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Journal of the History of Ideas
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.239
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ISSN (Print) 0022-5037 - ISSN (Online) 1086-3222
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  • The Origen of Pico’s Kabbalah: Esoteric Wisdom and the Dignity of
           Man
    • Abstract: The legacy of the early Christian theologian Origen of Alexandria in the writings of Giovanni Pico della Mirandola has been widely debated in recent decades.1 The eternal salvation of Origen—an influential exegete, whose eschatological and Trinitarian views were considered heretical after his death—was, after all, an issue at the center of Pico’s Vatican trial in 1487. The young Pico had tried to organize a large debate in Rome on his nine hundred theses on philosophical, theological, magical, and cabbalistic themes. This disputation never took place, and the theses faced the first inquisitorial action in the history of printing. Thirteen propositions were extracted from them, to be judged unacceptable or ... Read More
      Keywords: Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni,; Origen; History; Human rights; France; Anti-racism; Freedom of religion; Stein, Edith,
      PubDate: 2018-09-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Immaterial Spirits and the Reform of First Philosophy: The Compatibility
           of Kant’s pre-Critical Metaphysics with the Arguments in Dreams of a
           Spirit-Seer
    • Abstract: Many scholars claim that Kant’s Dreams of a Spirit-Seer (1766) advocates for an anti-metaphysical skepticism that is at odds with his own earlier writings. For example, Allison Laywine claims that, in Dreams, Kant recognizes that his early work was “a dismal failure.”1 Martin Schönfeld believes that Kant comes to deny “the viability of metaphysics” and that the text suggests “an outright revolution” in which metaphysics is replaced with “the science of the limits of human reason.”2 I shall argue that Dreams does not indicate a revolution in his thought.3 In fact, Kant’s own long-standing metaphysical views are used within it to show the methods and basic conclusions of metaphysics. What makes the work seem like a ... Read More
      Keywords: Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni,; Origen; History; Human rights; France; Anti-racism; Freedom of religion; Stein, Edith,
      PubDate: 2018-09-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Revisiting Hempel’s 1942 Contribution to the Philosophy of History
    • Abstract: In 1942 Carl Hempel published the paper “The Function of General Laws in History,” thus engendering much controversy while also introducing the question of historical explanation in the philosophy of history. While most commentators agree that Hempel’s own account of explanation was difficult to square with actual historical practice, they also agree about the degree of his influence in prompting other scholars to consider the question of explanation.1 By 1966 Louis Mink acknowledged the enormous impact that Hempel’s paper had already made on the field: “Almost all of the philosophical literature on philosophy of history in the last decade has dealt with the logic of explanation. The locus classicus is of course C. ... Read More
      Keywords: Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni,; Origen; History; Human rights; France; Anti-racism; Freedom of religion; Stein, Edith,
      PubDate: 2018-09-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Introduction: Special Forum on Christianity and Human Rights
    • Abstract: The intellectual roots of human rights have been a source of much debate, but Christianity’s role in shaping the language of universal equality has been especially controversial. Historians agree that prominent Catholic philosophers, such as Jacques Maritain, were crucial in crafting and popularizing theories of rights, and that Protestant activists, such as American Protestant Frederick Nolde, were instrumental in drafting the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Yet the lessons that scholars draw from this genealogy are diverse. For some, such as John Nurser, history reveals Christianity as the crucial engine of the modern era’s most celebrated concept. Christians may have engaged in countless brutalities ... Read More
      Keywords: Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni,; Origen; History; Human rights; France; Anti-racism; Freedom of religion; Stein, Edith,
      PubDate: 2018-09-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Christian Human Rights in the French Revolution
    • Abstract: Did the Catholic Church oppose human rights during the French Revolution' The commonly accepted answer is “yes,” and that this antagonism typified most of the Vatican’s “modern” attitude toward rights.1 No less than a pontifical commission recognized, in 1975, that the Church had not always “defended and promoted the rights of the human person with enough clarity of energy,” in reference to the revolutionary age.2 Samuel Moyn has accordingly described Pius XI’s embrace of human rights in his 1937 encyclical, Mit brennender Sorge, as marking “a novel and fateful departure in the history of political discourse,” given that “the Catholic Church had previously rejected the hitherto secular and liberal language of human ... Read More
      Keywords: Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni,; Origen; History; Human rights; France; Anti-racism; Freedom of religion; Stein, Edith,
      PubDate: 2018-09-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • American Protestants and the Era of Anti-racist Human Rights
    • Abstract: World leaders gathered in San Francisco in 1945 and Paris in 1948 to articulate individual and social rights that, they hoped, would avert future wars. The United Nations charter urged nations “to reaffirm faith” in the “dignity and worth of the human person.” The Universal Declaration of Human Rights called for “recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family” to be the “foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world.” For the Americans present at the negotiations, phrases such as “inalienable rights” sounded familiar. Yet the most striking language was entirely alien to American politics: for example, “the human family” was a new and ... Read More
      Keywords: Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni,; Origen; History; Human rights; France; Anti-racism; Freedom of religion; Stein, Edith,
      PubDate: 2018-09-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Theology and the Politics of Christian Human Rights
    • Abstract: In December 1944, the Catholic philosopher Emmanuel Mounier posed a question that was on the minds of many French Catholics as the war drew to a close: “should the Declaration of Rights be revised'”1 While the war had driven home the importance of protecting the rights enshrined in the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, Mounier insisted that the document was severely limited by its exclusive emphasis on the rights and freedoms of the individual. What was now needed, he argued, was a “Declaration of the Rights of Persons and Communities,” which would acknowledge the indispensably communal nature of human life. This was a sentiment echoed by many of the leading Catholic intellectuals in France during ... Read More
      Keywords: Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni,; Origen; History; Human rights; France; Anti-racism; Freedom of religion; Stein, Edith,
      PubDate: 2018-09-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Catholics, Protestants, and the Tortured Path to Religious Liberty
    • Abstract: Of the many texts that emerged from the reformatory Second Vatican Council, few have been as crucial to Catholic thought as the Declaration on Religious Freedom. Approved by the bishops who gathered in Rome in December 1965, it pronounced freedom of worship, preaching, and conversion as a universal right, “greatly in accord with truth and justice.” Most consequentially, the declaration renounced the Church’s long-standing belief in the duty of Catholic-led states to impose its teachings whenever possible, and repress attempts by other religious groups to disseminate their own faith. Governments could no longer be regarded as God’s “secular arm,” the declaration announced, for “the truth cannot impose itself except ... Read More
      Keywords: Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni,; Origen; History; Human rights; France; Anti-racism; Freedom of religion; Stein, Edith,
      PubDate: 2018-09-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • An Anti-totalitarian Saint: The Canonization of Edith Stein
    • Abstract: In 1998, Pope John Paul II celebrated the canonization of Edith Stein at a ceremony in the Vatican. Delivering a homily on her life to an audience that included former German chancellor Helmut Kohl, the prime minister of Poland, and pilgrims from Germany, Poland, and the United States, the pontiff declared that Stein’s experience as a convert (she was a Jewish philosopher turned Catholic nun) and as a Holocaust victim (she was murdered in Auschwitz) made her an example to all believers. Stein, he said, had sought freedom. “She traveled the arduous path of philosophy” before she was “seized by” a great truth: “only those who commit themselves to the love of Christ become truly free.” Stein understood that “love of ... Read More
      Keywords: Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni,; Origen; History; Human rights; France; Anti-racism; Freedom of religion; Stein, Edith,
      PubDate: 2018-09-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Notices
    • Abstract: The Journal of the History of Ideas is pleased to announce the winner of the Morris D. Forkosch Prize ($2,000) for the best first book in intellectual history published in 2016: Surekha Davies, for her Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human: New Worlds, Maps and Monsters, published by Cambridge University Press.Eligible submissions are limited to the first book published by a single author, and to books published in English. The subject matter of submissions must pertain to one or more of the disciplines associated with intellectual history and the history of ideas broadly conceived: viz., history (including the histories of the various arts and sciences); philosophy (including the philosophy of ... Read More
      Keywords: Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni,; Origen; History; Human rights; France; Anti-racism; Freedom of religion; Stein, Edith,
      PubDate: 2018-09-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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