Author: Berthold Madhukar ThompsonPublish On: 2015-10-30
n 1991, Berthold Madhukar Thompson was declared enlightened by a renowned Indian teacher. Yet Madhukar's search for truth was not over; he himself was not convinced that he had achieved the summit of enlightenment.
Author: Berthold Madhukar Thompson
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
n 1991, Berthold Madhukar Thompson was declared enlightened by a renowned Indian teacher. Yet Madhukar's search for truth was not over; he himself was not convinced that he had achieved the summit of enlightenment. The Odyssey of Enlightenment chronicles the burning quest of a man already acknowledged to be enlightened, as he searches for--and ruthlessly questions--a total of 12 other teachers others who are widely recognized as enlightened. Spurred on by an unquenchable yearning for truth, Thompson's odyssey takes him to remote parts of India where he engages in dialogues of a quality and depth rarely found in the annals of religion. A chronicle of the author’s burning quest for truth, as he tirelessly questions a total of 12 spiritual teachers, including Osho, U.G. Krishnamurthi, Ramesh S. Balsekar, Papaji, Gangolli, Kiran and Andrew Cohen, amongst others. Contemplative dialogue of an unparalleled quality and depth.
Horkheimer and Adorno juxtapose past and present, myth and enlightenment, by
reading Homer's Odyssey as a disposition of modernity and the most recent
historical developments as a return to archaic barbarism. The authors of Dialectic
Author: Christopher Rocco
Publisher: University of California Press
This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1997.
That "seed" was evident as early as Homer's epics, particularly in the
instrumental reason wielded against nature by Odysseus. Enlightenment thought,
though preferable to Horkheimer and Adorno than "mythic" thought, finally cannot
Author: Patrick J. Deneen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Political Science
This important book offers readers original insights into The Odyssey, and it provides a new understanding of the classic works of Plato, Rousseau, Vico, Horkheimer, and Adorno.
The eight essays in this volume explore Köhler’s iridescent poem cycle from a variety of different angles: its context in contemporary German refigurations of the classical; its engagement with Homer and the classical tradition; its ...
Author: Georgina Paul
Category: Literary Criticism
In her 2007 poem cycle Niemands Frau, Barbara Köhler returns to Homer’s Odyssey, not to retell it, but to take up some of the threads it has woven into the cultural tradition of the West – and to unravel them, just as Penelope, the wife of the hero who called himself Nobody, unravelled each night the web she re-wove by day. Köhler’s return to the Odyssey takes place under the sign of a grammatical shift, from ‘er’ to ‘sie’, from the singular hero to a plurality of female voices – Nausicaa, Circe, Calypso, Ino Leucothea, Helen and Penelope herself – with implications for thinking about identity, power and knowledge, about gender and relationality, but also about the corporeality and multivocality which underlies the ‘virtual reality’ of the printed text. The eight essays in this volume explore Köhler’s iridescent poem cycle from a variety of different angles: its context in contemporary German refigurations of the classical; its engagement with Homer and the classical tradition; its contribution to feminist philosophy of the subject and a female ‘dialectic of enlightenment’; its incorporation of the voices of poetic predecessors; and the surprising alliance it uncovers between poetry and quantum theory.
Yet it is a mistake to treat the Iliad and the Odyssey as history ; they are
magnificent blendings of legends , myth , and a little authentic tradition . The Iliad
recounts an expedition of Mycenaeans , whom Homer called Achaeans , to
besiege the ...
On the other hand , when enlightenment posits itself as the absolute other of myth
, it enthrones itself as a new myth . ... As it does so , it recalls Sophocles ' play and
that other civilizing hero , Oedipus : on one level the Odyssey is about the ...
Author: International Congress on the EnlightenmentPublish On: 1992
International Congress on the Enlightenment. Islands , to Swift ' s floating island
in Gulliver ' s travels ( 1719 ) , the list of islands which were strategic points not
only in geo - political games , but also in cultural resources , is very long .
Author: International Congress on the Enlightenment
In order to convey this Fielding follows the action of the Odyssey which was
certainly more appropriate for his purposes than that of the Iliad . Bossu
describes the ' action ' as follows : Aristotle not only says that the epic action
should be one ...
Book XII of the Odyssey tells of the encounter with the Sirens . Their allurement is
that of losing oneself in the past . But the hero to whom the temptation is offered
has reached maturity through suffering . Throughout the many mortal perils he ...
Author: Ryan Patrick Hanley
More than any earlier period of European intellectual history, the age of Enlightenment infused the republic of letters with social and political significance; this long-awaited new collection from Routledge brings together in five volumes the very best scholarship on the period and its legacy. It also incorporates historical and critical essays addressed to the Enlightenment' s alleged responsibility for institutions or policies prevalent in the twentieth century, including economic globalization and the Holocaust.
Both his theory and his practice the suggest that he intended to create in the
poem a predominant sense сал of the ridiculous by " using a vast force to lift a
feather " ( " Postscript to the Odyssey , " Literary Criticism of Alexander Pope , ed .
The Concept of Enlightenment . " Dialectic of Enlightenment . Trans . John
Cumming . New York : Continuum 1988 . 3 - 42 . - - - . " Excurs I : Odysseus or
Myth and Enlightenment . " Dialectic of Enlightenment 43 - 80 . Jung , Carl Gustav
The only Venetian edition of Homer that appeared shortly before 1807 is the Niad
and the Odyssey in four volumes published in 1803 by the printing house of
Nikolaos Glykis . They comprised the Homeric text and the ' scholia attributed to ...
Author: Paschalis Kitromilides
This is an exploration of the political ideas and pre-Greek revolutionary social and cultural reforms instigated by the Greek englightenment figure, Adamantios Korais.
Made up of collections of stories , myths and philosophies pieced together , the
film offers an inverse reflection of Adorno and Horkheimer's “ Excursus I : Odysseus of Myth and Enlightenment ” in Dialectic of Enlightenment . It is in the
This is a story of a man's search for his heritage.
Author: Mark Tidey
This is a story of a man's search for his heritage. Discovering after his father's death that his grandparents were not who he had thought they were, Oliver Martin, an investigative journalist by profession, sets out on an odyssey to discover the truth. His journey leads him to far off places and takes him way out of his comfort zone in his quest. The surprising revelations continue throughout the book as he encounters interesting characters who assist in his search. The book intermittantly goes back in time as we learn more about the history of his grandparents and their brief, passionate relationship under excruciatingly difficult circumstances in the height of major conflict in World War 2.The book's title has a double meaning reflecting, firstly, the final denouement when Oliver uncovers the real truth despite heading up many blind alleys on the way and, secondly, it also is a description of the change in Oliver that the search brings about. Up till this point in his life he had lived in a bubble; obsessed with his work to the detriment of any sort of social or emotional involvement.During his search he meets the woman who begins to change his approach to life and opens up other possibilities for his future.The book contains many twists and turns along the way and, just as Oliver believes the mystery has been solved, fresh information comes to hand that turns his theory upside down.Overall, the book could be described as a historical mystery with a hint of romance and an element of comedy, mainly supplied by Andreas, a newly acquired friend who uses his local knowledge to aid and abet and sometimes hinder Oliver's progress.It is, ultimately, a "feel good" read interspersed with moments of sadness and regret.
of the enlightened life — a project that entails first , an anthropological
investigation of various cultures and second , a theological ... Horkheimer and
Adorno treat Odysseus and Homer as the first to set the dialectic of enlightenment
in motion .
498-99 : The Tempter is part of Odysseus himself , and now merges with him
once more . 639-46 : Many incidents such as these ... Thus his Odyssey , that is ,
his onward journey , was suddenly enlightened . What is meant by enlightenment
... an observation celebrated in literature , two examples being the recognition of Odysseus by his dog in the Odyssey and a similar scene in the legend of Tristan
and Isolde . Jacques Derrida's essay , “ The Animal that therefore I am ( More to ...
Author: Matthew Senior
Publisher: Berg Publishers
Category: Social Science
Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2008 The period of the Enlightenment saw great changes in the way animals were seen. The codifying and categorizing impulse of the age of reason saw sharp lines drawn between different animal species and between animals and humans. In 1600, "beasts" were still seen as the foils and adversaries of human reason. By 1800, animals had become exemplars of sentiment and compassion, the new standards of truth and morals. A new age had dawned, a time when humans admired animals and sought to recover their own animality. A Cultural History of Animals in the Age of Enlightenment presents an overview of the period and continues with essays on the position of animals in contemporary symbolism, hunting, domestication, sports and entertainment, science, philosophy, and art.
ENLIGHTENMENT AND CAPITALISM The entanglement of myth , domination
and labor is preserved in one of the Homeric narratives . The first excursus of the
Dialectic of Enlightenment presents an account of Odysseus's encounter with the
Author: Gillian Howie
Publisher: Breaking Feminist Waves
Category: Social Science
In her latest book, Gillian Howie offers a bold new way to make sense of the relationship between feminist theory and capitalism. This exciting combination of existentialism, phenomenology, and critical theory delivers a proactive feminism ready to respond to the challenges presented by our thoroughly modern times.
Men of this type think philosophy ( Philosophia naturalis ) is a book , like the
Aeneid or the Odyssey . ” + The uncompromising battle cry of the natural
sciences ” has existed for a long time . Such curiosities , however , seem of little
manipulated by reason ( 37 ) . What the fascists failed to see is that “ myth is
already enlightenment , ” in that even an ancient text like Homer's Odyssey
narrates the triumph of the enlightened mind , with its creativity and guile , over
the witless ...