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The Envisioned Life: Essays in Honor of Eva Brann

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To mark Eva Brann’s fiftieth year on the faculty of St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, twenty-three of her colleagues, friends, and former students have contributed essays, poems, and artwork to The Envisioned Life. They celebrate Brann’s “passion for learning and her deep love of books, her breadth of knowledge and interests, her boundless energy, her mastery of the spoken and of the written word, her virtues of leadership, and her bright and generous spirit.”

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Overview

To mark Eva Brann’s fiftieth year on the faculty of St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, twenty-three of her colleagues, friends, and former students have contributed essays, poems, and artwork to The Envisioned Life. They celebrate Brann’s “passion for learning and her deep love of books, her breadth of knowledge and interests, her boundless energy, her mastery of the spoken and of the written word, her virtues of leadership, and her bright and generous spirit.”

Paul Dry Books has published three books by Eva Brann: Homeric Moments, The Music of the Republic, and Open Secrets / Inward Prospects.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589880412
  • Publisher: Dry, Paul Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Pages: 390
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Peter Kalkavage is a member of the senior faculty at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, where he has taught for thirty years. He is the author of numerous articles on philosophy. He translated Plato's Timaeus and co-translated Plato's Phaedo and Sophist (all from Focus Publishing). Eric Salem has been teaching at St. John's College in Annapolis since 1990. He has collaborated with Peter Kalkavage and Eva Brann on translations of Plato's Sophist and Phaedo. They are currently working on the Statesman.
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Table of Contents

Dedication     vii
Plato's Meno and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics   Laurence Berns     1
The Eleatic Stranger and Parmenides in Plato's Sophist   David Bolotin     27
A Recollection of Eva   Chester Burke     43
The Theoretical Presuppositions of Liberal Education   James Carey     50
Colloquial Hermeneutics: Eva Brann's Odyssey   Mera J. Flaumenhaft     78
What Alexander Baumagarten Did to Horace's Ars Poetica: The Construction of Aesthetics   Richard Freis     88
Eva Brann and the Philosophical Achievement of Jacob Klein   Burt C. Hopkins     106
Hegel's Logic of Desire   Peter Kalkavage     120
Zion Light   Susu Knight     137
Favorite Analogies   Sam Kutler     141
A World of Worldless Truths, An Invitation to Philosophy   David Lawrence Levine     155
The Political Imagination: Existentialism in the Raj Quartet   Paul W. Ludwig     170
On Two Novels Recalling World War II   Chaninah Maschler     193
The Dying Vine   Ronald Mawby     210
How Did Theaetetus Prove His Theorem?   Barry Mazur     230
The World of Fiction and theLand of the Dead   Grace Dane Mazur     254
On the Perpetuation of Our Institutions   Christopher B. Nelson     272
The Work of Imagination: Sundry and Summary   Joe Sachs     280
Sun and Cave   Eric Salem     299
The Hazardous Future of Democracy in America: Tocqueville & Lawyers in America   Harrison Sheppard     319
Sights and Insights: In Greece with Homer and Eva   Robin Chalek Tzannes     338
Not Is Not   Stewart Umphrey     350
Twelve Poems for a Reader of Novels   Elliott Zuckerman     375
Contributors     389
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