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The Intimate Universal: The Hidden Porosity Among Religion, Art, Philosophy, and Politics

William Desmond

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178761
eISBN:
9780231543002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178761.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

William Desmond sees religion, art, philosophy, and politics as essential and distinctive modes of human practice, manifestations of an intimate universality that illuminates individual and social ... More


African-American Shakespeares: Loving Blackness as Political Resistance

Jason M. Demeter

in Teaching Social Justice Through Shakespeare: Why Renaissance Literature Matters Now

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474455589
eISBN:
9781474477130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455589.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Can a Shakespeare course effectively historicize and challenge Shakespeare’s deployment in U.S. educational contexts “as an instrument of white racial consolidation and non-white marginalization”? ... More


The computational role of conscious processing in a model of semantic memory

R. LAURO-GROTTO, S. REICH, and M.A. VIRASORO

in Cognition, Computation, and Consciousness

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524144
eISBN:
9780191689147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524144.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter begins by introducing semantic memory as an attractor neural network (ANN). This neural network ‘learns’ and ‘retrieves’ using essentially the Hebbian mechanism, and stores pieces of ... More


Asian Theory and European Humanity: On the Question of Anthropological Difference

Naoki Sakai

in Beyond Imperial Aesthetics: Theories of Art and Politics in East Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9789888455874
eISBN:
9789882204294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455874.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Just like any civilization, Europe produces knowledge, but it is distinguished from other civilizations by its unique mode of operation in knowledge production. Until recently, Europe was proud of ... More


“Wondering Under Which Head I Come”: Sounding Anna Julia Cooper’s Fin-de-Siècle Song

Regis M. Fox

in Resistance Reimagined: Black Women's Critical Thought as Survival

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056586
eISBN:
9780813053431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056586.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Anna Julia Cooper condemns ideals of abstraction and universality within the traditions of U.S. Constitutionalism, Episcopalianism, and in the literature of leading establishment writers, including ... More


Objectivism II: Non-consequentialism

Thaddeus Metz

in Meaning in Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199599318
eISBN:
9780191747632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599318.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 11 considers the third major variant of objectivism, according to which meaning in life is constituted primarily by certain non-consequentialist considerations in the natural world. For ... More


Rethinking Ethical Feminism through uBuntu

Drucilla Cornell

in Law and Revolution in South Africa: uBuntu, Dignity, and the Struggle for Constitutional Transformation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257577
eISBN:
9780823261574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257577.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter revisits my own notion of ethical feminism, through an engagement with the recent work of Judith Butler and Gayatri Spivak. The central argument is that not only must we recognize that ... More


Militant Universality: Absolutely Postcolonial

Nick Nesbit

in Caribbean Critique: Antillean Critical Theory from Toussaint to Glissant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318665
eISBN:
9781846317934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318665.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Analyzes the key concepts of universality and the transcendental in Peter Hallward's critique of postcolonial theory, Absolutely Postcolonial. Argues, following Nathan Brown, that his ‘transcendental ... More


Music—An Ever-Changing Landscape

Peter Townsend

in The Evolution of Music through Culture and Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198848400
eISBN:
9780191882968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848400.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Music is universally a key part of life, with a diversity of styles and usage from love songs to warfare and religion. The variations are immense, and always changing. This introduction has a ... More


Is Thinking Critically about Food Essential to a Good Life?

Robert T. Valgenti

in Food Fights: How History Matters to Contemporary Food Debates

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469652894
eISBN:
9781469652917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652894.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Should we eat to live or live to eat? Philosophers in the Western traditions have generally argued for the former, dismissing gustatory taste, thus the pleasures of the table, as a second-tier ... More


Laws of Uncertainty

Faisal Devji

in Terrorist in Search of Humanity: Militant Islam and Global Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190076801
eISBN:
9780197520741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076801.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

How can responsibility for the victimization of Muslims be located in a global arena where potentially everyone can be adjudged guilty? Its universality allows such responsibility to break down the ... More


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