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The Philosophers' Gift: Reexamining Reciprocity

Marcel Hénaff

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823286478
eISBN:
9780823288922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286478.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

When it comes to giving, philosophers love to be the most generous. For them, every form of reciprocity is tainted by commercial exchange. In recent decades, such thinkers as Derrida, Levinas, Henry, ... More


Pure Aesthetic Judgement: A Harmony of Imagination and Understanding

Paul Crowther

in The Kantian Aesthetic: From Knowledge to the Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579976
eISBN:
9780191722615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579976.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

This chapter expounds on and critically revises Kant's general criterion of the aesthetic. It then offers a similar strategy in relation to the key features in his account of the pure aesthetic ... More


Adherent Beauty and the Scope of Perfection

Paul Crowther

in The Kantian Aesthetic: From Knowledge to the Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579976
eISBN:
9780191722615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579976.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

This chapter considers Kant's distinction between adherent and free beauty. It shows that whilst not compelling, his structure of argument is at least consistent and, indeed, contains two crucial ... More


Functional Beauty in Contemporary Aesthetic Theory

Glenn Parsons and Allen Carlson

in Functional Beauty

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199205240
eISBN:
9780191709296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205240.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines the role of Functional Beauty in contemporary aesthetic theory. It is argued that resultant changes in aesthetic theory have not reinvigorated discussions of Functional Beauty. ... More


Malebranche's Synthesis

Michael Moriarty

in Fallen Nature, Fallen Selves: Early Modern French Thought II

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291038
eISBN:
9780191710599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291038.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Malebranche develops a powerful synthetic approach to the problem of self-love. Instead of simply counterposing love of self and love of God, he posits three basic inclinations: a love of the good in ... More


Introduction: Literary Persuasions

Matthew Bevis

in The Art of Eloquence: Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, Joyce

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199253999
eISBN:
9780191719790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253999.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This introductory chapter explains the prominence and significance of forms of public oratory for 19th- and early 20th-century writers and their audiences. It includes consideration of the rise of ... More


The Aesthetic Domain: A Logical Geography

Paul Crowther

in Art and Embodiment: From Aesthetics to Self-Consciousness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244973
eISBN:
9780191697425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244973.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter is primarily an exercise in conceptual analysis that seeks to map out the boundaries of the aesthetic domain. The chapter is organized as follows. Section I clarifies one common strand ... More


Kant's Aesthetic Theory and Its Moral Significance

Paul Crowther

in The Kantian Sublime: From Morality to Art

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239314
eISBN:
9780191597275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239319.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Presents a detailed overview of Kant's aesthetic theory, focusing on the first four moments of the Analytic of the beautiful. The notions of nature, the judgement of taste, ‘disinterestedness’ and ... More


Self-Love and Practical Rationality

Edward Harcourt

in Morality and the Emotions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199577507
eISBN:
9780191731235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577507.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that to exemplify self-love is to stand in the same relation to oneself as one stands in to another when one loves them. So it is a substantive claim, rather than a truism, that ... More


Dying to Know: Scientific Epistemology and Narrative in Victorian England

George Levine

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226475363
eISBN:
9780226475387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226475387.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book, which contributes to the history and theory of scientific knowledge, explores the paradoxes of our modern ideal of objectivity, in particular its emphasis on the impersonality and ... More


Thinking and Existence

K. E. Løgstrup

in Kierkegaard's and Heidegger's Analysis of Existence and its Relation to Proclamation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198855996
eISBN:
9780191889585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855996.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter considers the relation between thought and existence as it arises in the context of Kierkegaard’s work. It is argued that Kierkegaard saw a clear contrast between the two, which he ... More


Kings, Warriors, Poets On the Cusp of Modernity

Robert Morrissey

in The Economy of Glory: From Ancien Regime France to the Fall of Napoleon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226924588
eISBN:
9780226924595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924595.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Both classical and Christian traditions of glory are reworked in the culture of the feudal monarchy. With the absolute monarchy, all glory radiates from the king. Notions of the role of self-interest ... More


Standardisation

Meritxell Ramírez-i-Ollé

in Into the Woods: An Epistemography of Climate Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526140982
eISBN:
9781526150493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526140999.00012
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This third empirical chapter is entitled ‘Standardisation’, which is the term used by dendroclimatologists to refer to the removal of non-climatic factors from tree-ring chronologies so that the ... More


Communication and Beyond: Means or End?

T.J. Reed

in Light in Germany: Scenes from an Unknown Enlightenment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226205106
eISBN:
9780226205243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226205243.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Enlightenment uses all forms of publication to convey its message. Since one of these is literature, and since the new aesthetics of Kant and others has declared all art purpose-free, the ... More


Universality

Robert Von Hallberg

in Lyric Powers

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226865003
eISBN:
9780226865027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226865027.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The consequence of attending to musicality as a source of lyric power is that one must then also confront the issue of universality, since poetry's musicality and its figures resist the ... More


. Aesthetic Attentiveness and the Question of Distanciation

Nicholas Davey

in Unfinished Worlds: Hermeneutics, Aesthetics and Gadamer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748686223
eISBN:
9780748695263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748686223.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines Hans-Georg Gadamer’s implied approach to aesthetic attentiveness and how it can address the defining paradox of his notion of aesthetics: reconciling the alleged ... More


The Genius and the Child

Peter Kivy

in The Possessor and the Possessed: Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and the Idea of Musical Genius

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087581
eISBN:
9780300135114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087581.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter examines the concept of the child-genius exemplified by composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It explains that Immanuel Kant is responsible for the Romantic version of the Platonic genius, ... More


Louisville 1819

Lawrence M. Crutcher

in George Keats of Kentucky: A Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136882
eISBN:
9780813141411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136882.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

A description of Louisville emerging from its frontier period. An account of the important John Keats letters to America, many of which have helped future scholars understand the meaning of his ... More


Introduction: Henry Crabb Robinson: Romantic Comparatist, 1790–1811

Philipp Hunnekuhl

in Henry Crabb Robinson: Romantic Comparatist, 1790-1811

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621785
eISBN:
9781800341388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621785.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The introduction elaborates the key claim of the book, namely that Robinson was the most pioneering comparative critic in England during the early Romantic period. He developed a revolutionary theory ... More


Hazlitt, Napoleon, and Literary Disinterestedness

Philipp Hunnekuhl

in Henry Crabb Robinson: Romantic Comparatist, 1790-1811

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621785
eISBN:
9781800341388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621785.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter five examines the ‘strong intellectual affinity’ (Uttara Natarajan) between William Hazlitt’s early work and German philosophy, and in particular Kant, in the light of Robinson’s work on the ... More


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