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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


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


Aristotle: Phusis, Praxis, and the Good

Özgüç Orhan

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Özgüç Orhan critiques anthropocentric interpretations of Aristotle. Such interpretations often focus on Aristotle’s statement in the Politics that plants and animals were “made” for human use. Orhan ... More


Being and the Sea: Being as Phusis, and Time

Katherine Withy

in Division III of Heidegger's Being and Time: The Unanswered Question of Being

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029681
eISBN:
9780262330008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029681.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Division III of Being and Time was supposed to address the question of the sense of being, which is questionable because being is both given to us yet hidden from us. Division I explains how being is ... More


Allegory as Metonymy: The Figure without a Face

Brenda Machosky

in Structures of Appearing: Allegory and the Work of Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242849
eISBN:
9780823242887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242849.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Allegory is not an extended metaphor. This conclusion defies a long-standing (though not unanimous) definition. Bringing together ideas from Roman Jakobson, Barbara Johnson, Maureen Quilligan and ... More


Naturalism in Aristotle’s Politics

Sylvia Berryman

in Aristotle on the Sources of the Ethical Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198835004
eISBN:
9780191876561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835004.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The use of substantive appeals to human nature to justify slavery and the subordination of women, as well as to argue for the polis as the ideal form of political organization, are prominent features ... More


Archelaus on Cosmogony and the Origins of Social Institutions

Gábor Betegh

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 51

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198795797
eISBN:
9780191836855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795797.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The paper argues that joining a narrative about the origins of social institutions to a narrative about the origins of the cosmos and of living organisms was not a customary feature of Presocratic ... More


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Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe

in Poetics of History: Rousseau and the Theater of Originary Mimesis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282340
eISBN:
9780823286201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282340.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

To show that Rousseau proposes a thought of the origin, Lacoue-Labarthe turns to the Second Discourse (“Discourse on the Origins and Foundations of Inequality Among Men”). The chapter argues that ... More


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