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Education (Paideia)

Paul Woodruff

in First Democracy: The Challenge of an Ancient Idea

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195304541
eISBN:
9780199850747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304541.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Paideia was a kind of education which aimed to improve citizens to become better human beings by having more virtue, excellence, or arête. It was not a vocational form of ... More


‘Catacoustic’ Subjects and the Injustice of Being Born: Lacoue-Labarthe’s Musical Maternal Muse

Sarah Hickmott

in Music, Philosophy and Gender in Nancy, Lacoue-Labarthe, Badiou

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474458313
eISBN:
9781474491020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474458313.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter approaches two texts in detail, both of which explicitly focus on the relationship between music and philosophy: ‘L’Echo du sujet’ – a well-known essay from the early collection ... More


Violence of Critique

Cheri Lynne Carr

in Deleuze's Kantian Ethos: Critique as a Way of Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474407717
eISBN:
9781474449724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407717.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The Deleuzian critical ethos is ineliminably entwined with the ideas of a violent paideia or cultural and moral training. The education of desire critique undertakes is the genetic principle of the ... More


A Poetics of Translation: Dante, Goethe and the Paideia

Anthony Cordingley

in Samuel Beckett's How It Is: Philosophy in Translation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474440608
eISBN:
9781474453868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440608.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores Beckett’s polyphonic, multilingual intertextuality. It begins by examining the role of Dante’s DivinaCommedia in the composition of Comment c’est and challenging the received ... More


From the Cradle to the Cave: A Comedy of Ethics from Plato to Christian Asceticism (via Rembrandt)

Anthony Cordingley

in Samuel Beckett's How It Is: Philosophy in Translation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474440608
eISBN:
9781474453868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440608.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The metaphysical themes explored in previous chapters are amplified when Beckett is shown to engage explicitly with the ethics of Plato and Aristotle, as well as Greek and Roman Stoics. This chapter ... More


Parody, Symbol and the Literary Past in Lucian

Calum Maciver

in Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474403795
eISBN:
9781474435130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403795.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Laughter and the elicitation of laughter in Lucian are dependent principally upon the paideia which his readers require in order to unravel fully the complexity of his literary allusion and satire. ... More


Same Essence, Same Food: Nourishment, Formation, and Education in Early Christianity

John David Penniman

in Raised on Christian Milk: Food and the Formation of the Soul in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300222760
eISBN:
9780300228007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222760.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Ancient theories of intellectual formation depended upon corresponding theories of the power of material food to shape both body and mind. These theories show little investment in a stark distinction ... More


Gregory of Nyssa at the Breast of the Bridegroom

John David Penniman

in Raised on Christian Milk: Food and the Formation of the Soul in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300222760
eISBN:
9780300228007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222760.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the role of nurturance in Gregory of Nyssa’s understanding of the progressive perfection of the soul. Reflecting the social ideology of his time—in which maternity and ... More


Questions and Considerations

Mark R. Schwehn

in Exiles from Eden: Religion and the Academic Vocation in America

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195073430
eISBN:
9780197562307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195073430.003.0008
Subject:
Education, History of Education

To insist, as I have, that conversation is central to the life of the mind and then to fail to act upon this claim would be at best a serious lapse in judgment. I have accordingly framed a series ... More


Reconfiguration: The Encyclopaedia Turned Inside Out

Howard Hotson

in The Reformation of Common Learning: Post-Ramist Method and the Reception of the New Philosophy, 1618 - 1670

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780199553389
eISBN:
9780191898440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199553389.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Alsted and Bisterfeld, Hartlib and Comenius, Welsch and Leibniz all proposed to emend the Encyclopaedia of 1630, and all failed. Contemplating the failure of these attempts opens up the broadest ... More


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