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The Myth and the Logos

Filippo Del Lucchese

in Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474456203
eISBN:
9781474476935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456203.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chaper explores the question of monstrosity through the conflictual nature of the archaic and ancient mythology. Already in the early cosmogonies, monstrosity fights for alternative orders of ... More


Beauty Stings: Plotinus and Rūzbihān Baqlī on Beauty

Kazuyo Murata

in Faces of the Infinite: Neoplatonism and Poetry at the Confluence of Africa, Asia and Europe

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197267257
eISBN:
9780191965081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197267257.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Love of beauty has long been recognised as a major theme in Sufi literature. Among numerous Sufis who spoke on beauty, Rūzbihān Baqlī (d. 1209) stands out for the sheer amount and sophistication of ... More


Creating Assyria in Its Own Image

Marian H. Feldman

in Communities of Style: Portable Luxury Arts, Identity, and Collective Memory in the Iron Age Levant

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226105611
eISBN:
9780226164427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226164427.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The chapter proposes that practicing a consistent style, distinct from the varied stylistic practices of the Levant, helped to bolster Assyrian state consolidation as a community of culturally ... More


The Errant Feminine in Plato’s Timaeus

Emanuela Bianchi

in The Feminine Symptom: Aleatory Matter in the Aristotelian Cosmos

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262182
eISBN:
9780823266449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262182.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter returns to Plato’s Timaeus as the cosmological precursor of Aristotle’s natural philosophy. It focuses on the central part of the dialogue, where a “third kind” or “errant cause” is ... More


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