The European Image of God and Man

A Contribution to the Debate on Human Rights

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The present volumes unites papers which explore the European image of god and man as the unquestioned basis of the concept which determines what western society defines as human rights and puts it in an intercultural context by comparative essays on chinese, islamic and buddhist thinking. The volume covers issues which range from classical antiquity until contemporary philosophy and science.
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Biographical Note

H.-C. Günther is professor of Classical Studies at the University of Freiburg. He has published extensively on Greek and Latin literature and philosophy.

A.A. Robiglio teaches History of Ethics and Aesthetics at the University of Groningen. His research focuses on Mediaeval and Early Modern philosophy. He is the author of: L'impossibile volere. Tommaso d'Aquino, i tomisti e la volontà, Milan 2002; and La sopravvivenza e la gloria. Appunti sulla formazione della prima scuola tomista, Bologna 2008.

Table of contents

Introduction
(H.-C. Günther)

PART I
THE INTERCULTURAL CONTEXT
Chapter I Haben die Wörter „人 (ren, Mensch)“ in der Frühlings- und Herbstzeit/im Zeitalter der Kämpfenden Reiche (770–221 V. Chr) sowie „homme“ im neuzeitlichen und modernen Französischen stets die umfassende Bedeutung „Mensch“ im Sinne der Universalen Erklärung
der Menschenrechte vom 10. Dezember 1948?
(Harro von Senger)
Chapter II Der Mensch zwischen Selbsterkenntnis und Erkenntnis des Selbst in buddhistisch-christlicher Perspektive
(Michael Fuss)
Chapter III Gottesebenbildlichkeit und Gottesstellvertreterschaft in islamischen Menschenrechtsbegründungen
(L. Richter-Bernburg)

PART II
GREECE AND ROME
Chapter IV Das stoische Gesetz der Natur und seine Rezeption bei Cicero
(Robert Bees)
Chapter V La donna romana, fra vita reale e letteratura
(Paolo Fedeli)
Chapter VI Enea e Turno: il duello finale
(Paolo Fedeli)
Chapter VII Das Leiden der Liebe: Zur Unveränderlichkeit und Leidensfähigkeit des christlichen Gottes
(Markus Enders)
Chapter VIII Humanization in Late Antique and Byzantine Philosophy
(Dominic J. O’Meara)

PART III
THE MIDDLE AGES, THE RENAISSANCE AND BEYOND
Chapter IX Individual Rights and Common Good: Henry of Ghent and the Scholastic Origins of Human Rights
(Pasquale Porro)
Chapter X Aristotelian “Scientia” and the Medieval “Artes”
(Charles Lohr)
Chapter XI Nicholas of Cusa and the Anthropology of Peace
(Paul Richard Blum)
Chapter XII Giordano Bruno’s Criticism of Globalization
(Elisabeth Blum)
Chapter XIII La dignité de l’homme chez Dante: une question preliminaire
(Andrea A. Robiglio)
Chapter XIV Figuren des Menschen bei Dante: Ulisse
(Ruedi Imbach)
Chapter XV Dante’s Commedia and Goethe’s Faust. Similarities and Differences
(Vittorio Hösle)
Chapter XVI A Jesuit Comedy on the Morality of Soldiers
(Paul Richard Blum)

MODERN TIMES
Chapter XVII Kunst und Technik bei Martin Heidegger
(Friedrich-Wilhelm von Herrmann)
Chapter XVIII Martin Heideggers Auslegung des Menschen als Zoon logon echon bei Aristoteles (Bodgan Minca)
Chapter XIX Sein zum Tode: Tolstoj versus Heidegger
(Tatiana Shchyttsova)
Chapter XX Europe between Agony and Hope: Christianity, History and Violence in María Zambrano
(Giusi Strummiello)
Chapter XXI Intergeneratives oder gemeinschaftliches Leben? Eine radikalphänomenologische
Skizze
(Rolf Kühn)
Chapter XXII Brain-Computer-Interface (BCI) in Paralysis
(Niels Birbaumer/Ander Ramos Murguialday/Moritz Wildgruber/Leonardo G. Cohen)
Chapter XXIII Intelligent Technical Systems: Can they Surpass Human Skills?
(Dieter Roller)
List of Contributors
Index

Readership

All those interested in philosophy (ancient, medieval, renaissance, modern, intercultural, moral), religion, history, politics and human rights related issue.

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