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Introduction: Think About It

Paul Rabinow

in The Accompaniment: Assembling the Contemporary

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226701691
eISBN:
9780226701714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226701714.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This introduction discusses Nietzsche’s Untimely Observations. It examines two connected but independent terms at play in this book: the “untimely” and “observations”. The form that Nietzsche gave to ... More


Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face: Scripture, Ritual, and Iconographic Exchange in Medieval China

Christine Mollier

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831691
eISBN:
9780824868765
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831691.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book reveals previously unexplored dimensions of the interaction between Buddhism and Taoism in medieval China. While scholars of Chinese religions have long recognized the mutual influences ... More


Critique of Journalistic Reason: Philosophy and the Time of the Newspaper

Tom Vandeputte

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780823290260
eISBN:
9780823297122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823290260.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book examines an encounter recurring throughout the modern philosophical tradition: that between philosophy and journalism. It focuses on the images of reporters and newspaper readers, ... More


Epilogue

Lindon Barrett (ed.)

in Racial Blackness and the Discontinuity of Western Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038006
eISBN:
9780252095290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038006.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This concluding chapter likewise contains a eulogy from the other editors of this book, as well as a commentary on the publication history of Barrett's posthumous manuscript. Through discussing the ... More


Late Styles

Scott Burnham

in Rethinking Schumann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393859
eISBN:
9780199894406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393859.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The title and content of this chapter are by way of tribute to John Daverio's striking sense of Robert Schumann's various “late styles,” but should function also as an invitation to consider the ... More


Deleuze's Untimely: Uses and Abuses in the Appropriation of Nietzsche

Jeffrey A. Bell and Claire Colebrook (eds)

in Deleuze and History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748636082
eISBN:
9780748671748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636082.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the expression of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche's untimely within a Deleuzian philosophy of history. Gilles Deleuze's use of the untimely appeared to be not only a departure but a ... More


Nietzsche Against the Egalitarian Sublime

James Williams

in The Egalitarian Sublime: A Process Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474439114
eISBN:
9781474476942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439114.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter responds to the challenge presented by Nietzsche against the egalitarian sublime. The approach is through the effects of definitions of the sublime, with reference to Burke. The chapter ... More


George Moore’s Untimely Bildung

Mary L. Mullen

in Novel Institutions: Anachronism, Irish Novels and Nineteenth-Century Realism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474453240
eISBN:
9781474477116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474453240.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Writing at the end of the nineteenth century, George Moore’s realist experiments both consolidated a realist movement in England and actively challenged institutions like circulating libraries that ... More


Trophies, Relics, and Props: The Life Histories of Objects

Philip Schwyzer

in Shakespeare and the Remains of Richard III

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199676101
eISBN:
9780191762840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676101.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter charts the early modern afterlives of a range of objects associated with the reign and person of Richard III. While some of these things survived because they remained useful in the ... More


The Torrid Zone

Perry Gauci

in William Beckford: First Prime Minister of the London Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300166750
eISBN:
9780300195163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300166750.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter discusses the untimely death of Colonel Peter Beckford, a celebrated architect of Britain's eighteenth-century empire, and how his last moments on the Kings Parade in Spanish Town, ... More


Idolatry of Facts: Nietzsche

Tom Vandeputte

in Critique of Journalistic Reason: Philosophy and the Time of the Newspaper

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780823290260
eISBN:
9780823297122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823290260.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

“What is precisely most valuable about philosophy,” Nietzsche writes in one of his early notebooks, “is to constantly teach the counter-doctrine to everything journalistic (die Gegenlehre alles ... More


The Untimely and the Messianic

Mark Currie

in The Unexpected: Narrative Temporality and the Philosophy of Surprise

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748676293
eISBN:
9780748684465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676293.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter demonstrates the structural connection between ideas of the unexpected and ideas of the future perfect in political philosophy, especially in the writing of Elizabeth Grosz and Derrida. ... More


Wordsworth, Dante, and British Romantic Identity

Joseph Luzzi

in Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123555
eISBN:
9780300151787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123555.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter describes Wordsworth's lashing out against Dante through an untimely opinion on the Commedia, which has become symbolic of his characteristic antipathy for any literary trend. In ... More


Untimely Futures

Tarek Elhaik

in The Incurable-Image: Curating Post-Mexican Film and Media Arts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474403351
eISBN:
9781474418508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403351.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter speculates on the future of contemporary anthropological ‘installations’ by reappropriating the very term ‘installation’ beyond its traditional home in the art world. Such ... More


Introduction: Democracy’s Progress

Gregory Laski

in Untimely Democracy: The Politics of Progress After Slavery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190642792
eISBN:
9780190642815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642792.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, African-American Literature

This introductory chapter outlines the conceptual, historical, and literary stakes of the book’s examination of the place of progress in definitions of democracy. The chapter opens with a reading of ... More


Teaching History (An Enemy of the People)

Kristin Gjesdal

in The Drama of History: Ibsen, Hegel, Nietzsche

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190070762
eISBN:
9780190070793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190070762.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

“Teaching History” turns to An Enemy of the People, a play that brings to life the tension between a sole truth-teller and his community. It shows that this tension is only resolved in the main ... More


History and Existence (Hedda Gabler)

Kristin Gjesdal

in The Drama of History: Ibsen, Hegel, Nietzsche

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190070762
eISBN:
9780190070793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190070762.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

“History and Existence” investigates Ibsen’s presentation of history and historians in Hedda Gabler. It shows how Ibsen, in a Nietzschean spirit, scrutinizes the disconnect between the past and the ... More


I Have no Future

Galen Strawson

in The Subject of Experience

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198777885
eISBN:
9780191823350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777885.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that human beings are not entities of such a kind that they can be deprived of anything by death. They can’t be rightly said to be deprived of anything if they don’t live as long ... More


Victimology or: How to Deal with Untimely Death

Fritz Graf

in Daughters of Hecate: Women and Magic in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780195342703
eISBN:
9780199387748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342703.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines a class of tomb inscriptions that respond to the untimely death of a loved one by invoking divine vengeance upon an unknown magical assailant. This type of grave inscription ... More


Ibsen on History and Life: in a Nietzschean Light

Kristin Gjesdal

in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190467876
eISBN:
9780190467913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190467876.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Henrik Ibsen’s dramatic oeuvre opens with a handful of historical plays, located in ancient Rome as well as a grand, almost mythological past in Norway. Hedda Gabler, however, presents us with an ... More


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