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Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright

Jad Smith

in Alfred Bester

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040634
eISBN:
9780252099076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040634.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

From 1954 to 1959, Bester seemed less intent on dismissing pulp clichés than on transforming pulp aesthetics in earnest. “Fondly Fahrenheit” would not poke fun at the mad robot story but revamp it ... More


The Earth Ethic: A Critical Account of Its Philosophical Foundations

J. Baird Callicott

in Thinking Like a Planet: The Land Ethic and the Earth Ethic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199324880
eISBN:
9780199347285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324880.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

Aldo Leopold studied the Bible not for devotional but for rhetorical purposes. At the beginning of “Some Fundamentals of Conservation in the Southwest” (written in 1923) Leopold quotes Ezekiel’s ... More


The Earth Ethic: A Critical Account of Its Scientific Metaphysical Foundations

J. Baird Callicott

in Thinking Like a Planet: The Land Ethic and the Earth Ethic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199324880
eISBN:
9780199347285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324880.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

P. D. Ouspensky’s metaphysics is undisciplined. V. I. Vernadsky’s concepts of the biosphere and noösphere, his science of biogeochemistry, and his metaphysics of living matter and its local ... More


The Reception of Florovsky in Orthodox Theology

Paul L. Gavrilyuk

in Georges Florovsky and the Russian Religious Renaissance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198701583
eISBN:
9780191771392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701583.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The chapter begins by outlining the three phases of the reception of Florovsky’s heritage. The first phase (1920s–1930s) is marked by Florovsky’s polemical engagement with the Renaissance Fathers. ... More


Tradition and Consciousness

Mark Sedgwick

in Western Sufism: From the Abbasids to the New Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199977642
eISBN:
9780190622701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977642.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines two interwar movements that link Theosophy and Western Sufism: the Traditionalism of René Guénon, and the teaching of George Gurdjieff. Although Guénon publicly rejected both ... More


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