Logic and Transcendence

Logic and Transcendence

In this new edition of his most important philosophical work, Frithjof Schuon confronts the pitfalls of rationalism and relativism within modern philosophy.

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

The Logic of Transcendence

The Logic of Transcendence

Author: Thomas Arthur Duggan

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:26628605

Category: Linguistics

Page: 428

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Categories: Linguistics

Metaphysics and Transcendence

Metaphysics and Transcendence

This author presents new metaphysics with a genealogy based on counter-intuition and locates counter-intuition and complexity at the foundations of truth. This book stimulates future philosophical and religious discussion.

Author: Arthur Gibson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134357321

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Metaphysics and Transcendence takes up this story for the future. Arthur Gibson presents a new metaphysics with a genealogy based on counter-intuition and locates counter-intuition and complexity at the foundations of truth. Having devised fresh concepts on the basis of the new frontiers of science and philosophy, the author presents original explanations of transcendence arguing that just as we need revolutionary and original ways of depicting the physical world, so it is with such topics as God, miracles, the resurrection, the source and identity of consciousness and reason itself.
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The Metaphysical Foundations of Logic

The Metaphysical Foundations of Logic

The first part of the book presents a critique of the thought of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, the seventeenth-century mathematician-scientist-humanist who attempted a synthesis of mathematical physics with the humanistic concerns of the ...

Author: Martin Heidegger

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253337836

Category: Philosophy

Page: 241

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Based on a lecture course given by Heidegger at the University of Marburg in the summer of 1928. The first part of the book presents a critique of the thought of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, the seventeenth-century mathematician-scientist-humanist who attempted a synthesis of mathematical physics with the humanistic concerns of the Western European tradition.
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Transcendence and the Logical Difficulties of Transcendence

Transcendence and the Logical Difficulties of Transcendence

a logical analysis Bent Schultzer. 1) The sense of modality. 2) The existential sense. 3) The relational sense. If we are to state what makes us assume that ...

Author: Bent Schultzer

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015070470300

Category: Transcendentalism

Page: 301

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Categories: Transcendentalism

The Suggestions of the Divine

The Suggestions of the Divine

In "The Suggestions of the Divine," Tassani considers the nature of the divine and examines whether his analysis is rational and free of any polemic or verbatim intent.

Author: Giuseppe Tassani

Publisher: Abbott Press

ISBN: 9781458213051

Category: Religion

Page: 108

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Giuseppe Tassani strongly believes that every person has a primary duty of reflecting on life, death, and afterlife. Raised Catholic, Tassani is firmly convinced that the intimate need of religiousness can be expressed by praying to God, speaking about God, or meditating. In "The Suggestions of the Divine," Tassani considers the nature of the divine and examines whether his analysis is rational and free of any polemic or verbatim intent. Sharing his beliefs and ideas, Tassani reflects on the themes of transcendence while seeking to demonstrate the results of virtuous research that seems to prove the personal need of a methodical explanation on the greatest myths of existence. As he systematically moves through the myths of creation, faith, divinity, the present, evil, human destiny, and Christ, Tassani attempts to answer a multitude of questions about his own existence and eventually come to a rational interpretation of his presence in the universe. "The Suggestions of the Divine" shares one man's thought-provoking reflections as he explores his perplexities, doubts, purpose, and simply wonders why.
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Philosophy of Logic

Philosophy of Logic

With his customary incisiveness, W.V. Quine presents logic as the product of two factors, truth and grammar-but argues against the doctrine that the logical truths are true because of grammar and discussing the boundaries and possible ...

Author: W. V. Quine

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674665635

Category: Philosophy

Page: 109

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1 Meaning and Truth Objection to propositions Propositions as information Diffuseness of empirical meaning Propositions dismissed Truth and semantic ascent Tokens and eternal sentences 2 Grammar Grammar by recursion Categories Immanence and transcendence Grammarian's goal reexamined Logical grammar Redundant devices Names and functors Lexicon, particle, and name Criterion of lexicon Time, events, adverbs Attitudes and modality 3 Truth Truth and satisfaction Satisfaction by sequences Tarski's definition of truth Paradox in the object language Resolution in set theory 4 Logical Truth In terms of structure In terms of substitution In terms of models Adequacy of substituteon In terms of proof In terms of grammar 5 The Scope of Logic Affinities of identity Identity reduced Set theory Set theory in sheep's clothing Logic in wolf's clothing Scope of the virtual theory Simulated class quantification Other simulated quantification Annexes 6 Deviant Login Change of logic, change of subject Logic in translation Law of excluded middle Debate about the dichotomy Intuitionism Branched quantifiers Substitutional quantification Its strength 7 The Ground of Logical Truth The semblance of a theory An untenable dualism The place of logic For Further Reading Index.
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Transcendence

Transcendence

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

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.
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Technology and Transcendence

Technology and Transcendence

This collection of essays represents the work of fifteen scholars in four disciplines: philosophy, theology, sociology, and cultural studies.

Author: Michael Breen

Publisher: Columba Press

ISBN: UOM:39015061146059

Category: Religion

Page: 237

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This collection of essays represents the work of fifteen scholars in four disciplines: philosophy, theology, sociology, and cultural studies. It offers an interdisciplinary reflection on the role and impact of technology in society, focusing on the i
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Speech and Theology

Speech and Theology

Speech and Theology posits that the paradigm for the encounter between the material and the divine, or the immanent and transcendent, is found in the Incarnation: God's voluntary self-immersion in the human world as an expression of His ...

Author: James K.A. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134473939

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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God is infinite, but language finite; thus speech would seem to condemn Him to finitude. In speaking of God, would the theologian violate divine transcendence by reducing God to immanence, or choose, rather, to remain silent? At stake in this argument is a core problem of the conditions of divine revelation. How, in terms of language and the limitations of human understanding, can transcendence ever be made known? Does its very appearance not undermine its transcendence, its condition of unknowability? Speech and Theology posits that the paradigm for the encounter between the material and the divine, or the immanent and transcendent, is found in the Incarnation: God's voluntary self-immersion in the human world as an expression of His love for His creation. By this key act of grace, hinged upon Christs condescension to human finitude, philosophy acquires the means not simply to speak of perfection, which is to speak theologically, but to bridge the gap between word and thing in general sense.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Hegel s Apotheosis of Logic

Hegel s Apotheosis of Logic

This book presents what Hegel calls “the vital spirit of the actual world”, the truth, namely, of logic’s form and content as one concrete whole.

Author: Stephen Theron

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443860925

Category:

Page: 330

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This book presents what Hegel calls “the vital spirit of the actual world”, the truth, namely, of logic’s form and content as one concrete whole. Axiomatic here is that thinking is necessarily free and unbounded, if we could escape a performative contradiction in evaluating it. Thinking is absolute, what Hegel calls spirit or mind, Geist. He identifies three forms of “absolute spirit”, namely art, religion and philosophy, where each form is absorbed into the next one; philosophy subsumes religion and religion subsumes art, in a process seeking and achieving the absolute. Philosophy, therefore, is ultimately theology as fulfilling the latter in mind’s constitutive self-transcendence towards “the absolute idea”, itself the absolute, Hegel asserts. This is “absolute idealism”, where the Idea is true being and finite things are transitory notions. This book aims to clarify such conceptions, whereby “theological” transcendent grace is natural or “all in all”, faith is absolute knowledge in germ, things are the opposite of what they “immediately” seem, while achieved self-consciousness is “the ruin of the individual” abstractly parted from its objects. Thus external nature is internal, the whole in or one with the part, necessity absolute freedom, these being stages of Logic. Hegel needs a second, related trio to the above three forms. This is logic, nature and mind, likewise, in ceaseless process, a returning upon self. Thus art’s foundational quality mirrors that of “the logical art”. The individual art-object, art as striving for absolute perfection, founds spirit’s trajectory. Hence, consciousness first appears individual only as set towards universal self-consciousness in “absolute knowing”.
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The Thought of Matter

The Thought of Matter

The Thought of Matter advances current debates around materialism, arguing that matter is the ‘other’ of thought and, therefore, requires a method that allows that other to emerge in thought without being appropriated by it.

Author: Richard A. Lee, Jr.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781783486441

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

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The Thought of Matter advances current debates around materialism, arguing that matter is the ‘other’ of thought and, therefore, requires a method that allows that other to emerge in thought without being appropriated by it.
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Introduction to Logic and Theory of Knowledge

Introduction to Logic and Theory of Knowledge

Among these are: anti-psychologism, meaning, the foundations of mathematics, logic, science, and knowledge, his questions about sets and classes, intensions, identity, calculating with concepts, perspicuity, and even his idealism.

Author: Edmund Husserl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402067273

Category: Philosophy

Page: 479

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Claire Ortiz Hill The publication of all but a small, unfound, part of the complete text of the lecture course on logic and theory of knowledge that Edmund Husserl gave at Göttingen during the winter semester of 1906/07 became a reality in 1984 with the publication of Einleitung in die Logik und Erkenntnistheorie, Vorlesungen 1906/07 edited by 1 Ullrich Melle. Published in that volume were also 27 appendices containing material selected to complement the content of the main text in significant ways. They provide valuable insight into the evolution of Husserl’s thought between the Logical Investigations and Ideas I and, therefore, into the origins of phenomenology. That text and all those appendices but one are translated and published in the present volume. Omitted are only the “Personal Notes” dated September 25, 1906, November 4, 1907, and March 6, 1908, which were translated by Dallas Willard and published in his translation of Husserl’s Early 2 Writings in the Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics. Introduction to Logic and Theory of Knowledge, Lectures 1906/07 provides valuable insight into the development of the ideas fun- mental to phenomenology. Besides shedding considerable light on the genesis of phenomenology, it sheds needed light on many other dimensions of Husserl’s thought that have puzzled and challenged scholars.
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The Logic of Enlightenment

The Logic of Enlightenment

This work should appeal both to the believer and the sceptic, by revealing the special relationship between spiritual enlightenment and Logic.

Author: Dave S. Henley

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781785350399

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 232

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Enlightenment is a special kind of knowledge or insight that lifts the malaise of everyday life. But what exactly is it? This ground-breaking book offers a definitive logical account for the modern mind of the kind of knowledge that spiritual enlightenment provides, doing justice both to logic and to spirituality. Zen and the Tao have expressed the mystical nature of enlightenment by contradictions and riddles; it is shown here that the reason enlightenment must be mystical in this way is that it is complementary to logic, expressing changes in the very nature of our understanding. It is this that makes our life magically switch from the existentially meaningless to one of profound meaning. For this switch to not be mystical, our desolation would have to already be solvable in terms of our current conceptions – which is precisely what often seems impossible for us. This work should appeal both to the believer and the sceptic, by revealing the special relationship between spiritual enlightenment and Logic. Not only does it use logic to clarify what is meant by enlightenment, but it simultaneously shows how the mystical nature of enlightenment clarifies when and when not to use logical reasoning.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Heidegger and Logic

Heidegger and Logic

Through a close examination of the relevant texts, Greg Shirley shows that this tradition of interpretation rests on mischaracterizations and false assumptions.

Author: Greg Shirley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441177841

Category: Philosophy

Page: 186

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There is a tradition of interpreting Heidegger's remarks on logic as an attempt to flout, revise, or eliminate logic, and of thus characterizing Heidegger as an irrationalist. Heidegger and Logic looks closely at Heidegger's writings on logic in the Being and Time era and argues that Heidegger does not seek to discredit logic, but to determine its scope and explain its foundations. Through a close examination of the relevant texts, Greg Shirley shows that this tradition of interpretation rests on mischaracterizations and false assumptions. What emerges from Heidegger's remarks on logic is an account of intelligibility that is both novel and relevant to issues in contemporary philosophy of logic. Heidegger's views on logic form a coherent whole that is an important part of his larger philosophical project and helps us understand it better, and that constitutes a unique contribution to the philosophy of logic
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Transcendence and Self transcendence

Transcendence and Self transcendence

Westphal's phenomenology of faith sets this book into the main currents of Continental philosophy of religion today.

Author: Merold Westphal

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253216877

Category: Religion

Page: 235

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Westphal's phenomenology of faith sets this book into the main currents of Continental philosophy of religion today.
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Immanent Transcendence

Immanent Transcendence

Through an engagement with the work ofDeleuze, Irigaray and Adorno, Patrice Haynes examines how the notion ofimmanent transcendence can help articulate a non-reductive materialism by whichto rethink politics, ethics and theology in exciting ...

Author: Patrice Haynes

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441121523

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Overthe last twenty years materialist thinkers in the continental tradition haveincreasingly emphasized the category of immanence. Yet the turn toimmanence has not meant the wholesale rejection of the concept oftranscendence, but rather its reconfiguration in immanent or materialist terms:an immanent transcendence. Through an engagement with the work ofDeleuze, Irigaray and Adorno, Patrice Haynes examines how the notion ofimmanent transcendence can help articulate a non-reductive materialism by whichto rethink politics, ethics and theology in exciting new ways. However,she argues that contrary to what some might expect, immanent accounts of matterand transcendence are ultimately unable to do justice to materialfinitude. Indeed, Haynes concludes by suggesting that a theisticunderstanding of divine transcendence offers ways to affirm fully materialimmanence, thus pointing towards the idea of a theological materialism.
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Transcendence Immanence and Intercultural Philosophy

Transcendence  Immanence  and Intercultural Philosophy

This book presents detailed discussions from leading intercultural philosophers, arguing for and against the priority of immanence in Chinese thought and the validity of Western interpretations that attempt to import conceptions of ...

Author: Nahum Brown

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319430928

Category: Philosophy

Page: 327

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This book presents detailed discussions from leading intercultural philosophers, arguing for and against the priority of immanence in Chinese thought and the validity of Western interpretations that attempt to import conceptions of transcendence. The authors pay close attention to contemporary debates generated from critical analysis of transcendence and immanence, including discussions of apophasis, critical theory, post-secular conceptions of society, phenomenological approaches to transcendence, possible-world models, and questions of practice and application. This book aims to explore alternative conceptions of transcendence that either call the tradition in the West into question, or discover from within Western metaphysics a thoroughly dialectical way of thinking about immanence and transcendence.
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