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The Middle Included

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Book Series: Rereading Ancient Philosophy ISBN: 9780810134010  9780810134027 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_628782 Language: English
Publisher: Northwestern University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100717
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The Middle Included is a systematic exploration of the meanings of logos throughout Aristotle’s work. It claims that the basic meaning is “gathering,” a relation that holds its terms together without isolating them or collapsing one to the other. This meaning also applies to logos in the sense of human language. Aristotle describes how some animals are capable of understanding non-firsthand experience without being able to relay it, while others relay it without understanding. Aygün argues that what distinguishes human language, for Aristotle, is its ability to both understand and relay firsthand and non-firsthand experiences. This ability is key to understanding the human condition: science, history, news media, propaganda, gossip, utopian fiction, and sophistry, as well as philosophy. Ömer Aygün finds Aristotle’s name for this peculiar but crucial human ability of “gathering” both experiences is logos, and this leads to a claim about the specificity of human rationality and language.

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Architects of Buddhist Leisure

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Book Series: Contemporary Buddhism ISBN: 9780824865986 9780824874407 9780824879754 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_626388 Language: English
Publisher: University of Hawai'i / Hawai‘i Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100419
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Buddhism, often described as an austere religion that condemns desire, promotes denial, and idealizes the contemplative life, actually has a thriving leisure culture in Asia. Justin McDaniel looks at the growth of Asia’s culture of Buddhist leisure through a study of architects responsible for monuments, museums, amusement parks, and other sites. In conversation with noted theorists of material and visual culture and anthropologists of art, McDaniel argues that such sites highlight the importance of public, leisure, and spectacle culture from a Buddhist perspective and illustrate how “secular” and “religious,” “public” and “private,” are in many ways false binaries. Provocative and theoretically innovative, Architects of Buddhist Leisure challenges current methodological approaches in religious studies and speaks to a broad audience interested in modern art, architecture, religion, anthropology, and material culture.

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Essential Vulnerabilities

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Book Series: Rereading Ancient Philosophy ISBN: 9780810129948 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Northwestern University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101386
Subject: Philosophy
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In Essential Vulnerabilities, Deborah Achtenberg contests Emmanuel Levinas’s idea that Plato is a philosopher of freedom for whom thought is a return to the self. Instead, Plato, like Levinas, is a philosopher of the other. Nonetheless, Achtenberg argues, Plato and Levinas are different. Though they share the view that human beings are essentially vulnerable and essentially in relation to others, they conceive human vulnerability and responsiveness differently. For Plato, when we see beautiful others, we are overwhelmed by the beauty of what is, by the vision of eternal form. For Levinas, we are disrupted by the newness, foreignness, or singularity of the other. The other, for him, is new or foreign, not eternal. The other is unknowable singularity. By showing these similarities and differences, Achtenberg resituates Plato in relation to Levinas and opens up two contrasting ways that self is essentially in relation to others.

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Philosophy in a Meaningless Life

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ISBN: 9781474247702 9781350017511 9781474247672 9781474247689 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101120
Subject: Philosophy
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Provides an account of the nature of philosophy which is rooted in the question of the meaning of life. It makes a powerful and vivid case for believing that this question is neither obscure nor obsolete, but reflects a quintessentially human concern to which other traditional philosophical problems can be readily related; allowing them to be reconnected with natural interest, and providing a diagnosis of the typical lines of opposition across philosophy's debates. James Tartaglia looks at the various ways philosophers have tried to avoid the conclusion that life is meaningless, and in the process have distanced philosophy from the concept of transcendence.

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Philosophy --- Philosophy

Antígona: a eterna sedução da filha de Édipo

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Book Series: Mito e (Re)escrita ISBN: 9789892611105 Year: Pages: 360 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1111-2 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
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This volume includes several texts about the myth of Antigone, its classical expression and modern and contemporary reception, in different cultural contexts (Portugal, Brazil, Spain, France and Italy).

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Literature --- philosophy --- theatre

Quantum Anthropology: Man, Cultures, and Groups in a Quantum Perspective

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ISBN: 9788024634708/9788024635262 Year: Pages: 192 Language: eng
Publisher: Karolinum Press
Subject: Anthropology
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Monografie prezentuje novou teoretickou perspektivu sociokulturní antropologie, která navazuje na aktuální zahraniční práce v tomto oboru. Kvantová antropologie opouští chápání člověka v pojetí klasické fyziky a hledá naopak ukotvení, které nabízí současná kvantová filozofie a teorie kvantové mechaniky. Z této perspektivy, a s odkazem na současný ontologický obrat v antropologii, reinterpretují autoři chápání kultury, sociálních skupin, jazyka, dekonstrukce, symbolů, mýtů či rituálů. Pozornost je věnována také podstatě percepční zkušenosti, prožívání, kolektivnímu vědomí a emocím.The book offers a fresh look on man, cultures, and societies built on the current advances in the fields of quantum mechanics, quantum philosophy, and quantum consciousness. The authors have developed an inspiring theoretical framework transcending the boundaries of particular disciplines in social sciences and the humanities. Quantum anthropology is a perspective, studying man, culture, and humanity while taking into account the quantum nature of our reality. This framework redefines current anthropological theory in a new light, and provides an interdisciplinary overlap reaching to psychology, sociology, and consciousness studies.

Macht und Gewalt im Widerstreit

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Book Series: Schwabe reflexe ISBN: 9783796535611 Year: Pages: 201 DOI: 10.24894/978-3-7965-3561-1 Language: German
Publisher: Schwabe Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Philosophy
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This volume reconstructs Arendt’s understanding of power and violence clearly and in detail. The author discusses the implications of Arendt's conception of power and violence for a political theory of democratic practice.&#xD;

Refugees and the Ethics of Forced Displacement

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ISBN: 9780415712613 9781315883854 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102662
Subject: Philosophy
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This book is a philosophical analysis of the ethical treatment of refugees and stateless people, a group of people who, though extremely important politically, have been greatly under theorized philosophically. The limited philosophical discussion of refugees by philosophers focuses narrowly on the question of whether or not we, as members of Western states, have moral obligations to admit refugees into our countries. This book reframes this debate and shows why it is important to think ethically about people who will never be resettled and who live for prolonged periods outside of all political communities. Parekh shows why philosophers ought to be concerned with ethical norms that will help stateless people mitigate the harms of statelessness even while they remain formally excluded from states.

Muße und Erzählen: ein poetologischer Zusammenhang

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ISBN: 9783161543821 9783161543838 Year: DOI: 10.1628/978-3-16-154383-8 Language: German
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103617
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Gibt es einen poetologischen Zusammenhang zwischen Muße und Erzählen? Thomas Klinkert untersucht dies anhand literarischer Texte in italienischer, französischer, spanischer und deutscher Sprache vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart und zeigt, wie in diesen Werken das Erzählen aus Situationen der Muße heraus entfaltet und reflektiert wird.

Die Raumzeitlichkeit der Muße

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ISBN: 9783161546891 9783161547515 Year: DOI: 10.1628/978-3-16-154751-5 Language: German
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103616
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Die Beiträge dieses Bandes erkunden das Phänomen der Muße in seiner Räumlichkeit und in seinem Verhältnis zur Zeit. Die Untersuchungen widmen sich philosophischer Reflexion sowie literatur- und kunsthistorischer Betrachtung, mit Schwerpunkten in der Renaissance, im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert, in der Moderne und in der Gegenwart.

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