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Ens rationis from Suárez to Caramuel: A Study in Scholasticism of the Baroque Era

Daniel D. Novotny

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823244768
eISBN:
9780823252695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244768.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The influence of the Spanish Jesuit Francisco Suárez (1548-1617) on 17th-century philosophy, theology, and law can hardly be underestimated. This book explores one of the most controversial topics of ... More


Out of Death, Art of Dying

D. Vance Smith

in Arts of Dying: Literature and Finitude in Medieval England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226640853
eISBN:
9780226641041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226641041.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Death is a problem of predication: classical and medieval philosophy puzzled over how to say anything about the state of nonbeing. This chapter surveys the important interventions in the philosophy ... More


Staring

Leo Bersani

in Receptive Bodies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226579627
eISBN:
9780226579931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226579931.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter analyzes whether staring is relational or not. The frightening thing about staring is a person's total withdrawal at such moments—their compelling yet somehow wholly absent presence. It ... More


Individualism and the Neo-Daoist Movement in Wei-Jin China

Ying-shih Yü

Josephine Chiu-Duke and Michael S. Duke (eds)

in Chinese History and Culture: Sixth Century B.C.E. to Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178587
eISBN:
9780231542012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178587.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This study explores the Neo-Daoist movement as an example of one type of Chinese individualism. It shows how this individualism arose along with the profound social and intellectual crisis at the end ... More


Problems Posed by Beings of Reason

Daniel D. Novotný

in Ens rationis from Suárez to Caramuel: A Study in Scholasticism of the Baroque Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823244768
eISBN:
9780823252695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244768.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter introduces the main philosophical target of the study, namely ens rationis (being of reason), from a systematic point of view. The chapter provides a broad conceptual framework within ... More


Leibniz in Paris: Between Infinite Number and Infinite Being

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/9780190907327.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The first section of this chapter presents Leibniz’s rejection of infinite number in response to Galileo’s paradox. The next section presents a problem that arises from his resolution of the paradox. ... More


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