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Final comments

Louis A. Girifalco

in The Universal Force: Gravity - Creator of Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228966
eISBN:
9780191711183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228966.003.0025
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Our modern knowledge of gravitation is the result of intense effort by a long list of personalities driven by a passionate desire to learn the truth about nature. These intellects tower high over ... More


Machiavelli

Maurizio Viroli

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198780885
eISBN:
9780191695407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198780885.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book presents a critical examination of Machiavelli's thought, and an account of his work with a reassessment of his central ideas and arguments. It challenges the accepted interpretations of ... More


Nietzsche, Naturalism, and Normativity

Christopher Janaway and Simon Robertson (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199583676
eISBN:
9780191745294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583676.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book comprises a collection of original chapters on Nietzsche's ethics. The chapters examine Nietzsche's naturalism, his critique of morality, and his entitlement to a normative-evaluative ideal ... More


Extremes

Rushmir Mahmutćehajić

in On Love: In the Muslim Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227518
eISBN:
9780823237029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227518.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Will and love can be in opposition. A person is situated between these extremes, given that he is in relation with fullness on the basis of faith, which is not possible without free will. And free ... More


Introduction

France Peter

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/9780197263181.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Jean Sartre's fictional hero Roquentin believes that one cannot seriously take the task of writing one's life. For him, biography is an impossibility, a work of ‘pure imagination’ subjected to the ... More


Greatness

Rushmir Mahmutćehajić

in On Love: In the Muslim Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227518
eISBN:
9780823237029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227518.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Existence as the totality of phenomena in time and space bears witness to the first and last things, and to inwardness and outwardness. Every phenomenon has that duality of beginning and end. But ... More


Megalopsychia and Appropriate Ambition (NE IV.3–4)

Howard J. Curzer

in Aristotle and the Virtues

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199693726
eISBN:
9780191738890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693726.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Some interpreters take megalopsychia to be fundamentally concerned with honor, but this chapter argues that greatness and self-knowledge are the core components of megalopsychia. This eliminates some ... More


Inclusion and Exclusion

Freya Johnston

in Samuel Johnson and the Art of Sinking 1709-1791

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251827
eISBN:
9780191719080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251827.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines some of the difficulties Boswell encountered in commemorating Johnson's littleness as well as his greatness. It sees in his Life a combination of classically allusive, heroic ... More


The Case for Greatness: Honorable Ambition and Its Critics

Robert Faulkner

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123937
eISBN:
9780300150278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123937.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book examines political ambition, good and bad, paying particular attention to honorable ambition. The book contends that too many modern accounts of leadership slight such things as ... More


Conclusion ‘Your Marvellous Appearances’: Frank O'Hara

Alan Marshall

in American Experimental Poetry and Democratic Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199561926
eISBN:
9780191721663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561926.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The conclusion begins by referring back to Tocqueville, as it offers some reflections on the nature of human greatness in democratic societies, more particularly in relation to the nature of human ... More


Virtues of Greatness in the Arabic Tradition

Sophia Vasalou

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198842828
eISBN:
9780191878749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842828.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

There are few ideals of character as distinctive as the ancient virtue of “greatness of soul.” A larger-than-life virtue embodying a vision of human greatness, it has often been seen as a relic of ... More


The Story of Ānandamayī Mā's Life

Lisa Lassell Hallstrom

in Mother of Bliss: Anandamayi Ma (1896–1982)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116489
eISBN:
9780199851621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116489.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A note is always seen at the beginning of all the spiritual biographies written about Ānandamayī Mā to express how the author apologizes for situations wherein the reader may arrive at ... More


Nietzsche on Morality, Drives, and Human Greatness

Christopher Janaway

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/9780199583676.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter raises questions concerning Nietzsche's positive evaluative ideal of greatness for a human being. On the one hand he offers as a highest ideal the capacity to affirm one's life to the ... More


Conclusion: Gauging Gallatin’s Greatness

Nicholas Dungan

in Gallatin: America's Swiss Founding Father

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814721117
eISBN:
9780814785393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814721117.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter addresses the question of whether Gallatin was a great man. It suggests that if greatness is measured by accomplishments, then on that basis it is hard to challenge Gallatin's ... More


Prologue: Scientist as Cinema Connoisseur?

Dean Keith Simonton

in Great Flicks: Scientific Studies of Cinematic Creativity and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199752034
eISBN:
9780199894857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752034.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The chapter begins by narrating the emergence of cinema as both an art and as a business. This narration leads to the fundamental question that drives this book: What makes a film great? How do we ... More


The myth of “greatness”

Richard J. Watts

in Language Myths and the History of English

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195327601
eISBN:
9780199893539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327601.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The Great Vowel Shift refers to a series of phonological changes affecting the long vowel system of Middle English and Early Modern English. There is considerable dispute about how long the GVS took ... More


The Measure of Greatness: Philosophers on Magnanimity

Sophia Vasalou (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198840688
eISBN:
9780191882654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840688.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Magnanimity is a virtue that has led many lives. Foregrounded early on by Plato as the philosophical virtue par excellence, it became one of the crown jewels in Aristotle’s account of human ... More


Musical Values

Julian Johnson

in Who Needs Classical Music?: Cultural Choice and Musical Values

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195146813
eISBN:
9780199849246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146813.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This chapter gives comparisons and conclusions that come about when musical preferences are shaped by judgments that impart greater value to some music when compared to other music. Judgments about ... More


Prima Donna: The Psychology of Maria Callas

Paul Wink

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190857738
eISBN:
9780197550861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857738.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Prima Donna: The Psychology of Maria Callas explores the psychological mechanisms behind the hypnotic power of Callas’s artistry and her tragic life story. Advances in developmental psychology and ... More


Ha-Gaon He-Hasid: In His Own Time and for Succeeding Generations

Immanuel Etkes

in The Gaon of Vilna: The Man and His Image

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223943
eISBN:
9780520925076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223943.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes the unusual distinction of the Gaon of Vilna's achievements as a Torah scholar, a distinction that made him a symbol and model of greatness in Torah scholarship in the eyes of ... More


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