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.

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.

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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Disease, Diagnosis, and Cure on the Early Modern Stage

Author: Stephanie Moss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351943723
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 240
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This collection of essays makes an important contribution to scholarship by examining how the myths and practices of medical knowledge were interwoven into popular entertainment on the early modern stage. Rather than treating medicine, the theater, and literary texts separately, the contributors show how the anxieties engendered by medical socio-scientific investigations were translated from the realm of medicine to the stage by Renaissance playwrights, especially Shakespeare. As a whole, the volume reconsiders typical ways of viewing medical theory and practice while individual essays focus on gender and ethnicity, theatrical impersonation, medical counterfeit and malfeasance, and medicine as it appears in the form of various political metaphors.

Familiar Letters on Chemistry

In Its Relations to Physiology, Dietetics, Agriculture, Commerce, and Political Economy
Author: Justus Liebig (Freiherr von)
Publisher: N.A
Category: Chemistry
Page: 536
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Diseases Of The Hearts And Their Cures

Author: Shaykhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah
Publisher: IslamKotob
Page: N.A
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Proceedings of the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science 1964/1966

In Memory of Norwood Russell Hanson
Author: Robert S. Cohen,Marx W. Wartofsky
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401035083
Category: Science
Page: 489
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This third volume of Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science contains papers which are based upon Colloquia from 1964 to 1966. In most cases, they have been substantially modified subsequent to presentation and discussion. Once again we publish work which goes beyond technical analysis of scientific theories and explanations in order to include philo sophical reflections upon the history of science and also upon the still problematic interactions between metaphysics and science. The philo sophical history of scientific ideas has increasingly been recognized as part of the philosophy of science, and likewise the cultural context of the genesis of such ideas. There is no school or attitude to be taken as de fining the scope or criteria of our Colloquium, and so we seek to under stand both analytic and historical aspects of science. This volume, as the previous two, constitutes a substantial part of our final report to the U. S. National Science Foundation, which has continued its support of the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science by a grant to Boston University. That report will be concluded by a subse quent volume of these Studies. It is a pleasure to record our thanks to the Foundation for its confidence and funds. We dedicate this book to the memory of Norwood Russell Hanson. During this academic year of 1966-67, this beloved and distinguished American philosopher participated in our Colloquium, and he did so before.

Nāgārjuna’s Twelve Gate Treatise

Translated with Introductory Essays, Comments, and Notes
Author: Hsueh-li Cheng
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400977751
Category: Philosophy
Page: 152
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MADHYAMIKA The hallmark of Miidhyamika philosophy is 'Emptiness', sunyata. This is not a view of reality. In fact it is emphatically denied that sunyata is a view of reality. If anybody falls into such an error as to construe emptiness as reality (or as a view, even the right view, of reality), he is only grasping the snake at the wrong end (Mk, 24.1 I)! Nftgfujuna in Mk, 24.18, has referred to at least four ways by which the same truth is conveyed: Whatever is dependent origination, we call it emptiness. That is (also) dependent conceptualization; that is, to be sure, the Middle Way. The two terms, pratitya samutpiida and upiidiiya prajnapti, which I have translated here- as 'dependent origination' and 'dependent conceptualization' need to be explained. The interdependence of everything (and under 'everything' we may include, following the Mftdhyamika, all items, ontological concepts, entities, theories, views, theses and even relative truths), i.e., the essential lack of independence of the origin (cf. utpiida) of everything proves or shows that everything is essentially devoid of its assumed essence or its independent 'own nature' or its 'self-existence' (cf. svabhiiva). Besides, our cognition of anything lacks independence in the same way. Our conception (cf. prajnapti) of something a essentially depends upon something b, and so on for everything ad infinitum.

Three Books of Occult Philosophy Or Magic

Author: Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 160206976X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 304
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Edgar Allan Poe called it "a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore." This classic work of Renaissance esoteric-by German magician and alchemist HEINRICH CORNELIUS AGRIPPA (1486-1535), one of the important figures in the occult history and philosophy of Europe-is vital reading for anyone fascinated by the Jewish Kabbalah, Christian mysteries, and other arcane traditions. This replica of an 1897 edition, featuring all the original charts and illustrations, reveals Agrippa's understanding of the mysteries of magic, the elements, the heavens, the natural and occult virtues of all things, and much more.

Better Health through Natural Healing, Third Edition

How to Get Well without Drugs or Surgery
Author: Ross Trattler, N.D., D.O.,Shea Trattler
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583946683
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 580
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The definitive reference book for alternative medicine, health and healing, nutrition, herbs and herbal medicine, and natural health care is fully updated in this third edition. First published in 1985, Better Health through Natural Healing has become one of the most successful and authoritative resources of its type, with more than 1.5 million copies sold worldwide. Since the original publication of this comprehensive guide, alternative therapies have become more and more accepted by the mainstream, and patients and practitioners of the wider medical community are embracing complementary medicine as an effective treatment option for a range of medical conditions. This third edition has been fully revised by Dr. Ross Trattler with the assistance of his son, osteopath Shea Trattler, to encompass recent developments in holistic medicine and healing. The first part of the book clearly explains the principles of natural medicine, including diet, osteopathy, naturopathy, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, and homoeopathy. The second part offers practical advice for the treatment of over 100 common diseases and ailments that individuals and families face. The A-Z compendium ranges from acne and alcoholism to menstrual disorders and migraines to warts and whooping cough. A comprehensive self-help guide to natural medicine, Better Health through Natural Healing is an essential reference book for health care practitioners and for anyone seeking to heal illness effectively with natural treatments.