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Fate, Freedom, Decision Making: Eteocles and Others

N. J. Sewell‐Rutter

in Guilt by Descent: Moral Inheritance and Decision Making in Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199227334
eISBN:
9780191711152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227334.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter investigates the agency and decision-making processes of the mortals in tragedy on whom the weight of supernatural causation rests. It considers successively fate, mortal freedom, and ... More


When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

Terryl L. Givens

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195313901
eISBN:
9780199871933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

When Souls Had Wings represents the first attempt to trace a history of “pre-heaven,” the idea that the human soul (or spirit) had an existence prior to its mortal birth. Philosophers ... More


Socrates' Speech: The Aim of Erōs

Frisbee C. C. Sheffield

in Plato's Symposium: The Ethics of Desire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286775
eISBN:
9780191713194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286775.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines Socrates' account of the aim of eros. At different points in his speech, Socrates specifies three aims of eros: the good, reproduction in beauty, and immortality. This chapter ... More


Pindar: Selected Odes

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856686689
eISBN:
9781800343160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856686689.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Pindar's Odes, blending beauty of poetic form and profundity of thought, are one of the wonders of Ancient Greece. Composed in the first instance to commemorate athletics victories, they fan out like ... More


“An Arundel Tomb”

Ramie Targoff

in Posthumous Love: Eros and the Afterlife in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226789590
eISBN:
9780226110462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226110462.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This epilogue considers the twentieth century poem “An Arundel Tomb” by Philip Larkin. Larkin’s reflections on the medieval tomb for the Earl of Arundel and his wife capture many of the poignancies, ... More


What Must Be and What Is and Is Not

John Palmer

in Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199567904
eISBN:
9780191721717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567904.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The first part of this chapter provides detailed analyses of the arguments comprising fragment 8's Way of Conviction. Parmenides here develops his necessary being ontology by demonstrating what what ... More


The Continuing Presence of Browne

Gareth Wood

in Javier Marías's Debt to Translation: Sterne, Browne, Nabokov

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651337
eISBN:
9780191741180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651337.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter looks once more at the ways in which Browne's work, and specifically the fifth chapter of Hydriotaphia have provided Marías with a literary touchstone and vocabulary to describe loss, ... More


The Human Animal

Anthony Quinton

in Of Men and Manners: Essays Historical and Philosophical

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694556
eISBN:
9780191731938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694556.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter addresses the question of how definite and how important the distinction between humans and nonhuman animals is. It begins with a survey of the very varied and often very close relations ... More


In My Time of Dying: A History of Death and the Dead in West Africa

John Parker

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691193151
eISBN:
9780691214900
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193151.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

This book is the first detailed history of death and the dead in Africa south of the Sahara. Focusing on a region that is now present-day Ghana, the book explores mortuary cultures and the ... More


Abortion and Human Rights

Mary Anne Warren

in Moral Status: Obligations to Persons and Other Living Things

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250401
eISBN:
9780191681295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250401.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the ethics of abortion. It identifies two weaknesses inherent in approaches to the ethics of abortion that focus exclusively upon the nature of the foetus, and the moral status ... More


Origins: International Perspectives, Then and Now: Published in The Hospice Journal, vol. 14, no. 3/4 (1999), pp. 1–7.

Cicely Saunders

in Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings 1958-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570530
eISBN:
9780191730412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0039
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

This 1999 article from The Hospice Journal, again explores the theme of hospice development and reiterates that this is a history born out of the experience of listening to patients. It goes on to ... More


Senator Nye “Unloosed” on Hollywood

Chris Yogerst

in Hollywood Hates Hitler!: Jew-Baiting, Anti-Nazism, and the Senate Investigation into Warmongering in Motion Pictures

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496829757
eISBN:
9781496829801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496829757.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hollywood counsel Wendell Willkie made it clear that Hollywood opposed Nazism. Regarding the industry’s opinion towards Germany, Willkie explained, “We make no pretense of friendliness to Nazi ... More


Linguistic Choices in Homer: Rebukes and Protests

Elizabeth Minchin

in Homeric Voices: Discourse, Memory, Gender

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280124
eISBN:
9780191707070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280124.003.06
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Rebukes and protests are a useful test of asymmetry in Homeric society. Rebukes appear to reflect social hierarchies that are similar in many respects to hierarchies in our own world: men or gods of ... More


Destiny and the Will

Stephen R. L. Clark

in A Parliament of Souls: Limits and Renewals 2

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198242369
eISBN:
9780191680458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242369.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses three fears and, consequently, appeals to the work of poets as well as scientists and philosophers. It also refers to gods, demons, and fairies. The first fear is that what ... More


Traces of Hatchet and Chisel: Qian Qianyi's Reflections on Yellow Mountain

Stephen McDowall

in Qian Qianyi's Reflections on Yellow Mountain: Traces of a Late-Ming Hatchet and Chisel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090842
eISBN:
9789882207318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090842.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Qian Qianyi's essay “Account of My Travels at Yellow Mountain” was written as a supplementary piece to a set of poems made about the mountains, and the essay was based on Qian's trip in 1641 (the ... More


Cumberer of the Earth: The Secularization of Suffering and Suicide

Diane Miller Sommerville

in Aberration of Mind: Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War-Era South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643304
eISBN:
9781469643588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643304.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter surveys the long nineteenth century with an eye toward assessing how suffering and suicidal activity during the Civil War ushered in cultural and religious changes in ideas about suicide ... More


Carpe Diem

Ramie Targoff

in Posthumous Love: Eros and the Afterlife in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226789590
eISBN:
9780226110462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226110462.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on the most extreme and uncompromising expression of mortal poetics in the early modern period: the carpe diem lyric. This classical genre was entirely missing from the ... More


. Terror

Marc Redfield

in The Rhetoric of Terror: Reflections on 9/11 and the War on Terror

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231232
eISBN:
9780823241118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231232.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Geoffrey Nunberg observes that “terror is still more amorphous and elastic” than terrorism, evoking “both the actions of terrorists and the fear they are trying to engender.” The sheer fact that this ... More


1872–1873 Different Worlds: Gilbert’s The Wicked World; Sullivan’s The Light of the World

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter deals with the works of William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan on The Wicked World and The Light of the World. The structure of The Wicked World is similar to that of Thespis: instead of a ... More


Trials: Of Antigone and Jesus

William Robert

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231652
eISBN:
9780823237203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231652.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

What does it mean to be called “human”? How does this nomination affect or effect what it means to be called “divine”? This book responds to these related questions in intertwined explorations of the ... More


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