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Creation and Moral Order

Sean M. McDonough

in Christ as Creator: Origins of a New Testament Doctrine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199576470
eISBN:
9780191722585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576470.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Even a cursory look at the statements concerning Christ and creation shows that they were formulated primarily by way of analogy with the relational aspect of Christ's redemptive work. Just as God ... More


The Next Principle’ The Next Principle’ Metaphysics A 3–4, 984b8–985b22

Gâbor Betegh

in Aristotle's Metaphysics Alpha: Symposium Aristotelicum

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199639984
eISBN:
9780191743337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639984.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the way Aristotle describes in A 3–4 (984b8–985a29) the reasons and motivations, which, on his interpretation, lead his predecessors to introduce a new type of principle that ... More


Intelligence as Cause: Philebus 27c–31b

Hendrik Lorenz

in Plato's Philebus: A Philosophical Discussion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198803386
eISBN:
9780191841583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803386.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In the text examined in Chapter 6, Socrates and Protarchus assign the life that combines intelligence and pleasure to the mixed kind (27d); and Socrates and Philebus assign the unmixed life of ... More


An Early Redefinition of Progress's Destination

in On the Future of History: The Postmodernist Challenge and Its Aftermath

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226072791
eISBN:
9780226072814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072814.003.0008
Subject:
History, Historiography

History reflected the cosmic ordering process in its three stages. In the first stage, instincts and the environment cooperated in shaping the initial, not-yet-fully developed human beings into a ... 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


Housing the Powers: Self-Actuation and Cosmic Design

Marilyn McCord Adams

in Housing the Powers: Medieval Debates about Dependence on God

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780192862549
eISBN:
9780191953606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192862549.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Medieval Aristotelian science treats perceived always-or-for-the-most-part functional regularities among macro-objects here below as explananda that require grounding in causal powers. This chapter ... More


Cosmological Oaths in Empedocles and Lucretius1

Myrto Garani

in Horkos: The Oath in Greek Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675679
eISBN:
9781781380581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675679.003.0017
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the Lucretian phrase foedera naturai, or ‘the covenants of nature’, tracing it to a ‘broad oath’ (or rather two oaths) spoken of in the philosophical poetry of Empedocles. It ... More


Snow in Arcadia: rewriting the English lyric landscape

Anne Sweeney

in Robert Southwell: Snow in Arcadia: Redrawing the English Lyric Landscape, 1586-95

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074189
eISBN:
9781781701195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074189.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses Southwell's efforts to rewrite the landscape of English lyrics, first examining English courtly poetry, which was introduced during the 1580s. It was also during this time that ... More


Apprehension in the Timaeus: Plato’s Nervous Narrator

Harry Berger

in The Perils of Uglytown: Studies in Structural Misanthropology from Plato to Rembrandt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823245161
eISBN:
9780823252657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245161.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter offers a reading of Plato’s Timaeus, a dialogue that deals with the creation of the cosmos and the human being. Timaeus elaborates on the mathematical, musical, and geometrical bases of ... More


Introduction

in Shizi: China's First Syncretist

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159067
eISBN:
9780231504171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159067.003.0017
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book presents the first full English translation of China's first overtly Syncretist text, the Shizi. As an early form of Chinese Syncretism, the Shizi presents a simple blending of philosophies ... More


The Environment: How to Understand It and What to Do about It

Katie McShane

in The Environment: Philosophy, Science, and Ethics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017404
eISBN:
9780262301770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017404.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on the definition of the term “environment” as studied in environmental philosophy. Traditionally, an organism’s environment can be defined as that organism’s surroundings or the ... More


The Environment: Philosophy, Science, and Ethics

William P. Kabasenche, Michael O'Rourke, and Matthew H. Slater (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017404
eISBN:
9780262301770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017404.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Philosophical reflections on the environment began with early philosophers’ invocation of a cosmology that mixed natural and supernatural phenomena. Today, the central philosophical problem posed by ... More


Philological and Epistemological Remarks on Enoch’s Science: Response to Papers by Seth Sanders and James VanderKam

Loren T. Stuckenbruck

in Ancient Jewish Sciences and the History of Knowledge in Second Temple Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823048
eISBN:
9781479873975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823048.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter comments on papers by Seth L. Sanders and James VanderKam, both of whom identify and problematize our understanding of the Astronomical Book of Enoch as a product of emerging Jewish ... More


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