Tragic Beauty

Tragic Beauty
Author: Deborah Paul
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2006-04-01
ISBN: 1411696972
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tragic Beauty Book Excerpt:

The 1914 memoirs of Evelyn Nesbit, the beautiful chorus girl and model whose association with architect Stanford White would later lead to his sensational murder at Madison Square Garden. In June 1906, Pittsburgh playboy Harry K. Thaw shot and murdered Stanford White, one of America's most famous architects, over a deadly dispute involving White's seduction of Thaw's wife, Evelyn Nesbit. Known as "the girl on the red velvet swing," Evelyn earned this moniker when she described swinging naked on a red velvet swing in Stanford White's New York studio apartment. Stanford White had supposedly drugged and raped the sixteen-year-old Evelyn in the autumn of 1901. The scandal rocked the nation with its lurid details of sex, power, drugs, and insanity. The newspapers and tabloids had a field day with the story and labeled the murder "The Crime of the Century."

Tragic Beauty

Tragic Beauty
Author: Ricky Jones Jr.
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2014-04-22
ISBN: 1496902394
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tragic Beauty Book Excerpt:

Tragic Beauty is a book about the beautiful journey of a broken heart. I have seen so many things that have brought me to many tears. But I have also experienced moments that have uplifted my heart into the heaven of God. Emotions run through my heart like a river,expressing myself to the world and revealing the beauty within myself.

Tragic Beauty in Whitehead and Japanese Aesthetics

Tragic Beauty in Whitehead and Japanese Aesthetics
Author: Steve Odin
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2016-05-19
ISBN: 1498514782
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tragic Beauty in Whitehead and Japanese Aesthetics Book Excerpt:

This book examines Whitehead’s process aesthetics focusing the penumbral beauty of darkness and the tragic beauty of perishability, while establishing parallels with the Japanese sense of evanescent beauty. It clarifies how both traditions develop a religio-aesthetic vision of tragic beauty and its reconciliation in the supreme ecstasy of peace.

The Portal of Beauty

The Portal of Beauty
Author: Bruno Forte,David Glenday,Paul McPartlan
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 121
Release: 2008-10-29
ISBN: 0802832806
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Portal of Beauty Book Excerpt:

A famous Italian theologian's eloquent reflections on beauty and God. / "Beauty is an event: it happens when the Whole, the All, offers itself to us in the fragment, when the Infinite makes itself little." This is how Bruno Forte describes the long-held Christian tradition that sees God as the source of all beauty. In The Portal of Beauty Forte examines the deep, though not always obvious, contribution of theological thought from the minds of such luminaries as Augustine, Aquinas, Kierkegaard, Dostoevsky, Balthasar, and Evdokimov to our understanding and experience of beauty. / The Portal of Beauty is an erudite, moving, and deeply-felt study by the most famous Italian theologian in Italy on the nature of beauty and how it can lead us to a greater understanding of and communion with the divine.

Deep Religious Pluralism

Deep Religious Pluralism
Author: David Ray Griffin
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN: 9780664229146
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deep Religious Pluralism Book Excerpt:

A groundbreaking scholarly work, Deep Religious Pluralism is based on the conviction that the philosophy articulated by Alfred North Whitehead encourages not only religious diversity but deep religious pluralism. Arising from a 2003 Center for Process Studies conference at Claremont Graduate University, this book offers an alternative to the version of religious pluralism that has dominated the recent discussion, especially among Christian thinkers in the West, which has evoked a growing call to reject pluralism as such. Renowned contributors of a diversity of faiths include: Steve Odin, John Shunji Yakota, Sandra B. Lubarsky, Jeffery D. Long, Mustafa Ruzgar, Christopher Ives, Michael Lodahl, Chung-ying Cheng, Wang Shik Jang, and John B. Cobb Jr.

Beauty in Science and Spirit

Beauty in Science and Spirit
Author: Paul H. Carr
Publsiher: Beech River Books
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0977651479
Category: Aesthetics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beauty in Science and Spirit Book Excerpt:

Encountering Cruelty The Fracture of the Human Heart

Encountering Cruelty  The Fracture of the Human Heart
Author: Michael R. Trice
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2011-04-21
ISBN: 9004205594
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encountering Cruelty The Fracture of the Human Heart Book Excerpt:

Drawing on Nietzsche's challenge to the western tradition, this book is a theological exploration of cruelty in its personal, communal and institutional encounters in human life. Cruelty undermines care, trust, respect and justice, and its study opens a window into the theological possibility of reconciliation today.

Process Philosophy and Political Ideology

Process Philosophy and Political Ideology
Author: Randall C. Morris
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 289
Release: 1991-01-22
ISBN: 9780791404164
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Process Philosophy and Political Ideology Book Excerpt:

This book fills a significant gap in current process scholarship by providing a detailed exposition of Whitehead’s and Hartshorne’s social and political writings, reconstructing their ideological commitments in depth, and placing them in their historical context. It focuses on four areas of inquiry: the individual and society; the ideals of freedom, equality, and democracy; the use of coercive force within and between societies; and the theory of social progress. As each feature of their political though is examined, Morris shows how Whitehead’s and Hartshorne’s political commitments are reflected in their metaphysical principles.

Rethinking Tragedy

Rethinking Tragedy
Author: Rita Felski
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2008-02-11
ISBN: 9780801887390
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Tragedy Book Excerpt:

This groundbreaking collection provokes a major reassessment of the significance of tragedy and the tragic in late modernity. A distinguished group of scholars and theorists extends the discussion of tragedy beyond its usual parameters to include film, popular culture, and contemporary politics. Seven new essays—as well as eight essays originally published in a New Literary History special issue on tragedy—address important, previously neglected areas of tragedy and postcolonial criticism. The new material explores the tragic dimensions of popular culture, the relationship between tragedy and pity, and feminism's avoidance of the tragic, and includes an incisive history of tragic theory. Classic and cutting-edge, this collection offers a provocative, accessible, and comprehensive treatment of tragedy and tragic theory. Contributors: Elisabeth Bronfen, University of Zurich; Stanley Corngold, Princeton University; Simon Critchley, University of Essex; Joshua Foa Dienstag, University of California, Los Angeles; Wai Chee Dimock, Yale University; Page duBois, University of California, San Diego; Terry Eagleton, University of Manchester; Rita Felski, University of Virginia; Simon Goldhill, Cambridge University; Heather K. Love, University of Pennsylvania; Michel Maffesoli, University of Paris (V); Martha C. Nussbaum, University of Chicago; Timothy J. Reiss, New York University; Kathleen M. Sands, University of Massachusetts, Boston; David Scott, Columbia University; George Steiner, University of Geneva; Olga Taxidou, University of Edinburgh

Mishima Aesthetic Terrorist

Mishima  Aesthetic Terrorist
Author: Andrew Rankin
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2018-09-30
ISBN: 0824876415
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mishima Aesthetic Terrorist Book Excerpt:

Half a century after his shocking samurai-style suicide, Yukio Mishima (1925–1970) remains a deeply controversial figure. Though his writings and life-story continue to fascinate readers around the world, Mishima has often been scorned by scholars, who view him as a frivolous figure whose work expresses little more than his own morbid personality. In Mishima, Aesthetic Terrorist, Andrew Rankin sets out to challenge this perception by demonstrating the intelligence and seriousness of Mishima’s work and thought. Each chapter of the book examines one of the central ideas that Mishima develops in his writings: life as art, beauty as evil, culture as myth, eroticism as transgression, the artist as tragic hero, narcissism as the death drive. Along with fresh readings of major works of fiction such as The Temple of the Golden Pavilion and “Patriotism,” the book introduces less familiar works in different genres. Special prominence is given to Mishima’s essays, which contain some of his most brilliant writing. Mishima is concerned with such problems as the loss of certainties and absolute values that characterizes modernity, and the decline of strong identities in a world of increasing uniformity and globalization. In his cultural criticism Mishima makes an impassioned defense of free speech, and he rails against all forms of authoritarianism and censorship. Rankin reads Mishima’s artistic project, up to and including his spectacular death, as a single, sustained lyric, an aggressive piece of performance art unfolding in multiple media. For all his rebellious energies, Mishima’s work is suffused with a sense of ending—the end of art, the end of eroticism, the end of culture, the end of the world—and it is governed by a decadent aestheticism which holds that beautiful things radiate their most intense beauty on the cusp of their destruction. Erudite and authoritative, yet written in clear, accessible prose, Mishima, Aesthetic Terrorist is essential reading for all those who seek a deeper understanding of this radical and provocative figure.

Spirit and the Obligation of Social Flesh

Spirit and the Obligation of Social Flesh
Author: Sharon V. Betcher
Publsiher: Fordham Univ Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN: 0823253929
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spirit and the Obligation of Social Flesh Book Excerpt:

Drawing on philosophical reflection, spiritual and religious values, and somatic practice, Spirit and the Obligation of Social Flesh offers guidance for moving amidst the affective dynamics that animate the streets of the global cities now amassing around our planet. Here theology turns decidedly secular. In urban medieval Europe, seculars were uncloistered persons who carried their spiritual passion and sense of an obligated life into daily circumambulations of the city. Seculars lived in the city, on behalf of the city, but—contrary to the new profit economy of the time—with a different locus of value: spirit. Betcher argues that for seculars today the possibility of a devoted life, the practice of felicity in history, still remains. Spirit now names a necessary “prosthesis,” a locus for regenerating the elemental commons of our interdependent flesh and thus for cultivating spacious and fearless empathy, forbearance, and generosity. Her theological poetics, though based in Christianity, are frequently in conversation with other religions resident in our postcolonial cities.

Latin American Cultural Studies A Reader

Latin American Cultural Studies  A Reader
Author: Jens Andermann,Ben Bollig,Lorraine Leu,Daniel Mosquera,Rory O'Bryen,David M. J. Wood
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2018-10-03
ISBN: 1351852515
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latin American Cultural Studies A Reader Book Excerpt:

Featuring twenty-five key essays from the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies (Traves/sia), this book surveys the most influential themes and concepts, as well as scouring some of the polemics and controversies, which have marked the field over the last quarter of a century since the Journal's foundation in 1992. Emerging at a moment of crisis of revolutionary narratives, and at the onset of neoliberal economics and emergent narcopolitics, the cultural studies impetus in Latin America was part of an attempted intellectual reconstruction of the (centre-) left in terms of civil society, and the articulation of social movements and agencies, thinking beyond the verticalist constructions from previous decades. This collection maps these developments from the now classical discussions of the ‘cultural turn’ to more recent responses to the challenges of biopolitics, affect theory, posthegemony and ecocriticism. It also addresses novel political constellations including resurgent national-popular or eco-nativist and indigenous agencies. Framed by a critical introduction from the editors, this volume is both a celebration of influential essays published over twenty five years of the Journal and a representative overview of the field in its multiple ramifications, entrenchments and exchanges.

Less Than Nothing

Less Than Nothing
Author: Slavoj Zizek
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 1056
Release: 2012-05-22
ISBN: 1844678970
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Less Than Nothing Book Excerpt:

For the last two centuries, Western philosophy has developed in the shadow of Hegel, an influence each new thinker struggles to escape. As a consequence, Hegel’s absolute idealism has become the bogeyman of philosophy, obscuring the fact that he is the defining philosopher of the historical transition to modernity, a period with which our own times share startling similarities. Today, as global capitalism comes apart at the seams, we are entering a new period of transition. In Less Than Nothing, the product of a career-long focus on the part of its author, Slavoj Žižek argues it is imperative we not simply return to Hegel but that we repeat and exceed his triumphs, overcoming his limitations by being even more Hegelian than the master himself. Such an approach not only enables Žižek to diagnose our present condition, but also to engage in a critical dialogue with key strands of contemporary thought—Heidegger, Badiou, speculative realism, quantum physics, and cognitive sciences. Modernity will begin and end with Hegel.

The Tragic Muse Annotated Includes Essay and Biography

The Tragic Muse  Annotated   Includes Essay and Biography
Author: Henry James
Publsiher: Golgotha Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-11-19
ISBN: 1610426851
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tragic Muse Annotated Includes Essay and Biography Book Excerpt:

The Tragic Muse ran serially in The Atlantic for seventeen months, from January 1889 until May of 1890. It was one of James' long works, being well over two hundred thousand words. Two stories are interwoven in the plot. The first is of Nick Dormer, who is an attractive and talented young man who wants to be an artist. His family wants him to follow in the family footsteps of politics, securing a seat in Parliament. Nick's late father had made many connections that would help him in a political career. His mother supports this ambition as the family is only of modest fortune and she feels a successful political career would help Nick's two sisters find suitable husbands.

Keynes s General Theory After Seventy Years

Keynes s General Theory After Seventy Years
Author: R. Dimand,R. Mundell,A. Vercelli
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2010-02-03
ISBN: 0230276148
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keynes s General Theory After Seventy Years Book Excerpt:

This book provides a comprehensive overview of Keynes' contributions to macroeconomics and offers an in-depth analysis of the contested legacy of The General Theory, a book that marked the emergence of modern macroeconomics from the earlier heritage of monetary theory and business cycle and analysis.

Competing Economic Theories

Competing Economic Theories
Author: Sergio Nisticò,Domenico Tosato
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2002-09-26
ISBN: 1134542747
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Competing Economic Theories Book Excerpt:

Providing a contemporary overview of the debate amongst theoretical stands in economics, this book brings together contributions from a number of eminent scholars. It covers important issues in methodology and the history of thought, as well as economic analysis. The book is structured in five parts which: focus on the relevance of the history of economic ideas for current economic analysis centre on the role of classical theory of value and distribution contrast the equilibrium approach with an out-of-equilibrium perspective offer an evaluation of the legacy of Keynes in the light of the recent development of macroeconomics is dedicated to the issue of how institutions ought to be embedded in current economic theorising. Providing up-to-date, fresh and detailed perspectives on economic theory, this book will prove invaluable for students and academics in the fields of the history of economics, and contemporary economic theory.

Sub Specie Aeternitatis

Sub Specie Aeternitatis
Author: Nikolay Alexandrovich Berdyaev
Publsiher: Vladimir Djambov
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2021-12-20
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sub Specie Aeternitatis Book Excerpt:

The philosophical foundation and defense of religion and mysticism is an important task of our era, and in defending this we must be not apologists, but free researchers and seekers. My experiences of philosophical journalism, attempts to consider the temporary sub specie aeternitatis - a feasible contribution to the philosophical defense of religious-cultural and religious-social ideas. We are accused that in such a hot and difficult time we are busy with eternity, we are interested in God, but this is the strangest and most unacceptable of all objections. Say that there is no eternity and there is no God, this is understandable and this will be an objection in essence. But let the reality of God for one second - and you will have to admit that at all times you should think about Him and look for ways to unite with Him, and especially at the moment of storm, earthquake and fire. Long live Reason and may common sense, the kingdom of darkness, the kingdom of sober, rational madness be hidden! The concept of personality, human individuality is unthinkable without freedom, as an internal definition of its nature. The creative acts of the individual are free, but it [the individual] is bound by the creative acts of other personalities and by her belonging to the world whole, therefore, at every step, the personality is faced with “necessity”, which takes the forms of oppression and enslavement 93... Therefore, the inner spiritual freedom of the human person can and should be opposed to imposed necessity, oppression, enslavement, that is, external lack of freedom. Fighting for freedom for himself and for others, an internally free person realizes his destiny in the world, puts his creative stamp on it, defends his right to be determined only by his freedom, his inner creative power, which collides with a bound and imposed world. And that unfree object, which the positivists call man, cannot oppose itself to anything, to any external oppression, to any lack of freedom, it is not able to introduce any creative and opposing principle into this bound, slave world. Only a free [man], a spiritual being, whose roots lie in the bottomless depths of being, can strive for ultimate freedom, in a position to fight for it, while an unfree piece of nature would remain in slavery until the end of time. And we are now inspired by an undefined social and state system, historically limited and in reality bourgeois, but by the inalienable rights of the individual, which constitute absolute, superclass and supra-historical benefits.

Firestorm 2034

Firestorm 2034
Author: C. J. S. Hayward
Publsiher: C.J.S. Hayward
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2008-05
ISBN: 0615202160
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Firestorm 2034 Book Excerpt:

This anthology is one volume from C.J.S. Hayward's collected works. It opens with a glimpse, if only a glimpse, of the world beyond, before moving on to a game review for real life, a story of a business traveler seeing something more than money, a well-received lecture, a rethinking of memory technique to provide a tool to work more gracefully with abstractions, a dialogue about education and profound giftedness, a story that tells of vehicles that are coveted and vehicles that are completely taken for granted, and a novella in which a medieval wayfarer comes to our near future and causes some slight chaos.

Leading Motives in the Imagery of Shakespeare s Tragedies

Leading Motives in the Imagery of Shakespeare s Tragedies
Author: Caroline Frances Eleanor Spurgeon
Publsiher: Ardent Media
Total Pages: 46
Release: 1970
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leading Motives in the Imagery of Shakespeare s Tragedies Book Excerpt:

An overview of the implications of Shakespeare's use of imagery in his writings.

The sthetic and Miscellaneous Works of Frederick Von Schlegel

The   sthetic and Miscellaneous Works of Frederick Von Schlegel
Author: Friedrich von Schlegel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 533
Release: 1875
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aesthetics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The sthetic and Miscellaneous Works of Frederick Von Schlegel Book Excerpt: