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Natural Philosophy in Late Medieval Oxford

J. D. North

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume II: Late Medieval Oxford

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510122
eISBN:
9780191700941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510122.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the reason for the amplification of mathematical and other formal methods used in natural philosophy and astronomy. It explains that Oxford humanists' attacks which were so ... More


Angels, Demons, and the Man of God

Tina Beattie

in Theology after Postmodernity: Divining the Void--A Lacanian Reading of Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199566075
eISBN:
9780191747359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566075.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

With Lacan as a guide, this chapter probes the unravelling of Thomas Aquinas’s Aristotelianism in the context of the theology of predestination, his account of contemplation and rapture, and medieval ... More


Plato and the Invention of Life Itself

Michael Naas

in Plato and the Invention of Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279678
eISBN:
9780823281596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279678.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The final chapter takes many of the insights from the previous chapters in order to show, through a more general reading of Plato’s dialogues, how Plato attempts always to move from what is commonly ... More


Robert Burton, perfect happiness and the visio dei

Mary Ann Lund

in The Renaissance of emotion: Understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090783
eISBN:
9781781708866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090783.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Happiness is not a state that one readily associates with Burton’s encyclopaedic dissection of melancholic affliction, but this chapter makes the case for its central importance in the understanding ... More


Suger, Abbot of S-Denis, and the Rhetoric of Persuasion: Manipulating Reality and Producing Meaning

Stephen Murray

in Plotting Gothic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226191805
eISBN:
9780226191942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226191942.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The abbey church of S-Denis, just to the northwest of Paris, has assumed a most significant place in traditional stories as the starting point of Gothic. Abbot Suger has been credited with a direct ... More


Thinking Eternally*

Paul Helm

in Augustine's Confessions: Philosophy in Autobiography

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199577552
eISBN:
9780191788871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577552.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, History of Philosophy

The chapter examines Augustine’s discussion of time in Book 11 of the Confessions by emphasizing Augustine’s view of thinking eternally. This is preceded by a discussion of Augustine’s dismissal of ... More


S. T. Coleridge’s Contemplative Imagination

Douglas Hedley

in Coleridge and Contemplation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198799511
eISBN:
9780191839795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799511.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 13 takes as its theme the deep roots in the Platonic tradition of Coleridge’s view of contemplation as the experience of nóēsis, for Plato the highest form of epistēmē, being the knowledge of ... More


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