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Nature versus Culture Reassessed

G. E. R. Lloyd

in Cognitive Variations: Reflections on the Unity and Diversity of the Human Mind

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199214617
eISBN:
9780191706493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214617.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The dichotomy between nature and culture constitutes a key element in the articulating framework of several intellectual disciplines. The dichotomy is of particular importance for the study of the ... More


Political Translations: Hölderlin's Das Höchste

Andrew Benjamin

in Translation and the Classic: Identity as Change in the History of Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199288076
eISBN:
9780191713439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288076.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter investigates the way translation and commentary — recognizing immediately that there will be an inevitable confluence between them — provides an important type of access to the politics ... More


The Uses of Scripture in Hellenistic Judaism

Tessa Rajak

in Translation and Survival: The Greek Bible of the Ancient Jewish Diaspora

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199558674
eISBN:
9780191720895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558674.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the role of the Bible in the Greek-speaking diaspora in broad terms, asking how the centrality of their Biblical text functioned in their lives and how far it made the Jews ... More


The Nature of Love: Plato to Luther

Irving Singer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512725
eISBN:
9780262315111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512725.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This first volume of the author’s trilogy The Nature of Love begins by studying love as appraisal and bestowal as well as imagination and idealization, and then examines the contrasting views of ... More


The New Law of Hybrid Self-determination

Christine Bell

in On the Law of Peace: Peace Agreements and the Lex Pacificatoria

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199226832
eISBN:
9780191710261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226832.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter explores how peace agreement content is regulated by international law. It begins by examining self-determination law as relevant to the constitutional and territorial arrangements of ... More


The New Law of Transitional Justice

Christine Bell

in On the Law of Peace: Peace Agreements and the Lex Pacificatoria

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199226832
eISBN:
9780191710261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226832.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the second area in which the lex pacificatoria has re-shaped international law: transitional justice. This new law is argued to derive from the attempt to negotiate pragmatic ... More


Democritus on knowledge and the senses: the late sources

Mi-Kyoung Lee

in Epistemology after Protagoras: Responses to Relativism in Plato, Aristotle, and Democritus

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199262229
eISBN:
9780191602924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262225.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Some of the later sources for Democritus paint a portrait of him as a skeptic about the possibility of knowledge. However, more careful sources emphasize that far from being a skeptic, he endorsed a ... More


Stoic Eudaimonism and the Natural Law Tradition 1

Jacob Klein

in Reason, Religion, and Natural Law: From Plato to Spinoza

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199767175
eISBN:
9780199979592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767175.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Stoic ethical thought is sometimes regarded as a transition from teleological accounts of morality to modern or deontological accounts. Yet any such claims about Stoic ethics need to be understood in ... More


Hesitations about general rules in morality

Richard Sorabji

in Gandhi and the Stoics: Modern Experiments on Ancient Values

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199644339
eISBN:
9780191745812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644339.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Gandhi seldom offered universal rules of conduct, unless heavily qualified, like the counsel of perfection not to use violence. There are too many differences of individual duty, and he could ... More


Postscript

in Riding the Black Ram: Law, Literature, and Gender

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756808
eISBN:
9780804773683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756808.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter presents some final thoughts from the author. This book has made two interventions in the ongoing conversation between law and literature. First, it historicized the relationship between ... More


Law and violence

Neal Curtis

in Sovereignty and Superheroes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085048
eISBN:
9781526104434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085048.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter explores the central claim regarding the sovereign’s monopoly on violence. This monopoly is supposed to produce peace and hence sovereignty is understood to be pacific and yet the ... More


Castoriadis's Ontology: Being and Creation

Suzi Adams

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234585
eISBN:
9780823240739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234585.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book is the first systematic reconstruction of Castoriadis's philosophical trajectory, and pays particular attention to his dialogue with phenomenology. It critically interprets the shifts in ... More


Conclusion: The Circle of Creation

Suzi Adams

in Castoriadis's Ontology: Being and Creation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234585
eISBN:
9780823240739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234585.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The conclusion revisits the idea of Castoriadis as problematic of being and creation. In arguing that Castoriadis's understanding of the circle of creation presumes a circle of interpretation, it ... More


“Termes Queinte of Lawe” and Quaint Fantasies of Literature: Chaucer's Man of Law and Wife of Bath

in Riding the Black Ram: Law, Literature, and Gender

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756808
eISBN:
9780804773683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756808.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter juxtaposes two Chaucerian tales to illustrate the historically specific and gendered nature of the relationship between law and literature, or, to put it somewhat reductively, between ... More


Finding Mecca in America: Muslim Directionality and the Codification of American Space

Mucahit Bilici

in Finding Mecca in America: How Islam Is Becoming an American Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226049564
eISBN:
9780226922874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922874.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores how Muslims arriving on American soil face the question of establishing the direction toward Mecca (qibla). As America is outside the Muslim sacred canopy, it becomes a frontier ... More


Exiles on Main Stream: Valuing the Popularity of Postcolonial Literature (from Friends and Enemies)

Chris Bongie

in Bourdieu and Postcolonial Studies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382967
eISBN:
9781781384084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382967.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores the under-theorized (dis)connection between cultural studies and postcolonial studies by teasing out the foundational bias of postcolonial studies—or what Pierre Bourdieu would ... More


Drawing the Line

Carrol Clarkson

in Drawing the Line: Toward an Aesthetics of Transitional Justice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254156
eISBN:
9780823260898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254156.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

By way of an extended engagement with Peter Fitzpatrick’s reading of Carl Schmitt’s Nomos of the Earth, and with reference to South African writers J.M. Coetzee and Herman Charles Bosman, this ... More


Hamlet: Representation and the Concrete

Carlo Galli

in Political Theology and Early Modernity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226314976
eISBN:
9780226314990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314990.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter presents Carlo Galli's introduction to the Italian edition of Carl Schmitt's Hamlet or Hecuba: The Irruption of Time into the Play. In “Hamlet: Representation and the Concrete,” Galli ... More


The Law in the Diaspora

John J. Collins

in Invention of Judaism: Torah and Jewish Identity from Deuteronomy to Paul

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294110
eISBN:
9780520967366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294110.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Much of the literature of the Greek-speaking Diaspora summarizes the Law in terms of its ethical teaching, emphasizing monotheism and sexual matters and passing over ritual requirements or ... More


The Thrēskeia of the Judaeans: Josephus and The New Testament

Carlin A. Barton and Daniel Boyarin

in Imagine No Religion: How Modern Abstractions Hide Ancient Realities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823271191
eISBN:
9780823271245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271191.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In this chapter, we begin to show how Josephus, the first-century AD Jewish historian, can be understood much more richly without the concept of “religion” getting in the way. What we would separate ... More


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