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Ibn Sina's Remarks and Admonitions: Physics and Metaphysics: An Analysis and Annotated Translation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166164
eISBN:
9780231537421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166164.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Al-Ishārāt wal-Tanbīhāt (Remarks and Admonitions) is one of the most mature and comprehensive philosophical works by Ibn Sina (Avicenna, 980–1037). Grounded in an exploration of logic (which Ibn Sina ... More


Evil Agencies

Chris Andrews

in Roberto Bolaño's Fiction: An Expanding Universe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168069
eISBN:
9780231537537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168069.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the four kinds of characters that create conflict in Bolaño’s fiction: the accomplice, the dictator, the sociopath, and the administrator—individuals driven to not only ... More


Goodness and Evil

Frederic G. Reamer

in On the Parole Board: Reflections on Crime, Punishment, Redemption, and Justice

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177337
eISBN:
9780231543323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177337.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

Explores the nature of goodness and evil in relation to criminal conduct and inmates. The chapter includes a discussion of crime causation, case examples, and realistic parole board hearing dialogue.


The Idiotics of the Intimate Universal

William Desmond

in The Intimate Universal: The Hidden Porosity Among Religion, Art, Philosophy, and Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178761
eISBN:
9780231543002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178761.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 5 explores the idiotics, addressing first the pre-determinate intimacy of the intimate universal, an intimacy very difficult to address directly, since all addresses are already more ... More


“God Saw That It Was Good”: The Creation of the World in the Hebrew Bible

Diana Lobel

in The Quest for God and the Good: World Philosophy as a Living Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153157
eISBN:
9780231527019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153157.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores the relationship between God and the good in the creation account of the Hebrew Bible. In particular, it highlights several different ways in which the term “good” is used in ... More


Change and the Good: Chinese Perspectives

Diana Lobel

in The Quest for God and the Good: World Philosophy as a Living Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153157
eISBN:
9780231527019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153157.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the relationship between change and the good from the perspective of Chinese thought. Chinese culture is somewhat unique in that it not only recognizes but fully accepts change ... More


The Harmony of Reason and Revelation: Augustine and Maimonides on Good and Evil

Diana Lobel

in The Quest for God and the Good: World Philosophy as a Living Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153157
eISBN:
9780231527019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153157.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the approaches of the Christian thinker Augustine of Hippo and the Jewish thinker Moses Maimonides to the nature of good and evil. Both Augustine and Maimonides draw on ... More


Conclusion

Diana Lobel

in The Quest for God and the Good: World Philosophy as a Living Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153157
eISBN:
9780231527019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153157.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book has explored the relationship between conceptions of God or an Absolute and notions of the good, first by looking at the creation accounts of the Hebrew Bible and Plato. It has discerned a ... More


Simone de Beauvoir in Her Times and Ours: The Second Sex and Its Legacy in French Feminist Thought

Debra Bergoffen

in Situating Existentialism: Key Texts in Context

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147750
eISBN:
9780231519670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147750.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines Simone de Beauvoir’s 1949 book The Second Sex and its place in contemporary French feminist discussions. In particular, it discusses the issues The Second Sex raises, the ... More


Seventh Class (P. 241): On Abstraction1

Shams Inati

in Ibn Sina's Remarks and Admonitions: Physics and Metaphysics: An Analysis and Annotated Translation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166164
eISBN:
9780231537421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166164.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This Class deals with abstraction (purity from matter and potentiality). Ibn Sina begins by insisting on the independence of the rational soul from the body and offers arguments in support of this ... More


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