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Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya

in Implications of the Philosophy of Kant: Kantadarsaner Tatparyya

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077336
eISBN:
9780199081530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077336.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter briefly discusses judgment, which ascertains the qualifiers of an object. It relates Bhattacharyya's opinion on reverential contemplation, and emphasises that the relation found in moral ... More


Aristotle on the Perfect Life

Anthony Kenny

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240174
eISBN:
9780191680106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240174.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Aristotle's teaching on the subject of happiness has been a topic of intense philosophical debate. Did he hold that happiness consists in the exercise of all the virtues, moral and intellectual, or ... More


Human Actions and Aquinas's Moral Theory

Joseph Pilsner

in The Specification of Human Actions in St Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199286058
eISBN:
9780191603808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286051.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The importance of specification of human actions in Aquinas becomes clearer when one recognizes the indispensable role that human actions play in his moral theory as a whole. For Aquinas, human ... More


 Silence

Michael Ward

in Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195313871
eISBN:
9780199871964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313871.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The Chronicles of Narnia present problems of occasion, composition, and reception, and theories have been advanced as to what might give the seven books coherence despite their superficial ... More


 The Music of the Spheres

Michael Ward

in Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195313871
eISBN:
9780199871964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313871.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The problem of reception, which has already been partly solved by addressing the problems of occasion and composition, is further solved by a consideration of how the fairy‐tale genre builds a bridge ... More


 God and the Theologian

Gregory A. Beeley

in Gregory of Nazianzus on the Trinity and the Knowledge of God: In Your Light We Shall See Light

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195313970
eISBN:
9780199871827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313970.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines the spiritual dialectic of purification and illumination, or praxis and theoria, within which Christians come to know God. In turn, it addresses Gregory's response to the ... More


Examination of Feeling

Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya

in Implications of the Philosophy of Kant: Kantadarsaner Tatparyya

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077336
eISBN:
9780199081530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077336.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter presents an examination of feeling, specifically the classification of judgments into reflective and determinative. It describes the determinative judgments as possessing adjectival ... More


The Mysticism of the Cloud of Unknowing

William Johnston

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823220748
eISBN:
9780823236824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823220748.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

“The Cloud of Unknowing” was the work of an unknown 14th-century English writer with a powerful message of God's unconditional love in the face of despair. This book's theological treatment of this ... More


Socrates' Speech: The Activity of Erōs

Frisbee C. C. Sheffield

in Plato's Symposium: The Ethics of Desire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286775
eISBN:
9780191713194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286775.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores Socrates argument for the proper activity of eros: philosophical activity. Since eudaimonia is the aim of all eros and its proper end (telos), our choice of good must be one ... More


The Perfection of Meditation

Dale S. Wright

in The Six Perfections: Buddhism and the Cultivation of Character

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195382013
eISBN:
9780199870332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382013.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 5 is divided into two sections. The first section presents an overview of the Mahayana Buddhist teachings on the perfection of meditation, dhyānapāramitā. The second section inquires into ... More


The Law of the Incarnation: Balthasar and Chenu on Nature and the Supernatural

Hans Boersma

in Nouvelle Théologie and Sacramental Ontology: A Return to Mystery

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199229642
eISBN:
9780191710773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229642.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This chapter shows that Hans Urs von Balthasar and Marie-Dominique Chenu were particularly insistent on the goodness of the created order. Their sacramental approach highlighted the ‘downward’ ... More


Meditating on the Creatures in Early American Life and Letters

John Gatta

in Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and the Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165050
eISBN:
9780199835140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165055.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The longstanding European tradition of meditating on creatures of the phenomenal world carried both religious and ecological significance for New England Puritans, who were peculiarly disposed to ... More


Happiness and Luck (NE I and X.6–8)

Howard J. Curzer

in Aristotle and the Virtues

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199693726
eISBN:
9780191738890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693726.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

An enormous amount has been written about Aristotle’s account of happiness, almost all of it focused on the question of whether the supremely happy life of X.6–8 is a contemplative life or a ... More


Poetic Process as a Contemplation

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter deals with the proper duration of a renga session and describes the “mind-ground” (known as shinji in Sasamegoto II) upon which the process of poetic composition transpires. In this ... More


Methods

Anthony Curtis Adler

in Celebricities: Media Culture and the Phenomenology of Gadget Commodity Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823270798
eISBN:
9780823270842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270798.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Concepts of criticism; Language is the … of being; Satanic laughter; Techniques of writing; Vita contemplativa; The raccoon trap


Plato’s Sun and Descartes’s Stove: Contemplation and Control in Cartesian Philosophy

JOHN COTTINGHAM

in Rationalism, Platonism and God: A Symposium on Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264201
eISBN:
9780191734670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264201.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines contemplation and control in Cartesian philosophy and sets out some of the Platonic strands in Descartes’ cosmology, metaphysics and moral theory. It argues that Descartes’ ... More


Hugo's Les Contemplations: Life, Death, and the Expansion of Poetry

Ann Jefferson

in Biography and the Question of Literature in France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199270842
eISBN:
9780191710292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270842.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter offers an account of Les Contemplations in terms of the way that Hugo exploits a variety of different biographical models (memoir, diary) and also alternates between first- and ... More


The ascent to God in prayer

Demetrios S. Katos

in Palladius of Helenopolis: The Origenist Advocate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696963
eISBN:
9780191731969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696963.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Church History

This chapter explores the dynamics of Palladius’ model asceticism and its indebtedness to Origen and especially Evagrius of Pontus. It demonstrates that Palladius adapted an Evagrian understanding of ... More


Everyday Mysticism: A Contemplative Community at Work in the Desert

Ariel Glucklich

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300212099
eISBN:
9780300231373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300212099.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Everyday Mysticism is a close look at a school for the study of the self in the deep Israeli desert. The school, which was established in the community of Neot Smadar in 1989, assumes the external ... More


The Problem with Passivity: Aesthetic Contemplation and Film Spectatorship

Scott Curtis

in The Shape of Spectatorship: Art, Science, and Early Cinema in Germany

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231134033
eISBN:
9780231508636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231134033.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter Four examines debates about the aesthetic value of the cinematic experience in Germany from 1907 to 1914. It argues that intellectuals were most concerned about film’s implications for ... More


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