characterology


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characterology

(ˌkærɪktərˈɒlədʒɪ)
n
the academic study of character

characterology

the study of character, especially its development and its variations. — characterologist, n.characterologic, characterological, adj.
See also: Behavior
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Aside from defining the discipline's namesake alamkaras (rhetorical ornaments or figures of speech), alamkarasastra also maintained thematics, characterology, narrative structure, and generic form among its core concerns.
Other than these two aspects, there are many intermediate types that characterology has defined along with different psychological elements.
* Guiding students through a sophisticated characterology model to harvest the gifts and heal ruptures from past traumas
characterology, Coetzee instead sets up moments of conventional
Furthermore, to assume that the whole mechanism of desiring to escape Being and inevitably failing to do so would apply to the Other would be to assume that the Other is existentially the same as me, which Levinas strongly rejects: the Other is 'absolutely foreign to me--refractory to every typology, to every genus, to every characterology, to every classification' (Totality, p73).
In fact, a mutual exposition is possible here: Conrad's novel offers an uncanny illustration of Schopenhauers philosophy of character, and Schopenhauer's characterology in turn provides a useful conceptual vocabulary with which to analyze Conradian character.
Where Brophy operates largely at the level of content and characterology, however, my concern lies with the modes that might enable Hollinghurst to model "new forms" of encounter or recognition in the erotic and unexpectedly cosmopolitan spheres of this novel.
(Both letters are worthy of the full attention of commentators concerned with Pushkinian characterology: here, the Tatyana- and Onegin-images are created, the asynchronous lovers' moral resources are discussed, and their behavior examined.) The narrator casts doubt on Tatyana's mastery of the Russian language (according to the dominant practice in the provinces, Russian was the everyday spoken language, while French was the language of writing); moreover, he advocates the view that this sort of confession of love was lexically beyond the reach of the Russian language, and informs the reader that the letter was written in French.
The emancipation of adjectives from identities affects not only our ordinary understanding of persons but also literary theory since at stake is nothing less than the negation of "characterology" and individuation.
as representative, and against the moralistic characterology, as above,