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Conditions of Music
Conditions of Music (June 1985)
Alan Durant - Author

Music is performed, reproduced, and heard differently today as a result of twentieth-century technology. A new consideration of these changes is a practical and cultural necessity. In Conditions of Music, Alan Durant extends Deryck Cooke's Language of Music, placing the insights of Cooke into a much wider sociological and historical framework.

Conditions of Music provides a basis for detailed commentary and criticism of ...(Read More)
 
 
Creativity in American Philosophy
Creativity in American Philosophy (June 1985)
Charles Hartshorne - Author

The reader will find that I combine hearty enthusiasm for the philosophical traditions of my country with sharp partial disagreement with nearly all their representatives. My effort throughout my career has been to think about philosophical, that is, essentially a priori or metaphysical, issues, using the history of ideas as a primary resource.

"This is the second of two volumes dealing with the history of philosophy, especially of metaphysi...(Read More)
 
 
Philosophy in Process
Philosophy in Process (June 1985)
Vol. 8
Paul Weiss - Author

Philosophy in Process, Volume 8, continues the publication of the working journals, the intellectual diary of one of the greatest modern metaphysicians. It presents the unique opportunity to experience him at work, thinking critically about his past writings and breaking ground in the creation of new works.

“Paul Weiss is a national resource at a time when most philosophers are narrow, technical, and obscure....(Read More)
 
 
Studies in the Philosophy of J. N. Findlay
Studies in the Philosophy of J. N. Findlay (June 1985)
Robert S. Cohen - Editor
Richard M. Martin - Editor
Merold Westphal - Editor

For the first time, this volume presents a series of critical and constructive studies in the philosophy of J. N. Findlay. His contributions to both historical and systematic philosophy are examined by outstanding authors in the field, many of whom are his former students and colleagues. The value of these essays is heightened by Findlay’s own contributions: two autobiographical chapters detail the evolution of his thought and relation...(Read More)
 
 
The Effectiveness of Causes
The Effectiveness of Causes (June 1985)
Dorothy Emmet - Author

The Effectiveness of Causes presents a strong view of causation seen as an operation between participants in events, and not as a relation holding between events themselves. In it, Emmet proposes that other philosophical views of cause and effect provide only a world of events, each of which is presented as an unchanging unit. Such a world, she contends, is a "Zeno universe," since transitions and movement are lost.

Emmet offers a mo...(Read More)
 
 
Buddhism and American Thinkers
Buddhism and American Thinkers (June 1984)
Kenneth K. Inada - Editor
Nolan P. Jacobson - Editor

In Buddhism and American Thinkers, leading scholars explore Buddhist influences on the currents of American thought. The essays presented here advance a continuing dialogue between East and West and show how Buddhism has made ever-deepening penetrations into the very substratum of American thinking. Contributors to this volume share a concern with ideas that constitute a common core of Buddhist and American philosophy. Each relates Buddhism t...(Read More)
 
 
Experience as Art
Experience as Art (June 1984)
Aesthetics in Everyday Life
Joseph H. Kupfer - Author

"It is a courageous attempt to think philosophically about up-front human concerns without either pandering or resorting to jargon. The chapter topics are central to human life and Kupfer's treatment of them is informed, animated, and often original....Kupfer's book will become an important contribution to our understanding of contemporary culture." -- John J. McDermott, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Texas A&M University

"The wo...(Read More)
 
 
History and System
History and System (June 1984)
Hegel's Philosophy of History
Robert L. Perkins - Editor

A collection of this sort is a major achievement and that it is possible testifies to the quality of people involved with Hegel.

"History and System begins with a brilliant essay on the senses in which Hegel must be read as poetry. It ends with a prizewinning essay by Richard Winfield on Hegel's economic theory, an essay likely to provoke considerable controversy. In between are major essays by David Walsh, Schlomo Avineri, Me...(Read More)
 
 
Husserl and Heidegger
Husserl and Heidegger (June 1984)
The Question of a Phenomenological Beginning
Timothy J. Stapleton - Author

The phenomenology of Edmund Husserl has decisively influenced much of contemporary philosophy. Yet Husserl's philosophy has come under such criticism that today it is viewed as little more than a historical relic. One of the most important and influential critiques of Husserl's transcendental phenomenology was launched by Martin Heidegger in Being and Time, which radically reinterpreted phenomenology.

Timothy Stapleton returns to the...(Read More)
 
 
Individuals and Individuality
Individuals and Individuality (June 1984)
Brian John Martine - Author

Individuals and Individuality criticizes Hegel's theory of dialectic for eliminating the possibility of irreducible individuality. The argument then goes on to defend and expand Peirce's theory of firstness, secondness, and thirdness as a more nearly adequate account of individuality. The discussion culminates with an interpretation of art as illustrating the essence of individuality.

Brian John Martine lays a foundation for a more com...(Read More)
 
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