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Human Rights and Natural Law

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ISBN: 9783896655677 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academia Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101876
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It was in ancient Greek philosophy where the idea arose that there is a supreme law before which any civil law created by human societies has to be justified. Since then the concept of natural law not only remained one of the paradigms of Western civilization but has shaped the development of international legislation in general. The understanding of the significance of the idea of a natural law for the philosophical presuppositions of our current concepts of human rights and human dignity is still dependent on the analysis of its relation to the different cultures and civilizations on earth.

Wounded Heroes

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ISBN: 9780199672783 Year: Pages: 246 DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672783.001.0001 Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: Philosophy --- History --- Languages and Literatures
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Vulnerability is not often associated with virtue. Yet to be vulnerable is central to human experience. In this book, McCoy examines ways in which Greek epic, tragedy, and philosophy have important insights to offer about the nature of human vulnerability and how human beings might better come to terms with their own vulnerability. While studies of Greek heroism and virtue often focus on strength of character, prowess in war, or the achievement of honor for oneself or one’s society, McCoy examines another side to Greek thought that extols the recognition and proper acceptance of vulnerability. McCoy begins with the literary works of Homer’s Iliad, Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus and Philoctetes before expanding her analysis to philosophical works. There, she analyzes imagery of wounding in Plato’s Gorgias and Symposium as well as Aristotle’s work on the vulnerability inherent in friendship and an innovative interpretation of tragic catharsis in the Poetics. As much a work of philosophy as of classical textual analysis, McCoy’s work aims at a deeper understanding of the virtues of vulnerability for individuals and societies alike.

Cosmic Order and Divine Power

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Book Series: SAPERE ISBN: 9783161528095 9783161564321 Year: DOI: 10.1628/978-3-16-156432-1 Language: English
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103625
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The treatise De mundo offers a cosmology in the Peripatetic tradition which subordinates what happens in the cosmos to the might of an omnipotent god. Thus the work is paradigmatic for the philosophical and religious concepts of the early imperial age, which offer points of contact with nascent Christianity.

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