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Remembering Lem Winchester  [cached]
John Chowning,George Lindamood,David Arnold
Current Research in Jazz , 2010,
Abstract: The three members of the John Chowning Collegiates each recall the time they spent in 1957 in Wilmington, Delaware with vibraphonist Lem Winchester as well as the recording they made together in New York City that led to Winchester's tragically brief career as a national recording artist and performer.
Kato Takako
International Journal of English Studies (IJES) , 2005, DOI: 10.6018/ijes.5.2.47711
Abstract: Seventy years since the epoch-making discovery of the Winchester manuscript, the unique manuscript of Sir Thomas Malory's Morte Darthur, scholars have eventually recovered from the severe shock of the discovery, and have started to study the manuscript as 'a historical artefact'. The original form of the manuscript, however, is still now unwarrantedly inaccessible, considering the wealth of evidence bearing on it. In this essay, Malory scholarship before and after the discovery is ovewiewed, and a new digital edition of Winchester is proposed.
The Tragic Hero of the Classical Period  [cached]
Asuamah Adade-Yeboah,Kwaku Ahenkora,Adwoah S. Amankwah
English Language and Literature Studies , 2012, DOI: 10.5539/ells.v2n3p10
Abstract: Just as tragic heroes and heroines have been identified with different eras and cultures, the classical ideal of the tragic hero will be incomplete if the concept of tragedy is not focalized. This paper, therefore, looks at how the classical period defined and delineated its tragic hero based on the action and the plot of the play. The paper provides extracts from Sophocles’ King Oedipus as the main text and Euripides’ Iphigenia in Tauris as a supporting text to present Oedipus as the tragic hero. Textual analysis shows that the delineation of the tragic hero lies in the source or context of the tragic situation. Sophocles and Euripides’ views on the tragic hero are similar to Aristotle’s concept of “hamartia” of the classical period.
The Problem of the Priority of Existence to the Essence in Existentialist Philosophies  [PDF]
Vefa Ta?delen
Beytulhikme : An International Journal of Philosophy , 2011,
Abstract: The priority of existence is a basic principle that gives existentialist philosophy its character. Existentialist themes such as; value of human, meaning of life, freedom and responsibility, design and selection, understanding of individual and God and problem of values emerge from questioning this principle in high scales. The priority of existence, in this form, manifests the lifelike attitude towards existence and nihility, life and death. According to this, the world of human is not only a primal object of knowledge but also a world of existence with all its forms in which existence took place and experienced. In this article, what priority of existence than essence is and what results it brought out will be discussed: What does priority of existence than essence means? What does essentialist understanding represents and from which steps it has gone through? What kind of understanding of human and way of living the priority of existence than essence proposes? In the article, this and such questions will be sought for answer.
Graham Greene’s The Quiet American. A Sartrian Existentialist Critique
Gianina Daniela SABAU
Studii de Stiinta si Cultura , 2012,
Abstract: The article highlights the influence of the French existentialist philosopher Sartre on Greene. Along with the publication of his late novels, Graham Greene’ writing has been tinged with Existentialism which portrays his universe with absurd and comical stances. Therefore, we hold that the typical Greene character from his post-war writings (for example Fowler in The Quiet American) has an existentialist emotional make-up because he rejects established social and religious norms.
Husserl’s Preemptive Responses to Existentialist Critiques
Paul S MacDonald
Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology , 2001,
Abstract: Existentialist thinkers often publicly acknowledged Husserl’s phenomenology as one of their main points of departure for treatment of such themes as intentionality, comportment, transcendence, and the lifeworld. Several central elements of Husserl’s approach were adopted by the Existentialists, but equal to their gratitude were vigorous declamations of Husserl’s mistakes, dead-ends and failures. Many of the Existentialists’ criticisms of Husserl’s project are well-known and have been rehearsed in various surveys of 20th century thought, but less well-remarked are the discrepancies between their complaints about Husserl’s aborted achievements and what Husserl actually delivered. This paper attempts to uncover the accuracy of some of their assessments of Husserl’s alleged failures and mistakes, whether or not Husserl actually held the position they claim he did, and especially whether or not Husserl was himself aware of some deficiency in his thematic analysis, and thus would have been able to offer a cogent response to critique. In doing so, a good case can be made that Heidegger, for example, quietly adopted some of Husserl’s main insights without credit, slanted his picture of Husserl’s work so that his own reversals had better purchase, or overlooked evidence that Husserl had already moved beyond that position. At least on some key topics, Husserl emerges as an exceptionally self-critical philosopher who had already gained the perspective more usually associated with an Existentialist orientation. Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology, Volume 1, Edition 1 April 2001
Applying the Concept of Choice in the Nigerian Education: the Existentialist’s Perspective  [PDF]
Chidi Omordu,M.A. Oyebamiji
International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences , 2013,
Abstract: This paper attempts to explicate the importance of choice in the business of education. Using philosophical method, the paper critically analyzes the concept of choice in the existentialist’s philosophy with particular reference to some shortcomings of the school of thought. Apart from the limitations inherent in the existential concept of choice, it is the writer’s position that a system of education based on the existentialist concept of choice will make the learners realize that choice makes them the creator of their own world; bring in the learner the need for prior deliberation so as to make meaningful decisions; encourage the spirit of self-reliance; recognize the worth and dignity of the learners; enable the learners apply critical thinking rather than bow before the pronouncement of an authority amongst others.
I Am Therefore You Are: An Existentialist Perspective on Wole Soyinka’s Writings
LO Ugwuanyi
UJAH: Unizik Journal of Arts and Humanities , 2011,
Abstract: This essay sets out to account for the existential import of the writings of Wole Soyinka. It submits that the writings of Wole Soyinka define life as a void in search of meaning which man can only accomplish through the affirmation of the will to live, freedom and conquest. The work draws positions from a number of Soyinka’ s works especially those dedicated to the Ogun deity who, for Soyinka serves as a moral standard for mankind, to illustrate how the same quest for vitality and affirmation of the human essence runs through his works The work establishes the claim that Wole Soyinka’s works define life in terms of quest for the autonomy of the individual. It locates Soyinka’s existentialist conviction in the belief that only the human essence deserves unqualified allegiance for which every other item or value: culture, institution, constitution, agencies, government, etc, should be negotiated to its favour. The work then goes forward to establish how the contradictions inherent in the human reality and the desire to overcome these contradictions and authenticate the self result in such themes as freedom and justice through which we ascribe meaning to life. The work concludes by drawing an analogy between Wole Soyinka’s existentialist convictions and those of Fredrick Nietzsche the German philosopher, whose ideas stand at the root of the existentialist tradition of philosophy.
"Time-Based Paintings": Jeremy Blakes Winchester Trilogy (2001-2004)  [cached]
Teine, Sonja
COPAS : Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies , 2005,
Abstract: Sarah Winchester, heiress of the rifle fortune, felt that she was cursed by the spirits of the ones who had been killed by the Winchester rifles. She sought out spiritualists who told her to move west and build a house: The sounds of construction should ward off the ghosts. Thus in 1884 she moved to San Jose, purchased a farm house and immediately began spending her $20 million inheritance on renovating the house, with work continuing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for the next 38 years. Construction only stopped on the Winchester Mystery House upon her death in 1922, when the workers immediately stopped building. It is now a Disney-like tourist attraction with guided tours through the oddities of the 160-chamber-mansion built in victorian style.Jeremy Blake, a young american artist living in Los Angeles, was fascinated by this story and used it as the basis of one of his latest art works called The Winchester Trilogy. The essay shows how Blake created a multimedia video-sound-installation, which equally enthralls and repells its audience with amazing colors and disturbing pictures. Blake dispensed with plot, instead he put emphasis on our visual memory, which is influenced by the many cowboy-, horror- and wild west Hollywood-movies. Thus the Winchester Trilogy not only is an amazing piece of contemporary art but it is also a statement about the american myth of freedom, which has to be protected by the power of weapons.
Dean Instability in Double-Curved Channels  [PDF]
J. -D. Debus,M. Mendoza,H. J. Herrmann
Physics , 2014, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.90.053308
Abstract: We study the Dean instability in curved channels using the lattice Boltzmann model for generalized metrics. For this purpose, we first improve and validate the method by measuring the critical Dean number at the transition from laminar to vortex flow for a streamwise curved rectangular channel, obtaining very good agreement with the literature values. Taking advantage of the easy implementation of arbitrary metrics within our model, we study the fluid flow through a double-curved channel, using ellipsoidal coordinates, and study the transition to vortex flow in dependence of the two perpendicular curvature radii of the channel. We observe not only transitions to 2-cell vortex flow, but also to 4-cell and even 6-cell vortex flow, and we find that the critical Dean number at the transition to 2-cell vortex flow exhibits a minimum when the two curvature radii are approximately equal.
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