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The Christocentric Cosmology of St Maximus the Confessor

Torstein Tollefsen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199237142
eISBN:
9780191717321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237142.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

St Maximus the Confessor (580–662) is an influential Byzantine thinker. The book is a study of the basic features of his thought, his philosophical theology or metaphysics. The term ‘Christocentric ... More


Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta

Jonathan Beere

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199206704
eISBN:
9780191709784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206704.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

Doing and Being confronts the problem of how to understand two central concepts of Aristotle's philosophy: energeia and dunamis. While these terms seem ambiguous between actuality/potentiality and ... More


The Concept of Participation

Torstein Theodor Tollefsen

in The Christocentric Cosmology of St Maximus the Confessor

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199237142
eISBN:
9780191717321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237142.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The concept of participation, even though it has been a part of philosophical discussions and world-views since Plato, is obscure. Maximus' understanding of the cosmos includes a concept of how lower ... More


The Divine Activity

Torstein Theodor Tollefsen

in The Christocentric Cosmology of St Maximus the Confessor

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199237142
eISBN:
9780191717321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237142.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

There is a distinction to be conceived between God's essence and his activity (energeia). This distinction is discussed with a view to Gregory Palamas and earlier theological developments. Maximus ... More


Mathematics and Narrative: An Aristotelian Perspective

G. E. R. Lloyd

Apostolos Doxiadis and Barry Mazur (eds)

in Circles Disturbed: The Interplay of Mathematics and Narrative

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149042
eISBN:
9781400842681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149042.003.0011
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter explores the relationship between mathematics and narrative from an Aristotelian perspective. Aristotle's philosophy of mathematics is radically different from that of Plato. For ... More


Interlude: The Energeia‐Kinēsis Distinction (Theta 6)

Jonathan Beere

in Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199206704
eISBN:
9780191709784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206704.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter comments briefly on a remarkable passage: 1048b18-35. The passage distinguishes two kinds of actions (praxeis): some are changes (kinēseis), others are energeia. It manages to have both ... More


Being‐in‐Capacity (Theta 7)

Jonathan Beere

in Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199206704
eISBN:
9780191709784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206704.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter analyzes Theta 7, where Aristotle shifts the focus of his discussion from being-in-energeia to being-in-capacity. The project of Theta 6 was to get us to grasp the concept of ... More


Being‐in‐Capacity and Matter (Theta 7)

Jonathan Beere

in Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199206704
eISBN:
9780191709784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206704.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter continues the discussion of Theta 7, focusing on matter in connection with being-in-incapacity. The passage deals with two connected issues: the way in which a composite substance is ... More


The Priority of Energeia (Theta 8)

Jonathan Beere

in Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199206704
eISBN:
9780191709784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206704.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

Theta 8 is the culmination of Aristotle's discussion of being-in-capacity and being-in-energeia, where he draws conclusions that constitute a contribution to the science of being. By the middle of ... More


The Bad Itself (with Speculations on Goodness) (Theta 9)

Jonathan Beere

in Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199206704
eISBN:
9780191709784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206704.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter analyzes Theta 9, focusing on three intimately connected concepts: that for-the-sake-of-which, the end, and the good. Theta 9 offers reasoned argument that eternal principles (if there ... More


Peace between the Gods and Giants

Jonathan Beere

in Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199206704
eISBN:
9780191709784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206704.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

The ninth book of Aristotle's Metaphysics — Book Theta — develops a theory of causal powers, and then distinguishes two ways of being: being-in-capacity and being-in-energeia (where energeia is, as a ... More


Powers (Theta 1)

Jonathan Beere

in Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199206704
eISBN:
9780191709784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206704.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter shows that the program Aristotle has set out for Metaphysics Theta begins with ordinary Greek. Energeia is set to one side, not being an ordinary Greek word but a made-up philosophical ... More


Actuality, Activity, Ambiguity: Preliminary Considerations on Energeia

Jonathan Beere

in Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199206704
eISBN:
9780191709784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206704.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

In the sixth chapter of Metaphysics Theta, Aristotle resumes direct engagement with the science of being, as such. The entire text up to this point has been preparatory. He now undertakes, first, to ... More


Being‐in‐Energeia (Theta 6)

Jonathan Beere

in Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199206704
eISBN:
9780191709784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206704.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the passage of greatest importance for any interpretation of the notion of energeia: Theta 6. It is there, and only there in the entire extant corpus, that Aristotle undertakes ... More


Savoring Time: Pleasure and Unreserved Activity

Talbot Brewer

in The Retrieval of Ethics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557882
eISBN:
9780191720918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557882.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The aim of this chapter is to retrieve Aristotle's idea of pleasure and its place in completed or unimpeded human activities. Aristotle characterizes pleasure not as a separate sensory effect of our ... More


Aspects of biology in Plotinus

Christoph Horn

in Neoplatonism and the Philosophy of Nature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199693719
eISBN:
9780191739019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693719.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Even if questions of biology might not belong to the core topics of the Enneads, Plotinus has at least some interesting things to say on life and living organisms. This chapter discusses how he ... More


One Energy, One Will

Henry Chadwick

in East and West: The Making of a Rift in the Church: From Apostolic Times until the Council of Florence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264575
eISBN:
9780191698958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264575.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses the attempt of emperors and patriarchs of Constantinople to reconcile Monophysites to the legitimacy of the Chalcedonian ‘in two natures’ by the ‘one will’ formula. ‘one ... More


Kinēsis and Energeia

J. C. B. Gosling and C. C. W. Taylor

in The Greeks On Pleasure

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246664
eISBN:
9780191681035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246664.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In the exposition so far it has been taken as relatively unproblematic what Aristotle means in calling pleasure an energeia, and why he is so confident that it is one. In particular, there has been ... More


Instrumental Cause

Nicholas Heron

in Liturgical Power: Between Economic and Political Theology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278688
eISBN:
9780823280537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278688.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The fourth chapter explores Foucault’s passing remark that the problem of the relation between politics and religion in modernity is uniquely concentrated in the ambiguous figure of the “minister.” ... More


Language at an Impasse, in Passing: Wilhelm von Humboldt’s Agamemnon Translation

Kristina Mendicino

in Prophecies of Language: The Confusion of Tongues in German Romanticism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823274017
eISBN:
9780823274062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274017.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that Wilhelm von Humboldt’s most original insights into the emergence of the word are presented in the preface he appends to his translation of Aeschylus’ Agamemnon. There, ... More


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