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The Argonautica

The Argonautica

Apollonius Rhodius | Philosophy (Academic)
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Published: Feb 2012
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Pages: 165

The Argonautica has impacted our culture from the Aeneid to Star Trek. The Golden Fleece has become a byword for 'an unobtainable object.' And who can forget Ray Harryhausen's classic stop motion animation in the 1963 film Jason and the Argonauts? The pre-Raphaelite John William Waterhouse...

Fables

Fables

Aesop | Philosophy (Academic)
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Published: Feb 2012
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The anonymously authored Aesop Romance (usually dated to the 1st or 2nd century CE; see above) begins with a vivid description of Aesop's appearance, saying he was "of loathsome aspect...potbellied, misshapen of head, snub-nosed, swarthy, dwarfish, bandy-legged, short-armed, squint-eyed...


Ethics 2

Ethics 2

Benedict de Spinoza | Philosophy (Academic)
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Published: Feb 2012
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Spinoza begins by describing what can be known about God. God is infinite being, according to Spinoza. God is infinite substance, consisting of infinite attributes, each of which expresses God’s eternal and infinite essence (I, Prop. XI).1 God necessarily exists, argues Spinoza, because...

Ethics 1

Ethics 1

Benedict de Spinoza | Philosophy (Academic)
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Spinoza’s Ethica ordine geometrico demonstrata (Ethics demonstrated in geometrical order) is based on a deductive method derived from Euclidean geometry. Spinoza maintains that the validity of ethical ideas can be demonstrated by mathematical argument or proof. Spinoza asserts that ethics can be...

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