Research Projects

  • (D-4-1) Ontology of immaterial causes

    Descriptions of heavenly realms and celestial topography can be traced back to the cultural milieu of Second Temple Judaism, which may have been influenced by Platonic and Neo-Platonic concepts. Cosmographic and cosmological ideas were further attested during Late Antiquity in Old and New Testament apocryphal writings and parabiblical compositions, such as the Book of the Secrets of Enoch (or 2 Enoch), Apocalypse of Abraham, Ascension of Isaiah, Third Baruch, Apocalypse of Paul, Apocalypse of the Virgin Mary, etc.), which survive in Slavonic recensions transmitted in the Byzantine Commonwealth. In some cases the Slavonic texts are the only surviving witnesses to the Semitic originals; otherwise they represent faithful reproductions of Greek (Byzantine) redactions.

  • (D-4-2) Epistemology of immaterial causes

    Being a part of the work of research group (D-4) into the causal relationship between the incorporeal, immaterial or spiritual world, the project works on final causality in nature and the spiritual entities, which generally speaking were able to guarantee the natural laws.

  • (D-4-3) Philosophical poetry of immaterial causes in the English Renaissnace

    As part of the research group’s inquiry into the forms of causal relationships between the incorporeal, immaterial, or spiritual realm and the physical world, the project concentrates on the capacity of language, in particular poetic language, to refer to and represent entities that do not seem to be circumscribed by space.


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