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Tony Honoré

exercising our innate faculties. It would be odd for living creatures, such as humans, not to treat life as a value, or at least, in Stoic terminology, as a ‘preferred indifferent’ 62 . This odd term is used because in the Stoic view only virtue is good. All the other things we value are 54 D. 1.3.2 (Marcian

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Serge L. Levitsky

ar- chives of deceased authors ('writers, artists, composers, scholars, and other per- sons engaged in science, literature, art, and in public life'), deposited by their former owners for safekeeping with public libraries and museumsl . A series of decrees and ordinances affected museums and

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René Brouwer

themselves need to develop this reason further. According to the Stoics, then, the highest goal in life for a human being, is the perfection of rationality such that he or she acquires a virtuous disposition, and thus becomes an active part of this rational force 24 . This perfection is difficult to achieve

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John Finlay

’s practice as an advocate apparent- ly remained unaffected 105 . At the other end of the spectrum, those who found themselves losers in the bat- tle for effective patrons found life more difficult. They either made a living with second-rate business, without obtaining eminence at the bar, or they were so

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Breaking with bourgeois rules and traditions


The divorce files of Eastern German courts in the late 1940s


Martin Löhnig

, although the respondent had always stood by the applicant and had brought up the children. The court acknowledged that ‘at 55 it would be quite hard for the respondent to make ends meet without the applicant’s support’, but it also noted that the applicant had been living with another woman for a long time

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Marcin W. Bukała

Justice and fairness were crucial notions of the scholastic ethics of economic life 1 . In the end of the 12th century and the beginning of the 13th century, the foundations of these ethics were systematically defined by theologians, as a response to the requirement for a theoretical

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Wim Decock

shines in sound System der moralischen Notwendigkeit in der Jesuitenscholastik , [Paradeigmata, 21], Hamburg 2000. This is not to say, however, that the Jesuits’ doctrines are a monolithic bloc. On the life and times of Lenaert Leys (Leonardus Lessius), born near Antwerp and professor of moral theology

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Patent and innovation during the Industrial Revolution in England

Reflections on Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795)

Deming Liu

inventors’ and notes that Watt was ‘ruthless’ in using his patent to block other inventors. Before Watt took the umbrella patent in 1784 claiming any use of steam on wheeled carriages, William Murdoch had been experimenting with such carriage, ‘running a little three-wheeled engine round his living room in

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Serge L. Levitsky

). Unjust sentencing, motivated on the judge's part by a spirit of revenge or by his friendship for one of the parties in the litigation, Text: PRP III, pp. 347, 353. Shtamm, pp. 75-76, 88. RFA II, pp. 282, 286. 106) PRP III, pp. 347-8, 359-360, 385-6; Shtamm, p. 77; RFA II, p. 283. 107) PRP III, pp. 348

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Peter B.H. Birks

Cato's time that would buy sixty pounds of wheat, fifteen pints of olive oil. The Gracchan corn dole in 123 went at Gi asses the modius, 15 lbs. Cf. Cowell, Cicero and the R. Republic, (1948) pp. 104 ff.: Cost of Living. 176 3.- There is a hint of disclaimer about Favorinus' Labeo vester : "Don