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Niki Megalommati

According to Roman law, the foundation of society was the patria potestas (the power of the father of the household or paterfamilias ), which constituted an absolute authority over wives and children. 47 Christian teachings attempted to restrict the power

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Sociocultural Change in Hungary

A Politico-Anthropological Approach

Ferenc Bódi and Ralitsa Savova

Christian idea of the state and considered the multilingualism and coexistence of different ethnic and religious groups as a great advantage. 2 The state could be found in Europe's absolute and relative center. The relative center of Europe can be found in

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Love and Violence

Sartre and the Ethics of Need

Katharine Wolfe

, need “is essential for human growth, [and] for the discovery and creation of new dimensions to human life” at the same time that it contributes to antagonism, animosity, and violence. 11 While need is a restriction of one's absolute freedom, it is

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Reflections on Cosmopolitan

Politesse with Perspectives from Papua New Guinea

Eric Hirsch

whether an event will occur until it actually has, and then there is the risk it will be poorly assessed. Rapport argues that ‘cosmopolitan politesse’ is founded on an absolute distinction between symbolical reality and ontological reality. But can these

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Social Quality

Regaining Political Economy

Peter Herrmann

, pleasures, productive forces etc., created through the universal exchange? The full development of human mastery over the forces of nature—those of so-called nature as well as humanity’s own nature? The absolute working-out of his creative potentialities

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Safi Mahmoud Mahfouz

storming through the streets of the destroyed city, the actors’ colloquial Gulf accents and their costumes, long white robes and keffiehs (252). King Richard becomes a tyrant with absolute power when he uses the machinations of the war on terror to curb

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Invoking a World of Ideas

Theory and Interpretation in the Justification of Colonialism

David Boucher

), which may eventually undermine its compelling character. The classic, but brief, statement to this effect, subsequently elaborated by Thomas S. Kuhn (2012) and Stephen Toulmin (1972) was given by R. G. Collingwood. He argued: ‘the absolute

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Modernity, Ḥadātha, and Modernité in the Works of Abdallah Laroui

Conceptual Translation and the Politics of Historicity

Nils Riecken

configuration as an absolute break. As David Scott has pointed out regarding modern invocations of historical breaks, it is crucial to ask “how this break is configured and what it is understood to consist in.” 70 Chronotopes of modernity and modernism, and

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Note on the Question of Animal Suffering in Medieval Islam

Muslim Mu‘tazilite Theology Confronted by Manichean Iranian Thought

Didier Gazagnadou

Benkheira, that most of the Muslim jurists justify animal sacrifice, but ‘raise the problem of the suffering of the animal put to death’ (2005: 117) and reply ‘not by giving men an absolute right to inflict suffering on animals, but arguing that God gave

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Mette Louise Berg, and Johanna Waters

constituting it as the absolute opposite of “the North.” As noted by Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Daley (2018: 22) , “Decoloniality demands a de-centering of global North knowledge through opening up spaces in Northern publications and through genuine collaborations