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Weiss and the Pursuit of Bodily Excellence

in Contemporary Athletics & Ancient Greek Ideals

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226155463
eISBN:
9780226155494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155494.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines the view of athletics as the pursuit of bodily excellence. It discusses Paul Weiss's book Sport: A Philosophic Inquiry, in which he offered a defense of what was at least ... More


Forming the Canon

Dean Rickles

in Covered with Deep Mist: The Development of Quantum Gravity (1916-1956)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199602957
eISBN:
9780191844393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199602957.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter charts the early development of the canonical quantum gravity (that is, the quantization of the gravitational field in Hamiltonian form). What we find in this period include: the ... More


Misunderstandings between Poet and Philosopher: Wallace Stevens and Paul Weiss

Peter Hare

in Pragmatism with Purpose: Selected Writings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264322
eISBN:
9780823266777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264322.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the troubled correspondence between poet Wallace Stevens and philosopher Paul Weiss. A few years before his death, Weiss, editor of The Review of Metaphysics, rejected a ... More


The Process of Becoming Virtuous

in Contemporary Athletics & Ancient Greek Ideals

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226155463
eISBN:
9780226155494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155494.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter, which analyzes how ancient Greek ideals operate in contemporary athletics, explains that the process of becoming a virtuous athlete requires several components. These include Paul ... More


Deep Conceptual Play in William James

Peter Hare

in Pragmatism with Purpose: Selected Writings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264322
eISBN:
9780823266777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264322.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter explores an activity that fascinated William James—the so-called “deep conceptual play.” In cognitive linguistics there is what George Lakoff and Mark Johnson term “conceptual ... More


“Bus-Riding Chaplain”

Warren Goldstein

in William Sloane Coffin Jr.: A Holy Impatience

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102215
eISBN:
9780300135053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102215.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the period of A. Sidney Lovett's retirement as university chaplain. Men whom the president trusted were lobbying Bill Coffin. Philosopher Paul Weiss, the first tenured Jew on ... More


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