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《Book Review》The Human and the Humane: Humanity as Argument from Cicero to Erasmus

書評
Poster:Post date:2017-02-28
  台灣西洋古典、中世紀暨文藝復興學會
Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies
書評
Book Review
書刊名 Title The Human and the Humane: Humanity as Argument from Cicero to Erasmus
作者 Author Christian Høgel
出版社 Publisher National Taiwan UP
出版年 Year 2015
語言 Language English
ISBN (10 / 13)
978-986-350-082-7
Bibliography Reference
(STC, Duff, GW . . .)
來源網址 Web Link https://goo.gl/VcU74I
評論者 Reviewer 郭如蘋、洪沛茵
評論日期
Review Date
Dec. 24, 2016
Ø 書評 Review (中英文不限 Chinese or English)
    在衝突和危機中,堅持人道的論點是常常聽到的。在戰爭中,也有根據「日內瓦公約」提出要求對囚犯進行人道待遇的聲音。對於社會不公的反抗亦可透過集體需求一人道的社會而表達出來,甚至教育制度也可能在其主要的理念中堅持人道的觀點。關於人的一些詞彙,如人文主義,人道主義、甚至人類、人性,皆具有表達人類理想的地位。在日常生活和法律的言語上,人們因而成為自我完美概念上之標記。本書的主題即是此語言特徵的早期歷史,特別是它在論證上的使用情況,作者探討此特徵在古典時期到中古時期以及前現代時期所衍生出來的辯證使用之更迭與興衰。
 
[Original description]
In times of conflicts and crises, an argument insisting on the humane is commonly heard. In wars, voices demanding a humane treatment of prisoners – as decreed by the Geneva Convention – will be raised. Opposition to social injustice may be framed in a collected call for a humane society. Even educational systems may insist on having a humane perspective among its leading causes. Words referring to man – humane, but also humanistic, humanitarian, even humanity – thus take on status of ideals for mankind. Man, in common and legal speech, thus becomes the conceptual marker of his own perfection. The subject of this book is the early history of this linguistic feature and in particular its argumentative use, from its starting point till early modern times.
 
關於編者:
Christian Høgel is professor at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense. He is co-director of the Centre for Medieval Literature (Odense & York) and has written on Classical and Byzantine literature.
 
本書目次如下:
Chapter 1:
The Humane as Argument
Beginnings
 
Chapter 2:
The Humanitas of Cicero
Laws and diplomacy
The empire: provincials, barbarians, and slaves
The dynamic turn
Subject or object or both: cultural education or the law?
 
Chapter 3:
Implementing Humanitas
Imperial responses
Humanitas as ‘humanitarian’
Seneca
 
Chapter 4:
Christianizing Humanitas
Lactantius
Other medieval usages
 
Chapter 5:
Humanitas as Argument Against War
The Italian humanists
First beginnings in the Renaissance
Erasmus and later humanists
 
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