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The Implications of Immanence: Toward a New Concept of Life

Leonard Lawlor

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226535
eISBN:
9780823235742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226535.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book develops a philosophy of life in opposition to the notion of “bio-power,” which reduces the human to the question of power over what Giorgio Agamben terms “bare life,” mere ... More


Right to Kill, Right to Make Live: Koreans as Japanese

T. Fujitani

in Race for Empire: Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans during World War II

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262232
eISBN:
9780520927636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262232.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses how Foucauldian claims about bio-power and governmentality are relevant to analyzing the understanding of Korean population under the Japanese wartime regime. It argues that ... More


Modern Love: Sex Education, Popular Culture, and the Public Sphere

Catherine Driscoll

in Modernist Cultural Studies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034249
eISBN:
9780813038421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034249.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter traces a discourse on “modern love.” Love is rarely considered as a dimension of Modernist revolution, and in focusing on love this chapter also wants to displace the now established ... More


Metaphysics and Powerlessness: An Introduction to the Concept of Life-ism

Leonard Lawlor

in The Implications of Immanence: Toward a New Concept of Life

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226535
eISBN:
9780823235742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226535.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter lays out the structure of “life-ism.” The chapter is organized into four steps. First, it argues that, despite differences, Heidegger's conception of Nietzsche's ... 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


Violence, Pathos and Animal Life in European Philosophy and Critical Animal Studies

Wahida Khandker

in Philosophy, Animality and the Life Sciences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748676774
eISBN:
9781474406468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676774.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses conceptions of bio-power and biopolitics as a way of thinking about the shifting relation between life and death in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, through the thought ... More


Military Animals: The Zoological Gardens and the Culture of Total War

Ian Jared Miller

in The Nature of the Beasts: Empire and Exhibition at the Tokyo Imperial Zoo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520271869
eISBN:
9780520952102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271869.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

The fascist 1930s and 1940s began as a golden age for the zoo. Vast ecosystems were suddenly within reach, as the military conquered new territory. Highly sought after megafauna, such as Indonesian ... More


The Great Zoo Massacre

Ian Jared Miller

in The Nature of the Beasts: Empire and Exhibition at the Tokyo Imperial Zoo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520271869
eISBN:
9780520952102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271869.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Without a doubt, the strangest thing that ever happened at the Ueno Zoo was the massacre of the zoo’s most famous and valuable animals in 1943. That year, as the Japanese empire teetered on the brink ... More


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