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Introduction Introduction Answering Another Sphinx

Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson

in Crossroads in the Black Aegean: Oedipus, Antigone, and Dramas of the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199217182
eISBN:
9780191712388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217182.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Introduction pursues the theme of identity by considering the varieties of ‘family’ in the plays. The grounding of civilization is investigated by means of the dichotomy of orality and ... More


The Good and the True

Michael Morris

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239444
eISBN:
9780191679919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239444.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This book provides a radical alternative to naturalistic theories of content, and offers a new conception of the place of mind in the world. Confronting head-on the scientific conception of the ... More


Introduction

James Fodor

in Christian Hermeneutics: Paul Ricoeur and the Refiguring of Theology

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263494
eISBN:
9780191682575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263494.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Meaning, truth, and reference are inseparably bound because belief is inalienable from those very actions and forms of life that give such language purchase in the first place. Sense is what is ... More


The Idea of Continental Philosophy

Simon Glendinning

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624706
eISBN:
9780748671885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624706.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The idea of Continental Philosophy has never been properly explained in philosophical terms. This book attempts finally to succeed where others have failed, although not by giving an account of its ... More


Giving the Past a Shape

Gordon Graham

in The Shape of the Past: A Philosophical Approach to History

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192892553
eISBN:
9780191670619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192892553.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

The study of history with the aim to understand the human past with some sense of detachment is a recent intellectual trend. In the past, a knowledge of history was aimed at ascertaining within ... More


Education: Responsive Tradition

Adriaan T. Peperazak

in Thinking about Thinking: What Kind of Conversation is Philosophy?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240173
eISBN:
9780823240210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240173.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Education is the basic activity through which civilizations assure their continuation. It presupposes educators and pupils who are able to communicate with one another. Belonging to historical ... More


Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Roger A. Ward

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823223138
eISBN:
9780823284740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223138.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This fresh, provocative account of the American philosophical tradition explores the work of key thinkers through an innovative and counterintuitive lens: religious conversion. From Jonathan Edwards ... More


Introduction

Gregory Fernando Pappas

in Pragmatism in the Americas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233670
eISBN:
9780823241804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233670.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

In the last ten years, investigators worldwide have focused on the connections between the philosophy of classical figures in American pragmatism (e.g., William James, Charles Peirce, and John Dewey) ... More


Heidegger, Strauss, and the Premises of Philosophy: On Original Forgetting

Richard L. Velkley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226852546
eISBN:
9780226852553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226852553.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book examines the complex philosophical relationship between Martin Heidegger and Leo Strauss. It argues that both thinkers provide searching analyses of the philosophical tradition’s origins in ... More


On two Points of View Regarding revealed Preference and behavioral Economics

RAN SPIEGLER

in The Foundations of Positive and Normative Economics: A Hand Book

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195328318
eISBN:
9780199851768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328318.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Certain methodological debates regarding behavioral economics seem to involve, more often than not, the notion of revealed preferences. As part of philosophical tradition, the principle of revealed ... More


Plato on Proverbial Wisdom and the Philosophical Life

Kathy Eden

in Friends Hold All Things in Common: Tradition, Intellectual Property, and the Adages of Erasmus

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087574
eISBN:
9780300133646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087574.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter shows how Plato, through the Symposium, gives philosophical attention to the question of traditionality and makes his case for the philosophical tradition as the best means of education. ... More


What’s God got to do with it?

Morny Joy

in Divine Love: Luce Irigaray, Women, Gender, and Religion

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719055232
eISBN:
9781781700792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719055232.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter follows Irigaray's investigations of women and of their relation to the concept of otherness, particularly as this term has featured in acts of denial that have deprived women of an ... More


Conclusion

Paul Kléber Monod

in Solomon's Secret Arts: The Occult in the Age of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123586
eISBN:
9780300195392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123586.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book concludes by showing that, although the occult has always been with us, it has always experienced change and has not remained the same. Within England and Scotland, this can be understood ... More


Athens: The Heroic Phase

Jeffrey Hart

in Smiling Through the Cultural Catastrophe: Toward the Revival of Higher Education

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087048
eISBN:
9780300130522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087048.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter examines Athens in terms of the proliferation of Homer's epics. Homer, in a sense, was the educator of Greece, according to Plato, who was not only inspired by him, but tried to go ... More


Introduction

Frank A. Lewis

in How Aristotle gets by in Metaphysics Zeta

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199664016
eISBN:
9780191748431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664016.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In his Metaphysics Zeta, Aristotle attempts to define (primary) substance, where the substances are the basic entities on which the reality of objects in the sublunary world must be based. The bulk ... More


Spinoza and the Conflict of Interpretations

Christopher Norris

in Spinoza Now

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672806
eISBN:
9781452946887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672806.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter provides an overview of the way Spinoza has been received by various philosophical traditions. It starts by observing the great conflict in the interpretation of Spinoza, namely, that ... More


Comparative Philosophy: What it is and what it Ought to be

Nalini Bhushan, Jay L. Garfield, and Daniel Raveh (eds)

in Contrary Thinking: Selected Essays of Daya Krishna

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199795550
eISBN:
9780190267636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795550.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, Daya Krishna reflects on comparative philosophy. In particular, he identifies a problem that is at the core of all comparative studies—that what passes for a transcultural or ... More


Pragmatism with Purpose: Selected Writings

Peter Hare

Joseph Palencik, Douglas Anderson, and Steven A. Miller (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264322
eISBN:
9780823266777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264322.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This book is a collection of selected writings by the late Peter Hare, a leading proponent of the American philosophical tradition. The volume includes chapters on “holistic pragmatism” that the ... More


De beneficiis and Philosophy

Miriam T. Griffin

in Seneca on Society: A Guide to De Beneficiis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199245482
eISBN:
9780191744969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245482.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter first reviews the philosophical tradition before Seneca. Seneca points towards Stoic discussions of charis as the philosophical tradition to which De beneficiis belongs when he mentions ... More


Common Sense in the Scottish Enlightenment

C. B. Bow (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198783909
eISBN:
9780191826559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783909.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book explores the philosophical and historical significance of common sense philosophy in the Scottish Enlightenment. As one of eighteenth-century Scotland’s most original intellectual products, ... More


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