Complete Works of Aristotle, Volume 2

The Revised Oxford Translation
Author: Aristotle,
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400835852
Category: Philosophy
Page: 1248
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The Oxford Translation of Aristotle was originally published in 12 volumes between 1912 and 1954. It is universally recognized as the standard English version of Aristotle. This revised edition contains the substance of the original Translation, slightly emended in light of recent scholarship; three of the original versions have been replaced by new translations; and a new and enlarged selection of Fragments has been added. The aim of the translation remains the same: to make the surviving works of Aristotle readily accessible to English speaking readers.

Around and Beyond the Square of Opposition

Author: Jean-Yves Béziau,Dale Jacquette
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3034803796
Category: Mathematics
Page: 379
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The theory of oppositions based on Aristotelian foundations of logic has been pictured in a striking square diagram which can be understood and applied in many different ways having repercussions in various fields: epistemology, linguistics, mathematics, sociology, physics. The square can also be generalized in other two-dimensional or multi-dimensional objects extending in breadth and depth the original Aristotelian theory. The square of opposition from its origin in antiquity to the present day continues to exert a profound impact on the development of deductive logic. Since 10 years there is a new growing interest for the square due to recent discoveries and challenging interpretations. This book presents a collection of previously unpublished papers by high level specialists on the square from all over the world.

Dreams, Virtue and Divine Knowledge in Early Christian Egypt

Author: Bronwen Neil,Doru Costache,Kevin Wagner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108481183
Category: History
Page: 224
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Explores the significance of dreams in early Christian Egypt, using sources from Philo and Origen to Athanasius and early monks.

God's Wounds: Hermeneutic of the Christian Symbol of Divine Suffering, Volume Two

Evil and Divine Suffering
Author: Jeff B. Pool
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1556354657
Category: Religion
Page: 544
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This book constitutes the second volume of a three-volume study of Christian testimonies to divine suffering: God's Wounds: Hermeneutic of the Christian Symbol of Divine Suffering, vol. 2, Evil and Divine Suffering. The larger study focuses its inquiry into the testimonies to divine suffering themselves, seeking to allow the voices that attest to divine suffering to speak freely, then to discover and elucidate the internal logic or rationality of this family of testimonies, rather than defending these attestations against the dominant claims of classical Christian theism that have historically sought to eliminate such language altogether from Christian discourse about the nature and life of God. This second volume of studies proceeds on the basis of the presuppositions of this symbol, those implicit attestations that provide the conditions of possibility for divine suffering-that which constitutes divine vulnerability with respect to creation-as identified and examined in the first volume of this project: an understanding of God through the primary metaphor of love (God is love); and an understanding of the human as created in the image of God, with a life (though finite) analogous to the divine life-the imago Dei as love. The second volume then investigates the first two divine wounds or modes of divine suffering to which the larger family of testimonies to divine suffering normally attest: (1) divine grief, suffering because of betrayal by the beloved human or human sin; and (2) divine self-sacrifice, suffering for the beloved human in its bondage to sin or misery, to establish the possibility of redemption and reconciliation. Each divine wound, thus, constitutes a response to a creaturely occasion. The suffering in each divine wound also occurs in two stages: a passive stage and an active stage. In divine grief, God suffers because of human sin, betrayal of the divine lover by the beloved human: divine sorrow as the passive stage of divine grief; and divine anguish as the active stage of divine grief. In divine self-sacrifice, God suffers in response to the misery or bondage of the beloved human's infidelity: divine travail (focused on the divine incarnation in Jesus of Nazareth) as the active stage of divine self-sacrifice; and divine agony (focused on divine suffering in the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth) as the passive stage of divine self-sacrifice.

The Metaphoric Process

Connections Between Language and Life
Author: Gemma Corradi Fiumara
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415126243
Category: Philosophy
Page: 196
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Metaphor is much more than just a linguistic phenomena, argues Gemma Corradi Fiumara, it is in fact the key process by which we construct and develop our ability to understand the world and the people we share it with. Rationality as understood by philosophers has led to a disembodied view of ourselves in which interaction between life and language has been downplayed. By looking at the metaphoric process - in an interpersonal rather than a formal way - its importance in allowing us access to new worlds of experience is revealed. The metaphoric potential in us all exposes us to the world and initiates our involvement in it.

Mayes' Midwifery E-Book

A Textbook for Midwives
Author: Sue Macdonald
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702045969
Category: Medical
Page: 1084
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Mayes’ Midwifery, an established key textbook for students and qualified midwives, contains essential knowledge for professional practice. For this 14th edition, each section and chapter has been fully updated and enhanced by leading authors to ensure the text complies with contemporary practice and current guidelines. Added benefits are the availability of a variety of additional online resources for each chapter, including case studies, video and website links, and a bank of multiple-choice questions to test knowledge. With a strong emphasis on normal birth, the book covers the spectrum of midwifery-related topics applied to practice, providing a foundation of knowledge, and encouraging independent thought through the use of reflective exercises in each chapter and online. The book provides midwives with material that meets individual ways of learning and supports current modes of midwifery education. Mayes’ Midwifery is the text for initial preparation and for ongoing midwifery practice. New chapters on essential contemporary issues: Vulnerable women Perspectives on the future of midwifery, in a global context Evidence-based information to guide best practice Learning outcomes and Key Points in all chapters Reflective activities Now with an integrated website offering additional resources and material including: Multiple-choice questions for self-testing Case studies Reflective activities to consolidate your professional development Useful additional reading, resources and weblinks Expanded topics Downloadable materials including illustrations

On the Existence of Evils

Author: Proclus
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
Category: Philosophy
Page: 159
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Proclus' "On the Existence of Evils" is not a commentary, but helps to compensate for the dearth of Neoplatonist ethical commentaries. The central question addressed in the work is: how can there be evil in a providential world? Neoplatonists agree that it cannot be caused by higher and worthier beings. Plotinus had said that evil is matter, which, unlike Aristotle, he collapsed into mere privation or lack, thus reducing its reality. He also protected higher causes from responsibility by saying that evil may result from a combination of goods. Proclus objects: evil is real, and not a privation. Rather, it is a parasite feeding off good. Parasites have no proper cause, and higher beings are thus vindicated as being the causes only of the good off which evil feeds.

Richard Hooker and the Construction of Christian Community

Author: Arthur Stephen McGrade
Publisher: Mrts
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 418
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Twenty contributions, drawn from a conference marking completion of the Folger edition of Hooker's works, complement a collection published more than two decades ago, Studies in Richard Hooker; Essays Preliminary to an Edition of His Works, edited by W. Speed Hill. The papers as a whole do not deci


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
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A Chronological History of Observation, Science, Myth, and Folklore
Author: Donald K. Yeomans
Publisher: Wiley
Category: Science
Page: 496
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The diminutive size of cometary bodies is in no way proportional to their scientific importance. Theorists suggest that comets played a major role in the development of the Earth and subsequent collosions of comets may have wiped out various life forms, allowing only the most adaptable to develop further. In short, the study of comets is important from a historical perspective, scientifically compelling and, at the same time, entertaining. In this authoritative book, the development of cometary ideas is traced from antiquity through the actual fly-by of Halley by international spacecraft in 1986. The focus is on the cometary theories that were evident in each era. Included are many colorful anecdotes and information about culture and important personalities throughout history. Also contains an exhaustive catalog of all comet apparitions through the year 1700.


A Journal of Composition Theory
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Composition (Rhetoric)
Page: N.A
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The western classical tradition in linguistics

Author: Keith Allan
Publisher: Equinox
ISBN: 9781904768968
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 351
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The Western Classical Tradition in Linguistics examines ancient, medieval, post-renaissance, and modern conceptions of linguistics (i.e. the study of language and languages). It identifies a classical tradition to which modern linguistics owes a very clear debt. For example, Aristotle takes language to be (A) a symbolic system that represents (B) the world of our experience as it is contained within the mind. He believed (C) the world is external to human beings, who are all capable of (D) perceiving the same things within it. Finally, (E) Aristotle was only interested in form as a corollary of function. (A-E) have given rise to different developments in linguistics. (A) is a premise for all linguists, but has been developed, perhaps to its limits, in post-Fregean semantics. From the last quarter of the 20th century, (B) has been pursued by cognitive linguists. (C) was taken up by the speculative grammarians of the late middle ages who looked to the structure of God's world as informing the structure of universal grammar. The rationalists of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries took up (D), revising the interpretation of their speculative precursors to seek universal grammar in the God-given rational minds of the human beings perceiving the world around them. Chomsky reinterprets the rationalist doctrine to seek universal grammar in the human mind while eschewing the relevance of human perception of anything other than linguistic input. Functional linguistics has picked up on (E). So, today's formal linguists, cognitivists, functionalists, and Chomskyites may often be at odds with each other, but all tread in Aristotle's footprints within the western classical tradition. There havebeen times when linguists stepped outside of the tradition, but they nearly always borrowed from

Der Heros in tausend Gestalten

Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3458752609
Category: History
Page: 494
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Apollo, der Froschkönig aus dem Märchen, Wotan, Buddha und zahlreiche andere »Helden« aus Volkssagen und Religionen – sie alle lassen sich auf den einen Heros zurückführen, den Ursprung aller Mythen. Und gleichzeitig stellen sie verschiedene Versionen und Ausformungen des Heldentypus dar. Durch umfassende Vergleiche und Deutungen bringt Campbell die Eigenheiten, die Gemeinsamkeiten und die Unterschiede dieser zeitlosen Symbole ans Licht. »Der Heros in tausend Gestalten« ist ein unumgängliches Standardwerk der Mythenforschung – ein Handbuch über die Helden der Menschheitsgeschichte und deren Bedeutung, das auch dem interessierten Laien die Geschichte des Heros verständlich nahebringt.


für den Schulgebrauch erklärt. Gesang I - III
Author: Homerus
Publisher: N.A
Page: 124
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Pascal, Fermat und die Berechnung des Glücks

eine Reise in die Geschichte der Mathematik
Author: Keith J. Devlin
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406590993
Category: Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie - Geschichte
Page: 204
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Der Autor stellt die Entstehung der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung und den damit verbundenen Wandel des menschlichen Alltagslebens dar.

História, ficção, literatura

Author: Luiz Costa Lima
Publisher: Companhia Das Letras
Category: Fiction
Page: 434
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'História. Ficção. Literatura' traz as respostas originais de Luiz Costa Lima a um desafio teórico polêmico. Por sua condição necessariamente discursiva, a historiografia não pode prescindir da interseção com os domínios da ficção e da literatura. Mas será isso suficiente para reduzi-la a uma espécie de discurso ficcional? Para o autor, é preciso destacar as diferentes metas que orientam a escrita da história e a ficção. Assim como a ficção extrapola o domínio da literatura, a história responde a uma necessidade específica do ser humano - conhecer o seu passado. Sem negar que esse conhecimento não se realiza senão num discurso, Costa Lima ressalta que a história reivindica uma veracidade estranha à ficção. Se o discurso ficcional se caracteriza pela porosidade, o historiográfico trabalha com uma verdade sem poros, numa aporia que ameaça converter-se em blindagem contra o autoquestionamento.