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.

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

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
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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.

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.

New Perspectives in Philosophy of Education

Ethics, Politics and Religion
Author: David Lewin,Alexandre Guilherme,Morgan White
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472513363
Category: Education
Page: 256
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New Perspectives in Philosophy of Education seeks to build a bridge between philosophical reflection and socio-political action by developing a range of critical discussions in the areas of ethics, politics and religion. This volume brings together established authorities and a new generation of scholars to ask whether philosophy of education can contribute to political and social discourse, or whether it is destined to remain the marginal gadfly of mainstream ideology. The philosophy of education stands in danger of becoming a neglected field at precisely the moment we need to be able to reflect upon the increasingly apparent costs of the technocratic attitude to education. While many of the educational policy discussions of recent years seem far-reaching and radical, critical debate surrounding these initiatives remain largely at a populist level. New Perspectives in Philosophy of Education provides contemporary responses to philosophical issues that bear upon educational studies, policies and practices, contributing to the debate on the role of philosophy of education in an increasingly fractured intellectual milieu.

Roman Catholic Political Philosophy


Author: James V. Schall
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739117033
Category: Philosophy
Page: 230
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In Roman Catholic Political Philosophy author James V. Schall tries to demonstrate that Roman Catholicism and political philosophy—-revelation and reason—are not contradictory. It is his contention that political philosophy, the primary focus of the book, asks certain questions about human purpose and destiny that it cannot, by itself, answer. Revelation is the natural complement to these important questions about God, human being, and the world. Schall manages to avoid polemicism or triumphalism as he shows that revelation and political thought contribute to a fuller understanding of each other.

Inception and Philosophy

Ideas to Die For
Author: Thorsten Botz-Bornstein
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812697383
Category: Philosophy
Page: 288
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You have to go deeper. Inception is more than just a nail-biting heist story, more than just one of the greatest movies of all time. The latest neuroscience and philosophy of mind tell us that shared dreams and the invasion of dreams may soon become reality. Inception and Philosophy: Ideas to Die For takes you through the labyrinth, onto the infinite staircase, exploring the movie’s hidden architecture, picking up its unexpected clues. How will Inception change your thinking? You can’t imagine. How will Inception and Philosophy change your life? You simply have no idea.

Soccer and Philosophy

Beautiful Thoughts on the Beautiful Game
Author: Ted Richards
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
ISBN: 081269676X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 408
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This collection of incisive articles gives a leading team of international philosophers a free kick toward exploring the complex and often hidden contours of the world of soccer. What does it really mean to be a fan (and why should we count Aristotle as one)? Why do great players such as Cristiano Ronaldo count as great artists (up there alongside Picasso, one author argues)? From the ethics of refereeing to the metaphysics of bent (like Beckham) space-time, this book shows soccer fans and philosophy buffs alike new ways to appreciate and understand the world's favorite sport.

The Revival of Antique Philosophy in the Renaissance


Author: John L. Lepage
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137316667
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 281
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This book examines the revival of antique philosophy in the Renaissance as a literary preoccupation informed by wit. Humanists were more inspired by the fictionalized characters of certain wise fools, including Diogenes the Cynic, Socrates, Aesop, Democritus, and Heraclitus, than by codified systems of thought. Rich in detail, this study offers a systematic treatment of wide-ranging Renaissance imagery and metaphors and presents a detailed iconography of certain classical philosophers. Ultimately, the problems of Renaissance humanism are revealed to reflect the concerns of humanists in the twenty-first century.

Laruelle and Non-Philosophy


Author: John Mullarkey
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748664769
Category: Philosophy
Page: 272
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The first collection of critical essays on the work of Francois Laruelle.

Thought and Faith in the Philosophy of Hegel


Author: J.E. Walker
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401132267
Category: Philosophy
Page: 197
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The purpose of this collection of papers is to introduce English speaking philosophers and theologians to something of the variety of the contemporary debate about the religious relevance of Hegel's thought. It is published in the hope that it will appeal not only to specialised students of Hegel's Philosophy of Religion but to a wide audience of scholars interested in Hegel's thought as a whole. The volume grew out of the 1987 Oxford conference on Thought and Faith in the Philosophy of Hegel, but has since developed beyond the confines of the original conference programme. The programme of the conference consisted of five major papers on different aspects of Hegel's religious thought and its reception, followed by a somewhat shorter commentary delivered by another scholar in the same field. This basic format has been retained, but a number of the commentaries have been extended or rewritten and an entirely new piece by Kurt Meist has been commissioned for the purpose of this collection. The volume includes studies of the Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion and the Phenomenology, as well as pieces dealing with the theological relevance of Hegel's philosophy of history and Kierkegaard's attack on Hegel. It con cludes with an examination of the relevance of Hegel's doctrine of absolute Spirit to the modern defence of his philosophy as a whole.