14. The Necessity of Sailing

Of Gods, Fate, and the Sea

  1. Fritz Allhoff
  1. Tamar M. Rudavsky1 and
  2. Nathaniel Rudavsky-Brody2

Published Online: 11 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118336465.ch14

Sailing - Philosophy for Everyone: Catching the Drift of Why We Sail

Sailing - Philosophy for Everyone: Catching the Drift of Why We Sail

How to Cite

Rudavsky, T. M. and Rudavsky-Brody, N. (2012) The Necessity of Sailing, in Sailing - Philosophy for Everyone: Catching the Drift of Why We Sail (ed F. Allhoff), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118336465.ch14

Editor Information

  1. Western Michigan University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Ohio State University, USA

  2. 2

    Northwestern University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 1 JUL 2012

Book Series:

  1. Philosophy for Everyone

Book Series Editors:

  1. Patrick Goold

Series Editor Information

  1. Virginia Wesleyan College, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470671856

Online ISBN: 9781118336465

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Keywords:

  • the necessity of sailing of gods, fate, and the sea;
  • the Greek gods, given their forms by Hesiod and Homer;
  • Hesiod's gods, influence over autumn gales/spring rains;
  • the old gods, being challenged at Samothrace;
  • Islamic Ash'arites, of every event as predestined by God;
  • Islamic Mu'tazilites, believing in limited free will for humans;
  • beyond the Pillars of Hercules, Nietzsche's, sailing and denial of fate

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Of Greek Gods, the Judaeo-Christian God, and the Sea

  • A Ship Bound for India

  • Beyond the Pillars of Hercules