Cosmos Transcendence

Cosmos   Transcendence

With elegance and clarity, Wolfgang Smith leads the reader, step by step, to the realization that the specifically 'modern' world is based intellectually, not indeed upon scientific facts, but ultimately on nothing more substantial than a ...

Author: Wolfgang Smith

Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015010368853

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

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With elegance and clarity, Wolfgang Smith leads the reader, step by step, to the realization that the specifically 'modern' world is based intellectually, not indeed upon scientific facts, but ultimately on nothing more substantial than a syndrome of Promethean myths. And this 'opening' enables him to recover and reaffirm the deep metaphysical insights that have come down to us through the teachings of Christianity: having broken the grip of scientistic presuppositions, the author succeeds in bringing to view universal truths which had long been obscured.
Categories: Philosophy

Transcendence and Non Naturalism in Early Chinese Thought

Transcendence and Non Naturalism in Early Chinese Thought

In order for there to be such relationship between the immanent cosmos and transcendent entities, there must be some way the transcendent entity in question ...

Author: Alexus McLeod

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350082557

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Contemporary scholars of Chinese philosophy often presuppose that early China possessed a naturalistic worldview, devoid of any non-natural concepts, such as transcendence. Challenging this presupposition head-on, Joshua R. Brown and Alexus McLeod argue that non-naturalism and transcendence have a robust and significant place in early Chinese thought. This book reveals that non-naturalist positions can be found in early Chinese texts, in topics including conceptions of the divine, cosmogony, and apophatic philosophy. Moreover, by closely examining a range of early Chinese texts, and providing comparative readings of a number of Western texts and thinkers, the book offers a way of reading early Chinese Philosophy as consistent with the religious philosophy of the East and West, including the Abrahamic and the Brahmanistic religions. Co-written by a philosopher and theologian, this book draws out unique insights into early Chinese thought, highlighting in particular new ways to consider a range of Chinese concepts, including tian, dao, li, and you/wu.
Categories: Philosophy

Transcendence and History

Transcendence and History

Inthese teachings, experiences ofdivine transcendence have led toa radical conceptual split between two realities: that of cosmos-fate-matter-darkness and ...

Author: Glenn Hughes

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826262769

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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Transcendence and History is an analysis of what philosopher Eric Voegelin described as “the decisive problem of philosophy”: the dilemma of the discovery of transcendent meaning and the impact of this discovery on human self-understanding. The world’s major religious and wisdom traditions are built upon the recognition of transcendent meaning, and our own cultural and linguistic heritage has long since absorbed the postcosmological division of reality into the two dimensions of “transcendence” and “immanence.” But the last three centuries in the West have seen a growing resistance to the idea of transcendent meaning; contemporary and “postmodern” interpretations of the human situation—both popular and intellectual—indicate a widespread eclipse of confidence in the truth of transcendence. In Transcendence and History, Glenn Hughes contributes to the understanding of transcendent meaning and the problems associated with it, assisting in the philosophical recovery of the legitimacy of the notion of transcendence. Depending primarily on the treatments of transcendence found in the writings of twentieth-century philosophers Eric Voegelin and Bernard Lonergan, Hughes explores the historical discovery of transcendent meaning and then examines what it indicates about the structure of history. Hughes’s main focus, however, is on clarifying the problem of transcendence in relation to historical existence. Addressing both layreaders and scholars, Hughes applies the insights and analyses of Voegelin and Lonergan to considerable advantage. Transcendence and History will be of particular value to those who have grappled with the notion of transcendence in the study of philosophy, comparative religion, political theory, history, philosophical anthropology, and art or poetry. By examining transcendent meaning as the key factor in the search for ultimate meaning from ancient societies to the present, the book demonstrates how “the decisive problem of philosophy” both illuminates and presents a vital challenge to contemporary intellectual discourse.
Categories: Philosophy

Phenomenology and the Human Positioning in the Cosmos

Phenomenology and the Human Positioning in the Cosmos

The situations, the things we live through in hallucinations, illusions and dreams are founded in the original transcendence of the world and of the things ...

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400747951

Category: Philosophy

Page: 406

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The classic conception of human transcendental consciousness assumes its self-supporting existential status within the horizon of life-world, nature and earth. Yet this assumed absoluteness does not entail the nature of its powers, neither their constitutive force. This latter call for an existential source reaching beyond the generative life-world network. Transcendental consciousness, having lost its absolute status (its point of reference) it is the role of the logos to lay down the harmonious positioning in the cosmic sphere of the all, establishing an original foundation of phenomenology in the primogenital ontopoiesis of life. ​
Categories: Philosophy

Transcendence

Transcendence

... dialectic of transcendence and immanence is a dialectic of the divine light in and through the cosmos—according to the movements of procession, return, ...

Author: Regina Schwartz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135886639

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Religion

The Turn to Transcendence

The Turn to Transcendence

Pythagoras's view of the mathematical construction of the cosmos was one expression of the ancient idea, found especially among the philosophical elite, ...

Author: Glenn W. Olsen

Publisher: Catholic University of America Press + ORM

ISBN: 9780813218021

Category: Religion

Page: 421

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“Phenomenal . . . A must read for us who desire to topple the dictatorship of relativism and culture of death and replace it with the only alternative” (The Imaginative Conservative). Especially concerned with the public nature of religion, historian Glenn W. Olsen—author of Christian Marriage: A Historical Study and On the Road to Emmaus: The Catholic Dialogue with American and Modernity—sets forth an exhaustively researched and persuasive account of how religion has been reshaped in the modern period. The Turn to Transcendence traces both the loss of transcendence and attempts to recover it while making its own proposals. Neither reactionary nor modernist, it questions how—under conditions of modern life—some form of the sacred and some form of the secular might both flourish at the same time. But it also provides a warning that a religion unable to maintain itself with its own overt architecture, language, and calendars against an enveloping secular culture is destined for oblivion. “Glenn Olsen’s book could hardly be more pivotal or insightful. Confronting the growing amnesia regarding culture’s religious origin and transcendent purpose, Olsen proves both a masterful cartographer of modernity and a visionary of a culture that encourages and enables us to seek beyond ourselves.” —Carl A. Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus “A brilliant book. It rests on an amazing amount of scholarship that is wide-ranging in history, literature, art, science, music, theology, and philosophy.” —James Hitchcock, professor of history, St. Louis University
Categories: Religion

Physics Of Reality The Space Time Matter Cosmos Proceedings Of The 8th Symposium Honoring Mathematical Physicist Jean pierre Vigier

Physics Of Reality  The  Space  Time  Matter  Cosmos   Proceedings Of The 8th Symposium Honoring Mathematical Physicist Jean pierre Vigier

... noetic insight is beyond the self; it is transcendent—coming from the cosmos.' Transcendence is the third and final tool completing human epistemology.

Author: Richard L Amoroso

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814504799

Category: Science

Page: 552

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A truly Galilean-class volume, this book introduces a new method in theory formation, completing the tools of epistemology. It covers a broad spectrum of theoretical and mathematical physics by researchers from over 20 nations from four continents. Like Vigier himself, the Vigier symposia are noted for addressing avant-garde, cutting-edge topics in contemporary physics. Among the six proceedings honoring J.-P. Vigier, this is perhaps the most exciting one as several important breakthroughs are introduced for the first time. The most interesting breakthrough in view of the recent NIST experimental violations of QED is a continuation of the pioneering work by Vigier on tight bound states in hydrogen. The new experimental protocol described not only promises empirical proof of large-scale extra dimensions in conjunction with avenues for testing string theory, but also implies the birth of the field of unified field mechanics, ushering in a new age of discovery. Work on quantum computing redefines the qubit in a manner that the uncertainty principle may be routinely violated. Other breakthroughs occur in the utility of quaternion algebra in extending our understanding of the nature of the fermionic singularity or point particle. There are several other discoveries of equal magnitude, making this volume a must-have acquisition for the library of any serious forward-looking researchers.
Categories: Science

The Pursuit of Virtue

The Pursuit of Virtue

As noted earlier, transcendence supports deep purpose. ... spheres of understanding and motivated concern expanding outward from the self toward the cosmos.

Author: Thomas Lombardo

Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781773431703

Category: Philosophy

Page: 96

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In The Pursuit of Virtue, Lombardo outlines the impact that today’s culture of thought is having on us individually and collectively – leaving us compulsively focused on the present, seeking external validation. Lombardo encourages us to choose a path to what he calls a Good Future, by acknowledging and developing our internal resources for wisdom. This Good Future transcends the external and infuses our lives with qualities such as self-evolution, courage, and critical thinking, to lead us out of the shadows and into the light.
Categories: Philosophy

Boston Confucianism

Boston Confucianism

Suppose we say that a general definition of transcendence is that to which ... transcendent truths , transcendent causes of the cosmos , transcendent ...

Author: Robert C. Neville

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791447170

Category: Religion

Page: 258

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Argues that Confucianism can be important to the contemporary, global conversation of philosophy and should not be confined to an East Asian context.
Categories: Religion

Logic and Transcendence

Logic and Transcendence

Insofar as Heaven becomes Prakriti in turning toward the cosmos, the cosmos ... God in the cosmos and seeks to deliver this image 220 Logic and Transcendence.

Author: Frithjof Schuon

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 9781933316734

Category: Philosophy

Page: 307

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Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998), the author of more than 25 books on religion and spirituality, is the foremost representative of the "Perennialist" or "Traditionalist" school of comparative religious thought. This new edition of Logic and Transcendence, his most important philosophical work, is a fully revised translation from the French original and contains:
Categories: Philosophy

Religion without Transcendence

Religion without Transcendence

If we can throw away ether, we can throw away literal space in speaking of God's being 'behind' or 'other than' the cosmos. It is also worth commenting that ...

Author: T. Tessin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349259151

Category: Philosophy

Page: 292

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What can transcendence mean for us? We live in a world in which there are many conceptions of transcendence. Some philosophers say that they all point, in their way, to a transcendent realm, without which death and life's sorrows have the last word, while their opponents argue that since this realm is an illusion, we must use our own resources to meet life's trials. Others argue that moral and religious concepts of transcendence are obscured by philosophical notions of transcendence, and must be rescued from them. These conflicting views on a central issue in our culture are brought into sharp relief in the present collection.
Categories: Philosophy

Order and Transcendence

Order and Transcendence

Once the body has become cosmicized , yoga concentrates on transcending the cosmos , i.e. , destroying it through the unification of its opposites ( such as ...

Author: Adam B. Seligman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004089756

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

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Categories: Social Science

Global Democracy and Human Self Transcendence

Global Democracy and Human Self Transcendence

Ilia Delio identifies transcendence with the evolutionary nisus of the cosmos itself, crystalized in us: “Transcendence is the fecundity of love and the ...

Author: Glen T. Martin

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527525634

Category: Philosophy

Page: 333

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This volume examines the dynamics of self-transcendence for both individuals and humanity as a whole. In doing so, it illuminates the definitive relationship between self-transcendence and global democracy. Drawing upon a vast literature of philosophy, psychology, and religion, ancient and modern, East and West, this book reveals the power of human futurity in actualizing our higher potential. It represents a real breakthrough in understanding our emerging new era in the evolution of humanity. It describes our transition from personal consciousness to global consciousness. The book includes chapters on the fundamental ideas that animate our self-understanding and define our common humanity. Through careful scholarship, it examines the dynamics of human dignity, freedom, love, community, intrinsic rights, and global ethics. It explores each of these concepts as a dimension of our human temporality as we envision and move into an ever-transcending future, a future that includes a World Parliament and planetary democracy. In our time of apparent hopelessness and despair, this volume reveals the grounds for a powerful hope that we can establish one world civilization of peace, justice, freedom, and sustainability. It makes a truly unique contribution, not found elsewhere in today’s literature, revealing the astonishing dignity and potential of being human. It is essential reading for all those concerned for the future of humanity and our precious planet Earth.
Categories: Philosophy

Cosmos and Transcendence

Cosmos and Transcendence

With elegance and clarity, Wolfgang Smith leads the reader, step by step, to the realization that the specifically 'modern' world is based intellectually, not indeed upon scientific facts, but ultimately on nothing more substantial than a ...

Author: Wolfgang Smith

Publisher: Angelico Press

ISBN: 1597310840

Category: Philosophy

Page: 180

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With elegance and clarity, Wolfgang Smith leads the reader, step by step, to the realization that the specifically 'modern' world is based intellectually, not indeed upon scientific facts, but ultimately on nothing more substantial than a syndrome of Promethean myths. And this 'opening' enables him to recover and reaffirm the deep metaphysical insights that have come down to us through the teachings of Christianity: having broken the grip of scientistic presuppositions, the author succeeds in bringing to view universal truths which had long been obscured.
Categories: Philosophy

Paths to Transcendence

Paths to Transcendence

The thing on which this divine shadow, called the cosmos, appears is the [eternally latent] essences of contingent beings (Bezels, 123).

Author: Reza Shah-Kazemi

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 9780941532976

Category: Religion

Page: 262

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Compares and shares insights into the Transcendent Absolute from the spiritual perspectives of three key historical religious figures in Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity, in a reference that focuses on a theme of transcendence and explains a spiritual vision that underlies all religions. Original.
Categories: Religion

The Sacred Cosmos

The Sacred Cosmos

The resurrection involves a kind of transcendence for which we have no evidence besides the resurrection of Jesus himself . The only way this is possible is ...

Author: Terence L. Nichols

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725224940

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Categories: Religion

Transcendence and Beyond

Transcendence and Beyond

But at this point, a) we may ask ourselves whether such a value actually operates in human life, or in the cosmos; b) we may have a special experience ...

Author: John D. Caputo

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253348746

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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A benchmark volume at the intersection of philosophy and religion
Categories: Philosophy

Immanence and Transcendence in Thomas Pynchon s Mason Dixon

Immanence and Transcendence in Thomas Pynchon s Mason   Dixon

The subject , because it is necessarily transcendent , has no access to that which does not succumb to the laws of reason , cosmos , presentational ...

Author: Joakim Sigvardson

Publisher: Almqvist & Wiksell International

ISBN: UOM:39015055174927

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 158

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Categories: Literary Criticism

Issues in Science and Theology Nature and Beyond

Issues in Science and Theology  Nature     and Beyond

This book addresses a variety of important questions on nature, science, and spirituality: Is the natural world all that there is? Or is it possible to move ‘beyond nature’? What might it mean to transcend nature?

Author: Michael Fuller

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030311827

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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This book addresses a variety of important questions on nature, science, and spirituality: Is the natural world all that there is? Or is it possible to move ‘beyond nature’? What might it mean to transcend nature? What reflections of anything ‘beyond nature’ might be found in nature itself? Gathering papers originally delivered at the 2018 annual conference of the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology (ESSSAT), the book includes contributions of an international group of scientists, philosophers, theologians and historians, all discussing nature and what may lie beyond it. More than 20 chapters explore questions of science, nature, spirituality and more, including Nature – and Beyond? Immanence and Transcendence in Science and Religion Awe and wonder in scientific practice: Implications for the relationship between science and religion The Cosmos Considered as a Moral Institution The transcendent within: how our own biology leads to spirituality Preserving the heavens and the earth: Planetary sustainability from a Biblical and educational perspective Issues in Science and Theology: Nature – and Beyond will benefit a broad audience of students, scholars and faculty in such disciplines as philosophy, history of science, theology, and ethics.
Categories: Social Science

The Feeling of Transcendence an Experience of God

The Feeling of Transcendence  an Experience of God

The aesthetic type of transcendent experience involves pleasure or displeasure toward nature and the cosmos. It comes with an admiration for the ...

Author: Louis Roy

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725272750

Category: Religion

Page: 126

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In this book, Louis Roy takes account of the fact that, in the last fifty years, numerous people in the secularized West have responded yes to surveys that asked, "Are you aware of having had an experience during which you felt in the presence of a dimension or a reality very different from ordinary human life?" Are such experiences mere illusions? Some thinkers, like Feuerbach and Freud, believed so. Are such experiences encounters with God? Karl Barth, a great Protestant theologian, did not think much of their worth. On this issue, psychologists and theologians are divided. Roy argues that those experiences are valid, that they possess a real potential, and that they can open their recipients to a genuine wisdom. He reports on eight narratives, spells out their constitutive elements, classifies them into four categories--aesthetic, ontological, ethical, and interpersonal--and suggests criteria to assess their concrete authenticity. Thus, this book will appeal to educated readers interested in spirituality, philosophy of religion, psychology, literature, theology, and pastoral ministry.
Categories: Religion