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Dilthey and the Foundations of the Human Sciences

Frederick C. Beiser

in The German Historicist Tradition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691555
eISBN:
9780191731839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691555.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is an investigation into Dilthey's views on the foundation of the human sciences. It treats his hermeneutics, his concept of understanding, and concept of the Geisteswissenschaften. ... More


The Return of Spiritual Exercises

Maria Antonaccio

in A Philosophy to Live By: Engaging Iris Murdoch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199855575
eISBN:
9780199933198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855575.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter situates Murdoch’s thought amidst recent efforts to retrieve the forms and practices of ancient philosophy. Thanks in large part to the work of Hadot, there has been renewed interest in ... More


Buddhism and the Modern Epistemic Space: Buddhist Intellectuals in the Science and Philosophy of Life Debates

Erik J. Hammerstrom

in Recovering Buddhism in Modern China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231172769
eISBN:
9780231541107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172769.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Erik Hammerstrom’s chapter examines the participation of Buddhist intellectuals in the early 1920s “Science and Philosophy of Life” debates; he shows how Buddhist intellectuals adopted and promoted ... More


The Retreat of Reason: A dilemma in the philosophy of life

Ingmar Persson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276905
eISBN:
9780191603198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276900.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In ancient Greece, philosophy was mainly concerned with guidance on how to live our lives, a philosophy of life. It was then typically assumed that a life in accordance with reason, a rational life, ... More


The Implications of Immanence: Toward a New Concept of Life

Leonard Lawlor

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226535
eISBN:
9780823235742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226535.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book develops a philosophy of life in opposition to the notion of “bio-power,” which reduces the human to the question of power over what Giorgio Agamben terms “bare life,” mere ... More


The Historical Context

Erik J. Hammerstrom

in The Science of Chinese Buddhism: Early Twentieth-Century Engagements

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231170345
eISBN:
9780231539586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170345.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The book argues that the most important period for Chinese Buddhists engagement with modern science occurred in the ten years between 1923 and 1932. This chapter lays out the historical context for ... More


A Life Lived: Women and Buddhist Philosophy

Jin Y. Park

in Women and Buddhist Philosophy: Engaging Zen Master Kim Iryop

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858780
eISBN:
9780824873707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858780.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 7 aims to identify the nature of women’s Buddhist philosophy. Iryŏp’s approach to Buddhism also directs us to different dimensions in which women encounter Buddhist philosophy, which is ... More


Religion and the Philosophy of Life

Gavin Flood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198836124
eISBN:
9780191873478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836124.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book considers how religion as the source of civilization transforms the fundamental bio-sociology of humans through language and the somatic exploration of religious ritual and prayer. It ... More


Philosophy as a Way of Life

Mark R. Wynn

in Spiritual Traditions and the Virtues: Living Between Heaven and Earth

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198862949
eISBN:
9780191895456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862949.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter introduces some of the guiding questions of the investigation, here drawing on Pierre Hadot’s text Philosophy as a Way of Life. These questions include: how should we understand the ... More


Introduction

Erik J. Hammerstrom

in The Science of Chinese Buddhism: Early Twentieth-Century Engagements

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231170345
eISBN:
9780231539586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170345.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter briefly explains some of the forces that drove Chinese Buddhists to engage with modern science in the early twentieth century. Buddhists’ efforts, and the book itself, are conceptually ... More


Locating Thoreau, Reorienting Philosophy

James D. Reid, Rick Anthony Furtak, and Jonathan Ellsworth

in Thoreau's Importance for Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239306
eISBN:
9780823239344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239306.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Although the writings of Henry David Thoreau are regarded around the world as classics of American literature, Thoreau is seldom taken seriously as a philosopher. Examining why Thoreau might qualify ... 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


Critique and Life

Willy Thayer

in Technologies of Critique

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286744
eISBN:
9780823288878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286744.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter talks about Georg Lukács who emphasized that critique and life must be strictly kept apart. It explains that what Lukács was really separating was not simply life from critique but the ... More


Beyond Ethical Inclusiveness: The Philosophy of Life

Ingmar Persson

in Inclusive Ethics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198792178
eISBN:
9780191840470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792178.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

As opposed to what was the case in ancient Greece, ethics or morality today does not cover the intrapersonal dimension of your acts affecting only yourself. A set of recommendations about how to act ... More


Guided Mobility

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

in Transient Workspaces: Technologies of Everyday Innovation in Zimbabwe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027243
eISBN:
9780262326155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027243.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter examines technology from the perspective of vaShona philosophy of life as guided by ancestral spirits (vadzimu) and treats the forest as a sacred space. Using Shona praise poetry ... More


A Thought beyond Dualisms, Creationist and Evolutionist Alike

A. Kiarina Kordela

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/9780816672806.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter shows that the way that death is conceived is critical for Spinoza’s political stance seen from a psychoanalytic perspective. For this to come to the fore, it is imperative to avoid two ... More


Inclusive Ethics

Ingmar Persson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198792178
eISBN:
9780191840470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792178.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The main aim of this book is, first, to defend the view that beings can be benefited (or harmed) by being caused to exist and so—since there are moral reasons to benefit—that these reasons can ... More


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