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Roman Philosophy and the Jews

Maren R. Niehoff

in Philo of Alexandria: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300175233
eISBN:
9780300231304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175233.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter details how Philo integrates the Jews into his philosophical treatises, which are of lively interest in Rome, where they had been discussed since Cicero. The Jews are moreover inscribed ... More


Maimonides

Leon Roth

in Is There a Jewish Philosophy?: Rethinking Fundamentals

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774556
eISBN:
9781800340824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774556.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Maimonides. His works, all composed under the stress of travel or business, included commentaries on some tractates of the Talmud; a complete Commentary, still widely used, on ... More


Huygens: The Theoretical Voyage of the Cosmotheoros

in Fictions of the Cosmos: Science and Literature in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226011226
eISBN:
9780226011240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226011240.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines accounts of theoretical voyages in Dutch natural philosopher Christiaan Huygens' book Cosmotheoros. It explains that in the book Huygens portrayed a unified space of a ... More


Pernicious Bastardizations: Benjamin’s Ethics of Pure Violence

Martin Blumenthal-Barby

in Inconceivable Effects: Ethics through Twentieth-Century German Literature, Thought, and Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801478123
eISBN:
9780801467394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801478123.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter begins by distinguishing between “presentation” (Darstellung) and representation (Vorstellung). The duality of Vorstellung and Darstellung appears uncertain in light of Walter Benjamin’s ... More


The Cosmopolitan Vision of Yaśovijaya Gaṇi

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Lost Age of Reason: Philosophy in Early Modern India 1450-1700

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199218745
eISBN:
9780191809774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199218745.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the work of Yasóvijaya Gaṇi, who is considered one of Jainism's great intellectuals. It describes Yasóvijaya's intellectual biography, which consists of his apprenticeship in ... More


Black Square: Malevich and the Origin of Suprematism

Aleksandra Shatskikh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300140897
eISBN:
9780300162295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300140897.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Kazimir Malevich's painting Black Square is one of the twentieth century's emblematic paintings, the visual manifestation of a new period in world artistic culture at its inception. None of ... More


Sur-e Esrāfil, Series 1, No. 30, pp. 7–8: May 25, 1908

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

in Charand-o Parand: Revolutionary Satire from Iran, 1907-1909

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0028
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter presents a column published on May 25, 1908, which reads like a philosophical treatise on the existence of good and evil in the world. We enjoy happy moments in life because we know ... More


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