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Chase, Michael

Overview
Works: 31 works in 156 publications in 4 languages and 7,165 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Interviews  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
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Most widely held works by Michael Chase
You've got dissent! : Chinese dissident use of the Internet and Beijing's counter-strategies by Michael Chase( )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 2,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report analyzes the political use of the Internet by Chinese dissidents, Falungong practitioners, Tibetan activists, and other groups and individuals in the PRC and abroad who are regarded as subversive by the authorities in China. It also examines the counterstrategies that Beijing has employed to prevent or minimize the political impact of such use of the Internet. By permitting the global dissemination of information with greater ease and rapidity than ever before, the Internet enables small groups of activists, and even individuals, to exercise influence disproportionate to their limited manpower and financial resources. In its counterstrategies, the PRC regime has made some use of high-tech solutions, and there is some evidence that Beijing¹s technical countermeasures are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Its approach, however, is predominantly "low-tech Leninist," employing traditional measures such as surveillance, informants, searches, and confiscation of computer equipment. Beijing's countermeasures have been relatively successful to date. No credible challenges to the regime exist despite the introduction of massive amounts of modern telecommunications infrastructure. However, the scale of China's information-technology modernization suggests that time may be on the side of the regime's opponents."--Rand abstracts
Instructions for the netherworld : the Orphic gold tablets by Alberto Bernabé Pajares( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orphic gold tables are key documents for the knowledge of rites and beliefs of Orphics, an atypical group that configured a highly original creed and that influenced powerfully over other Greek writers and thinkers
Athenian and Alexandrian Neoplatonism and the harmonization of Aristotle and Plato by Ilsetraut Hadot( )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Athenian and Alexandrian Neoplatonism and the harmonization of Aristotle and Plato by I. Hadot deals with the Neoplatonist tendency to harmonize the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle. It shows that this harmonizing tendency, born in Middle Platonism, prevailed in Neoplatonism from Porphyry and Iamblichus, where it persisted until the end of this philosophy. Hadot aims to illustrate that it is not the different schools themselves, for instance those of Athens and Alexandria, that differ from one another by the intensity of the will to harmonization, but groups of philosophers within these schools."--Back cover
Philosophy as a way of life : ancients and moderns : essays in honor of Pierre Hadot by Michael Chase( )

22 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique collection of essays on the late Pierre Hadot's revolutionary approach to studying and practising philosophy traces the links between his work and that of thinkers from Wittgenstein to the French postmodernists. It shows how his secular spiritual exercises expand our horizons, enabling us to be in a fuller, more authentic way. Comprehensive treatment of a neglected academic theme: philosophy's practical relevance in our lives Interdisciplinary analysis reflects the wide influence of Hadot's thought Explores the links between Hadot's ideas and those of a wealth of ancient and modern thinkers, including the French postmodernists Offers a practical 'third way' in philosophy beyond the dichotomy of Continental and analytical traditions
On Aristotle Physics 8.1-5 by Simplikios( )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this commentary of Aristotle Physics book eight, chapters one to five, the sixth-century philosopher Simplicius quotes and explains important fragments of the Presocratic philosophers, provides the fragments of his Christian opponent Philponus' Against Aristotle On the eternity of the world, and makes extensive use of the lost commentary of Aristotle's leading defender, Alexander of Aphrodisias"--Book Jacket
Simplicius : on Aristotle Physics 8.1-5 by M. István Bodnár( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this commentary on Aristotle Physics book eight, chapters one to five, the sixth-century philosopher Simplicius quotes and explains important fragments of the Presocratic philosophers, provides the fragments of his Christian opponent Philoponus' Against Aristotle On the Eternity of the World , and makes extensive use of the lost commentary of Aristotle's leading defender, Alexander of Aphrodisias. This volume contains an English translation of Simplicius' important commentary, as well as a detailed introduction, explanatory notes and a bibliography
Thinking with Whitehead : a free and wild creation of concepts by Isabelle Stengers( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred North Whitehead has never gone out of print, but for a time he was decidedly out of fashion in the English-speaking world. In a splendid work that serves as both introduction and erudite commentary, Isabelle Stengers-one of today's leading philosophers of science-goes straight to the beating heart of Whitehead's thought. The product of thirty years' engagement with the mathematician-philosopher's entire canon, this volume establishes Whitehead as a daring thinker on par with Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, and Michel Foucault. Reading the texts in broadly chronological order while highlighting major works, Stengers deftly unpacks Whitehead's often complicated language, explaining the seismic shifts in his thinking and showing how he called into question all that philosophers had considered settled after Descartes and Kant. She demonstrates that the implications of Whitehead's philosophical theories and specialized knowledge of the various sciences come yoked with his innovative, revisionist take on God. Whitehead's God exists within a specific epistemological realm created by a radically complex and often highly mathematical language. "To think with Whitehead today," Stengers writes, "means to sign on in advance to an adventure that will leave none of the terms we normally use as they were."
On Aristotle : categories 5-6 by Simplicius( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Simplicius' commentary is the most comprehensive account of the debate on the validity of Aristotle's Categories. Simplicius discusses where the differentia of a species (for instance, the rationality of humans) fits into the scheme of categories. Another is why Aristotle elevates the category of Quantity to second place, above the category of Quality. Further, de Haas shows how Simplicius arrives at multiple definitions of "universal" to solve some of the problems."--Jacket
On Aristotle's "Categories 1-4" by Simplicius( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why were precisely ten categories named, given that Plato managed with fewer distinctions? Where in the scheme of categories would one fit a quality that defines a substance - under substance or under quality? In his own commentary, Porphyry suggested classifying a defining quality as something distinct, a substantial quality, but others objected that this would constitute an eleventh category. The most persistent question dealt with in Simplicius' commentary is whether the categories classify words, concepts, or things."--BOOK JACKET
Sur la manière dont l'embryon reçoit l'âme by Porphyry( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in French and Greek, Ancient and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brill's Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The two-volume Brill's Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages offers an accessible yet engaging coverage of medieval European history and culture, c. 500-c. 1500, in a series of themed articles, taking an interdisciplinary and comparative approach. Presenting a broad range of topics current in research, the encyclopedia is dedicated to all aspects of medieval life."--Publisher's description
The veil of Isis : an essay on the history of the idea of nature by Pierre Hadot( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nearly twenty-five hundred years ago the Greek thinker Heraclitus supposedly uttered the cryptic words "Phusis kruptesthai philei." How the aphorism, usually translated as "Nature loves to hide," has haunted Western culture ever since is the subject of this engaging study by Pierre Hadot. Taking the allegorical figure of the veiled goddess Isis as a guide, and drawing on the work of both the ancients and later thinkers such as Goethe, Rilke, Wittgenstein, and Heidegger, Hadot traces successive interpretations of Heraclitus' words. Over time, Hadot finds, "Nature loves to hide" has meant that all that lives tends to die; that Nature wraps herself in myths; and (for Heidegger) that Being unveils as it veils itself. Meanwhile the pronouncement has been used to explain everything from the opacity of the natural world to our modern angst. From these kaleidoscopic exegeses and usages emerge two contradictory approaches to nature: the Promethean, or experimental-questing, approach, which embraces technology as a means of tearing the veil from Nature and revealing her secrets; and the Orphic, or contemplative-poetic, approach, according to which such a denuding of Nature is a grave trespass. In place of these two attitudes Hadot proposes one suggested by the Romantic vision of Rousseau, Goethe, and Schelling, who saw in the veiled Isis an allegorical expression of the sublime. "Nature is art and art is nature," Hadot writes, inviting us to embrace Isis and all she represents: art makes us intensely aware of how completely we ourselves are not merely surrounded by nature but also part of nature."--Publisher's website
Plotinus, or, The simplicity of vision by Pierre Hadot( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and Polish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Roman philosopher Plotinus (c. 205-70) is perhaps best known today for his doctrine of self-transformation through contemplation: "Never stop sculpting your own statue, until the godlike splendor of virtue shines forth to you." Since its publication in France in 1963 and through subsequent editions both there and abroad, Pierre Hadot's lively philosophical portrait of Plotinus has established itself as the preeminent introduction to the man and his thought. Michael Chase's lucid translation - complete with a useful chronology and analytical bibliography - at last makes this book available to the English-speaking world." "Hadot carefully examines Plotinus' views on the self, existence, love, virtue, gentleness, and solitude. He shows that Plotinus, like other philosophers of his day, believed that Plato and Aristotle had already articulated the essential truths; for him, the purpose of practicing philosophy was not to profess new truths but to engage in spiritual exercises so as to live philosophically. Seen in this light, Plotinus' counsel against fixation on the body and all earthly matters stemmed not from disgust or fear, but rather from his awareness of the negative effect that bodily preoccupation and material concern could have on spiritual exercises." "Arnold I. Davidson's helpful Introduction sets this book against the background of Plotinus scholarship, discusses Plotinus' understanding of mystical experience and the self, and emphasizes Plotinus' continuing philosophical significance."--Jacket
The present alone is our happiness : conversations with Jeannie Carlier and Arnold I. Davidson by Pierre Hadot( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most influential historians of ancient philosophy in the world today, Hadot is adept at using ancient philosophers to illuminate the relevance of their ideas to contemporary life. In this book, which is an ideal introduction to Hadot's more scholarly What is Ancient Philosophy?, we learn that to be an Epicurean is not merely to think like one; it is to adopt a way of living where limiting desires is the condition for happiness. Being an Aristotelian, similarly, is to choose a life that involves contemplation, and being a Cynic is to follow Diogenes in his refusal of quotidian convention and the mentality of ordinary people. If so many Ancient philosophers founded schools, Hadot explains, it was precisely because they were proposing how to live life on a daily basis. We learn here that the history of philosophy has been something more than just that of a discourse. The founding texts of Greek philosophy, after all, were notes taken from oral exercises undertaken in concrete circumstances and contexts, most often a dialogue between students and specific interlocutors who meant to shed light on their students' real existence. The immense contribution of this book, which also traces Hadot's own personal itinerary in a touching manner, is to remind us, through direct language and numerous examples, what the theoretical aspect of philosophy often masks: its vital and existential dimensions
Brill's New Pauly : encyclopaedia of the ancient world : by August Friedrich von Pauly( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy as a way of life : spiritual exercises from Socrates to Foucault by Pierre Hadot( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is ancient philosophy? by Pierre Hadot( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work revises our view of ancient philosophy -- and in doing so, proposes that we change the way we see philosophy itself. Hadot shows how the various schools, trends, and ideas of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy all strove to transform the individual's mode of perceiving and being in the world. For the ancients, philosophical theory and the philosophical way of life were inseparably linked. Hadot asks us to consider whether and how this connection might be reestablished today
The inner citadel : the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius by Pierre Hadot( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de oorspr. titelloze wijsgerige bespiegelingen en overdenkingen van de Romeinse keizer Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180)
Studies on the Neoplatonist Hierocles by Ilsetraut Hadot( Book )

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

Simplicius : on Aristotle categories 1-4 by Simplicius( )

2 editions published in 2003 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Instructions for the netherworld : the Orphic gold tabletsThinking with Whitehead : a free and wild creation of conceptsOn Aristotle : categories 5-6On Aristotle's "Categories 1-4"The veil of Isis : an essay on the history of the idea of naturePlotinus, or, The simplicity of visionThe present alone is our happiness : conversations with Jeannie Carlier and Arnold I. DavidsonBrill's New Pauly : encyclopaedia of the ancient world :
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Chase, John Michael 1959-

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