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Martha Nussbaum: Non‐Relative Virtues: An Aristotelian Approach

Susan Hurley

in The Quality of Life

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287971
eISBN:
9780191596704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287976.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Hurley agrees with Nussbaum's contention in general, but revisits certain issues arising out of suggestions Nussbaum makes regarding the possibility of human life that simply lacks certain forms of ... More


Durkheim as a Teacher of Religion

Warren Schmaus

in Teaching Durkheim

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195165272
eISBN:
9780199784554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165276.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces the development of Durkheim's thinking about religion in terms of courses in philosophy, sociology, and education that deal with religious topics. Durkheim's sociological view ... More


Teaching the Critics: One Route through The Elementary Forms

Terry F. Godlove, Jr.

in Teaching Durkheim

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195165272
eISBN:
9780199784554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165276.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents a sympathetic portrayal of Durkheim's “theory of religion” in the Elementary Forms of Religious Life (EF) in the context of major criticisms of that work. It shows that EF puts ... More


Nietzsche’s Naturalism and Normativity

Richard Schacht

in Nietzsche, Naturalism, and Normativity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199583676
eISBN:
9780191745294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583676.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that Nietzsche is a kind of philosophical naturalist, for whom normativity (along with all other human phenomena) must be reconceived naturalistically — but that his naturalism is ... More


The Socratic Durkheim: Teaching Durkheim on Moral Obligation

Stephen P. Turner and Carlos Bertha

in Teaching Durkheim

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195165272
eISBN:
9780199784554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165276.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses pedagogical uses of Durkheim that serve to make sense of obligation by enabling students to see how these and related moral concepts are based on, and express, actual moral ... More


Forms of Life in a Milieu of Biopower

Timothy C. Campbell

in The Techne of Giving: Cinema and the Generous Form of Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823273256
eISBN:
9780823273300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273256.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, the most philosophical of the book, sketches the relation of biopower to fear and violence through a reading of mythic violence as it emerges in Walter Benjamin’s “Critique of ... More


Participation, Experienced

Christopher M. Kelty

in The Participant: A Century of Participation in Four Stories

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226666624
eISBN:
9780226666938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226666938.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the relationship between personhood and participation. It introduces the “ancient” meaning of participation, and gives a brief history of how the concept was taken up and ... More


Form-of-Life and Antagonism: On Homo Sacer and Operaismo

Jason E. Smith

in Agamben and Radical Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474402637
eISBN:
9781474422390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402637.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This Chapter argues that one of the key concepts in Agamben’s account of the ‘coming politics’ – form-of-life – was initially developed through a critical engagement with three concepts central to ... More


What Is a Form-of-Life?: Giorgio Agamben and the Practice of Poverty

Steven DeCaroli

in Agamben and Radical Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474402637
eISBN:
9781474422390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402637.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter, and the one following, focus on Agamben’s recent work on form-of-life and the Franciscan practice of poverty. DeCaroli argues that form-of-life should be understood as a particular form ... More


Freeing the Apparatus

Timothy C. Campbell

in The Techne of Giving: Cinema and the Generous Form of Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823273256
eISBN:
9780823273300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273256.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The second chapter is an attempt to read the cinematic apparatus as offering an affirmative response to biopower and mythic violence through the interplay of the visible and invisible. Beginning with ... More


Loos, Musil, Wittgenstein, and the Recovery of Human Life

Piergiorgio Donatelli

in Wittgenstein and Modernism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226420370
eISBN:
9780226420547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226420547.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Donatelli’s chapter asks how modernism helps us to understand Wittgenstein’s philosophy, with its interest in language as a way of elaborating a preoccupation with the forms of life, and how a ... More


The Participant: A Century of Participation in Four Stories

Christopher M. Kelty

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226666624
eISBN:
9780226666938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226666938.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The Participant is an historical ethnography of the concept of participation. It argues that participation is a problem for liberal representative democracy, and provides an account of its ... More


Adorno’s Negative Dialectic as a Form of Life: Expression, Suffering, and Freedom

Martin Shuster

in Autonomy After Auschwitz: Adorno, German Idealism, and Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226155487
eISBN:
9780226155517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155517.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter is the cornerstone of the book and accomplishes four large tasks. First, it elaborates Adorno’s theory of practical reason, including his notion of ‘the addendum,’ his philosophy of ... More


Postliberalism II: George Lindbeck and Frei’s Later Work

John Allan Knight

in Liberalism versus Postliberalism: The Great Divide in Twentieth-Century Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199969388
eISBN:
9780199301546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969388.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter analyzes the second stage of postliberal theology, which is dominated by Lindbeck’s The Nature of Doctrine and Frei’s essays from the 1980s. Lindbeck contrasts his theories of religion ... More


Our Lives in Language: Language-Games, Grammar, Forms of Life

Toril Moi

in Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226464305
eISBN:
9780226464589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226464589.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter shows that, taken together, the three terms of art “language-games”, “grammar”, and “forms of life” are necessary to convey the depth and range of Wittgenstein’s concept of use. They all ... More


Adjacent Thinking: A Postscript

Veena Das

in Wording the World: Veena Das and Scenes of Inheritance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823261857
eISBN:
9780823268900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261857.003.0020
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter revolves around the key question - how does one aspire to a genuine form of life as an anthropologist? In seeking to address this question Veena Das says that it is a mode of knowing ... More


What on Earth Is a “Form of Life”? Judging “Alien” Cultures According to Peter Winch

Linda M. G. Zerilli

in A Democratic Theory of Judgment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226397849
eISBN:
9780226398037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226398037.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Peter Winch is typically taken to endorse relativism based on Wittgenstein's notion of a form of life. This chapter contests such readings of Winch and argues that "form of life" should not be ... More


Legacies of Republicanism, Histories of the Self

James Kuzner

in Open Subjects: English Renaissance Republicans, Modern Selfhoods and the Virtue of Vulnerability

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748642533
eISBN:
9780748651580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642533.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the current views on the legacy of early modern republicanism and the history of modern selfhood. It studies how people can begin re-orienting their perspectives, and also ... More


Agamben, Badiou and Affirmative Biopolitics

Sergei Prozorov

in Agamben and Radical Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474402637
eISBN:
9781474422390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402637.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This Chapter argues that the thought of Badiou and Agamben is much closer than most people, including themselves, recognise. Prozorov shows that there is a striking similarity between Badiou’s ... More


A Wide Concept of Economy: Economy as a Social Practice and the Critique of Capitalism

Rahel Jaeggi

in Critical Theory in Critical Times: Transforming the Global Political and Economic Order

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231181518
eISBN:
9780231543620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231181518.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Prominent strands of contemporary critical theory treat the economic formation of capitalist societies as a black box. From this perspective it is not only impossible but also unnecessary to subject ... More


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