in The Well-Ordered Universe
January 2018; p ublished online November 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy; Philosophy. 13336 words.
Although Cavendish believed Nature to be one continuous whole, she also believed Nature can be understood as a collection of particular finite items or creatures, individuated by how their...
in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable
January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 124 words.
Etymologically, ‘that which is created’, whether animate or inanimate. Thus living things are sometimes known as ‘God’s creatures’, and the
in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins
January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 92 words.
The earliest recorded sense of creature in English is ‘anything created’, and the word is from Latin creatura ‘a
in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature
January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 275 words.
Mythical beasts have been a part of the literary tradition since Paleolithic times. The first records of such creatures in
in Cool Conduct
March 2002; p ublished online March 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 7902 words.
This chapter explains that the creature clarifies the other side of modern consciousness. It notes that while the radar type moves among the mass communication media like a fish in water,...
April 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .
Book. Subjects: Philosophy. 184 pages.
Creaturely Love explores some of the ways in which desire makes us both more, and less, human. Focusing on key figures in modern philosophy, art, and literature—Nietzsche,...
in The Animal Claim
April 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 16464 words.
This chapter discusses the work of three major Enlightenment thinkers of community—Thomas Hobbes, David Hume, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau—focusing on the insistent role of creaturely...
September 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .
Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 5628 words.
In “Creature Discomforts”, Jeffrey Hanson argues that, contrary to other interpretations, the trope of creation ex nihilo plays, with some minor changes and development, a significant role...