Key texts of peace studies

Author: Wolfgang Dietrich

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825897314

Category: Political Science

Page: 455

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The Key Texts of Peace Studies are a collection of articles of special relevance for the current debate on concepts like development, security, nonviolent conflict transformation, and different ways of thinking peace. To give those literarily and politically precious texts a platform, from which they can be thought and discussed anew under current conditions, is one of the concerns of this volume.

Juan Luis Vives Against the Pseudodialecticians

A Humanist Attack on Medieval Logic

Author: R. Guerlac

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400993730

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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The humanist treatises presented here are only peripheral to the history of logic, but I think historians of logic may read them with interest, if perhaps with irritation. In the early sixteenth century the humanists set about to demolish medieval logic based on syllogistic and disputation, and to replace it in the university curriculum with a 'rhetorical' logic based on the use of topics and persuasion. To a very large extent they succeeded. Although Aris totelian logic retained a vigorous life in the schools, it never again attained to the overwhelming primacy it had so long enjoyed in the northern universities. It has been the custom to take the arguments of the humanists at face value, and the word 'scholastic' has continued to have pejorative overtones. This is easy to understand, because until recently our knowledge of the high period of medieval logic has been slight, and the humanists' testimony as to its decadent state in the sixteenth century has, for the most part, been accepted uncritically. Within the past two decades important work on medieval logic has recovered the brilliant achievement of thirteenth and fourteenth century logicians, philosophers, and natural scientists. New studies are constantly appearing, and the logico-semantic system of the terminists has become fruitful territory not only for historians of logic but also for students of modern linguistics and semiotics.


Author: Bibliothek für Bildungsgeschichtliche Forschung,Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin--Preussischer Kulturbesitz

Publisher: Staatsbibliothek Zu Berlin


Category: Education

Page: 73

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Jesuit Education : Its History And Principles Viewed In The Light Of Modern Educational Problems

Author: Robert Schwickerath

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446546195

Category: Religion

Page: 704

View: 9728


Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.