The Collected Dialogues of Plato

Author: Plato,

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400835860

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1776

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All the writings of Plato generally considered to be authentic are here presented in the only complete one-volume Plato available in English. The editors set out to choose the contents of this collected edition from the work of the best British and American translators of the last 100 years, ranging from Jowett (1871) to scholars of the present day. The volume contains prefatory notes to each dialogue, by Edith Hamilton; an introductory essay on Plato's philosophy and writings, by Huntington Cairns; and a comprehensive index which seeks, by means of cross references, to assist the reader with the philosophical vocabulary of the different translators.
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Revelation, Truth, Canon and Interpretation

Studies in Justin Martyr's Dialogue with Trypho

Author: Craig D. Allert

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900431329X

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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This volume deals with revelation, truth, canon, and interpretation as foundational concepts in pre-Nicene Christianity. Justin Martyr is used as a case study to develop these concepts within his second century context.
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Tragically Speaking

On the Use and Abuse of Theory for Life

Author: Kalliopi Nikolopoulou

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803244878

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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From German idealism onward, Western thinkers have sought to revalue tragedy, invariably converging at one cardinal point: tragic art risks aestheticizing real violence. Tragically Speaking critically examines this revaluation, offering a new understanding of the changing meaning of tragedy in literary and moral discourse. It questions common assumptions about the Greeks’ philosophical relation to the tragic tradition and about the ethical and political ramifications of contemporary theories of tragedy. Starting with the poet Friedrich Hölderlin and continuing to the present, Kalliopi Nikolopoulou traces how tragedy was translated into an idea (“the tragic”) that was then revised further into the “beyond the tragic” of postmetaphysical contemporary thought. While recognizing some of the merits of this revaluation, Tragically Speaking concentrates on the losses implicit in such a turn. It argues that by translating tragedy into an idea, these rereadings effected a problematic subordination of politics to ethics: the drama of human conflict gave way to philosophical reflection, bracketing the world in favor of the idea of the world. Where contemporary thought valorizes absence, passivity, the Other, rhetoric, writing, and textuality, the author argues that their “deconstructed opposites” (presence, will, the self, truth, speech, and action, all of which are central to tragedy) are equally necessary for any meaningful discussion of ethics and politics.
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A Comprehensive History Of Western Ethics

What Do We Believe?

Author: Warren Ashby

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1615926941

Category: Philosophy

Page: 569

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This book provides an engaging, thorough, and inclusive history of western ethics that encompasses both classical and modern perspectives. Author Warren Ashby speaks both to students of history and ethics and to a public interested in but often perplexed by moral values in contemporary life. Ashby embraces all who are concerned with expanding human rights, finding new ways to think about moral experience, and discovering an ethical perspective appropriate for their lives. By exploring past ethical problems, we can prepare for the future's challenges. Included with the commentary on the writings of great thinkers are in-depth discussions of Greek, biblical, and Stoic ethics; Augustine, Aquinas, and medieval views; the Renaissance, the Reformation, and ethics in the age of science; as well as the Enlightenment, Romanticism, and the last Western century. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Trinity and Ecumenical Church Thought

The Church-Event

Author: William C. Ingle-Gillis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351880934

Category: Religion

Page: 234

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Some hundred years from inception, the ecumenical movement is stagnating. William C. Ingle-Gillis argues that the problem lies in modern ecumenism’s treatment of denominational Churches as provisional entities requiring reunion to be more fully Christ’s Body. In a work unique both to ecumenical studies and to trinitarian theology, the author redefines ecclesial life from the premise that God’s essence is personhood-in-communion and that the ultimate calling of human persons is to share as fully in the divine life as Christ himself. Concluding that the Churches are, by the Spirit’s action, a tangible, dynamic event, wherein God makes visible his on-going reconciliation of the world to himself, Ingle-Gillis argues that the Churches’ true life lies in coming-together, rather than being-together. This conclusion places ecumenism at the heart of Church life and witness.
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Reclaiming the humanities

the roots of self-knowledge in the Greek and Biblical worlds

Author: Reno Thomas Simone,Richard Ira Sugarman

Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 215

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Presents an overview of what the authors see as the roots of Western traditional thought: Homer, the tragedians, Plato, Aristotle, and the Bible. Each section of the book offers lucid intepretations of a major figure through discussion of seminal texts.
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THE MYSTERY OF COURAGE

Author: William Ian MILLER

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 360

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The author of Anatomy of Disgust explores the meaning of courage, using soldier's memoirs, literature, and philosophical discussions, among other sources, to uncover the nature of the enigmatic quality.
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A History of Psychology

Main Currents in Psychological Thought

Author: Thomas Hardy Leahey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780135336052

Category: Psychology

Page: 490

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Offering a lively and critical look at psychology's past, this complete narrative history from the Ancient Greeks to the present explores psychology in its philosophical, religious, historical, and literary contexts.
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The philosophy of education

a guide to information sources

Author: Charles A. Baatz

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 344

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Archetypes of Wisdom

Author: Douglas J. Soccio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780534216900

Category: Philosophy

Page: 678

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Dionysius

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical antiquities

Page: N.A

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Essence and Existence in Thomism

A Mental Vs the "Real Distinction?"

Author: Francis A. Cunningham

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 544

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Interpretation

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political science

Page: N.A

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Mind-body

A Pluralistic Interpretation of Mind-body Interaction Under the Guidelines of Time, Space, and Movement

Author: Adrian C. Moulyn

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 191

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This innovative work takes a new approach to a fundamental dilemma of physiology, psychology, and philosophy: the subjectively perceived split between body and mind. Examining the subjective and objective aspects of movement and their relationship to our perception of mind-body separation, the author takes issue with conventional philosophical views on human duality and develops an integrative theory of interaction that suggests a basis for genuine mind-body harmony.
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The Reporter

Author: Max Ascoli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: World politics

Page: N.A

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Archetypes of Wisdom

An Introduction to Philosophy

Author: Douglas J. Soccio

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534524432

Category: Philosophy

Page: 682

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A discussion of leading figures in the various branches of philosophy, from classical times to the 20th century. Those discussed include Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Descartes, Hume, Kant, Marx, Kierkegaard, Sartre, Nietzsche and William James.
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