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Greek Concept Of Nature The

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Author: Gerard Naddaf
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791483673
Size: 36.46 MB
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 265
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Book Description: Explores the origin and evolution of the Greek concept of nature up until the time of Plato.


The Figure Of Nature

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Author: John Sallis
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 025302336X
Size: 61.98 MB
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 263
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Book Description: Broaching an understanding of nature in Platonic thought, John Sallis goes beyond modern conceptions and provides a strategy to have recourse to the profound sense of nature operative in ancient Greek philosophy. In a rigorous and textually based account, Sallis traces the complex development of the Greek concept of nature. Beginning with the mythical vision embodied in the figure of the goddess Artemis, he reanimates the sense of nature that informs the fragmentary discourses of Anaximenes, Heraclitus, Parmenides, and Empedocles and shows how Plato takes up pre-Socratic conceptions critically while also being transformed. Through Salliss close reading of the Theaetetus and the Phaedo, he recovers the profound and comprehensive concept of nature in Platos thought.


Nature Thinking The Natural

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Author: David Inglis
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415333054
Size: 31.19 MB
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Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 323
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Deification In Russian Religious Thought

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Author: Ruth Coates
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198836236
Size: 68.41 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Book Description: Deification in Russian Religious Thought considers the reception of the Eastern Christian (Orthodox) doctrine of deification by Russian religious thinkers of the immediate pre-revolutionary period. Deification is the metaphor that the Greek patristic tradition came to privilege in its articulation of the Christian concept of salvation: to be saved is to be deified, that is, to share in the divine attribute of immortality. In the Christian narrative of the Orthodox Church 'God became human so that humans might become gods'. Ruth Coates shows that between the revolutions of 1905 and 1917 Russian religious thinkers turned to deification in their search for a commensurate response to the apocalyptic dimension of the universally anticipated destruction of the Russian autocracy and the social and religious order that supported it. Focusing on major works by four prominent thinkers of the Russian Religious Renaissance--Dmitry Merezhkovsky, Nikolai Berdiaev, Sergei Bulgakov, and Pavel Florensky--Coates demonstrates the salience of the deification theme and explores the variety of forms of its expression. She argues that the reception of deification in this period is shaped by the discourse of early Russian cultural modernism, and informed not only by theology, but also by nineteenth-century currents in Russian religious culture and German philosophy, particularly as these are received by the novelist Fedor Dostoevsky and the philosopher Vladimir Soloviev. In the works that are analysed, deification is taken out of its original theological context and applied respectively to politics, creativity, economics, and asceticism. At the same time, all the thinkers represented in the book view deification as a project: a practice that should deliver the total transformation and immortalisation of human beings, society, culture, and the material universe, and this is what connects them to deification's theological source.


Dramas Fields And Metaphors

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Author: Victor Turner
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501732846
Size: 52.88 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 312
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Book Description: In this book, Victor Turner is concerned with various kinds of social actions and how they relate to, and come to acquire meaning through, metaphors and paradigms in their actors' minds; how in certain circumstances new forms, new metaphors, new paradigms are generated. To describe and clarify these processes, he ranges widely in history and geography: from ancient society through the medieval period to modern revolutions, and over India, Africa, Europe, China, and Meso-America. Two chapters, which illustrate religious paradigms and political action, explore in detail the confrontation between Henry II and Thomas Becket and between Hidalgo, the Mexican liberator, and his former friends. Other essays deal with long-term religious processes, such as the Christian pilgrimage in Europe and the emergence of anti-caste movements in India. Finally, he directs his attention to other social phenomena such as transitional and marginal groups, hippies, and dissident religious sects, showing that in the very process of dying they give rise to new forms of social structure or revitalized versions of the old order.


Beliefs And Values In Science Education

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Author: Poole, Michael
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335156452
Size: 61.86 MB
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Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 146
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Book Description: Examines ways in which beliefs and values interact with science and science teaching


The Meaning Of Meaninglessness

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Author: G. Blocker
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401020337
Size: 28.25 MB
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 146
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Book Description: What does "meaningless" mean? On the one hand, it signifies simply the absence or lack of meaning. "Zabool" is meaningless just because it doesn't happen to mean anything. "Green flees time lessly" is meaningless, despite a certain semblance of sense, because it runs afoul of certain fundamental rules of linguistic construction. On the other hand, "meaningless" characterizes that peculiar psycho logical state of dread and anxiety much discussed, if not discovered, by the French shortly after the Second World War. The first is primarily linguistic, focusing attention on emotionally neutral questions of linguistic meaning. The second is nonlinguistic, indicating a painful probing of the social psychology of an era, a clinical and literary analysis of 20th century Romanticism. On the one hand, a job for the professional philosopher; on the other hand, a task for the literary critic and the social historian. Is any useful purpose served in trying to combine these two, very different concerns? As the title of this book suggests, I think there is.


The Hinge Of History

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Author: Charlotte Waterlow
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780950443454
Size: 28.80 MB
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Category : Civilization
Languages : en
Pages : 373
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The Political Thought Of Hannah Arendt

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Author: Margaret Canovan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
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Size: 16.99 MB
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Category : Political science
Languages : en
Pages : 136
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Environmental Ethics

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Size: 21.68 MB
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Category : Bioethics
Languages : en
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