Sankara opts for a further and irreversible transition from alikeness to absolute identity ; in fact , identity is a wrong word , for nothing exists but Brahman . What
about the person who strove immensely to reach this realisation ? It is not as if he
The universality of the freedom of infinitude is an expression of its identity as an unconditioned transcendental capacity. This capacity is manifest in the ...
Author: J. Sage Elwell
Publisher: Lexington Books
Through an experimental interpretation of digital art, Sage Elwell offers a critical reflection on how digital technology is changing us and the world we live in at a level of religious significance. Employing a theological aesthetic of digital art, this book seeks to understand how the advent of digital technology as a revolutionary cultural medium is transforming the ways we think about God, the soul, and morality.
in the intimacy of interpersonal activity in relation to the transcendent , freedom
and self - identity are given full ... The relationship to transcendence in which the
drive beyond the self for purposes of self - possession is satisfied is the very ...
Author: J. Clayton Feaver
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Toronto : Van Nostrand
Author: Juan-Miguel Fernandez-BalboaPublish On: 1997-01-01
This is the reality of the transcendent and the identity of the transpersonal. All of these identities have corollaries in how freedom is conceptualized and ...
Author: Juan-Miguel Fernandez-Balboa
Publisher: SUNY Press
This book proposes alternative ways of looking at human movement and brings into question the traditional role of the human-movement profession as an agent of social and cultural reproduction. The authors argue that the profession has traditionally shaped physical activities in schools and communities in disempowering ways and has adversely influenced how people view their bodies, apply physical activities to their lives, and use and understand the knowledge in the field. To raise awareness of the possibilities of postmodernism for human movement, the contributors employ a critical postmodern conceptualization of the profession to explore the conflicts within it; to ask what can be done to strengthen it; to investigate how professional relations and meanings can be constructed within a new realm of justice, freedom, and equity; and to discuss the professional and civic principles to which the profession should subscribe.
For Beauvoir, as for Sartre, action meant freedom, ''transcendence''—rising above the inert passivity of the brute given, the predetermined constraints of ...
Author: Gerald Izenberg
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Identity: The Necessity of a Modern Idea is the first comprehensive history of identity as the answer to the question, "who, or what, am I?" It covers the century from the end of World War I, when identity in this sense first became an issue for writers and philosophers, to 2010, when European political leaders declared multiculturalism a failure just as Canada, which pioneered it, was hailing its success. Along the way the book examines Erik Erikson's concepts of psychological identity and identity crisis, which made the word famous; the turn to collective identity and the rise of identity politics in Europe and America; varieties and theories of group identity; debates over accommodating collective identities within liberal democracy; the relationship between individual and group identity; the postmodern critique of identity as a concept; and the ways it nonetheless transformed the social sciences and altered our ideas of ethics. At the same time the book is an argument for the validity and indispensability of identity, properly understood. Identity was not a concept before the twentieth century because it was taken for granted. The slaughter of World War I undermined the honored identities of prewar Europe and, as a result, the idea of identity as something objective and stable was thrown into question at the same time that people began to sense that it was psychologically and socially necessary. We can't be at home in our bodies, act effectively in the world, or interact comfortably with others without a stable sense of who we are. Gerald Izenberg argues that, while it is a mistake to believe that our identities are givens that we passively discover about ourselves, decreed by God, destiny, or nature, our most important identities have an objective foundation in our existential situation as bodies, social beings, and creatures who aspire to meaning and transcendence, as well as in the legitimacy of our historical particularity.
This book is essential reading for students and practitioners in both philosophy and the human sciences.
Author: Roy Bhaskar
Category: Social Science
Reflections on meta-Reality is now widely regarded as a landmark in contemporary philosophy. It initiates the philosophy of meta-Reality, the third main phase of Roy Bhaskar’s philosophical thoughts, after original or basic critical realism and dialectical critical realism. Originally published in 2002 and based on talks given in India, Europe and America, Roy Bhaskar presents his new philosophy of meta-Reality as a radical extension, systematic development and proleptic completion of critical realism. This brilliant series of studies contains seminal and far-reaching discussions of critical realism and the nature of being; an incisive and limpid account of modernity, modernism and post-modernism; a sublime discourse on the nature of the self and compelling considerations on the relationship between social science and self-realization. Together, they demonstrate the ubiquity of transcendental phenomena in everyday life and the orientation of enlightenment towards collective human emancipation and universal self-realization. A new introduction to this edition by Mervyn Hartwig, founding editor of The Journal of Critical Realism and editor of A Dictionary of Critical Realism (Routledge, 2007), describes the context, significance and impact of Reflections on meta-Reality, and supplies an expert guide to its content. This book is essential reading for students and practitioners in both philosophy and the human sciences.
Freedom , Transcendence and Identity ( ICPR and Motilal Banarasidass ) 1988 ,
165–75 ) 109. Ends and Means in Private and Public Life ( edited ) IIAS , Shiinla ,
1988 110. Karma , Causation and Retributive Morality , And other Conceptual ...
... not a matter of degree: the transcendence of absolute non-identity zero ... the visible freedom of the absolute passion of a transcendent identity in ...
Author: D. G. Leahy
Publisher: SUNY Press
This book presents the ontological and logical foundation of a new form of thinking, the beginning of an absolute phenomenology. It does so in the context of the history of thought in Europe and America. It explores the ramifications of a categorically new logic. Thinkers dealt with include Plato, Galileo, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Peirce, James, Dewey, Derrida, McDermott, and Altizer.
... movement of repetition – namely, freedom and transcendence (a qualitative change, ... identity, and history as immanent teleology, and thus, he thinks, ...
Author: M. Jamie Ferreira
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The first comprehensive introduction to cover the entire span ofKierkegaard’s authorship. Explores how the two strands of his writing—religiousdiscourses and pseudonymous literary creations—influencedeach other Accompanies the reader chronologically through all thephilosopher’s major works, and integrates his writing intohis biography Employs a unique “how to” approach to help thereader discover individual texts on their own and to help themclosely examine Kierkegaard’s language Presents the literary strategies employed inKierkegaard’s work to give the reader insight intosubtext
In this original study, Stephen Wang shows, instead, that there are some profound similarities in their understanding of freedom and human identity.
Author: Stephen Wang
Publisher: CUA Press
Thomas Aquinas and Jean-Paul Sartre are usually identified with completely different philosophical traditions: intellectualism and voluntarism. In this original study, Stephen Wang shows, instead, that there are some profound similarities in their understanding of freedom and human identity.
Freedom involves not only “ freedom from ” by transcending biological and social
conditions but also “ freedom to ... and specifically human needs ( relatedness , transcendence , rootedness , identity , frame of orientation and devotion ) .
In the response to that face , according to Levinas , lies human identity ... ideas about human dignity and freedom , possibly even courage ” ( 90 ) .
Author: Phyllis Carey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Literary Criticism
Wagering on Transcendence explores the question of ultimate meaning in literature. Through essays, Mount Mary College professors from various disciplines analyze several pieces of literature from a variety of genres and authors to show how each depicts the human struggle to find meaning. The essays analyze concrete examples of spiritual journeys, the ways in which nature can be an avenue of transcendence, the transforming effect that the search for meaning can have on the individual, how transcendence can be experienced through community, the roles of language and story in the quest for transcendence, and the wager itself: how our bets about the existence of the Divine determine how we live our lives.
transcendence pre - purposively . This model is goal ... For Jonas , organic freedom is dialectically balanced by necessity . ... The basic meaning of transcendence appears to mean a sensitivity or striving that goes “ beyond its
point - identity .
The book investigates Meyer's popular Twilight saga from a feminist point of view, focusing on the development of Bella's character and her quest for identity in a rigidly patriarchal world. Bella's life is entirely determined by the two central male characters who form a polarized axis which slowly tears her apart. Bella's low self-esteem and her strong attachment to the over-idealized Edward Cullen are read as symptoms of her placelessness in a world that does not grant her space to develop as an autonomous subject. Bella's wish to become a vampire can be equalled with a woman's desire to gain access to a higher social realm via her husband and thereby escape her marginalisation in patriarchal culture. In order to live eternally in the idealized, capitalist, patriarchal and overly religious world that Edward represents, Bella has to make a series of sacrifices. Leaving her mother behind, she moves into a male dominated world which is divided into morally idealized vampires and racially devalued werewolves. She is forced to give up her friendship with Jacob Black, who represents her autonomous self, in order to find her patriarchal pre-defined destiny as mother and wife. Similar patterns of stereotypical representations of femininity can be found in various characters of the saga. A more controversial note is brought in by Bella's half-vampire child who can be seen as a destabilizing factor of the saga's rigid dichotomy. Taking all this into consideration, we have to ask whether it is desirable that millions of young women worldwide admire Bella and set her up as their role model.
Men are the bearers of a body-transcendent universal personhood. The identity of women with sex is a conflation of the category of women with the ostensibly ...
Author: Jill Marshall
While some feminists seek to use ideas of the 'universal human subject' to include women, others argue that such ideas are intrinsically masculine and exclude the feminine. This book analyzes and critiques 'second wave' feminists who discuss how philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle, Descartes, Hobbes and Kant regard human beings and their capacities. The author suggests adopting an inclusive universal concept of the human being, drawn from ideas of positive liberty from the liberal tradition, Hegelian ideas of the formation of the free human being in society, and care ethics. The book links this theoretical perspective to international human rights and humanitarian law, drawing together areas of theory usually presented separately. These include the liberal theory of the individual (particularly individual freedom, feminist critiques and theories of subjectivity), globalization and global identity issues and the theory of human rights law, with the focus resting on human subjectivity and ethics. While the focus is on Anglo-American jurisprudence, this is combined with continental philosophy, international human rights issues and a Yugoslav war crimes case study.