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The Virtue of Nonviolence
The Virtue of Nonviolence (December 2003)
From Gautama to Gandhi
Nicholas F. Gier - Author

A study in comparative virtue ethics.

Virtue ethics has been a major focus in contemporary moral philosophy since the publication of Alasdair MacIntyre's book After Virtue. Here, in The Virtue of Nonviolence, Nicholas F. Gier argues that virtue ethics is the best option for constructive postmodern philosophy and that Gandhi's own thought is best viewed in light of this tradition. He supports this position ...(Read More)
 
 
Spiritual Titanism
Spiritual Titanism (March 2000)
Indian, Chinese, and Western Perspectives
Nicholas F. Gier - Author

A comparative philosophical consideration of the extremes of humanism, or "Titanism," this book critiques trends in Eastern and Western philosophy and examines solutions to them.

This work in comparative philosophy uses the concept of Titanism to critique certain trends in both Eastern and Western philosophy. Titanism is an extreme form of humanism in which human beings take on divine attributes and prerogatives. The author finds the m...(Read More)
 
 
Wittgenstein and Phenomenology
Wittgenstein and Phenomenology (June 1981)
A Comparative Study of the Later Wittgenstein, Husserl, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty
Nicholas F. Gier - Author

In the first in-depth philosophical study of the subject, Nicholas Gier examines the published and unpublished writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein, to show the striking parallels between Wittgenstein and phenomenology.  Between 1929 and 1933, the philosopher proposed programs that bore a detailed resemblance to dominant themes in the phenomenology of Husserl and some “life-world” phenomenologists. This sound, thoroughly readable...(Read More)
 
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