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Dark Feelings, Grim Thoughts: Experience and Reflection in Camus and Sartre

Robert C. Solomon

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195181579
eISBN:
9780199786602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195181573.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre were the giants of 20th-century “existentialism”, although neither of them was comfortable with that title. Their famous differences aside, they shared a ... More


Hegel and the Transformation of Philosophical Critique

William F. Bristow

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199290642
eISBN:
9780191710421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290642.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book presents a study of Hegel's hugely influential but notoriously difficult Phenomenology of Spirit. Hegel describes the method of this work as a ‘way of despair’, meaning that the reader who ... More


Essays in the Metaphysics of Modality

Alvin Plantinga

Matthew Davidson (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195103762
eISBN:
9780199833573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195103769.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is a collection of my essays, dating from 1969, concerning the metaphysics of modality. The first two chapters are a defense of the idea of modality de re against criticisms from William ... More


Existential Epistemology: A Heideggerian Critique of the Cartesian Project

John Richardson

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239222
eISBN:
9780191598319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823922X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

I develop a Heideggerian response to the central traditional problem in epistemology—whether we can have (objective) knowledge of the external world. I introduce the main philosophical terms and ... More


A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

Ernest Nicholson (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263051
eISBN:
9780191734090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263051.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The chapters in this book give an account of how the agenda for theology and religious studies was set and reset throughout the twentieth century – by rapid and at times cataclysmic changes (wars, ... More


Creative Dialogues with Textual Partners, Past and Present

Rivkah Zim

in The Consolations of Writing: Literary Strategies of Resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161808
eISBN:
9781400852093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161808.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the writings of Thomas More and Antonio Gramsci. It demonstrates some of the similarities in the political and intellectual methods that generated their prison writing and ... More


Agonistic Misotheism III: Divine Apathy, the Holocaust, and Elie Wiesel’s Wrestling with God

Bernard Schweizer

in Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751389
eISBN:
9780199894864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751389.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The trajectory of Elie Wiesel’s evolving religious views is the inverse of Rebecca West’s. While West started and ended her life as a misotheist, experiencing a more conventional phase of piety in ... More


Existentialist Autobiography

Michael Sheringham

in French Autobiography: Devices and Desires: Rousseau to Perec

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158431
eISBN:
9780191673306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158431.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Sartrean existentialism has radical implications on how to conduct life and what life really is. Parisian existentialism offers the same ideology but from a different position. This chapter provides ... More


W. H. Auden: ‘as mirrors are lonely’

Sophie Ratcliffe

in On Sympathy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239870
eISBN:
9780191716799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239870.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers Auden's longer poems, especially The Sea and the Mirror, with reference to his ideas about sympathy and theological belief. It demonstrates how Auden's concerns about Freudian ... More


 At the Wheel of the World: 1961–1971

William Taussig Scott and Martin X. Moleski

in Michael Polanyi: Scientist and Philosopher

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195174335
eISBN:
9780199835706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517433X.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Because Polanyi found a great deal of support for his work through philosophers and theologians in the United States, he traveled there frequently and gave dozens of lectures that helped him to ... More


Self-Constructions:: An Existentialist Approach to Self and Social Identity

Mariam Thalos

in Out from the Shadows: Analytical Feminist Contributions to Traditional Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199855469
eISBN:
9780199932788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855469.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Social relations are the core of a human self. Affiliations shape our social world, and ultimately alliances are the large players on the stage of human history. In the process of forging social ... More


The existential drinker

Steven Earnshaw

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719099618
eISBN:
9781526141934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099618.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Drinking to excess has been a striking problem for industrial and post-industrial societies – who is responsible when a ‘free’ individual opts for a slow suicide? The causes of such drinking have ... More


No Exit: Arab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Decolonization

Yoav Di-Capua

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226499741
eISBN:
9780226499888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499888.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

It is a curious and little-known fact that the largest existentialist scene outside of Europe was in the Middle East. For two long decades, from the end of World War II until the late 1960s, ... More


Reading Kafka

Elizabeth Boa

in Kafka: Gender, Class, and Race in the Letters and Fictions

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158196
eISBN:
9780191673283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158196.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Much has been discussed of Franz Kafka; his unorthodox narrative style and his depiction of surreal and foreboding situations, which have enchanted the existentialist reader throughout history. ... More


Modernity and its Discontents Questions of Identity

Elizabeth Boa

in Kafka: Gender, Class, and Race in the Letters and Fictions

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158196
eISBN:
9780191673283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158196.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter provides an in-depth background to the style of Kafka's writing, stating that the turmoil-filled state of society in which he lived gave rise to many of the surreal social and cultural ... More


The Body of Literature Kafka's Artist Stories

Elizabeth Boa

in Kafka: Gender, Class, and Race in the Letters and Fictions

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158196
eISBN:
9780191673283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158196.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter sheds light on the symbolic and almost surreal conflicts present in many of Kafka's celebrated works. It not only looks at his famous novels such as The Metamorphosis, but also his short ... More


The Decaying Law Discourses of Gender, Class, and Race in The Trial

Elizabeth Boa

in Kafka: Gender, Class, and Race in the Letters and Fictions

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158196
eISBN:
9780191673283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158196.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter again discusses Kafka's views on gender, race, and class, vilely depicted in his famous work The Trial and his succeeding short stories. Kafka lived in an age where the boundaries of ... More


Feminist Approaches to The Castle

Elizabeth Boa

in Kafka: Gender, Class, and Race in the Letters and Fictions

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158196
eISBN:
9780191673283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158196.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Each story in Kafka's work is laced with metaphors and is a critique of flaws in society. The Castle, in particular, is a metaphor for male power, as evident in the lack of women in the castle. This ... More


The Return of Spiritual Exercises

Maria Antonaccio

in A Philosophy to Live By: Engaging Iris Murdoch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199855575
eISBN:
9780199933198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855575.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter situates Murdoch’s thought amidst recent efforts to retrieve the forms and practices of ancient philosophy. Thanks in large part to the work of Hadot, there has been renewed interest in ... More


The Virtues of Metaphysics: A Review of Iris Murdoch’s Philosophical Writings

Maria Antonaccio

in Iris Murdoch, Philosopher

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199289905
eISBN:
9780191728471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289905.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Iris Murdoch’s moral philosophy is just beginning to receive the kind of sustained critical attention that it deserves. This chapter provides an overview of Murdoch’s thought and places her ... More


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