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A Defense of Minimalist Liberalism

Richard Rorty

in Debating Democracy's Discontent: Essays on American Politics, Law, and Public Philosophy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294962
eISBN:
9780191598708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294964.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Most people nowadays believe both that a free society is one in which citizens participate in government, and that it is one in which people are, within the limits Mill defined, left alone to choose ... More


Sartre’s Existentialist Biographies: Search for a Method

Christina Howells

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses Jean Sartre's approach to writing biographies. As a biographer, Sartre embraces the paradox of an attempted, yet always impossible, totalization of the fragmentary, and ... More


Jewish Theology in Postwar America

Michael L. Morgan

in Beyond Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148626
eISBN:
9780199870011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148622.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter covers the writings and interchanges of various Jewish theologians who wrote in America in the late 1940s, the 1950s, and the 1960s, who included existentialists, and Reform Jewish ... More


Alternative Views of Human Nature

R. S. Downie and K. C. Calman

in Healthy Respect: Ethics in Health Care

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192624086
eISBN:
9780191723728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192624086.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Human beings can be looked at in many different ways, or there can be different ‘models’ of human nature. The ‘biomedical model’ is the most common in health care, but other models can be found such ... More


The Creative Retrieval of Saint Thomas Aquinas: Essays in Thomistic Philosophy, New and Old

W. Norris Clarke

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229284
eISBN:
9780823236671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229284.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book contains fifteen chapters, five of which appear here for the first time, as the most significant of the more than seventy essays the book's author has written over the course of a long ... More


A Meeting of (Some) Minds: Phenomenology at Large

Simon Glendinning

in The Idea of Continental Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624706
eISBN:
9780748671885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624706.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

A central aim of this chapter is to show the extent to which the philosophical movement of phenomenology includes within it some of the leading figures of the analytic movement. Taking this point ... More


Christian Faith and the Protestant Principle

Madhuri M. Yadlapati

in Against Dogmatism: Dwelling in Faith and Doubt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037948
eISBN:
9780252095207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037948.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter takes a closer look at three figures whose discussions of faith are among the most influential in twentieth-century Christian theology. Two, Paul Tillich and Karl Barth, are ... More


“Dark Laughter in the Towers”

Terry Southern

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter reviews William Faulkner's 1929 novel As I Lay Dying, the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's journey to a cemetery in Jefferson, Mississippi. Addie's husband and five ... More


Sartre, Foucault, and Historical Reason: A Poststructuralist Mapping of History

Thomas R. Flynn

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226254708
eISBN:
9780226254722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226254722.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Sartre and Foucault were two of the most prominent and at times mutually antagonistic philosophical figures of the twentieth century. And nowhere are the antithetical natures of their existentialist ... More


On Not Showing Dostoevskii’s Work: Robert Bresson’s Pickpocket

Olga Peters Hasty

in Border Crossing: Russian Literature into Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474411424
eISBN:
9781474418454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411424.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Robert Bresson’s engagement of Dostoevskii’s Crime and Punishment in his 1959 film The Pickpocket. It argues that although Bresson suppresses Dostoevskii’s emphasis on ... More


‘Je ne parle pas français’: Reading Mansfield’s Underground Man

David Rampton

in Katherine Mansfield and Russia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474426138
eISBN:
9781474438681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474426138.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Mansfield’s “Je ne parle pas francais”, a story about unrequited desire and its effects, is narrated by its principal character. He is an unscrupulous, unsavoury type, which has helped make ... More


Is It Possible to Eliminate Moral Responsibility?

Bruce N. Waller

in Against Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016599
eISBN:
9780262298940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016599.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter illustrates the desperation that is almost tangible in the attempts to support moral responsibility. Evidence of this desperation becomes apparent in the wide variety of distinctly ... More


Sartre on Violence, Foucault on Power: A Diagnostic

in Sartre, Foucault, and Historical Reason: A Poststructuralist Mapping of History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226254708
eISBN:
9780226254722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226254722.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Foucault's interest in courageous speech (parrhesia) formed the topic of his last courses at Berkeley and at the Collège de France. This chapter compares parrhesia with Sartrean authenticity as well ... More


World-Ending

in Imaginative Horizons: An Essay in Literary-Philosophical Anthropology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226118734
eISBN:
9780226118758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226118758.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Psychoanalysts might say that their symbolism resonates with deepest unconscious concerns and desires. Existentialists would relate them to the structure of life-world: to being-for-death. The split ... More


Bonhoeffer and the Idea of Christian Humanism

Jens Zimmermann

in Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christian Humanism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198832560
eISBN:
9780191871108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832560.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 1 prepares the ground for depicting Bonhoeffer’s theology as a form of Christian humanism. This preparatory work begins by delineating Bonhoeffer’s own initially negative use of the term ... More


In God’s Image: From Sicut Deus to Imago Dei

Jens Zimmermann

in Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christian Humanism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198832560
eISBN:
9780191871108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832560.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 4 falls into two parts. The first relates Bonhoeffer’s interpretation of the imago dei in the biblical creation account to patristic readings. Bonhoeffer’s anthropology stresses freedom, ... More


The Argument from Love and (Y) The Argument from the Meaning of Life: The God of Love and the Meaning of Life

Jerry L. Walls

in Two Dozen (or so) Arguments for God: The Plantinga Project

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190842215
eISBN:
9780190874445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842215.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter combines Plantinga’s argument from love and his argument from the meaning of life. The challenge faced by naturalism with regard to the meaning of life is shown by the stark limits ... More


Ordinary Laws and Extraordinary Arguments

Louis Michael Seidman

in On Constitutional Disobedience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199898275
eISBN:
9780190260125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898275.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines whether or not people should follow ordinary laws, given that constitutional obedience is flawed and that laws are self-contradictory since it can threaten civil liberties. The ... More


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