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The Future of Invention
The Future of Invention (April 2008)
Rhetoric, Postmodernism, and the Problem of Change
John Muckelbauer - Author

Examines the concept of rhetorical invention from an affirmative, nondialectical perspective.

The Future of Invention links classical rhetorical practices of invention with the philosophical work of Gilles Deleuze and Jacques Derrida and proposes that some of the most crucial implications of postmodern theory have gone largely unattended. Drawing on such classical rhetorical concepts as doxa, i...(Read More)
 
 
Dante from Two Perspectives: The Sienese Connection
Dante from Two Perspectives: The Sienese Connection (January 2007)
Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 15
William R. Cook - Author
Ronald B. Herzman - Author
Sandro Sticca - Editor

Addresses the implications of a document found in the Archivio di Stato di Siena which affirms a connection between Farinata degli Uberti, a Florentine conspicuously encountered by Dante the pilgrim in Inferno 10, and the Sienese Ghibellines with whom he and his fellow Florentine Ghibellines joined, in an alliance which produced the Sienese victory at the battle of Montaperti in 1260.

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The Greek Concept of Nature
The Greek Concept of Nature (April 2005)
Gerard Naddaf - Author

Explores the origin and evolution of the Greek concept of nature up until the time of Plato.

In The Greek Concept of Nature, Gerard Naddaf utilizes historical, mythological, and linguistic perspectives to reconstruct the origin and evolution of the Greek concept of phusis. Usually translated as nature, phusis has been decisive both for the early history of philosophy and for its subsequent developm...(Read More)
 
 
Movement and Meaning in the Divine Comedy: Toward an Understanding of Dante's Processional Poetics
Movement and Meaning in the Divine Comedy: Toward an Understanding of Dante's Processional Poetics (January 2005)
Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 14
Christopher Kleinhenz - Author
Sandro Sticca - Editor

Argues that the analysis of movement and its correlative procession in the Divine Comedyis fundamental to an understanding of how Dante generates meaning in his poetic text.

Christopher Kleinhenz’s Movement and Meaning in the Divine Comedy: Toward an Understanding of Dante’s Processional Poetics is the fourteenth in a series of publications occasioned by the annual Bernardo Lecture at the Center f...(Read More)
 
 
The Rebirth of Dialogue
The Rebirth of Dialogue (August 2004)
Bakhtin, Socrates, and the Rhetorical Tradition
James P. Zappen - Author

Offers a fundamental rethinking of the rhetorical tradition as dialogue.

Dialogue has suffered a long eclipse in the history of philosophy and the history of rhetoric but has enjoyed a rebirth in the work of Hans-Georg Gadamer, Martin Buber, and Mikhail Bakhtin. Among twentieth-century figures, Bakhtin took a special interest in the history of the dialogue form. This book explores Bakhtin's understanding of Socratic d...(Read More)
 
 
Dante and the Jewish Question
Dante and the Jewish Question (January 2004)
Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 13
Rachel Jacoff - Author
Sandro Sticca - Editor

Addresses Jacoff’s own discomfort with Dante’s reiteration of the deicide charge against the Jews in Paradiso 7 and elsewhere.

Rachel Jacoff’sDante and the Jewish Question is the thirteenth in a seriesof publications occasioned by the annual Bernardo Lecture at the Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies (CEMERS) at Binghamton University, the State University of New York. This...(Read More)
 
 
Dante the Book Glutton, or, Food for Thought from Italian Poets
Dante the Book Glutton, or, Food for Thought from Italian Poets (January 2004)
Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 12
Victoria Kirkham - Author
Sandro Sticca - Editor

Explores Dante’s love of books.

Victoria Kirkham’sDante the Book Glutton, or, Food for Thought from Italian Poets is the twelfth in a seriesof publications occasioned by the annual Bernardo Lecture at the Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies (CEMERS) at Binghamton University. This series offers public lectures which have been given by distinguished medieval and Renaissance schola...(Read More)
 
 
Ontology and the Art of Tragedy
Ontology and the Art of Tragedy (November 2001)
An Approach to Aristotle's Poetics
Martha Husain - Author

Argues for a reading of the Poetics in light of the Metaphysics.

Ontology and the Art of Tragedy is a sustained reflection on the principles and criteria from which to guide one's approach to Aristotle's Poetics. Its scope is twofold: historical and systematic. In its historical aspect it develops an approach to Aristotle's Poetics, which brings his distinctive philosophy of being to bear on the reception of this ...(Read More)
 
 
Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy VI
Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy VI (May 2001)
Before Plato
Anthony Preus - Editor

An anthology devoted to the intellectual developments that led up to the philosophy of Plato.

This collection of essays on early Greek philosophy focuses on the natural and moral philosophy and the intellectual developments that led up to the philosophy of Plato. Studies of the philosophies of Anaximander, Zeno of Elea, Empedocles, the Pythagoreans, Atomists, and Sophists are included.

These essays ...(Read More)
 
 
Dante Between Philosophers and Theologians: Paradiso X - XIII
Dante Between Philosophers and Theologians: Paradiso X - XIII (January 2001)
Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 11
Giuseppe Mazzotta - Author
Sandro Sticca - Editor

Raises the radical question of how Dante’s understanding of poetry shaped his theology, his ethics, and, more generally his sense of the organization of knowledge or encyclopedia.

Dante Between Philosophers and Theologians: Paradiso X-XIII is the eleventh in a series of publications occasioned by the annual Bernardo Lecture at the Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies (CEMERS) at...(Read More)
 
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