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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


Roman Philosophy and the Jews

Maren R. Niehoff

in Philo of Alexandria: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300175233
eISBN:
9780300231304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175233.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter details how Philo integrates the Jews into his philosophical treatises, which are of lively interest in Rome, where they had been discussed since Cicero. The Jews are moreover inscribed ... More


Stoicism: Rejected, Subverted, and Advocated

Maren R. Niehoff

in Philo of Alexandria: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300175233
eISBN:
9780300231304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175233.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter describes how Philo expresses a highly complex attitude toward Stoicism that involves an explicit rejection of the materialism of this school, creative subversion of Stoics' ethical ... More


The <i>Philosophical Enquiry</i>: Science of the Passions, 1757

Richard Bourke

in Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175652
eISBN:
9781400873456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175652.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter focuses on Burke's Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful. Philosophical Enquiry takes up the thread of preoccupations that absorbed him ... More


‘Refinement’ and ‘Vicious Luxury’: Hume’s Nuanced Defence of Luxury

Ryu Susato

in Hume's Sceptical Enlightenment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748699803
eISBN:
9781474416207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699803.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter deals with the issue of luxury, which is another crucial topic for Hume as an Enlightenment thinker. The Humean defence of luxury is significantly different from the ways in which ... More


The Concept of <i>Virtus</i>

Catalina Balmaceda

in Virtus Romana: Politics and Morality in the Roman Historians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635125
eISBN:
9781469635132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635125.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Chapter 1 presents the concept of virtus in terms of its etymology and usage. It also provides comparisons with its Greek parallels andreia and arete, and a brief assessment of the influence of Greek ... More


Columbanus and the Language of Concord

Alexander O'Hara

in Columbanus and the Peoples of Post-Roman Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190857967
eISBN:
9780190857998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857967.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The ancient language of concord expressed the desire for unity within a culturally and ethnically diverse Roman empire. Stoic cosmopolitanism, its philosophical underpinning, saw diversity as part of ... More


Immersion and Emotion

Carl Plantinga

in Screen Stories: Emotion and the Ethics of Engagement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190867133
eISBN:
9780190867171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190867133.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses both immersion and emotion in the context of an ethics of engagement. I defend both against criticisms leveled by estrangement theory, which tends to be suspicious against the ... More


Integrated Perspectives on Roman Infancy

Maureen Carroll

in Infancy and Earliest Childhood in the Roman World: 'A Fragment of Time'

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199687633
eISBN:
9780191841804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199687633.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 9 assesses Roman texts that have been so influential in our understanding and judgement of the relationships between Roman parents and their offspring. These are the sources that were written ... 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


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