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Author: Maeve O’Dwyer

, ed. Lisa Colletta (Madison: Fairleigh Dickson University Press, 2015): 1–20. 7 Anthony M. Clark, Pompeo Batoni: A Complete Catalogue of his Works with an Introductory Text , ed. Edgar Peters Bowron (Oxford: Phaidon Press, 1985), 17. From 1759, Batoni was living in a large house at 25 Via Bocca di

In: Antiquity and Enlightenment Culture
Author: Reimund Leicht

more attention to a couple of historical details which seem to indicate that the processes were more complicated than they might seem at first sight. Moreover, it will be shown that the cultural and educational ideals that characterized and motivated Judah Ibn Tibbon were those he brought with him from

In: Studies in the Formation of Medieval Hebrew Philosophical Terminology
Author: Asaph Ben-Tov

agenda, the young professor came under the influence of Martin Luther and was to play a central role in the unfolding of the Reformation for the next forty-two years of his life. In these early Sturm und Drang years of the Reformation, Melanchthon fully accepted Luther’s rejection of most of

In: Biography, Historiography, and Modes of Philosophizing

Indians while the Spaniards would lose their expectations of a life of ease granted as just reward for the efforts they had expended during the Conquest and in pursuing the enterprise of humanizing the defeated peoples. 3 The Legal Grounds or Titles of Colonial Dominion Although the legal grounds that

In: A Companion to Early Modern Spanish Imperial Political and Social Thought

Thomism as his intellectual springboard, Vitoria attempted to soften some Aristotelian arguments on slavery, although he, just like Aquinas, considered the Aristotelian system and its idea of man as a social being to be of uncontested soundness. 6 Vitoria argued that issues of secular life, like those

In: A Companion to Early Modern Spanish Imperial Political and Social Thought

infrastructure and architecture, but also, and above all, of the expansion of a language, a culture, and an institutional way of life. After the arrival of Columbus to American lands, European practices of colonization were transformed and rendered the American event unique since, although colonizers still took

In: A Companion to Early Modern Spanish Imperial Political and Social Thought

is to collect the works of the ancients for the library of my monastery. I know, however, that my decision to erect a written monument to the minds of the living will displease some. For they will think I have done so not for the utility of posterity but as a vain praise of the human

In: Biography, Historiography, and Modes of Philosophizing

attempts to distance himself from Hobbes, Pufendorf followed the English philosopher in identifying natural law with principles needed for individual security and welfare. His efforts to dissociate himself from Hobbes on this issue were motivated by a need to avoid the reputation of being a follower of

In: The Law of Nations and Natural Law 1625-1800

text for understanding German humanism. 27 Wimpfeling reports that it was he who motivated Trithemius to draw “from that sea and thick wood of famous authors of Christian religious texts the world over”—i.e., from the mass of authors treated in De scriptoribus ecclesiasticis —“a separate and unique

In: Biography, Historiography, and Modes of Philosophizing

have been rather unaffected by previous attempts to rehabilitate al-Ghazālī’s reputation. These had been motivated more by aspects of the ideological campaign of the Almohads to oust the Almoravids from power 4 than by a commitment to lend full official support to pro-Ghazālian Sufis. 5 As we will

In: Philosophical Theology in Islam