Curing the Philosopher's Disease

Reinstating Mystery in the Heart of Philosophy
Author: Richard H. Jones
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 076184810X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 297
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Curing the Philosopher's Disease is a philosophical examination of the mysteries surrounding the foundations of science, philosophy, and religion. Much of Western philosophy, and science is discussed in order to see our epistemological and metaphysical situation. The love/hate relation philosophers have with mystery is explored, as are the contributions of reductionists and antireductionists, postmodern relativists and critical realists, naturalists and the religious, and theologians and mystics. The thrust of the arguments affirms that there are limits to what philosophy, science, religion, and mystical experiences can tell us about reality. By acknowledging that some questions may be unanswerable and understanding the importance of that fact even as the answers remain ambiguous, our true situation in the world is revealed. Mystery should be reinstated as a basic feature when we reflect upon the nature of what we know and who we are. Mystery frames all of our claims to fundamental knowledge, and we must accept that it will remain a permanent fixture. Thus, the importance of mystery needs to be reaffirmed today, during an era when the fullness of reality is often ignored. Book jacket.

For the Glory of God

The Role of Christianity in the Rise and Development of Modern Science, The History of Christian Ideas and Control Beliefs in Science
Author: Richard H. Jones
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761858598
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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For the Glory of God provides an illuminating history of the role of Christian ideas in the physical and biological sciences from the Middle Ages to today. Jones shows that a “control” model explains the complex history of religion and science, while the popular “war” and “harmony” models do not.

The Cause and Cure of Human Illness

Author: Arnold Ehret
Publisher: Ehret Literature Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781884772023
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 159
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Written over 100 years ago, Ehret offers timeless insight into how to achieve true strength, health, vitality, and happiness. Readers are given affordable and effective teachings on how to gain control of their health and take responsibility for their own well-being. Everyone who has put Ehret's simple diet and lifestyle changes into practice has experienced profound, positive results.

The Schopenhauer Cure

A Novel
Author: Irvin Yalom
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061840882
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Suddenly confronted with his own mortality after a routine checkup, eminent psychotherapist Julius Hertzfeld is forced to reexamine his life and work -- and seeks out Philip Slate, a sex addict whom he failed to help some twenty years earlier. Yet Philip claims to be cured -- miraculously transformed by the pessimistic teachings of German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer -- and is, himself, a philosophical counselor in training. Philips dour, misanthropic stance compels Julius to invite Philip to join his intensive therapy group in exchange for tutoring on Schopenhauer. But with mere months left, life may be far too short to help Philip or to compete with him for the hearts and minds of the group members. And then again, it might be just long enough.

Mystery 101

An Introduction to the Big Questions and the Limits of Human Knowledge
Author: Richard H. Jones
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438468210
Category: Philosophy
Page: 216
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Delineates the knowable from the unknowable in philosophy, science, and theology. Offering readers much to ponder, Richard H. Jones approaches the “big questions” of philosophy such as the nature of reality, consciousness, free will, the existence of God, and the meaning of life not by weighing the merits of leading arguments in these debates, but instead by questioning the extent to which we are even in a position to answer such questions in the first place. Regardless of continuous technical and even groundbreaking advances in knowledge, there will always be gaps in what we can fully understand. Distinguishing true mysteries from problems yet to be solved but within the scope of our intellectual grasp, Jones provides a penetrating and high-level overview of the scope and limits of scientific and philosophical inquiry. “Exceptionally original, Mystery 101 specializes in questions rather than answers but also analyzes in fascinating detail a whole host of putative answers to the fundamental questions it raises. The book is a wide-ranging, thought-provoking treat. It shows why daunting, seemingly unfathomable mysteries underlie many of our most confident assumptions and claims to truth. And it counsels us wisely on how to live in the face of this fact. The scholarship is impeccable, drawing on many sources, including those of religion (and not just Western religion), philosophy (and not just Western philosophy), science, and literature. An insightful and enjoyable read.” — Donald A. Crosby, author of The Extraordinary in the Ordinary: Seven Types of Everyday Miracle “Jones takes us on an interesting journey through all the big questions that perplex people. We end up knowing a lot but, as Socrates, knowing that we do not and indeed cannot know enough. Clear, engaging, and accessible, the book is a bit of a tour de force.” — George Allan, author of Modes of Learning: Whitehead’s Metaphysics and the Stages of Education

Slow Cures and Bad Philosophers

Essays on Wittgenstein, Medicine, and Bioethics
Author: Carl Elliott
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822326465
Category: Medical
Page: 197
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DIVExplores issue of how we should think about postmodern bioethics and suggests that many of the questions that bioethicists pose as problematic in postmodernity are, in fact, reactions to Wittgensteinian thought-- yet bioethicists as a rule are unfamiliar/div

The Art of Glass

Shewing how to Make All Sorts of Glass, Crystal and Enamel : Likewise the Making of Pearls, Precious Stones, China and Looking-glass ; to which is Added, The Method of Painting on Glass and Enameling : Also how to Extract the Colours from Minerals, Metals, Herbs and Flowers : a Work Containing Many Secrets and Curiosities Never Before Discovered : Ilustrated with Proper Sculptures
Author: Jean Haudicquer de Blancourt
Publisher: N.A
Category: Enamel and enameling
Page: 354
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The Ethics of Autism

Among Them, but Not of Them
Author: Deborah R. Barnbaum
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253000688
Category: Medical
Page: 248
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Autism is one of the most compelling, controversial, and heartbreaking cognitive disorders. It presents unique philosophical challenges as well, raising intriguing questions in philosophy of mind, cognitive science, and philosophy of language that need to be explored if the autistic population is to be responsibly served. Starting from the "theory of mind" thesis that a fundamental deficit in autism is the inability to recognize that other persons have minds, Deborah R. Barnbaum considers its implications for the nature of consciousness, our understanding of the consciousness of others, meaning theories in philosophy of language, and the modality of mind. This discussion lays the groundwork for consideration of the value of an autistic life, as well as the moral theories available to persons with autism. The book also explores questions about genetic decision making, research into the nature of autism, and the controversial quest for a cure. This is a timely and wide-ranging book on a disorder that commends itself to serious ethical examination.

Diseases Of The Hearts And Their Cures

Author: Shaykhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah
Publisher: IslamKotob
Page: N.A
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This book provided by as public domain book to share Islamic knowledge.If you have benefited from the book please donate to the publisher using Bitcoin 1KabbwfAuLBCRYD8xGQkEvUkXCbpzBgvdR If you have any comments on published book contact info [at]

Divine Healing

The Origin and Cure of Disease, as Taught in the Bible and Explained
Author: Emanuel Swedenborg
Publisher: N.A
Category: Spiritual healing
Page: 72
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The Philosophical Diseases of Medicine and their Cure

Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine, Vol. 1: Foundations
Author: Josef Seifert
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402028717
Category: Medical
Page: 406
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At all times physicians were bound to pursue not only medical tasks, but to reflect also on the many anthropological and metaphysical aspects of their discipline, such as on the nature of life and death, of health and sickness, and above all on the vital ethical dimensions of their practice. For centuries, almost for two millennia, how ever, those who practiced medicine lived in a relatively clearly defined ethical and implicitly philosophical or religious 'world-order' within which they could safely turn to medical practice, knowing right from wrong, or at least being told what to do and what not to do. Today, however, the situation has radically changed, mainly due to three quite different reasons: First and most obviously, physicians today are faced with a tremendous development of new possibilities and techniques which allow previously unheard of medical interventions (such as cloning, cryo-conservation, ge netic interference, etc. ) which call out for ethical reflection and wise judgment but regarding which there is no legal and medical ethical tradition. Traditional medical education did not prepare physicians for coping with this new brave world of mod em medicine. Secondly, there are the deep philosophical crises and the philosophical diseases of medicine mentioned in the preface that lead to a break-down of firm and formative legal and ethical norms for medical actions.

Philosophical Delusion and Its Therapy

Outline of a Philosophical Revolution
Author: Eugen Fischer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134322259
Category: Philosophy
Page: 320
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Philosophical Delusion and its Therapy provides new foundations and methods for the revolutionary project of philosophical therapy pioneered by Ludwig Wittgenstein. The book vindicates this currently much-discussed project by reconstructing the genesis of important philosophical problems: With the help of concepts adapted from cognitive linguistics and cognitive psychology, the book analyses how philosophical reflection is shaped by pictures and metaphors we are not aware of employing and are prone to misapply. Through innovative case-studies on the genesis of classical problems about the mind and perception, and on thinkers including Locke, Berkeley and Ayer, the book demonstrates how such autonomous habits of thought systematically generate unsound intuitions and philosophical delusions, whose clash with reality, or among each other, gives rise to ill-motivated but maddening problems. The book re-examines models of therapeutic philosophy, due to Wittgenstein and J. L. Austin, and develops an approach that may let us overcome philosophical delusions and the problems they engender. In this way, the book explains where and why therapy in called for in philosophy, and develops techniques to carry it out.

The Derveni Papyrus

Cosmology, Theology and Interpretation
Author: Gábor Betegh
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521047395
Category: History
Page: 456
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This is a comprehensive study of the Derveni Papyrus. The papyrus, found in 1962 near Thessaloniki, is not only one of the oldest surviving Greek papyri but is also considered by scholars as a document of primary importance for a better understanding of the religious and philosophical developments in the fifth and fourth centuries BC. Gbor Betegh aims to reconstruct and systematically analyse the different strata of the text and their interrelation by exploring the archaeological context; the interpretation of rituals in the first columns of the text; the Orphic poem commented on by the author of the papyrus; and the cosmological and theological doctrines which emerge from the Derveni author's exegesis of the poem. Betegh discusses the place of the text in the context of late Presocratic philosophy and offers an important preliminary edition of the text of the papyrus with critical apparatus and English translation.

The Golden Work

Author: Hermes Trismegistus
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781508598213
Page: 244
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Hermes Trismegistus, or thrice-greatest Hermes, may have been the author of a number of Alchemical texts. Some speculate that he was a mythical creation from a combination of the Greek god Hermes and the Egyptian god Thoth. The writings attributed to Hermes had a decisive effect on the Renaissance. Perhaps the most famous work attributed to Hermes is "The Emerald Tablet" that includes the passage: That that which is Above is like that which is Below and that which is Below is like that which is Above, to accomplish the Miracle of Unity. Francis Barrett states in his book The Magus, "HERMES Trismegistus, (who was the author of the divine Pymander and some other books, ) lived some time before Moses. He received the name of Trismegistus, or Mercurius ter Maximus, i. e. thrice greatest Intelligencer, because he was the first intelligencer who communicated celestial and divine knowledge to mankind by writing." Hans Nintzel considered The Golden Work an essential source for the student of Alchemy. Also included in the Volume is the valuable work, "Hermes Unveiled" by Cyliani. This was offered as a separate manuscript by Hans, but in itself it is too short to be printed as a standalone book.