Philosopher of the Heart

Philosopher of the Heart

Clare Carlisle's innovative and moving biography writes Kierkegaard's remarkable life as far as possible from his own perspective, conveying what it was like to be this Socrates of Christendom - as he put it, living life forwards yet only ...

Author: Clare Carlisle

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241283592

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

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Selected as a Book of the Year in The Times Literary Supplement 'This lucid and riveting new biography at once rescuses Kierkegaard from the scholars and shows why he is such an intriguing and useful figure' Observer Søren Kierkegaard, one of the most passionate and challenging of modern philosophers, is now celebrated as the father of existentialism - yet his contemporaries described him as a philosopher of the heart. Over about a decade in the 1840s and 1850s, writings poured from his pen analysing love and suffering, courage and anxiety, religious longing and defiance, and forging a new philosophical style rooted in the inward drama of being human. As Christianity seemed to sleepwalk through a changing world, Kierkegaard dazzlingly revealed its spiritual power while exposing the poverty of official religion. His restless creativity was spurred on by his own failures: his relationship with the young woman whom he promised to marry, then left to devote himself to writing, haunted him throughout his life. Though tormented by the pressures of celebrity, he deliberately lived amidst the crowds in Copenhagen, known by everyone but, he felt, understood by no one. When he collapsed exhausted at the age of 42, he was still pursuing the question of existence: how to be a human being in this world? Clare Carlisle's innovative and moving biography writes Kierkegaard's remarkable life as far as possible from his own perspective, conveying what it was like to be this Socrates of Christendom - as he put it, living life forwards yet only understanding it backwards.
Categories: Philosophy

A Philosopher of the Heart

A Philosopher of the Heart

Author: Jerome Aloysius Miller

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:641534639

Category: Philosophy

Page: 449

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Categories: Philosophy

Jean Vanier

Jean Vanier

In this volume, Michael Higgins focuses on Vanier’s many interconnections—personal and conceptual—with the mighty and the humble, the pious and the secular, as well as the young and the seasoned.

Author: Michael W. Higgins

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814637357

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 136

View: 312

Winner of the 2015 Templeton Prize and numerous other international and prestigious honors, Jean Vanier lives a radical poverty of surrender in a time of fanatical acquisitiveness, economic disparity, and mounting bellicosity among nations. He is a philosopher of the heart, icon of wholeness, and justice activist. Through such key notions as trust, community, relationship, and humility, Vanier has built up a network of service and nurturing growth spanning the globe: the L'Arche Movement. He has advocated for peace in a world that treasures its violence, written extensively about the very meaning of human personhood, and championed sensitivity to the diverse spiritual traditions that make up our world. His remarkable life has included rich friendships with Blessed Mother Teresa, St. John Paul II and Henri Nouwen. Jean Vanier is a man of complexity and formal philosophical training, a scion of a family of national pedigree, and one of the seminal religious and inspirational figures of our time. In this volume, Michael Higgins focuses on Vanier’s many interconnections—personal and conceptual—with the mighty and the humble, the pious and the secular, as well as the young and the seasoned. People of God is a series of inspiring biographies for the general reader. Each volume offers a compelling and honest narrative of the life of an important twentieth or twenty-first century Catholic. Some living and some now deceased, each of these women and men has known challenges and weaknesses familiar to most of us but responded to them in ways that call us to our own forms of heroism. Each offers a credible and concrete witness of faith, hope, and love to people of our own day.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Spinoza s Ethics

Spinoza s Ethics

This splendid edition makes Eliot's translation of the Ethics available to today's readers while also tracing Eliot's deep engagement with Spinoza both before and after she wrote the novels that established her as one of English literature ...

Author: Benedictus de Spinoza

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691197043

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

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An authoritative edition of George Eliot's elegant translation of Spinoza's greatest philosophical work In 1856, Marian Evans completed her translation of Benedict de Spinoza's Ethics while living in Berlin with the philosopher and critic George Henry Lewes. This would have become the first edition of Spinoza's controversial masterpiece in English, but the translation remained unpublished because of a disagreement between Lewes and the publisher. Later that year, Evans turned to fiction writing, and by 1859 she had published her first novel under the pseudonym George Eliot. This splendid edition makes Eliot's translation of the Ethics available to today's readers while also tracing Eliot's deep engagement with Spinoza both before and after she wrote the novels that established her as one of English literature's greatest writers. Clare Carlisle's introduction places the Ethics in its seventeenth-century context and explains its key philosophical claims. She discusses George Eliot's intellectual formation, her interest in Spinoza, the circumstances of her translation of the Ethics, and the influence of Spinoza's ideas on her literary work. Carlisle shows how Eliot drew on Spinoza's radical insights on religion, ethics, and human emotions, and brings to light surprising affinities between Spinoza's austere philosophy and the rich fictional worlds of Eliot's novels. This authoritative edition demonstrates why George Eliot's translation remains one of the most compelling and philosophically astute renderings of Spinoza's Latin text. It includes notes that indicate Eliot's amendments to her manuscript and that discuss her translation decisions alongside more recent English editions.
Categories: Philosophy

The Christian Philosopher Or The Connection of Science and Philosophy with Religion

The Christian Philosopher  Or  The Connection of Science and Philosophy with Religion

The heart is a hollow muscular organ of a conical shape , and consists of four
distinct cavities . The two largest are called ventricles , and the two smallest
auricles . The ventricles send out the blood to the arteries ; the auricles receive it
from ...

Author: Thomas Dick

Publisher: New York : R. Carter

ISBN: UVA:X001407159

Category: Natural theology

Page: 640

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Categories: Natural theology

A History of the Heart

A History of the Heart

A fascinating investigation into the heart, the locus of grief, joy, and power, through human culture, history, myth and science.

Author: O. M. Høystad

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861893116

Category: History

Page: 254

View: 312

A fascinating investigation into the heart, the locus of grief, joy, and power, through human culture, history, myth and science.
Categories: History

Logic of the Heart The

Logic of the Heart  The

Interestingly enough, it turns out our faith depends for its reasons on the love of God. This is an important book that hopefully will be widely read.

Author: James R. Peters

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801035999

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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Drawing from the thought of Augustine, Pascal, and Hume, Peters provides a clear philosophical defense of the rationality of Christian faith in a postmodern world.
Categories: Religion

PHILOSOPHICAL EXPLORATION THROUGH THE MIND HEART AND SOUL OF NURSES

PHILOSOPHICAL EXPLORATION THROUGH THE MIND  HEART AND SOUL OF NURSES

Creating an amalgamation of nursing, education and philosophy is one of the distinctive features of this book.

Author: Anita Siccardi; Karen Iseminger

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1452039720

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

View: 120

Creating an amalgamation of nursing, education and philosophy is one of the distinctive features of this book. While each of these disciplines is well established in their academic endeavors, the book provides a unique voice of nursing in the analysis of philosophy’s role in education. To that end, the book features nurses’ critiques of leading philosophers who have very valuable lessons for health care education. Each chapter has been written to capture aspects of the heart, mind and soul of nursing as appreciated through an exploration of a foremost philosopher. The contributors investigate their scholar’s history, the essential features and examination of their work and offer pragmatic discussion questions based upon their work. Personal transcendence of the authors occurred as an unexpected byproduct of their immersion with the philosophers. This book provides philosophical underpinnings of health care education that nurses, nursing educators, clinical specialists and general healthcare educators as well as academic faculty will appreciate.
Categories: Philosophy

Spinoza s Religion

Spinoza s Religion

A bold re-evaluation of Spinoza that reveals his powerful, inclusive vision of religion for the modern age Spinoza is widely regarded as either a God-forsaking atheist or a God-intoxicated pantheist, but Clare Carlisle says that he was ...

Author: Clare Carlisle

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691224206

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 935

A bold re-evaluation of Spinoza that reveals his powerful, inclusive vision of religion for the modern age Spinoza is widely regarded as either a God-forsaking atheist or a God-intoxicated pantheist, but Clare Carlisle says that he was neither. In Spinoza’s Religion, she sets out a bold interpretation of Spinoza through a lucid new reading of his masterpiece, the Ethics. Putting the question of religion centre-stage but refusing to convert Spinozism to Christianity, Carlisle reveals that “being in God” unites Spinoza’s metaphysics and ethics. Spinoza’s Religion unfolds a powerful, inclusive philosophical vision for the modern age—one that is grounded in a profound questioning of how to live a joyful, fully human life. Like Spinoza himself, the Ethics doesn’t fit into any ready-made religious category. But Carlisle shows how it wrestles with the question of religion in strikingly original ways, responding both critically and constructively to the diverse, broadly Christian context in which Spinoza lived and worked. Philosophy itself, as Spinoza practiced it, became a spiritual endeavor that expressed his devotion to a truthful, virtuous way of life. Offering startling new insights into Spinoza’s famously enigmatic ideas about eternal life and the intellectual love of God, Carlisle uncovers a Spinozist religion that integrates self-knowledge, desire, practice, and embodied ethical life to reach toward our “highest happiness”—to rest in God. Seen through Carlisle’s eyes, the Ethics prompts us to rethink not only Spinoza but also religion itself.
Categories: Philosophy

The Philosophy of Horror

The Philosophy of Horror

Noel Carroll, film scholar and philosopher, offers the first serious look at the aesthetics of horror. In this book he discusses the nature and narrative structures of the genre, dealing with horror as a "transmedia" phenomenon.

Author: Monroe C Beardsley Professor of Philosophy Noel Carroll

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135965044

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 692

Noel Carroll, film scholar and philosopher, offers the first serious look at the aesthetics of horror. In this book he discusses the nature and narrative structures of the genre, dealing with horror as a "transmedia" phenomenon. A fan and serious student of the horror genre, Carroll brings to bear his comprehensive knowledge of obscure and forgotten works, as well as of the horror masterpieces. Working from a philosophical perspective, he tries to account for how people can find pleasure in having their wits scared out of them. What, after all, are those "paradoxes of the heart" that make us want to be horrified?
Categories: Literary Criticism

Heart and Mind

Heart and Mind

Midgley addresses herself to the problems of moral philosophy and psychology, examining the way we think of ourselves and how this affects our lives.

Author: Mary Midgley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780416344301

Category: Ethics

Page: 176

View: 648

Midgley addresses herself to the problems of moral philosophy and psychology, examining the way we think of ourselves and how this affects our lives.
Categories: Ethics

The Heart of Islamic Philosophy

The Heart of Islamic Philosophy

An important medieval Islamic philosopher who is little known outside the Persian world, Afdal al-Din Kashani held the position that philosophy awakens people from forgetfulness and incites them to reach for the perfection of existence.

Author: William C. Chittick

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195139136

Category: Philosophy

Page: 360

View: 623

An important medieval Islamic philosopher who is little known outside the Persian world, Afdal al-Din Kashani held the position that philosophy awakens people from forgetfulness and incites them to reach for the perfection of existence.
Categories: Philosophy

My Heart After Esther A Mystic s Philosophy of Love

My Heart After Esther  A Mystic s Philosophy of Love

In this work of literary meta-fiction, two stories are interwoven into one.

Author: Collins I. Aki

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365704635

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

View: 409

My Heart After Esther could be considered a philosophy of love in the skin of a romance novel, or a romance novel in the skin of a philosophy of love, but it is ultimately a story about love and philosophy in a way that romances the two. In this work of literary meta-fiction, two stories are interwoven into one. The first story is about the translator of the second story, Gustav Z. Itohahn and his love for the author and his work he is translating, the mysterious pseudo philosopher Jorge Manuel Belmarez. In the second story, we read ItohahnOs presentation of BelmarezOs story of love, which dares to challenge every idea of love and marriage from the vow Otill death do we partO to the old courtly-love edict that Omarriage is no proper defense against love.O This new take on philosophical fiction may somehow find itself in the memory of its readers as more than an experiment in story-telling, but truly an experiment in challenging our deepest ideas and beliefs.
Categories: Fiction

Knowing with the Heart

Knowing with the Heart

Was he right? In Knowing with the Heart, Roy Clouser develops a broad, compelling case for Pascal's position. Against the current climate of religious relativism, Clouser concludes that Christians are entitled to say they know God is real.

Author: Roy Clouser

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781556354328

Category: Religion

Page: 204

View: 854

The famous scientist and philosopher Blaise Pascal memorably said that the heart has its reasons the mind will never know. But too often it's forgotten that Pascal, in referring to the heart's reasons, was not talking about hunches or cozy feelings. Instead he had in mind our intuitive knowledge of the first principles of number, time, space, and motion. And he believed God can be known in the same way, so that belief in God has the same justification as scientific and mathematical principles. Was he right? In Knowing with the Heart, Roy Clouser develops a broad, compelling case for Pascal's position. Against the current climate of religious relativism, Clouser concludes that Christians are entitled to say they know God is real. Written in clear and nontechnical language, Knowing with the Heart is intended for believers concerned with the credentials of their faith--and those who don't believe in God but are willing to investigate and reconsider.
Categories: Religion

The Heart

The Heart

This new edition of The Heart (out of print for nearly 30 years) is the flagship volume in a series of Dietrich von Hildebrand's works to be published by St. Augustine's Press in collaboration with the Dietrich von Hildebrand Legacy Project ...

Author: Dietrich Von Hildebrand

Publisher: St Augustine PressInc

ISBN: 1587313588

Category: Philosophy

Page: 140

View: 850

This new edition of The Heart (out of print for nearly 30 years) is the flagship volume in a series of Dietrich von Hildebrand's works to be published by St. Augustine's Press in collaboration with the Dietrich von Hildebrand Legacy Project. Founded in 2004, the Legacy Project exists in the first place to translate the many German writings of von Hildebrand into English. While many revere von Hildebrand as a religious author, few realize that he was a philosopher of great stature and importance. Those who knew von Hildebrand as philosopher held him in the highest esteem. Louis Bouyer, for example, once said that "von Hildebrand was the most important Catholic philosopher in Europe between the two world wars." Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger expressed even greater esteem when he said: "I am personally convinced that, when, at some time in the future, the intellectual history of the Catholic Church in the twentieth century is written, the name of Dietrich von Hildebrand will be most prominent among the figures of our time." The Heart is an accessible yet important philosophical contribution to the understanding of the human person. In this work von Hildebrand is concerned with rehabilitating the affective life of the human person. He thinks that for too long philosophers have held it in suspicion and thought of it as embedded in the body and hence as being much inferior to intellect and will. In reality, he argues, the heart, the center of affectivity, has many different levels, including an eminently personal level; at this level affectivity is just as important a form of personal life as intellect and will. Von Hildebrand develops the idea that properly personal affectivity, far than tending away from an objective relation to being, is in fact one major way in which we transcend ourselves and give being its due. Von Hildebrand also developed the important idea that the heart "in many respects is more the real self of the person than his intellect or will." At the same time, the author shows full realism about the possible deformities of affective life; he offers rich analyses of what he calls affective atrophy and affective hypertrophy. The second half of The Heart offers a remarkable analysis of the affectivity of the God-Man.
Categories: Philosophy

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London

We might give other examples of this connection between the system and the
heart , and especially of the connection between the brain and the heart ; we
need , perhaps , only recall how readily the heart - beat is quickened and also ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112107087881

Category: Biology

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Categories: Biology

Chaucer s Language and the Philosophers Tradition

Chaucer s Language and the Philosophers  Tradition

This book is designed to explore the various kinds of association found in Chaucer's lexical usage, and so to alert the reader to the wider implications of particular words and phrases.

Author: J. D. Burnley

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9780859910514

Category: History

Page: 196

View: 457

This book is designed to explore the various kinds of association found in Chaucer's lexical usage, and so to alert the reader to the wider implications of particular words and phrases. By concentrating on the `architecture' of the language, Dr Burnley offers what is in some respects an antidote to the skilled contextual glossing of the editor, whose activities may often obscure important connections. Such connections are vital to the interpretation of any work as a whole, and awareness of them is what distinguishes the scholar from the student who can `translate' Chaucer perfectly adequately without being aware of deeper meanings. Even apparently simple words such as l>cruel, mercy/l> and l>pity/l> can often carry subtle echoes and overtones. Dr Burnley is particularly concerned with words which carry some l>conceptual/l> association, and thus with moral stereotypes inherited from classical and early medieval philosophy, which formed the currency of both secular and religious ideals of conduct in the Middle Ages. His prime concern is to identify the themes and symbols and their characteristic language, and thus to provide a firm basis for critical investigation in Chaucer's literary use of this material.
Categories: History

Philosophical Transactions Giving Some Account of the Present Undertakings Studies and Labours of the Ingenious in Many Considerable Parts of the World

Philosophical Transactions  Giving Some Account of the Present Undertakings  Studies  and Labours of the Ingenious  in Many Considerable Parts of the World

Do. in the heart of Astacus fluviatilis . Sp . 18. Do. in the heart of Cancer pagurus .
CHART IV . , PLATE 12 . Sp . 1. Myohæmatin in the heart of Homarus vulgaris .
Sp . 2. Do , in the heart of Limax flavus . Sp . 3. Do. in the pharyngeal muscles of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112004088917

Category: Meteorology

Page:

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Categories: Meteorology

Philosophical Magazine

Philosophical Magazine

In many persons with no very excited heart , it is sensibly acted on at the scapular
and infra - dorsal regions . By means of this instrument the observer can
ascertain the frequency of the beats of the heart , but as this can be effected in
most ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924066246707

Category: Science

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Categories: Science

The Heart of Human Rights

The Heart of Human Rights

This book provides a moral assessment of the heart of the modern human rights enterprise: the system of international legal human rights.

Author: Allen Buchanan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199325382

Category: Law

Page: 320

View: 122

This book provides a moral assessment of the heart of the modern human rights enterprise: the system of international legal human rights. Any attempt to achieve a moral assessment of that enterprise must first evaluate the system of international legal human rights, which includes both legal norms and the institutions that create, interpret, and implement them.
Categories: Law