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Edited by Gabriela Mádlo

These discourses take the reader around the world, into such cities as Aberdeen, Växjö, Zarnowiec, Curitiba and Limburg, to visit the environmental practices, examined under the magnifying glass. This volume, rich with diversity, brings interesting and positive reading of countless examples on the subject of environmental justice, exhibiting its importance and increasing its awareness. The ten chapters within this volume provide an understanding of key factors for the balance between human race and nature that leans against the human proactive behaviour supported by the environmental justice.

Ann Shearer

weighing and re-weighing which, as Ripa says, eventually ensures that each party receives their due, neither more nor less. This takes the process of discernment beyond the immediate offence and prescribed punishments to search for a re-balancing which can encompass the complexities of individual


Hynek Bartos

This book offers the first extended study published in English on the Hippocratic treatise On Regimen, one of the most important pre-Platonic documents of the discussion of human nature and other topics at the intersection of ancient medicine and philosophy. It is not only a unique example of classical Greek dietetic literature, including the most elaborated account of the micro-macrocosm and phusis- technē analogies, but it also provides the most explicit discussion of the soul-body opposition preceding Plato. Moreover, Bartoš argues, it is a rare example of an extant medical text which systematically draws on philosophical authorities, such as Heraclitus, Empedocles and Anaxagoras, and which had a decisive influence on both physicians, such as Galen, and philosophers, most notably Plato and Aristotle.

The Dark Side of Knowledge

Histories of Ignorance, 1400 to 1800


Cornel Zwierlein

How can one study the absence of knowledge, the voids, the conscious and unconscious unknowns through history? Investigations into late medieval and early modern practices of measuring, of risk calculation, of ignorance within financial administrations, of conceiving the docta ignorantia as well as the silence of the illiterate are combined with contributions regarding knowledge gaps within identification procedures and political decision-making, with the emergence of consciously delimited blanks on geographical maps, with ignorance as a factor embedded in iconographic programs, in translation processes and the semantic potentials of reading. Based on thorough archival analysis, these selected contributions from conferences at Harvard and Paris are tightly framed by new theoretical elaborations that have implications beyond these cases and epochal focus.

Contributors: Giovanni Ceccarelli, Taylor Cowdery, Lucile Haguet, John T. Hamilton, Lucian Hölscher, Moritz Isenmann, Adam J. Kosto, Marie-Laure Legay, Andrew McKenzie-McHarg, Fabrice Micallef, William T. O´Reilly, Eleonora Rohland, Mathias Schmoeckel, Daniel L. Smail, Govind P. Sreenivasan, and Cornel Zwierlein.


Tazuko Angela van Berkel

and because the situation forces them to talk precisely about the material side of the preceding transactions, the ex-spouses switch into a calculating mode as if they were external observers keeping track of the balance sheets. An ancient analog for divorce drama is the agôn of Jason and Medea in

Finn Collin

of faculty, and a key instrument would be the introduction of tenure in the generally accepted sense of the term. Next, a better balance is needed between internally and externally funded research, without which faculty will have to follow willy-nilly the research priorities of external agents. This

Trystan S. Goetze

inconsistent, marked by competition between the theoretical and practical factions, leaving it to the administrators to strike some form of balance between the two. Properly managed, the mixing of research and teaching dedicated, on the one hand, to the life of the mind as an end in itself, and, on the other

Hope and Irony

A Comparative Study of the Philosophies of Richard Rorty and Jonathan Lear

Kresten Lundsgaard-Leth

matter—much rather seek to balance the hopefulness of our will with the contingency of our finite existence in a somewhat different manner. The most crucial adjustment regarding the aforementioned balancing of hope and irony is put thus forward by Rorty himself in a declamatory comment on Derrida


Tazuko Angela van Berkel

not only long-lasting, but also unequal: a child can never do or give enough to balance out his parents’ favor; but he can reciprocate to the best of his ability. In other words, we have a case here of primordial debt , a debt we are born into, just by the grace of being born, a debt that cannot be