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Philosophies of Hope

Alan Mittleman

in Hope in a Democratic Age: Philosophy, Religion, and Political Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199297153
eISBN:
9780191700835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297153.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the modern displacement and transformation of religious hope and the emergence of secular hope. It looks at two representative figures from the 18th-century French and German ... More


Virtual-Reality Check

Michael Heim

in The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195092585
eISBN:
9780199852987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092585.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter examines the metaphysics of virtual reality. Metaphysics which has been discredited by various philosophers may suddenly find a revival with the introduction of virtual-reality by the ... More


Conclusion

Martin Shuster

in New Television: The Aesthetics and Politics of a Genre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226503813
eISBN:
9780226504001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226504001.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The conclusion ends New Television by assessing the genre/mode of new television, especially considering it in the context of queer theory and Lee Edelman’s critique of the notion of natality. The ... More


Being Born: Birth and Philosophy

Alison Stone

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198845782
eISBN:
9780191880971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845782.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Feminist Philosophy

This book gives the first systematic philosophical account of how being born shapes our condition as human beings. Drawing on both feminist philosophy and the existentialist project of inquiring into ... More


Nationalizing Sex: Fertility, Fear, and Power

Richard Togman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190871840
eISBN:
9780190871871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190871840.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

Over the past three hundred years there have been countless attempts by governments of all types to control fertility and reproduction. Currently, more than 170 countries representing over 85 percent ... More


Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger: History and Metahistory

Annette Vowinckel

in Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520220560
eISBN:
9780520923669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220560.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

It is a striking fact that while the idea of history is a central element in the thinking of both Heidegger and Arendt, this element is to a large extent present as the object of remarkable ... More


seven Beyond 1800: An Immigrant Rosenzweig

Bruce Rosenstock

in Philosophy and the Jewish Question: Mendelssohn, Rosenzweig, and Beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231294
eISBN:
9780823235520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231294.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter describes an “immigrant Franz Rosenzweig,” who enters into conversation with two thinkers, Hannah Arendt and Stanley Cavell, who embrace America as promising a ... More


Speaking of Violence: The Politics and Poetics of Narrative in Conflict Resolution

Sara Cobb

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199826209
eISBN:
9780199345335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826209.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Drawing on narrative theory, this book defines conflict as a narrative process, examines the politics of narrative violence in conflicts, and offers a critical narrative theory, not only for a new ... More


The Republic of the Living: Biopolitics and the Critique of Civil Society

Miguel Vatter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256013
eISBN:
9780823261291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256013.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The aim of this book is to explain what makes the contemporary discourse of biopolitics essential both to the understanding and to the critique of modern civil society, as developed from Hegel and ... More


Natality, Fertility, and Mimesis in Arendt's Theory of Freedom

Miguel Vatter

in The Republic of the Living: Biopolitics and the Critique of Civil Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256013
eISBN:
9780823261291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256013.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter offers an interpretation of Arendt’s concept of natality as the root of human freedom, arguing that Arendt fashioned this category from within a biopolitical understanding of the ... More


Biopolitical Cosmopolitanism: The Right to Have Rights in Arendt and Agamben

Miguel Vatter

in The Republic of the Living: Biopolitics and the Critique of Civil Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256013
eISBN:
9780823261291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256013.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter offers a biopolitical interpretation of current theories of universal human rights as they articulate Arendt’s insight according to which human rights take the form of a “right to have ... More


Radicalized Narratives

Sara Cobb

in Speaking of Violence: The Politics and Poetics of Narrative in Conflict Resolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199826209
eISBN:
9780199345335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826209.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter offers a theoretical framework for understanding the destructive power of “radicalized narratives.” Drawing on Arendt’s notion of “radical evil” the radicalized narratives that emerged ... More


Introduction

Martin Shuster

in New Television: The Aesthetics and Politics of a Genre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226503813
eISBN:
9780226504001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226504001.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The introduction to New Television situates television shows from Twin Peaks onwards amidst other aesthetic developments, both with the medium of television and beyond. It pushes back against almost ... More


Nativity and Natality in Cymbeline

Julia Reinhard Lupton

in Shakespeare Dwelling: Designs for the Theater of Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226266015
eISBN:
9780226266152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226266152.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Staging his play during the years round Christ’s birth, Shakespeare strives to imagine the resonance, openness, and creativity of messianic nativity not as mere shadow or waiting, but as itself ... More


Avant-Garde Lot’s Wife: Natalia Goncharova’s Salt Pillars and the Rebirth of Hospitality

Lowell Gallagher

in Sodomscapes: Hospitality in the Flesh

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275205
eISBN:
9780823277247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275205.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Chapter four shows how the innovative treatment of the flight from Sodom by the avant-garde Russian painter Natal’ia Goncharova (1881-1962) presents a figural merger of messianic expectation and ... More


Love, Romance, and Pornography

Paul W. Kahn

in Finding Ourselves at the Movies: Philosophy for a New Generation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164382
eISBN:
9780231536028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164382.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter demonstrates contemporary films' examination of familial anxieties, in which the same imaginative structures of representation and identity characterize both family and state. There ... More


Birth and Natality in Feminist Philosophy

Alison Stone

in Being Born: Birth and Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198845782
eISBN:
9780191880971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845782.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter sets out the views on birth and being born of Irigaray, Cavarero, and Jantzen. Irigaray’s feminism of sexual difference and her attention to the maternal body lead her to consider birth. ... More


History, Inheritance, and Vulnerability

Alison Stone

in Being Born: Birth and Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198845782
eISBN:
9780191880971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845782.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter describes the complex relations amongst being born and birth-giving, mothers, women, and child-caring, and then defends the view that Western culture has concentrated narrowly on death ... More


Dependency, Relationality, Power, and Situatedness

Alison Stone

in Being Born: Birth and Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198845782
eISBN:
9780191880971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845782.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter looks at four features of human existence—dependency, the relationality of the self, embeddedness in social power, and situatedness—and shows how they are connected with birth. We are ... More


Birth Anxieties

Alison Stone

in Being Born: Birth and Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198845782
eISBN:
9780191880971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845782.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter looks at some forms and sources of birth anxiety. Our beginnings are mysterious to us, and because of infantile amnesia we can remember neither being born nor our formative years, which ... More


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