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Epilogue: Wittgenstein's verdict

Noam Reisner

in Milton and the Ineffable

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199572625
eISBN:
9780191721892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572625.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This brief epilogue offers a quotation from Wittgenstein's letters about poetry as a concluding remark for the book as a whole, and speculates whether or not Wittgenstein — a philosopher everywhere ... More


Clement's Concept of God (I): The Apophatic Essence of the Father

Henny Fiskå Hägg

in Clement of Alexandria and the Beginnings of Christian Apophaticism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199288083
eISBN:
9780191604164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288089.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

It is central to Clement’s concept of God that God cannot be expressed by man since he is above both human speech and human thought, is ineffable, and transcendent. Clement applies different ... More


Introduction

Noam Reisner

in Milton and the Ineffable

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199572625
eISBN:
9780191721892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572625.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This introductory chapter sets up the ensuing discussion of Milton's poetics of ineffability by defining the precise use in this study of such terms as ‘ineffable’, ‘numinous’, and ‘apophatic ... More


Chapter Eight

A. W. Moore

in Points of View

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250623
eISBN:
9780191598050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250622.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

I argue that we can make sense of (i). I give a very general account of knowledge, and then identify ineffable knowledge as a kind of practical knowledge (though, in the course of doing this, I try ... More


Writing the Ineffable: The Representation of Testimony

Zoe Vania Waxman

in Writing the Holocaust: Identity, Testimony, Representation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541546
eISBN:
9780191709739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541546.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The concluding chapter argues that while the role of the witness has given survivors a sense of purpose, their testimony is inextricably mediated by the post-war concept of the Holocaust and by ... More


Deep Refrains: Music, Philosophy, and the Ineffable

Michael Gallope

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226483559
eISBN:
9780226483726
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226483726.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Deep Refrains: Music, Philosophy, and the Ineffable draws together the writings of Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ernst Bloch, Theodor Adorno, Vladimir Jankélévitch, Gilles Deleuze, and ... More


Silence and presence: ineffability in ancient and medieval Western thought

Noam Reisner

in Milton and the Ineffable

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199572625
eISBN:
9780191721892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572625.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines a number of key stages in the development of speculative ideas about the ineffable, from the Exodus account of Moses' prophetic appointment by the burning bush, through Greek ... More


The power and illusion of words: renegotiating ineffable presence in the advent of humanism and reform

Noam Reisner

in Milton and the Ineffable

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199572625
eISBN:
9780191721892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572625.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter explores the radical changes in the intellectual presence of ineffability in Western thought following the rise of humanism and the impact of religious reform. It seeks to demonstrate ... More


Paradise Lost: pretending to say the unsayable

Noam Reisner

in Milton and the Ineffable

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199572625
eISBN:
9780191721892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572625.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines the elaborate diffusion of ineffable presences in the monist materialist universe of Paradise Lost. It analyses the various poetic strategies Milton uses to assert his putative ... More


Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes: the ineffable self

Noam Reisner

in Milton and the Ineffable

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199572625
eISBN:
9780191721892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572625.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter turns to the 1671 volume of Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes. It analyses the crisis of apophatic discourse at the heart of the poet's subjectivity, when modes of spiritual ... More


Points of View

A. W. Moore

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250623
eISBN:
9780191598050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250622.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

I begin by raising the question whether there can be ‘absolute representations’. This is equivalent to the question whether the world can be represented from no point of view, absoluteness being an ... More


Chapter Eleven

A. W. Moore

in Points of View

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250623
eISBN:
9780191598050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250622.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

I identify and discuss three principles that underlie these ideas: first, that we are finite; secondly, that we are self‐conscious about our finitude; and thirdly, that we aspire to be infinite. I ... More


Chapter Seven

A. W. Moore

in Points of View

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250623
eISBN:
9780191598050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250622.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

There remains the problem of accounting for the appeal of transcendental idealism. Transcendental idealists themselves may say that there is nothing wrong with the doctrine, but only with the attempt ... More


Chapter Nine

A. W. Moore

in Points of View

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250623
eISBN:
9780191598050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250622.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

I further argue that we can make sense of (ii). This requires a critique of nonsense, since, for reasons that I give, what replaces ‘x’ in the schema must be nonsense. I endorse an austere view of ... More


Language, World, and Limits: Essays in the Philosophy of Language and Metaphysics

A.W. Moore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198823643
eISBN:
9780191862250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823643.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This is a collection of previously published essays that are all concerned, at some level, with the nature, scope, and limits of representation, where by representation is meant the act of ... More


Ontology and the Ambitions of Metaphysics

Thomas Hofweber

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769835
eISBN:
9780191822650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769835.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Many significant problems in metaphysics are tied to ontological questions, but ontology and its relation to larger questions in metaphysics give rise to a series of puzzles that suggest that we ... More


Beyond Meaning: Beauty is the Aura of Contemplation

in Emptiness and Temporality: Buddhism and Medieval Japanese Poetics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748889
eISBN:
9780804779401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748889.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In his judgments at poetry contests, Shunzei was evidently concerned with the power of poetic language to evoke or provoke a state of mind similar to the contemplation of ultimate reality in Zen ... More


The Verse of Ineffable Remoteness (Yōon)

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0044
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on Shinkei's view of superior poetry and a medieval hermeneutic that, paradoxically, locates the poetic sublime beyond language. Shinkei laments the tendency of people to ignore ... More


On the Issue of the Ultimate Style

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0051
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Of the ten styles of poetry, Priest Jakuren, the lords Ariie, Ietaka, Masatsune, and others considered the Style of Ineffable Depth (yūgentei) to be the most exalted one. However, the Retired ... More


Ineffable Knowledge and Gender1

Pamela Sue Anderson

in Rethinking Philosophy of Religion: Approaches from Continental Philosophy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222063
eISBN:
9780823235605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222063.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter provides evidence to prove that Jacques Derrida's philosophy is continental, particularly in terms of his thoughts on gender and ineffable knowledge. It ... More


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