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The Crisis of Philosophy
The Crisis of Philosophy (November 1989)
Michael H. McCarthy - Author

This book presents a sympathetic yet critical treatment of the major philosophical attempts to define a viable project for philosophy in the face of historical changes. McCarthy, then, proposes a comprehensive, critical, and methodological strategy of epistemic integration that fully respects the progressive and pluralistic character of contemporary science and common sense.

The programs of Frege, Husserl, Wittgenstein, Carnap, Sellers, Dewe...(Read More)
 
 
The Rehabilitation of Whitehead
The Rehabilitation of Whitehead (October 1989)
An Analytic and Historical Assessment of Process Philosophy
George R. Lucas Jr. - Author

"Lucas' book competently brings Whitehead's philosophy into dialogue with "analytic" philosophy. This is a topic of great originality and considerable potential importance for the field of philosophy. The writing is forceful, concise, and clear." -- George L. Kline, Bryn Mawr College

Lucas treats Whitehead within the framework of major themes in current Anglo-American "analytic" philosophy, viewed against the backdrop of significant histori...(Read More)
 
 
Tears
Tears (September 1989)
Mark C. Taylor - Author

In Tears, the author explores theoretical issues raised by the intersection of philosophy, literature, art, architecture, and theology. The critical accounts of thinkers like Derrida, Blanchot, Jabes, Kierkegaard, Hegel, Heidegger, Ricoeur, Gadamer, Austin, Ayre, Rorty, Tillich, Barth, and Altizer developed in this book effectively reshape and refocus the terms of current debate.

"Mark C. Taylor is simply the most intere...(Read More)
 
 
Lacan and Theological Discourse
Lacan and Theological Discourse (August 1989)
Edith Wyschogrod - Editor
David Crownfield - Editor
Carl A. Raschke - Editor

The authors examine implications of Jacques Lacan's psychoanalytic theory of discourse for the understanding of theological language. Topics include self, desire, post-structuralism, the unconscious, the father's rule, dwelling (in Heidegger's sense), Anselm, ontological argument, alterity, utopia, signifiers/signifieds, God, reason, and text.

"This book will confirm the contemporary magisterium of the French in critical theory, as it ...(Read More)
 
 
Recovery of the Measure
Recovery of the Measure (August 1989)
Interpretation and Nature
Robert Cummings Neville - Author

"The world is as we interpret it." Arguing that this assumption is a major and pervasive error, Neville demonstrates that the world is the measure of our interpretations. Distinguishing two traditions of hermeneutics, the continental tradition focusing on the interpretation of texts and the American tradition on the interpretation of nature; Neville argues that, since interpretation itself is part of the natural world, a philosophical vision of na...(Read More)
 
 
Moral and Spiritual Cultivation in Japanese Neo-Confucianism
Moral and Spiritual Cultivation in Japanese Neo-Confucianism (July 1989)
The Life and Thought of Kaibara Ekken (1630-1714)
Mary Evelyn Tucker - Author

Kaibara Ekken (1630--1714) was the focal Neo-Confucian thinker of the early Tokagawa period. He established the importance of Neo-Confucianism in Japan at a time when Buddhism had long been the dominant religious philosophy. This is the first book-length presentation of his thought. It contains a lengthy introduction to Ekken's life, time, and thought, and a careful translation into readable English of Ekken's book, Precepts for Daily Life in ...(Read More)
 
 
A Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy
A Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy (July 1989)
Sanskrit Terms Defined in English
John A. Grimes - Author

This new and revised edition provides a comprehensive dictionary of Indian philosophical terms. Terms are provided in both devanagari and roman transliteration along with their English translations.

Containing over 500 new listings of frequently used religious terms and numerous etymological derivations, this new and revised edition of A Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy provides a comprehensive dictionary of Indian...(Read More)
 
 
Chuang-Tzu for Spiritual Transformation
Chuang-Tzu for Spiritual Transformation (July 1989)
An Analysis of the Inner Chapters
Robert E. Allinson - Author

"An exceptional achievement. The main thesis is provocative, disconcerting and convincing--that the purpose of the Chuang-Tzu is to produce an altered state of consciousness in the reader, not to persuade him of the validity of a particular philosophical position. At the same time, the difficulties of particular philosophical positions taken by present-day scholars vis-a-vis the Chuang-Tzu are demonstrated with a nice blend of charit...(Read More)
 
 
Hegel's Grand Synthesis
Hegel's Grand Synthesis (July 1989)
A Study of Being, Thought, and History
Daniel Berthold-Bond - Author

This book offers the first genuinely systematic treatment of Hegel's eschatology in the literature. It is an investigation into Hegel's project to demonstrate the ultimate unity of thought and being (consciousness and reality, self and world). The author traces the project through Hegel's epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of history.

The grand synthesis creates a basic tension, an ambivalence, that reache...(Read More)
 
 
Knowledge and the Sacred
Knowledge and the Sacred (July 1989)
Seyyed Hossein Nasr - Author

"Professor Nasr draws upon the full range of the great religious traditions--Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, and Islamic--and much of modern philosophical thought as well, to establish the close connection between religious experience and speculative thought in the various traditions." -- Cross Currents

"This remarkably comprehensive, indeed magisterial, exposition and analysis of sacred tradition as such, illuminated by innumerabl...(Read More)
 
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