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(2019-10-01)I discuss four different aspects of Avicenna’s philosophical views on mathematics, as scattered across his various works. I first explore the negative aspect of his ontology of mathematics, which concerns the question of ...
The Metaphysics of Light in the Hexaemeral Literature: From Philo of Alexandria to Ambrose of Milan (2019-07-19)This study investigates the concept of light in the early Jewish-Christian exegesis of the biblical creation narrative (Gen. 1, so-called ‘hexaemeron’). The study argues that the early hexaemeral exegetes theorised light ...
Why should wild nature be preserved? A dialogue between biblical theology and biodiversity conservation. (2019-10-26)The past century has seen a rapid acceleration in global anthropogenic biodiversity loss, despite massively increased conservation effort and knowledge. Consequently, there are wide-ranging debates around whether economic ...