Porphyry On Abstinence from Killing AnimalsPorphyry On Abstinence from Killing Animals



Thus, although this work is not a commentary on Aristotle, it fills a gap in this series by going to the heart of ethical debates among Neoplatonists around AD 300, and revealing one ascetic Neoplatonist's view of the ideal way of life.

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Porphyry's On Abstinence from Killing Animals is one of the most interesting books from Greek antiquity for both philosophers and historians. In it, Porphyry relates the arguments for eating or sacrificing animals and then goes on to argue that an understanding of humans and gods shows such sacrifice to be inappropriate, that an understanding of animals shows it to be unjust, and that a knowledge of non-Greeks shows it to be unnecessary. There are no Neoplatonist commentaries on Aristotle's Ethics from the period AD 250-600. Thus, although this work is not a commentary on Aristotle, it fills a gap in this series by going to the heart of ethical debates among Neoplatonists around AD 300, and revealing one ascetic Neoplatonist's view of the ideal way of life. It also records rival positions taken on the treatment of animals by Greek philosophers over the previous six hundred years.

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"Porphyry's On Abstinence from Killing Animals is one of the most interesting books from Greek antiquity for both philosophers and historians.

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"Porphyry's On Abstinence from Killing Animals is one of the most interesting books from Greek antiquity for both philosophers and historians. In it, Porphyry relates the arguments for eating or sacrificing animals and then goes on to argue that an understanding of humans and gods shows such sacrifice to be inappropriate, that an understanding of animals shows it to be unjust, and that a knowledge of non-Greeks shows it to be unnecessary. There are no Neoplatonist commentaries on Aristotle's Ethics from the period AD 250-600. Thus, although this work is not a commentary on Aristotle, it fills a gap in this series by going to the heart of ethical debates among Neoplatonists around AD 300, and revealing one ascetic Neoplatonist's view of the ideal way of life. It also records rival positions taken on the treatment of animals by Greek philosophers over the previous six hundred years."--Bloomsbury Publishing.

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Fattening the Soul : Christian asceticism and Porphyry on abstinence Gillian CLARK , Liverpool Food ( trophê ] is that ... G. Clark , Porphyry : On Abstinence from Killing Animals ( London , 2000 ) . tendentious quotation or paraphrase ...

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Papers presented at the Thirteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 1999 (see also Studia Patristica 34, 36, 37 and 38). The successive sets of Studia Patristica contain papers delivered at the International Conferences on Patristic Studies, which meet for a week once every four years in Oxford; they are held under the aegis of the Theology Faculty of the University. Members of these conferences come from all over the world and most offer papers. These range over the whole field, both East and West, from the second century to a section on the Nachleben of the Fathers. The majority are short papers dealing with some small and manageable point; they raise and sometimes resolve questions about the authenticity of documents, dates of events, and such like, and some unveil new texts. The smaller number of longer papers put such matters into context and indicate wider trends. The whole reflects the state of Patristic scholarship and demonstrates the vigour and popularity of the subject.

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Animal Minds, 179. Schuster, Untersuchungen. Sorabji, Animal Minds, 182; Osborne, Dumb Beasts, 228; Clark in her introduction to Porphyry: On Abstinence from Killing Animals, 3; Newmyer, Animals in Greek and Roman Thought, 108; Steiner, ...

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Philosophical controversy over non-human animals extends further back than many realize -- before Utilitarianism and Darwinism to the very genesis of philosophy. This volume examines the richness and complexity of that long history. Twelve essays trace the significance of animals from Greek and Indian antiquity through the Islamic and Latin medieval traditions, to Renaissance and early modern thought, ending with contemporary notions about animals. Two main questions emerge throughout the volume: what capacities can be ascribed to animals, and how should we treat them? Notoriously ungenerous attitudes towards animals' mental lives and ethics status, found for instance in Aristotle and Descartes, are shown to have been more nuanced than often supposed, while remarkable defenses of benevolence towards animals are unearthed in late antiquity, India, the Islamic world, and Kant. Other chapters examine cannibalism and vegetarianism in Renaissance thought, and the scientific testing of animals. A series of interdisciplinary reflections sheds further light on human attitudes towards animals, looking at their depiction in visual artworks from China, Africa, and Europe, as well as the rich tradition of animal fables beginning with Aesop.

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the golden Age, in which 'friendship and perception of kinship ruled everything [and] no one killed any creature, because people thought the other animals were related [oikeios] to them'64 porphyry stresses that in egyptian tradition, ...

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This collection explores assumptions behind the label ‘anthropocentrism’, critically enquiring into the meaning of ‘human’. It addresses epistemological and ontological problems in charges of anthropocentrism, questioning the inherent anthropocentrism of all human perspectives, while seeking ‘other’ views that trump anthropocentrism.

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The Role of Laws in Porphyry's Arguments against Animal Sacrifice MIIRA TUOMINEN University of Stockholm In tes his treatise On Abstinence from Killing Animals, as Gillian Clark translait,1 more literally On Abstinence from Animate ...

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Animal law has become a topic of growing importance internationally, with animal welfare and animal rights often assuming center stage in contemporary debates about the legal status of animals. While nonspecialists routinely decontextualize ancient texts to support or deny rights to animals, experts in fields such as classics, biblical studies, Assyriology, Egyptology, rabbinics, and late antique Christianity have only just begun to engage the topic of animals and the law in their respective areas. This volume consists of original studies by scholars from a range of Mediterranean and West Asian fields on a variety of topics at the intersection of animals and the law in antiquity. Contributors include Rozenn Bailleul-LeSuer, Beth Berkowitz, Andrew McGowan, F. S. Naiden, Saul M. Olyan, Seth Richardson, Jordan D. Rosenblum, Andreas Schüle, Miira Tuominen, and Daniel Ullucci. The volume is essential reading for scholars and students of both the ancient world and contemporary law.

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4.1 The context of Porphyry's discussion The narrowness of the scope of other-concern is certainly not a problem in Porphyry's On Abstinence from Killing Animals (De abstinentia).51 The discussion of justice in the treatise differs ...

Author: Øyvind Rabbås

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Happiness was a central focus of ancient philosophy: this volume traces conceptions of happiness through nearly a millennium, from the Presocratics through Plato, Aristotle, and Hellenistic philosophy to the Neo-Platonists and Augustine in late antiquity. The contributors address questions raised by ancient thinkers that are still of deep concern.

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Gillian Clark, Porphyry: On Abstinence from Killing Animals (Ancient Commentators on Aristotle) (London: Duckworth, 2000). I refer to Porphyry's On Abstinence with the section numbers that are found both in Clark's English translation ...

Author: Maijastina Kahlos

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This book focuses on recognition and its relation to religion and theology, in both systematic and historical dimensions. While existing research literature on recognition and contemporary recognition theory has been gradually growing since the early 1990s, certain gaps remain in the field covered so far. One of these is the multifaceted interaction between the phenomena of recognition and religion. Since recognition applies to persons, institutions, and normative entities like systems of beliefs, it also provides a very useful analytic and interpretative tool for studying religion. Divided into five sections, with chapters written by established scholars in their respective fields, the book explores the roots, history, and limits of recognition theory in the context of religious belief. Exploring early Christian and medieval sources on recognition and religion, it also offers contemporary applications of this underexplored combination. This is a timely book, as debates over religious identities, problematic forms of extremism and societal issues related with multiculturalism continue to dominate the media and politics. It will, therefore, be of great interest to scholars of recognition studies as well as religious studies, theology, philosophy, and religious and intellectual history.

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It is not surprising then (in fact this seems to be an argument peculiar to him) that Porphyry clearly states that meat-eating introduces evil spirits and the souls of the killed animals into man (On Abstinence from Killing Animals, II, ...

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CONTENTS: Editorial. Summer School "Cibo: la vita condivisa", Paola Fossati - The Philosophical Origins of Vegetarianism: Greek Philosophers and Animal World, Letterio Mauro - God, the Bible and the Environment: an Historical Excursus on the Relationship between Christian Religion and Ecology, Marco Damonte - Respect for Intergrity: How Christian Animal Ethics Could Inform EU Legislation on Farm Animals, Alma Massaro - Philosophy of Nutrition: a Historical, Existential, Phenomenological Perspective, Enrico R.A. Calogero Giannetto - Livestock Production to Feed the Planet. Animal Protein: a Forecast of Global Demand over the Next Years, Antonella Baldi & Davide Gottardo - Skeptics and "The White Stuff": Promotion of Cows' Milk and Other Nonhuman Animal Products in the SkepticCommunity as Normative Whiteness, Corey Lee Wrenn - Donovan O. Schaefer, Religious Affects: Animality, Evolution, and Power (2015). Review, Eleonora Adorni

Murder in Renaissance ItalyMurder in Renaissance Italy



Porphyry, On Abstinence from Killing Animals, ed. and trans. G. Clark (London, 2000), p. 91. My interpretation follows that of D. Dombrowksi, 'Vegetarianism and the argument from marginal cases in Porphyry', journal of the History of ...

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This invaluable collection explores the many faces of murder, and its cultural presences, across the Italian peninsula between 1350 and 1650. These shape the content in different ways: the faces of homicide range from the ordinary to the sensational, from the professional to the accidental, from the domestic to the public; while the cultural presence of homicide is revealed through new studies of sculpture, paintings, and popular literature. Dealing with a range of murders, and informed by the latest criminological research on homicide, it brings together new research by an international team of specialists on a broad range of themes: different kinds of killers (by gender, occupation, and situation); different kinds of victim (by ethnicity, gender, and status); and different kinds of evidence (legal, judicial, literary, and pictorial). It will be an indispensable resource for students of Renaissance Italy, late medieval/early modern crime and violence, and homicide studies.