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Cetology, Cosmology, Epistemology

Jonathan A. Cook

in Inscrutable Malice: Theodicy, Eschatology, and the Biblical Sources of "Moby-Dick"

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780875804644
eISBN:
9781501757167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780875804644.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on the significance of the White Whale to Ishmael, whose quest for Leviathan raises questions of cetology, cosmology, and epistemology. In Moby-Dick's cetological chapters, part ... More


Honorable Greatness Denied (1): The Egalitarian Web

Robert Faulkner

in The Case for Greatness: Honorable Ambition and Its Critics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123937
eISBN:
9780300150278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123937.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter is the first of two chapters to address the issues and arguments put forth by skeptics and intellectual critics. It looks at how many present-day intellectuals and academics would ... More


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