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The Universe and Us

Katharina Volk

in Manilius and his Intellectual Background

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199265220
eISBN:
9780191708800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265220.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter serves as a conclusion to the book, summarizing the insights of the preceding chapters. It points to the tension in the Astronomica between a ‘cosmic perspective’ (human beings and events ... More


Meaninglessness

David Benatar

in The Human Predicament: A Candid Guide to Life's Biggest Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190633813
eISBN:
9780190633844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633813.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

This chapter is the second of two chapters concerned with whether life is meaningless. In this chapter, it is argued that life has no meaning sub specie aeternitatis (that is, no purpose or point ... More


Beyond the Theories: A Deeper Reality?

John C. Gibbs

in Moral Development and Reality: Beyond the Theories of Kohlberg, Hoffman, and Haidt

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190878214
eISBN:
9780190878245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878214.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter goes beyond Kohlberg’s, Hoffman’s, and Haidt’s theories to consider the question of a deeper reality. As noted, Kohlberg argued that existential thinkers in their soul-searching ... More


. The Lovecraftian Fiction

S.T. Joshi

in Ramsey Campbell and Modern Horror Fiction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853237655
eISBN:
9781781380697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237655.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the influence of H.P. Lovecraft on Ramsey Campbell's horror fiction. It explains that some of Campbell's works were faithful to the cosmic perspective of Lovecraft's works. In ... More


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