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Public Things: Democracy in Disrepair

Bonnie Honig

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823276400
eISBN:
9780823277063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276400.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

In the contemporary world of neoliberalism, efficiency is treated as the vehicle of political and economic health. State bureaucracy, but not corporate bureaucracy, is seen as inefficient, and ... More


Introduction: Thinging Out Loud

Bonnie Honig

in Public Things: Democracy in Disrepair

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823276400
eISBN:
9780823277063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276400.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book examines democratic theory in the context of object relations and asks whether democracy might be constitutively dependent on public things. Drawing on D. W. Winnicott's object-relations ... More


Playing and Reality: The Constructive Powers of Illusion in Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship

Dorothea von Mücke

in Goethe's Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Philosophy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190859268
eISBN:
9780190859299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859268.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Analyzing Wilhelm’s love affair with the theater and the beautiful soul’s particular kind of piety, this article shows how Goethe’s novel supports a growing person’s narcissistic infatuations and ... More


Responding Emotionally to Fiction: A Spinozist Approach

Susan James

in Spinoza on Learning to Live Together

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198713074
eISBN:
9780191781438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198713074.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Contemporary analytical philosophers ask why we respond emotionally to characters we believe to be fictional. Why, for example, do we grieve for Anna Karenina? To understand this problem it is ... More


Miraculous Images

Frank Graziano

in Miraculous Images and Votive Offerings in Mexico

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199790869
eISBN:
9780190279257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790869.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The chapter begins with analysis of the ambiguity and attributes of miraculous images, including their similarities to relics and Byzantine icons, and treats image attributes including aliveness, ... More


Looking Small and Made to Go: The Atlas and the Rise of the Cartographic Vade Mecum

Martin Brückner

in Social Life of Maps in America, 1750-1860

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469632605
eISBN:
9781469632612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632605.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows that the vast majority of maps entered the lives of Americans in the closed format of books or booklike objects. Folded or glued into bindings of different sizes, mapmakers ... More


Ritualization

Michael Jackson

in How Lifeworlds Work: Emotionality, Sociality, and the Ambiguity of Being

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226491820
eISBN:
9780226492018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492018.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Ritualization is an aspect of everyday human action and speech in all societies, and has its source in the ways that human beings learn to play with transitional objects, words and images in managing ... More


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