Epicureanism was essentially a practical philosophy. The physical, theological, and logical portions of the system were reasoned out with exclusive reference to its ethical end, and their absolute subordination to it was never allowed to be forgotten. It is therefore with the moral theory of Epicurus that we must begin.Aktuelle Veranstaltungen

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From this town I got the best connections with233 the West of Belgium, and as a rule I always made my first visit to ancient and pretty Bruges, which was constantly strongly occupied by the Germans. In front of the well-known Halls two small guns had been mounted, threatening the market-square. The same was the case in front of the Palace of Justice, where the commander's office was established. The Government buildings in the market were entirely occupied by the naval staff of Admiral von Schroeder, and dozens of sailors were sitting in the offices, working at their typewriting machines.Do 01. Juli 13:00-20:00 | Happy Thursday
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Plato does, no doubt, make it a charge against the Sophists that their doctrines are not only false and immoral, but that they are put together without any regard for logical coherence. It would seem, however, that this style of attack belongs rather to the later and constructive than to the earlier and receptive period of his intellectual development. The original cause of his antagonism to the professional teachers seems to have been their general pretensions to knowledge, which, from the standpoint of universal scepticism, were, of course, utterly illusive; together with a feeling of aristocratic contempt for a calling in which considerations of187 pecuniary interest were involved, heightened in this instance by a conviction that the buyer received nothing better than a sham article in exchange for his money. Here, again, a parallel suggests itself with the first preaching of the Gospel. The attitude of Christ towards the scribes and Pharisees, as also that of St. Paul towards Simon Magus, will help us to understand how Plato, in another order of spiritual teaching, must have regarded the hypocrisy of wisdom, the intrusion of fraudulent traders into the temple of Delphic inspiration, and the sale of a priceless blessing whose unlimited diffusion should have been its own and only reward.Ute Behrend | Ute Mahler
Kthe Buchler | Julia Margret Cameron

How did you discover she was Jeffs wife?Double Dialogues zeigt mit Kthe Buchler und
Julia Margaret Cameron zwei Positionen aus der historischen Sammlung des Museums fr Photographie Braunschweig im Dialog zu Arbeiten der Knstlerinnen Ute Behrend (*1961) und Ute Mahler (*1949). Zum ersten Mal prsentiert die Ausstellung Fotografien aus dem Mrchenalbum von Kthe Buchler. Zudem wird die Serie Zirkus Hein von Ute Mahler in teils neu angefertigten Abzgen und Varianten prsentiert. Die mit dem Julia Margaret Cameron Preis dotierte Serie Brenmdchen von Ute Behrend konzentriert sich ebenso wie die Arbeit Cowboys auf Fragen der Identitt und imaginre Bildwelten. Mit der Portraitfotografie Junge Frau mit Ananas von Julia Margaret Cameron wird die Ausstellung um eine vierte Postion aus den historischen Anfngen der Fotografie ergnzt.

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Double Dialogues presents two positions from
the historical collection of the Museum fr Photographie Braunschweig with Kthe Buchler and Julia Margaret Cameron and sets them in a dialogue with works by the artists Ute Behrend (*1961) and Ute Mahler (*1949). For the first time, the exhibition presents photographs from the fairy tale album by Kthe Buchler. The series Circus Hein by Ute Mahler is presented in partly new made prints and variants. Ute Behrend’s series Brenmdchen endowed with the Julia Margaret Cameron Prize focuses on questions of identity and imaginary visual worlds. Julia Margaret Cameron’s portrait photography Junge Frau mit Ananasadds a fourth item to the exhibition from the historical beginnings of photography.

At that dinner I also made the acquaintance of Professor Nerincx, the acting burgomaster. It was a courageous act to assume the government of the town destroyed by the Germans; he did it for the sake of his fellow-citizens, who will never be able to requite their indebtedness to the temporary burgomaster for what he did for them; and most of them do not even know it.It took only seconds for the race to conclude.-> More information about the exhibition


Be this as it may, Spinoza takes up the Aristotelian identification of logical with dynamical connexion, and gives it the widest possible development. For the Stagirite would not, at any rate, have dreamed of attributing any but a subjective existence to the demonstrative series, nor of extending it beyond the limits of our actual knowledge. Spinoza, on the other hand, assumes that the whole infinite chain of material causes is represented by a corresponding chain of eternal ideas; and this chain he calls the infinite intellect of God.566 Here, besides the necessities of systematisation, the411 influence of mediaeval realism is plainly evident. For, when the absolute self-existence of Platos Ideas had been surrendered in deference to Aristotles criticism, a home was still found for them by Plotinus in the eternal Nous, and by the Christian Schoolmen in the mind of God; nor did such a belief present any difficulties so long as the divine personality was respected. The pantheism of Spinoza, however, was absolute, and excluded the notion of any but a finite subjectivity. Thus the infinite intellect of God is an unsupported chain of ideas recalling the theory at one time imagined by Plato.567 Or its existence may be merely what Aristotle would have called potential; in other words, Spinoza may mean that reasons will go on evolving themselves so long as we choose to study the dialectic of existence, always in strict parallelism with the natural series of material movements constituting the external universe; and just as this is determined through all its parts by the totality of extension, or of all matter (whether moving or motionless) taken together, so also at the summit of the logical series stands the idea of God, from whose definition the demonstration of every lesser idea necessarily follows. It is true that in a chain of connected energies the antecedent, as such, must be always precisely equal to the consequent; but, apparently, this difficulty did not present itself to Spinoza, nor need we be surprised at this; for Kant, coming a century later, was still so imbued with Aristotelian traditions as, similarly, to derive the category of Cause and Effect from the relation between Reason and Consequent in hypothetical propositions.568{sjtxt}