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Philosophy and the Historical Perspective

Marcel van Ackeren (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780197266298
eISBN:
9780191872891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266298.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Since the rise of analytical philosophy, the relation of philosophy and its past is more hotly debated among philosophers than ever. Some scholars analyse historical texts without reference to ... More


The “New Cyrenaicism” of Walter Pater

Kurt Lampe

in The Birth of Hedonism: The Cyrenaic Philosophers and Pleasure as a Way of Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161136
eISBN:
9781400852499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161136.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter talks about a significant re-appropriation of mainstream Cyrenaic ethics: Walter Pater's “new Cyrenaicism.” It suggests that Pater casts light on four elements that remain obscure in ... More


An Encyclopedic and Compassionate Setting for Buddhist Epistemology

Christian Coseru

in Perceiving Reality: Consciousness, Intentionality, and Cognition in Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199843381
eISBN:
9780199979851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843381.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The examination of perception that Śāntarakṣita and Kamalaśīla undertake in the Compendium and its Commentary draws from a centuries long and rich history of philosophical debate. This chapter ... More


Lunar Revolutions: The Triumph of the New Astronomy

Daniel W. Graham

in Science before Socrates: Parmenides, Anaxagoras, and the New Astronomy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199959785
eISBN:
9780199346035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959785.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Scientific discovery requires not only that one correctly explain phenomena, but that one persuade one’s peers. Anaxagoras’ theory was accepted by Empedocles, Diogenes of Apollonia, and even ... More


The Buddha's Doctrine and the Nine Vehicles: Rog Bande Sherab's Lamp of the Teachings

Jose Ignacio Cabezon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199958603
eISBN:
9780199980819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199958603.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The twelfth and thirteenth centuries were a time of tremendous religious efflorescence in Tibet, a period when Tibetans gained their own voice, crafting intellectual and spiritual traditions that ... More


Archiving Scientific Ideas in Greco-Roman Antiquity

Liba Taub

in Science in the Archives: Pasts, Presents, Futures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226432229
eISBN:
9780226432533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226432533.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Ancient Greeks and Romans confronted the need to select and store information, with a view to subsequent retrieval. A number of textual formats were used to store, organise and permit retrieval of ... More


Introduction

José Ignacio Cabezón

in The Buddha's Doctrine and the Nine Vehicles: Rog Bande Sherab's Lamp of the Teachings

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199958603
eISBN:
9780199980819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199958603.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The introduction (to the book) contextualizes the life and work of Rog Bande Sherab within Tibetan intellectual history. It also contextualizes the work translated in this book, The Lamp of the ... More


How Preplatonic Worlds Became Ensouled

André Laks

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 55

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198836339
eISBN:
9780191873607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836339.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This article shows how two basic meanings of psuchē—namely, ‘breath’ and ‘life’—may have helped Platonizing, or for that matter Stoicizing, doxographers in endowing various Preplatonic philosophers ... More


Doxography, Pseudo-Pauline Literature, and the Christian Heresy Catalogue

Geoffrey S. Smith

in Guilt by Association: Heresy Catalogues in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199386789
eISBN:
9780199386802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199386789.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 1 takes up the question of the origins of the early Christian heresy catalogue. If the earliest followers of Jesus did not make use of this polemical genre, where then did it come from? ... More


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