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The Soul-Body Problem at Paris, ca. 1200–1250
Magadalena Bieniak
The soul-body problem was among the most controversial issues discussed in thirteenth-century Europe, and it continues to capture much attention today as the quest to understand human identity becomes more and more urgent.



Francisci de Marchia
Quaestiones in secundum librum sententiarum (Reportatio), Quaestiones 13–27
The texts edited in this volume deal with angelology and anthropology, and particularly with the nature and the functions of immaterial substances like angels and the human rational soul.



Collected Studies on Francisco Suarez SJ (1548–1617)
John P. Doyle
John P. Doyle's groundbreaking studies of Francisco Suarez's imposing yet highly original system of scholasticism have helped to make the Jesuit's ideas tractable and accessible. This volume collects Doyle's most important articles on the...



Vico and Naples
The Urban Origins of Modern Social Theory
Barbara Ann Naddeo
An intellectual portrait of the Neapolitan philosopher as a figure deeply engaged in the political life of his city.



A Plato Primer
J. D. G. Evans
A Plato Primer introduces students and general readers to the main theses, concepts, and arguments in Plato's philosophy, starting from the premise that there is a core to Plato's philosophy that can be traced through the spectrum of his writings.



Plutarch's "Life of Alcibiades"
Story, Text and Moralism
Simon Verdegem
Demonstrates how Plutarch carefully constructed his story and used a wide range of narrative techniques to create a complex Life that raises interesting questions about the relation between private morality and the common good.



Ancient Perspectives on Aristotle's "De Anima"
Gerd Van Riel, Pierre Destrée
Aristotle's treatise On the Soul figures among the most influential texts in the intellectual history of the West. It is the first systematic treatise on the nature and functioning of the human soul, presenting Aristotle's authoritative analyses of...



Plutarch's "Maxime cum principibus philosopho esse disserendum"
An Interpretation with Commentary
Geert Roskam
In this short political work, Plutarch demonstrates that the philosopher should especially associate with powerful rulers in order to exert the greatest positive influence on his society and at the same time maximize his personal pleasure.



Francisci de Marchia
Quaestiones in secundum librum sententiarum (Reportatio IIA)
The texts edited in this volume all deal with creation, and investigate such central philosophical and theological issues as action, production, and causality, being and nothingness, the nature of time, God's relation to the world, and the distinction...



Kant's Rational Theology
Allen W. Wood
This book explores Kant's views on the concept of God and on the attempt to demonstrate God's existence as a means of understanding Kant's work as a whole and of achieving a proper appreciation of the contents of Kant's moral faith.



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