Skibell, J., A Curable Romantic

Skibell,A Curable Romantic  (Chapel Hill, Algonquin Books: 2010).* What if Freud were wrong? – Freud taught us that patients suffering from hysteria sometimes develop “a more or less highly organized rudimentary second consciousness, une condition seconde,” and that certain hysteric symptoms are the result of projection of this second …

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Schoenfeld, D., Isaac on Jewish and Christian Altars: Polemic and Exegesis in Rashi and the Glossa Ordinaria.

Isaac on Jewish and Christian Altars: Polemic and Exegesis in Rashi and the Glossa Ordinaria, D. Schoenfeld (New York, Fordham University Press: 2013) 229. * The two most widely read commentaries on the Bible in the Jewish and Christian Middle Ages were Rashi and the Glossa Ordinaria. Both were composed at roughly the same time, Rashi having died …

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Oliner, P., Embracing the Other

P. Oliner, et al. Embracing the Other: Philosophical, Psychological , and Historical Perspectives on Altruism. New York, New York University Press: 1992. Pp. xiii + 460. *   After the publication of the Oliners’ study of almost 700 rescuers and bystanders, still the largest such systematic study,[1] a conference …

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