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Pre‐industrial Europe

Andreas Osiander

in Before the State: Systemic Political Change in the West from the Greeks to the French Revolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198294511
eISBN:
9780191717048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294511.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In the late pre-Reformation period, re-urbanization and increasing monetization impacting on what had become a profoundly rural civilization gave rise to political structures markedly different from ... More


The limits of expression

Graham Priest

in Beyond the Limits of Thought

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254057
eISBN:
9780191698194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254057.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines how the limits of expression or limits of the inexpressible, one of the four limits of thought, arose in pre-Kantian philosophy. It explains three reasons for assuming that ... More


. Wise Ignorance: Nicolaus of Cusa’s Search for Truth

Fred Dallmayr

in In Search of the Good Life: A Pedogogy for Troubled Times

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124575
eISBN:
9780813134994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124575.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses Cusanus's emphasis on experiential learning and piety. It discusses his key notion of the concept of coincidence of opposites, which is linked to learned ignorance, and his ... More


The Theological Origins of Humanism

Jens Zimmermann

in Humanism and Religion: A Call for the Renewal of Western Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697755
eISBN:
9780191738159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697755.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter locates the origin of humanistic ideals in Christian anthropology, particularly the Christological interpretation of the imago Dei and traces the impact of this teaching from patristic ... More


Idiocy on the Verge of the Novel

Jason M. Wirth

in Commiserating With Devastated Things: Milan Kundera and the Entitlements of Thinking

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268207
eISBN:
9780823272471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268207.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The final two chapters belong together and explore in genealogical detail the nature of a novelist’s authorial voice in relationship to the problem of History (the grand march of reason). These two ... More


The problem of Galileo’s predecessors

Marco Piccolino and Nicholas J. Wade

in Galileo's Visions: Piercing the spheres of the heavens by eye and mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199554355
eISBN:
9780191766978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554355.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

The predecessors of Galileo’s sensory science are discussed with particular reference to his discussion of light reflection from the moon and earth, and the appearance of stars. No doubt Galileo was ... More


Epilogue: Religion and Cosmopolitics

in Islam and the Challenge of Civilization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251230
eISBN:
9780823252916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251230.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The architecture of Hispano-Arab Andalusia presents a semiotics of shared identity known as mudejar art, embodying a certain cosmopolitan ideal. The Kantian notion of a single religion with multiple ... More


Mathematical Theologies: Nicholas of Cusa and the Legacy of Thierry of Chartres

David Albertson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199989737
eISBN:
9780199384914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989737.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This book uncovers the lost history of Christianity’s encounters with Pythagorean religious ideas before the Renaissance. The writings of Thierry of Chartres (d. 1157) and Nicholas of Cusa (d. 1464) ... More


Introduction: Toward a Genealogy of Christian Neopythagoreanism

David Albertson

in Mathematical Theologies: Nicholas of Cusa and the Legacy of Thierry of Chartres

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199989737
eISBN:
9780199384914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989737.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This Introduction surveys several challenges facing Cusanus scholarship stemming from its origins in Neo-Kantian circles in the early twentieth century. Nicholas of Cusa was valued as a ... More


The Accidental Triumph of De docta ignorantia

David Albertson

in Mathematical Theologies: Nicholas of Cusa and the Legacy of Thierry of Chartres

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199989737
eISBN:
9780199384914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989737.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses Nicholas of Cusa’s use of Thierry of Chartres’s theology in his first mystical treatise in 1440, the three books of De docta ignorantia (“On Learned Ignorance”). The first book ... More


Chartrian Theology on Probation in the 1440s

David Albertson

in Mathematical Theologies: Nicholas of Cusa and the Legacy of Thierry of Chartres

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199989737
eISBN:
9780199384914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989737.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines tensions within Nicholas of Cusa’s writings in the decade after 1440. Cusanus first tried to reconstruct Thierry’s four modes of being on his own terms, pursuing a pure ... More


Completing the Circle in the 1460s

David Albertson

in Mathematical Theologies: Nicholas of Cusa and the Legacy of Thierry of Chartres

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199989737
eISBN:
9780199384914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989737.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses the culmination of Nicholas of Cusa’s mathematical theology in his last few years. His late thought took several new turns. Cusanus shifted from mathematics to the physics of ... More


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