Reading Philosophy of Religion

Reading Philosophy of Religion

Reading Philosophy of Religion combines a diverse selection of classical and contemporary texts in philosophy of religion with insightful commentaries.

Author: Graham Oppy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405170826

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

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Reading Philosophy of Religion combines a diverse selection of classical and contemporary texts in philosophy of religion with insightful commentaries. Offers a unique presentation through a combination of text and interactive commentary Provides a mix of classic and contemporary texts, including some not anthologized elsewhere Includes writings from thinkers such as Aquinas, Boethius, Hume, Plantinga and Putnam Divided into sections which examine religious language, the existence of God, reason, argument and belief, divine properties, and religious pluralism
Categories: Philosophy

Reading Philosophy

Reading Philosophy

Unlike introductory books which tell the reader about the subject, this one requires the reader to do philosophy. Its direct approach makes the book valuable both for students and for other readers.

Author: Samuel Guttenplan

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0631234373

Category: Philosophy

Page: 312

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This flexible introductory textbook explores several key themes in philosophy, and helps the reader learn to engage with the key arguments by introducing and analysing a selection of classic readings. Fully integrated introductory text with readings for beginning students of philosophy. Each chapter focusses on a core philosophical topic, and contains an introduction to the topic, 2 classic readings and interactive commentaries on the readings. An introductory book which doesn't merely tell the reader about the subject, but requires them to engage philosophically with the text. A pedagogical resource developed in the classroom by the authors at the University of London.
Categories: Philosophy

Reading Philosophy of Language

Reading Philosophy of Language

Extensive editorial material guides readers through these texts.

Author: Jennifer Hornsby

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405124849

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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Designed for readers new to the subject, Reading Philosophy of Language presents key texts in the philosophy of language together with helpful editorial guidance. A concise collection of key texts in the philosophy of language Ideal for readers new to the subject. Features seminal texts by leading figures in the field, such as Austin, Chomsky, Davidson, Dummett and Searle. Presents three texts on each of five key topics: speech and performance; meaning and truth; knowledge of language; meaning and compositionality; and non-literal meaning. A volume introduction from the editors outlines the subject’s principal concerns. Introductions to each chapter locate the pieces in context and explain relevant terminology and theories. Interactive commentaries help readers to engage with the texts.
Categories: Philosophy

Gems of great authors or The philosophy of reading and thinking selected by J Tillotson

Gems of great authors  or  The philosophy of reading and thinking  selected by J  Tillotson

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Philosophy . . : : . . KNOX . . . . Phi ut to the Test SPECTATOR . . . . 80 Philosophy ,
The Ideal .

Author: John Tillotson

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600079032

Category: Quotations

Page: 386

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Reading Philosophy Writing Poetry

Reading Philosophy  Writing Poetry

Focusing on works by some of the most important and innovative poets of the period, this book explores intertextuality—the transference, adaptation, or rewriting of signs—as a mode of reading and a condition of writing.

Author: Wendy Swartz

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781684170951

Category: History

Page:

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"In a formative period of Chinese culture, early medieval writers made extensive use of a diverse set of resources, in which such major philosophical classics as Laozi, Zhuangzi, and Classic of Changes featured prominently. Reading Philosophy, Writing Poetry examines how these writers understood and manipulated a shared intellectual lexicon to produce meaning. Focusing on works by some of the most important and innovative poets of the period, this book explores intertextuality—the transference, adaptation, or rewriting of signs—as a mode of reading and a condition of writing. It illuminates how a text can be seen in its full range of signifying potential within the early medieval constellation of textual connections and cultural signs.If culture is that which connects its members past, present, and future, then the past becomes an inherited and continually replenished repository of cultural patterns and signs with which the literati maintains an organic and constantly negotiated relationship of give and take. Wendy Swartz explores how early medieval writers in China developed a distinctive mosaic of ways to participate in their cultural heritage by weaving textual strands from a shared and expanding store of literary resources into new patterns and configurations."
Categories: History

Dead Letters to Nietzsche or the Necromantic Art of Reading Philosophy

Dead Letters to Nietzsche  or the Necromantic Art of Reading Philosophy

... to occupy an abject relation to Krell, as what he needed to exclude in order to
incarnate the ideal of the philosopher. ... in which Krell opens and then closes the
possibility of reading Nietzsche's breakdown as the backspin of his philosophy, ...

Author: Joanne Faulkner

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821443293

Category: Philosophy

Page: 211

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Dead Letters to Nietzsche examines how writing shapes subjectivity through the example of Nietzsche’s reception by his readers, including Stanley Rosen, David Farrell Krell, Georges Bataille, Laurence Lampert, Pierre Klossowski, and Sarah Kofman. More precisely, Joanne Faulkner finds that the personal identification that these readers form with Nietzsche’s texts is an enactment of the kind of identity-formation described in Lacanian and Kleinian psychoanalysis. This investment of their subjectivity guides their understanding of Nietzsche’s project, the revaluation of values. Not only does this work make a provocative contribution to Nietzsche scholarship, but it also opens in an original way broader philosophical questions about how readers come to be invested in a philosophical project and how such investment alters their subjectivity.
Categories: Philosophy

You Must Change Your Life

You Must Change Your Life

From reader response criticism to Marxist hermeneutics and beyond, the scholarship on interpretive methods is vast. Yet all these books fail to address a more fundamental question: Why should we read in the first place?

Author: Thomas J. Millay

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532656644

Category: Philosophy

Page: 94

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Countless academic books have been written about how to interpret literary texts. From reader response criticism to Marxist hermeneutics and beyond, the scholarship on interpretive methods is vast. Yet all these books fail to address a more fundamental question: Why should we read in the first place? Or, to put it another way, why is reading an important thing to do? In order to answer these questions, Thomas J. Millay turns to the wisdom of Danish philosopher-theologian Soren Kierkegaard. In this the first book to be written on Kierkegaard's philosophy of reading, Millay finds that reading does have a specific purpose: it is supposed to change your life. With lucid, nontechnical prose, Millay both establishes the definitive interpretation of Kierkegaard's philosophy of reading and explores the various concrete practices Kierkegaard recommended for its implementation.
Categories: Philosophy

Philosophy Skills Book

Philosophy Skills Book

Built around practical exercises, this book helps students to practise and master core reading and writing skills crucial to the successful study of philosophy.

Author: Chris Case

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441124562

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

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Built around practical exercises, this book helps students to practise and master core reading and writing skills crucial to the successful study of philosophy.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Descartes s Fictions

Descartes s Fictions

This volume thus bridges the gap between Cartesian criticism and late-humanist literary culture in France.

Author: Emma Gilby

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192567901

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Descartes's Fictions traces common movements in early modern philosophy and literary method. Emma Gilby reassesses the significance of Descartes's writing by bringing his philosophical output into contact with the literary treatises, exempla, and debates of his age. She argues that humanist theorizing about poetics represents a vital intellectual context for Descartes's work. She offers readings of the controversies to which this poetic theory gives rise, with particular reference to the genre of tragicomedy, questions of verisimilitude or plausibility, and the figures of Guez de Balzac and Pierre Corneille. Drawing on what Descartes says about, and to, his many contemporaries and correspondents embedded in the early modern republic of letters, this volume shows that poetics provides a repository of themes and images to which he returns repeatedly: fortune, method, error, providence, passion, and imagination, for instance. Like the poets and theorists of his age, Descartes is also drawn to the forms of attention that people may bring to his work. This interest finds expression in the mature Cartesian metaphysics of the Meditations, as well as, later, in the moral philosophy of his correspondence with Elisabeth of Bohemia or the Passions of the Soul. This volume thus bridges the gap between Cartesian criticism and late-humanist literary culture in France.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Philosophy of Virginia Woolf

The Philosophy of Virginia Woolf

This book is well calculated to bring about the long awaited breakthrough in the appreciation of Virginia Woolf as an intellectual author.

Author: A. O. Frank

Publisher: Akademiai Kiado

ISBN: 9630578506

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 165

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This book is well calculated to bring about the long awaited breakthrough in the appreciation of Virginia Woolf as an intellectual author. A.O. Frank argues that in Woolf's mature novels we find a coherent body of philosophical thought presented in lyrical prose which is nonetheless precisely argued. In sections of meticulously precise close reading Frank analyzes the complex mechanisms of "textual engineering" through which Woolf's ideas find expression. Educated in the German/Continental tradition of Aesthetics and Philosophy, the author believes that "for a thought to be thought out properly, it needs to be thought out philosophically." Speaking from a fruitfully intermediate position between British and Continental culture, she highlights and explicates Woolf's philosophical thought by analyzing carefully selected passages from existential, cosmological and epistemological texts by Nietzsche as well as Heidegger, the later Wittgenstein and Derrida.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Paul and the Giants of Philosophy

Paul and the Giants of Philosophy

These essays address Paul's interaction with Greco-Roman philosophical thinking on a particular topic, including discussion questions and reading lists to help readers engage the material further.

Author: Joseph R. Dodson

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830873661

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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How was the apostle Paul influenced by the great philosophers of his age? Dodson and Briones have gathered contributors with diverse views who aim to make Paul's engagement with ancient philosophy accessible. These essays address Paul's interaction with Greco-Roman philosophical thinking on a particular topic, including discussion questions and reading lists to help readers engage the material further.
Categories: Religion

Reading as a Philosophical Practice

Reading as a Philosophical Practice

The book examines the lessons that the activity of reading seems to teach about selfhood, morality and ontology, and it tries to clarify the sometimes paradoxical claims that serious readers have made about it.

Author: Robert Piercey

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781785276095

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 140

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Reading as a Philosophical Practice asks why reading—everyday reading for pleasure—matters so profoundly to so many people. Its answer is that reading is an implicitly philosophical activity. To passionate readers, it is a way of working through, and taking a stand on, certain fundamental questions about who and what we are, how we should live, and how we relate to other things. The book examines the lessons that the activity of reading seems to teach about selfhood, morality and ontology, and it tries to clarify the sometimes paradoxical claims that serious readers have made about it. To do so, it proposes an original theoretical framework based on Virginia Woolf’s notion of the common reader and Alasdair MacIntyre’s conception of practice. It also asks whether reading can continue to play this role as paper is replaced by electronic screens.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Critical Reasoning and Philosophy

Critical Reasoning and Philosophy

With a reorganized presentation, fresh modules, new examples and illustrations, the second edition is even more clear and accessible to students.

Author: M. Andrew Holowchak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781442205239

Category: Philosophy

Page: 164

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Critical Reasoning & Philosophy has been praised as an innovative and clearly written handbook that teaches new philosophy students how to read, evaluate, and write in a critical manner. Concise, accessible language and ample use of examples and study modules help students gain the basic knowledge necessary to succeed in undergraduate philosophy courses, and to apply that knowledge to achieve success in other disciplines as well. With a reorganized presentation, fresh modules, new examples and illustrations, the second edition is even more clear and accessible to students.
Categories: Philosophy

The Philosophy of Life

The Philosophy of Life

The Philosophy of Life offers a detailed analysis and a unique philosophical, personal and political interpretation of the Zhuangzi.

Author: Guying Chen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004310230

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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The Philosophy of Life offers a detailed analysis and a unique philosophical, personal and political interpretation of the Zhuangzi. Chen takes Nietzsche’s perspectivism as an inspiration to explore Zhuangzi’s philosophy of life – in terms of self-cultivation, aesthetics and epistemology.
Categories: Religion

Playful Philosophy and Serious Sophistry

Playful Philosophy and Serious Sophistry

This book provides an interpretation of Plato’s Euthydemus as a unified piece of literature, taking into account both its dramatic and its philosophical aspects.

Author: Georgia Sermamoglou-Soulmaidi

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110365870

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

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This book provides an interpretation of Plato’s Euthydemus as a unified piece of literature, taking into account both its dramatic and its philosophical aspects. It aims to do justice to a major Platonic work which has so far received comparatively little treatment. Except for the sections of the dialogue in which Socrates presents an argument on the pursuit of eudaimonia, the Euthydemus seems to have been largely ignored. The reason for this is that much of the work’s philosophical import lies hidden underneath a veil of riotous comedy. This book shows how a reading of the dialogue as a whole, rather than a limited focus on the Socratic scenes, sheds light on the work’s central philosophical questions. It argues the Euthydemus points not only to the differences between Socrates and the sophists, but also to actual and alleged similarities between them. The framing scenes comment precisely on this aspect of the internal dialogue, with Crito still lumping together philosophy and eristic shortly before his discussion with Socrates comes to an end. Hence the question that permeates the Euthydemus is raised afresh at the end of the dialogue: what is properly to be termed philosophy?
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reading Political Philosophy

Reading Political Philosophy

Key features include: * exercises * reading notes * guides for further reading The book introduces and assesses: Machiavelli's Prince; Hobbes' Leviathan; Locke's Second Treatise on Government; Rousseau's Social Contract; Marx and Engels' ...

Author: Derek Matravers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134692378

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

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This clear and thorough introduction provides students with the skills necessary to understand the main thinkers, texts and arguments of political philosophy and thought. Each chapter comprises a brief overview of a major political thinker, followed by an introduction to one or more of their most influential works and an introduction to key secondary readings. Key features include: * exercises * reading notes * guides for further reading The book introduces and assesses: Machiavelli's Prince; Hobbes' Leviathan; Locke's Second Treatise on Government; Rousseau's Social Contract; Marx and Engels' German Ideology (Part 1); Mill's On Liberty and The Subjection of Women. Reading Political Philosophy requires no previous knowledge of philosophy or politics and is ideal for newcomers to political philosophy and political thought.
Categories: Philosophy

John and Philosophy

John and Philosophy

This work provides a new Stoic reading of the Fourth Gospel with particular attention to its cosmology, epistemology, and ethics.

Author: Troels Engberg-Pedersen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198792505

Category:

Page: 304

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John and Philosophy: A New Reading of the Fourth Gospel offers a Stoic reading of the Fourth Gospel, especially its cosmology, epistemology, and ethics. It works through the gospel in narrative sequence providing a "philosophical narrative reading." In each section of the gospel Troels Engberg-Pedersen raises discusses philosophical questions. He compares John with Paul (in philosophy) and Mark (in narrative) to offer a new reading of the transmitted text of the Fourth Gospel. Of these two profiles, the narrative one is strongly influenced by the literary critical paradigm. Moreover, by attending carefully to a number of narratological features, one may come to see that the transmitted text in fact hangs together much more coherently than scholarship has been willing to see. The other profile is specifically philosophical. Scholarship has been well aware that the Fourth Gospel has what one might call a philosophical dimension. Engberg-Pedersen shows that throughout the Gospel contemporary Stoicism, works better to illuminate the text. This pertains to the basic cosmology (and cosmogony) that is reflected in the text, to the epistemology that underlies a central theme in it regarding different types of belief in Jesus, to the ethics that is introduced fairly late in the text when Jesus describes how the disciples should live once he has himself gone away from them, and more.
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Courses of Instruction in the Sage School of Philosophy

Courses of Instruction in the Sage School of Philosophy

In this course the Nicomachean Ethics books I - IV and X will be read and
interpreted . The course is intended for such students of Greek as wish to read
rapidly gh an Aristotelian treatise and for such students of philosophy as wish to
examine ...

Author: Cornell University. Sage School of Philosophy

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112111497274

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The Performance of Reading

The Performance of Reading

Kivy makes the case for a deeper understanding and appreciation of literary works by suggesting that readers are performers of the works they read, their performances recitations to the “inner ear.”

Author: Peter Kivy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470777282

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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The Performance of Reading argues that there are distinct analogies between "silent" reading and artistic performance, and so fashions the new role of the reader as performer. An original and insightful exploration of the act of reading by the leading scholar in the field. Discusses the history of reading and the transitions from reading aloud to reading silently, and the changing role of literature as communal, active experience to a more private endeavor.
Categories: Philosophy