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Cassirer’s Transformation: From a Transcendental to a Semiotic Philosophy of Forms

This book presents the transformation of Cassirer's transcendental point of view. At an early stage, Cassirer was confronted with a scientific crisis triggered by the emergence of various forms of objective knowledge, such as the plurality of...

Journal of Sufi Studies

Articles    Rūmī’s Mathnawī, Book Two The Transformation of Blood to Milk and the Transfiguration of the SensesAuteurs : Sassan Zand Moqaddam and Mehdi Nourian Page range : 1–29 Online publication date : 25 Mar 2021The Point...

Sufi Institutions

This volume describes the social and practical aspects of Islamic mysticism (Sufism) across centuries and geographical regions. Its authors seek to transcend ethereal, essentialist and “spiritualizing” approaches to Sufism, on the one hand, and...

Local Power and Female Political Pathways in Turkey

This book explores the “Turkish paradox” – women’s lower representation in local politics than in parliament. By analyzing life stories of 200 female municipal councilors and party representatives, it offers a comprehensive assessment of what makes...

Trade and Finance in Global Missions (16th-18th Centuries)

Trade and Finance in Global Missions (16th-18th Centuries) is a collection of twelve articles focusing on missionary economic practices, often perceived as an important tool in their spiritual and missionary endeavours, but also raising...

Finding Democracy in Music

For a century and more, the idea of democracy has fuelled musicians’imaginations. Seeking to go beyond music’s proven capacity to contribute to specific political causes, musicians have explored how aspects of their practice embody democratic...

Social Appearances

Philosophers have long distinguished between appearance and reality, and the opposition between a supposedly deceptive surface and a more profound truth is deeply rooted in Western culture. At a time of obsession with self-representation, when...

Sketch Thought and Art in Practice

The papers of this special issue discuss the question of sketch as a subject matter of aesthetics, in theory and in practice, rather than an art history. The issue of sketch does not necessarily concern with artworks. Thus, in “Sketch as Medium in...

A Philosophy of the Insect

The world of insects is at once beneath our feet and unfathomably alien. Small and innumerable, insects surround and disrupt us even as we scarcely pay them any mind. Insects confront us with the limits of what is imaginable, while at the same time...

Emotions, Mobilisations and South Asian Politics

This book highlights the role of emotions in the contentious politics of modern South Asia. It brings new methodological, theoretical and empirical insights to the mutual constitution of emotions and mobilisations in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh....

Gothic Remains

The Gothic has always been fascinated with objects carrying with them a sense of horror – the decomposing body, the rigid corpse, the bleeding statue, the spectral skeleton – capable of creating a sublime form of beauty. Gothic Remains: Corpses,...

Alchimia e chimica nel Settecento

La chimica del Settecento è una scienza soggetta a rapide e profondissime trasformazioni. Per molti versi questi cambiamenti coesistono con la persistenza di concetti attinti dalla tradizione alchemica: mentre personalità autorevoli come Guillaume...