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The Emotions of God in the Theology of St. Augustine

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume I : Ancient and Medieval Traditions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...That absolute immutability and impassibility became solidly established attributes of God in Christian theology is due mostly to the influence of Augustine. Theologians have recently begun to question whether views of God which uphold...

Satire and Historiography

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume I : Ancient and Medieval Traditions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...1 INTRODUCTION Lucian’s De historia conscribenda is the only treatise in Antiquity which offers a systematic presentation of the rules for the writing of history. Other treatises about how to write history are also attested...

The Classicist

Hugh Trevor-Roper : The Historian

I.B.Tauris, 2016

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...This chapter is based on my essay ‘The Classicism of Hugh Trevor-Roper’, Cambridge Classical Journal (2015). Full acknowledgements are given there. Here I should like to thank Cambridge University Press for permission to reprint a shortened...

The epic of history

Dmitri Nikulin

Dmitri Nikulin is Professor of Philosophy and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Philosophy at The New School for Social Research in New York, USA. His interests range from ancient and early modern philosophy to the philosophy of dialogue and of literature. He is the author of a number of books including Matter, Imagination and Geometry (2002), On Dialogue (2006), Dialectic and Dialogue (2010), and Comedy, Seriously (2014). He is also the editor of and contributor to The Other Plato (2012) and Memory: A Philosophical History (2015) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Concept of History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Doer and teller, poet and historian. An important question is: who is the first in the constitution of a history based on stories of epic? Is it the “doer” or the “teller,” the hero or the poet, Achilles or Homer, the one who embodies...

Montesquieu’s Philosophy of History

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume II : Transition and Transformation

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...I would like to thank Lester Crocker and Aram Vartanian for helpful discussions concerning the general problem of Enlightenment historiography.I. “I believe this is the historical Age and this the historical Nation,” Letters...

Thucydidean Epistemology

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume I : Ancient and Medieval Traditions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...This essay investigates several aspects of Thucydides’ intellectual conception of history in order to further our understanding of its philosophical basis and its essential qualities. Several scholars have claimed that Thucydides invented...

The logos of history

Dmitri Nikulin

Dmitri Nikulin is Professor of Philosophy and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Philosophy at The New School for Social Research in New York, USA. His interests range from ancient and early modern philosophy to the philosophy of dialogue and of literature. He is the author of a number of books including Matter, Imagination and Geometry (2002), On Dialogue (2006), Dialectic and Dialogue (2010), and Comedy, Seriously (2014). He is also the editor of and contributor to The Other Plato (2012) and Memory: A Philosophical History (2015) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Concept of History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...“…animals are divided into (a) those that belong to the emperor; (b) embalmed ones; (c) those that are trained; (d) suckling pigs; (e) mermaids; (f) fabulous ones; (g) stray dogs; (h) those that are included in this classification; (i...

Cicero, On the Republic

Democratic Moments : Reading Democratic Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...In no other state than that in which supreme power belongs to the people can liberty find any place to dwell – and surely nothing can ever be sweeter than liberty. But liberty, if it is not equal, is not actually liberty. But how can...

The genealogy of history

Dmitri Nikulin

Dmitri Nikulin is Professor of Philosophy and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Philosophy at The New School for Social Research in New York, USA. His interests range from ancient and early modern philosophy to the philosophy of dialogue and of literature. He is the author of a number of books including Matter, Imagination and Geometry (2002), On Dialogue (2006), Dialectic and Dialogue (2010), and Comedy, Seriously (2014). He is also the editor of and contributor to The Other Plato (2012) and Memory: A Philosophical History (2015) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Concept of History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...As I have argued, two major constituents of early history are genealogy and geography , the paradigm for which are Hecataeus’ Periēgēsis and Genealogiai. Such history inscribes people geographically into their habitable locus...

Giambattista Vico and the Quarrel between the Ancients and the Moderns

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume II : Transition and Transformation

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...It was Benedetto Croce, one of Vico’s best admirers, who remembered that when Nicola Capasso first opened the Scienza nuova, he “fancied he had lost his wits and ... by a joke hurried off to his Doctor Cirillo, to have his pulse felt...