James Greenaway

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James Greenaway is the Chair and Associate Professor of Philosophy and the Charles H. Miller M.D. Chair in Human Dignity at St. Mary's University in Texas. He is author of The Differentiation of Authority: The Medieval Turn toward Existence (Catholic University, 2012) and Belonging, Communion, and Being (Notre Dame, forthcoming).

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Anamnesis is a remembering or recollection of the orienting truths of existence that ought never to be forgotten. Mircea Eliade, in his Myth and Reality, wrote that anamnesis is the recovery of “truths, that is, structures of the real.”[1] The recovery, remembrance, or rediscovery of those structures are evocative experiences of being as it confronts, awakes and re-awakens consciousness to…

The Second Birth: On the Political Beginnings of Human Existence. Tilo Schabert. Translated by Javier Ibáñez-Noé. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015.
 
Tilo Schabert’s The Second Birth is a philosopher’s book.
Lest anyone misunderstand, this is an essay written by a genuine lover of wisdom for those others who take similar care to cultivate an attitude of love toward truth, goodness, justice…

The title of this article does not lend itself to an obvious meaning. It is not willfully obscure but the aptness of the title requires some explanation. First, the content of medieval political thought is not well known. After all, the dominant philosophical concerns of the time broadly speaking lay with the theological, the metaphysical, and perhaps…