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Henry James’s Awkward Stage

David Kurnick

in Empty Houses: Theatrical Failure and the Novel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151519
eISBN:
9781400840090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151519.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes Henry James's The Other House, which was conceived as a play but published as a novel in 1896. Almost exclusively reliant on dialogue and dense with the notation of movements ... More


Conclusions

Michael Ostling

in Between the Devil and the Host: Imagining Witchcraft in Early Modern Poland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199587902
eISBN:
9780191731228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587902.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

This conclusion reviews the themes of the book, in particular its notion of ‘imagining witchcraft’. Drawing on the work of Jonathan Z. Smith, it claims that witchcraft, like religion, is a ... More


The Absolute Point of View

Srinivasa Rao

in Advaita: A Contemporary Critique

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198079811
eISBN:
9780199081707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079811.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The idea of the primacy of the Absolute’s point of view is a fundamental requirement in Advaita. Using this point of view as the criterion, Advaita declares the empirical world to be not real. But ... More


‘The Other’

Judith Lieu

in Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199262892
eISBN:
9780191602818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262896.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Common to nearly all constructions of identity is that of ‘the [stereotyped] other’, the ‘not-us’, often defined negatively, in opposition to, and in order to sustain, a self-understanding. In ... More


Farmers and Hoplites: Models of Historical Development

Hans Van Wees

in Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143019
eISBN:
9781400846306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143019.003.0011
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter critiques the grand narrative of Hanson's The Other Greeks and argues that it is wrong in important respects. The chapter presents the social and economic changes in the eighth century ... More


Culture and the Cultural: Problems, Pitfalls, and a Proposal

S.N. Balagangadhara

in Reconceptualizing India Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198082965
eISBN:
9780199081936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082965.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

Today, it is almost sacrilegious to ‘Other the other’ while doing anthropology. Because the notion of culture itself has become suspect, apparently, one cannot even suggest that cultures different ... More


Intrigues: From Being to the Other

Gabriel Riera

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226719
eISBN:
9780823235315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226719.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book examines the possibility of writing the other, explores whether an ethical writing that preserves the other as such is possible, and discusses what the implications are for ... More


Theogenesis, Divine Suffering, Demythologizing the Demonic

Robert R. Williams

in Tragedy, Recognition, and the Death of God: Studies in Hegel and Nietzsche

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656059
eISBN:
9780191744846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656059.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In Chapter 8 the topic is Hegel’s tragic absolute. The focus is on Iwan Iljin’s Die Philosophie Hegels als kontemplative Gotteslehre (1918, 1946). Iljin’s commentary on Hegel is an important one for ... More


How Ignorance Hurts Us All

Srinivasa Rao

in Advaita: A Contemporary Critique

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198079811
eISBN:
9780199081707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079811.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Ignorance of the truth of non-duality leads to the belief in the absolute reality of difference which in turn leads to the notion of “the other” which is basically hurtful to us all. Treating ... More


Montaigne, Julian, and “Others”: The Quest for Peaceful Coexistence in Public Space

David M. Posner

in Democracy, Culture, Catholicism: Voices from Four Continents

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267309
eISBN:
9780823272334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267309.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Michel de Montaigne’s treatment of fourth-century Roman emperor Julian in De la liberté de conscience offers a fascinating lesson in church-state relations and Montaigne’s relationship with himself. ... More


Four: Plot and Intrigue: From Being's Other to the “Otherwise than Being” (Language, Ethics, Poetic anguage in Levinas)

Gabriel Riera

in Intrigues: From Being to the Other

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226719
eISBN:
9780823235315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226719.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter examines the view of Emmanuel Levinas on the poetic language, ethics and the possibility of writing the other as such. Levinas' works suggest that the ... More


Seven: The Unerasable Difference (Levinas in Blanchot)

Gabriel Riera

in Intrigues: From Being to the Other

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226719
eISBN:
9780823235315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226719.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses the differences between Emmanuel Levinas and Maurice Blanchot. It states that though their friendship has spanned several decades, Blanchot believes ... More


Levinas: Love, Justice and Responsibility

Linnell Secomb

in Philosophy and Love: From Plato to Popular Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623679
eISBN:
9780748671854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623679.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores Emmanuel Levinas' ethics of love along with a reading of Marguerite Duras' Hiroshima, mon amour. Hiroshima, mon amour affixes Levinas' ethics. Levinas recognizes the ... More


The Loch Ness Monster 1933–1934

Jonathan Betts

in Time Restored: The Harrison timekeepers and R.T. Gould, the man who knew (almost) everything

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198568025
eISBN:
9780191718144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568025.003.16
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter details Rupert's investigation of the Loch Ness monster. In the Spring of 1933 rumours had begun of sightings of a large creature, apparently of unknown species, living in Loch Ness. ... More


The Revealing Sword

Emmanuel Falque

in The Guide to Gethsemane: Anxiety, Suffering, Death

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281961
eISBN:
9780823284917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281961.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

All suffering is first of all useless: “for nothing” (Levinas). Far from justifying suffering, we read on the body of the suffering human what we are in our exposure to being. That is the “revealing ... More


Objects in the Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear: Imagination and the Other

Šarūnas Paunksnis

in Dark Fear, Eerie Cities: New Hindi Cinema in Neoliberal India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199493180
eISBN:
9780199096923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199493180.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The chapter looks at the problem of urban centre and the periphery, as well as the production of the Other in neoliberal India and new Hindi cinema. The Other here means one that is outside of the ... More


Two Bodies, Two Selves, Two Sexes: Conjoined Twins and “the Double-Bodied Hindoo Boy”

Nadja Durbach

in Spectacle of Deformity: Freak Shows and Modern British Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257689
eISBN:
9780520944893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257689.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

At the same moment that “the Elephant Man” was admitted to the London Hospital in the summer of 1886, “Lalloo the Double-Bodied Hindoo Boy” began to exhibit himself across the United Kingdom. Lalloo ... More


Emmanuel Levinas: Ethics as Relation

Derrida Levinas and Nancy

in Ethics and Politics after Poststructuralism: Levinas, Derrida and Nancy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748685134
eISBN:
9780748695119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685134.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 2 focuses on Emmanuel Levinas’s work on relation and the Other, often used as an ethical starting point for poststructuralist approaches. This leads to two key interrelated insights which ... More


A New Jew, a New Jesus: Jesus and Jewish National Culture in the First Half of the Twentieth Century

Neta Stahl

in Other and Brother: Jesus in the 20th-Century Jewish Literary Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199760008
eISBN:
9780199979561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760008.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

During the first half of the twentieth century, Zionist writers adopted the figure of Jesus not as part of an external and apologetic discourse or as a mediator between Judaism and Christianity, but ... More


The Freedom of Others

Laura Hengehold

in Simone de Beauvoir's Philosophy of Individuation: The Problem of The Second Sex

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474418874
eISBN:
9781474438599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418874.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Beauvoir’s discussion of “Liberation” at the end of The Second Sex draws on prior efforts to ground ethical freedom in the act of disclosing the freedom of others. This chapter pursues a non-Hegelian ... More


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