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Judgment Unbound: Arendt

Albena Azmanova

in The Scandal of Reason: A Critical Theory of Political Judgment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153805
eISBN:
9780231527286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153805.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In the 1960s, Hannah Arendt endeavored to advance a concept of judgment explicitly set against Kantian moral universalism. This chapter follows this trajectory of conceptualization in order to ... More


Composing the Citizen: Music as Public Utility in Third Republic France

Jann Pasler

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257405
eISBN:
9780520943872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257405.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book challenges modernist ideas about the value and role of music in Western society, demonstrating how music can help forge a nation. Exploring the history of Third Republic France, the book ... More


Laocoon Today: On the Conceptual Infrastructure of Lessing’s Treatise

David E. Wellbery

in Rethinking Lessing's Laocoon: Antiquity, Enlightenment, and the 'Limits' of Painting and Poetry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198802228
eISBN:
9780191840562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802228.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

David Wellbery charts some of the many ways in which Lessing’s Laocoon has been ‘good to think with’ among the various artistic and literary theoreticians of the twentieth century. Wellbery revises ... More


Critical Credo

Mark Bauerlein

in The Critical Pulse: Thirty-Six Credos by Contemporary Critics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161152
eISBN:
9780231530736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161152.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this chapter, the author discusses the need to instill in students the learning and savvy to make reasoned, informed judgments for the rest of their lives. He says that students are not ready to ... More


Cultivating Rational Thought (Iliad 9)

Emily Katz Anhalt

in Enraged: Why Violent Times Need Ancient Greek Myths

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300217377
eISBN:
9780300231762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217377.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how the Iliad promotes rational thought and continuously evokes the audience's capacity for critical moral judgment. It explains how the Iliad prompts the audience to consider ... More


Wrestling with the Angel: A Modest Critical Credo

Morris Dickstein

in The Critical Pulse: Thirty-Six Credos by Contemporary Critics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161152
eISBN:
9780231530736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161152.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents the author's thoughts about criticism. He says that the best vehicle for criticism is not the extended monograph or the hastily written review but the literary essay, personal, ... More


Paratext and prose

Gerd Bayer

in Novel Horizons: The Genre Making of Restoration Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991234
eISBN:
9781526115249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991234.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Building on the previous chapter, the debate here turns to paratextual poetics in narrative prose fiction during the English Restoration. While mostly drawing on a broad selection of texts published ... More


Exemplary Followership: Colin L. Powell

Jeffrey J. Matthews

in The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174723
eISBN:
9780813174778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174723.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

Colin L. Powell spent much of his remarkable career in advisory, not command, positions. By demonstrating the qualities of an exemplary follower, a leader presents an appropriate and realistic role ... More


Moments, Monuments, and Modernism

Jed Rasula

in History of a Shiver: The Sublime Impudence of Modernism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199396290
eISBN:
9780199396320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396290.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The coda juxtaposes two canonical aesthetic positions from the nineteenth century that continued to inform twentieth century views of art: Mathew Arnold’s pledge of faith in “the best that is known ... More


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