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‘Despair’ in the Pseudonymous Works, and Kierkegaard's Double Incompatibilism

Michelle Kosch

in Freedom and Reason in Kant, Schelling, and Kierkegaard

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199289110
eISBN:
9780191604003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199289115.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines Kierkegaard’s critical accounts of aesthetic and ethical stages of existence, arguing that on Kierkegaard’s view, both life-views incorporate distorted accounts of human agency. ... More


Faith in Life: John Dewey's Early Philosophy

Donald J. Morse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234707
eISBN:
9780823240760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234707.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This book considers John Dewey's early philosophy on its own terms and aims to explicate its key ideas. It does so through the fullest treatment to date of his youthful masterwork, the Psychology. ... More


Johnnie To Kei-Fung's PTU

Michael Ingham

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099197
eISBN:
9789882207103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099197.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

PTU is an underappreciated noir masterpiece by one of Hong Kong's most prolific and commercially successful directors. Johnnie To Kei-fung has been called the poet of post-1997 and the economic ... More


Brutus

Matthew Fox

in Cicero's Philosophy of History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211920
eISBN:
9780191705854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211920.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Brutus, Cicero's late dialogue on the history of rhetoric. Rather than presenting a teleology for Cicero's own achievements, the work reinforces the difficulty of interpreting ... More


Knot of the Soul: Madness, Psychoanalysis, Islam

Stefania Pandolfo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226464923
eISBN:
9780226465111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226465111.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Through a dual engagement with the unconscious in psychoanalysis and Islamic theological-medical reasoning, Stefania Pandolfo’s unsettling and innovative book reflects on the maladies of the soul at ... More


Honest Doubters

E. W. Heaton

in The School Tradition of the Old Testament: The Bampton Lectures for 1994

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263623
eISBN:
9780191601156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263627.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The presuppositions of the comfortable outlook – ‘God’s in his heaven: All’s right with the world’ – had been questioned from time to time over the centuries, but Job and Ecclesiastes are the only ... More


Hume's Philosophical Insouciance

Henry E. Allison

in Custom and Reason in Hume: A Kantian Reading of the First Book of the Treatise

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199532889
eISBN:
9780191714450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532889.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter analyzes Hume's justification for continuing his project of constructing a science of human nature (writing the last two books of the Treatise) in the concluding section of Book One, in ... More


Ego‐Protection in Kierkegaard

Charles K. Bellinger

in The Genealogy of Violence: Reflections on Creation, Freedom, and Evil

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134988
eISBN:
9780199833986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134982.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Kierkegaard's psychological masterpiece, The Sickness unto Death, is summarized, focusing on his interpretation of despair and sin as not willing to become the mature self that one is called (by the ... More


Experiences of Meaninglessness, Despair, and Somatic Discomfort

William A. Richards and G. William Barnard

in Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174060
eISBN:
9780231540919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174060.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

Difficult psychedelic experiences.


Gregorius: An Incestuous Saint in Medieval Europe and Beyond

Brian Murdoch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199596409
eISBN:
9780191745737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596409.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Literature

The story of the apocryphal pope and saint Gregorius was extremely popular throughout the Middle Ages and later in Europe and beyond. In a memorable narrative Gregorius is born from an incestuous ... More


Our Human Condition: Anxiety, Sin, Despair, and Becoming a Self before God

Sylvia Walsh

in Kierkegaard: Thinking Christianly in an Existential Mode

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199208357
eISBN:
9780191695728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208357.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter examines Kierkegaard's angle on the nature of original sin using The Concept of Anxiety, and The Sickness of Death, two of his notable works in Christian thought. It looks into twin ... More


Coral Whisperers: Scientists on the Brink

Irus Braverman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520298842
eISBN:
9780520970830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298842.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Coral Whisperers captures a key moment in the history of coral reef science and of environmental conservation at large. Drawing on more than one hundred interviews,the book documents the physical, ... More


From Domestic Happiness to Racial Despair

CLAUDIA TATE

in Domestic Allegories of Political Desire: The Black Heroine’s Text at the Turn of the Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108576
eISBN:
9780199855094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108576.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter looks at the growing impact of literary realism through the character portrayal of Tillman’s heroines. It also charts the background of the serial heroines in Hopkins’ works from ... More


Romana mors in Antony and Cleopatra

Eric Langley

in Narcissism and Suicide in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199541232
eISBN:
9780191716072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541232.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter continues the exploration of Shakespeare's representation of Romana mors through discussion of the figures of Pyramus and Thisbe, Lucrece, and Antony and Cleopatra (both in Shakespeare's ... More


Sinking Under the Weight of Affliction

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0058
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Daniel Defoe’s personal letters were preserved by the Baker family, including those wrangling over Sophia’s dowry. But in the letters of June 9, 1729, and August 12, 1730, Defoe wrote as a father ... More


Happiness for All?: Unequal Hopes and Lives in Pursuit of the American Dream

Carol Graham

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691169460
eISBN:
9781400884971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169460.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The Declaration of Independence states that all people are endowed with certain unalienable rights, and that among these is the pursuit of happiness. But is happiness available equally to everyone in ... More


The Sin of Despair

Alexander Murray

in Suicide in the Middle Ages: Volume ii: The Curse on Self-Murder

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207313
eISBN:
9780191677625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207313.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

The term most commonly used to describe the state of mind immediately before suicide was despero, with its derivative noun desperatio. The word came into medieval vocabulary from two origins, whose ... More


Assurance, Justification, and the Covenant of Grace

Ian Green

in The Christian's ABC: Catechisms and Catechizing in England c.1530-1740

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206170
eISBN:
9780191677007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206170.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses how catechists who adopted a more flexible structure could introduce new material into their forms. A recent survey has pointed to the apparent spread of religious despair in ... More


Felix Fallibilitas in The Sickness unto Death

Jason A. Mahn

in Fortunate Fallibility: Kierkegaard and the Power of Sin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790661
eISBN:
9780199897391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790661.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter provides a deconstructionist interpretation of The Sickness unto Death. It begins by tracing Western culture's penchant for moralizing sin, arguing that Kierkegaard's text resists such ... More


Trust: Who or What Might Support Us?

Adriaan T. Peperzak

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823244881
eISBN:
9780823252718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244881.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This phenomenological study begins by presenting trust as a characteristic form of interpersonal and communal relationship. In the second chapter, the scope is narrowed to someone’s reliance on one ... More


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