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Phenomenology or Deconstruction?: The Question of Ontology in Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Paul Ricoeur and Jean-Luc Nancy

Christopher Watkin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637591
eISBN:
9780748671847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637591.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Phenomenology or Deconstruction? challenges traditional understandings of the relationship between two important movements in European thought through new readings of the work of Maurice ... More


Animal Writing: Storytelling, Selfhood and the Limits of Empathy

Danielle Sands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474439039
eISBN:
9781474476881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439039.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Reading contemporary fiction and philosophy alongside each other, Animal Writingproposes a thinking of and with animals which brings together critical and affective approaches. Aspiring to a critical ... More


The Kierkegaardian Understanding of Violence

Charles K. Bellinger

in The Genealogy of Violence: Reflections on Creation, Freedom, and Evil

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134988
eISBN:
9780199833986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134982.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Kierkegaard emphasizes that God is love; God desires the maximum of human flourishing. Therefore, if human beings perceive God as a threat to their immature egos, they are mistaken at the core of ... More


‘To the Deists’—Calamities Amplify

Susanne M. Sklar

in Blake's Jerusalem As Visionary Theatre: Entering the Divine Body

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603145
eISBN:
9780191731594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603145.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Like his Jews, Blake's Deists coinhere with warrior Druids; their ideology spreads more violence than the theology they challenge. Now Albion's disease infects Los, Albion falls yet again, and Vala ... More


‘To the Jews’—Rescue Attempts

Susanne M. Sklar

in Blake's Jerusalem As Visionary Theatre: Entering the Divine Body

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603145
eISBN:
9780191731594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603145.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Blake's Jews coinhere with British Druids — who spread war throughout the world. Los's Spectre and Emanation appear as refugees, fleeing from Albion to tell their version of his fall (1). Los ... More


Narrative, Identity and the Kierkegaardian Self

John Lippitt and Patrick Stokes (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748694433
eISBN:
9781474412452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694433.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Narrative accounts of selfhood have been an increasingly prominent feature of personal identity debates over the last three decades. Yet many questions remain about the precise content and limits of ... More


Conversions: Gender and Religious Change in Early Modern Europe

Simon Ditchfield and Helen Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719099151
eISBN:
9781526121059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099151.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Under the combined effects of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations within and pressure from the Ottoman Empire without, early modern Europe became a site in which an unprecedented number of ... More


Life history and the Irish migrant experience in post-war England: Myth, memory and emotional adaptation

Barry Hazley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526128003
eISBN:
9781526150554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526128010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

What role does memory play in migrants’ adaption to the emotional challenges of migration? How are migrant selfhoods remade in relation to changing cultural myths? This book, the first to apply ... More


Identity: Fragments, Frankness

Jean-Luc Nancy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823256105
eISBN:
9780823261314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256105.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Identity. Fragments, Frankness is a dense and powerful essay on the notion of identity and on how it plays in our contemporary world. In contrast with various attempts to cling to established ... More


Introduction Writing China into the English Self

Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

in A Taste for China: English Subjectivity and the Prehistory of Orientalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199950980
eISBN:
9780199345991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950980.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

Provides an overview of the book’s argument and defines key terms—including China, chinoiserie, orientalism, and prehistory—in the context of a literary critical framework.


AfterwordRethinking Modern Taste

Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

in A Taste for China: English Subjectivity and the Prehistory of Orientalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199950980
eISBN:
9780199345991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950980.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

Briefly considers the legacy of the eighteenth-century “taste for China” in modern theories of taste, particularly Bourdieu’s theory of bourgeois taste. Late eighteenth-century literature’s ... More


The Quantified Self: Reverse Engineering

Gary Wolf

in Quantified: Biosensing Technologies in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034173
eISBN:
9780262334549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034173.003.0004
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

The Quantified Self (QS) is loosely organized affiliation of self-trackers and toolmakers who meet regularly to discuss what we are learning from our own data. In this essay reflecting on scholarly ... More


Introduction

Fred Dallmayr

in Being in the World: Dialogue and Cosmopolis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141916
eISBN:
9780813142364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141916.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The introduction places the book in the context of globalization. Dallmayr asserts that the world is steadily shrinking and that people around the globe are increasingly pushed together. He asserts ... More


Introduction: Entering a Landscape of Mindfulness

J. L. Cassaniti

in Remembering the Present: Mindfulness in Buddhist Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501707995
eISBN:
9781501714177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707995.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces the landscape of mindfulness practices in the regions of South and Southeast Asia, where people overwhelmingly follow the kind of Theravāda Buddhism from which the modern ... More


Conclusion: Asia and the United States

J. L. Cassaniti

in Remembering the Present: Mindfulness in Buddhist Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501707995
eISBN:
9781501714177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707995.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The final chapter returns the analysis back to mindfulness in the United States, and the lessons learned about how mindfulness is understood differently in Thailand, Burma and Sri Lanka compared with ... More


Competence over Being as Existing: The Indispensability of Haugeland’s Heidegger

Steven Crowell

in Giving a Damn: Essays in Dialogue with John Haugeland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035248
eISBN:
9780262335850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035248.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The paper explains why Haugeland’s interpretation of Heidegger is indispensable for understanding Heidegger’s work; why his Heideggerian account of commitment is indispensible for understanding what ... More


Dans Ma Peau: shape-shifting and subjectivity

Laura Wilson

in She-wolf: A cultural history of female werewolves

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089343
eISBN:
9781781708743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089343.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Dans Ma Peau is not a usual werewolf film, primarily as it features no werewolves to speak of. What it does feature is a woman named Esther who, while wandering alone in the dark, gets cut by an ... More


Consciousness

Lenn E. Goodman and D. Gregory Caramenico

in Coming to Mind: The Soul and Its Body

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226061061
eISBN:
9780226061238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226061238.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Long considered a mystery and still an object of worry among philosophers and neuroscientists for its stubborn refusal to die or just lie down and allow its own reduction to “objective” – third ... More


Introduction

John Lippitt and Patrick Stokes

in Narrative, Identity and the Kierkegaardian Self

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748694433
eISBN:
9781474412452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694433.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The narrative turn in philosophy, beginning in philosophy of history in the 1970s and entering philosophy of selfhood in the 1980s with the work of MacIntyre and Ricoeur, runs parallel to an ... More


The Moments of a Life: On Some Similarities between Life and Literature

Marya Schechtman

in Narrative, Identity and the Kierkegaardian Self

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748694433
eISBN:
9781474412452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694433.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The ‘Narrative Self-Constitution Approach’ addresses deficiencies in the dominant neo-Lockean, psychological continuity approach to personal identity. In particular, narrativity offers a deeper ... More


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