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GNO-O-SIS / KNO-W-SIS IS P-H(F)-IR-E / P-YR 7

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  10/10/17) As the above examples indicate, the magistrates of the Republic took action from time to time to limit the presence and activities of foreign ritual specialists, sometimes with grotesque consequences. Such persons and, more importantly for … Continue reading

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PASSION AND KNOWLEDGE (3)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 1/11/16) Thematically speaking, “Passion and Knowledge” fits extremely well with the title so felicitously chosen by the French Editors for this posthumous Carrefours tome. In that text, Castoriadis connects his enduring theme of “the thinkable” to the … Continue reading

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GNO-O-SIS / KNO-W-SIS IS P-H(F)-IR-E / P-YR 6

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  23/10/16) Livy provides no evidence that any further actions were taken in 213 B.C.E., and no persons seem to have been arrested or executed in connection with these activities, as occurred almost thirty years later during the … Continue reading

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PASSION AND KNOWLEDGE (2)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 4/01/16) An anonymous public-service translation and  editing of Castoriadis/Cardan texts posed some particular,and potentially serious, problems. The first was the nature of anonymous (or pseudonymous) publication itself: no  real name is attached to the work. Fortunately, Curtis  … Continue reading

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GNO-O-SIS / KNO-W-SIS IS P-H(F)-IR-E / P-YR 5

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 19/2/16) However, as noted above, the importation of new practices and beliefs could potentially create friction with the Roman need to uphold and preserve the rites handed down to them by their ancestors. Near the conclusion of … Continue reading

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GNO-O-SIS / KNO-W-SIS IS P-H(F)-IR-E / P-YR 4

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 19/4/15) CHAPTER 2 BURNING OCCULT RELIGIOUS TEXTS IN THE ROMAN WORLD1 The complexity of the ancient practice of book burning is nowhere more evident than in the burning of the texts of magicians, astrologers, diviners, and other … Continue reading

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PASSION AND KNOWLEDGE (1)

FIGURES  OF THE THINKABLE NOTICE The present volume is offered to readers as a public service  in the hopes of encouraging reflection and action aimed at deepening, and realizing, the project of individual and collective autonomy on a worldwide basis … Continue reading

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