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Sagp Newsletter 2013/14.3 Pacific, Anthony Preus 2014 Binghamton University

Sagp Newsletter 2013/14.3 Pacific, Anthony Preus

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Twice-Made Men: The Journey To The Afterlife And Back, John M. Farkas 2014 Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

Twice-Made Men: The Journey To The Afterlife And Back, John M. Farkas

Honors Bachelor of Arts

This paper will provide a comprehensive account of the afterlife in modern literature and then a more in-depth analysis of how the near-death experience transforms those who have them in modern accounts. For my modern sources I will be examining Todd Burpo’s non-fiction New York Times Best Seller Heaven is for Real, Dr. Eben Alexander’s non-fiction New York Times Best Seller Proof of Heaven and the BBC’s documentary entitled “The Day I Died,” produced by Kate Broome. I will give the same comprehensive examination of the Underworld in classical literature and then continue to give a deeper ...


Sagp Newsletter 2013/14.2 Central, Anthony Preus 2014 Binghamton University

Sagp Newsletter 2013/14.2 Central, Anthony Preus

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Rape And Revolution: Tacitus On Livia And Augustus, Thomas E. Strunk 2014 Xavier University - Cincinnati

Rape And Revolution: Tacitus On Livia And Augustus, Thomas E. Strunk

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Know Yourself And You Will Be Known: The Gospel Of Thomas And Middle Platonism, Seth A. Clark 2014 Claremont Graduate University

Know Yourself And You Will Be Known: The Gospel Of Thomas And Middle Platonism, Seth A. Clark

CGU Theses & Dissertations

The Gospel of Thomas is a collection of 114 sayings attributed to Jesus and is primarily composed of rhetorical statements that were used to preserve the teachings of itinerant Greek philosophers. These collections were used to persuade individuals to join the philosophical schools represented, much like the early followers of the Jesus movement would use his teachings to convince others to join them as well. However, the theological background for the text is still debated because it contains esoteric and enigmatic references not fully understood by most scholars. This work argues that the theological and philosophical background for the Gospel ...


The Relationship Between Natural Law And Mosaic Law In Philo: His On Rewards And Punishments As A Case Study, Clark Whitney 2014 Ouachita Baptist University

The Relationship Between Natural Law And Mosaic Law In Philo: His On Rewards And Punishments As A Case Study, Clark Whitney

Honors Theses

Living from around 20 B.C. to A.D. 50, Philo of Alexandria, Egypt contributed to the fields of philosophy and religion. In fact, Philo is one of the most significant contributors to our understanding of Hellenistic Judaism and Middle Platonism.. By extension, our understanding of the New Testament (especially the Pauline epistles) is indebted to Philo, because a plethora of the New Testament writings were composed by Jews into Greek language. According to C.D. Yonge, very little is known about Philo's personal life except that he lived in Alexandria, Egypt and came from a family who was ...


Cyprian The Apologist, Philip Palmer 2014 Liberty University

Cyprian The Apologist, Philip Palmer

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Cyprian has not generally been viewed as an apologist of the Patristic era. This study examines whether Cyprian should be considered an apologist under a four-part definition of the term, which coheres with the New Testament uses of apologia and apologeomai and finds expression in the work of the recognized second-century apologists Justin Martyr, Athenagoras, Mathetes, Minucius Felix, and Tertullian. It is argued that Cyprian engaged in an extensive program of apologetics characterized by these same four elements.


Seeking Vita Contemplativa: A Search For Contemplation In A Secular World, Rosette Marie Cirillo 2014 Bard College

Seeking Vita Contemplativa: A Search For Contemplation In A Secular World, Rosette Marie Cirillo

Senior Projects Spring 2014

Senior Project submitted to The Divisions of Languages and Literature and Social Studies of Bard College


Truth And Falsehood In Plato's Sophist, Michael Oliver Wiitala 2014 University of Kentucky

Truth And Falsehood In Plato's Sophist, Michael Oliver Wiitala

Theses and Dissertations--Philosophy

This dissertation is a study of the ontological foundations of true and false speech in Plato’s Sophist. Unlike most contemporary scholarship on the Sophist, my dissertation offers a wholistic account of the dialogue, demonstrating that the ontological theory of the “communing” of forms and the theory of true and false speech later in the dialogue entail one another.

As I interpret it, the account of true and false speech in the Sophist is primarily concerned with true and false speech about the forms. As Plato sees it, we can only make true statements about spatio-temporal beings if it is ...


Taking The Strict Account Of Techne Seriously: An Interpretive Direction In Plato's Republic, Kenneth Knies 2014 Sacred Heart University

Taking The Strict Account Of Techne Seriously: An Interpretive Direction In Plato's Republic, Kenneth Knies

Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies Faculty Publications

I argue that the strict account of techne agreed to by Socrates and Thrasymachus in Republic I provides a useful framework for addressing a central question of the dialogue as a whole: how philosophy might belong to the polis. This view depends upon three positions: 1) that Plato invites us to interpret the relationship between techne and polis outside the terms of the city-soul analogy, 2) that the strict account contributes to a compelling description of vocational work, and 3) that this description determines what Socrates means by a true polis, and thus frames the problem of philosophy’s political ...


Morale Boost For Modernity: Stephen Greenblatt's Lucretius., Charles Smith 2014 University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Morale Boost For Modernity: Stephen Greenblatt's Lucretius., Charles Smith

Charles Kay Smith

In his book, The Swerve, on the re-discovery of Lucretius at the very end of the Middle Ages, Stephen Greenblatt wants us to believe that Lucretius’s epic poem De Rerum Natura initiated the Renaissance and ultimately made the world modern. I agree with very little of his broad brush history, but to win our assent, he creates a fable of a dark medieval world being enlightened by the genius of a Roman poet far ahead of his own time. Greenblatt wants to re-circulate Lucretius’s Epicurean philosophy to a wide modern audience hoping it will enable a widespread epicurean ...


Neuroscience And Hindu Aesthetics: A Critical Analysis Of V.S. Ramachandran’S “Science Of Art”, Logan R. Beitmen 2014 Florida International University

Neuroscience And Hindu Aesthetics: A Critical Analysis Of V.S. Ramachandran’S “Science Of Art”, Logan R. Beitmen

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Neuroaesthetics is the study of the brain’s response to artistic stimuli. The neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran contends that art is primarily “caricature” or “exaggeration.” Exaggerated forms hyperactivate neurons in viewers’ brains, which in turn produce specific, “universal” responses. Ramachandran identifies a precursor for his theory in the concept of rasa (literally “juice”) from classical Hindu aesthetics, which he associates with “exaggeration.” The canonical Sanskrit texts of Bharata Muni’s Natya Shastra and Abhinavagupta’s Abhinavabharati, however, do not support Ramachandran’s conclusions. They present audiences as dynamic co-creators, not passive recipients. I believe we could more accurately model the ...


Boethius, The Prisoner, And The Consolation Of Philosophy, Philip Phillips 2013 Middle Tennessee State University

Boethius, The Prisoner, And The Consolation Of Philosophy, Philip Phillips

Philip Edward Phillips

This chapter recounts the life of Boethius and discusses his masterpiece of prison literature, The Consolation of Philosophy, composed by the author while awaiting execution. Boethius preserved the best of classical Roman culture in his writings and applied logic to contemporary theological issues, preparing the way for medieval scholasticism. In the Consolation, a work of alternating poetry and prose that employs elements of consolation, dream vision, and Socratic dialogue, a personified Lady Philosophy leads the prisoner from despair to a recollection and affirmation of the Highest Good. A “bestseller” of the Middle Ages, the Consolation’s poignant message of hope ...


Sagp Newsletter 2013/14.1 East Philol, Anthony Preus 2013 Binghamton University

Sagp Newsletter 2013/14.1 East Philol, Anthony Preus

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

No abstract provided.


The Politics Media Equation:Exposing Two Faces Of Old Nexus Through Study Of General Elections,Wikileaks And Radia Tapes, Ratnesh Dwivedi 2013 India Today Group

The Politics Media Equation:Exposing Two Faces Of Old Nexus Through Study Of General Elections,Wikileaks And Radia Tapes, Ratnesh Dwivedi

Ratnesh Dwivedi

The important identity of a responsible media is playing an unbiased role in reporting a matter without giving unnecessary hype to attract the attention of the gullible public with the object of making money and money only.After reporting properly the media can educate the public to form their own opinion in the matters of public interest. Throughout the centuries, the world has never existed without information and communication, hence the inexhaustible essence of mass media. The government has the power to either make or reject whatever that will exist within its environment. It also determines how free the mass ...


Brill Companions To Classical Reception Series, Kyriakos N. Demetriou 2013 University of Cyprus

Brill Companions To Classical Reception Series, Kyriakos N. Demetriou

Kyriakos N. Demetriou

This is a revised updated Call for the series launched by Brill Academic Publishers, "Companions to Classical Reception". A list of forthcoming Companions appears at the end of the document.


Domitian's Lightning Bolts And Close Shaves In Pliny, Thomas E. Strunk 2013 Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio

Domitian's Lightning Bolts And Close Shaves In Pliny, Thomas E. Strunk

Faculty Scholarship

Pliny's portrayal of his public life under Domitian has often come under fire from both those who approach Pliny'sLettersfrom a historical perspective and those who study them as a literary production. This article reevaluates Pliny's experiences in five significant areas: public speaking,amicitia, political promotion, threats of political persecution, and survival and reconciliation. In all of these circumstances, Pliny is found to be an honest narrator of his own political struggles under Domitian and an eloquent voice for his generation's endurance.


Sagp Ssips 2013 Program, Anthony Preus 2013 Binghamton University

Sagp Ssips 2013 Program, Anthony Preus

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Sagp Ssips Abstracts 2013, Anthony Preus 2013 Binghamton University

Sagp Ssips Abstracts 2013, Anthony Preus

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

No abstract provided.


To The Jew First: A Socio-Historical And Biblical-Theological Analysis Of The Pauline Teaching Of `Election' In Light Of Second Temple Jewish Patterns Of Thought, Anthony Thornhill 2013 Liberty University

To The Jew First: A Socio-Historical And Biblical-Theological Analysis Of The Pauline Teaching Of `Election' In Light Of Second Temple Jewish Patterns Of Thought, Anthony Thornhill

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Paul's "doctrine" of election has remained a controversial and enigmatic topic for centuries. Few studies, however, have approached Paul's doctrine through the context of Second Temple Judaism. This study examines Paul's view of election through the lens of Second Temple Jewish texts written prior to 70 CE. In doing so, it is argued that the best framework through which to view Paul's discussion of election is through a primarily corporate model of election. While such a model is rooted in Judaism, Paul departs from his Jewish contemporaries in arguing that the locus of election is in ...


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