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Instability and Its Discontents

Aviad Kleinberg

in The Sensual God: How the Senses Make the Almighty Senseless

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174701
eISBN:
9780231540247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174701.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Where the elusiveness of the human person calls for Archimedean levers.


Introduction

Andrew C. Dole

in Schleiermacher on Religion and the Natural Order

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195341171
eISBN:
9780199866908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341171.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The Introduction describes contemporary views of Schleiermacher prominent within English literature and characterizes these as examples of partisan interpretation. The claim is introduced that ... More


Love's Labor—Conscience

M. Jamie Ferreira

in Love's Grateful Striving: A Commentary on Kierkegaard's Works of Love

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130256
eISBN:
9780199834181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130251.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Kierkegaard's disavowal of concern with “externals” is a way of emphasizing the importance of conscience, as hidden inwardness. It does not support indifference to the distinctiveness of special ... More


The Rightful Enjoyment of our Being

John Kekes

in Enjoyment: The Moral Significance of Styles of Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546923
eISBN:
9780191720109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546923.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Montaigne's life was as admirable as Hume's. Its style was self-directedness, its attitude inwardness, its manner independence, and its project the Essays that recorded, formed, and reflected the way ... 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


Inventions of the Skin: The Painted Body in Early English Drama

Andrea Stevens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748670499
eISBN:
9780748693757
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670499.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book challenges the narrative of Shakespeare's ‘bare’ stage by looking at the ‘ground zero’ of early modern theatrical representation: the painted body of the actor. Organised as a series of ... More


“This Theory Hadn't Made Much of a Stir, So Now, What Was I to Do?”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter focuses on Niels Jerne's departure from Pasadena. Students, visiting researchers, and staff wrote their goodbyes. “Have a miserable trip; I hate you (but love Adda),” wrote George ... More


“Like a Structure of Cotton Candy”: Being Oneself as Self-Appropriation

Rahel Jaeggi

in Alienation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151986
eISBN:
9780231537599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151986.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter systematizes the conception of the self into an “appropriative model” of the self and defends it against various objections and rival positions. This conception of oneself as ... More


The Emergence of Subjectivity in the Ancient and Medieval World: An Interpretation of Western Civilization

Jon Stewart

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198854357
eISBN:
9780191888632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854357.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This work represents a combination of different genres: cultural history, philosophical anthropology, and textbook. It follows a handful of different but interrelated themes through more than a dozen ... More


Metaphor in Religious Transformation: ‘Circumcision of the Heart’ in Paul of Tarsus

Ralph Bisschops

in Religion, Language, and the Human Mind

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190636647
eISBN:
9780190636678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190636647.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Interpreting sacred notions of the Hebrew Bible in a figurative sense was part of the hermeneutical manoeuvres of Early Christian writers. They proceeded by deliteralisation and metaphorisation. ... More


The Truth Within: A History of Inwardness in Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism

Gavin Flood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684564
eISBN:
9780191765933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684564.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, World Religions

This book argues that the idea that there is a truth within the person discovered through introspection is found in the histories of Hinduism, Christianity, and Buddhism. The book examines this ... More


On Inwardness and Place in Rilke’s Sonnets to Orpheus

James D. Reid

in Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus: Philosophical and Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190685416
eISBN:
9780190685454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685416.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Rilke’s poetry can be read, under the influence of Heidegger, as entangled in the philosophy of subjectivity inaugurated by Descartes and brought to completion in the writings of Nietzsche, and so, ... More


An Edifying Corrective to the ‘Spiritlessness’ of the Age: The Eternal

David Lappano

in Kierkegaard's Theology of Encounter: An Edifying and Polemical Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198792437
eISBN:
9780191834424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792437.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The eternal is the dialectical hinge that turns the individual inward where one encounters the divine in its transcendence but also its intimacy, and it turns the individual outward where one ... More


Our Pasts, Ourselves: CHARLES TAYLOR (1989), Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity

Martha C. Nussbaum

in Philosophical Interventions: Reviews 1986-2011

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199777853
eISBN:
9780190267612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777853.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter reviews the book Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity (1989), by Charles Taylor. Taylor describes his project as “an attempt to articulate and write a history of the ... More


Introduction: The Mountains of the Mind

Gavin Flood

in The Truth Within: A History of Inwardness in Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684564
eISBN:
9780191765933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684564.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, World Religions

The chapter begins with a reflection on Gerard Manley Hopkins who looks back to a traditional kind of inwardness and forward to inwardness as alienation in the twentieth century. The chapter ... More


Introduction: The Humanities—Questions of Identity and Difference

Jon Stewart

in The Emergence of Subjectivity in the Ancient and Medieval World: An Interpretation of Western Civilization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198854357
eISBN:
9780191888632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854357.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The Introduction begins by trying to define the humanities disciplines in contrast to the natural and social sciences. It is explained that the present study distinguishes itself from similar works ... More


Virgil’s Aeneid

Jon Stewart

in The Emergence of Subjectivity in the Ancient and Medieval World: An Interpretation of Western Civilization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198854357
eISBN:
9780191888632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854357.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Chapter 9 begins by introducing Virgil as an epic poet in the tradition of Homer. An account is given of Virgil’s goal to provide Rome with a great national epic during the time of Augustus Caesar. ... More


Seneca’s Moral Letters

Jon Stewart

in The Emergence of Subjectivity in the Ancient and Medieval World: An Interpretation of Western Civilization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198854357
eISBN:
9780191888632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854357.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Chapter 10 begins by introducing the life and work of Seneca. It explains his activity in the context of the historical situation in the Early Roman Empire and specifically in connection with his ... More


The New Testament: Matthew

Jon Stewart

in The Emergence of Subjectivity in the Ancient and Medieval World: An Interpretation of Western Civilization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198854357
eISBN:
9780191888632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854357.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Chapter 11 explores the revolution in human thought that took place with the birth of Christianity. The chapter begins with a general account of the New Testament and its modern critics. A general ... More


Augustine’s City of God

Jon Stewart

in The Emergence of Subjectivity in the Ancient and Medieval World: An Interpretation of Western Civilization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198854357
eISBN:
9780191888632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854357.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Chapter 12 begins with an introduction to St. Augustine in the context of his historical times. The City of God was written immediately after the sack of Rome in 410 by the Visigoths and in response ... More


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