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The Fabric of Character: Aristotle's Theory of Virtue

Nancy Sherman

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239178
eISBN:
9780191598395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239173.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Fabric of Character explores Aristotle's account of virtuous character and its development. I argue that traditional conceptions of Aristotelian habituation have ignored the critical ... More


The Physical Cosmos: Aristotelian Dialectics

Anthony Cordingley

in Samuel Beckett's How It Is: Philosophy in Translation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474440608
eISBN:
9781474453868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440608.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the impact of the dialectics of the Ancient world after Plato upon Beckett’s French novels and the peculiar set of relations between characters and their physical environment in ... More


The Shorter Writings

Xenophon

Gregory A. McBrayer (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501718496
eISBN:
9781501718519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501718496.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This volume contains new, literal translations of Xenophon’s eight shorter writings along with interpretive essays on each work: Hiero, or The Skilled Tyrant; Agesilaus; Regime of the Lacedaemonians; ... More


Contemporary Encounters with Ancient Metaphysics

Abraham Jacob Greenstine and Ryan J. Johnson (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474412094
eISBN:
9781474434966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412094.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This volume is the world’s first exploration of a series of encounters between ancient philosophical texts and contemporary continental metaphysics. The ancient texts under consideration originated ... More


Introduction: Economy Before Christ

Dotan Leshem

in The Origins of Neoliberalism: Modeling the Economy from Jesus to Foucault

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231177764
eISBN:
9780231541749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177764.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The Introduction (Economy Before Christ) complements and brings into dialogue Hannah Arendt’s and Michel Foucault’s critical inquiries into the genealogy of the modern human condition and thereby ... More


Conclusion

Marina Berzins McCoy

in Wounded Heroes: Vulnerability as a Virtue in Ancient Greek Literature and Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199672783
eISBN:
9780191757327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672783.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The final chapter concludes the book’s argument and summarizes its main theses in an overview. The summary claims that human vulnerability is central to a proper self-understanding of human ... More


Ideas for a Reconstruction

David Lloyd Dusenbury

in Nemesius of Emesa on Human Nature: A Cosmopolitan Anthropology from Roman Syria

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198856962
eISBN:
9780191890079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856962.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Stoic philosophers in antiquity held that ‘the world is like a city and a polity’, and that human nature is like ‘a code of civil law’ (Cicero, De Finibus III). In his late-antique treatise On Human ... More


Nemesius of Emesa on Human Nature: A Cosmopolitan Anthropology from Roman Syria

David Lloyd Dusenbury

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198856962
eISBN:
9780191890079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856962.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Nemesius of Emesa’s On Human Nature (De Natura Hominis) is the first Christian anthropology. Written in Greek, circa 390 CE, it was read in half a dozen languages—from Baghdad to Oxford—well into the ... More


The World City: On Human Nature 1

David Lloyd Dusenbury

in Nemesius of Emesa on Human Nature: A Cosmopolitan Anthropology from Roman Syria

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198856962
eISBN:
9780191890079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856962.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In this chapter, we begin to reconstruct Nemesius’ anthropology, beginning with On Human Nature 1. And what we are meant to take from Nemesius’ prologue is something he calls a ‘familiar’ idea: that ... More


The Logic of Law: On Human Nature 29–43

David Lloyd Dusenbury

in Nemesius of Emesa on Human Nature: A Cosmopolitan Anthropology from Roman Syria

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198856962
eISBN:
9780191890079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856962.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Like other early Christian writers, Nemesius condemns any theory which denies that humans are by nature free. Though he believes that the human body is an instrument, he passionately rejects the idea ... More


The Organization of Powers: On Human Nature 6–28

David Lloyd Dusenbury

in Nemesius of Emesa on Human Nature: A Cosmopolitan Anthropology from Roman Syria

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198856962
eISBN:
9780191890079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856962.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter argues that the physiological and psychological chapters of Nemesius’ treatise are not random memoranda on the human organism or disjecta membra taken from a range of late-antique ... More


The Union of Substances: On Human Nature 2–5

David Lloyd Dusenbury

in Nemesius of Emesa on Human Nature: A Cosmopolitan Anthropology from Roman Syria

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198856962
eISBN:
9780191890079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856962.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In this chapter, on Human Nature 2–5, Nemesius denies that the soul is a body, a harmony, a mixture, or a quality. His cosmopolitan anthropology rests on the conviction that the human soul is an ... More


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