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  1. Many Sides a Protagorean Approach to the Theory, Practice and Pedagogy of Argument.Michael Mendelson - 2002 - Springer Science & Business Media.
    Many Sides is the first full-length study of Protagorean antilogic, an argumentative practice with deep roots in rhetorical history and renewed relevance for contemporary culture. Founded on the philosophical relativism of Protagoras, antilogic is a dynamic rather than a formal approach to argument, focused principally on the dialogical interaction of opposing positions (anti-logoi) in controversy. In ancient Athens, antilogic was the cardinal feature of Sophistic rhetoric. In Rome, Cicero redefined Sophistic argument in a concrete set of dialogical procedures. In turn, (...)
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    Quintilian and the Pedagogy of Argument.Michael Mendelson - 2001 - Argumentation 15 (3):277-294.
    Originating in the Sophistic pedagogy of Protagoras and reflecting the sceptical practice of the New Academy, Quintilian's rhetorical pedagogy places a special emphasis on the juxtaposition of multiple, competing claims. This inherently dialogical approach to argumentation is referred to here as controversia and is on full display in Quintilian's own argumentative practice. More important to this paper, however, is the role of controversia as an organizing principle for Quintilian's rhetorical curriculum. In particular, Quintilian introduces the protocols of controversia through a (...)
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    Saint Augustine.Michael Mendelson - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  4. Res Obscurissima: The Origin of the Soul in Augustine's "de Genesi Ad Litteram".Michael Mendelson - 1990 - Dissertation, University of California, San Diego
    This dissertation is a detailed exploration of Augustine's discussion of the origin of the human soul in the De Genesi ad Litteram. The two central problems addressed are: Why does Augustine abruptly and without explanation abandon his two-phase view of creation and reduce his three hypotheses of the soul's origin to two?, and Why, in spite of what seems to be a preponderance of evidence in favor of the traducianist hypothesis, does Augustine resist it? It is argued that the solution (...)
     
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    "By the Things Themselves": Eudaimonism, Direct Acquaintance, and Illumination in Augustine's.Michael Mendelson - 2001 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 39 (4):467-489.
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    Venter Animi/Distentio Animi: Memory and Temporality in Augustine’s Confessions.Michael Mendelson - 2000 - Augustinian Studies 31 (2):137-163.
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    The Dangling Thread. Augustine's Three Hypotheses of the Soul's Origin in the de Genesi Ad Litteram.Michael Mendelson - 1995 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 3 (2):219 – 247.
  8. Beyond the Revolutions of Matter. Mind, Body, and Pre-Established Harmony in the Earlier Leibniz.Michael Mendelson - 1995 - Studia Leibnitiana 27 (1):31-66.
    Leibniz' prästabilierte Harmonie kann leicht als ein Versuch ausgelegt werden, die Beziehung zwischen cartesianischem Geist und Körper zu erklären, während gleichzeitig das Problem der 'kausalen Gleichheit' vermieden wird, das der cartesianische 'Interaktionismus' aufwirft. Es entstehen jedoch zwei Probleme durch eine Interpretation dieser Art. Erstens, warum wendet der frühe Leibniz die prästabilierte Harmonie auf alle Interaktionen zwischen Substanzen an und nicht nur auf die zwischen Geist und Körper? Zweitens, warum wendet der frühe Leibniz die prästabilierte Harmonie auf die Beziehung zwischen Geist (...)
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    “The Business of Those Absent”: The Origin of the Soul in Augustine’s De Genesi Ad Litteram 10.6-26.Michael Mendelson - 1998 - Augustinian Studies 29 (1):25-81.
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    “The Business of Those Absent”: The Origin of the Soul in Augustine’s De Genesi Ad Litteram 10.6-26.Michael Mendelson - 1998 - Augustinian Studies 29 (1):25-81.