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Combat Trauma And Tragic Catharsis: An Aristotelian Account Of Tragedy And Trauma, Edward J. Hoffmann 2016 Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

Combat Trauma And Tragic Catharsis: An Aristotelian Account Of Tragedy And Trauma, Edward J. Hoffmann

Honors Bachelor of Arts

This essay argues that the Greeks experienced and understood combat trauma, and that they used tragedy and the catharsis that it effected as a means of restoring the order of souls traumatized in war. Our examination of the horrors of hoplite warfare should leave us with no question that ancient warfare was no more clean, decent, or glorious than modern war. To treat the trauma induced those horrors, the Greeks did indeed practice certain societal mechanisms, which our own society seems to so sadly lack. One of these was Attic tragedy. Certain of the tragedies explicitly speak to military experience ...


A Papyrus Letter About Epicurean Philosophy Books, James Keenan 2016 Loyola University Chicago

A Papyrus Letter About Epicurean Philosophy Books, James Keenan

James G. Keenan

No abstract provided.


Emerson On Plato: Literary Philosophy, Dialectic, And The Temporality Of Thought, Jesse I. Bailey 2016 Sacred Heart University

Emerson On Plato: Literary Philosophy, Dialectic, And The Temporality Of Thought, Jesse I. Bailey

Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies Faculty Publications

For Emerson, Plato is the quintessential philosopher. I will argue that, to the extent that Emerson wanted his essays to have philosophical depth, he considered his work to be an extension of the work found in Plato’s dialogues.


‘If Apprehending Occurs, It Is Not The View’: Sakya Thinkers On The Madhyamaka View Of Freedom From Proliferations, Yaroslav Komarovski 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

‘If Apprehending Occurs, It Is Not The View’: Sakya Thinkers On The Madhyamaka View Of Freedom From Proliferations, Yaroslav Komarovski

Faculty Publications, Classics and Religious Studies Department

This paper addresses several key elements of Sakya thinkers’ approach to Madhyamaka, with the primary focus on their understanding of ultimate reality described as ‘freedom from proliferations’ (spros bral). It first provides a short summary of the general Sakya approach, then addresses works of several early Sakya masters, and finally explores writings of Gowo Rapjampa Sönam Senggé (go bo rab ’byams pa bsod nams seng ge, 1429-1489)— Gorampa (go rams pa) for short—whose position is accepted as representative of the mainstream within the Sakya tradition. Sakya thought in general, and its approach to Madhyamaka in particular, is based largely ...


From The Three Natures To The Two Natures: On A Fluid Approach To The Two Versions Of Other-Emptiness From 15th Century Tibet, Yaroslav Komarovski 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

From The Three Natures To The Two Natures: On A Fluid Approach To The Two Versions Of Other-Emptiness From 15th Century Tibet, Yaroslav Komarovski

Faculty Publications, Classics and Religious Studies Department

In recent years there has been a surge of scholarly interest in diverse systems of Buddhist thought and practice that Tibetan thinkers characterize as “other-emptiness” (gzhan stong), contrasting them with systems of “self-emptiness” (rang stong). While the theories of such exponents of other emptiness as Dölpopa Sherap Gyeltsen (dol po pa shes rab rgyal mtshan, 1292–1361)1 are relatively well known, those of other Tibetan thinkers are only beginning to receive scholarly attention. This paper addresses one such lesser-known other-emptiness theory that was developed by the seminal Tibetan thinker Serdok Penchen Shakya Chokden (gser mdog paṇ chen shākya mchog ...


Education_As_A_Human_Right_A_Confucian_P.Pdf, Chenyang Li 2015 Nanyang Technological University

Education_As_A_Human_Right_A_Confucian_P.Pdf, Chenyang Li

Chenyang Li

Joseph Chan’s book is a milestone for the contemporary study of Confucian political
philosophy. In this remarkable work, Chan presents his version of Confucian perfectionism,
aiming to balance liberalism and Confucianism as a solution to reconstructing a political
philosophy in response to contemporary challenges. I am sympathetic to much of what Chan has
to say in the book. I agree that, rather than merely being an ethical theory, Confucianism can and
should have a place in political philosophy. I also agree that Confucianism can coexist with
democracy1 and that human rights can and should be instituted as a fallback ...


Harmony From Confucian, Greek, Liberal, And Global Perspectives, Chenyang Li 2015 Nanyang Technological University

Harmony From Confucian, Greek, Liberal, And Global Perspectives, Chenyang Li

Chenyang Li

No abstract provided.


Notes On Absentee Landlordism At Aphrodito, James Keenan 2015 Loyola University Chicago

Notes On Absentee Landlordism At Aphrodito, James Keenan

James G. Keenan

No abstract provided.


Sagp Newsletter 2015/16.1 East Scs, Anthony Preus 2015 Binghamton University

Sagp Newsletter 2015/16.1 East Scs, Anthony Preus

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Sagp Ssips 2015 Program, Anthony Preus 2015 Binghamton University

Sagp Ssips 2015 Program, Anthony Preus

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Sagp Ssips Abstracts 2015, Anthony Preus 2015 Binghamton University

Sagp Ssips Abstracts 2015, Anthony Preus

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Peri Algeos: Pain In Aeschylus And Sophocles, Anda Pleniceanu 2015 The University of Western Ontario

Peri Algeos: Pain In Aeschylus And Sophocles, Anda Pleniceanu

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis is an examination of physical pain in ancient tragedy, with the focus on three plays: Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound and Sophocles’ Philoctetes and Trachiniae. The study unfolds the layers of several conceptual systems in order to get closer to the core—pain and its limits in tragedy. The first chapter aims to show that Aristotle’s model for the analysis of tragedy in his classificatory tract, the Poetics, centered on the ill-defined concept of mimesis, is an attempt to tame pain and clean tragedy of its inherent viscerality. The second chapter looks at the dualist solution advanced by Plato ...


Queering The Library Of Congress, Carlos R. Fernandez 2015 Florida International University

Queering The Library Of Congress, Carlos R. Fernandez

Works of the FIU Libraries

This poster will attempt to apply the techniques used in Queer Theory to explore library and information science’s use and misuse of library classification systems; and to examine how “queering” these philosophical categories can not only improve libraries, but also help change social constructs.

For millennia, philosophers, such as Plato and Aristotle, have used and expounded upon categories and systems of classification. Their purpose is to make research and the retrieval of information easier. Unfortunately, the rules used to categorize and catalog make information retrieval more challenging for some, due to social constructs such as heteronormality.

The importance of ...


Stardust, Memory, And Holy Books: Innovations And Influence Of Orphism As Fringe Religion, Shellie A. Smith 2015 Kent State University

Stardust, Memory, And Holy Books: Innovations And Influence Of Orphism As Fringe Religion, Shellie A. Smith

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

The mystery tradition known as Orphism is often misunderstood, largely due to the lack of evidence in existence. Mystery traditions are initiatory in nature; to reveal the secret information to non-initiates was forbidden, in some instances punishable by death. This secretive nature of mystery traditions makes it very difficult for modern scholars to discern what actually occurred within the cult. The Orphic mystery tradition is unique among ancient Greco-Roman cults. Whereas mainstream Greco-Roman cults were sanctioned by the state, with rituals that followed a set format of sacrifice and feasting, the Orphic tradition was a secret initiatory tradition, with written ...


Ek Tou Homerou Ad Homerum: A Survey Of The Roman Imperial Iconography Of Homer, Juan Dopico 2015 Washington University in St. Louis

Ek Tou Homerou Ad Homerum: A Survey Of The Roman Imperial Iconography Of Homer, Juan Dopico

Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis evaluates the imagery of Homer in Roman imperial mosaics stemming from the 2nd century AD to the 5th century AD. In doing so, it will show that the Romans perhaps transformed the image of Homer in order that the patron may identify himself as an erudite and intellectual elite. This practice might have strong parallels with literary treatments with Homer during the Second Sophistic, especially among the Platonic philosophical tradition in the imperial period.

As a tool for those wishing to do a systematic analysis of figures in Roman art, mosaics contain some advantages that other ...


Blueprint For Legal Practice: Establishing Cicero’S Ideal Style, Henry L. Farrington 2015 Xavier University - Cincinnati

Blueprint For Legal Practice: Establishing Cicero’S Ideal Style, Henry L. Farrington

Honors Bachelor of Arts

Marcus Tullius Cicero represents the greatest historical expression of the ideal, best orator and lawyer. Cicero is praised for his success in the Roman trial court and skills of legal practice in that arena. Due to the disparity between the Roman world and modern America in the late-20th/21st century and the lack of a comprehensive guideline, American lawyers do not directly emulate the style of Cicero, with the goal of achieving the status of the ideal lawyer. Nevertheless, Cicero has a certain, specific style of legal practice which can be applied to the modern American trial court ...


Aristotle & Locke: Ancients And Moderns On Economic Theory & The Best Regime, Andrew John Del Bene 2015 Xavier University - Cincinnati

Aristotle & Locke: Ancients And Moderns On Economic Theory & The Best Regime, Andrew John Del Bene

Honors Bachelor of Arts

In this paper, I will attempt to weigh the benefits and failings of the ancient and modern political-economic systems, as described in their philosophical forms, in order to determine which can better provide for the goods of humanity. This project sets out to demonstrate that the πόλις designed by Aristotle in the Politics can better provide for both the material and nonmaterial goods of a political agglomeration than the one designed by John Locke in the Second Treatise of Civil Government. These goods consist of two things: the authenticity of human existence, providing for the non-material goods of individuals and ...


The Art Of The Stage Machinist: A Dramatic Reconstruction Of Aeschylus’ Linear Tragedy, Prometheus Bound, Alexander J. Spindler 2015 Xavier University - Cincinnati

The Art Of The Stage Machinist: A Dramatic Reconstruction Of Aeschylus’ Linear Tragedy, Prometheus Bound, Alexander J. Spindler

Honors Bachelor of Arts

Tragedy purposefully engages an audience and does not merely entertain. Its six inherent components include: character, diction, thought, spectacle and song. Aristotle’s position is that the text in and of itself should be strong, complete and able to stand on its own. According to Aristotle, the inferior additions of stagecraft and spectacle do not greatly add to the dramatic potential already evident in the poetry.

A fully-realized, Attic, tragic production will provide valuable insight into the intricacies of stagecraft and spectacle. This insight allows readers to appreciate the meticulous details of constructing a piece of performance art that doesn ...


Sagp Newsletter 2014/15.3 Pacific, Anthony Preus 2015 Binghamton University

Sagp Newsletter 2014/15.3 Pacific, Anthony Preus

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Sagp Newsletter 2014/15.2 Central, Anthony Preus 2015 Binghamton University

Sagp Newsletter 2014/15.2 Central, Anthony Preus

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

No abstract provided.


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