In theory, if we could identify the 24 classes of birds listed in the Torah, we could eat any bird not on this list…
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In Reason in Philosophy, Robert Brandom devotes an essay to justifying the claim that truth is not important in philosophy. This is something of a jarring claim, and when I first read it, I wasn’t quite sure what to make of it. Having read it a few times over, I now think there is a lot of potentially fruitful ground mapped out by Brandom, whose overall goal here is to deflate notions of truth where truth is a property that does explanatory work. Brandom takes this to be something of a grammatical confusion, since saying that X is true looks a lot like predicating a property of X. Truth here has both a practical role – Brandom thinks that for the philosophical tradition, truth is basically how one gets what one wants, since true beliefs guarantee the success of our every day undertakings – and a more ‘constitutive’ role, where truth is what separates us from the animals.
Transgenderism in Shakespeare / Shakespeare Transgender / Transgender AS YOU LIKE IT / Shakespeare Transgender
An analysis of AS YOU LIKE IT (Shakespeare) by Dr. Joseph Suglia
“Aimer grandement quelqu’un c’est le render inépuisable.”
—Paul Valéry, Cahiers (1944. Sans titre, XXVIII, 524)
In the wrestling match between Nature and Fortune, it is Fortune that chokeholds her opponent and flattens her on the mat.
Source: An analysis of AS YOU LIKE IT (Shakespeare) by Dr. Joseph Suglia / Transgender in Shakespeare / Transgenderism in Shakespeare / Shakespeare Transgender / Transgender AS YOU LIKE IT / Shakespeare Transgender
The Light of the New Born Jesus: Latin Infancy Gospel, Arundel Manuscript
The following is post number 9 in my series, “The Nativity Through Abrahamic Literature”. This post centers around some of the unique qualities of the new born Jesus. It comes from the Latin Infancy Gospel, Arundel Manuscript, from the book, The Other Bible Edited by Willis Barnestone
“I, however, stood stupefied and amazed. Awe grasped me. I was gazing intently at the fantastically bright light that had been born. The light, however, after a while, shrank, imitated the shape of an infant, then immediately became outwardly an infant in the usual manner of born infants. I became bold and leaned over and touched him. I lifted him in my hands with great awe, and I was terrified because he had no weight like other babies who were born. I looked at him closely; there was no blemish on him, but he was in his body totally shining, just as the dew of the most high God. He was light to carry, splendid to see. For a while I was amazed at him because he did not cry as newborn children are supposed to. While I beheld him, looking into his face, he laughed at me with a most joyful laugh, and, opening his eyes, he looked intently at me. Suddenly, a great light came forth from his eyes like a great flash of lightning.”
Source: The Nativity Through Abrahamic Literature: Part 9: The Light of the New Born Jesus: Latin Infancy Gospel, Arundel Manuscript | Perspectives Of A Fellow Traveler
Perspectives Of A Fellow Traveler. 2016. The Nativity Through Abrahamic Literature: Part 9: The Light of the New Born Jesus: Latin Infancy Gospel, Arundel Manuscript | Perspectives Of A Fellow Traveler. [ONLINE] Available at: https://perspectivesofafellowtraveler.wordpress.com/2016/12/09/the-nativity-through-abrahamic-literature-part-9-the-light-of-the-new-born-jesus-latin-infancy-gospel-arundel-manuscript. [Accessed 13 December 2016].