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In: Politics of Orality
In: Méthexis
In: The Divine Father
In: Sacred Words: Orality, Literacy and Religion
Author: Franco Ferrari

Abstract

The Chaldaean Oracles belong to the “Underworld of Platonism”. They reflect some important philosophical elements in Imperial-age Platonism, while setting them within a framework dominated by a religious and ritual approach, and marked by soteriological concerns. The universe of the CO presents a tripartite structure (with three kosmoi: the “empyrean” and intelligible cosmos, the “ethereal” cosmos of the stars, and the “material” one in which the sublunary world is located). The soul, which has a divine and intelligible origin, has descended into the earthly realm through the sphere of the stars. Many oracles urge the soul to flee the corporeal and material dimension, and to return to the divine sphere from which it has originated. From a metaphysical perspective, the Chaldaean system presents itself as an ontogonic monism, whereby a Supreme Being generates the whole of reality through a series of intermediate realities. Moreover, the CO share Numenius’ and Alcinous’ distinction between a supreme intellect and a cosmic one, entrusted with ordering the sensible world.

In: A Man of Many Interests: Plutarch on Religion, Myth, and Magic
Applicability and Applications of the 1980 United Nations Sales Convention
Author: Franco Ferrari
Contracts for the International Sale of Goods provides an examination of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Extensively referenced, this volume focuses on three fundamental issues, which, due to added attention from courts and arbitral tribunals, are considered “typical” of CISG related disputes. These include the exact determination of the CISG’s sphere of application; issues relating to the non-conformity of delivered goods; and the determination of the rate of interest on sums in arrears. This analysis will also help readers understand the broader context in which these issues are embedded, and ultimately illustrates how the CISG is interpreted and applied in different jurisdictions.

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In: Contracts for the International Sale of Goods
In: Contracts for the International Sale of Goods
In: Contracts for the International Sale of Goods
In: Contracts for the International Sale of Goods