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The Derealization of Self

Peter Brooks

in Enigmas of Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151588
eISBN:
9781400839698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151588.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the importance of the place of the knower in relation to the known, the narrating I to the narrated I, when they are one and “the same” person—whatever that oneness and ... More


The Dangers of Amour‐Propre

Frederick Neuhouser

in Rousseau's Theodicy of Self-Love: Evil, Rationality, and the Drive for Recognition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199542673
eISBN:
9780191715402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542673.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter reconstructs Rousseau's account of why amour-propre is the principal source of the enslavement, conflict, vice, misery, and self-estrangement that pervades human reality. The first ... More


Creation, Humanity, and Evil

Peter C. Hodgson

in Hegel and Christian Theology: A Reading of the Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199273614
eISBN:
9780191602443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273618.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

God creates by ‘releasing’ the otherness that is intrinsic to the divine life into actual, independent existence, which is the world vis-à-vis God. The world divides into the realms of nature and ... More


The Emotional Detachment from the Sacred

Douglas V. Porpora

in Landscapes of the Soul: The Loss of Moral Meaning in American Life

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134919
eISBN:
9780199834563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134915.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Argues that through a felt lack of religious experience, many Americans are emotionally detached from the sacred. Whereas religious ethics ought to be the inspired emulation of God's perceived ... More


Bourgeois and Proletarians

G. A. Cohen

Jonathan Wolff (ed.)

in Lectures on the History of Moral and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149004
eISBN:
9781400848713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149004.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores the question of the nature of the alienation of the bourgeoisie under capitalism. In particular, it considers the distinction made by Karl Marx in The Holy Family between the ... More


“The Owner of One Pock-Marked Tongue”: John Yau and the Logic of Ethnic Abstraction

Steven G. Yao

in Foreign Accents: Chinese American Verse from Exclusion to Postethnicity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199730339
eISBN:
9780199866540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730339.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Among contemporary poets of Chinese descent in the United States, John Yau stands out as at once the most formally distinctive and the most conspicuously ignored by the dominant American literary ... More


Plastic Possibilities: Adrian Piper’s Adamant Self-Alienation

Uri McMillan

in Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479802111
eISBN:
9781479865451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479802111.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on conceptual artist Adrian Piper’s dense explorations of objecthood and her bold experiments with disorientation, self-estrangement, and becoming a confrontational art object. ... More


The Souls of White Folk: African American Writers Theorize Whiteness

Veronica T. Watson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038891
eISBN:
9781621039808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038891.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The Souls of White Folks: African American Writers Theorize Whiteness is the first study to consider the substantial body of African American writing that critiques Whiteness as social construction ... More


Prologue: Quis hic locus, quae regio, quae mundi plaga? 1

Paul Hammond

in The Strangeness of Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199572601
eISBN:
9780191702099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572601.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

In Seneca's Hercules, the tragic protagonist has been displaced into a form of space which no one else shares. His time is not their time, either, for his act endures impervious to the motions of ... More


Shakespeare: Othello

Paul Hammond

in The Strangeness of Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199572601
eISBN:
9780191702099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572601.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Drama

The superficial strangeness of Othello is evident from the start of the play; his deeper estrangement is brought about in the course of the tragedy; indeed, this is his tragedy. Othello is a drama of ... More


Conclusion

Johanna Malt

in Obscure Objects of Desire Surrealism, Fetishism, and Politics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253425
eISBN:
9780191698132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253425.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The paradoxical surface, the glass/gloss of fetishistic seduction and denial, is at the heart of surrealism's power. In Salvador Dalí's painting, its pretence of transparency echoes the disavowal of ... More


Theological Rationality

Thomas F. Torrance

in God and Rationality

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192139481
eISBN:
9780191670077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192139481.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Recently, theology has been put under pressures by certain mechanistic concepts which resulted from the Newtonian era of science — dogmatic empiricism and dogmatic scientism. A number of theologians ... More


Conclusion

Geoffrey Rowell

in Hell and the Victorians: A Study of the Nineteenth-Century Theological Controversies concerning Eternal Punishment and the Future Life

Published in print:
1974
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198266389
eISBN:
9780191683022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266389.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

The doctrine of hell stands as a vitally important reminder of the reality and seriousness of the experience of alienation, isolation, and estrangement, and the consequences of evil in human life, ... More


1770–1788

David Constantine

in Hölderlin

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198157885
eISBN:
9780191673238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157885.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

Friedrich Hölderlin was born on March 20, 1770, in Lauffen, a village on the River Neckar to the north of Stuttgart, Germany. Hölderlin was brought up by women, by his mother and grandmother; later, ... More


Archetypal stranger

Rachel Stanworth

in Recognizing Spiritual Needs in People who are Dying

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198525110
eISBN:
9780191730504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525110.003.0013
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses the archetypal stranger, which also emerges as an archetypal product of the psyche and as a linguistic phenomenon that involves archetypal metaphors. It discusses the two ... More


Making a Person Possible

Lyn Hejinian and Language Poetry

in Powers of Possibility: Experimental American Writing since the 1960s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609291
eISBN:
9780191731723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609291.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

For Lyn Hejinian, relating social and poetic potentials is largely a matter of rethinking ethically what a ‘person’ is: ‘The recognition of these possibilities constitutes one's first exercise of ... More


Blood v. Blood Separation for cruelty, 1686–1704

Lawrence Stone

in Broken Lives: Separation and Divorce in England, 1660-1857

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202547
eISBN:
9780191675393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202547.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter narrates the ill-treatment meted on Elizabeth Blood by her husband, Holcroft Blood, and analyzes the legal procedures involved in the ensuing law suit. As a result of the new and ... More


Joseph Brodsky: A ‘Peremptory Trust in Words’

David‐Antoine Williams

in Defending Poetry: Art and Ethics in Joseph Brodsky, Seamus Heaney, and Geoffrey Hill

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199583546
eISBN:
9780191595295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583546.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

By reconstructing a philosophy from his prose and poems, as well as from accounts of his trial proceedings, this chapter provides a grounding for Joseph Brodsky's often repeated but unevenly ... More


In Search of the Ghostly in Urban Spaces*

Esther M. K. Cheung

in Fruit Chan's Made in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099777
eISBN:
9789882206953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099777.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the spectral spaces in Made in Hong Kong. It explores the feeling of estrangement or homelessness with reference to two major kinds of uncanny city spaces which provoke ... More


Do We Hear the City?: Voices of the Stranger in Hong Kong Cinema

Esther M. K. Cheung

in Hong Kong Screenscapes: From the New Wave to the Digital Frontier

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028566
eISBN:
9789882206991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028566.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter attempts to examine the ethical relationship between self and other by way of focusing on the theme of estrangement in the New Hong Kong Cinema. In his study of the voice-over in cinema, ... More


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