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The Reflective Life: Living Wisely With Our Limits

Valerie Tiberius

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199202867
eISBN:
9780191707988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202867.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

How should you live? Should you devote yourself to perfecting a single talent or try to live a balanced life? Should you lighten up and have more fun, or buckle down and try to achieve greatness? ... More


A Moral Preference for Modest Fideism?

John Bishop

in Believing by Faith: An Essay in the Epistemology and Ethics of Religious Belief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199205547
eISBN:
9780191709432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205547.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This concluding chapter reviews the case for a supra-evidential, moral coherentist, fideism: it is argued that adequate criteria have been supplied for distinguishing good from bad faith-ventures. ... More


Authenticity

Mike W. Martin

in Happiness and the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199845217
eISBN:
9780199933068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845217.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Be yourself, we are told, and happiness will follow. Discovering and developing our “authentic self” does indeed contribute to happiness by tapping into wellsprings of enjoyment and meaning. Yet ... More


Intervention and Treatment: Relationships

Faye Mishna

in Bullying: A Guide to Research, Intervention, and Prevention

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199795406
eISBN:
9780199949687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795406.003.0018
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Interventions at all levels (the individual, the social and environmental) must include relational components and be delivered in the context of a positive relationship. The therapeutic work includes ... More


Writing the Homophile Self

Heather R. White

in Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624112
eISBN:
9781469624792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624112.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines three overlapping endeavors authored and organized by homosexuals during the postwar years. Each of these efforts shows how the project of articulating a homosexual identity ... More


Self-Shaping and Self-Acceptance

Anthony Rudd

in Self, Value, and Narrative: A Kierkegaardian Approach

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660049
eISBN:
9780191744976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660049.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Moral Philosophy

The chapter explore a tension in our conception of selfhood, identified by Marya Schechtman; we are inclined to think of the true self both as what we consciously will to be and as what we are ... More


I’s Got the Blues: Malochia, Magic, and the Descent into Madness in The Bluest Eye

K. Zauditu-Selassie

in African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni Morrison

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033280
eISBN:
9780813039060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033280.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines African cosmologies and the nature of spiritual power and beliefs, alongside axiological ideas of beauty and value in Toni Morrison's first novel The Bluest Eye. In this novel, ... More


Self-Love: Accepting Our Human Condition and Unique Calling

Jennifer Beste

in College Hookup Culture and Christian Ethics: The Lives and Longings of Emerging Adults

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190268503
eISBN:
9780190268534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190268503.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Johann Metz shows that the second aspect of becoming fully human, self-love, has at least two components: (1) our willingness to accept compassionately the limitations and vulnerabilities of our ... More


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