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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


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


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


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


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


“The Electric Boy1 Grows Up”: Science Fiction for a Young Adult Audience

Joseph W. Campbell

in The Order and the Other: Young Adult Dystopian Literature and Science Fiction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824721
eISBN:
9781496824776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824721.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 2 shows in a compressed, somewhat truncated way, the unique history of science fiction (sometimes called speculative fiction). This chapter also shows some of the myriad theoretical ... More


The Responsibility to Provide in Southeast Asia: Towards an Ethical Explanation

See Seng Tan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529200720
eISBN:
9781529200751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200720.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Are the sovereign states of Southeast Asia responsible actors that care and provide for their own as well as their neighbours? Do they act hospitably towards each other? This book examines an ... More


Introduction: Religion and the Novel

Christina Phillips

in Religion in the Egyptian Novel: Themes and Approaches

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474417068
eISBN:
9781474476737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417068.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter introduces the topic of religion and literature, theorises the novel as a secular genre, and develops a concept of religion as the other in the Arabic novel. It begins with a discussion ... More


The Religious Other

Christina Phillips

in Religion in the Egyptian Novel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474417068
eISBN:
9781474476737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417068.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter identifies religion as a key problematic in early examples of the Arabic novel in Egypt before embarking on an in-depth discussion of the religious/secular opposition in seminal words by ... 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


Creating Assyria in Its Own Image

Marian H. Feldman

in Communities of Style: Portable Luxury Arts, Identity, and Collective Memory in the Iron Age Levant

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226105611
eISBN:
9780226164427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226164427.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The chapter proposes that practicing a consistent style, distinct from the varied stylistic practices of the Levant, helped to bolster Assyrian state consolidation as a community of culturally ... 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


Reading the Human Drama in Film and Fiction

Wyatt Moss-Wellington

in Narrative Humanism: Kindness and Complexity in Fiction and Film

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474454315
eISBN:
9781474476683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454315.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter goes into greater detail regarding the history of humanist thought and the way a narrative-based humanism might be exhumed from humanism’s philosophical lineage. It looks at the ... More


Girlfriend in the Machine: Intersubjectivity and the Sublime Limits of Representation in Spike Jonze’s Her

Michelle Devereaux

in The Stillness of Solitude: Romanticism and Contemporary American Independent Film

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474446044
eISBN:
9781474476652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474446044.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses how Spike Jonze’s film Her engages both the egotistical and feminine sublimes through the philosophical ‘problem of other minds’, the idea that we can never truly know what ... More


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