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The companionship of books : essays in honor of Laurence Berns

Author: Alan Udoff; Sharon Portnoff; Martin D Yaffe; Laurence Berns
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This volume is a collection of essays by various contributors in honor of the late Laurence Berns, Richard Hammond Elliot Tutor Emeritus at St. John's College, Annapolis. The essays address the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Bibliographie
Named Person: Laurence Berns; Laurence Berns; Laurence Berns
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Udoff; Sharon Portnoff; Martin D Yaffe; Laurence Berns
ISBN: 9780739150467 0739150464
OCLC Number: 744301819
Description: xxi, 285 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 IntroductionPart I. Athens and JerusalemChapter 1: "In the Beginning . . . "Chapter 2: The MazkirChapter 3: The Philosophy of Socrates or the Gods the City Believes InChapter 4: The Transformation of Courage in Plato's LachesPart II: Literature Ancient and ModernChapter 5: Herodotus and Homer on Helen: An Essay on History and PoetryChapter 6: Treason and ParricideChapter 7: For Love of One's Teachers: Dante, Virgil, and PaganismChapter 8: How One Philosophizes with a Scalpel: Darwin, Nietzsche, and Wells's The Island of Doctor MoreauChapter 9: Literature and the Moral Universe: Camus's The Stranger and Dostoevsky's Crime and PunishmentPart III: The Turn to the New WorldChapter 10: Spinoza's Defense of the Bible: A Model of Modern StatesmanshipChapter 11: America's Debt to John MiltonPart IV: The Return to First ThingsChapter 12: The Essence of Babel: Rousseau on the Origin of LanguagesChapter 13: The Domestication of Nature: A Reading of Darwin's The Origin of Species
Responsibility: edited by Alan Udoff, Sharon Portnoff, and Martin D. Yaffe.

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