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Hassidic Idealism: Some Hidden Benefits

Samuel Lebens

in The Principles of Judaism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198843252
eISBN:
9780191879098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843252.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Having responded to various problems with Hassidic Idealism in chapter 4, this chapter charts some hidden benefits. The view helps to make sense of two central Jewish traditions that would otherwise ... More


Critical Suspension

Paul Haacke

in The Vertical Imagination and the Crisis of Transatlantic Modernism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198851448
eISBN:
9780191886034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851448.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This final chapter brings the historical argument to a close by examining forms of immanent critique in post-World War II American novels attempting to grapple with the geopolitics of the so-called ... More


Ruptures: Metafiction and Postmodernism

in Solar Flares: Science Fiction in the 1970s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318344
eISBN:
9781846317798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317798.017
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Metafiction refers to fiction that is aware of its own fictionality. Coined in 1970 by the critic and novelist William Gass, metafiction took to extremes the tension between realism and the real in ... More


Difficulties at the Metalevel

Anthony Chaney

in Runaway: Gregory Bateson, the Double Bind, and the Rise of Ecological Consciousness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631738
eISBN:
9781469631752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631738.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The narrative setting for chapter 2 is the Veterans Administration Hospital in Palo Alto, California, in the 1950s, where Bateson lead the double-bind research group investigating paradox and ... More


Contemporary Bluebeard

Casie E. Hermansson

in Bluebeard: A Reader's Guide to the English Tradition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732306
eISBN:
9781604733532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732306.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Different versions of Charles Perrault’s French fairy tale “Bluebeard” proliferated throughout the latter half of the twentieth century. From Max Frisch’s novel Bluebeard: A Tale (1982) to Charles ... More


Darwinian Theory Comes of Age

Michael Ruse

in Darwinism as Religion: What Literature Tells Us about Evolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190241025
eISBN:
9780190241056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241025.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The 1960s saw an explosion in the development and sophistication of professional (Darwinian) evolutionary studies, together with a concurrent, greatly increased interest in evolution at the popular ... More


Fahrenheit 451 in Contexts

David Seed

in Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038945
eISBN:
9780252096907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038945.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter analyzes Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and its dystopian contexts. The novel widely is recognized as a classic among postwar American dystopias. It belongs in that body of science ... More


Evolutionary psychology

Gavin Miller

in Science Fiction and Psychology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620603
eISBN:
9781789623758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620603.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the importation into science fiction of evolutionary psychology, including earlier schools such as Social Darwinism and sociobiology. Social Darwinism motivates an anti-utopian ... More


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