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Erotic Ruination: Embracing the “Savage Spirituality” of Barebacking

Kent L. Brintnall

in Negative Ecstasies: Georges Bataille and the Study of Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265190
eISBN:
9780823266890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265190.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This essay places Georges Bataille in conversation with the queer theorists Leo Bersani and Tim Dean. It takes barebacking as a site of exploration to think about the relation between subjectivity, ... More


Hive Psychology, Happiness, and Public Policy

Jonathan Haidt, J. Patrick Seder, and Selin Kesebir

in Law and Happiness

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226676005
eISBN:
9780226676029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226676029.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter considers three hypotheses about relatedness and well-being including the hive hypothesis, which says people need to lose themselves occasionally by becoming part of an emergent social ... More


Self-Knowledge, Abnegation, and Fulfillment in Medieval Mysticism

Christina Van Dyke

in Self-Knowledge: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190226411
eISBN:
9780190226442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226411.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Self-knowledge is a persistent—and paradoxical—theme in medieval mysticism; union with God is often taken to involve a loss of self as distinct from the divine. Yet an examination of Christian ... More


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