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Leo Strauss
Leo Strauss (June 2002)
The Early Writings (1921-1932)
Leo Strauss - Author
Michael Zank - Editor/translator

Presents the early published writings of the distinguished political philosopher Leo Strauss, available here for the first time in English.

This translation of eighteen virtually unknown early publications provides access for the first time to the origins of Leo Strauss's thought in the intellectual life of the German Jewish 'renaissance' in the 1920s. Themes range from the Enlightenment critique of the...(Read More)
Jewish Themes in Spinoza's Philosophy
Jewish Themes in Spinoza's Philosophy (May 2002)
Heidi M. Ravven - Editor
Lenn E. Goodman - Editor

Explores Jewish aspects of Spinoza's philosophy from a wide variety of perspectives.

Breaking new ground in the study of Spinoza's philosophy, the essays in this volume explore the extent to which Spinoza may be considered a Jewish thinker. The rich diversity of Spinoza scholarship today is represented here by a wide range of intellectual methods and scholarly perspectives—from Jewish philosophy and history,...(Read More)
Maimonides and the Hermeneutics of Concealment
Maimonides and the Hermeneutics of Concealment (April 2002)
Deciphering Scripture and Midrash in The Guide of the Perplexed
James Arthur Diamond - Author

Winner of the Nachman Sokol-Mollie Halberstadt Prize in Biblical/Rabbinic Scholarship from the Canadian Jewish Book Awards Committee

Examines how Maimonides integrates scriptural and rabbinic literature into his magnum opus, The Guide of the Perplexed.

Maimonides and the Hermeneutics of Concealment demonstrates the type of hermeneutic that the medieval Jewish philosopher Moses Maimon...(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)
Gnostic Return in Modernity
Gnostic Return in Modernity (July 2001)
Cyril O'Regan - Author

Looks at the influence of Gnosticism in modern intellectual history, philosophy, and theology.

Gnostic Return in Modernity
demonstrates the possibility that Gnosticism haunts certain modern discourses. Studying Gnosticism of the first centuries of the common era and utilizing narrative analysis, the author shows how Gnosticism returns in a select band of narrative discourses that extends from the seventeenth century G...(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)
Immemorial Silence
Immemorial Silence (March 2001)
Karmen MacKendrick - Author

Treats time, eternity, language, and silence in an original way.

Drawing on philosophy, theology, and literature, from the early Middle Ages to the present, Immemorial Silence traces a series of intertwined ideas. Exploring silence as the absence of language, which is nonetheless inherent in language itself, and eternity as the outside of time, cutting through time itself, the book unfolds a series of connections ...(Read More)
Nature, Design, and Science
Nature, Design, and Science (March 2001)
The Status of Design in Natural Science
Del Ratzsch - Author

Explores the question of whether or not concepts and principles involving supernatural intelligent design can occupy any legitimate place within science.

Although the scientific illegitimacy of supernatural design is typically asserted with enormous confidence and vigor, there has been surprisingly little actual work on such key foundational issues as even what design is and on specific criteria for assessing its ...(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)
Coming to Be
Coming to Be (December 2000)
Toward a Thomistic-Whiteheadian Metaphysics of Becoming
James W. Felt - Author

Synthesizes Thomistic and Whiteheadian metaphysics.

This book explores the possibility of using the twentieth-century "process" philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead to modernize the thirteenth-century metaphysics of St. Thomas Aquinas in order to make better philosophical sense of the evolutionary processes of the world. Due to certain limitations, neither philosophy has been able to provide satisfactory metaph...(Read More)
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