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Harmonia

Jacqueline Feke

in Ptolemy's Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691179582
eISBN:
9780691184036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179582.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In the Harmonics, Ptolemy reveals that the heavens and human souls share the same formal structure. They are characterized by the same set of ratios, the ones studied by harmonics, the mathematical ... More


The Nature of Man

W.F.R. Hardie

in Aristotle's Ethical Theory

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246329
eISBN:
9780191680953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246329.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

According to the EN, the ‘good one is seeking’ when trying to define happiness as students of political science, is the ‘human good’, the good for man. For Aristotle, human virtue is the virtue ‘not ... More


Stars and the Resurrection Body

ALAN SCOTT

in Origen and the Life of the Stars: A History of an Idea

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263616
eISBN:
9780191682612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263616.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Origen's understanding of the resurrected human soul. It is one of the most appropriate of speculations on the life of the heavens. He attempted to steer a middle course between ... More


The Immediate Creation of the Human Soul by God and Some Contemporary Challenges

W. Norris Clarke, SJ

in The Creative Retrieval of Saint Thomas Aquinas: Essays in Thomistic Philosophy, New and Old

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229284
eISBN:
9780823236671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229284.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents traditional Catholic doctrine on the creation of the human soul by God. It provides information on the classic philosophical argumentation of Saint Thomas regarding the latter ... More


Maimonides’ Ethical Systems

Herbert A. Davidson

in Maimonides the Rationalist

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113584
eISBN:
9781800340077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113584.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses Maimonides' treatment of ethics. Shemonah perakim and Mishneh torah base their treatments of ethics on the postulate that characteristics in the human soul are the locus of ... More


Being

José Filipe Silva

in Robert Kilwardby

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190674755
eISBN:
9780197510889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190674755.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter is divided into three main sections covering Kilwardby’s work on natural philosophy. The chapter starts with the basic issues of composition of corporeal substances and proceeds to ... More


Humanity and its Destiny

Seymour Feldman

in Gersonides: Judaism within the Limits of Reason

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113447
eISBN:
9781800340152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113447.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the topic of humanity's ultimate felicity, which is another common interest between some Greek philosophers and believers of scriptural religions. It discusses assumptions ... More


Quodlibet III

Turner Nevitt and Brian Davies

in Thomas Aquinas's Quodlibetal Questions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190069520
eISBN:
9780190069568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069520.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter presents Thomas Aquinas’s Quodlibet XII, which dates from his second Parisian regency (the second time Aquinas functioned as a master in Paris). It contains Aquinas’s answers to ... More


A Platonic Self

Maren R. Niehoff

in Philo of Alexandria: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300175233
eISBN:
9780300231304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175233.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines the contours of the self in Philo's Allegorical Commentary. Throughout the Allegorical Commentary, Philo is concerned with the human self, introducing to Judaism a new language ... More


. Evolution and the Law

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0024
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the evolution controversy, which finds its way into our courts from time to time, is in large part about how to understand and deal with life, death and the prospects of human ... More


. On Understanding the Others

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the Yukio Mishima short story “Patriotism,” which describes what we would call a suicide pact between a Japanese Army lieutenant and his wife. It notes that a traditional ... More


Introduction

Michael P. Foley

in Soliloquies: St. Augustine's Cassiciacum Dialogues, Volume 4

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300238549
eISBN:
9780300255775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300238549.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter presents an overview of St. Augustine's Soliloquies. The completion of the first two books of the Soliloquies in the winter of A.D. 386/387 was a groundbreaking accomplishment. Although ... More


Perception, Desire, and Action: Inextricably Embodied Subjects

David Charles

in The Undivided Self: Aristotle and the 'Mind-Body Problem'

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198869566
eISBN:
9780191912337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198869566.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Aristotle, it is argued, applied the style of account he developed for perception of sounds, colours, and tastes to the perception of objects, their size and movement, and to imagination and ... More


Non-Standard Changes and Forms without Substrata

Jeffrey E. Brower

in Aquinas’s Ontology of the Material World: Change, Hylomorphism, and Material Objects

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198714293
eISBN:
9780191782701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714293.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter (along with the next two) examines certain pressures, both philosophical and theological, that ultimately force Aquinas to refine, extend, and in certain cases radically modify the basic ... More


Book Nine

P.G. Walsh (ed.)

in Augustine: De Civitate Dei The City of God Books VIII and IX

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688546
eISBN:
9781800343016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688546.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter provides the commentary on Book IX of St. Augustine's The City of God. It asks if there are the demons that are inferior to the gods and if there some good spirits whose support can ... More


Sin and Redemption

Marek Tuszewicki

in A Frog Under the Tongue: Jewish Folk Medicine in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781906764982
eISBN:
9781800853027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764982.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses how sin is viewed and how it affects health. The existence of an extrasensory dimension perceptible only to a select few through visions and other mystical experiences was not ... More


Faust: Sokurov Waltz

Jeremi Szaniawski

in The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167352
eISBN:
9780231850520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167352.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reviews the film Faust (2011). Faust, winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, is a free adaptation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's eponymous book. The film, financed in ... More


Quodlibet XII

Turner Nevitt and Brian Davies

in Thomas Aquinas's Quodlibetal Questions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190069520
eISBN:
9780190069568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069520.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter presents Thomas Aquinas’s Quodlibet XII, which dates from his second Parisian regency (the second time Aquinas functioned as a master in Paris). It contains Aquinas’s answers to ... More


Aquinas on the Beginning and End of Human Life: A Rejoinder to Patrick Toner

Fabrizio Amerini

in Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy, Volume 3

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198743798
eISBN:
9780191821011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743798.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The chapter provides a response to Patrick Toner, “Critical Study of Fabrizio Amerini’s Aquinas on the Beginning and End of Human Life,” Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy 2 (2013), 211–28. The ... More


The Masters: The Director-Centered Mode of Production and the Tradition of Quality

Maria Belodubrovskaya

in Not According to Plan: Filmmaking under Stalin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709944
eISBN:
9781501713804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709944.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter Three discusses the implications of the director-centered mode of film production and suggests why entrusting self-governance and self-censorship to a select group of director-masters was ... More


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