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Maimonides in the Sultan’s Palace

Steven Harvey

in Perspectives on Maimonides: Philosophical and Historical Studies

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100714
eISBN:
9781800340404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100714.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the paradox that is Maimonides’ life. The same thinker who taught that the true human perfection and the ultimate end of man is only achieved through solitude and isolation, ... More


Just Drop Us a Card

Scott Kaufman

in Project Plowshare: The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451256
eISBN:
9780801465833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451256.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at some of the Atomic Energy Commission's (AEC) Plowshare experiments. The first one, Project Chariot, was motivated by US Information Agency Director Arthur Larson’s suggestion to ... More


A Program on Hold

Scott Kaufman

in Project Plowshare: The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451256
eISBN:
9780801465833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451256.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the bioenvironmental studies sponsored by the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) in order to determine whether Project Chariot could safely take place. Botanist Albert Johnson ... More


Back from the Dead?

Scott Kaufman

in Project Plowshare: The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451256
eISBN:
9780801465833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451256.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter initially focuses on theoretical physicist Edward Teller's proposal to construct a waterway across the Kra Isthmus using nuclear explosives. At the time, Plowshare was in the ... More


Soul chariots in Indian and Greek thought: polygenesis or diffusion?

Paolo Magnone

in Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410991
eISBN:
9781474426695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410991.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter discusses the similarity between the allegories of the soul as chariot in Plato's Phaedrus and the Katha Upanishad. It begins by investigating the methodological assumptions underlying ... More


‘Master the chariot, master your Self’: comparing chariot metaphors as hermeneutics for mind, self and liberation in ancient Greek and Indian sources

Jens Schlieter

in Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410991
eISBN:
9781474426695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410991.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Chariots in both Greece and India involved danger and intense experience in their various uses, and were used metaphorically for the interpretation of various abstract domains. They were vehicles of ... More


New riders, old chariots: poetics and comparative philosophy

Alexander S. W. Forte and Caley C. Smith

in Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410991
eISBN:
9781474426695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410991.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The genealogy of chariot imagery in India and Greece is best explained not by influence between the cultures but by understanding the place of each text within its own cultural tradition. The chariot ... More


Disturbed: The Impacts of a Postcolonial Moment

Andrew Stuhl

in Unfreezing the Arctic: Science, Colonialism, and the Transformation of Inuit Lands

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226416649
eISBN:
9780226416786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226416786.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter identifies land claim agreements in Alaska in 1971 and the western Canadian Arctic in 1984 as the culmination of a century of environmental transformation and colonial intervention. ... More


Missionary Cultures: The American Presbyterian Congo Mission, Althea Brown Edmiston, and the Languages of the Congo

Ira Dworkin

in Congo Love Song: African American Culture and the Crisis of the Colonial State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632711
eISBN:
9781469632735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632711.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the work of APCM missionary Edmiston, a Fisk University graduate and skilled linguist, who in the first decades of the twentieth century controversially wrote the first ... More


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