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The Bonds of Freedom: Feminist Theology and Christian Realism

Rebekah L. Miles

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144161
eISBN:
9780199834495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144163.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Feminist theologians have commonly identified Reinhold Niebuhr's Christian realism as a prime example of a patriarchal theological ethic that promotes domination. In this study, the author claims ... More


Irrationality and Self-Transcendance

Marcia Cavell

in Becoming a Subject: Reflections in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199287086
eISBN:
9780191603921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287082.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the thoughts of Davidson and Freud about irrationality. It then examines the problem of self-transcendence, where a person forms a positive or negative judgment of some of his ... More


Taking the Long View of History

Richard Crouter

in Reinhold Niebuhr: On Politics, Religion, and Christian Faith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379679
eISBN:
9780199869169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379679.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 2 examines the sense of history (awareness of the heights and depth of our existence) set forth in Niebuhr’s masterful book, The Nature and Destiny of Man, as an ever-present motif of his ... More


Musically Sublime: Indeterminacy, Infinity, Irresolvability

Kiene Brillenburg Wurth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230631
eISBN:
9780823235452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230631.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book rewrites musically the history and philosophy of the sublime. Music enables us to reconsider the traditional course of sublime feeling on a track from pain to pleasure. ... More


Freedom and Boundedness

Rebekah L. Miles

in The Bonds of Freedom: Feminist Theology and Christian Realism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144161
eISBN:
9780199834495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144163.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This introductory chapter starts by describing the setting within which the book was written, and provides an outline of the main contents. It the next two sections, it goes on to give the historical ... More


What's So Bad About Reinhold Niebuhr?

Rebekah L. Miles

in The Bonds of Freedom: Feminist Theology and Christian Realism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144161
eISBN:
9780199834495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144163.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Because Reinhold Niebuhr has been so widely criticized by feminist theologians, a critical retrieval must first examine the extensive charges against him. To this end, this chapter outlines feminist ... More


Freedom for the World

Rebekah L. Miles

in The Bonds of Freedom: Feminist Theology and Christian Realism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144161
eISBN:
9780199834495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144163.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins with Reinhold Niebuhr's claim that human experience is both bound and free (human boundedness and human self‐transcendence), and goes on to examine the broader ethical ... More


Dueling Realisms

Rebekah L. Miles

in The Bonds of Freedom: Feminist Theology and Christian Realism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144161
eISBN:
9780199834495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144163.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This final chapter points toward an alternative position that critically retrieves the realisms of Rosemary Radford Ruether, Sharon Welch, and Reinhold Niebuhr, and finds a middle way between the ... More


Liberating Judgment: Freedom, Happiness, and the Reasonable Self

Douglas John Casson

in Liberating Judgment: Fanatics, Skeptics, and John Locke's Politics of Probability

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144740
eISBN:
9781400836888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144740.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explains that for Locke, the capacity to experience freedom is tied to the capacity to make probable judgments. Although Locke joins Thomas Hobbes in arguing that liberty is a type of ... More


Conclusion

Moshe Halbertal

in On Sacrifice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152851
eISBN:
9781400842353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152851.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This concluding chapter explains that sacrifice is an essential phenomenon of religious, ethical, and political life. In its two senses, as “sacrificing to” and “sacrificing for,” the linguistic use ... More


What Is Society for Durkheim?

Gianfranco Piggo

in Durkheim

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198780878
eISBN:
9780191695391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198780878.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter begins by noting that Durkheim never defined the term ‘society’. Then it reflects on a broader question: ‘What is society for Durkheim’? It works on the question by exploring different ... More


Sacrificing for

Moshe Halbertal

in On Sacrifice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152851
eISBN:
9781400842353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152851.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter analyzes how the movement of the self to self-transcendence has been articulated in different ways in the history of philosophy. In his phenomenology of the sacrificial aspect of ... More


Disengagement

Anthony Rudd

in Kierkegaard and the Limits of the Ethical

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752189
eISBN:
9780191695063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752189.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Central to the argument of this book is the claim that the status of ethics in the modern world has been rendered deeply problematic by the rise of the so-called ‘Disengaged View’. It is the outlook ... More


Freedom as Engaged Social Praxis: Lessons from D. P. Chattopadhyaya

Fred Dallmayr

in Freedom and Solidarity: Toward New Beginnings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165783
eISBN:
9780813165813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165783.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 9 pays specific attention to the correlation between freedom and solidarity. It focuses on distinguished philosopher D. P. Chattopadhyaya, both an eminent thinker and an engaged ... More


The Case for Moderation

Samuel Scheffler

in Human Morality

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195085648
eISBN:
9780199833634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195085647.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

According to Scheffler, the view that morality is stringent derives its appeal from the sharp contrast it draws between morality and prudence, and also from its grounding in a notion of radical ... More


Religion and the Spiritual Quest: From Closure to Openness

Robert M. Torrance

in The Spiritual Quest: Transcendence in Myth, Religion, and Science

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520081321
eISBN:
9780520920163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520081321.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that culture is very nearly a second nature, and that the most ordinary effort is all but certain not to miscarry. However, awareness of this process may set human beings ... More


Linguistic Foundations of the Quest

Robert M. Torrance

in The Spiritual Quest: Transcendence in Myth, Religion, and Science

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520081321
eISBN:
9780520920163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520081321.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that self-transcendence inherent in life and intensified by consciousness can attain full expression only through the exclusively human medium of speech, which gives the inchoate ... More


Dignity as an Eschatological Concept

David Walsh

in Understanding Human Dignity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265642
eISBN:
9780191760389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265642.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

An eschatological concept is one we live within and therefore can never fully comprehend. Human dignity names what cannot be named. Rather than a claim to status it really marks the capacity to ... More


The Erotics of the Intimate Universal

William Desmond

in The Intimate Universal: The Hidden Porosity Among Religion, Art, Philosophy, and Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178761
eISBN:
9780231543002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178761.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 7 explores the erotics of the intimate universal, aware that there are those who would divorce erotics from the universal. If the universal is the preserve of reason, we sometimes think eros ... More


Meaning in Life

Thaddeus Metz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199599318
eISBN:
9780191747632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599318.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

It is only in the last 50 years that life’s meaning has become a distinct field in Western philosophy, and merely in the last 25 or so that debate with real substance and complexity has appeared. ... More


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