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Liane Carlson

I Introduction What is the relation between the critical and persuasive powers of genealogy? I ask this question from the field of religious studies at the end of a decades-long experiment in historicizing concepts. In the last thirty years Tomoko Masuzawa (2005: 1-36) and David Chidester have

Kazuo Morimoto

Introduction Genealogies can often help historians elucidate political, religious, and social values prevalent in the societies of their provenance as, more often than not, they are fictive constructs devised in accordance with, and in support of, such values. The import of a

Andrius Gališanka

the interpretivist tradition, providing a historical narrative meant to serve as a philosophical argument. Williams offered a genealogy of two virtues of truth – accuracy and sincerity – and defended them by describing how they “came about, or could have come about, or might be imagined to have come

Samuel B. Hakh

Introduction In the Old Testament, the interpolation of women’s name in genealogies is a common practice. For example, Adah and Reuel are mentioned in the ancestry of Esau (Gen. 36:10), Timna is mentioned as the offspring of Seir (Gen. 36:22) and Azubah and Ephrath as wives of Kaleb in the

Carla Nappi

together as a common field of inquiry. When we consistently pay attention to documents and events in relation to a genealogical story (or stories) about the history of science, it constrains the kinds of stories we can tell. Our field is still defined, explicitly or not, by a sense of the genealogy of

Colin Koopman

Introduction The philosophical traditions of genealogy, as represented by Michel Foucault, and pragmatism, as represented by John Dewey, are both deeply invested in bringing history to bear on and in our philosophical pursuits. For Foucault, the primary task of philosophy is what he called

Robert Bernasconi

lecture course is an extended and rigorous confrontation with the portrait of Nietzsche he had drawn in “Nietzsche, Genealogy, History,” his 1971 contribution to a Festschrift for Jean Hyppolite, which is still often cited as if it was his definitive statement on the topic of Nietzsche’s genealogical

Yedidah Koren

anxiety towards lineage, in contrast to their more lenient Palestinian counterparts. However, the talmudic sources themselves do not neatly fit within this dichotomy. In this article, I question the accepted distinction between the Palestinian and Babylonian Amoraic discussions of genealogy, and propose

Till Mostowlansky

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/187471611X600378 Journal of Persianate Studies 4 (2011) 171-188 brill.nl/jps Paving the Way: Isma ʿ ili Genealogy and Mobility along Tajikistan’s Pamir Highway Till Mostowlansky 1 University of Bern, Switzerland Abstract This article is an

Boris Maslov

This paper seeks to provide a contribution to the study of a distinctive feature of ancient religions: making sense of the world in terms of genealogical structures. I approach the use of genealogy both as a conceptual device that remained fundamental to Ancient Greek religious thought and as an