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John of Salisbury and the medieval Roman renaissance

Irene O'Daly

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526109491
eISBN:
9781526132338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109491.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

John of Salisbury (c. 1120–80) is a key figure of the twelfth-century renaissance. A student at the cosmopolitan schools of medieval Paris, an associate of Thomas Becket and an acute commentator on ... More


Jesus as Philosopher: The Moral Sage in the Synoptic Gospels

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198815228
eISBN:
9780191852992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815228.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The main purpose of the book is to examine the possible ways in which the authors of the Synoptic Gospels, Mark, Matthew, and Luke, were inspired by contemporary philosophical traditions about the ... More


Stoic Equanimity in the Face of Torture

Nancy Sherman

in Confronting Torture: Essays on the Ethics, Legality, History, and Psychology of Torture Today

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226529387
eISBN:
9780226529554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226529554.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

While Stoicism is taught as both an ethics and a strategy for confronting life’s troubles and bodily pain, the effect of torture on the victim’s psychology is often beyond what Stoic training can ... More


Moderation and the virtuous life

Irene O'Daly

in John of Salisbury and the medieval Roman renaissance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526109491
eISBN:
9781526132338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109491.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter looks at a fundamental aspect of John’s recommendations for life in the political sphere, namely the role played by moderation - a moderation that is heavily influenced by Roman Stoic ... More


Eudaimonism and Cosmopolitan Concern

David O. Brink

in Virtue, Happiness, Knowledge: Themes from the Work of Gail Fine and Terence Irwin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198817277
eISBN:
9780191858796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817277.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This essay explores the adequacy of Sidgwick’s contrast between the egocentrism of ancient ethics and the impartiality of modern ethics by evaluating the resources of eudaimonists, especially ... More


Philosophy and Philosophical Sages in the Graeco-Roman World

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

in Jesus as Philosopher: The Moral Sage in the Synoptic Gospels

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198815228
eISBN:
9780191852992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815228.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter addresses the question of the ways in which the ancients discussed and viewed philosophy as a discipline. Basing its main argument on the work of Pierre Hadot, the study argues that ... More


Jesus as Philosopher in the Gospel of Mark

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

in Jesus as Philosopher: The Moral Sage in the Synoptic Gospels

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198815228
eISBN:
9780191852992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815228.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter discusses the following aspects of the question of Jesus as philosopher in the Gospel of Mark: ascetic appearance, abandoning one’s family, attitude towards material possessions and ... More


Jesus as Philosopher in the Gospel of Matthew

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

in Jesus as Philosopher: The Moral Sage in the Synoptic Gospels

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198815228
eISBN:
9780191852992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815228.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter discusses the following aspects of the question of Jesus as philosopher in the Gospel of Matthew: ascetic appearance, abandoning one’s family, attitude towards material possessions and ... More


Jesus as Philosopher in the Gospel of Luke

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

in Jesus as Philosopher: The Moral Sage in the Synoptic Gospels

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198815228
eISBN:
9780191852992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815228.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter discusses the following aspects of the question of Jesus as philosopher in the Gospel of Luke: ascetic appearance, abandoning one’s family, attitude towards material possessions and ... More


Conclusion

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

in Jesus as Philosopher: The Moral Sage in the Synoptic Gospels

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198815228
eISBN:
9780191852992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815228.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

While there are some passages in the Gospel of Mark that seem to counter the image of the philosopher—namely, the passages that describe Jesus’ emotions—the character of Jesus is often portrayed in ... More


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