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Frank Speech

Voula Tsouna

in The Ethics of Philodemus

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199292172
eISBN:
9780191711770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292172.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines the practice of frank speech or candid criticism, the principal educational method of late Epicurean schools and a major tool of moral and psychological therapy. The chapter is ... More


Love's Wounds: Violence and the Politics of Poetry in Early Modern Europe

Cynthia N. Nazarian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705229
eISBN:
9781501708268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705229.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book takes an in-depth look at the widespread language of violence and abjection in early modern European love poetry. Beginning in fourteenth-century Italy, the book shows how Petrarch ... More


Scatter 1: The Politics of Politics in Foucault, Heidegger, and Derrida

Geoffrey Bennington

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270521
eISBN:
9780823270569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270521.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Scatter 1 posits a politics of politics that is an irreducible part of politics itself. It is argued that this dimension of politics, usually associated with rhetoric and sophistry, is, like it or ... More


‘Possessing an unbridled tongue’: Frank speech and speaking back in Euripides' Orestes *

Elton T. E. Barker

in Why Athens?: A Reappraisal of Tragic Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199562329
eISBN:
9780191724978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562329.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter tackles the issue of tragic politics through a study of tragedy's discourse and form. Turning away from the customary focus on the subject matter of individual plays, and the extent or ... More


Parrhēsia across Politeiai

Matthew Landauer

in Dangerous Counsel: Accountability and Advice in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226654010
eISBN:
9780226653822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653822.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter five begins with an analysis of parrhēsia (frank speech) in nondemocratic regimes. The chapter shows that parrhēsia could arise in two ways in the courts of autocrats. A ruler might try to ... More


Empire

Claudia Rapp

in Holy Bishops in Late Antiquity: The Nature of Christian Leadership in an Age of Transition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242968
eISBN:
9780520931411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242968.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter proposes a critical reassessment of Constantine's measures in order to show that they merely confirmed the existing episcopal oversight over practical matters that were considered to be ... More


The Truth About Parrhēsia: Philosophy, Rhetoric, and Politics in Late Foucault

Geoffrey Bennington

in Foucault/Derrida Fifty Years Later: The Futures of Genealogy, Deconstruction, and Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231171953
eISBN:
9780231542999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171953.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In his 1982-3 course at the Collège de France, Le gouvernement de soi et des autres, Foucault, developing his famous notion of parrhēsia (free speech, courageous speech, or “fearless speech”), is led ... More


Vulnerability and the Countersovereign Voice

Cynthia N. Nazarian

in Love's Wounds: Violence and the Politics of Poetry in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705229
eISBN:
9781501708268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705229.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book examines the imagery of violence in early modern European poetry. Petrarch's lyric collection, Canzoniere, has shaped the ways in which others wrote and thought about desire for three ... More


Strategies of Abjection: Parrhēsia and the Cruel Beloved from Petrarch’s Canzoniere to Scève’s Délie

Cynthia N. Nazarian

in Love's Wounds: Violence and the Politics of Poetry in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705229
eISBN:
9781501708268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705229.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter analyzes Petrarch's Canzoniere alongside the first French Petrarchan sequence, Maurice Scève's Délie: Object de plus haulte vertu (1544). It examines Petrarch's wretchedness, isolation, ... More


The Paradoxes of Pain: Shakespeare beyond Petrarchism

Cynthia N. Nazarian

in Love's Wounds: Violence and the Politics of Poetry in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705229
eISBN:
9781501708268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705229.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book has examined the metaphors of wounding, torture, vulnerability, and war that were abound in sixteenth-century love poetry, identifying them as a pan-European phenomenon through which early ... More


Parrhēsia

Geoffrey Bennington

in Scatter 1: The Politics of Politics in Foucault, Heidegger, and Derrida

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270521
eISBN:
9780823270569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270521.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter one undertakes a close critical examination of Foucault’s discovery and development of the subsequently popular concept of parrhēsia (free speech, open speech, fearless speech) in his later ... More


Diogenes of Sinope

Will Desmond

in Early Greek Ethics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198758679
eISBN:
9780191818592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758679.003.0029
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Diogenes of Sinope is the great exemplar whom later Cynics continually evoke. Yet despite the many vivid anecdotes told of him, he is historically a shadowy figure, and his ideas are difficult to ... More


Cynicism: Or, Philosophy as a Way of Strife

Christian Wildberg

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 57

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198850847
eISBN:
9780191885709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850847.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Historians of philosophy (such as Hegel, Hadot, Cooper, among others) tend to marginalize the ancient Cynics as philosophically uninteresting, and moreover as irrelevant for a proper understanding of ... More


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