IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 518: Spiritual Pleasure vs. Material Pleasure

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Gerhard Jaritz, Institut für Realienkunde, Universität Salzburg, Krems / Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Moderator/Chair:Gerhard Jaritz, Institut für Realienkunde, Universität Salzburg, Krems / Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Paper 518-aPleasure of Dullness vs. Boon of Wisdom: The Vital Contrast in the Paradigm of Vices and Virtues
(Language: English)
Helmut Hundsbichler, Institut für Realienkunde des Mittelalters & der frühen Neuzeit, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Krems
Index terms: Daily Life, Mentalities, Religious Life
Paper 518-bDeath by Kiss: Spiritual Pleasure in Maimonides
(Language: English)
Tamás Visi, Cabinet of Jewish Studies, Palacký University, Olomouc
Index terms: Daily Life, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Philosophy
Abstract

The session is part of three sessions for the Daily Life Strand that deal with different aspects of pleasures in medieval life and their representation. The papers in this one concentrate on the discourse concerning spritual and material pleasures in Christian and Jewish patterns of thought. On the one hand, they show an indispensable context, on the other, they are dominated by the importance of contrast.