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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (3): 623–640.
Published: 01 September 2023
... in these prefatory texts, namely, the evaluative judgments of others and the philological judgments required of the translator, highlight Heywood's understanding of Seneca's original intention as the only true measure of the English translations. For Heywood, there can be no “intentional fallacy” because intention...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 89–111.
Published: 01 January 2024
... on one's own or other people's opinions. Despite this common origin, however, there are two crucial differences between the legal and the theological meaning of credulitas . First, legal credulitas , albeit different from knowledge, can be evaluated using intellectual investigation and judgment...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 603–628.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... Furthermore, anyone narrating such a story will eventually seek to arrive at some value judgment on what has been discovered. Such moral evaluation is an integral feature of narrative, and it is premised on the firm belief that human beings, both individually and as participants in political, cultural...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., as the subsequent two remedies describe. The remedy chapters call for readers to hold God's view of the devil, as a source of productive suffering, in tension with the church's evaluations of his corrosive effects on earth. Human judgments—well-represented in clerical discernment treatises designed for use...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (3): 493–518.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Elizabeth Papp Kamali In medieval English texts, a common refrain, drawn from scripture, urged that only God could search the mind and heart of a sinner, and that those who judge others might face their own grave judgment on the last day. This sits uneasily with the task of issuing a felony verdict...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (1): 161–180.
Published: 01 January 2020
... of publication of the text under review and of the review itself, the genre of the review, the evaluation provided by the review (negative, positive, neutral, mixed), and specific thematic keywords of particular relevance to our research. The publication s interface is structured around these interconnections...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (3): 573–596.
Published: 01 September 2023
... is not a replacement for evaluating the activity of medieval authors qua authors. In fact, taking medieval authors by their word risks falling afoul of the intentional fallacy that W. K. Wimsatt and M. C. Beardsley so fervently wish to guard against. 16 However much medieval authors wish to defer authority...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2011
... of the “petits” voyages series was based on a decision to increase profits by reducing costs. Thus, rather than a judgment about the relative size or importance of sea travel to the unknown West and the already- known East, the French title thus merely registers the fact that the collection was orga...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (2): 305–334.
Published: 01 May 2007
... by Christ sitting in judgment.”28 By highlighting the centrality of the weights both in the mercers’ trade and the pageant itself, Justice makes an analogy likening the evaluative work of the mercers to that of Christ. Given this implicit parallel, it seems reason- able to question the mercers...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 199–231.
Published: 01 May 2020
... elements of interiorized shame, acting as our inner custodian and making judgment against ourselves even though no one externally sees our moral deeds.30 Ambrose: Shame in a Christian framework It is a well- known fact that the church father Ambrose s treatise De officiis is greatly in debt to Cicero s...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (3): 447–451.
Published: 01 September 2007
... as a historical marker than a massive value judgment, determining what matters and what does not.” As long as modernity is a sign of the new, it also joins up with the now, its relevance secured in its identification with the fundamental markers of contemporary identity and concern: market economies...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 369–391.
Published: 01 May 2013
...: And for your fame, That’s such a jig; as if I would go tell it, Cry it on the Piazza! Who shall know it But he that cannot speak it, and this fellow. (3.7.47 – 50) What is the worth of reputation, after all, apart from the evaluations of others? For a moment, even Volpone himself...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 147–173.
Published: 01 January 2022
... with which, even in absentia, she's able to create a “sodayne cheare” (82). “To Penshurst” closes by evoking a decorous moderation that nonetheless requires that readers always be evaluating, discriminating, managing—just like the lady of Penshurst when she's away from the manor. There's not so much...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 567–591.
Published: 01 September 2022
... or abandon pastoral as an ideological lure, but rather invites us to exercise the virtues of community with greater justice and more self-knowledge. In a world composed of multiple wisdom traditions, this process requires the continuous exercise of judgment in relation to norms and maxims such as “Do no harm...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 17–43.
Published: 01 January 2014
... Israel’s Radical Enlightenment draws a similar judgment and has some fun with him along the way. At this point in the book, Israel is claiming that Spinoza rattled orthodox believers. As he concludes the chapter, he quotes Henry More calling Spinoza shameless, and concludes with Gotti doing...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (2): 349–378.
Published: 01 May 2001
... strength from our frequent experience of such manipulation. In theory, dis- cipline may be good, bad, or indifferent: this is the lesson that I think can be drawn from Foucault’s theoretical analysis.7 Theory, however, cannot evalu- ate specific historical circumstances...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 317–343.
Published: 01 May 2011
... — in the text as well as in life, through the body — allows us a more thorough evaluation of the lit- erary qualities in her works, however differently they may speak. As Amy Hollywood has argued in relation to Hadewijch’s work and mysticism as a whole, rather than assert a gendered difference between...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (3): 519–543.
Published: 01 September 2023
... for modes of evaluation that set aside questions of intention. In moments such as this, modern skepticism over authorial meaning finds a precursor in medieval practices of interpretation. The sphere where medieval readers find intention to be wholly indispensable is the third, in the emotional connection...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 405–432.
Published: 01 May 2016
...) but to a mere, perishable intent (I thought about robbing that man), rendering it one of the many millions of free and radical thoughts that are “no subjects,” removed from the evaluative jurisdiction of the Duke. Isabella pointedly excludes inwardness as a rubric of action or a criterion of judgment...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (3): 607–658.
Published: 01 September 2001
... susceptio) can be evaluated in terms of price. He cites the general rule that anything of eco- nomic value can be the object of a transaction, and so it is possible to esti- mate the value of the assumption of risk and to remunerate the underwriter who takes the periculi susceptio. This line...