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International experts reflecting on psychoanalysis in relation to religion and morality
In this volume renowned experts in psychoanalysis reflect on the relationship between psychoanalysis and religion, in particular presenting various controversial interpretations of the question if and to what extent monotheism semantically and structurally fits psychoanalytic insights. Some essays augment traditional religious critiques of Freudianism with later religio-philosophical theories on, for example, femininity. Others explore the relation between psychopathology and morality from the... Read more
De positie en invloed van Marie Elisabeth Belpaire in een literaire mannenwereld
Naar aanleiding van haar 95ste verjaardag schreef de Vlaamse kunstcriticus Jozef Muls dat Marie Elisabeth Belpaire ‘steeds de vrouw van goede smaak was gebleven. Zij zou haar wezen nooit ontsierd hebben door ambities of werk die niet van haar kunnen waren.' Hoewel bedoeld als eerbetoon, deed hij haar met die woorden onrecht aan. Marie Elisabeth Belpaire was immers een van de... Read more
A comprehensive guide for early music lovers and performers
Josquin des Prez and His Musical Legacy is the most up-to-date contribution to the research on one of the most important and internationally famous composers of the Renaissance. This monograph offers factual information on the composer as well as insights into his 16th-century and modern reception, a survey of the sources of his music, and a discussion of the thorny issue of authorship. Willem Elders,... Read more
The complex and shifting relation between regionalism and modernity
With its search for purity, honesty, modesty, and ‘fitness of purpose', the late 19th and early 20th century concept of architectural regionalism is seminal to the modern movement. In later historiography, however, regionalism in Europe was neglected and... Read more
A love-based reason theory as a new perspective in the debate on practical reasons
Reasons and obligations pervade our lives. The alarm clock gives us a reason to get up in the morning, the expectations of colleagues or clients give us a reason to do our jobs well, the misery in developing countries gives us a reason to donate money to Oxfam, a headache gives us a reason to take an aspirin. Looking for unity... Read more