A Conceptual Map of Scientism
... ‘instance’ of scientism. By a ‘variety of scientism’ I mean a species of the genus
scientism: the variety entails scientism, but not vice versa. By a ‘version of scientism’ I
mean a particular way of understanding a variety of scientism. And by an ‘instance of
scientism’ I mean a particular person’ ...
Walker Percy and the Magic of Naming
... naming and demonstrated in human being’s unique language ability, the ability to communicate through
symbol and not just sign. Percy conveyed his anthropology in his last three novels through a number
symbolism corresponding to the theme of each novel based on Peirce’s Cenopythagoreanism, viewing
- James Tartaglia
... is using ‘epistemology’ to mean ‘foundationalist epistemology’, so that he can
subsequently disclaim epistemological commitment, and thereby reinforce his call
for an end to systematic epistemological research, which he considered socially
useless (c.f. Rorty 1979: 315). As I shall be trying to sho ...
THE PHILOSOPHIES OF HISTORY OF HERDER AND
... the Christ Himself had in mind (“render therefore unto Caesar the things which be
Caesar’s, and unto God the things which be God’s” [Luke, 20:25]), but represents the
natural evolution of ideas that were first revealed long ago, that have taken on many
forms across history, and that invariably will ...
... Where possible , citations of Nietzsche ' s texts have been taken from the
available Engl ish sources, oftentimes with some minor changes of transla
tion . Until the Colli- Montinari edition of Nietzsche ' s complete works ap
pears in English , the principal tran slation will continue to be that o ...
Rationalism, Sentimentalism, and Ralph Cudworth
... then—according to Cudworth’s TEIM—that mental item must originate in some
non-rational part of our constitution. So for Cudworth’s TEIM, moral rationalism is the view that we grasp morality through our understanding of necessary
propositions, and moral sentimentalism is the view that our grasp of mo ...
Kierkegaard`s Ethic of Love: Divine Commands and Moral Obligations
... morality; parents usually work hard to see that their children
develop an understanding of their moral duties and a concern
for fulfilling them. It is safe to say that our understanding of
morality would be fundamentally transformed if we came to
believe that there were no such things as moral dutie ...
Romantic Cosmopolitanism: Novalis`s “Christianity or Europe”
... (507/61), thereby taking the light metaphor away from the Enlightenment and
redirecting it to the so-called “Dark Ages.” He conjures up a picture of the Middle
Ages as an era during which Europe was a harmonious religious and political unity,
united in one common religion and under one political rul ...
2.1.1 Spinoza on the extreme subtlety called “possibility”
... the end of this metaphysical presentation for declaring his view about ends in nature. It is,
in an important sense, the apex of his ontology, the locus where its central principle and
insight are expressed against the background of his already presented ontology.
His position about teleology was, i ...
... of his modal theory. I believe Spinoza is a necessitarian and that
sufficient work has been done to show that necessitarianism is
consistent with his basic metaphysics.ii In this paper, my aim
is to give a reconstruction of Spinoza's proof of
necessitarianism which, I hope, explains some problems in ...
liberty university school of divinity a non-voluntarist theory
... This dissertation will advance a position that moves towards the first horn, or nonvoluntarist horn, of the Euthyphro Dilemma. It is thought that those who embrace this horn
commit to the existence of a moral standard “outside, or distinct, from God” that guides the
divine will. For example, William ...
1 Making Sense of Nietzsche`s “Truths”: Slavery, Misogyny and
... slavery to a set of values. This does not even necessarily involve the “mind-control” or
brainwashing of one group of people by another. Each person that blindly accepted the values
handed down to them, perhaps through religion or the state, would be enslaved by their own
inability to create new val ...
- SOAS Research Online
... God-talk is one of the fundamental issues within both philosophy of religion and
philosophical theology, especially within the Abrahamic religions. The issue of
God-talk can be analysed from two interrelated angles, the first one consists of the
analysis of the language used by philosophers and theo ...
CHAPTER-IV PROBLEM OF GOD AND THE ABSOLUTE
... same time a concrete universal encouraging reality of all that experienced, of matter, life and
spirit in their relations and inter relations. It allows no gap among these different elements,
each of which is directed towards the realization of values that are embodied in the Absolute.
Matter, life ...
Learning to Love the End of History
... introduction, labeled Reason in History (Vernunft in der Geschichte)—
became the beginning and end of the Hegel canon for non-specialists.
The Philosophy of History is not at all a representative work by Hegel, as
even the key terms reveal. Terms such as “the world historical individual”
play a pivo ...
Ramayana Explorations - the Home Page of L. Lennie Irvin
... elevate the character of a man. Dharma comes from the Divine and leads you to the Divine.
No language is perfect. There is no proper equivalent word in English for the Sanskrit term Dharma.
It is very difficult to define Dharma.
Dharma is generally defined as ‘righteousness’ or ‘duty’. Dharma is the ...
Ethical and Epistemic Egoism and the Ideal of Autonomy Linda
... egoism in this paper, but I doubt that many philosophers would want to accept
epistemic egoism at the cost of commitment to extreme ethical egoism of this
sort. Assuming that the latter position is unacceptable, all three forms of
epistemic egoism should be rejected.
Richard Foley offers a different ...
Is Kierkegaard correct in thinking that there is such a thing as `the
... Moreover, the argument Kierkegaard gives for why suspension of the ethical is not possible
in Hegel is not compatible with a temporal reading. Kierkegaard suggests that teleological
suspension is (1) incompatible with “forfeiting” what is suspended and (2) necessarily
includes preserving what is su ...
Giambattista Vico`s Idea Of "Progress": The Collapse Of Reason
... Born in Naples on June 23, 1668, Giambattista Vico lived in relative obscurity. Because of his Autobiography. our twentieth century knowledge of his life is more complete
than that of any other figure of the period. The fact that he lived in Italy, and not France
or England, worked to his disadvanta ...
Two Meanings of Disenchantment
... destroys itself ” (Weber 1975, 337).1 This dialectic between an idea’s
intended meaning and the effective truth of it actual implementation
can be found in a variety of places within the Weberian corpus. It appears prominently, for example, in Weber’s account of the religious
origins of the capitali ...
A Survey of Mediaeval Philosophy, Version 2.0
... some are quite neat, and others somewhat cluttered.
In some cases I changed Spade's formatting to make the printout look better (to me);
often this is because I lost some of his original formatting. I have occasionally corrected obvious
typos, and in at least one case I changed an `although' to a `b ...
Rucsanda, M.: Bach, Mozart and Beethoven`s music – philosophy
... come closer to him, who assumed the human condition as a personal experience. One of
Cioran’s great passions or obsessions, we might even say, that can be found in almost all his
creation, is music. Cioran gave his music references a certain unity in text but especially in
subtext, indicating the po ...
Eastern Flames In The Mind On Fire: A Study Of
... These lines show the way Emerson perceived the eastern world. He saw it as similar to
the west, Mecca as London of the eastern world and Shiraz as the New York of the east.
Emerson regarded the east as a source of new knowledge and new poetry that could
benefit the west, and that both the east and ...
Alfarabi`s Conversion of Plato`s Republic
... Alfarabi states that in all human societies two forces exist
“one for war and defence, and one for establishing peaceful
relations” (Alfarabi, p. 313). Here, in another depart from Plato,
he grants a balanced role to the army class over the working
classes. In general and unlike Plato, he does not g ...
Intuition, Belief, and Rational Criticisability
... proposition is false is not the same as shedding a belief that it is true. A
defender of Entailment can therefore insist that the person who learns the
proof keeps her intuition—that is to say, her belief—that NCA is true, and
also acquires the additional and contradictory belief that NCA is false. ...
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