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Treanor, Brian

Works: 13 works in 78 publications in 1 language and 5,297 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BD213, 194
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Most widely held works by Brian Treanor
Aspects of alterity : Levinas, Marcel, and the contemporary debate by Brian Treanor( )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Every other is truly other, but no other is wholly other." This is the claim that Aspects of Alterity defends. Taking up the question of otherness that so fascinates contemporary continental philosophy, this book asks what it means for something or someone to be other than the self." "After a thorough assessment and critique of otherness in Levinas's and Marcel's work, including a discussion of the relationship of ethical alterity to theological assumption, Aspects of Alterity traces the transmission and development of these two conceptions of otherness. Ultimately, Aspects of Alterity makes a case for a hermeneutic account of otherness."--Jacket
Emplotting virtue : a narrative approach to environmental virtue ethics by Brian Treanor( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich hermeneutic account of the way virtue is understood and developed. Despite its ancient roots, virtue ethics has only recently been fully appreciated as a resource for environmental philosophy. Other approaches dominated by utilitarian and duty-based appeals for sacrifice and restraint have had little success in changing behavior, even to the extent that ecological concerns have been embraced. Our actions often do not align with our beliefs. Fundamental to virtue ethics is an acknowledgment that neither good ethical rules nor good intentions are effective absent the character required to bring them to fulfillment. Brian Treanor builds on recent work on virtue ethics in environmental philosophy, finding an important grounding in the narrative theory of philosophers like Paul Ricoeur and Richard Kearney. Character and ethical formation, Treanor argues, are intimately tied to our relationship with the narratives through which we view the human place in the natural world. By reframing environmental questions in terms of individual, social, and environmental narratives about flourishing, Emplotting Virtue offers a powerful vision of how we might remake our character so as to live more happily, more sustainably, and more virtuously in a diverse, beautiful, wondrous, and fragile world. Brian Treanor is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Environmental Studies at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Calif. Publisher's note
A passion for the possible : thinking with Paul Ricoeur( )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Ricoeur's entire philosophical project narrates a passion for the possible expressed in the hope that in spite of death, closure, and sedimentation, life is opened by superabundance, by how the world gives us much more than is possible. Ricoeur's philosophical anthropology is a phenomenology of human capacity, which gives onto the groundless ground of human being, namely, God. Thus the story of the capable man, beginning with original goodness held captive by a servile will and ending with the possibility of liberation and regeneration of the heart, underpins his passion for the more than possible. The essays in this volume trace the fluid movement between phenomenological and religious descriptions of the capable self that emerges across Ricoeur's oeuvre and establish points of connection for future developments that might draw inspiration from this body of thought
Being-in-creation : human responsibility in an endangered world by Bruce Ellis Benson( )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Being in Creation asks about the role of humans in the more-than-human world from the perspective of human creatureliness, a perspective that accepts as a given human finitude and limitations, as well as responsibility toward other beings and toward the whole of which they are a part"--
Carnal hermeneutics by Richard Kearney( )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Building on a hermeneutic tradition in which accounts of carnal embodiment are overlooked, misunderstood, or underdeveloped, this work initiates a new field of study and concern. Carnal Hermeneutics provides a philosophical approach to the body as interpretation. Transcending the traditional dualism of rational understanding and embodied sensibility, the volume argues that our most carnal sensations are already interpretations. Because interpretation truly goes "all the way down," carnal hermeneutics rejects the opposition of language to sensibility, word to flesh, text to body. In this volume, an impressive array of today's preeminent philosophers seek to interpret the surplus of meaning that arises from our carnal embodiment, its role in our experience and understanding, and its engagement with the wider world"--
The Politics of Survival : Peirce, Affectivity, and Social Criticism( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting nature : the emerging field of environmental hermeneutics by Forrest Clingerman( )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern environmentalism has come to realize that many of its key concerns ""wilderness"" and ""nature"" among them are contested territory, viewed differently by different people. Understanding nature requires science and ecology, to be sure, but it also requires a sensitivity tom, history, culture, and narrative. Thus, understanding nature is a fundamentally hermeneutic task
Philosophy in the American West : a geography of thought( Book )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philosophy in the American West explores what it means to think philosophically in, and from, "the West". The chapters explore the physical, ecological, cultural, and narrative environments associated with the western United States, reflecting on the relationship between people and the places that sustain them. That there might be something significant about the west has long been recognized. From Crèvecoeur's early observations in Letters from an American Farmer (1782), to Thoreau's reflections in Walden (1854), to twentieth-century reflections on the legacy of a vanishing frontier, "the West" has played a pivotal role in the American narrative and in the American sense of self. But while the nature of "westernness" has been touched on by historians, sociologists, and, especially, novelists and poets, this collection represents the first attempt to think philosophically about the nature of the west and its influence on us. The contributors take up thinkers which have been associated with Continental Philosophy and pair them with writers, poets, and artists of the west. And while this collection seeks to loosen the cords that tie philosophy to Europe, the traditions of "continental" philosophy-phenomenology, hermeneutics, deconstruction, and others-offer particularly deep resources for thinking through the particularity of place. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Philosophy, as well as those working in Ecocriticism and the Envrionmental Humanities more broadly"--
Toward a phenomenology of obligation by Brian Treanor( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paradox of justice and love : Emmanuel Levinas and Gabriel Marcel on the nature of otherness by Brian Treanor( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A passion for the possible: thinking with Paul Ricoeur by Brian Treanor( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Emplotting Virtue: A Narrative Approach to Environmental Virtue Ethics (SUNY Series in Environmental Philosophy and Ethics) by Brian Treanor( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Making a bad situation worse : the British Army and Irish Nationalism, 1968-1970 by Brian Treanor( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis argues that confrontation between the nationalist community and British troops in Northern Ireland was virtually inevitable, despite the celebrated "honeymoon period" that followed the deployment of troops in August 1969. The thesis will show that the army's attitudes, experience and culture led it to move rapidly from a neutral, "peacekeeping" posture to counter-insurgency operations before an insurgency had begun. It will also show that the deployment itself was the culmination of a series of ill-conceived and usually counterproductive decisions by British governments torn between a deeply-ingrained fear of becoming involved in Irish conflicts and a belief that Irish problems could be solved by exporting British norms and institutions. Such poor decisions continued after the deployment and helped to create a vacuum that the army filled with a strategy derived from its own recent experiences of colonial policing operations. The settlement of 1921-22 led British authorities to believe that the Irish question had been permanently removed from British politics. However Britain's abdication of its constitutional responsibilities for Northern Ireland allowed the Unionist government to institutionalise sectarian discrimination while limiting the Westminster government's options for future intervention. When the province erupted into violence in 1968 Britain continued to hope that the problem could be resolved without British intervention. But when the Stormont government coercion against nationalist protest led to endemic sectarian violence, the British government found it had no choice but to send in the army. While this British army was experienced at using force to restore order in colonial conflicts it was utterly unsuited to aid the civil power within the United Kingdom. Moreover, key elements of the army nursed a latent hostility to any manifestation of Irish nationalism. The result was that early attempts at maintaining good relations with the nationalist community in Belfast did not last, and because of its confrontational approach the army quickly became associated with the despised Unionist government. This process culminated in July 1970 when the newly-elected Conservative government gave the army its head, allowing it to instigate a counter-insurgency campaign before any insurgency existed
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Aspects of alterity : Levinas, Marcel, and the contemporary debate
A passion for the possible : thinking with Paul Ricoeur
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