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Religions and Cultures
Religions and Cultures (January 2002)
First International Conference of Mediterraneum
Adriana Destro - Editor
Mauro Pesce - Editor

Synthesis of Mediterraneum’s first seminar.

On May 28, 1995, at Bertinoro, the town where the great commentator of the Mishrah, Ovadiah, once lived, scholars from various prestigious universities founded Mediterraneum

Mediterraneum is a network of eight European and Mediterranean universities for the comparative study of Judaism, Christianity, and Isl...(Read More)
 
 
Nietzsche, Metaphor, Religion
Nietzsche, Metaphor, Religion (October 2001)
Tim Murphy - Author

Presents a radically anti-foundationalist reading of Nietzsche's philosophy of religion.

Nietzsche argued that metaphor is at the basis of language, concepts, and perception, making it the vehicle by which humans interpret the world. As such, metaphor has profound consequences for the nature of religion and of philosophy. Nietzsche, Metaphor, Religion connects Nietzsche's early writings on rhetoric an...(Read More)
 
 
Going beyond the Pairs
Going beyond the Pairs (June 2001)
The Coincidence of Opposites in German Romanticism, Zen, and Deconstruction
Dennis McCort - Author

Argues that German Romanticism, Zen Buddhism, and deconstruction, for all their cultural differences, are three expressions of a universal vision.

In Going beyond the Pairs, Dennis McCort examines the theme of the coincidentia oppositorum--the tendency of a thing or relationship to turn, under certain conditions, into its own opposite--as it is expressed in German Romanticism, Zen Buddhism, and deconstruc...(Read More)
 
 
Alternative Rhetorics
Alternative Rhetorics (April 2001)
Challenges to the Rhetorical Tradition
Laura Gray-Rosendale - Editor
Sibylle Gruber - Editor

Challenges the traditional rhetorical canon.

Alternative Rhetorics questions traditional canons of rhetorical thought, and offers new perspectives on rhetorics historically overlooked within Western culture. Along with establishing new methodologies for investigating the history of rhetorics, the book also explores rhetoric's changing relationship with technology. By challenging the reader's understanding of rhe...(Read More)
 
 
Religious Truth
Religious Truth (November 2000)
A Volume in the Comparative Religious Ideas Project
Robert Cummings Neville - Editor
Jonathan Z. Smith - Foreword by

Explores religious truth in a range of world religions and discusses the issue and philosophical implications of comparison itself.

This multifaceted study compares how six traditions interpret religious truth, and how it has come to be illustrated so diversely in the Chinese religion, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Philosophical essays integrate the comparisons, ask what religious truth might be ...(Read More)
 
 
The Human Condition
The Human Condition (November 2000)
A Volume in the Comparative Religious Ideas Project
Robert Cummings Neville - Editor
Peter L. Berger - Foreword by

Explores the human condition in a range of world religions and discusses the issue and philosophical implications of comparison itself.

This multi-authored collaborative work on the idea of the human condition as a comparative category cuts across major religious traditions and cultures. Extensive essays by distinguished specialists examine Chinese religion, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Together...(Read More)
 
 
Ultimate Realities
Ultimate Realities (November 2000)
A Volume in the Comparative Religious Ideas Project
Robert Cummings Neville - Editor
Tu Wei-ming - Foreword by

Explores ultimate realities in a range of world religions and discusses the issue and philosophical implications of comparison itself.

The idea of ultimacy as a comparative category that cuts across major religious traditions and cultures is discussed in Ultimate Realities, a multi-authored collaborative work. In this light, Chinese religion, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are examined by di...(Read More)
 
 
Boston Confucianism
Boston Confucianism (September 2000)
Portable Tradition in the Late-Modern World
Robert Cummings Neville - Author
Tu Wei-ming - Foreword by

Argues that Confucianism can be important to the contemporary, global conversation of philosophy and should not be confined to an East Asian context.

Is it possible to be a Confucian without being East Asian, as so many philosophers have been Platonists without being Greek? Strangely enough, many scholars would answer in the negative, citing the inextricable connection between Confucianism and East Asian culture. Bost...(Read More)
 
 
The Kinneavy Papers
The Kinneavy Papers (April 2000)
Theory and the Study of Discourse
Lynn Worsham - Editor
Sidney I. Dobrin - Editor
Gary A. Olson - Editor

Award-winning essays in the field of rhetoric and composition.

Documenting an era of dramatic change and growth in the sophistication of scholarship in rhetoric and composition studies, this book includes essays which find in contemporary theory the language to ask new questions, to reframe existing problems, and to move beyond current impasses in thought and action. The different perspectives offer a stand against current backlash the...(Read More)
 
 
Acts of Arguing
Acts of Arguing (November 1999)
A Rhetorical Model of Argument
Christopher W. Tindale - Author

Approaches recent innovations in argumentation theory from a primarily rhetorical perspective.

The revival of argumentation theory in the past few decades has focused on its logical and dialectical dimensions, with less attention paid to rhetorical features. This book explores and then redresses this imbalance. Tindale examines important logical and dialectical innovations in recent argumentation theory and shows that they depend impl...(Read More)
 
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