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The Gleam of Light: Moral Perfectionism and Education in Dewey and Emerson

Naoko Saito

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224623
eISBN:
9780823235728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224623.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In the name of efficiency, the practice of education has come to be dominated by neoliberal ideology and procedures of standardization and quantification. Such attempts to make all ... More


Melting Whites and Liberated Latinas: Identity, Fate, and Character in Fools Rush in

Paul C. Taylor

in Ethics at the Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195320398
eISBN:
9780199869534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320398.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

In the 1997 film, Fools Rush In, a young Chicana (Selma Hayek) marries, divorces, and remarries a young Anglo businessman (Matthew Perry). The film uses this narrative, and the devices that the genre ... More


Emersonian Moral Perfectionism: Gaining from the Closeness between Dewey and Emerson

Naoko Saito

in The Gleam of Light: Moral Perfectionism and Education in Dewey and Emerson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224623
eISBN:
9780823235728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224623.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores Emersonian Moral Perfectionism (EMP). It examines Cavell's interpretation of EMP and discusses Dewey's text in which he echoes the Emersonian voice. It ... More


Love and Friendship in the Balance: The Case of Jules et Jim

Karen Hanson

in Ethics at the Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195320398
eISBN:
9780199869534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320398.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Focusing on Truffaut’s Jules et Jim, this paper considers the way in which film can provoke or contribute to philosophical reflection on the conduct of life. The themes of friendship, love, and ... More


Perfectionism's Educational Address

René V. Arcilla

in Stanley Cavell and the Education of Grownups

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823234738
eISBN:
9780823240753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234738.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter René Vincente Arcilla draws out from Emersonian moral perfectionism the idea of the “perfectionist text” as an avenue through which the person who has lost her way has a chance of ... More


Stanley Cavell and the Education of Grownups

Naoko Saito and Paul Standish (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823234738
eISBN:
9780823240753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234738.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Education emerges as a theme in Cavell's writings in multiple ways, and his coining of the phrase that forms the title of this collection, “philosophy as the education of grownups,” reflects ... More


The Gleam of Light: Initiation, Prophesy, and Emersonian Moral Perfectionism

Naoko Saito

in Stanley Cavell and the Education of Grownups

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823234738
eISBN:
9780823240753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234738.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter Naoko Saito explores the prophetic dimension in Cavell's idea of philosophy as the education of grownups, which she interprets in terms of the necessity of the renewal of the self and ... More


Thoreau and Emersonian Perfectionism

Stanley Bates

in Thoreau's Importance for Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239306
eISBN:
9780823239344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239306.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter considers the way in which Thoreau can be considered to be a philosopher, by examining the nature of philosophy, and reviving the notion of philosophy as a way of life. Thoreau is seen ... More


The Self and its Shadows: A Book of Essays on Individuality as Negation in Philosophy and the Arts

Stephen Mulhall

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199661787
eISBN:
9780191748301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661787.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

This book presents a series of multiply interrelated chapters which together make up an original study of selfhood (subjectivity or personal identity). It explores a variety of articulations (in ... More


The Generosity of the Ill

Arthur W. Frank

in The Renewal of Generosity: Illness, Medicine, and How to Live

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226260150
eISBN:
9780226260259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226260259.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Albert Schweitzer imagines illness in the Stoic manner that this chapter's epigraph expresses: he transforms the illness that was the obstacle in his way into the calling that sets him on the way. In ... More


Reinhabiting Civil Disobedience

Bhrigupati Singh

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Can the concept of political theology be retrieved within the wider tradition of “moral perfectionism”, of imagining philosophy as a way of life? This chapter examines ... More


The Ordinary as Sublime in CaveLl, Zen, and NiShida: Cavell's Philosophy of Education in East-West Perspective

Steve Odin

in Stanley Cavell and the Education of Grownups

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823234738
eISBN:
9780823240753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234738.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter Steve Odin sheds light from a different angle on Emersonian moral perfectionism, here with a particular focus on the idea of the ordinary. In Odin's discussion, the ordinary is the ... More


The Dangers of Fiction: Lord Jim and Moral Perfectionism

Edward Harcourt

in Art, Mind, and Narrative: Themes from the Work of Peter Goldie

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198769736
eISBN:
9780191822575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769736.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter focuses on Peter Goldie’s discussion in The Mess Inside of the ‘fictionalizing tendencies’ to which we are subject in telling the stories of our own lives, and in particular on Goldie’s ... More


Model Conclusion

Martin Shuster

in Autonomy After Auschwitz: Adorno, German Idealism, and Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226155487
eISBN:
9780226155517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155517.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses Adorno’s method, again, this time focusing on his notion of a ‘model.’ It situates Adorno amidst contemporary discussion of normativity and also connects Adorno to ordinary ... More


Voice and the Interrogation of Philosophy: Inheritance, Abandonment, and Jazz

Vincent Colapietro

in Stanley Cavell and the Education of Grownups

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823234738
eISBN:
9780823240753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234738.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Part III focuses on Cavell's idea of Emersonian moral perfectionism and its implications for education. In this chapter, Vincent Colapietro, writing partly from a Freudian psychoanalytical ... More


Walden Revisited: An Interview with Stanley Cavell

Rick Anthony Furtak, Jonathan Ellsworth, and James D. Reid

in Thoreau's Importance for Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239306
eISBN:
9780823239344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239306.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

The most widely respected contemporary American thinker who has argued for Thoreau's philosophical significance is Stanley Cavell, whose book The Senses of Walden is now over forty years old. In this ... More


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