Against the Idols of the Age

Against the Idols of the Age

Author: David C. Stove

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412816645

Category: Philosophy

Page: 347

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"Stove was undoubtedly the most stylish and witty writer of all philosphers of the last one hundred years, if not of all time. When it comes to attacking the absurdities of twentieth century intellectual movements no one else came close, and certainly no one else was as funny. The greatest iconoclast of the twentieth century, we can now see in retrospect, was not any of the European avant-garde, most of whom in fact, epitomized the spirit of the century perfectly, but this no nonsense Australian. His greatest contributions were in the philosophy of science, in particular in his defense of inductive reasoning, and in his attack on the sort of irrationalism manifested by his four horsemen, Popper, Kuhn, Lalatos, and Feyerabend."--The Review of Metaphysics "A self-proclaimed neo-positivist-and a brilliant, truculent, cantankerous essayist-Stove attacks everything from contemporary philosophy of science and evolutionary theory to religious belief and intellectual equality of women."-The Weekly Standard "What separates Stove fromyour average angry-eyed reactionaryis the startling brilliant way that he argues, combiningplain horse sense with the most nimble and skillful philosophical reasoning this side of Hume, along with a breathtaking wit." -Partisan Review "An early, fearless, sometimes reckless combatant in the science and culture warsStove fought wittily and two-fistedly on the side of empirical realism."-Choice Little known outside his native Australia, David Stove was one of the most illuminating and brilliant philosophical essayists of the postwar era. A fearless attacker of intellectual and cultural orthodoxies, Stove left powerful critiques of scientific irrationalism, Darwinian theories of human behavior, and philosophical idealism. Stove's writing is both rigorous and immensely readable. It is, in the words of Roger Kimball, "an invigorating blend of analytic lucidity, mordant humor, and an amount of common sense too great to be called 'common.'" Whether the subject is race, feminism, the Enlightenment, or the demand for "non-coercive philosophy," Stove is on the mark with a battery of impressive arguments expressed in sharp, uncompromising prose. Against the Idols of the Age concludes with a generous sampling of his blistering attacks on Darwinism. David Stove (1927-1994) taught philosophy at the University of New South Wales and, until his retirement in 1988, at the University of Sydney. He was the author of numerous essays, articles, and several books including Anything Goes: Origins of the Cult of Scientific Irrationalism, The Plato Cult and Other Intellectual Follies, and two posthumously published volumes, Darwinian Fairytales and Cricket versus Republicanism. Roger Kimball is managing editor of the New Criterion and an art critic for the London Spectator. He is author of Tenured Radicals (newly revised and expanded) The Long March: How the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s Changed America, and, most recently, Experiments Against Reality: The Fate of Culture in the Postmodern Age.
Categories: Philosophy

The Idol in the Age of Art

The Idol in the Age of Art

By presenting essays concerned with both European subjects and European perceptions of other cultures, The Idol in the Age of Art contributes to ongoing attempts to globalize the study of European art.

Author: Michael Wayne Cole

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754652904

Category: History

Page: 356

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Conflicting attitudes towards devotional art was a major factor in the confessional divisions that split Reformation Europe. By presenting essays concerned with both European subjects and European perceptions of other cultures, The Idol in the Age of Art contributes to ongoing attempts to globalize the study of European art. Approaching the Reformation idol as an essentially international problem, and placing particular emphasis on cultural encounters, it provides fresh perspectives on the very nature of Renaissance art, and underscores how colonial issues came to be often framed in terms of European religious conflicts.
Categories: History

War Against the Idols

War Against the Idols

Calling attention to the importance of the idolatry issue during the Reformation, this study traces the development of Protestant iconoclastic theology and practice and lays a foundation for understanding the conflicting Reformed ideology.

Author: Carlos M. N. Eire

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521379849

Category: History

Page: 325

View: 912

Calling attention to the importance of the idolatry issue during the Reformation, this study traces the development of Protestant iconoclastic theology and practice and lays a foundation for understanding the conflicting Reformed ideology.
Categories: History

On Enlightenment

On Enlightenment

By contrast, David Stove, in On Enlightenment, attacks the intellectual roots of enlightenment thought, to define the limitations of its successes and the areas of its likely failures.

Author: D. David Charles Stove

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 0765801361

Category: Philosophy

Page: 185

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The idea of enlightenment entails liberty, equality, rationalism, secularism, and the connection between knowledge and human well being. In spite of the setbacks of revolutionary violence, political mass murder, and two world wars, the spread of enlightenment values has become the yardstick by which moral, political, and even scientific advances are measured. Indeed, most critiques of the enlightenment ideal point to failure in implementation rather than principle. By contrast, David Stove, in On Enlightenment, attacks the intellectual roots of enlightenment thought, to define the limitations of its successes and the areas of its likely failures. Stove is not insensitive to the many valuable aspects of enlightenment thought. He champions the use of reason and rationality, and recognizes the falsity of religious claims as well as the importance of individual liberty. What he rejects is the enlightenment's uncritical optimism regarding social progress and its willingness to embrace revolutionary change. What evidence is there that the elimination of superstition will lead to happiness? Or that it is possible to accept Darwinism without Social Darwinism? Or that the enlightenment's liberal, rationalistic outlook will ever lead to the kind of social progress envisioned by its advocates. Despite their best intentions, social reformers who attempt to improve the world as a whole inevitably make things worse. He advocates a conservative "go slow" approach to change, pointing out that today's social structures are so large and complex that any widespread social reform will have innumerable unforeseen consequences. For example, the welfare state may diminish individual initiative, the use of pesticides may increase the food supply while polluting the water supply, the popularizing of university education may lead to a decline in academic standards. Since government has a virtual monopoly on large-scale change, it follows, in Stove's view, that its powers must be limited in order to prevent large-scale damage. Instead, he argues that reforms, when they are to be made at all, must be realistic, local, necessary and never coercive. Writing in the conservative tradition of Edmund Burke with the same passion for clarity and intellectual honesty as George Orwell, David Stove was one of the most precise, articulate, and insightful philosophers of his day. "Never just an academic, Stove was also a prominent, often crotchety, public intellectual of a conservative and, all too often, reactionary bent, many of whose views were extremist on any account, and his targets were many. ... For Stove the important question about a belief is not whether it is extreme or mainstream, but whether it is true, or probable, or has sound evidentiary and/or rational credentials. In this he was surely right." -D. D. Todd, Philosophy in Review David Stove (1927-1994) taught philosophy at the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney. He is the author of Against the Idols of the Age and Scientific Irrationalism, both available from Transaction. Andrew Irvine is professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Roger Kimball is managing editor of the New Criterion.
Categories: Philosophy

The Living Age

The Living Age

idols. overthrown,. in their true light as constituting a discipline of love and mercy,
to be submitted to not only in humility but with thankfulness. Sometimes the
preacher inveighs against particular sins, as, for instance, in one of the most
effective ...

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Annals of King s Chapel from the Puritan Age of New England to the Present Day

Annals of King s Chapel from the Puritan Age of New England to the Present Day

Mr . Checkley now went to England , in 1728 , to apply for holy orders , but he
had succeeded in rousing against him the enmity of the whole New ... Why wise ,
ctc . , is . . . a gross Pilce of l ' opish Dissenters are not nor can be guilty of Idolatry
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Author: Henry Wilder Foote

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown

ISBN: HARVARD:32044013681531

Category: Congregationalism

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Categories: Congregationalism

An Arrow Against Idolatry

An Arrow Against Idolatry

Divels , and shedding the innocent blood of their children whom they offered unto
the Idols of Canaan . And thus they did from age tu age , whiles the Judges ruled
them ; till God u was u Pfalm.78 . wroth , and greatly abhorred Ifrael , and 59.60 ...

Author: Henry Ainsworth

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0024172627

Category: Idols and images

Page: 121

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Categories: Idols and images

Historical Section Hippolytus and His Age Or the Beginnings and Prospects of Christianity The Life of the Christians of the Apostolical Age

Historical Section  Hippolytus and His Age  Or  the Beginnings and Prospects of Christianity   The Life of the Christians of the Apostolical Age

The first abolished the worship of idols , which was inseparably connected with
all the art and civilization of antiquity , as well as with the whole political life of
heathenism . It contained a testimony against idolatry which the existing tyrants of
the ...

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Hippolytus and his age or The beginnings and prospects of Christianity

Hippolytus and his age  or  The beginnings and prospects of Christianity

The first abolished the worship of idols , which was inseparably connected with
all the art and civilization of antiquity , as well as with the whole political life of
heathenism . It contained a testimony against idolatry which the existing tyrants of
the ...

Author: Christian Karl Josias Freiherr von Bunsen

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3042659

Category: Church history

Page:

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Categories: Church history

Littell s Living Age

Littell s Living Age

... as worthy miesionaries call the images of Lamanism administered towards
foreigners , becomes intoler- idols , and the ... aut faciam , " the commandment
against idol donner une preuve de sa sagacité , nous demanda sans worship
has ...

Author: Eliakim Littell

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112110906853

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The Elgin and Phigaleian marbles of the classical ages in the British museum

The Elgin and Phigaleian marbles of the classical ages  in the British museum

The words of the second commandment against idolatry , “ Thou shalt not make
unto thee any graven image , or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above
, " clearly show that at that remote age the art of sculpture was well known .

Author: sir Henry Ellis

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590333990

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A Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Old and New Testaments

A Commentary  Critical and Explanatory  on the Old and New Testaments

A Particular Dissuasive against Idolatry . ... a people of Inheritance - His peculiar
posseswhat they considered a foolish and absurd exclusiveness , sion from age
to age ; and therefore for you ... I call heaven and earth to witness against brews .

Author: Robert Jamieson

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112118008298

Category: Bible

Page:

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Categories: Bible

A commentary critical and explanatory on the Old and New Testaments by R Jamieson A R Fausset and D Brown Portable comm

A commentary  critical and explanatory  on the Old and New Testaments  by R  Jamieson  A R  Fausset and D  Brown   Portable comm

A Particular Dissuasive against Idolatry . ... entered ments - Whether this
rehearsal of the law was made into an idea may be formed of the extensive prev
& - in a solemn assembly , or as some think at a general lence of idolatry in that
age .

Author: Robert Jamieson

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600090310

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Islam and the Modern Age

Islam and the Modern Age

struggle against tyrants and exploiters . Shariati ' s views coincides with that of
Ayatullah Khomenie ' s who in his Hajj message states : Is it right for us to
imagine that the struggle of the prophets of God against idolatry was limited to
lifeless ...

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ISBN: IND:30000093098303

Category: Civilization, Islamic

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Categories: Civilization, Islamic

Lutherans and Calvinists in the Age of Confessionalism

Lutherans and Calvinists in the Age of Confessionalism

928 The results of this war against idolatry became most evident in late
Reformation Germany . ' Because ceremonies indicate the confession one has
either embraced or rejected , it is . . . most crucial that one shun and avoid all
suspicious ...

Author: Bodo Nischan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028650260

Category: History

Page: 300

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This volume deals with religion and politics in late and post-Reformation Germany, in particular the relationship between Lutherans and Calvinists. Nischan explores three major topics: first, how Lutherans and Reformed used sermons and ritual to develop a sense of denominational identity; second, how religion and politics interacted in the age of confessionalism; and, finally, how Reformed irenicism sought to overcome existing confessional differences between Lutherans and Calvinists. The geographical focus of these essays is northern Germany, specifically Brandenburg-Prussia; chronologically they cover the period between the Peace of Augsburg and the middle years of the Thirty Years' War.
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The Age of the Baroque and the European Enlightenment

The Age of the Baroque and the European Enlightenment

And , with astonishing insight , he warned against four “ false notions , ” or Idols ,
which , as the following excerpts from his Novum Organum illustrate , he
perceived as hindrances to clear and objective thinking . indefinite imprisonment
 ...

Author: Gloria K. Fiero

Publisher: WCB/McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 069724220X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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Categories: Philosophy

The Holy Bible According to the Authorized Version A D 1611 Hebrews The Revelation of St John

The Holy Bible According to the Authorized Version  A D  1611   Hebrews  The Revelation of St  John

... is last , as , in the order of Christian conceptions , that respecting the worship of
idols in Judges Judah is placed first . ... pro conquering and to conquer ” during
the suctest against idolatry , as wholly disqualifying cessive ages represented to
 ...

Author: Frederic Charles Cook

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510021058914

Category: Bible

Page:

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Does God Exist

Does God Exist

38 The third destructive work against morality is Twilight of the Idols or How to
Philosophize with a Hammer.39 For Nietzsche, the whole book is a “grand
declaration of war,” this time not againstidols of the age,” of modern times, but
against ...

Author: Hans Kung

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781597528016

Category: Religion

Page: 864

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Does God exist? Who is God? And can we ultimately trust in any reality? These questions have been among the greatest subjects of human speculation since history began, but not until modern times has the reality of God been so strongly called into doubt. In this monumental study, written for men and women of all faiths (and of none), Hans Kÿng, the most renowned and controversial theologian in the world today, first traces the rise of modern atheism in the works of such great thinkers as Descartes, Pascal, Feuerbach, Marx, Nietzsche and Freud, and them demonstrates--brilliantly and in terms that make sense to us today--why a yes to God remains a more reasonable and responsible belief than its alternative, nihilism.
Categories: Religion

A Study of the Pentateuch

A Study of the Pentateuch

For Popular Reading : Being an Inquiry Into the Age of the So-called Books of
Moses, with an Introductory Examination of Recent Dutch Theories, ... Good kings
did not remove idolatrous worship , " therefore there was no law against idolatry .

Author: Rufus Phineas Stebbins

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWT7T3

Category: Bible

Page: 233

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The Early Iron Age in the Pusht i Kuh Luristan

The Early Iron Age in the Pusht i Kuh  Luristan

Their hind legs stand on a ring and their front paws or hoofs lean against a
second ring ( BB . 17 - 50 / 51 ) . Sometimes a thin sheet bronze tube is inserted
in the two rings ( BB . 68 - 19 ) . Two such idols with standing goats were
excavated at ...

Author: B. Overlaet

Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers

ISBN: UOM:39015052654095

Category: History

Page: 667

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Final report and study of the Early Iron Age (Iron Age I - II) graveyards which were excavated by the Belgian Archaeological Expedition in Luristan (West-Iran) between 1965 and 1979. The book consists of three main sections. The first part is a general introduction to the archaeological research in Luristan. It includes a survey of all the excavations in Luristan that provided information on the Iron Age. The second part is a study of the Pusht-i Kuh graveyards, the tombs and their gravegoods. It results in the proposal of a refined chronology for the Pusht-i Kuh region in the period between 1300-1250 B.C. and 800/750 B.C. The third part provides the full excavation data on the 11 graveyards under discussion. A general introduction to each graveyard is followed by the presentation of the different tombs with their burialgoods. These are presented in both line drawings and photographs.
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