Mathematics and Mind

Mathematics and Mind
Author: Alexander George
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1994
ISBN: 0195079299
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mathematics and Mind Book Excerpt:

The essays in this volume investigate the conceptual foundations of mathematics illuminating the powers of the mind. Contributors include Alexander George, Michael Dummett, George Boolos, W.W. Tait, Wilfried Sieg, Daniel Isaacson, Charles Parsons, and Michael Hallett.

Aristotle and Other Platonists

Aristotle and Other Platonists
Author: Lloyd P. Gerson
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2017-12-01
ISBN: 1501716964
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aristotle and Other Platonists Book Excerpt:

"Aristotle versus Plato. For a long time that is the angle from which the tale has been told, in textbooks on the history of philosophy and to university students. Aristotle's philosophy, so the story goes, was au fond in opposition to Plato's. But it was not always thus."—from the Introduction In a wide-ranging book likely to cause controversy, Lloyd P. Gerson sets out the case for the "harmony" of Platonism and Aristotelianism, the standard view in late antiquity. He aims to show that the twentieth-century view that Aristotle started out as a Platonist and ended up as an anti-Platonist is seriously flawed. Gerson examines the Neoplatonic commentators on Aristotle based on their principle of harmony. In considering ancient studies of Aristotle's Categories, Physics, De Anima, Metaphysics, and Nicomachean Ethics, the author shows how the principle of harmony allows us to understand numerous texts that otherwise appear intractable. Gerson also explains how these "esoteric" treatises can be seen not to conflict with the early "exoteric" and admittedly Platonic dialogues of Aristotle. Aristotle and Other Platonists concludes with an assessment of some of the philosophical results of acknowledging harmony.

Subjects in Process

Subjects in Process
Author: Michael A. Peters,Alicia de Alba
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2015-10-23
ISBN: 1317251199
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Subjects in Process Book Excerpt:

Subjects in Process investigates the human subject in the first decade of the twenty-first century in relation to changing social circumstances and belongings. The concept of 'subjectivity' in the Western tradition has focused on the figure of the autonomous, self-conscious, and rooted individual. This book develops a conception of the subject that is nomadic and fluid rather than grounded and complete. Written from a perspective that takes account of globalisation - and the pressures that it places upon individuals and communities - this book draws upon Nietzsche and the post-modern thinkers that followed him. Arguing that a modern conception of the subject must be one based on cultural exchanges and transformations, this book is sure to provide new insights for anyone concerned with or interested in the identity of the individual now and in the future.

Descartes and Augustine

Descartes and Augustine
Author: Stephen Menn,Stephen Philip Menn
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2002-01-28
ISBN: 9780521012843
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Descartes and Augustine Book Excerpt:

This book is a systematic study of Descartes' relation to Augustine. It offers a complete reevaluation of Descartes' thought and as such will be of major importance to all historians of medieval, neo-Platonic, or early modern philosophy. Stephen Menn demonstrates that Descartes uses Augustine's central ideas as a point of departure for a critique of medieval Aristotelian physics, which he replaces with a new, mechanistic anti-Aristotelian physics. Special features of the book include a reading of the Meditations, a comprehensive historical and philosophical introduction to Augustine's thought, a detailed account of Plotinus, and a contextualization of Descartes' mature philosophical project which explores both the framework within which it evolved and the early writings, to show how the collapse of the early project drove Descartes to the writings of Augustine.

Clear Heads and Holy Hearts

Clear Heads and Holy Hearts
Author: Terrence Merrigan
Publsiher: Peeters Publishers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1991
ISBN: 9789068313086
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clear Heads and Holy Hearts Book Excerpt:

Clear Heads and Holy Hearts is an examination of John Henry Newman's vision of the way in which the individual believer and the community of the Church grow in faith and the knowledge of religious truth. The ideal, at both the individual and the communal level, involves, for Newman, a union of ethical and devotional praxis on the one hand and critical self-reflection on the other - in short, the union of "clear heads and holy hearts". Terrence Merrigan is a member of the Faculty of Theology of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Louvain), Belgium. He pursued his doctoral studies on Newman under the direction of Jan Hendrik Walgrave. He has published a number of studies on Newman and edited a special centenary issue of "Louvain Studies" (1990) dedicated to the Cardinal's life and thought.

The Mathematical Experience

The Mathematical Experience
Author: Philip J. Davis,Reuben Hersh
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 440
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780395929681
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mathematical Experience Book Excerpt:

Traces the history of mathematics, offers profiles of major mathematicians and their discoveries, and looks at the philosophy of mathematics

Frege

Frege
Author: Michael Dummett
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 708
Release: 1981
ISBN: 9780674319318
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frege Book Excerpt:

No one has figured more prominently in the study of German philosopher Gottlob Frege than Michael Dummett. This highly acclaimed book is a major contribution to the philosophy of language as well as a systematic interpretation of Frege, indisputably the father of analytic philosophy. Frege: Philosophy of Language remains indispensable for an understanding of contemporary philosophy. Harvard University Press is pleased to reissue this classic book in paperback.

Gilles Deleuze Affirmation in Philosophy

Gilles Deleuze  Affirmation in Philosophy
Author: J. Conway
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2010-10-27
ISBN: 0230299083
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gilles Deleuze Affirmation in Philosophy Book Excerpt:

Why does knowledge of philosophy presuppose knowledge of reality? What are the characters in Deleuze's theatre and philosophy? How are his famous metaphysical distinctions secondary to the concept of philosophy as practice and politics? These questions are answered through careful analysis and application of Deleuzian principles.

A History of Psychology

A History of Psychology
Author: George Sydney Brett
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN: 1317851803
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Psychology Book Excerpt:

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Handbook of the History of Philosophy

Handbook of the History of Philosophy
Author: Albert Stöckl
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 285
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Companion to Early Modern Philosophy

A Companion to Early Modern Philosophy
Author: Steven Nadler
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN: 0470998830
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Philosophy of Mathematics

Philosophy of Mathematics
Author: Stewart Shapiro
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 279
Release: 1997-08-07
ISBN: 0195094522
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Mathematics Book Excerpt:

Shapiro argues that both realist and anti-realist accounts of mathematics are problematic. To resolve this dilemma, he articulates a "structuralist" approach, arguing that the subject matter of a mathematical theory is not a fixed domain of numbers that exist independent of each other, but rather is the natural structure, the pattern common to any system of objects that has an initial object and successor relation satisfying the induction principle.

Saint Augustine

Saint Augustine
Author: Mary Patricia Garvey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 267
Release: 1939
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Neoplatonism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Plato s Philosophy Reaching Beyond the Limits of Reason

Plato s Philosophy Reaching Beyond the Limits of Reason
Author: Harald Haarmann
Publsiher: Georg Olms Verlag
Total Pages: 375
Release: 2017-02-01
ISBN: 3487155427
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plato s Philosophy Reaching Beyond the Limits of Reason Book Excerpt:

Platon zählt zu den einflussreichsten Philosophen aller Zeiten. Er beeinflusste maßgeblich Profil und Kanon der westlichen Philosophie. Die Kritik am sogenannten Platonismus wurde kontinuierlich von den Schwierigkeiten gespeist, die die Interpretation der philosophischen Schriften Platons bereitet. Gemeinhin wird er als rein rationaler Philosoph gesehen. Ein Philosoph war er in der Tat, ebenso jedoch ein Experte in der Annäherung an das Nicht-Rationale, unter anderem in Form von Mythen. So wurde er auch als "Mythenerfinder" und "Mythologe" bezeichnet. Platon war ein Visionär, der es wagte, das Reich des Nicht-Rationalen auf systematische und disziplinierte Art zu erforschen. Insgesamt lässt sich Platons philosophisches Vorhaben als Streben nach einer umfassenden Sicht des organischen Ganzen klassifizieren. Der Ausdruck „Gestalt“ scheint die Ganzheit am ehesten zu beschreiben. Platon kann als prominentester und auch als letzter Repräsentant der antiken Philosophie angesehen werden, der die Entwicklung einer Gestalt-Philosophie anstrebte. Plato is one of the most influential philosophers of all time. He decisively shaped the profile and canon of western philosophy. Criticism of what has become known as Platonism has been continuously nourished by the difficulties of interpreting this philosopher's writings. Plato is commonly viewed as a purely rational philosopher. A philosopher he was indeed, but Plato was also an expert in approaching the non-rational, in the form of mythology among others. Plato has been called a "mythmaker" and a "mythologist". Plato was a visionary who dared to explore the realm of the non-rational in a systematic and disciplined way. In an overall comparison, Plato's philosophical enterprise strives for a comprehensive perspective on the organic whole. The expression "Gestalt" seems to come closest to describing the wholeness. Plato may be considered to be the most prominent representative of classical philosophy to develop a Gestalt philosophy and also the last to do so in antiquity.

Caring for the Soul in a Postmodern Age

Caring for the Soul in a Postmodern Age
Author: Edward F. Findlay
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN: 0791488063
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caring for the Soul in a Postmodern Age Book Excerpt:

The first full exploration of the political thought of Jan Patocka, student of Husserl and Heidegger and mentor to Václav Havel.

Gilles Deleuze and the Theater of Philosophy

Gilles Deleuze and the Theater of Philosophy
Author: Constantin V. Boundas,Dorothea Olkowski
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2017-08-07
ISBN: 1351622226
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gilles Deleuze and the Theater of Philosophy Book Excerpt:

This collection, first published in 1994, contains thirteen critical essays by established scholars from the fields of philosophy, literary criticism, feminist theory, politics, and sociology, and a new essay by Deleuze himself. That the contributors are from a variety of fields indicates the extent to which Deleuze’s work can and will impact theory far beyond the discipline of philosophy.

Place and Dream

Place and Dream
Author: Thorsten Botz-Bornstein
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9789042010697
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Place and Dream Book Excerpt:

This is a book about space. On a first level, it reflects traditional Japanese ideas of space against various “items” of Western culture. Among these items are Bakhtin's “dialogicity”, Wittgenstein's Lebensform, and “virtual space” or “globalized” space as representatives of the latest development of an “alienated”, modern spatial experience. Some of the Western concepts of space appear as negative counter examples to “basho-like”, Japanese places; others turn out to be compatible with the Japanese idea of space.On a second level, the book attempts to synthesize, by constantly transgressing the limits of a purely comparative activity, a quantity which the author believes to be existent in Japanese culture that is called “the virtual”. Be it Kuki Shûzô's hermeneutics of non-foundation or his ontology of dream, Nishida Kitarô's virtual definition of the body of state, or Kimura Bin's notion of “in-between” (aida) that is so closely associated with the “virtual space” of Noh plays: what all these conceptions have in common is that they aim to transcend a flat notion of “reality” by developing “the virtual” as a complex ontological unity.

Ancient Philosophy

Ancient Philosophy
Author: Daniel W. Graham
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-03-11
ISBN: 1119110165
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Philosophy Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive yet accessible survey of ancient philosophy, covering Greek, Roman, and early Judeo-Christian philosophy, ideal for introductory courses in the ancient roots of modern worldviews Part of the popular Fundamentals of Philosophy series, Ancient Philosophy is an ideal resource for beginning students as well as for advanced students wishing to hone their understanding of the philosophies of the ancient world. Clear and engaging, this book covers a representative selection of major ancient thinkers, movements, and schools of thought, including the Sophists and other significant Presocratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Hellenistic philosophy, the Stoics, the Skeptics, and early Judeo-Christian philosophy up to Augustine. Written by a prominent scholar and author in ancient philosophy studies, this book: Provides an overview of important issues in the study of the philosophies of the ancient world Explores the relevance of the theories of ancient thinkers to the modern world Charts the progression in the ancient world from worldviews based in mythology to systems of thought based on the analysis of evidence Presents up-to-date scholarship as well as historical material from ancient sources Assumes no prior knowledge of philosophy and examines all arguments carefully and sequentially

Kant A Guide for the Perplexed

Kant  A Guide for the Perplexed
Author: TK Seung
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-05-10
ISBN: 1441175962
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kant A Guide for the Perplexed Book Excerpt:

Continuum's Guides for the Perplexed are clear, concise and accessible introductions to thinkers, writers and subjects that students and readers can find especially challenging. Concentrating specifically on what it is that makes the subject difficult to fathom, these books explain and explore key themes and ideas, guiding the reader towards a thorough understanding of demanding material. Immanuel Kant's influence and importance are difficult to exaggerate, his Three Critiques - of Pure Reason, of Practical Reason and of Judgment - standing as landmark works in the Western philosophical canon. Anyone interested in or studying philosophy will encounter Kant and hope to reach a detailed understanding of his work. Nevertheless, Kant is far from being an easy or straightforward subject for study. The ideas entailed in his work - and the connections between them - are complex, and the language in which they are expressed is frequently opaque. Kant: A Guide for the Perplexed is the ideal text for anyone finding it difficult to make headway with this key philosopher. It offers a detailed account of each of the three Critiques and the relationship between them. In so doing, it ranges over Kant's epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, aesthetics and philosophy of religion, and explores his legacy for German Idealism. Valuably, the book provides a way through Kant's often impenetrable prose. Written with students in mind, and tailored to meet their specific needs, this is a reliable, authoritative and illuminating guide to one of the central pillars of modern philosophy.

C S Lewis On the Christ of a Religious Economy 3 2

C S  Lewis   On the Christ of a Religious Economy  3 2
Author: P. H. Brazier
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2014-01-16
ISBN: 1725246902
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

C S Lewis On the Christ of a Religious Economy 3 2 Book Excerpt:

C. S. Lewis--On the Christ of a Religious Economy. II. Knowing Salvation, opens with a discussion of the Anscombe-Lewis debate (the theological issues relating to revelation and reason, Christ the Logos). This leads into Lewis on the Church (the body of Christ) and his understanding of religion: how is salvation enacted through the churches, how do we know we are saved? This concludes with, for Lewis, the question of sufferance and atonement, substitution and election, deliverance and redemption: heaven, hell, resurrection, and eternity--Christ's work of salvation on the cross. What did Lewis say of humanity in relation to God, now Immanuel, God with us, incarnate, crucified, resurrected, and ascended for humanity? What of Lewis's own death, and that of his wife? What does this tell us about the triune God of Love, who is Love? This volume forms the second part of the third book in a series of studies on the theology of C. S. Lewis titled C. S. Lewis: Revelation and the Christ. The books are written for academics and students, but also, crucially, for those people, ordinary Christians, without a theology degree who enjoy and gain sustenance from reading Lewis's work. www.cslewisandthechrist.net