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Sarah Al-Taher presents a working paper on 'Eckharts conceptual thinking in the first chapter of the 'Interpretation of the book Genesis''
In this paper I analyse   the first
chapter of Meister Eckharts ›Auslegung des Buches Genesis‹. I show how the
systematic thinking of Meister Eckhart, which is introduced in the first part
of his latin work, is fundamental for the understanding of his entir...
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Martin Christ is going to present a working paper on 'Dying, death and commemoration in early modern Zürich, Munich and Dresden, c. 1550-1650'
Different Christian confessions had different approaches to dying, death and commemoration. This project focuses on three major European centres which followed different religions: Reformed Zürich, Lutheran Dresden and Catholic Munich. In Catholicism, dying...
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David Palme gives a working paper on 'The Crisis of Moral Philosophy'
My first contribution focuses on the “contradicton” in the title of my project. It introduces the problem of moral justificaton by retelling its dominant narrative and strategies. In the second half the text highlights some problematic implications and cons...
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Tiziana Faitini presents a working paper on 'Shaping the Profession. Some Thoughts on the Moral Problematization of Professional Activities in the Counter-Reformation'
This paper investigates the theorisation of the duties belonging to different – lay and professional – conditions, elaborated upon by post-Tridentine moral theology, in order to contribute to the genealogy of the modern concept and experience of the profess...
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Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Mieth on his Goldene Promotion
This week we celebrated
Prof. Dr. Dietmar Mieths 50th anniversary of his doctorate. The event took
place at the catholic faculty of the University of Würzburg - the place where
Dietmar Mieth received his doctorate 50 years ago. The celebrating was accompani...
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Giulia Pedrucci gives a working paper on 'Breastfeeding “in Couple:”Interpretations of Votive Statuettes from Ancient Latium and Southern Etruria of a Breastfeeding Woman with a Man and of Two Women Breastfeeding'
This article investigates an uncommon type of ex-voto that represents a breastfeeding woman with a man or two women breastfeeding. This type of statuette has been found only in ancient Latium and Southern Italy and has never been studied in its entirety. Ta...
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Tullio Viola is goint to present a working paper on 'Articulate Reason and Its Elusive Background. Notes on the Late Royce’s Reading of Peirce'
This article is my contribution to a collection of papers on Hans Joas’s book Die Macht des Heiligen which is currently being edited by Bettina Hollstein, Matthias Jung, Wolfgang Knöbl and Magnus Schlette (forthcoming 2019). I take my cue from the second Ch...
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Eleonore Schulz gives a working paper on 'Thomas Freykirch - Benedikt Maria Werkmeister's Free Investigations on the Infallibility of the Catholic Church'
The paper introduces a writing by the Catholic theologian Benedikt Maria Werkmeister. It was published anonymously in 1792 under the title "Thomas Freykirch; or free investigations on the infallibility of the Catholic Church ". Based on historical critique ...
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Luca Pellarin is going to present a working paper on 'First Impressions of Overbeck. An introductory “portrait”'
Since Franz C. Overbeck (1837-1905) is a new subject of study for me, the aim of this paper is to provide the reader and myself with an introduction to him. Because of the nature of this work as closely resembling a draft, this text will not be included in ...
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Nathan Alexander presents a working paper on 'The Curse of Race Prejudice': A History of the Concept of 'Race Prejudice' in American Life'
This article will form an early chapter of my book project, "The
Meanings of 'Racism': A History of the Concept." In the article, I
discuss the history of the concept "race prejudice" in American history
and explore some of the counter-intuitive ways it ...
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