Spinoza's Revelation: Religion, Democracy, and Reason by Professor Nancy K. Levene

By Professor Nancy K. Levene

Nancy Levene reinterprets an immense early-modern thinker, Benedict de Spinoza - a Jew who was once rejected through the Jewish group of his day yet whose proposal includes, and reviews, either Jewish and Christian rules. It foregrounds the relationship of faith, democracy, and cause, exhibiting that Spinoza's theories of the Bible, the theologico-political, and the philosophical all contain the strategies of equality and sovereignty. Professor Levene argues that Spinoza's notion of revelation is the foremost to this connection, and notably to Spinoza's view of human strength. this can be to shift the emphasis in Spinoza's inspiration from the language of amor Dei (love of God) to the language of libertas humana (human freedom) with no wasting both the dialectic of his so much amazing declare - that guy is God to guy - or the Jewish and Christian parts in his idea. unique and thoughtfully argued, this publication deals new insights into Spinoza's inspiration.

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Personalism by Borden Parker Bowne

By Borden Parker Bowne

Главное произведение американского философа и теолога, основателя американской школы персонализма. Излагаются основные положения философии персонализма – понятие Личности как ключевое для всякой философской мысли, недостаточность безличных картин мира как в материалистическом варианте (позитивисты), так и в идеалистическом (Гегель и его последователи), представление о знании как личностном феномене (в этом смысле идеи Боуна можно считать в какой-то степени основой концепции «личностного знания» Майкла Полани).
Для философов и историков философии.

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Aristotle's Children: How Christians, Muslims, and Jews by Richard E. Rubenstein

By Richard E. Rubenstein

Europe was once within the lengthy shut eye of the darkish a long time, the Roman Empire was once in tatters, and the Greek language used to be all yet forgotten, until eventually a bunch of Arab, Jewish, and Christian students rediscovered and translated the works of Aristotle. His rules unfold throughout Europe like wildfire, providing the medical standpoint that the flora and fauna, together with the soul of guy, was once a formal topic of research. The Catholic Church convulsed, and riots came about on the universities of Paris and Oxford.
Richard Rubenstein recounts with strength and power this really good tale of the highbrow ferment that planted the seeds of the clinical age in Europe and displays our personal struggles with religion and reason.

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The Cambridge Companion to Bertrand Russell by Nicholas Griffin

By Nicholas Griffin

Bertrand Russell ranks as one of many giants of twentieth century philosophy. This spouse makes a speciality of Russell's contributions to trendy philosophy and, for that reason, concentrates at the early a part of his profession. via his books, journalism, correspondence and political task he exerted a profound impact on glossy idea. New readers will locate this the best and available advisor to Russell to be had. complicated scholars and experts will discover a conspectus of modern advancements within the interpretation of Russell.

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Interactions: Mathematics, physics and philosophy, 1860-1930 by Vincent F. Hendricks

By Vincent F. Hendricks

The major subject of this anthology is the original interplay among arithmetic, physics and philosophy in the course of the starting of the twentieth century. during this publication, ten popular philosopher-historians probe insightfully into key conceptual questions of pre-quantum mathematical physics. the result's a various but thematically concentrated compilation of top quality papers on arithmetic, physics and philosophy, and a source-book at the interplay among them.

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Carnap and Twentieth-Century Thought: Explication as by A. W. Carus

By A. W. Carus

Rudolf Carnap (1891-1970) is extensively considered as probably the most very important philosophers of the 20 th century. Born in Germany and later a US citizen, he was once a founding father of the philosophical circulation referred to as Logical Empiricism. He was once strongly inspired by way of a few various philosophical traditions (including the legacies of either Kant and Husserl), and in addition by means of the German early life move, the 1st global battle (in which he used to be wounded and decorated), and radical socialism. This publication areas his crucial rules in a vast cultural, political and highbrow context, displaying how he synthesised many various currents of inspiration to accomplish a philosophical viewpoint that is still strikingly correct within the twenty-first century. Its wealthy account of a philosopher's reaction to his instances will attract all who're attracted to the improvement of philosophy within the 20th century.

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Foucault and Neoliberalism by Behrent, Michael C.; Zamora, Daniel (eds.)

By Behrent, Michael C.; Zamora, Daniel (eds.)

Michel Foucault's demise in 1984 coincided with the fading away of the hopes for social transformation that characterised the postwar interval. within the a long time following his loss of life, neoliberalism has triumphed and assaults on social rights became more and more daring. If Foucault was once no longer an instantaneous witness of those years, his paintings on neoliberalism is still prescient : the query of liberalism occupies a huge position in his final works. due to the fact his demise, Foucault's conceptual gear has got a imperative, even dominant place for a considerable section of the world's highbrow left.

However, because the contributions to this quantity show, Foucault's angle in the direction of neoliberalism was once not less than equivocal. faraway from major an highbrow fight opposed to unfastened marketplace orthodoxy, Foucault turns out in lots of how one can advise it. How is one to appreciate his radical critique of the welfare country, understood as an tool of biopower ? Or his aid for the pandering anti-Marxism of the so-called new philosophers ? Is it attainable that Foucault was once seduced through neoliberalism ?

This query isn't in simple terms of biographical curiosity: it forces us to confront extra quite often the mutations of the left in view that could 1968, the disillusionment of the years that and the profound differences within the French highbrow box over the last thirty years. to appreciate the Eighties and the neoliberal triumph is to discover the main ambiguous corners of the highbrow left via one among its most crucial figures.

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Life's Ultimate Questions by Ronald H. Nash

By Ronald H. Nash

Life's final Questions is exclusive between introductory philosophy textbooks. through synthesizing 3 certain techniques -- topical, old, and worldview/conceptual platforms -- it gives scholars a breadth and intensity of standpoint formerly unavailable in usual introductory texts. half One, Six Conceptual structures, explores the philosophies of: naturalism, Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, and Aquinas. half , vital difficulties in Philosophy, sheds mild on: The legislations of Noncontradiction, attainable phrases, Epistemology I: no matter what occurred to Truth?, Epistemology II: A story of 2 structures, Epistemology III: Reformed Epistemology, God I: The life of God, God II: the character of God, Metaphysics: a few questions about Indeterminism, Ethics I: The Downward direction, Ethics II: The Upward direction, Human Nature: The Mind-Body challenge and Survival After loss of life

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