By Marshall Clagett

ISBN-10: 0871692325

ISBN-13: 9780871692320

This quantity maintains Marshall Clagett's stories of a number of the points of the technological know-how of historic Egypt. the quantity provides a discourse at the nature and accomplishments of Egyptian arithmetic and likewise informs the reader as to how our wisdom of Egyptian arithmetic has grown because the booklet of the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus towards the tip of the nineteenth century. the writer rates and discusses interpretations of such authors as Eisenlohr, Griffith, Hultsch, Peet, Struce, Neugebauer, Chace, Glanville, van der Waerden, Bruins, Gillings, and others. He additionally additionally considers experiences of more moderen authors similar to Couchoud, Caveing, and Guillemot.

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Based on a theological analysis of major themes of the Catholic faith, however, Walter concludes that germline modification is defensible as consistent with a theological view of God’s creative and redemptive purposes. Lisa Sowle Cahill agrees that germline modification is acceptable for therapy but not for enhancement. Her essay raises questions about the difficult concept of human nature, which she identifies, not with a list of fixed properties grounded in the biology of each individual, but as arising from our sociality, which enables our flourishing when it is characterized by justice.

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