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Tricksters and Shamans: Eros, Mythos, and the Eco-ontological Imagination

Thomas M. Alexander

in The Human Eros: Eco-ontology and the Aesthetics of Existence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251209
eISBN:
9780823252756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251209.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

The concept of aisthēsis—the “aesthetic” reconceived as ecstatic, transformative existence—is a mode of participatory existence that becomes a crucial part of a humanistic ecology, or “eco-ontology.” ... More


Eros and Spirit: Toward a Humanistic Philosophy of Culture

Thomas M. Alexander

in The Human Eros: Eco-ontology and the Aesthetics of Existence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251209
eISBN:
9780823252756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251209.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

According to John Dewey, the aim of philosophy should be to address the meaning of culture and not “inquiry” or “truth.” Following Dewey’s advice, this chapter examines elements of a philosophy of ... More


Lovecraft’s (Cthulhu) Mythos

Curtis D. Carbonell

in Dread Trident: Tabletop Role-Playing Games and the Modern Fantastic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620573
eISBN:
9781789629644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620573.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This central chapter examines the importance of H.P. Lovecraft in how realized worlds are conceptualized in Dread Trident, especially within the context of TRPGs. It sees in Lovecraft, not just a ... More


. Conjuring Tales

Michael Kinsella

in Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong's Hat

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739831
eISBN:
9781604739848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739831.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

A legend complex consists of narratives, practices, and experiences that build upon and reinforce one another to encourage legend-tripping performances. Legend-trippers interpret any number of events ... More


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