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Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics: Volume 2

Mark Timmons (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199662951
eISBN:
9780191745195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662951.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics aims to provide, on an annual basis, some of the best contemporary work in the field of normative ethical theory. Each volume features new essays that ... More


Scatter 1: The Politics of Politics in Foucault, Heidegger, and Derrida

Geoffrey Bennington

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270521
eISBN:
9780823270569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270521.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Scatter 1 posits a politics of politics that is an irreducible part of politics itself. It is argued that this dimension of politics, usually associated with rhetoric and sophistry, is, like it or ... More


Being Sane

R. A. HOUSTON

in Madness and Society in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207870
eISBN:
9780191677830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207870.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses sanity — which was seen as showing no evidence of insanity or incapacity. The dividing line between physical illness and ... More


Idiocy on the Verge of the Novel

Jason M. Wirth

in Commiserating With Devastated Things: Milan Kundera and the Entitlements of Thinking

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268207
eISBN:
9780823272471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268207.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The final two chapters belong together and explore in genealogical detail the nature of a novelist’s authorial voice in relationship to the problem of History (the grand march of reason). These two ... More


Miss Halsey moves her foot

Marian Stamp Dawkins

in Through Our Eyes Only?: The Search for Animal Consciousness

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198503200
eISBN:
9780191686474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198503200.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The first part of human's quest for consciousness in other species is to look at what is now known about their behaviour and to see whether this can be dismissed as simply the workings of unthinking, ... More


(Satires 11 and 12)

Paul Murgatroyd

in Juvenal's Tenth Satire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940698
eISBN:
9781786945068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940698.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides the Latin text and a literal translation into English of representative segments of Juvenal’s eleventh and twelfth satires, paying particular attention to poetic aspects such as ... More


A Little More on the Computer

Elting E. Morison

in Men, Machines, and Modern Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262529310
eISBN:
9780262336581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529310.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter talks about the computer, first by putting it in historical perspective. After discussing how new machines and men have got on together in the past and what some men think they have ... More


The costs of grandiosity

Mats Alvesson

in The Triumph of Emptiness: Consumption, Higher Education, and Work Organization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199660940
eISBN:
9780191918308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199660940.003.0015
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

A critical reader might well ask at this point: What is the real problem? Why is this author so worried about what most people may see as positive things in life: increased consumption, more ... More


Mōria

Geoffrey Bennington

in Scatter 1: The Politics of Politics in Foucault, Heidegger, and Derrida

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270521
eISBN:
9780823270569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270521.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter four pursues the reading of Dreyfus’s attempt to separate out a more Kierkegaardian strand of Heidegger’s thinking of the Augenblick from a more Aristotelian strand and shows that his ... More


Brutal Thoughts: Laruelle and Deleuze on Human Animal Stupidity

John Ó Maoilearca

in Deleuze and the Animal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474422734
eISBN:
9781474434959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422734.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Using François Laruelle’s non-philosophy of definitional mutation, this chapter examines Deleuze’s theory of stupidity (in Difference and Repetition) in order to deconstruct the difference between ... More


Stupidity, Madness, and Malevolence: Schelling, Deleuze, Flaubert, and Musil and the Problem of Violence

Jason M. Wirth

in The Weight of Violence: Religion, Language, Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199453726
eISBN:
9780199085293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453726.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

In Difference and Repetition (1968), Gilles Deleuze takes up the problem of stupidity as a properly transcendental question: how is bêtise (and not error) possible? This chapter proposes to make a ... More


The Epistemology of Stupidity

Pascal Engel

in Performance Epistemology: Foundations and Applications

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198746942
eISBN:
9780191809156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746942.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter analyzes stupidity as a problem for epistemology. Its proper home belongs to virtue epistemology, as a specific epistemic vice, which has to be studied along the lines of both ... More


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