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The Givenness Of Things

Author : Marilynne Robinson
ISBN : 9780374714314
Genre : Literary Collections
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The spirit of our times can appear to be one of joyless urgency. As a culture we have become less interested in the exploration of the glorious mind, and more interested in creating and mastering technologies that will yield material well-being. But while cultural pessimism is always fashionable, there is still much to give us hope. In The Givenness of Things, the incomparable Marilynne Robinson delivers an impassioned critique of our contemporary society while arguing that reverence must be given to who we are and what we are: creatures of singular interest and value, despite our errors and depredations. Robinson has plumbed the depths of the human spirit in her novels, including the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning Lila and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead, and in her new essay collection she trains her incisive mind on our modern predicament and the mysteries of faith. These seventeen essays examine the ideas that have inspired and provoked one of our finest writers throughout her life. Whether she is investigating how the work of the great thinkers of the past, Calvin, Locke, Bonhoeffer--and Shakespeare--can infuse our lives, or calling attention to the rise of the self-declared elite in American religious and political life, Robinson's peerless prose and boundless humanity are on display. Exquisite and bold, The Givenness of Things is a necessary call for us to find wisdom and guidance in our cultural heritage, and to offer grace to one another.

What Are We Doing Here?

Author : Marilynne Robinson
ISBN : 9780374717780
Genre : Literary Collections
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New essays on theological, political, and contemporary themes, by the Pulitzer Prize winner Marilynne Robinson has plumbed the human spirit in her renowned novels, including Lila, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Gilead, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In this new essay collection she trains her incisive mind on our modern political climate and the mysteries of faith. Whether she is investigating how the work of great thinkers about America like Emerson and Tocqueville inform our political consciousness or discussing the way that beauty informs and disciplines daily life, Robinson’s peerless prose and boundless humanity are on full display. What Are We Doing Here? is a call for Americans to continue the tradition of those great thinkers and to remake American political and cultural life as “deeply impressed by obligation [and as] a great theater of heroic generosity, which, despite all, is sometimes palpable still.”

Discrepant Solace

Author : David James
ISBN : 9780198789758
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Consolation has always played an uncomfortable part in the literary history of loss. But in recent decades its affective meanings and ethical implications have been recast by narratives that appear at first sight to foil solace altogether. Illuminating this striking archive, Discrepant Solace considers writers who engage with consolation not as an aesthetic salve but as an enduring problematic, one that unravels at the centre of emotionally challenging works of late twentieth- and twenty-first-century fiction and life-writing. The book understands solace as a generative yet conflicted aspect of style, where microelements of diction, rhythm, and syntax capture consolation's alternating desirability and contestation. With a wide-angle lens on the contemporary scene, David James examines writers who are rarely considered in conversation, including Sonali Deraniyagala, Colson Whitehead, Cormac McCarthy, W.G. Sebald, Doris Lessing, Joan Didion, J. M. Coetzee, Marilynne Robinson, Julian Barnes, Helen Macdonald, Ian McEwan, Colm Toibin, Kazuo Ishiguro, Denise Riley, and David Grossman. These figures overturn critical suppositions about consolation's kinship with ideological complaisance, superficial mitigation, or dubious distraction, producing unsettling perceptions of solace that shape the formal and political contours of their writing. Through intimate readings of novels and memoirs that explore seemingly indescribable experiences of grief, trauma, remorse, and dread, James demonstrates how they turn consolation into a condition of expressional possibility without ever promising us relief. He also supplies vital traction to current conversations about the stakes of thinking with contemporary writing to scrutinize affirmative structures of feeling, revealing unexpected common ground between the operations of literary consolation and the urgencies of cultural critique. Discrepant Solace makes the close reading of emotion crucial to understanding the work literature does in our precarious present.

International Philosophical Quarterly

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007391464
Genre : Philosophy
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The Givenness Of Desire

Author : Randall S. Rosenberg
ISBN : 9781487500313
Genre : Desire
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In The Givenness of Desire, Randall S. Rosenberg examines the human desire for God through the lens of Lonergan's "concrete subjectivity." Rosenberg engages and integrates two major scholarly developments: the tension between Neo-Thomists and scholars of Henri de Lubac over our natural desire to see God and the theological appropriation of the mimetic theory of Ren� Girard, with an emphasis on the saints as models of desire. With Lonergan as an integrating thread, the author engages a variety of thinkers, including Hans Urs von Balthasar, Jean-Luc Marion, Ren� Girard, James Alison, Lawrence Feingold, and John Milbank, among others. The theme of concrete subjectivity helps to resist the tendency of equating too easily the natural desire for being with the natural desire for God without at the same time acknowledging the widespread distortion of desire found in the consumer culture that infects contemporary life. The Givenness of Desire investigates our paradoxical desire for God that is rooted in both the natural and supernatural.

Akten Des Siebenten Internationalen Kant Kongresses

Author : Manfred Kleinschnieder
ISBN : STANFORD:36105008601028
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Philosophical Children In Literary Situations

Author : Peter Costello
ISBN : 9781793604538
Genre : Philosophy
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Philosophical Children in Literary Situations: Toward a Phenomenology of Education argues that both phenomenology and children’s literature can assist one another in understanding the lived experience of children. Through careful readings of central figures in the phenomenological tradition, including Husserl, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty, Costello introduces both the novice and the scholar to the phenomenological method of describing community, emotion, religion, gender, and loss—experiences that are central to all humans, but especially to the developing child. When turning to literary analysis, Costello uses the phenomenological theory discussed to open up the literary texts of familiar and award-winning children’s chapter books toward new layers of interpretation, reading such novels as To Kill a Mockingbird, A Wrinkle in Time, and Charlotte’s Web to participate in ongoing conversations about childhood perception within children’s literature studies and philosophy for children. Scholars of philosophy, education, literary studies, and psychology will find this book particularly useful.

The Place Of The French Revolution In History

Author : Marvin Rountree Cox
ISBN : STANFORD:36105023093243
Genre : History
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This volume in the Problems in European Civilization series collects key essays from the historiography of the French Revolution, including positivist, Marxist, post-Marxist, and post-modern perspectives.

Hillbilly Thomist

Author : Marion Montgomery
ISBN : 0786426268
Genre : History
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"This analysis of O'Connor's works lays to rest the author's own self-deprecating description of herself as a "hillbilly" Thomist. Instead we see in O'Connor's writing a highly sophisticated mind, an in-convenience to the critics who dismiss her as anti-intellectual."--Provided by publisher.

The Hospitality Of Presence

Author : Daniel Birnbaum
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029489544
Genre : Philosophy
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Tradition And Renewal

Author : David A. Boileau
ISBN : UOM:39015034291701
Genre : Philosophy
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The Philosophy Of Edmund Husserl

Author : Dorion Cairns
ISBN : PSU:000063391848
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Author : Liliane Welch
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035708846
Genre : French poetry
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Philosophy In The Twentieth Century

Author : William Barrett
ISBN : UOM:39015011407650
Genre : Philosophy, Modern
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This World

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ISBN : UVA:X001429195
Genre : Economics
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Idealistic Studies

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ISBN : UCAL:B3920806
Genre : Idealism
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Les Bonnes Feuilles

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ISBN : UCAL:B3491035
Genre : French philology
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The Christology Of The Inarticulate

Author : Benigno P. Beltran
ISBN : UOM:39015049258786
Genre : Philippines
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American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly

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ISBN : NWU:35556039812383
Genre : Philosophy
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On To The World Of Freedom

Author : Francisco Peccorini Letona
ISBN : 0819126438
Genre : Ontology
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