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Souls Before Birth and at Death

Norman Kretzmann

in The Metaphysics of Creation: Aquinas's Natural Theology in Summa contra gentiles II

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246540
eISBN:
9780191597879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246548.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In Aquinas's attempt to explain the origin of an individual human being's soul (his embryological account), he argues that a human soul does not begin to exist at conception, or for some time ... More


Grief: Passion, Action, and the Possibility of Self-knowledge

Erin Sullivan

in Beyond Melancholy: Sadness and Selfhood in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198739654
eISBN:
9780191802614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739654.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter focuses on grief and sorrow arising from worldly misfortunes and the deeply negative effects many writers believed it could have on a person’s health—a conviction reflected most ... More


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