Mystery in Philosophy

An Invocation of Pseudo-Dionysius
Author: Michael Craig Rhodes
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0739134345
Category: Philosophy
Page: 132
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The book's subject matter is philosophical mystery. More particularly, it proffers a theistic hermeneutic—from patristic philosophy—for claims and indications of mystery.

Studies in Philosophy for Children

Pixie
Author: Ann Margaret Sharp,Ronald F. Reed
Publisher: Ediciones de la Torre
ISBN: 9788479601461
Category: Philosophy
Page: 406
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Serie de artículos de personas de todo el mundo plenamente identificados con el Programa de Filosofía para Niños. Y en los que se toma como eje de reflexión la obra Pixie. Se completa con notas y bibliografía de Matthew Lipman.

Curing the Philosopher's Disease

Reinstating Mystery in the Heart of Philosophy
Author: Richard H. Jones
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761848118
Category: Philosophy
Page: 304
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This book 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 and the importance of mystery is reaffirmed.

Imagination: the missing mystery of philosophy


Author: The Open University
Publisher: The Open University
ISBN: 1473006473
Category:
Page: N.A
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This 20-hour free course explored philosophical issues concerning imagination and whether philosophy can define imagination in any meaningful way.

Berkeley’s Renovation of Philosophy


Author: Gavin Ardley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401188726
Category: Philosophy
Page: 179
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In this work I have endeavoured to see Berkeley in his contemporary setting. On the principle that philosophy is ultimately about men, not about abstract problems, I have tried to see Berkeley the philosopher as an expression of Berkeley the man. When this is done, what is perennial in the philosophy may be discerned in and through what is local and temporal. Berkeley then emerges as a pioneer reformer; not so much an innovator as a renovator; one who set out to rescue phi losophy from the enthusiasms of the preceding age; one who strove to seat philosophy once more on the broad human and common sense foundations laid by Plato and Aristotle. Critical studies of some of the more striking of Berkeley's epistemo logical arguments are legion. They commenced with the young Berke ley's first appearance in print, and have continued to this day. But whether they take the form of professions of support for Berkeley, or of bald refutations of Berkeley's supposed fallacies, or whether, like the contemporary "analytical" studies of Moore, Warnock, and Austin, they are subtle exposures of alleged deeply concealed logical muddles, they all tend to share one common characteristic: they select and abstract from the totality of Berkeley, and miss the robust simplicity and universality of Berkeley's intentions. It is the intentions which control the whole, and give the right perspective in which to view the various items.

Was für Lebewesen sind wir?


Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518748289
Category: Philosophy
Page: 248
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Noam Chomsky gilt als der Begründer der modernen Linguistik und als einer der Gründerväter der Kognitionswissenschaften. Zugleich ist er einer der meistgelesenen politischen Denker der Welt. Dieses Buch ist die philosophische Summe seines Lebens: Erstmals führt er alle seine großen Themen zusammen und begibt sich auf die Suche nach dem Wesen des Menschen. Chomsky nimmt seinen Ausgang bei der Sprache. Diese ist für ihn ein angeborener Mechanismus, der ein keineswegs zwingendes Muster aufweist und unser Denken bestimmt. Wir alle denken gemäß diesem Muster – und daher können wir auch nur das wissen, was die menschliche Sprache zu denken erlaubt. Einige Geheimisse der Natur könnten uns deshalb für immer verborgen bleiben. Zugleich eröffnet die Sprache aber eine kreative Freiheit; uns ist ein Freiheitsinstinkt gegeben, der uns gegen Herrschaft aufbegehren und eine freie Entfaltung suchen lässt. In der libertären Tradition von Wilhelm von Humboldt, John Stuart Mill und Rudolf Rocker zeichnet uns Chomsky als anarchische Lebewesen, die nach einer Assoziation freier Menschen streben.

Philosophical Mysteries


Author: Stephen David Ross
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780873955249
Category: Philosophy
Page: 151
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"This is my major thesis. Mystery is inherent in both the nature of things and the nature of rationality. I will sustain this thesis by a review of some of the central issues of philosophy to elucidate their mysterious qualities. More important, however, I will develop in detail an explanation of mystery and trace some of its important ramifications." "I will argue that an ordinal metaphysics, with its associated theory of query, provides an account of mystery that no other theory can provide. "While the theory presented here is a theory of philosophical mystery, it has fundamental implications for all branches of knowledge, including the physical and social sciences. "In short, I speak against a simplistic view of the world and of experience based on a simplistic and narrow conception of understanding and rationality. Mystery calls not for veneration and awe, but for a full and complex activity of mind, broaching all established conditions in its pursuit of answers....Reason is fulfilled as completely in mysteries which persevere throughout our efforts to resolve them as in mysteries which are resolved and dissipated, passing into new questions to which we must find new answers, in an unterminating process of rational interrogation." -- From the Preface by Stephen David Ross

Die Philosophie der Freiheit (Vollständige Ausgabe)

Grundzüge einer modernen Weltanschauung - seelische Beobachtungsresultate nach naturwissenschaftlicher Methode: die Vorbereitung der Anthroposophie
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8027217490
Category: Philosophy
Page: 435
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Diese Ausgabe von "Die Philosophie der Freiheit" wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfältig formatiert. Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner (1861 - 1925) war ein österreichischer Esoteriker und Philosoph. Er begründete die Anthroposophie, eine esoterische Weltanschauung, die an die Theosophie, das Rosenkreuzertum, die Gnosis sowie die idealistische Philosophie anschließt und zu den neumystischen Einheitskonzeptionen der Zeit um 1900 gezählt wird. Auf Grundlage dieser Lehre gab Steiner einflussreiche Anregungen für verschiedene Lebensbereiche, etwa Pädagogik (Waldorfpädagogik), Kunst (Eurythmie, anthroposophische Architektur), Medizin (anthroposophische Medizin), Religion (die Christengemeinschaft) oder Landwirtschaft (biologisch-dynamische Landwirtschaft). Inhalt: Vorrede zur Neuausgabe 1918 Wissenschaft der Freiheit I. Das bewußte menschliche Handeln II. Der Grundtrieb zur Wissenschaft III. Das Denken im Dienste der Weltauffassung IV. Die Welt als Wahrnehmung V. Das Erkennen der Welt VI. Die menschliche Individualität VII. Gibt es Grenzen des Erkennens? Die Wirklichkeit der Freiheit VIII. Die Faktoren des Lebens IX. Die Idee der Freiheit X. Freiheitsphilosophie und Monismus XI. Weltzweck und Lebenszweck (Bestimmung des Menschen) XII. Die moralische Phantasie (Darwinismus und Sittlichkeit) XIII. Der Wert des Lebens (Pessimismus und Optimismus) XIV. Iindividualität und Gattung Die Konsequenzen des Monismus Erster Anhang (Zusatz zur Neuausgabe 1918) Zweiter Anhang

Die Ordnung der Zeit


Author: Carlo Rovelli
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644000751
Category: Science
Page: 192
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Leben wir in der Zeit oder lebt die Zeit vielleicht nur in uns? Alle theoretischen Physiker von Weltrang, die den großen und kleinen Kräften des Universums nachspüren, beschäftigen sich immer wieder mit der entscheidenden Frage, was Zeit ist. Wenn ihre großen Modelle die Zeit zur Erklärung des Elementaren nicht mehr brauchen, wie kommt es dann, dass sie für unser Leben so wichtig ist? Geht es wirklich ohne sie? Carlo Rovelli gibt in diesem Buch überraschende Antworten. Er nimmt uns mit auf eine Reise durch unsere Vorstellungen der von der Zeit und spürt ihren Regeln und Rätseln nach. Ein großes, packend geschriebenes Lese-Abenteuer, ein würdiger Nachfolger des Welt-Bestsellers "Sieben kurze Lektionen über Physik".

A History of Women Philosophers

Volume IV: Contemporary Women Philosophers, 1900-Today
Author: M.E. Waithe
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792328087
Category: Social Science
Page: 471
View: 1906

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Like their predecessors, and like their male counterparts, most women philosophers of the 20th century have significant expertise in several specialities. Moreover, their work represents the gamut of 20th century philosophy's interests in moral pragmatism, logical positivism, philosophy of mathematics, of psychology, and of mind. Their writings include feminist philosophy, classical moral theory reevaluated in light of Kant, Mill, and the 19th century feminist and abolitionist movements, and issues in logic and perception. Included in the fourth volume of the series are discussions of L. Susan Stebbing, Edith Stein, Hedwig Conrad Martius, Simone de Beauvoir, Simone Weil, Mary Whiton Calkins, Gerda Walther, and others. While pre-20th century women philosophers were usually self-educated, those of the 20th century had greater access to academic preparation in philosophy. Yet, for all the advances made by women philosophers over two and a half millennia, the philosophers discussed in this volume were sometimes excluded from full participation in academic life, and sometimes denied full professional academic status.

Collective Imaginings

Spinoza, Past and Present
Author: Moira Gatens,Genevieve Lloyd
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134708157
Category: Philosophy
Page: 184
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Why would the work of the 17th century philosopher Benedict de Spinoza concern us today? How can Spinoza shed any light on contemporary thought? In this intriguing book, Moira Gatens and Genevieve Lloyd show us that in spite of or rather because of Spinoza's apparent strangeness, his philosophy can be a rich resource for cultural self-understanding in the present. Collective Imaginings draws on recent re-assessments of the philosophy of Spinoza to develop new ways of conceptualising issues of freedom and difference. This ground-breaking study will be invaluable reading to anyone wishing to gain a fresh perspective on Spinoza's thought.

Beyond Theodicy

Jewish and Christian Continental Thinkers Respond to the Holocaust
Author: Sarah K. Pinnock
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791455234
Category: Philosophy
Page: 195
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Explores the work of post-Holocaust Jewish and Christian thinkers who reject theodicy—arguments explaining why a loving God can permit evil and suffering in the world.

American Public Philosophy and the Mystery of Lincolnism


Author: Eric C. Sands
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 0826271901
Category: History
Page: 222
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"Examines why the Republican Party was unable to sustain Lincoln's ideas and why neither Republicans nor Democrats were able to formulate an alternative public philosophy to Lincolnism. Sand describes how radical Republicans and purist Democrats battled for control of America's public philosophy, and how moderate Republicans and legitimist Democrats placed issue and policy debates over ideology"--Provided by publisher.

Brazilian Studies in Philosophy and History of Science

An account of recent works
Author: Décio Krause,Antonio Videira
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9048194229
Category: Science
Page: 354
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This volume, The Brazilian Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science, is the first attempt to present to a general audience, works from Brazil on this subject. The included papers are original, covering a remarkable number of relevant topics of philosophy of science, logic and on the history of science. The Brazilian community has increased in the last years in quantity and in quality of the works, most of them being published in respectable international journals on the subject. The chapters of this volume are forwarded by a general introduction, which aims to sketch not only the contents of the chapters, but it is conceived as a historical and conceptual guide to the development of the field in Brazil. The introduction intends to be useful to the reader, and not only to the specialist, helping them to evaluate the increase in production of this country within the international context.

Religious Mystery and Rational Reflection

Excursions in the Phenomemology and Philosophy of Religion
Author: Louis K. Dupré
Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 147
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How should philosophy approach religious experience? Can philosophy do more than describe religious experience without discussing its object? Can religion make genuine truth claims? These are some of the questions raised in these essays.

Time for Change

Wie ich meiner Tochter die Wirtschaft erkläre
Author: Yanis Varoufakis
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446445250
Category: Political Science
Page: 180
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In "Time for Change" entfaltet Yanis Varoufakis die Grundlagen seines Denkens – indem er seiner Tochter in allgemeinverständlicher Sprache die Welt der Wirtschaft erklärt. Behutsam, Schritt für Schritt und doch voller Leidenschaft bringt er ihr und uns seine kritische Perspektive auf die europäische Finanzpolitik nahe.

The Mystery of Hope in the Philosophy of Gabriel Marcel, 1888-1973)

Hope and Homo Viator
Author: Albert B. Randall
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 404
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This study explores Marcel's understanding of hope as it relates to many categories, including: activity-act-life, anxiety-strangeness, availability-unavailability, being-having, captivity-trials, charity, communion-intersubjectivity, concrete philosophy, creativity, death, desire, despair, faith, prayer, sacrifice-suicide, and many others. In addition the book offers a spiritual biography of Marcel based on his two essays in autobiography, a bibliography of secondary material, and appendices which index Marcel's major passages on the themes described above.