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Leibniz Philosophical Essays

Author : Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
ISBN : 9781603849586
Genre : Philosophy
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Although Leibniz's writing forms an enormous corpus, no single work stands as a canonical expression of his whole philosophy. In addition, the wide range of Leibniz's work--letters, published papers, and fragments on a variety of philosophical, religious, mathematical, and scientific questions over a fifty-year period--heightens the challenge of preparing an edition of his writings in English translation from the French and Latin.
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Philosophical Essays

Author : Bertrand Russell
ISBN : 9781317835707
Genre : Philosophy
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First published in 1966. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Selected Philosophical Essays

Author : Max Scheler
ISBN : 0810106191
Genre : Philosophy
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Included are essays in epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophical psychology by one of the most important twentieth-century continental philosophers.
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Philosophical Essays

Author : A. J. Ayer
ISBN : 9781349001323
Genre : Philosophy
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Philosophical Essays

Author : Richard Lovett
ISBN : OXFORD:600044700
Genre : Electricity
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Philosophical Essays

Author : Dugald Stewart
ISBN : UCD:31175034826290
Genre : Psychology
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Philosophical Essays

Author : Surendranath Dasgupta
ISBN : 8120807502
Genre : Philosophy
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Between Naturalism And Religion

Author : J?rgen Habermas
ISBN : 9780745694603
Genre : Philosophy
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Two countervailing trends mark the intellectual tenor of our age the spread of naturalistic worldviews and religious orthodoxies. Advances in biogenetics, brain research, and robotics are clearing the way for the penetration of an objective scientific self-understanding of persons into everyday life. For philosophy, this trend is associated with the challenge of scientific naturalism. At the same time, we are witnessing an unexpected revitalization of religious traditions and the politicization of religious communities across the world. From a philosophical perspective, this revival of religious energies poses the challenge of a fundamentalist critique of the principles underlying the modern Wests postmetaphysical understanding of itself. The tension between naturalism and religion is the central theme of this major new book by Jrgen Habermas. On the one hand he argues for an appropriate naturalistic understanding of cultural evolution that does justice to the normative character of the human mind. On the other hand, he calls for an appropriate interpretation of the secularizing effects of a process of social and cultural rationalization increasingly denounced by the champions of religious orthodoxies as a historical development peculiar to the West. These reflections on the enduring importance of religion and the limits of secularism under conditions of postmetaphysical reason set the scene for an extended treatment the political significance of religious tolerance and for a fresh contribution to current debates on cosmopolitanism and a constitution for international society.
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Author : Ruth Barcan Marcus
ISBN : 9780195096576
Genre : Philosophy
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These papers cover important themes such as extensionality, the necessity of identity, the conception of proper names as 'tags', essentialism, substitutional quantification, and possibilia and possible worlds. What emerges from them is a robust defence of quantified modal logic in the light of a host of objections, particularly from Quine.
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Philosophical Essays In Pragmatic Naturalism

Author : Paul Kurtz
ISBN : 087975592X
Genre : Philosophy
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Two dominant schools have emerged in twentieth-century American philosophy: scientific naturalism and pragmatism. In this vibrant collection of hard-to-find essays, articles and contributions to books, internationally-known philosopher, author and lecturer Paul Kurtz offers his own special blend of these influential theories. With skill and clarity, Philosophical Essays in Pragmatic Naturalism captures naturalism's dedication to scientific method and critical intelligence (which are so much a part of ordinary life), and pragmatism's application of rational inquiry to the problems each of us face as individuals and as social beings. Part One focuses on "empirical metaphysics," a theory of nature grounded in the natural sciences and a theory of human nature drawn from behavioral science. Part Two defends a modified naturalistic ethic: ethical problems can be resolved by the thoughtful employment of empirical methods and value judgments that have been tested in the trenches of human conduct and proven themselves to have beneficial consequences. Rejecting subjectivitism and absolutism, Kurtz argues for a form of objective relativism in which values are shaped and winnowed in the context of everyday experiences. Part Three contrasts pragmatic naturalism with two of its keenest critics, phenomenology and existentialistm, both of which enjoyed considerable popularity in mid-century. Philosophical Essays in Pragmatic Naturalism demonstrates Kurtz's unwaivering commitment to free inquiry, his appreciation of pluralism and diversity, and his fervent belief that the scientific method and critical intelligence that gave birth to pragmatic naturalism provide the foundations for a cosmic outlook and an authentic ethical humanism.
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