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Existential Humanism

David E. Cooper

in The Measure of Things: Humanism, Humility, and Mystery

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199235988
eISBN:
9780191696688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235988.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explains the concept of existential humanism, a reconstruction based on many authors, including Wittgenstein philosophers, like Hilary Putnam and McDowell. It suggests close connections ... More


Conclusion

John Kekes

in The Human Condition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199588886
eISBN:
9780191595448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588886.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This is a summary of the secular view of the human condition that has been defended throughout the book. Our well‐being depends on the values we have created and by which we can try to live in the ... More


Humility

David E. Cooper

in The Measure of Things: Humanism, Humility, and Mystery

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199235988
eISBN:
9780191696688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235988.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter starts by describing an aspect of existential humanism, its advocacy of a certain stance or attitude towards concepts, beliefs, and commitments that follows with the acceptance of the ... More


Women and Human Rights

DAVID BOUCHER

in The Limits of Ethics in International Relations: Natural Law, Natural Rights, and Human Rights in Transition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199203529
eISBN:
9780191695490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203529.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the significance of the 2008 Amnesty International Report on Human Rights for human and women's rights issues. The report recognized the lack of global leadership to eradicate ... More


Conclusion: Vico's Art

DONALD PHILLIP VERENE

in The New Art of Autobiography: An Essay on the Life of Giambattista Vico Written by Himself

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239000
eISBN:
9780191679810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239000.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on Giambattista Vico's Autobiography. In writing his autobiography Vico has devised a new art to write his own life and he invented ... More


Interlude: Rival Humanisms

David E. Cooper

in The Measure of Things: Humanism, Humility, and Mystery

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199235988
eISBN:
9780191696688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235988.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter defends the author's way of understanding humanism in terms of the ‘human world’ thesis against rival ways, most especially that of Foucault's. Firstly, it tries to disprove the view of ... More


Overseeing Human Rights Compliance

Andrew Clapham

in Realizing Utopia: The Future of International Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199691661
eISBN:
9780191738593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691661.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

In imagining a realistic utopia for human rights compliance it is not enough to stress independent non-governmental organizations (NGOs), judicial training, treaty monitoring, periodic reviews, and ... More


Becoming a Zelador

Kelly E. Hayes

in Holy Harlots: Femininity, Sexuality, and Black Magic in Brazil

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262645
eISBN:
9780520949430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262645.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Maintaining harmonious relations with the spirit world involves a great deal of work: preparing and offering favorite dishes, holding annual parties, making sure altars are cleaned and infused ... More


Body-Soul Dialectics: Human Rebirth Beliefs

Rane Willerslev

in Soul Hunters: Hunting, Animism, and Personhood among the Siberian Yukaghirs

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252165
eISBN:
9780520941007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252165.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses reincarnation, but focuses on its implications for relations within the human life world, and demonstrates how reincarnation is important as a model for dealing with grief. ... More


The Universal Law: Jurisprudence

Donald Phillip Verene

in Knowledge of Things Human and Divine: Vico's New Science and "Finnegans Wake"

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099584
eISBN:
9780300127935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099584.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the focus of Vico's later work, moral philosophy in its broadest sense, as a science of law, custom, and history, a science of the human world. The first step in this process ... More


Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered: William James's Feeling of “If”

Linda Simon

in The Re-Enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752992
eISBN:
9780804787499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752992.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter claims that wonder can be found within the human world. Examining William James's development as a philosopher, it argues that his early disenchantment gave way to a form of faith ... More


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