The end of human history is an event that has been foreseen or announced by both messianics and dialecticians. But who is the protagonist of that history that is coming?or has come?to a close? What is man? How did he come on the scene? And how has he maintained his privileged place as the master of, or first among, the animals?In The Open, contemporary Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben considers the ways in which the ?human? has been thought of as either a distinct and superior type of animal, or a kind of being that is essentially different from animal altogether. In an argument that ranges from ancient Greek, Christian, and Jewish texts to twentieth-century thinkers such as Heidegger, Benjamin, and Kojève, Agamben examines the ways in which the distinction between man and animal has been manufactured by the logical presuppositions of Western thought, and he investigates the profound implications that the man/animal distinction has had for disciplines as seemingly disparate as philosophy, law, anthropology, medicine, and politics.
Birds and Other Creatures in Renaissance Literature:Shakespeare, Descartes, and Animal Studies Rebecca Ann Bach
Birds and Other Creatures in Renaissance Literature:Shakespeare, Descartes, and Animal Studies Rebecca Ann Bach
When does Renaissance philosophy end, and Early Modern philosophy begin? Do Renaissance philosophers have something in common, which distinguishes them from Early Modern philosophers? And ultimately, what defines the modernity of the Early Modern period, and what role did the Renaissance play in shaping it? The answers to these questions are not just chronological. This book challenges traditional constructions of these periods, which partly reflect the prejudice that the Renaissance was a literary and artistic phenomenon, rather than a philosophical phase. The essays in this book investigate how the legacy of Renaissance philosophers persisted in the following centuries through the direct encounters of subsequent generations with Renaissance philosophical texts. This volume treats Early Modern philosophers as joining their predecessors as conversation partners: the conversations in this book feature, among others, Girolamo Cardano and Henry More, Thomas Hobbes and Lorenzo Valla, Bernardino Telesio and Francis Bacon, René Descartes and Tommaso Campanella, Giulio Cesare Vanini and the anonymous Theophrastus redivivus. Cecilia Muratori received her PhD in the History of Philosophy from the universities of Jena and Urbino. Her revised dissertation was published in 2012 with the title Il primo filosofo tedesco. Il misticismo di Jakob Böhme nellinterpretazione hegeliana (to be published in English for Springer). From 2009 to 2013 she was Research Fellow at LMU Munich, working on a project entitled The Debate on the Soul of Animals in Renaissance Philosophy. In addition to several articles, two edited collections stem from this research: Ethical Perspectives on Animals in the Renaissance and Early Modern Period (ed. with Burkhard Dohm, Micrologus Library 2013) and The Animal Soul and the Human Mind: Renaissance Debates (Bruniana & Campanelliana 2013). She is currently a post-doctoral research fellow in the Italian Department at the University of Warwick. Gianni Paganini is Full Professor of History of Philosophy at the Università del Piemonte Orientale Amedeo Avogadro. He has won the prestigious Prize of the Accademia dei Lincei for Philosophy (awarded every ten years for the whole of the scholarly production over the past decade). For his most recent monograph, entitled Skepsis. Le débat des modernes sur le scepticisme, he was awarded the PRIX La Bruyère 2009 pour la littérature et la philosophie, médaille dargent, de lAcadémie Française. His monographs and studies in the history of modern philosophy, with particular focus on the sceptical tradition and libertine culture, have been accompanied by the publication of several editions of texts (notably of the anonymous Theophrastus redivivus, of Hobbes De motu, loco et tempore, and of Humes Dialogues, with Italian translation). He is a member of international advisory boards (such as International Archives of the History of Ideas, Bruniana&Campanelliana and La Lettre Clandestine).
This volume deals with philosophically grounded theories of animal generation as found in two different traditions: one, deriving primarily from Aristotelian natural philosophy and specifically from his Generation of Animals ; and another, deriving from two related medical traditions, the Hippocratic and the Galenic. The book contains a classification and critique of works that touch on the history of embryology and animal generation written before 1980. It also contains translations of key sections of the works on which it is focused. It looks at two different scholarly communities: the physicians (medici) and philosophers (philosophi), that share a set of textual resources and philosophical lineages, as well as a shared problem (explaining animal generation), but that nevertheless have different concerns and commitments. The book demonstrates how those working in these two traditions not only shared a common philosophical background in the arts curricula of the universities, but were in constant intercourse with each other. This book presents a test case of how scholarly communities differentiate themselves from each other through methods of argument, empirical investigation, and textual interpretations. It is all the more interesting because the two communities under investigation have so much in common and yet, in the end, are distinct in a number of important ways.
Domestic Selbstklebende Spiegel Plastikmaterial Spiegelfarben. Masse: .Die Kollektion selbsthaftender Spiegel ´´Narcisse´´ befreit den Spiegel - im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes - aus seinem traditionellen Rahmen. Dank der Arbeit von zehn Designern und Grafikern erfährt der Spiegel somit eine Renaissance. Die Anbringung ist extrem einfach. Die einzelnen Motive sind selbstklebend auf allen glatten Flächen (Wand Tür Möbel...)´´Animals on the road´´ besteht aus 13 kleinen Spiegeln in Tiergestalt die Sie nach Lust und Laune zusammenstellen können. Etwa in Form einer Friese: eine fröhliche Tierprozession als Dekor des Kinderzimmers. Die leicht naive grafische Gestaltung zeigt sich von großer Präzision. Sie reflektiert das Bild das der Mensch sich von den Tieren macht. Ana Mir und Emilie Padros lernten sich während des Studiums an der Akademie für Kunst und Industriedesign Central Saint Martins in London kennen. Sie entwickeln ihre Projekte für das 1996 gegründete Designstudio emiliana. Set aus 13 Spiegeln in Gestalt von Tieren die beliebig angeordnet werden können
How did 2.3 billion people become overweight? How did heart disease, cancer, and other degenerative diseases become the leading causes of death worldwide? Our ancestors, especially our distant, Paleolithic ancestors, before the advent of agricultural, enjoyed remarkably robust health. What went wrong? During the 20th century - the Dark Ages of nutrition - flawed nutritional theories gained widespread acceptance, prompting radical departures from traditional foods and time-honored food processing techniques. Sugar consumption skyrocketed; proinflammatory vegetable oils replaced nourishing animal fats; processed foods became commonplace. In this groundbreaking book, Christopher Clark explores the social and economic forces enabling these changes while thoroughly and lucidly explaining modern scientific perspectives on fat metabolism, cholesterol, fructose metabolism, gluten, detoxification, and many other important nutritional subjects. Nutritional Grail offers life-transforming knowledge regarding what to eat, why to eat it, and how to prepare it - including 100 simple, delicious recipes. Like the original 12th-century grail story, this knowledge comes through asking questions, serving others, and serving one´s higher Self. While laying out a comprehensive strategy for effortless weight loss, improved digestion, and increased energy, Clark convincingly suggests a nutritional renaissance, propelled by science and guided by the wisdom of our ancestors, is finally dawning. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam B Crafter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026216de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book presents a new way to understand human-animal interactions. Offering a profound discussion of topics such as human identity, our relationship with animals and the environment, and our culture, the author channels the vibrant Italian traditions of humanism, materialism, and speculative philosophy. The research presents a dialogue between the humanities and the natural sciences. It challenges the separation and oppression of animals with a post-humanism steeped in the traditions of the Italian Renaissance. Readers discover a vision of the human as a species informed by an intertwining with animals. The human being is not constructed by an onto-poetic process, but rather by close relations w ith otherness. The human system is increasingly unstable and, therefore, more hybrid. The argument it presents interests scholars, thinkers, and researchers. It also appeals to anyone who wants to delve into the deep animal-human bond and its philosophical, cultural, political instances. The author is a veterinarian, ethologist, and philosopher. He uses cognitive science, zooanthropology, and philosophy to engage in a series of empirical, theoretical, and practice-based engagements with animal life. In the process, he argues that animals are key to human identity and culture at all levels.
This book investigates Hegels interpretation of the mystical philosophy of Jakob Böhme (1575-1624), considered in the context of the reception of Böhme in the 18th and 19th centuries, and of Hegels own understanding of mysticism as a philosophical approach. The three sections of this book present: the historical background of Hegels encounter with Böhmes writings; the development of two different conceptions of mysticism in Hegels work; and finally Hegels approach to Böhmes philosophy, discussing in detail the references to Böhme both in published writings and manuscripts. According to Hegel, Böhme is the first German philosopher. The reason for placing Böhme at the very beginning of German philosophy is that Hegel considers him to be a profound thinker, despite his rudimentary education. Hegels fascination with Böhme mainly concerns the mystics understanding of the symbiotic relation between God and his opposite, the Devil: he considers this to be the true speculative core of Böhmes thought. By interpreting Böhme, Hegel intends to free the speculative content of his thought from the limitations of the inadequate, barbarous form in which the mystic expressed it, and also to liberate Böhme from the prejudices surrounding his writings, placing him firmly in the territory of philosophy and detaching him from the obscurity of esotericism. Combining historical reconstructions and philosophical argumentation, this book guides the reader through an important phase in German philosophy, and ultimately into an inquiry about the relationship between mysticism and philosophy itself. Cecilia Muratori obtained a PhD in philosophy from the universities of Jena and Urbino in 2009 (double degree). She was then awarded a four-year postdoctoral fellowship from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, where she worked on a project on the difference between man and the animals in Renaissance philosophy. In particularly she has explored the ethical consequences of this difference, with regard to the philosophical debate on vegetarianism. In 2013-2014 she is Ahmanson Fellow at the Harvard Center for Renaissance Studies I Tatti: her project deals with discourses on vegetarianism and on cannibalism in the Renaissance, and on their paradoxical connections. In 2008 she won first prize in the essay competition of the Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft; and in 2013 she won the prize of the Jacob-Böhme-Institut in Görlitz for an essay on Hegel and Böhme. Among her publications: J. Böhme, Aurora nascente (chapters 1-7), translated and with an introduction by C. Muratori (Milan: Mimesis 2008); Ethical Perspectives on Animals in the Renaissance and Early Modern Period, ed. by C. Muratori and B. Dohm (Micrologus Library, 58); The Animal Soul and the Human Mind: Renaissance Debates, ed. by C. Muratori, (Bruniana & Campanelliana, Series Studi, 15).