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The Perils Of Laura Watson Benedict: A Forgotten Pioneer In Anthropology, Jay H. Bernstein Sep 1985

The Perils Of Laura Watson Benedict: A Forgotten Pioneer In Anthropology, Jay H. Bernstein

Publications and Research

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Review Of Judah Messer Leon And Issac Rabinowitz, The Book Of The Honeycomb's Flow (Sepher Nopheth Suphim), David B. Ruderman Jan 1985

Review Of Judah Messer Leon And Issac Rabinowitz, The Book Of The Honeycomb's Flow (Sepher Nopheth Suphim), David B. Ruderman

Departmental Papers (History)

Published as early as 1475-76, Judah Messer Leon's Hebrew rhetorical handbook, The Book of the Honeycomb's Flow, is clearly one of the most notable examples of the interaction between the Italian Renaissance and Jewish culture. Messer Leon, an accomplished physician, Aristotelian scholar, and rabbinic luminary, lived in a number of cities in north-central Italy during the second half of the fifteenth century. Having already composed Hebrew educational treatises on grammar and logic, he now introduced to his students the third part of the medieval trivium, the study of rhetoric, and placed it squarely at the center of his ...


Social Science And Segregation Before Brown, Herbert J. Hovenkamp Jan 1985

Social Science And Segregation Before Brown, Herbert J. Hovenkamp

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

The courts must bear a heavy share of the burden of American racism. An outpouring of historical scholarship on racism and the American law reveals the outrageous and humiliating extent to which American lawyers, judges, and legislators created, perpetuated, and defended racist American institutions. The law is not autonomous, however, particularly in areas of explicit public policy making. Lawyers did not invent racism. Rather they created racist institutions because society was racist and racism was implicit in its values. The trend in scholarship on the legal history of American racism, however, has been to place most of the blame for ...


Evolutionary Models In Jurisprudence, Herbert J. Hovenkamp Jan 1985

Evolutionary Models In Jurisprudence, Herbert J. Hovenkamp

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

Few ideas in intellectual history have been so captivating that they have overflowed the discipline from which they came and spilled over into everything else. The theory of evolution is unquestionably one of these. Evolution was an idea so powerful that it seemed obvious when Charles Darwin offered it. After all, there were prominent evolutionists a century before Darwin. Charles Darwin merely presented a model that made the theory plausible. It was a model, though, that infected everything, and one that appeared to answer every question worth asking, no matter what the subject. The model had the potential to lead ...


Wilhelm Reich's Character Analysis In Its Historical Context, R. Daniel Mccauley Jan 1985

Wilhelm Reich's Character Analysis In Its Historical Context, R. Daniel Mccauley

Dissertations and Theses

The thesis is an attempt to reconcile contradictions and devise historical meaning from a problematic text. The book is Wilhelm Reich's Character Analysis, first published in 1933. This influential psychoanalytic work embodies both a radical social theory and disturbing authoritarian attitudes. The thesis uses a variety of methodologies, in particular Roland Barthes' techniques for ascribing historical meaning to certain formal qualities of writing. The thesis proceeds from a summary of methodological studies in intellectual history and criticism, including those of I. A. Richards, R. G. Collingwood, and Dominick LaCapra, as well as Barthes, to a description of Character Analysis ...


Narrativism, Cosmopolitanism, And Historical Epistemology, David J. Depew Dec 1984

Narrativism, Cosmopolitanism, And Historical Epistemology, David J. Depew

David J Depew

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