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Philippikos “The Gentle”

Judith Herrin

in Margins and Metropolis: Authority across the Byzantine Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153018
eISBN:
9781400845224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153018.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines how the term “praos,” associated with Christ in the Gospels, was applied to the eighth-century Byzantine emperor Philippikos, whose successful usurpation was accompanied by a ... More


Byron Turning to Stone

Ralph Pite

in The Circle of Our Vision: Dante's Presence in English Romantic Poetry

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112945
eISBN:
9780191670886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112945.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

As Byron asserts how Don Juan should be perceived as ‘the sublime of that there sort of writing’ among other things, he emphasizes ‘that there’ despite the grammatical error since it focuses on ... More


Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Anne Dufourmantelle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Gentleness is an enigma. Taken up in a double movement of welcoming and giving, it appears on the threshold of passages signed off by birth and death. Because it has its degrees of intensity, because ... More


Introduction

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Gentleness is an enigma. Taken up in a double movement of welcoming and giving, it appears on the threshold of passages signed off by birth and death. Because it has its degrees of intensity, because ... More


Approach

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The simplicity of gentleness is misleading. It is an active passivity that may become an extraordinary force of symbolic resistance and, as such, become central to both ethics and politics. ... More


Origins

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Life places gentleness within us originally and comes from further than living memory. Gentleness appears on the edges of life, death, and pain. Gentleness invents an expanded present.


Animality

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Gentleness is connected to animality via a fundamental and paradoxical wildness. Dufourmantelle theorizes a “gentleness drive.”


Taking Care

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Care is necessary in human and animal development. Embracing the other’s vulnerability means that the subject cannot avoid recognizing his own fragility. This acceptance is a force; it makes ... More


Intelligence

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Gentleness is primarily an intelligence; one that carries life, that saves and enhances it. If gentleness can have the intelligence to comprehend violence, it can undo it. There will always be ... More


Potential

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Certain things are destined to happen according to a principle intrinsic to their nature; they will be called: potential. The movement of life is to bloom or decay, there is no indeterminacy. ... More


The Sensory Celebration (I)

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Gentleness is an occasion for sensory celebration. Gentleness has many affinities to light as well as touch, music, and image. Refinement coincides with gentleness, particularly in craftsmanship.


Sales Pitch

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Gentleness sells; it is set before us in all its forms, everywhere, constantly. Gentleness is used as an excuse to ennoble objects of consumption. Perversion is exercised in the name of gentleness. ... More


Language Sources

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter traces the history of the concept of gentleness through Ancient Greek and Latin etymology, as well as Ancient Greek and Christian mythology. It emphasizes the etymological and conceptual ... More


Justice and Forgiveness

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

For philosophers, gentleness merges with civilization. The difficulty for the Ancient Greeks is to achieve gentleness without sacrificing values of courage, resolve, and an aptitude for war necessary ... More


East

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In Hebrew scripture gentleness denotes humility and poverty. In Sanskrit “Veda” is a gender neutral word that signifies “gentleness, graciousness, welcoming and kind speech.” Svadhishthana is the ... More


A Silent Transformation

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chinese thought and culture emphasize transitions, invisible germinations, and sentient life in contrast to Western culture that is focused on fixed identity. Gentleness is tied to this gradual ... More


Feeling and Sensibility

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Our era has chosen to give all authority to our errant thoughts. In a market society, sensibility is undermined; it is of no use to buying and selling if it is not channelled and normalized. ... More


The Symbolic Force of Gentleness

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The symbolic force of gentleness is a power. Gandhi represents this in his nonviolent warfare and spirituality. Gandhi received ideological inspiration from Tolstoy, Ruskin, and Thoreau. These ... More


Free Form

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

We recognize gentleness in the literary figures that turned everything around them upside down without meaning to, including Prince Myshkin, the majority of characters in Kafka, in Melville, in the ... More


Pure Gentleness?

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Gentleness must contain the seed of its opposite in order to maintain its agency. Violence is proof that that gentleness may not be fully received in this world. Dufourmantelle discusses literary ... More


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