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Stranger Love, Alexandra Christina Baro 2015 Bard College

Stranger Love, Alexandra Christina Baro

Senior Projects Spring 2015

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.


Beauty Speaking: Beauty And Language In Plotinus And Augustine Of Hippo, Anthony J. Thomas IV 2015 University of Kentucky

Beauty Speaking: Beauty And Language In Plotinus And Augustine Of Hippo, Anthony J. Thomas Iv

Theses and Dissertations--Modern and Classical Languages, Literature and Cultures

Much has been said about the influence of Plotinus, the Platonist philosopher, on the ideas of Augustine of Hippo, the Western Church Father whose writings had the largest impact on Western Europe in the Middle Ages. This thesis considers both writers’ ideas concerning matter, evil, and language. It then considers the way in which these writers’ ideas influenced their style of writing in the Enneads and the Confessions. Plotinus’ more straightforward negative attitude towards the material word and its relationship to the One ultimately makes his writing more academic and less emotionally powerful. Augustine’s more complicated understanding of the ...


Philosophy Of Ancient Athens, Samuel J. Smith 2015 Liberty University

Philosophy Of Ancient Athens, Samuel J. Smith

Samuel J. Smith

“Know Thyself! The unexamined Life is not worth Living.” Whether you agree or not with Socrates’ claim that “the unexamined life is not worth living,” you cannot refute that Socrates, this ancient Athenian who lived four centuries before Christ, made a huge impact on the fields of philosophy and of education. Known primarily for his teaching method, Socrates was accused of riling up the youth of his time. When someone challenges others to think differently than the traditional ways that have been passed down, it sometimes upsets the apple cart, the power structure, the political system. And that’s exactly ...


The Life Aquatic: Liquid Poetics And The Discourse Of Friendship In The Faerie Queene, Steven Swarbrick 2015 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

The Life Aquatic: Liquid Poetics And The Discourse Of Friendship In The Faerie Queene, Steven Swarbrick

Publications and Research

From Michel de Montainge’s essay “Of Friendship” to Jacques Derrida’s rearticulation of the former in The Politics of Friendship, scholars both early modern and modern have sought ways to address the fluid co-mixture of bodies from which the discourse of friendship can and does emerge. More recently still, new materialist thinkers of ontology have begun to shift our attention to the ways both human and nonhuman bodies inter-animate in the making of political, interpersonal, and artistic life worlds. Together with these investigations, I argue that an aquacentric account of relation is necessary to think the subject of ...


Chinese Metaphysics And Its Problems, Chenyang Li 2014 Nanyang Technological University

Chinese Metaphysics And Its Problems, Chenyang Li

Chenyang Li

No abstract provided.


Sagp Newsletter 2014/15.1 East Scs, Anthony Preus 2014 Binghamton University

Sagp Newsletter 2014/15.1 East Scs, Anthony Preus

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Honors Education And The Examined Life, Philip Phillips 2014 Middle Tennessee State University

Honors Education And The Examined Life, Philip Phillips

Philip Edward Phillips

No abstract provided.


Europe In Crisis, Call For Papers, Kyriakos Demetriou 2014 University of Cyprus

Europe In Crisis, Call For Papers, Kyriakos Demetriou

Kyriakos N. Demetriou

The European Union in Crisis: Explorations in Representation and Democratic Legitimacy (Forthcoming, Springer Verlag) Please see the attached doc. You are invited to send me your proposed title, abstract and bio (one paragraph).


Sagp Ssips 2014 Program, Anthony Preus 2014 Binghamton University

Sagp Ssips 2014 Program, Anthony Preus

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

No abstract provided.


The Confucian Concept Of Freedom, Chenyang Li 2014 Nanyang Technological University

The Confucian Concept Of Freedom, Chenyang Li

Chenyang Li

No abstract provided.


The Memetic Evolution Of Alchemy From Zosimos To Timothy Leary, Ryan J. Hutchinson 2014 University of Washington Tacoma

The Memetic Evolution Of Alchemy From Zosimos To Timothy Leary, Ryan J. Hutchinson

History Undergraduate Theses

The subject of alchemy is often only relegated to a footnote of the history of modern chemistry. When framed as a discussion of the history of ideas and mankind attempting to understand their position in the universe, the language of alchemy is seen present in the writings of ancient Greece to 20th century counterculture. But how did this obscure art survive such a long journey over time and space? This paper explores alchemy as a meme (as defined by Richard Dawkins) that changed over time to fit the needs of its proponents. We find that the ideas in alchemy had ...


Guide To Authors, Elias Benton Vickery 2014 University of North Georgia

Guide To Authors, Elias Benton Vickery

EB Vickery family papers

Biographical and style information on writers used by E.B. Vickery in his classes.


Augustine, Wannabe Philosopher: The Search For Otium Honestum, Allen G. Wilson 2014 University of Tennessee Knoxville

Augustine, Wannabe Philosopher: The Search For Otium Honestum, Allen G. Wilson

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Exhibition Of Undergraduate Research And Creative Achievement, Allen Griffith Wilson 2014 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Exhibition Of Undergraduate Research And Creative Achievement, Allen Griffith Wilson

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

Poster presentation and judging.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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


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