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On Feeling Good

Lieve Van Hoof

in Plutarch's Practical Ethics: The Social Dynamics of Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583263
eISBN:
9780191723131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583263.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter deals with Plutarch's On Feeling Good, which presents itself as a letter written by Plutarch, who characterizes himself as a philosopher, at the demand of a publicly active man. As this ... More


On Exile

Lieve Van Hoof

in Plutarch's Practical Ethics: The Social Dynamics of Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583263
eISBN:
9780191723131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583263.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter is, as it were, the counterpart of On Feeling Good: in a kind of open letter, Plutarch here teaches that exclusion from politics does not have to lead to unhappiness. It is noteworthy, ... More


Plutarch's Practical Ethics: The Social Dynamics of Philosophy

Lieve Van Hoof

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583263
eISBN:
9780191723131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583263.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The Second Sophistic was a time of intense competition for honour and status. Like today, this often caused mental as well as physical stress for the elite of the Roman Empire. This book studies ... More


The Surrealism of Virtual Band Gorillaz: “Clint Eastwood” and “Feel Good Inc.”

John Richardson

in An Eye for Music: Popular Music and the Audiovisual Surreal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367362
eISBN:
9780199918249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367362.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter discusses audiovisual performances by Gorillaz, a cartoon band formed by the pop musician Damon Albarn and the cartoonist Jamie Hewlett, The first study approaches the hit song Clint ... More


The Nordic ‘Quirky Feel-Good’

Ellen Rees

in Nordic Genre Film: Small Nation Film Cultures in the Global Marketplace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748693184
eISBN:
9781474412223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693184.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter I want to propose the ‘quirky feel-good’ as a particular Nordic film genre. What exactly is meant by the term ‘feel-good’ is poorly defined within film studies, and it is often used ... More


Introduction

David Pugmire

in Sound Sentiments: Integrity in the Emotions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199276899
eISBN:
9780191602689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276897.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The valuational attitudes in emotions are compelling. Yet there are ways in which these themselves invite evaluation. Emotions can have or lack soundness in ways that go beyond just being appropriate ... More


Physically active lifestyles and well-being

Stuart J.H. Biddle and Panteleimon Ekkekakis

in The Science of Well-Being

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198567523
eISBN:
9780191693670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567523.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In this chapter, the benefits of a physically active lifestyle are linked to positive mental health. Through behavioural epidemiology, evidence that physical activity can contribute to positive ... More


Post-Script: The ‘Counter-Realism’ Code of Institutional Constraint

Martin Sohn-Rethel

in Real to Reel: A New Approach to Understanding Realism in Film and TV Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993071768
eISBN:
9781800341944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993071768.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reflects on the 'counter-realism' code of institutional constraint. In terms of audience understandings, the 'counter-realist' code of institutional constraint is engaged, for example, ... More


“Feels Good”/“Let Me Play with It”: Hartman’s Heart Breakers Bluebird B-6481

Tony Russell

in Rural Rhythm: The Story of Old-Time Country Music in 78 Records

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190091187
eISBN:
9780190091217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091187.003.0069
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Heartman’s Heart Breakers, “Feels Good”, “Let Me Play with It”, sexual metaphor, stringband, female musicians, Bluebird Records, and Eli Oberstein


The Biology Behind the Feeling: The Neuroscience of Explanation

J.D. Trout

in Wondrous Truths: The Improbable Triumph of Modern Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199385072
eISBN:
9780199385102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385072.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

Some of the most elevating experiences of mental life get their start in the moist circuitry of the brain. Insight and understanding may seem like lofty endeavors, but there is a gritty biology ... More


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