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Creation Ethics: Reproduction, Genetics, and Quality of Life

David DeGrazia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195389630
eISBN:
9780199949731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389630.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The ethics of creating—or declining to create—people has been addressed in several contexts: debates over abortion and embryo research; literature on “self-creation”; discussions of procreative ... More


Modernity and the Mystical: Technoscience, Religion, and Human Self-Creation

Thomas A. Carlson

in Science, Religion, and the Human Experience

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195175325
eISBN:
9780199784707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195175328.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay questions common assumptions about science as distinct from religion. Carlson starts by noting the intimate and practically inseparable connection between science and technology, arguing ... More


Eudaimonia

Stephen R.L. Clark

in Aristotle's Man: Speculations upon Aristotelian Anthropology

Published in print:
1975
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245162
eISBN:
9780191680847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245162.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter considers self-creation and organic wholeness. It does not wish to deny that other senses could be provided, particularly ones that involve Aristotle in contradiction: it specifically ... More


Nietzsche and Proust: A Comparative Study

Duncan Large

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242276
eISBN:
9780191714368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242276.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book combines a Nietzschean reading of Marcel Proust's novel À la recherche du temps perdu with a Proustian reading of time and transcendence in Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy. Drawing in ... More


Nietzsche's Existentialism

Robert C. Solomon

in Living with Nietzsche: What the Great "Immoralist" has to Teach Us

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195160147
eISBN:
9780199835065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195160142.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Is Nietzsche an existentialist? He is often included in existentialism courses and collections. But Nietzsche’s views on freedom are by no means so clear (as, say, those of Kierkegaard and Sartre), ... More


The Practices of the Self

Charles Larmore

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226468877
eISBN:
9780226468549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226468549.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What is the nature of the fundamental relation we have to ourselves that makes each of us a self? To answer this question, this book develops a systematic theory of the self, challenging the ... More


In Search Of The Self

DUNCAN LARGE

in Nietzsche and Proust: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242276
eISBN:
9780191714368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242276.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Marcel Proust's narrator's search for reliable knowledge of the external world in his novel À la recherche du temps perdu, and of the other in particular, to consider his search ... More


What is a Nietzschean Self? 1

R. Lanier Anderson

in Nietzsche, Naturalism, and Normativity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199583676
eISBN:
9780191745294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583676.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The nature of the self is contested within Nietzsche scholarship. Many texts suggest skeptical eliminativism or reduction of the self to sub-personal drives. But core Nietzschean doctrines ... More


Rethinking the World of the Living Being

Suzi Adams

in Castoriadis's Ontology: Being and Creation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234585
eISBN:
9780823240739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234585.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Castoriadis's rethinking of the living being emerges as a central aspect of his shift to a trans-regional ontology of creative physis, but also as the site of relocation for the nomos/physis ... More


Aspiration: The Agency of Becoming

Agnes Callard

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190639488
eISBN:
9780190639518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190639488.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Becoming someone is a learning process; and what we learn are the new values around which, if we succeed, our lives will come to turn. Agents transform themselves in the process of, e.g., becoming ... More


Endlessly Repeating Ourselves: Narrative and Self-Repetition

Kieran Laird

in The Political Mind: or 'How to Think Differently'

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623860
eISBN:
9780748652808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623860.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the role of narrative in conscious self-creation, concluding with an investigation of the impact of Deleuze's concepts of difference and repetition on the creation of original ... More


The Art and Craft of Home

Eugene Halton

in The Great Brain Suck: And Other American Epiphanies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226314655
eISBN:
9780226314679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314679.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter suggests that while the things of the home are clearly the terminus of consumption culture, these and the home are also active sources of imaginative life. Living at home is more than a ... More


Freedom

Michael C. Heller

in Loft Jazz: Improvising New York in the 1970s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520285408
eISBN:
9780520960893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285408.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter looks at the multifaceted ways that loft artists envisioned freedom as an inspiration for their work. Rather than hewing to a single definition, however, artists employed the term to ... More


Feminism and the Islamic Revival: Freedom as a Practice of Belonging

Allison Weir

in Identities and Freedom: Feminist Theory Between Power and Connection

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199936861
eISBN:
9780199333073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936861.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, General

Chapter 5 takes up the conception of freedom as belonging in the context of contemporary debates about cultural and religious identities. For Saba Mahmood, the study of the women's piety movement ... More


Introduction: Taking Parnassus to Piccadilly

Kathleen Riley

in Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198789260
eISBN:
9780191831119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789260.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Introduction begins with a succinct factual account of Wilde’s classical ‘biography’, from his childhood and early schooling, through his years as a student at Trinity College Dublin and Magdalen ... More


Children’s aesthetic agency: The pleasures and power of imagination

Pauline von Bonsdorff

in The Child's Curriculum: Working with the Natural Voices of Young Children

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198747109
eISBN:
9780191809439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747109.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter perceives the aesthetic sensibilities and creativity of young children through the lens of aesthetic theory and childhood studies. Understanding the aesthetic as encompassing ... More


Adequate Religious Options

Farrah Ahmed

in Religious Freedom under the Personal Law System

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199458066
eISBN:
9780199085514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458066.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the implications of the personal law system for religious options available to people. It found that the system harmed the option of religious practice and the option of ... More


Introduction

Agnes Callard

in Aspiration: The Agency of Becoming

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190639488
eISBN:
9780190639518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190639488.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

In addition to reasoning from the valuational condition we are already in, it is possible to reason toward value. This form of value-learning is aspiration. Its neglect in the philosophical ... More


The Problem of Self-Creation

Agnes Callard

in Aspiration: The Agency of Becoming

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190639488
eISBN:
9780190639518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190639488.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The new values, acquisition of which constitutes my act of self-creation, must be either continuous or discontinuous with the ones I already have. If they are continuous, I am not changing but rather ... More


Self-Creation and Responsibility

Agnes Callard

in Aspiration: The Agency of Becoming

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190639488
eISBN:
9780190639518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190639488.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Aspiration, unlike Talbot Brewer’s “dialectical activities,” is a learning process in which someone moves from an inadequate to an adequate grasp of some value. Because we cannot learn what is not ... More


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