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The Philosophy of Jesus

The Philosophy of Jesus
A Book

by Peter Kreeft

  • Publisher : St Augustine PressInc
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 9781587316357
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Looks at Jesus as a complete human being and philosopher, and explores the most radical revolution in the history of philosophy--the differences Jesus made to metaphysics, epistemology, anthropology, and philosophical ethics and politics.

Reconstruction in Philosophy

Reconstruction in Philosophy
A Book

by John Dewey

  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 2004-06-11
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 0486434389
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The esteemed psychologist and thinker John Dewey headed for previously unexplored philosophical territory with this influential work. Written shortly after World War I, it embodies Dewey's system of pragmatic humanism and maintains that individuals can attain "a more ordered and intelligent happiness" by reconsidering the ultimate effects of their deepest beliefs and feelings. With its promise of achieving an understanding of the past and attaining a brighter future, Reconstruction in Philosophy remains ever relevant. "A modern classic." — Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.

Manifesto for Philosophy

Manifesto for Philosophy
A Book

by Alain Badiou

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 1999-06-24
  • Pages : 181
  • ISBN : 9780791442203
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contrary to those proclaiming the end of philosophy, Badiou aims to restore philosophical thought to the complete space of the truths that condition it.

Philosophical Tales

Philosophical Tales
Being an Alternative History Revealing the Characters, the Plots, and the Hidden Scenes That Make Up the True Story of Philosophy

by Martin Cohen

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2009-01-21
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1444301055
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Enlightening and entertaining, Philosophical Tales examinesa few of the fascinating biographical details of history’sgreatest philosophers (alas, mostly men) and highlights theircontributions to the field. By applying the true philosophicalapproach to philosophy itself, the text provides us with arefreshing 'alternative history' of philosophy. Opens up new philosophical debate by applying the truephilosophical approach to philosophy itself Provides summaries of the most celebrated and philosophicallyinteresting tales, their backgrounds, and assessments of theleading players Explores philosophers and schools of thought in one keyphilosophical text to supply a solid grounding in philosophicalideas and individuals Shakes some of the foundations of philosophy with the aim ofencouraging the reinvigoration of philosophy itself

Descriptive Ethics

Descriptive Ethics
What does Moral Philosophy Know about Morality?

by Nora Hämäläinen

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-10-20
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 1137586176
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is an investigation into the descriptive task of moral philosophy. Nora Hämäläinen explores the challenge of providing rich and accurate pictures of the moral conditions, values, virtues, and norms under which people live and have lived, along with relevant knowledge about the human animal and human nature. While modern moral philosophy has focused its energies on normative and metaethical theory, the task of describing, uncovering, and inquiring into moral frameworks and moral practices has mainly been left to social scientists and historians. Nora Hämäläinen argues that this division of labour has detrimental consequences for moral philosophy and that a reorientation toward descriptive work is needed in moral philosophy. She traces resources for a descriptive philosophical ethics in the work of four prominent philosophers of the twentieth century: John Dewey, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Michel Foucault, and Charles Taylor, while also calling on thinkers inspired by them.

Philosophy in a Time of Terror

Philosophy in a Time of Terror
Dialogues with Jurgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida

by Jürgen Habermas,Jacques Derrida,Giovanna Borradori

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2003-06-15
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780226066646
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The idea for Philosophy in a Time of Terror was born hours after the attacks on 9/11 and was realized just weeks later when Giovanna Borradori sat down with Jürgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida in New York City, in separate interviews, to evaluate the significance of the most destructive terrorist act ever perpetrated. This book marks an unprecedented encounter between two of the most influential thinkers of our age as here, for the first time, Habermas and Derrida overcome their mutual antagonism and agree to appear side by side. As the two philosophers disassemble and reassemble what we think we know about terrorism, they break from the familiar social and political rhetoric increasingly polarized between good and evil. In this process, we watch two of the greatest intellects of the century at work.

Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy

Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy
With Selections from the Objections and Replies

by René Descartes

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1996-04-18
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 9780521558181
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New edition of the Meditations with introductions by John Cottingham and Bernard Williams.

Philosophy

Philosophy
The Essential Study Guide

by Nigel Warburton

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 93
  • ISBN : 9780415341806
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A compact and straightforward guide to the skills needed to study philosophy - reading, listening, discussing and writing - aimed at anyone coming to the subject for the first time or just looking to improve their performance.

History of Philosophy

History of Philosophy
A Book

by Julian Marias,Juli-An Mar-Ias Aguilera,Julián Marías

  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 1967-06
  • Pages : 505
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Surveys key figures and schools of thought in the evolution of philosophy from the pre-Socratics to the existentialists

Exploring the History and Philosophy of Christian Education

Exploring the History and Philosophy of Christian Education
Principles for the 21st Century

by Michael J. Anthony,Warren S. Benson

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2011-12-12
  • Pages : 442
  • ISBN : 1610977327
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this insightful book, two leading scholars in Christian education trace the history of the discipline from the Old Testament to the present. Presented against the backdrop of wider philosophical thought and historical events, Anthony and Benson show how each successive era shaped the practice of Christian education today. The result is a book brimming with insights that reveal the historical roots and philosophical underpinnings of issues relevant to current practice in Christian education ministries."The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with more than just valuable insights regarding the past. . . . The future is the emphasis of this history book." From the Introduction

The Rise of Scientific Philosophy

The Rise of Scientific Philosophy
A Book

by Hans Reichenbach,Hans Friedrich Herbert Günther Reichenbach

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1951
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book represents a new approach to philosophy. It treats philosophy as not a collection of systems, but as a study of problems. It recognizes in traditional philosophical systems the historical function of having asked questions rather than having given solutions. Professor Reichenbach traces the failures of the systems to psychological causes. Speculative philosophers offered answers at a time when science had not yet provided the means to give true answers. Their search for certainty and for moral directives led them to accept pseudo-solutions. Plato, Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, and many others are cited to illustrate the rationalist fallacy: reason, unaided by observation, was regarded as a source of knowledge, revealing the physical world and "moral truth." The empiricists could not disprove this thesis, for they could not give a valid account of mathematical knowledge. Mathematical discoveries in the early nineteenth century cleared the way for modern scientific philosophy. Its advance was furthered by discoveries in modern physics, chemistry, biology, and psychology. These findings have made possible a new conception of the universe and of the atom. The work of scientists thus altered philosophy completely and brought into being a philosopher with a new attitude and training. Instead of dictating so-called laws of reason to the scientist, this modern philosopher proceeds by analyzing scientific methods and results. He finds answers to the age-old questions of space, time, causality, and life; of the human observer and the external world. He tells us how to find our way through this world without resorting to unjustifiable beliefs or assuming a supernatural origin for moral standards. Philosophy thus is no longer a battleground of contradictory opinions, but a science discovering truth step by step. Professor Reichenbach, known for his many contributions to logic and the philosophy of science, addresses this book to a wider audience. He writes for those who do not have the leisure or preparation to read in the fields of mathematics, symbolic logic, or physics. Besides showing the principal foundations of the new philosophy, he has been careful to provide the necessary factual background. He has written a philosophical study, not a mere popularization. It contains within its chapters all the necessary scientific material in an understandable form—and, therefore, conveys all the information indispensable to a modern world-view. The late Hans Reichenbach was Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles. His previous books include

Philosophy of the Yi

Philosophy of the Yi
Unity and Dialectics

by Chung-Ying Cheng,On-cho Ng

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2010-01-26
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1444334115
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume, an assemblage of essays previously published in the Journal of Chinese Philosophy, conveniently and strategically brings together some of the trenchant interpretations and analyses of the salient, structural aspects of the philosophy of the Yijing. Key essays published in the Journal of Chinese Philosophy brought together in a single volume The book offers incisive interpretations and analysis of the most significant aspects of the philosophy of Yi Provides insights into the ways in which the natural and human worlds work in conjunction with one another

The Columbia History of Western Philosophy

The Columbia History of Western Philosophy
A Book

by Richard Henry Popkin

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 836
  • ISBN : 9780231101295
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A chronological survey of the evolution of Western philosophy provides historical analysis of the thought of key figures and schools and explores the broad influence of Jewish, Islamic, and Asian philosophy, the importance of women philosophers, and other topics. UP.

The Hellenistic Philosophers: Volume 1, Translations of the Principal Sources with Philosophical Commentary

The Hellenistic Philosophers: Volume 1, Translations of the Principal Sources with Philosophical Commentary
A Book

by A. A. Long,D. N. Sedley,David M. Sedley

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1987-04-09
  • Pages : 524
  • ISBN : 9780521275569
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Volume 1 presents the texts in new translations by the authors, accompanied by a philosophical and historical commentary.

Philosophy and Technology

Philosophy and Technology
A Book

by P.T. Durbin,F. Rapp

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-06
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 9400971249
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Only recently has the phenomenon of technology become an object of in terest for philosophers. The first attempts at a philosophy of technology date back scarcely a hundred years - a span of time extremely short when com pared with the antiquity of philosophical reflections on nature, science, and society. Over that hundred-year span, speculative, critical, and empiricist approaches of various sorts have been put forward. Nevertheless, even now there remains a broad gap between the importance of technology in the real world and the sparse number of philosophical works dedicated to the under standing of modern technology. As a result of the complex structure of modern technology, it can be dealt with in very different ways. These range from metaphysical exposition to efforts aimed at political consensus. Quite naturally, within such a broad range, certain national accents can be discovered-; they are shaped by a com mon language, accepted philosophical traditions, and concrete problems requiring consideration. Even so, the worldwide impact of technology, its penetration into all spheres of individual, social, and cultural life, together with the urgency of the problems raised in this context - all these demand a joint philosophical discussion that transcends the barriers of language and cultural differences. The papers printed here are intended to exemplify such an effort at culture-transcending philosophical discussion.

Feminist Reflections on the History of Philosophy

Feminist Reflections on the History of Philosophy
A Book

by Lilli Alanen,Charlotte Witt

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2006-01-17
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN : 1402024894
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Feminist work in the history of philosophy has come of age as an innovative field in the history of philosophy. This volume marks that accomplishment with original essays by leading feminist scholars who ask basic questions: What is distinctive of feminist work in the history of philosophy? Is there a method that is distinctive of feminist historical work? How can women philosophers be meaningfully included in the history of the discipline? Who counts as a philosopher? This collection is a unique collaboration among philosophers from North America and the Nordic Countries, including papers written from both analytic and continental philosophical perspectives and discussing both ancient and modern philosophers. Feminist Reflections on the History of Philosophy will be of interest to historians of philosophy, feminist theorists, women's studies faculty and students, and humanists interested in canon formation and transformation.

The Philosophy of Sartre

The Philosophy of Sartre
A Book

by Anthony Hatzimoysis

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-12-18
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1317494008
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Playwright, novelist, political theorist, literary critic and philosopher, Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-80) remains an iconic figure. This book examines his philosophical ideas and methods. It is an introductory guide for the student who wishes to understand Sartre's philosophical argumentation. It reconstructs in plain language key instances of Sartre's philosophical reasoning at work and shows how certain questions arise for Sartre and what philosophical tools he uses to address those questions. Each chapter considers a range of issues in the Sartrean corpus including his conception of phenomenology, the question of self-identity, the Sartrean view of conscious beings, his understanding of the self, his theory of value, human action as both the originator and the outcome of social processes, dialectical reason, and his conception of artistic activity. Hatzimoysis uncovers the philosophical argumentation, identifies Sartre's most important philosophical ideas and addresses the arguments in which those ideas are employed. Readers are able to get a real understanding of Sartre's approach to the activity of philosophising and how his method favours certain types of philosophical analysis.

A Companion to Experimental Philosophy

A Companion to Experimental Philosophy
A Book

by Justin Sytsma,Wesley Buckwalter

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2016-03-28
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 1118661699
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a comprehensive collection of essays that explores cutting-edge work in experimental philosophy, a radical new movement that applies quantitative and empirical methods to traditional topics of philosophical inquiry. Situates the discipline within Western philosophy and then surveys the work of experimental philosophers by sub-discipline Contains insights for a diverse range of fields, including linguistics, cognitive science, anthropology, economics, and psychology, as well as almost every area of professional philosophy today Edited by two rising scholars who take a broad and inclusive approach to the field Offers a complete introduction for non-specialists and students to the central approaches, findings, challenges, and controversies in experimental philosophy

Philosophy of Science

Philosophy of Science
The Link Between Science and Philosophy

by Philipp Frank

  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 2013-04-16
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0486162176
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A distinguished mathematician traces the history of science, illustrating philosophy's ongoing role, explaining technology's erosion of the rapport between the two fields, and offering suggestions for their reunion. 1962 edition.

Political Philosophy

Political Philosophy
An Historical Introduction

by Michael J. White

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-06-01
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0199974349
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From Greek antiquity to the latest theories, this historical survey of political philosophy not only covers the major thinkers in the field but also explores the theme of how political philosophy relates to the nature of man. It illustrates how the great political thinkers have always grounded their political thought in what the author terms a "normative anthropology," which typically has not only ethical but metaphysical and/or theological components. Starting with the ancient Greek Sophists, author Michael J. White examines how thinkers over the centuries have approached such political and philosophical concerns as justice, morality, and human flourishing, offering substantial studies of--among others--Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Locke, Hobbes, Rousseau, Marx, and J. S. Mill. White highlights the impact of Christianity on political philosophy, illustrating the diversity of that impact by studies of Augustine, Aquinas, and Marsilius of Padua. Concluding with an in-depth analysis of John Rawls and contemporary liberal political philosophy, this text blends insight and information in a refreshing and useful manner. A brief Epilogue considers both the value and the limitations of political philosophy and its study.