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Ensemblance: The Transnational Genealogy of Esprit de Corps

Luis de Miranda

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474454193
eISBN:
9781474480864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454193.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book provides the first ever transnational and longue-durée intellectual history of a highly influential but largely understudied modern phrase: esprit de corps. A strong attachment and ... More


Histories for Systems

Clifford Siskin

in System: The Shaping of Modern Knowledge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035316
eISBN:
9780262336345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035316.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

History is a genre consisting historically of different kinds with different functions. Instead of just writing “a history” of system, we need to recover the changing relationship between these two ... More


Introduction: The Emergent Critical History of Intellectual Disability

Patrick McDonagh, C. F. Goodey, and Tim Stainton

in Intellectual disability: A conceptual history, 1200-1900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526125316
eISBN:
9781526136213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125316.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Intellectual disability is an unstable concept, and its fundamental instability is magnified when we track its history and relation to other concepts. This introductory chapter explores some of the ... More


Justifying Anachronism

Patrick Fessenbecker

in Reading Ideas in Victorian Literature: Literary Content as Artistic Experience

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474460606
eISBN:
9781474484817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460606.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Perhaps the most influential contemporary versions of formalism are those that justify formal interpretation as a form of historical analysis. A defense of reading for the content, which often ... More


The struggle for the soul of economics

Joe Earle, Cahal Moran, and Zach Ward-Perkins

in The Econocracy: The Perils of Leaving Economics to the Experts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526110121
eISBN:
9781526120748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526110121.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Chapter 4 details the history of how the discipline of economics came to be so narrow and the more recent student led movements to reform it. It also includes a critique of the new CORE syllabus.


Al-Jā-hiẓ: In Praise of Books

James Montgomery

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748683321
eISBN:
9780748695072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683321.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book documents and explores a ninth century Muslim thinker’s response to an emergent information technology—widely available books written on rag-paper. By 850, in Baghdad rag-paper books were ... More


Intellectual disability: A conceptual history, 1200-1900

Patrick McDonagh, C. F. Goodey, and Tim Stainton (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526125316
eISBN:
9781526136213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125316.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This collection explores how concepts of intellectual or learning disability evolved from a range of influences, gradually developing from earlier and decidedly distinct concepts, including ‘idiocy’ ... More


Introduction: An Intellectual History of Contemporary Indonesian Islam

Carool Kersten

in Islam in Indonesia: The Contest for Society, Ideas and Values

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190247775
eISBN:
9780190638528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247775.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The introduction lays out the intentions of this intellectual history of contemporary Indonesian Islam. As a history of ideas, the book is theoretically framed by the notions of “circulation of ... 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


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


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 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 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


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


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