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Venturing Far Out: 1849–1851

Walter Lowrie

in A Short Life of Kierkegaard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157771
eISBN:
9781400845972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157771.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter chronicles a few decisive ventures Kierkegaard had undertaken for various reasons, be it for love or for his work, and details the publication histories for his last few works. It first ... More


High-Technology Entrepreneurs

Edward B. Roberts

in Entrepreneurs in High Technology: Lessons from MIT and Beyond

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067040
eISBN:
9780199854837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067040.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter serves as the preview of the book. It begins with a presentation of a brief backdrop of early entrepreneurship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), followed by four in-depth ... More


Georges F. Doriot: 1899–1987: Dream Builder

Edward Morris

in Wall Streeters: The Creators and Corruptors of American Finance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170543
eISBN:
9780231540506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170543.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The chapter describes Georges Doriot and the formation of the American Research and Development Company, the world’s first venture capital firm.


The Great Parenthesis: August 1838 to July 1840

Walter Lowrie

in A Short Life of Kierkegaard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157771
eISBN:
9781400845972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157771.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter refers to a period between 1838 and 1840, which Kierkegaard considered so uninteresting as to describe it as “the great parenthesis.” During this time he was preparing for his ... More


Regina: September 1840 to October 1841

Walter Lowrie

in A Short Life of Kierkegaard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157771
eISBN:
9781400845972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157771.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter tells the story of Kierkegaard's ill-fated courtship with Regina Olsen. It deals with Kierkegaard's mindset at the time and how he had coped with the challenges to his fleeting romance. ... More


The Aesthetic Works: 1841 to 1845

Walter Lowrie

in A Short Life of Kierkegaard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157771
eISBN:
9781400845972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157771.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the aftermath of Kierkegaard's courtship with Olsen, as well as his creative processes during a time of fairly prolific writing. During the period covered by this chapter, ... More


John Foxe and national consciousness

Patrick Collinson

in This England: Essays on the English Nation and Commonwealth in the Sixteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084423
eISBN:
9781781702031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084423.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

William Haller wrote about John Foxe and national consciousness in The Elect Nation, 36 years ago. There were also arguments deployed against his thesis by Katherine Firth, V. Norskov Olsen, and ... More


No Country: Working-Class Writing in the Age of Globalization

Sonali Perera

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151948
eISBN:
9780231525442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151948.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Can there be a novel of the international working class despite the conditions and constraints of economic globalization? What does it mean to invoke working-class writing as an ethical intervention ... More


Sacramental Writing, Sacramental Living: Eros in Existence

Carl S. Hughes

in Kierkegaard and the Staging of Desire: Rhetoric and Performance in a Theology of Eros

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257256
eISBN:
9780823261505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257256.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter is devoted to Kierkegaard’s Works of Love, his most extended treatment of ethics and Christian love. Works of Love is frequently interpreted as running contrary to the author’s ... More


Gender, Genre, and Globalization

Sonali Perera

in No Country: Working-Class Writing in the Age of Globalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151948
eISBN:
9780231525442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151948.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a comparison of feminist proletarian texts from North America, India, and Sri Lanka to illustrate the figure of a collective subject and the critique of individualism shared by ... More


Caroline Bergvall, Elizabeth James/Frances Presley and Redell Olsen:: Virtual Spaces

David Kennedy and Christine Kennedy

in Women's Experimental Poetry in Britain 1970-2010: Body, Time and Locale

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319778
eISBN:
9781781381106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319778.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines the experimental poetry of Caroline Bergvall, Elizabeth James, Frances Presley and Redell Olsen. It begins by considering the importance of visual presentation and sound ... More


Beyond the Migrant Mother

Erin Royston Battat

in Ain't Got No Home: America's Great Migrations and the Making of an Interracial Left

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614021
eISBN:
9781469614045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614021.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter argues that writers and artists from a broad racial and political spectrum used the image of the migrant mother to offer a gender-based critique of capitalist and racist oppression. The ... More


Kierkegaard and Romantic Subjectivism

Jon Stewart

in Søren Kierkegaard: Subjectivity, Irony, & the Crisis of Modernity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198747703
eISBN:
9780191810657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747703.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter continues the analysis of the second part of The Concept of Irony. Here Kierkegaard introduces the irony of the German Romantics as a contrastive form of irony to that of Socrates. The ... More


Engaging with Narratives

Derek Matravers

in Fiction and Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199647019
eISBN:
9780191779381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647019.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter provides a number of philosophical arguments for thinking that we need an account of engaging with narratives that is neutral between fiction and non-fiction. Drawing on the work of ... More


Narrative and Belief

Derek Matravers

in Fiction and Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199647019
eISBN:
9780191779381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647019.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter considers the relation between our engaging with narratives, and our pre-existing structures of belief. It rejects Lamarque and Olsen’s claim that fictions are ‘opaque’ and that truth is ... More


The Question of Truth in Literature: Die poetische Auffassung der Welt

Richard Eldridge

in Fictional Characters, Real Problems: The Search for Ethical Content in Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198715719
eISBN:
9780191783395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715719.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter starts with the question of truth in literature, noting that this question has several interrelated senses: can literature present (significant) truths at all?; what does its ... More


Remnant Persons: Animalism’s Undoing

Mark Johnston

in Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199608751
eISBN:
9780191823305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608751.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter raises three objections to animalism. First, if it isn’t an account of what we essentially are then the “too many persons” argument is ineffectual, since “animal” could be a phase ... More


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