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Mindfulness, Literature, and the Affirmation of Ordinary Life

David L. McMahan

in The Making of Buddhist Modernism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183276
eISBN:
9780199870882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183276.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the conditions under which Buddhist practices of mindfulness have come to take on a new significance within the context of modernity’s broad affirmation of the ordinary world. ... More


Wittgenstein and Zen Buddhism: One Practice, No Dogma

Rupert Read

in Pointing at the Moon: Buddhism, Logic, Analytic Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195381559
eISBN:
9780199869244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381559.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter addresses homologies between Wittgenstein's account of philosophical practice in both the Tractatus and the Investigations with accounts of practice in Zen. The chapter argues that both ... More


Ordinary Life

Guobin Yang

in The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231149648
eISBN:
9780231520485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149648.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the sent-down period, members of the Red Guard generation came to appreciate the values of ordinary life and developed new understandings of the meaning of the people.


The Affirmation of Ordinary Life

Wolfgang Reinhard

in The Cultural Values of Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311383
eISBN:
9781846315800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311383.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses how and why the evaluation of ordinary life, of the productive and reproductive activities of human beings, changed between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries in Europe. ... More


Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle East: Case Studies from Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey

Myriam Ababsa, Baudouin Dupret, and Eric Dennis (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165405
eISBN:
9781617971358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165405.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book aims at describing two major transformations that have been observed in the Middle East during the last thirty years: first, the accelerated changes in public policies toward neighborhoods ... More


Introduction Forms and Norms: Questioning Illegal Urban Housing in the Middle East

Myriam Ababsa, Baudouin Dupret, and Eric Denis

in Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle East: Case Studies from Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165405
eISBN:
9781617971358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165405.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The ambition of this book is to upgrade the knowledge of urban land tenure dynamics, eventually underscoring the banality of current trends. Instead of looking for the Middle East's specificities in ... More


Coleridge, John Dewey, and the Art of Contemplation

Kathleen Wheeler

in Coleridge and Contemplation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198799511
eISBN:
9780191839795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799511.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 4 reads Dewey’s Art as Experience as steeped in Coleridge, a constant reference throughout this foundational pragmatist aesthetics. Indeed Dewey said he found ‘spiritual emancipation’ in ... More


. Karel Čapek's Can(n)on of Negation

Robert M. Philmus

in Visions And Re-Visions: (Re)constructing Science Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238997
eISBN:
9781781380864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238997.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes the works of Karel Čapek. It first examines the trilogy consisting of Hordubal (1933), Meteor (Povětroň, 1934), and An Ordinary Life (Obyěejný život, 1934). It then turns to The ... More


Working-Class Fictions

Nicola Wilson

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 7: British and Irish Fiction Since 1940

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198749394
eISBN:
9780191869754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749394.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter explores why working-class fictions flourished in the period from the late 1950s through to the early 1970s and the distinctive contributions that they made to the post-war British and ... More


The Inapplicability of the Grand Narrative to Recent Art

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Art Rethought: The Social Practices of Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747758
eISBN:
9780191810671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747758.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter and the next offer reasons for rejecting the grand narrative. This chapter employs Hans Belting’s book, Art History after Modernism, to argue that the grand narrative is inapplicable to ... More


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