The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy

Author: Robert Audi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439503508

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1001

View: 688

Provides biographical entries for eastern and western philosophers, and covers philosophical terms and topics.

The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

Author: Simon Blackburn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198735308


Page: 540

View: 979

This bestselling dictionary is written by one of the leading philosophers of our time, and it is widely recognized as the best dictionary of its kind. Comprehensive and authoritative, it covers every aspect of philosophy from Aristotle to Zen. With clear and concise definitions, it provides lively and accessible coverage of not only Western philosophical traditions, but also themes from Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish philosophy. Entries include over 400 biographies of famous and influential philosophers, in-depth analysis of philosophical terms and concepts, and a chronology of philosophical events stretching from 10,000 BC to the present day. New entries on philosophy of economics, social theory, neuroscience, philosophy of the mind, and moral conceptions bring the third edition of this dictionary fully up to date. Fully cross-referenced and containing over 3,300 alphabetical entries, it is the ideal introduction to philosophy for anyone with an interest in the subject, and it is an indispensable work of reference for students and teachers.

A Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion

Author: Charles Taliaferro

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441185046

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 4866

A Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion is an indispensable resource for students and scholars. Covering historical and contemporary figures, arguments, and terms, it offers an overview of the vital themes that make philosophy of religion the growing, vigorous field that it is today. It covers world religions and sources from east and west. Entries have been crafted for clarity, succinctness, and engagement. Named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title (2011).

Designing the City of Reason

Foundations and Frameworks

Author: Ali Madanipour

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134103980

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 7272

With a practical approach to theory, Designing the City of Reason offers new perspectives on how differing belief systems and philosophical approaches impact on city design and development, exploring how this has changed before, during and after the impact of modernism in all its rationalism. Looking at the connections between abstract ideas and material realities, this book provides a social and historical account of ideas which have emerged out of the particular concerns and cultural contexts and which inform the ways we live. By considering the changing foundations for belief and action, and their impact on urban form, it follows the history and development of city design in close conjunction with the growth of rationalist philosophy. Building on these foundations, it goes on to focus on the implications of this for urban development, exploring how public infrastructures of meaning are constructed and articulated through the dimensions of time, space, meaning, value and action. With its wide-ranging subject matter and distinctive blend of theory and practice, this book furthers the scope and range of urban design by asking new questions about the cities we live in and the values and symbols which we assign to them.

The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy

Author: C. B. Schmitt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521397483

Category: Philosophy

Page: 922

View: 4832

The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy offers a balanced and comprehensive account of philosophical thought from the middle of the fourteenth century to the emergence of modern philosophy at the turn of the seventeenth century. The Renaissance has attracted intense scholarly attention for over a century, but in the beginning the philosophy of the period was relatively neglected and this is the first volume in English to synthesize for a wider readership the substantial and sophisticated research now available. The volume is organized by branch of philosophy rather than by individual philosopher or by school. The intention has been to present the internal development of different aspects of the subject in their own terms and within their historical context. This structure also emphasizes naturally the broader connotations of "philosophy" in that intellectual world.

Die Philosophie des Als Ob

Author: Hans Vaihinger

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 395800685X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 852

View: 1228

Nachdruck des Originals von 1918.

The Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy

Author: Nicholas Bunnin,Jiyuan Yu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470997214

Category: Philosophy

Page: 776

View: 5211

The Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy is a concise reference to the whole history of western philosophy, from ancient Greece to the present day. Spans all the major branches of western philosophical inquiry, all of the key figures Explains the meaning and usage of each philosophical concept in a fresh and engaging style Each entry on philosophical terms concludes with an illustrative quotation from a significant philosopher, to enhance the reader’s understanding Entries on terms and individual philosophers are fully cross-referenced Co-written by the editor of the popular volume The Blackwell Companion to Philosophy (Second Edition, 2002)

Cognitio sensitiva

ein Versuch über die Ästhetik als Lehre von der Erkenntnis des Menschen

Author: Steffen W. Gross

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN: 3826042921

Category: Aesthetics

Page: 524

View: 3481

The Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology

Author: Ian A. McFarland,David A. S. Fergusson,Karen Kilby,Iain R. Torrance

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521880923

Category: Religion

Page: 572

View: 9825

With over 550 entries ranging from Abba to Zwingli composed by leading contemporary theologians from around the world, The Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology represents a fresh, ecumenical approach to theological reference. Written with an emphasis on clarity and concision, all entries are designed to help the reader understand and assess the specifically theological significance of the most important concepts. Clearly structured, the volume is organized around a small number of 'core entries' which focus on key topics to provide a general overview of major subject areas, while making use of related shorter entries to impart a more detailed knowledge of technical terms. The work as a whole provides an introduction to the defining topics in Christian thought and is an essential reference point for student and scholars.

Ethics in Forensic Science

Author: J. C. Upshaw Downs,Anjali Ranadive Swienton

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123850193

Category: Law

Page: 454

View: 1107

The word "ethical" can be defined as proper conduct. A failure of forensic scientists to act ethically can result in serious adverse outcomes. However, while seemingly simple to define, the application of being "ethical" is somewhat more obscure. That is, when is ethical, ethical, and when is it not? Because we have an adversarial legal system, differences of opinion exist in forensic science. However, there are instances when differences are so divergent that an individual's ethics are called into question. In light of not only the O.J. Simpson trial - the first national trial to question the ethical behavior of forensic scientists - and the National Academy of Science critique of forensic science, ethical issues have come to the forefront of concern within the forensic community.

Logische Untersuchungen

Author: Edmund Husserl

Publisher: Felix Meiner Verlag

ISBN: 3787333495

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1149

View: 6894

Husserl war ursprünglich davon ausgegangen, dass die Logik die Aufklärung ihrer eigenen Grundlagen aus der Psychologie zu erwarten habe. Fragen und Zweifel, wie sich die unbestreitbare Objektivität und strenge Allgemeingültigkeit logischer Wahrheiten denn psychologisch begreifen lasse, führten ihn jedoch aus dem Bannkreis solcher Begründungsversuche heraus: Mit seinen "Prolegomena zur reinen Logik", dem ersten Teilband der "Logischen Untersuchungen", legte Husserl 1900 eine kritische Abrechnung mit dem logischen Psychologismus vor, deren Ergebnisse bis heute unbestritten sind. In den sechs Detailstudien des zweiten Teilbandes (1901) findet das in den "Prolegomena" grob umrissene Programm der "Logischen Untersuchungen" eine erste positive Bearbeitung. Sie bieten zugleich die Grundlinien der phänomenologischen Methode Husserls, die auf immer mit seinem Namen verbunden bleiben wird. Insbesondere die V. Untersuchung "Über intentionale Empfindungen und ihre Inhalte" ist für Husserls spätere Phänomenologie und die phänomenologische Philosophie von grundlegender Bedeutung. Husserl selbst hat jedoch die VI. Untersuchung über "Elemente einer phänomenologischen Aufklärung der Erkenntnis" als die in phänomenologischer Hinsicht wichtigste angesehen. Die Ausgabe folgt dem Text der kritischen Edition in den Husserliana mit den Nachweisen der Abweichungen zwischen der 1. und der 2. Auflage. Die Einführung und die umfassenden Register erleichtern die Erschließung des Werks.


Author: Richard M. Sainsbury

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150186909


Page: 333

View: 9969


Die großen Fragen der Philosophie

Author: Simon Blackburn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783863120511


Page: 260

View: 9303

Physics and Philosophy of Nature in Greek Neoplatonism

Proceedings of the European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop (Il Ciocco, Castelvecchio Pascoli, June 22-24, 2006)

Author: Riccardo Chiaradonna,F. T. Trabattoni

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004173803

Category: Philosophy

Page: 317

View: 1413

Traditional scholarship has generally neglected the philosophy of nature in Greek Neoplatonism. In the last few decades, however, this attitude has changed radically. Natural philosophy has increasingly been regarded as a crucial aspect of late antique thought. Furthermore, several studies have outlined the impressive historical legacy of Neoplatonic physics. Building on this new interest, the ten papers published here concentrate on Neoplatonic philosophy of nature from Plotinus to Simplicius, and on its main conceptual features and its relation to the previous philosophical and scientific traditions. The papers were presented at a conference sponsored by the European Science Foundation in Castelvecchio Pascoli in June 2006. This volume makes an important contribution to the understanding of Greek Neoplatonism and its historical significance.


A Guide to the Reference Literature

Author: Hans Edward Bynagle

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563083761

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

View: 2590

Thoroughly revised and expanded, this guide to the reference literature is the only up-to-date guide in the field and is by far the most extensively annotated. It covers all areas of Western and Eastern philosophy, emphasizing recent English-language publications but including some older and foreign-language sources. More than 450 reference works, about a third of them new to this edition, are listed, described, and often evaluated. Special chapters cover core periodicals and major organizations and research centers. Designed as an aid in reference work and collection development for librarians, this book will also be of interest to theologians, professional philosophers, philosophy instructors, and philosophy students.

Substance Among Other Categories

Author: Joshua Hoffman,Gary S. Rosenkrantz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521039659

Category: Philosophy

Page: 212

View: 7379

This book revives a neglected but important topic in philosophy: the nature of substance. The belief that there are individual substances, for example, material objects and persons, is at the core of our common-sense view of the world yet many metaphysicians deny the very coherence of the concept of substance. The authors develop a novel account of what an individual substance is in terms of independence from other beings. In the process many other important ontological categories are explored: property, event, space, time. The authors show why alternative theories of substance fail, and go on to defend the intelligibility (though not the existence) of interacting spiritual and material substances.

The Routledge Companion to Ethics

Author: John Skorupski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136964215

Category: Philosophy

Page: 880

View: 3647

The Routledge Companion to Ethics is an outstanding survey of the whole field of ethics by a distinguished international team of contributors. Over 60 chapters are divided into six clear sections: the history of ethics meta-ethics perspectives from outside ethics ethical perspectives morality debates in ethics. The Companion opens with a comprehensive historical overview of ethics, including chapters on Plato, Aristotle, Hume, and Kant, and ethical thinking in China, India and the Arabic tradition. The second part covers the domain of meta-ethics. The third part covers important challenges to ethics from the fields of anthropology, psychology, sociobiology and economics. The fourth and fifth sections cover competing theories of ethics and the nature of morality respectively, with entries on consequentialism, Kantian morality, virtue ethics, relativism, evil, and responsibility amongst many others. A comprehensive final section includes the most important topics and controversies in applied ethics, such as rights, justice and distribution, the end of life, the environment, poverty, war and terrorism. The Routledge Companion to Ethics is a superb resource for anyone interested in the subject, whether in philosophy or related disciplines such as politics, education, or law. Fully indexed and cross-referenced, with helpful further reading sections at the end of each chapter, it is ideal for those coming to the field of ethics for the first time as well as readers already familiar with the subject.

Scientific Approaches to the Philosophy of Religion

Author: Y. Nagasawa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137026014

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

View: 301

Tackling central problems in philosophy of religion by referring to relevant theories and findings in cognitive science, anthropology, developmental psychology, decision theory, biology, physics, cosmology, the contributors address a range of topics, including divine attributes; God, creation and evolution; God and the universe; religious beliefs.

The Temporal Mechanics of the Fourth Gospel

A Theory of Hermeneutical Relativity in the Gospel of John

Author: Douglas Estes

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004165983

Category: Religion

Page: 326

View: 8558

By redefining narrative temporality in light of modern physics, this book advances a unique and innovative approach to the deep-seated temporalities within the Gospel of Johna "and challenges the implicit assumptions of textual brokenness that run throughout Johannine scholarship.

The Essence of Islamist Extremism

Recognition through Violence, Freedom through Death

Author: Irm Haleem

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136674314

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

View: 4585

This book provides a critical and a conceptual analysis of radical Islamist rhetoric drawn from temporally and contextually varied Islamist extremist groups, challenging the popular understanding of Islamist extremism as a product of a ‘clash-of-civilizations’. Arguing that the essence of Islamist extremism can only be accurately understood by drawing a distinction between the radical Islamist explanations and justifications of violence, the author posits that despite the radical Islamist contextualization of violence within Islamic religious tenets, there is nothing conceptually or distinctly Islamic about Islamist extremism. She engages in a critical analysis of the nature of reason in radical Islamist rhetoric, asserting that the radical Islamist explanations of violence are conceptually reasoned in terms of existential Hegelian struggles for recognition (as fundamentally struggles against oppression), and the radical Islamist justifications of violence are conceptually reasoned in terms of moral consequentialism. With a detailed analysis of Islamist extremist discourse spanning a wide range of contexts, this book has a broad relevance for scholars and students working in the field of Islamic studies, religious violence, philosophy and political theory.