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ber das Schicksal

  ber das Schicksal Author Alexander von Aphrodisias
ISBN-10 9783050068978
Release 1995-01-01
Pages 240
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Aus dem Inhalt: Einleitung: Zu Person und Werk Alexanders - Zur Schrift Über das Schicksal - Zu Text und Übersetzung. Text und Übersetzung. Kommentar. Literaturverzeichnis. Register.

Katalog Philosophie

Katalog Philosophie Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P003295251
Release 1994
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Katalog Philosophie has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Katalog Philosophie also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Katalog Philosophie book for free.

Lost Libraries

Lost Libraries Author J. Raven
ISBN-10 9780230524255
Release 2004-01-31
Pages 294
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This pioneering volume of essays explores the destruction of great libraries since ancient times and examines the intellectual, political and cultural consequences of loss. Fourteen original contributions, introduced by a major re-evaluative history of lost libraries, offer the first ever comparative discussion of the greatest catastrophes in book history from Mesopotamia and Alexandria to the dispersal of monastic and monarchical book collections, the Nazi destruction of Jewish libraries, and the recent horrifying pillage and burning of books in Tibet, Bosnia and Iraq.

Reenchanted Science

Reenchanted Science Author Anne Harrington
ISBN-10 0691050503
Release 1999
Pages 309
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By the 1920s in Central Europe, it had become a truism among intellectuals that natural science had "disenchanted" the world, and in particular had reduced humans to mere mechanisms, devoid of higher purpose. But could a new science of "wholeness" heal what the old science of the "machine" had wrought? Some contemporary scientists thought it could. These years saw the spread of a new, "holistic" science designed to nourish the heart as well as the head, to "reenchant" even as it explained. Critics since have linked this holism to a German irrationalism that is supposed to have paved the way to Nazism. In a penetrating analysis of this science, Anne Harrington shows that in fact the story of holism in Germany is a politically heterogeneous story with multiple endings. Its alliances with Nazism were not inevitable, but resulted from reorganizational processes that ultimately brought commitments to wholeness and race, healing and death into a common framework. Before 1933, holistic science was a uniquely authoritative voice in cultural debates on the costs of modernization. It attracted not only scientists with Nazi sympathies but also moderates and leftists, some of whom left enduring humanistic legacies. Neither a "reduction" of science to its politics, nor a vision in which the sociocultural environment is a backdrop to the "internal" work of science, this story instead emphasizes how metaphor and imagery allow science to engage "real" phenomena of the laboratory in ways that are richly generative of human meanings and porous to the social and political imperatives of the hour.

Divine Providence in Philo of Alexandria

Divine Providence in Philo of Alexandria Author Peter Frick
ISBN-10 3161471415
Release 1999
Pages 220
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In his study Peter Frick starts with the examination of the theocentric structure of Philo's thought as outlined in the important passage De Opificio Mundi 171-2 where Philo correlates the idea of providence with his concept of God and the theory of creation. On this basis, any adequate understanding of providence in Philo must begin with the correlation between the formal aspects of the Philonic concept of God, especially the idea of God's transcendence, and Philo's conceptualization of the idea of providence in light of these formal aspects. In particular, the issue is how Philo can predicate that God is provident in nature, although God cannot be apprehended in his essence. Moreover, Philo explains the immanence of God in the cosmos in terms of the Logos and the divine powers, one of which he specifically characterizes as the providential power. Both the aspects of divine transcendence and immanence cohere in Philo's theory of creation. He conceives of the role of providence in cosmological matters as being responsible for the design, administration and continuous existence of the created universe. Two further issues, the questions of astral fatalism and theodicy, are critically important for a thorough understanding of Philo's conception of divine providence. Philo rejects the assumption implied in astral fatalism that the stars are transcendent divinities and thus have causal powers over human affairs. And he rejects astral fatalism because it renders absurd the notion of moral responsibility. Concerning the question of theodicy, Philo proceeds from the Platonic premise that God is not the cause for evil in any way. For him, the existence of moral evil exonerates God and his providence as the cause for evil and anchors the blame in the person.

Ovid in Exile

Ovid in Exile Author Matthew McGowan
ISBN-10 9789047424079
Release 2009-04-24
Pages 272
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This study considers exile in Ovid's Tristia and Epistulae ex Ponto as a place of genuine suffering and a metaphor for poetry's marginalization from Rome. It analyzes, in particular, the poet's representation of himself and the emperor Augustus against the background of Roman religion, law, and poetry.

De Fato

De Fato Author Marcus Tullius Cicero
ISBN-10 0856684767
Release 1991
Pages 244
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Cicero and Boethius did more than anyone else to transmit the insights of Greek philosophy to the Latin culture of Western Europe which has played so influential a part in our civilisation to this day. Cicero's treatise On Fate, though surviving only in a fragmentary and mutilated state, records contributions to the discussion of a central philosophical issue, that of free will and determinism, which are comparable in importance to those of twentieth-century philosophers and indeed sometimes anticipate them. Study of the treatise has been hindered by the lack of a combined Latin text and English translation based on a clear understanding of the arguments; Dr Sharples' text is intended to meet this need. The last book of Boethius' Consolation is linked with Cicero's treatise by its theme, the relation of divine foreknowledge to human freedom. Text with translation and commentary.

Sophrosyne and the Rhetoric of Self Restraint

Sophrosyne and the Rhetoric of Self Restraint Author Adriaan Rademaker
ISBN-10 9789047406983
Release 2004-12-03
Pages 392
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This study provides a new description of the semantics of sophrosyne, and investigates the use of the term as an instrument of persuasion in the main texts from the Archaic and Classical era.

Topics in Stoic Philosophy

Topics in Stoic Philosophy Author K Ierodiako-Nou
ISBN-10 019924880X
Release 2001
Pages 259
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Stoicism (third century BC to second century AD) is one of the richest and most influential intellectual traditions of antiquity. Leading scholars here contribute new studies of a set of topics which are the focus of current research in this area. They combine careful analytical attention to the original texts with historical sensitivity and philosophical acuity, to provide the basis for a better understanding of Stoic ethics, political theory, logic, and physics. Whereas till recently the study of Hellenistic philosophy has been mainly a historical enterprise, these essays demonstrate that a proper treatment of Stoicism engages us in philosophical questions of considerable current relevance and interest.

The Tradition of the Goddess Fortuna in Roman Literature and in the Transitional Period

The Tradition of the Goddess Fortuna in Roman Literature and in the Transitional Period Author Howard Rollin Patch
ISBN-10 1340452677
Release 2015-08-26
Pages 66
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Born in the Big Rains

Born in the Big Rains Author Fadumo Korn
ISBN-10 9781558616226
Release 2008-04-01
Pages 196
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“A courageous . . . indispensable testament.”—Elfriede Jelinek, 2004 Nobel Laureate in Literature Selected as a Kirkus Reviews top pick for book clubs, Fadumo Korn’s story describes her brutal circumcision at age seven and her agonizing path to physical and psychological recovery. As a feisty nomad, Fadumo freely roamed the wild steppes of her native Somalia until her mother delivered her into the hands of an excisor to undergo female genital cutting (FGC, also known as female genital mutilation or FGM), to be made a woman in the eyes of her tribe. The complications brought on by the circumcision provide the impetus to her search for health and her story. Fadumo first travels to the bustling city of Mogadishu and the household of a wealthy uncle, brother of the Somali president. She enters a world of luxury underpinned by political instability and cruelty in a country gearing for rebellion. As her symptoms worsen, she journeys to Germany, where she receives not only therapy but love and acceptance from the most unlikely of places. Fadumo Korn weaves together a sensitive understanding of traditional practices with revelations about their disturbing effects. This deftly crafted tale, full of sorrow and surprising humor, provides a candid history of a life sculpted by crippling rheumatism and an unexpected path to recovery.

Antares Episode 2

Antares   Episode 2 Author Leo
ISBN-10 9781849186285
Release 2013-06-10T00:00:00+02:00
Pages 48
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The Antares mission is underway. Kim, her daughter and her companions are on board the interstellar ship that carries the would-be colonists. Conditions are far from ideal, though. The fanaticism and bigotry of a large number of the passengers, all members of the project leader’s sect, are putting everyone on edge. As well, there are rumours of substandard equipment for the expedition. By the time they reach Antares, Kim and her friends are already disillusioned... and the worst is yet to come.

A Comprehensive French Grammar

A Comprehensive French Grammar Author Glanville Price
ISBN-10 9781118697672
Release 2013-05-21
Pages 608
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Characterized by clear and accessible explanations, numerous examples and sample sentences, a new section on register and tone, and useful appendices covering topics including age and time, A Comprehensive French Grammar, Sixth Edition is an indispensable tool for advanced students of French language and literature. A revised edition of this established, bestselling French grammar Includes a new section on register and medium and offers expanded treatment of French punctuation Features numerous examples and sample sentences, and useful appendices covering topics including age, time, and dimension, all available in an easily-navigable format Written by renowned French scholar, Glanville Price

Interval Analysis

Interval Analysis Author Günter Mayer
ISBN-10 9783110499469
Release 2017-04-10
Pages 532
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This self-contained text is a step-by-step introduction and a complete overview of interval computation and result verification, a subject whose importance has steadily increased over the past many years. The author, an expert in the field, gently presents the theory of interval analysis through many examples and exercises, and guides the reader from the basics of the theory to current research topics in the mathematics of computation. Contents Preliminaries Real intervals Interval vectors, interval matrices Expressions, P-contraction, ε-inflation Linear systems of equations Nonlinear systems of equations Eigenvalue problems Automatic differentiation Complex intervals

Alexander of Aphrodisias on fate

Alexander of Aphrodisias on fate Author Alexander (of Aphrodisias.)
ISBN-10 UOM:39015008029103
Release 1983
Pages 310
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Alexander of Aphrodisias on fate has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Alexander of Aphrodisias on fate also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Alexander of Aphrodisias on fate book for free.

Propertius in Love

Propertius in Love Author Sextus Propertius
ISBN-10 0520935845
Release 2002-06-03
Pages 313
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These ardent, even obsessed, poems about erotic passion are among the brightest jewels in the crown of Latin literature. Written by Propertius, Rome's greatest poet of love, who was born around 50 b.c., a contemporary of Ovid, these elegies tell of Propertius' tormented relationship with a woman he calls "Cynthia." Their connection was sometimes blissful, more often agonizing, but as the poet came to recognize, it went beyond pride or shame to become the defining event of his life. Whether or not it was Propertius' explicit intention, these elegies extend our ideas of desire, and of the human condition itself.

The Philosophical Orations

The Philosophical Orations Author Maximus (of Tyre)
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105019254270
Release 1997
Pages 359
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The Orations of Maximus of Tyre cover a range of philosophical topics - from Platonic theology to the proper attitude to pleasure, via prayer, demonology, the problem of evil, and the active and contemplative lives - in a manner calculated to appeal to an educated and literate, but philosophically unsophisticated, public. Their unique blend of Middle Platonic doctrine with a polished and lively rhetorical form opens a window on to the high culture of the second century AD: the world not only of the Second Sophistic but also of the first Christian apologists. They were subsequently read and studied by the Florentine Platonists of the second half of the fifteenth century. The introduction and notes of this translation, which is the first into any modern language since 1804, pay attention both to the Orations as a product of their own culture and to the history of their reception in the Byzantine and Renaissance periods.