, and Travelogues of Edward F. Ricketts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247048
eISBN:
9780520932661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247048.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Edward F. Ricketts drafted and revised his essay “The Philosophy of Breaking Through” throughout the 1930s and early 1940s, often after discussions and correspondence with friends such as John ... More


The Negro Soldier as Conversion Narrative

Kathleen M. German

in Promises of Citizenship: Film Recruitment of African Americans in World War II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812353
eISBN:
9781496812391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812353.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Negro Soldier was produced and distributed in 1943 by the Signal Corps to generate African American support for the war. It was highly successful in unifying both black and white Americans in the ... More


Lion’s Gate: Myths as Metaphors

Steve Zeitlin

in The Poetry of Everyday Life: Storytelling and the Art of Awareness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501702358
eISBN:
9781501706370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702358.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter reflects on how we can use myths to explore and illuminate the inner landscape through which we journey, and in which we are, inevitably, often lost. It describes the Untermyer Gardens ... More


What We All Really Want

August Turak

in Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160629
eISBN:
9780231535229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160629.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

This chapter examines how we can apply the monastic model to our secular organizations in order to reverse the tide of employee disengagement by asking what we all really want from our lives, ... More


“Essay on Non-teleological Thinking”

Katharine A. Rodger

in Breaking Through: Essays, Journals, and Travelogues of Edward F. Ricketts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247048
eISBN:
9780520932661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247048.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Edward F. Ricketts developed his “Essay on Non-teleological Thinking” during the early years of his friendship with John Steinbeck, a period also marked by collaborations with Joseph Campbell, Henry ... More


The Timelessness of Stories

Karen E. Shackleford and Cynthia Vinney

in Finding Truth in Fiction: What Fan Culture Gets Right--and Why it's Good to Get Lost in a Story

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190643607
eISBN:
9780190643638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190643607.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

What makes a story timeless? Why are there certain story arcs people want to visit again and again? This chapter examines how the human experience is inextricably linked to stories. It considers how ... More


Criminological Cinema

Rafe McGregor

in A Criminology Of Narrative Fiction

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781529208054
eISBN:
9781529208078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529208054.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The purpose of this chapter is to explain the relationship between pedagogic and aetiological value within the criminology of narrative fiction. The chapter’ focus is on criminological cinema – ... More


Kairos and Void

Robert H. Abzug

in Psyche and Soul in America: The Spiritual Odyssey of Rollo May

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780199754373
eISBN:
9780197512944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199754373.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Religion

This chapter recounts the intertwined dramas of May’s personal and professional life in the early 1960s, one that sees him participating in the founding of the Association for Humanistic Psychology ... More


The Trinity of Inquiry: Rites of Passage and Our Quest for Community

David G. Blumenkrantz

in Coming of Age the RITE Way: Youth and Community Development through Rites of Passage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190297336
eISBN:
9780190297367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190297336.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter introduces the concept of reciprocity and its relevance in rites of passage, which in western society are typically focused on individual transformation. An ongoing debate in ... More


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