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Subtle Bodies: Representing Angels in Byzantium

Glenn Peers

A. Long (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224056
eISBN:
9780520925137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224056.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

Throughout the course of Byzantine history, Christian doctrine taught that angels have a powerful place in cosmology. It also taught that angels were immaterial, bodiless, invisible beings. But if ... More


Nature in Proclus:: From irrational immanent principle to goddess ⋆

Alain Lernould

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/9780199693719.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In the prologue of his commentary on Plato’s Timaeus Proclus defines Nature as the last of the productive causes of the corporeal, as an incorporeal essence inseparable from bodies. Nature is both an ... More


Deleuze, A Stoic

Ryan J. Johnson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474462150
eISBN:
9781474484916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474462150.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Deleuze dramatises the story of ancient philosophy as a rivalry of four types of thinkers: the subverting pre-Socratics, the ascending Plato, the interiorising Aristotle and the perverting Stoics. ... More


The Role of the Intellect in Descartes's Case for the Incorporeity of the Mind

Rozemond Marleen

in Essays on the Philosophy and Science of René Descartes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195075519
eISBN:
9780199853052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195075519.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explains Descartes view that the mind, the source of mental states in incorporeal substance. Decartes acts of intellection are not accompanied by correlated physical events but there are ... More


Appropriation Theory in the Courts

JOSHUA GETZLER

in A History of Water Rights at Common Law

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207602
eISBN:
9780191715327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207602.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter considers some of the main developments of prescription doctrine for incorporeal rights after Bracton, in order to grasp the vocabulary of prescriptive and appropriative rights employed ... More


Incorporeal Things

A. W. B. Simpson

in A History of the Land Law

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198255376
eISBN:
9780191681585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255376.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Analysts have always been unhappy about the property lawyer's classification of hereditaments into corporeal and incorporeal; their unhappiness is quite misplaced, for the classification represents a ... More


Anaxagoras

David Sedley

in Creationism and Its Critics in Antiquity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253643
eISBN:
9780520934368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253643.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The earliest western philosophers were the bright original Greek thinkers traditionally known as the Presocratics—a line-up which included such heterogeneous figures as Thales, Anaximander, ... More


Turning Toward the World: Lucretius, in Theory

Jonathan Goldberg

in The Seeds of Things: Theorizing Sexuality and Materiality in Renaissance Representations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230662
eISBN:
9780823235827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230662.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In this chapter, Michel Foucault's abstraction of the “Deleuzian” way of philosophizing, which articulates that responding to queries implies formulating another problem to attend to, is introduced. ... More


Maimonides on Metaphysical Knowledge

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/9781904113584.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores Maimonides' views on metaphysics. Maimonides considered apodictic demonstration (burhān) to be the surest tool the human intellect has for acquiring knowledge, since no one but ... More


The Sex of Revelation: Prophethood and Gendered Bodies

Michael Muhammad Knight

in Muhammad's Body: Baraka Networks and the Prophetic Assemblage

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469658919
eISBN:
9781469658933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469658919.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the salience of Muhammad’s body to constructions of bodies and masculinity in the hadith corpus, discussing ways that gender informs access to the prophetic body—and the ... More


Modern Space as Absolute: Gassendi and Newton

Edward S. Casey

in The Fate of Place: A Philosophical History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520276031
eISBN:
9780520954564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276031.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the thoughts of Pierre Gassendi and Isaac Newton about space. Gassendi posited an incorporeal dimensionality that in effect liberated space from matter. Not only was space ... More


The Yolk A: Stoic Metaphysics

Ryan J. Johnson

in Deleuze, A Stoic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474462150
eISBN:
9781474484916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474462150.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Part I is about Stoic physics and metaphysics, especially insofar as it is considered a perverse materialism. Perversion is a technical term, which concerns the way in which Stoicism turns inside out ... More


Causation

Ada Bronowski

in The Stoics on Lekta: All There Is to Say

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198842880
eISBN:
9780191878794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842880.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines the Stoic theory of causation. The Stoics say that a cause is the cause of an incorporeal katēgorēma, a kind of lekton, thereby giving an idiosyncratic account of a cause, and ... More


Bodiless Demons: Ignatius of Antioch, the Coptic Apocalypse of Peter, and the Demonic Body of Jesus

Travis W. Proctor

in Demonic Bodies and the Dark Ecologies of Early Christian Culture

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780197581162
eISBN:
9780197581193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197581162.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 2 explores the context and function of Ignatius of Antioch’s citation of “bodiless demons” in his Letter to the Smyrnaeans. There, Ignatius claims that Christians who believe in a phantasmal ... More


Introduction: Seeing God’s Body

Brittany E. Wilson

in The Embodied God: Seeing the Divine in Luke-Acts and the Early Church

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780190080822
eISBN:
9780190080853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080822.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

The introduction begins with the bold claim that in some parts of the New Testament, God is a being who has a body and who can be seen. It briefly outlines why many Westerners today believe that God ... More


When the Nation Became a Lord: Feudal Dues as Biens Nationaux

Rafe Blaufarb

in The Great Demarcation: The French Revolution and the Invention of Modern Property

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199778799
eISBN:
9780190607159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778799.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 6 examines how the revolutionary government and its successors dealt with the mass of feudal dues and other by-products of tenurial, proprietary hierarchy it had absorbed into the national ... More


From Hylomorphism to Material Compounds

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/9780198714293.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter (along with the next) provides the background necessary for understanding the precise connection between Aquinas’s hylomorphism and his views about material objects. This chapter begins ... More


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