Reflections on Aesthetics, Morality, Science, and Society
Edited by Larry A. Hickman, Matthew Caleb Flamm, Krzysztof Piotr Skowroński and Jennifer A. Rea
Ampere A. Tseng
Sūtra (地藏菩薩本愿經), and the Mahayana Brahmajāla Sūtra . More details on these vegetarian pledges can be found in a study presented by Tseng (2017: 99, 100). Moreover, various vegetarian feasts are conducted at a wide range of Buddhist celebrations, dharma assemblies, and other occasions. These include
Russell C. Powell
which, if the journey is made well, will be surpassed on the endless path toward unattained but attainable selves. Hence Emerson’s moralism, which Cavell considers a species of perfectionism, “requires that we become ashamed in a particular way of ourselves, of our present stance” (1990: 16), Cavell
Cross-Cultural Comparisons between the Mughal Tomb Garden of Taj Mahal in Agra (India) and the Dry Landscape Garden of the Ryoan-Ji Zen Monastery in Kyoto (Japan)
An Analysis of Cultural and Religious Layers of Meaning in Two Cases of Classical Garden Landscape Architecture
nomads, emphasized this particular trait of the nomadic spirit and made of Nature in Islam a vast garden in which the handiwork of the invisible gardener is ever present.” The Qurʾan often calls nature a ‘book of nature’ that is to be read as full of ‘verses’ or ‘signs’ (the same word ayat ), of
Myriam Martinez-Fiestas, Luis Casado-Aranda, Jessica Alzamora-Ruiz and Francisco J. Montoro-Rios
this relationship can be bolstered if ecological messages with positive images of nature were presented to consumers less engaged with the environment. Identical results were obtained by Shuhwerk and Lefkoff-Hagius (1995). Likewise, Singhapakdi et al. (2000) and Angelidis and Ibrahim (2004) conclude
Edited by Elena Namli, Jayne Svenungsson and Alana M. Vincent
The purpose of this book is to contribute to the deeper understanding of the relationship between Jewish thought, utopia, and revolution, by taking a fresh look at its historical and religious roots. We approach the issue from several perspectives, with differences of opinion presented both in regard to what Jewish tradition is, and how to regard utopia and revolution. These notions are multifaceted, comprising aspects such as political messianism, religious renewal, Zionism, and different forms of Marxist and Anarchistic movements.
Arguments for a Postmodern Approach to Language & Text
Chapter 1 begins with a brief examination of present-day approaches to meaning, and goes on to a deconstruction of four twentieth century linguists. Chapter 2 takes as its starting point two aspects of the 20th century scientific paradigm, non-deterministic causation and relativity, and considers a number of thinkers who have worked within this paradigm. A major aim of this work is to convince students and teachers of literary theory, cultural studies and feminist theory of the validity of a linguistics of indeterminacy, so Chapter 3 focuses on an analytical approach that models indeterminacy in language, and Chapter 4 applies the model to a newspaper editorial, a Wallace Stevens' poem, and an extract from a Patrick White novel.
Rethinking Milan Kundera and the Idea of Central Europe
Edited by Leonidas Donskis
To what extent was Kundera right in assuming that, if to exist means to be present in the eyes of those we love, then Central Europe does not exist anymore, just as Western Europe as we knew it has stopped existing? What were the mental, cultural, and intellectual realities that lay beneath or behind his beautiful and graceful metaphors? Are we justified in rehabilitating political optimism at the beginning of the twenty-first century? Are we able to reconcile the divided memories of Eastern or Central Europe and Western Europe regarding what happened to the world in 1968? And where is Central Europe now?
Cultural Theory after Derrida / La théorie de la culture (d’)après Derrida
Edited by Sjef Houppermans, Rico Sneller and Peter van Zilfhout
Ce livre qui se destine à la fois aux humanités et aux études sociales tente d’explorer la signification durable de l’œuvre de Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) dans le champ de la théorie culturelle. Il rassemble un ensemble d’articles variés écrits par des chercheurs de renommée internationale provenant de différentes disciplines et traditions académiques. S’opposant par là à la majorité du flot de publications récentes sur l’œuvre de Derrida ce volume se propose d’évaluer et de repenser d’un point de vue critique les concepts clé de Derrida tenant compte de l’état actuel de la recherche en études culturelles. Centrées autour de quatre domaines majeurs (manœuvres – sociétés – images – fictions), les sections offrent une lecture créatrice et actuelle de ‘Derrida’ et des ouvertures que sa pensée permet vers une nouvelle idée de la théorie culturelle.