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Number and the Universe

Svetla Slaveva-Griffin

in Plotinus on Number

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195377194
eISBN:
9780199869572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377194.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines the relationship of Substantial Number and all intelligible entities: Absolute Being as “unified number;” Intellect as “number moving in itself”; beings as “unfolded number;” ... More


One

Juan Manuel Garrido

in On Time, Being, and Hunger: Challenging the Traditional Way of Thinking Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239351
eISBN:
9780823239399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239351.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter describes the temporal-irreversible structure implied in the teleological explanation of natural processes as traditionally understood. Temporal irreversibility in teleological ... More


The Roots of Aristotle’s Vital Heat: The De philosophia and Kindred Presocratic Doctrines

Gad Freudenthal

in Aristotle’s Theory of Material Substance: Heat and Pneuma, Form and Soul

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198238645
eISBN:
9780191679704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238645.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter I was devoted to an analysis of Aristotle's theory of vital heat in its own terms. It showed that this theory — which integrates chemical, physiological, and psychological doctrines into an ... More


Rethinking the World of the Living Being

Suzi Adams

in Castoriadis's Ontology: Being and Creation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234585
eISBN:
9780823240739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234585.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Castoriadis's rethinking of the living being emerges as a central aspect of his shift to a trans-regional ontology of creative physis, but also as the site of relocation for the nomos/physis ... More


Introduction

Gad Freudenthal

in Aristotle’s Theory of Material Substance: Heat and Pneuma, Form and Soul

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198238645
eISBN:
9780191679704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238645.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to provide new perspectives on the relationships between form and matter in Aristotle's thought. Specifically, it examines ... More


The Rediscovery of Physis

Suzi Adams

in Castoriadis's Ontology: Being and Creation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234585
eISBN:
9780823240739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234585.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

If Castoriadis focussed on an elucidation of a regional ontology of nomos at the time of The Imaginary Institution of Society, from the 1980s a shift becomes apparent in his thought, as he grows to ... More


Jīva

Arvind Sharma

in Classical Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195658712
eISBN:
9780199082018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658712.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the concept of the jīva. The jīva or the living being is explained in two ways in standard Hindu thought: either as possessing three bodies or as possessing five sheaths. ... More


Metaphysics and Powerlessness: An Introduction to the Concept of Life-ism

Leonard Lawlor

in The Implications of Immanence: Toward a New Concept of Life

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226535
eISBN:
9780823235742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226535.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter lays out the structure of “life-ism.” The chapter is organized into four steps. First, it argues that, despite differences, Heidegger's conception of Nietzsche's ... More


From the Science of the Living Being to the Science of the Human Mind

Fernando Vidal

in The Sciences of the Soul: The Early Modern Origins of Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226855868
eISBN:
9780226855882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226855882.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the history of the evolution of psychology from a science of the living being to the science of the human mind. It explains that when psychology was redefined as the science of ... More


Nonexistence and Death

Palle Yourgrau

in Death and Nonexistence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190247478
eISBN:
9780190247492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190247478.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

Since, as most philosophers of death agree, death implies nonexistence (the corpse is not the dead person, who is essentially a living being), it follows that the mystery of death is due in no small ... More


To Have or To Be—I: Sick Systems, Sick Human Beings*

Tulsi Badrinath

in Chaturvedi Badrinath: Unity of Life and Other Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199465187
eISBN:
9780199086511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465187.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The prevailing economic and political systems, with global market as its centre and greed for more as its driving force, must destroy the very thing without which, even in its own terms, it cannot ... More


Introduction: What Does Infinity Have to Do with Life?

Ohad Nachtomy

in Living Mirrors: Infinity, Unity, and Life in Leibniz's Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190907327
eISBN:
9780190907358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907327.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The introduction sets up the motivation for and organization of the book by looking at the relation between infinity and life that Leibniz presupposes in his distinction between natural and ... More


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