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Resolving Moral Conflicts: British Idealist and Contemporary Liberal Approaches to Value Pluralism and Moral Conduct

Maria Dimova‐Cookson (ed.)

in T. H. Green: Ethics, Metaphysics, and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199271665
eISBN:
9780191709364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271665.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter links the problems posed by value pluralism with those posed by moral conflict and aims to apply the solutions T. H. Green offers to the latter in the case of the former. The argument is ... More


Systematic Philosophy between the Empires: Some Determining Features

Johannes Bronkhorst

in Between the Empires: Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305326
eISBN:
9780199850884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305326.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A number of indications suggest that the period from the beginning of Indian systematic philosophy up to the time of the Gupta Empire can be divided into two distinct eras. During these two eras ... More


Working, Dwelling, Thinking

William J. Richardson

in Heidegger: Through Phenomenology to Thought

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222551
eISBN:
9780823235247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222551.003.0033
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter considers an essay of August 1951, entitled “Working, Dwelling, Thinking”. This essay is essentially a prolongation of the meditation on “The Thing”. In ... More


Arundhati Roy’s “Return to the Things Themselves”: Phenomenology and the Challenge of Justice

Elizabeth S. Anker

in Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451362
eISBN:
9780801465635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451362.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter offers a reading of Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things, which tackles specific lineages of oppression as well as the nature and genesis of human brutality using layered metaphorics ... More


Confronted with Too Much

Todd McGowan

in Spike Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038143
eISBN:
9780252095405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038143.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the films of Spike Lee. Lee's films employ types of excess such as unconventional shots, extreme characters, and improbable scenes to intervene in critical issues that trouble ... More


The Things We Are

Sydney Janet Kaplan

in Circulating Genius: John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield and D. H. Lawrence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641482
eISBN:
9780748671595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641482.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter analyses Murry's second novel, The Things We Are, which is examined in relation to his negative response to the publication of Lawrence's Women in Love. It also describes Murry's ... More


Where the Wild Things Really Are: Children’s Literature and the Law *

Desmond Manderson

in Law and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199272235
eISBN:
9780191699603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, a piece of children's literature considered by many as one of the most influential stories for very young children on the cusp of ... More


Crossing-Over of Art History and Media History in the Times of the Early Internet—with Special Regard to THE THING NYC

Susanne Gerber

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034654
eISBN:
9780262336871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034654.003.0022
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In the early Internet, art history crossed the path of media history and both disciplines conveyed characteristics of each other. Net (based) art did not regain the utopian potential of art, but its ... More


The Thing

William J. Richardson

in Heidegger: Through Phenomenology to Thought

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222551
eISBN:
9780823235247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222551.003.0031
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines “The Thing”, a public lecture before the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in 1950. In this, Heidegger explores a way to think of Beings ... More


Borderline Cases: Gender, Race, and the “Disabled” Superhero

Alaniz José

in Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461176
eISBN:
9781626740655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461176.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter describes the “borderline” case, in which the deformity or disability presents as the superpower itself. Stan Lee/Jack Kirby's The Thing of the Marvel super-team the Fantastic Four, ... More


Human Dignity, Human Rights, and Simply Trying to Do the Right Thing

Roger Brownsword

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/9780197265642.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

In a context of rapidly emerging technologies, this chapter considers the bearing of human dignity on the regulatory environment. It opens by suggesting that one of the reasons why moral communities ... More


Sameness, Substitution, and Essence (II): The SE, and the Pale Man Argument from Zeta 6

Frank A. Lewis

in How Aristotle gets by in Metaphysics Zeta

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199664016
eISBN:
9780191748431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664016.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Aristotle holds that primary substances are essentially the same as, even identical with, their essences. In less metaphysically privileged cases, the identity fails. The Pale Man, for example, is ... More


Deconstructing White Ways of Seeing: Interracial-Conflict Films and College-Student Viewers

Kimberly Chabot Davis

in Beyond the White Negro: Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038433
eISBN:
9780252096310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038433.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter turns to the medium of film and a different demographic group and reception context: the college classroom. It analyzes the responses of college students to two films about interracial ... More


The Dignity of the Thing

Mari Ruti

in The Singularity of Being: Lacan and the Immortal Within

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823243143
eISBN:
9780823243181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243143.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents an overview of Lacan's theory of sublimation – of raising a mundane object to “the dignity of the Thing” – in an attempt to clarify why the sublime is not always the converse of ... More


. The Short Stories: Philip K. Dick and the Nuclear Family

Christopher Palmer

in Philip K. Dick: Exhilaration and Terror of the Postmodern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236184
eISBN:
9781781380659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236184.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes Dick's short stories. These include ‘Human Is’ (1955), ‘Pre-Persons’ (1974), ‘The Last of the Masters’ (1954), ‘The Golden Man’ (1954), ‘The Variable Man’ (1953), ‘Breakfast at ... More


Reference within the Perceptual Circle: Experimental Evidence for Mechanisms of Perceptual Reference

Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn

in Minds without Meanings: An Essay on the Content of Concepts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027908
eISBN:
9780262320320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027908.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines experimental evidence in support of the mechanisms underlying perceptual reference. If we suppose that reference is a causal relation between referents-in-the-world and tokens ... More


Telling the Traumas of History

Joanne Lipson Freed

in Haunting Encounters: The Ethics of Reading across Boundaries of Difference

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713767
eISBN:
9781501713828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713767.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Focusing on the novels Ceremony, by Leslie Marmon Silko, and The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy, Chapter 2 uses trauma theory to explore how histories of imperial domination refuse to be ... More


The Ethics of Sublimation

Mari Ruti

in The Singularity of Being: Lacan and the Immortal Within

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823243143
eISBN:
9780823243181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243143.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter builds upon the insights of the previous one to provide an analysis of Lacan's ethics of sublimation – an ethics that asks the subject to pursue the echo of the Thing even at the cost of ... More


Jon McGregor

Daniel Lea

in Twenty-First-Century Fiction: Contemporary British Voices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719081491
eISBN:
9781526121097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081491.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter traces the development of Jon McGregor’s writing up to the publication of his collection of short stories This Isn’t the Sort of Thing that Happens to Someone Like You (2012). It ... More


Maurice Sendak and Picturebook Psychology

Kenneth B. Kidd

in Freud in Oz: At the Intersections of Psychoanalysis and Children's Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675821
eISBN:
9781452947709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675821.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the characteristic of picturebook psychology, which represents and textualizes child play, focusing on author-illustrator Maurice Sendak. Picturebook psychology began with ... More


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