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Philosophy and its past

  • 110 Pages
  • 4.37 MB
  • English
Harvester Press , Hassocks [Eng.]
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831 -- Addresses, essays, lectures, Philosophy -- Historiography -- Addresses, essays, lectures, Analysis (Philosophy) -- Addresses, essays, lec
StatementJonathan Rée, Michael Ayers, Adam Westoby.
SeriesPhilosophy now
ContributionsAyers, Michael, 1935- joint author., Westoby, Adam, joint author.
LC ClassificationsB51.4 .R4 1978
The Physical Object
Pagination110 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4298236M
ISBN 100855278102
LC Control Number78326650

Philosophy and Its Past book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. gave up lecturing in order to "have more time to think," and was for many years associated with the magazine Radical Philosophy.

His work has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, the London Review of Books and elsewhere. Books by Jonathan s: 0. Philosophy in History - edited by Richard Rorty November It is all too easy to imprison oneself within the following dilemma.

Either we read the philosophies of the past so as to make them relevant to our contemporary problems and enterprises, transmuting them as far as possible into what they would have been if they were part of present-day philosophy, and minimizing or ignoring or even Cited by: The conditions of philosophy; its checkered past, its present disorder, and its future promise book.

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Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press, © (OCoLC) “A.C. Grayling loved writing The History of Philosophy—and it shows. To revalue the ideas of the past, to insist that these ideas have origins and histories, to explain how these histories arise in deeply human practices and concerns: this landmark book is an antidote for a culture intent on forgetting, and in some cases destroying, its /5(75).

The central problem in such an emphasis on the historical approach to philosophy is how great interest in the past can be combined with sensitivity to modern needs. Only a person perfectly at home in both realms of philosophy, its past and its present, could hope effectively Philosophy and its past book exhibit the relevance of.

The Conditions of Philosophy: Its Checkered Past, Its Present Disorder, and Its Future Promise is a book by the philosopher Mortimer Adler. The book is a reflexive account of philosophy's current status, and its future promise. Its main thesis is that philosophy.

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14) (): John Herman Jr. Randall: BooksCited by: Philosophy (from Greek: φιλοσοφία, philosophia, 'love of wisdom') is the study of general and fundamental questions about existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.

Such questions are often posed as problems to be studied or resolved. The term was probably coined by Pythagoras (c.

– BCE). Philosophical methods include questioning, critical discussion, rational. Philosophy & Its Past (Philosophy now) by Jonathan Ree; Michael Ayers; Adam Westoby and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Reviewed by Bassam Romaya, Philosophy Instructor, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania on 3/7/ Comprehensiveness rating: 3 see less.

As with most disciplines, philosophy comes with its own vast array of key terms, concepts, and vocabulary, which introductory students must learn in order to make sense of the discipline’s contributions and key debates (both past and present)/5(2).

Nearly forty years since its first publication, A History of Western Philosophy remains unchallenged as the ultimate introduction to its subject, while claiming classic status in its own right. It is the bestselling philosophy book of the twentieth century and one of the most important philosophical works of all : $ The two books I've read that helped me get a very broad overview of the major topics in philosophy are: * Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary.

The notion that philosophers can abandon their history and set their arguments on new foundations has a long history. One strain of recent philosophy that traces its roots to Frege has been particularly confident in this regard, and its rejection of a classical past has had widespread influences on the study of ancient philosophy over the past several decades.

Philosophy of history, the study either of the historical process and its development or of the methods used by historians to understand their material. The term history may be employed in two quite different senses: it may mean (1) the events and actions that together make up the human past, or (2) the accounts given of that past and the modes of investigation whereby they are arrived at or.

Nigel Simmonds’ book Law as a Moral Idea (OUP, ) addresses the main issues of the philosophy of law with refreshing directness.

Simmonds revisits all the central debates of jurisprudence. Philosophy and Its History Aims and Methods in the Study of Early Modern Philosophy Edited by Mogens Lærke, Justin E. Smith, and Eric Schliesser.

Takes a measure of the current range of views on what type of methodology one should follow in studying the history of philosophy. In its critical role, philosophy aims to criticise the various conceptions of science as well as the various ways to present science, its methods, and its aims.

A key object, for instance, of the critical function of philosophy is to disentangle the part of scientific theories that. Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Mind surveys the central themes in philosophy of mind and places them in a historical and contemporary context intended to engage first-time readers in the field.

It focuses on debates about the status and character of the mind and its seemingly subjective nature in an apparently more objective world. 1. The Republic – Plato.

Plato’s Republic is unparalleled in its coverage of all areas of life. While Plato addresses metaphysical issues, he does so with language and analogies that most people can grasp with studious reading.

But Plato talks about much more than metaphysics. Marriage, music, war, kings, procreation and more are all topics of discussion for Plato’s dialog. The Open Society and Its Enemies(book) Augustine. first great Western philosopher of history His view that "intelligent understanding of past history" was a means of transforming "the present into a certain kind of future history, and you destroy the nourishment on which philosophy feeds." He believes that history "stands nearest to.

The last section of each chapter is labeled “So What. Lessons from the Past for 21 st Century Christian Education”.

These sections draw out three or four principles or lessons derived from the particular historical era that was just discussed.

The authors state that philosophy must be addressed within its historical context. By reminding Boethius of his past philosophical study, Lady Philosophy both reminds him that his turn to art is a sign of weakness and establishes his authority to write on the subject of Greek philosophy in this book.

Active Themes Previous. Summary. Previous. Summary. Next. Book I, Part II. Next. Book I, Part II. The readers are introduced to the definition of philosophy of education in the early chapters of the book: 'philosophy of education is a field where philosophical inquiry is pursued that focuses.

The result celebrates the interest and importance to philosophy today of its near and distant past. The Sense of the Past is one of three collections of essays by Bernard Williams published by Princeton University Press since his death.

If for no other reason, readers of philosophy should value this book highly."-- Peter Johnson, European. Many of its cultural elements, such as its art and religion, were passed to Rome, which incorporated them into its own life.

Rome suffered a similar fate: when it fell, in the 5 th -6 th centuries AD, some of its forms (philosophical, cultural, institutional, etc.) were taken over by Christians in the West, and later by Muslims in the East. The notion that philosophers can abandon their history and set their arguments on new foundations has a long history.

One strain of recent philosophy that traces its roots to Frege has been particularly confident in this regard, and its rejection of a classical past has had widespread influences on the study of ancient philosophy over the past several : Phillip Mitsis. The Past, Present, and Future of Integrated History and Philosophy of Science - CRC Press Book.

Integrated History and Philosophy of Science (iHPS) is commonly understood as the study of science from a combined historical and philosophical perspective. Yet, since its gradual formation as a research field, the question of how to suitably.

Western philosophy, history of Western philosophy from its development among the ancient Greeks to the present. This article has three basic purposes: (1) to provide an overview of the history of philosophy in the West, (2) to relate philosophical ideas and movements to their historical background and to the cultural history of their time, and (3) to trace the changing conception of the.

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Recommended Edition: The Pig that Wants to be Eaten and 99 other thought experiments. Think by Simon Blackburn. What you’ll get from this book: An introductory book for philosophy. It is different from other such books because of its emphasis on logical breakdowns of philosophical problems and how it pushes the reader to actively think about.

I’ve lately been contemplating the question of what makes a popular philosophy book a good book. I am focussing on the case of philosophy professors who are writing a book that is explicitly aimed at a broader audience, and who may or may not also have written scholarly articles on the topic of their popular-philosophy book.

As Grayling says, the book is a study of the case law of philosophy, the thinkers and schools who have exerted the most influence on its big themes and questions. While there have been many women philosophers, none have achieved the status of the most important thinkers who address the core questions of philosophy.