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Baltussen, Han

Overview
Works: 21 works in 127 publications in 2 languages and 3,912 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: B626.T33, 185
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Most widely held works by Han Baltussen
Philosophy and exegesis in Simplicius : the methodology of a commentator by Han Baltussen( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first book-length study in English of the interpretative and philosophical approach of the commentaries of Simplicius of Cilicia (c. 530 CE). Simplicius' work, marked by doctrinal complexity and scholarship, is unusually self-conscious, learned and rich in its sources, and he is therefore one of those rare authors who is of interest to ancient philosophers, historians and classicists alike. The book argues that our understanding of Simplicius' methodology will be greatly enhanced if we examine how his scholarly approach affects his philosophical exegesis." "Philosophy and Exegesis in Simplicius not only clarifies the objectives and pre-suppositions of Simplicius' work, but also illustrates how, as a competent philosopher explicating Aristotelian and Platonic ideas, he continues and develops a method that pursues philosophy by way of exegetical engagement with earlier thinkers and commentators."--Jacket
The art of veiled speech : self-censorship from Aristophanes to Hobbes( )

15 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout Western history, there have been those who felt compelled to share a dissenting opinion on public matters, while still hoping to avoid the social, political, and even criminal consequences for exercising free speech. In this collection of fourteen original essays, editors Han Baltussen and Peter J. Davis trace the roots of censorship far beyond its supposed origins in early modern history. Beginning with the ancient Greek concept of parrhêsia, and its Roman equivalent libertas, the contributors to The Art of Veiled Speech examine lesser-known texts from historical periods, some famous for setting the benchmark for free speech, such as fifth-century Athens and republican Rome, and others for censorship, such as early imperial and late antique Rome. Medieval attempts to suppress heresy, the Spanish Inquisition, and the writings of Thomas Hobbes during the Reformation are among the examples chosen to illustrate an explicit link of cultural censorship across time, casting new light on a range of issues: Which circumstances and limits on free speech were in play? What did it mean for someone to "speak up" or "speak truth to authority"? Drawing on poetry, history, drama, and moral and political philosophy, the volume demonstrates the many ways in which writers over the last 2,500 years have used wordplay, innuendo, and other forms of veiled speech to conceal their subversive views, anticipating censorship and making efforts to get around it. The Art of Veiled Speech offers new insights into the ingenious methods of self-censorship to express controversial views, revealing that the human voice cannot be easily silenced. -- from dust jacket
On Aristotle Physics 1.5-9 by Simplicius( )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Simplicius' greatest contribution in his commentary on Aristotle on 'Physics' 1.5-9 lies in his treatment of matter. He starts with a valuable elucidation of what Aristotle means by 'principle' and 'element' in 'Physics'. Simplicius' own conception of matter is of a quantity that is utterly diffuse because of its extreme distance from its source, the Neoplatonic One, and he tries to find this conception both in Plato's account of space and in a stray remark of Aristotle's. Finally, he rejects the Manichaean view that matter is evil and answers a Christian objection that to make matter imperishable is to put it on a level with God"--Publisher's description, p. [2] of dust jacket
Simplicius : on Aristotle physics 1.5-9 by Simplicius( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simplicius' greatest contribution in his commentary on Aristotle on Physics 1.5-9 lies in his treatment of matter. The sixth-century philosopher starts with a valuable elucidation of what Aristotle means by 'principle' and 'element' in Physics . Simplicius' own conception of matter is of a quantity that is utterly diffuse because of its extreme distance from its source, the Neoplatonic One, and he tries to find this conception both in Plato's account of space and in a stray remark of Aristotle's. Finally, Simplicius rejects the Manichaean view that matter is evil and answers a Christian object
The Aristotelian Problemata physica : philosophical and scientific investigations by Robert Mayhew( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Problemata physica has long been neglected. The essays in this collection do much to remedy this, and provide insights into the nature of philosophical inquiry in the Lyceum during Aristotle's life and in the years following his death
Theophrastus against the Presocratics and Plato : peripatetic dialectic in the De sensibus by H Baltussen( Book )

17 editions published in 2000 in English and Polish and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek and Roman consolations : eight studies of a tradition and its afterlife by H Baltussen (Ed)( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the Ancient World death came – on average - at a far earlier age than in today’s West, and without the authoritative warnings given by modern medicine. Consolation for the trauma of loss had, accordingly, a more prominent role to play. This volume presents eight original studies on consolatory writings from ancient Greek, Roman, early Christian and Arabic societies. The authors include internationally recognised authorities in the field. They offer insight into the ancient experience of loss and the methods used to palliate it. They explore how far there was a consolatory ‘genre’, involving letters, funerary oratory, epicedia, and philosophical prose. Focusing on responses to grief in numerous ancient authors, this volume finds elements of continuity and of individual variety in modes of consolation, and reveals instructive tensions between the commonplace and the personal."--
The peripatetics : Aristotle's heirs, 322 BCE-200 CE by Han Baltussen( Book )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Peripatetics explores the development of Peripatetic thought from Theophrastus and Strato to the work of the commentator Alexander of Aphrodisias. The book examines whether the internal dynamics of this philosophical school allowed for a unity of Peripatetic thought, or whether there was a fundamental tension between philosophical creativity and the notions of core teachings and canonisation. The book discusses the major philosophical preoccupations of the Peripatetics, interactions with Hellenistic schools of thought, and the shift in focus among Greek philosophers in a changing political landscape. It is the first book of its kind to provide a survey of this important philosophical tradition
Philosophy, science and exegesis in Greek, Arabic and Latin commentaries( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theophrastus on theories of perception : argument and purpose in the "De sensibus" by Han Baltussen( Book )

14 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle's heirs : an introduction to the peripatetic tradition by Han Baltussen( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theophrastus against the Presocratics and Plato : peripatetic dialectic in the De sensibus by Han Baltussen( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy, science and exegesis in Greek, Arabic and Latin commentaries( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy, science and exegesis in Greek, Arabic and Latin commentaries( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smell and the ancient senses( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy, science and exegesis in Greek, Arabic and Latin commentaries( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cicero's case of self-consolation by Han Baltussen( Recording )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theophrastus on the theories of perception : argument and purpose in the De sensibus = Theophrastus over warnemingstheorieen by Han Baltussen( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Philosophy, science and exegesis in Greek, Arabic and Latin commentaries( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Studies in emotions and power in the late Roman world : papers in honour of Ron Newbold by Barbara Sidwell( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Philosophy and exegesis in Simplicius : the methodology of a commentator
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On Aristotle Physics 1.5-9Simplicius : on Aristotle physics 1.5-9Theophrastus against the Presocratics and Plato : peripatetic dialectic in the De sensibusTheophrastus against the Presocratics and Plato : peripatetic dialectic in the De sensibusStudies in emotions and power in the late Roman world : papers in honour of Ron Newbold
Alternative Names
Baltussen, H.

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Baltussen, Han

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Baltussen, Johannes N. 1960-

Baltussen, Johannes Nicolaas 1960-

Baltussen, Johannes Nicolaas Marie

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English (124)

Polish (1)