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xii, 191 pages ; 23 cm
  • 1. The Return Enhanced 2. Invitation to the Dance 3. Days for Dancing 4. The Last Waltz 5. The Aesthetic Experience of Dying.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138635241 20171201
Structured around a personal account of the illness and death of the author's partner, Jane, this book explores how something hard to bear became a threshold to a world of insight and discovery. Drawing on German Idealism and Jane's own research in the area, The Aesthetic Experience of Dying looks at the notion of life as a binary synthesis, or a return enhanced, as a way of coming to understand death. Binary synthesis describes the interplay between dynamically opposing pairs of concepts - such as life and death - resulting in an enhanced version of one of them to move forward in a new cycle of the process. Yet what relevance does this elegant word game have to the shocking diagnosis of serious illness? Struggling to balance reason with sense, thought with feeling, this book examines the experience of caring for someone from diagnosis to death and is illustrated with examples of the return enhanced. The concluding chapter outlines how the tension of Jane's dying has been resolved as the rhythmic patterns of the lifeworld have been understood through the process of reflecting on the experience. This creative and insightful book will appeal to those interested in the medical humanities. It will also be an important reference for practising and student health professionals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138635241 20171201
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x, 157 pages ;
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xi, 273 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Reality as a problem
  • Reality as a simulation
  • Reality to the test
  • Reality by design
  • Reality for the Daoists
  • Reality in conclusion.
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ix, 211 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • List of Illustrations Notes on Contributors 1 Introduction: Preparing for a Good Death in Medieval and Early Modern Northern Europe â Anu Lahtinen and Mia Korpiola 2 Restless Dead or Peaceful Cadavers? Preparations for Death and Afterlife in Medieval Iceland â Kirsi Kanerva 3 William Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester (1366-1404) and His Preparations for Death â Cindy Wood 4 "At Death's Door": The Authority of Deathbed Confessions in Medieval and Early Modern Swedish Law â Mia Korpiola 5 The Concern for Salvation in the Cities of Lesser Poland in the Sixteenth Century â Dominika Burdzy 6 Death with an Agenda: Preparing for an Aristocratic Death in Reformation Sweden â Anu Lahtinen 7 Dying Unprepared in Early Modern Swedish Funeral Sermons â Otfried Czaika 8 "Lord, have mercy on me": Spiritual Preparations for Suicide in Early Modern Sweden â Riikka Miettinen 9 Preparing for Death: Concluding Remarks â Bertil Nilsson Select Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004284890 20171211
How did people of the past prepare for death, and how were their preparations affected by religious beliefs or social and economic responsibilities? Dying Prepared in Medieval and Early Modern Northern Europe analyses the various ways in which people made preparations for death in medieval and early modern Northern Europe, adapting religious teachings to local circumstances. The articles span the period from the Middle Ages to Early Modernity allowing an analysis over centuries of religious change that are too often artificially separated in historical study. Contributors are Dominika Burdzy, Otfried Czaika, Kirsi Kanerva, Mia Korpiola, Anu Lahtinen, Riikka Miettinen, Bertil Nilsson, and Cindy Wood.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004284890 20171211
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xxi, 275 pages ; 25 cm
  • Prologue 1. Narcissism, Self-knowledge, and Social Critique: from Rousseau's Preface to Narcissus to Adam Smith 2. Genealogical Narrative, Self-knowledge, and the Scope of Philosophy 3. Sociability, Pitie and Sympathy 4. "To Be" and "To Appear": Self-falsification, Exchange, and Freedom 5. Liberty, Civil Religion, and "Sentiments of Sociability" Epilogue. Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138218956 20171227
Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith are giants of eighteenth century thought. The heated controversy provoked by their competing visions of human nature and society still resonates today. Smith himself reviewed Rousseau's Discourse on Inequality, and his perceptive remarks raise an intriguing question: what would a conversation between these two great thinkers look like? In this outstanding book Charles Griswold analyzes, compares and evaluates some of the key ways in which Rousseau and Smith address what could be termed "the question of the self". Both thinkers discuss what we are by nature (in particular, whether we are sociable or not), who we have become, whether we can know ourselves or each other, how best to articulate the human condition, what it would mean to be free, and whether there is anything that can be done to remedy our deeply imperfect condition. In the course of examining their rich and contrasting views, Griswold puts Rousseau and Smith in dialogue by imagining what they might say in reply to one another. Griswold's wide-ranging exploration includes discussion of issues such as narcissism, self-falsification, sympathy, the scope of philosophy, and the relation between liberty, religion and civic order. A superb exploration of two major philosophers, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith: A Philosophical Encounter is essential reading for students and scholars of these two figures, eighteenth century philosophy, the Enlightenment, moral philosophy, and the history of ideas. It will also be of interest to those in related disciplines such as political theory, economics, and religion.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138218956 20171227
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xii, 148 pages ; 23 cm
  • Socrates and the examined life
  • Descartes' essence
  • Ryle's re-casting of the "mind-body problem"
  • The Freudian unconscious
  • The adaptive unconscious
  • Self-misleading, empathy, and humility
  • Persons: some western approaches
  • No thyself : a Buddhist perspective.
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v, 159 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction (1) The Scandal of the Human: Immanent Transcendency and the Question of Animal Language (2) Sovereign Silence: The Desire for Answering Speech (3) The Gravity of Melancholia: A Critique of Speculative Realism (4) Listing Toward Cosmocracy: The Limits of Hospitality Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823277803 20171211
According to scholars of the nonhuman turn, the scandal of theory lies in its failure to decenter the human. The real scandal, however, is that we keep trying. The human has become a conspicuous blind spot for many theorists seeking to extend hospitality to animals, plants, and even insentient things. The displacement of the human is essential and urgent, yet given the humanist presumption that animals lack a number of allegedly unique human capacities, such as language, reason, and awareness of mortality, we ought to remain cautious about laying claim to any power to eradicate anthropocentrism altogether. Such a power risks becoming yet another self-accredited capacity thanks to which the human reaffirms its sovereignty through its supposed erasure. Monkey Trouble argues that the turn toward immanence in contemporary posthumanism promotes a cosmocracy that absolves one from engaging in those discriminatory decisions that condition hospitality as such. Engaging with recent theoretical developments in speculative realism and object-oriented ontology, as well as ape and parrot language studies, the book offers close readings of literary works by J.M. Coetzee, Charles Chesnutt, and Walt Whitman and films by Alfonso Cuaron and Lars von Trier. Anthropocentrism, Peterson argues, cannot be displaced through a logic of reversal that elevates immanence above transcendence, horizontality over verticality. This decentering must cultivate instead a human/nonhuman relationality that affirms the immanent transcendency spawned by our phantasmatic humanness.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823277803 20171211
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8. On purpose [2018]

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xv, 294 pages ; 23 cm
  • Acknowledgments ixPrologue xi1 Athens 12 Jerusalem 233 Machines 424 Evolution 615 Charles Darwin 766 Darwinism 917 Plato Redivivus 1148 Aristotle Redivivus 1299 Human Evolution 15310 Mind 16611 Religion 19512 The End 210Epilogue 239Notes 241Bibliography 267Index 285.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691172460 20171211
A brief, accessible history of the idea of purpose in Western thought, from ancient Greece to the present Can we live without the idea of purpose? Should we even try to? Kant thought we were stuck with purpose, and even Darwin's theory of natural selection, which profoundly shook the idea, was unable to kill it. Indeed, teleological explanation--what Aristotle called understanding in terms of "final causes"--seems to be making a comeback today, as both religious proponents of intelligent design and some prominent secular philosophers argue that any explanation of life without the idea of purpose is missing something essential. In On Purpose, Michael Ruse explores the history of the idea of purpose in philosophical, religious, scientific, and historical thought, from ancient Greece to the present. Accessibly written and filled with literary and other examples, the book examines "purpose" thinking in the natural and human world. It shows how three ideas about purpose have been at the heart of Western thought for more than two thousand years. In the Platonic view, purpose results from the planning of a human or divine being; in the Aristotelian, purpose stems from a tendency or principle of order in the natural world; and in the Kantian, purpose is essentially heuristic, or something to be discovered, an idea given substance by Darwin's theory of evolution through natural selection. On Purpose traces the profound and fascinating implications of these ways of thinking about purpose. Along the way, it takes up tough questions about the purpose of life and whether it's possible to have meaning without purpose, revealing that purpose is still a vital and pressing issue.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691172460 20171211
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243 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction : personal identity, personal ontology, and ethics
  • The simple-soul approach and dualisms
  • Buddhist no-self approach and nihilism
  • Relational approach and Confucian role-person
  • Locke and the psychological approach
  • The physical approach and animalism
  • Practical and narrative approaches
  • What matters in survival and life-extending technologies
  • The beginning and the end.
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xiii, 567 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Contents * Thought Experiments: State of the Art - Michael T. Stuart, Yiftach Fehige and James Robert Brown Part One: Selected History of Thought Experiments * The Triple Life of Ancient Thought Experiments - Katerina Ierodiakonou * Thought Experiments in Plato - Alexander Becker * Aristotle and Thought Experiments - Klaus Corcilius * Experimental Thoughts on Thought Experiments in Medieval Islam - Jon McGinnis * Galileo's Thought Experiments: Projective Participation and the Integration of Paradoxes - Paolo Palmieri * Thought Experiments in Newton and Leibniz - Richard T. W. Arthur * Kant, Hegel and Wittgenstein: Thought Experiments, Epistemology and Our Cognitive (In)Capacities - Kenneth R. Westphal Part Two: Thought Experiments and their Fields * Thought Experiments in Political Philosophy - Nenad Miscevic * Thought Experiments in Economics - Margaret Schabas * Theology and Thought Experiments - Yiftach Fehige * Thought Experiments in Ethics - George Brun * Happiest Thoughts: Great Thought Experiments of Modern Physics - Kent A. Peacock * Thought Experiments in Biology - Guillaume Schlaepfer and Marcel Weber * Thought Experiments in Mathematics - Irina Starikova and Marcus Giaquinto Part Three: Contemporary Philosophical Approaches to Thought Experiments * The Argument View: Are Thought Experiments Mere Picturesque Arguments? - Elke Brendel * Platonism and the A Priori in Thought Experiments - Thomas Grundmann * Cognitive Science, Mental Modeling, and Thought Experiments - Nancy J. Nersessian * Kantian Accounts of Thought Experiments - Marco Buzzoni * Phenomenology and Thought Experiments: Thought Experiments as Anticipation Pumps - Harald A. Wiltsche Part Four: Issues, Challenges and Interactions * Intuition and Its Critics - Stephen Stich and Kevin Tobia * Thought Experiments and Experimental Philosophy - Kirk Ludwig * Thought Experiments in Current Metaphilosophical Debates - Daniel Cohnitz and Soren Haggqvist * Historicism and Cross-Culture Comparison - James W. McAllister * A Dialectical Account of Thought Experiments - Jean-Yves Goffi and Sophie Roux * The Worst Thought Experiment - John D. Norton * Thought Experiments and Idealizations - Julian Reiss * Thought Experiments and Simulation Experiments: Exploring Hypothetical Worlds - Johannes Lenhard * Images and Imagination in Thought Experiments - Letitia Meynell * Art and Thought Experiments - David Davies * How Thought Experiments Increase Understanding - Michael T. Stuart * On the Identity of Thought Experiments: Thought Experiments Rethought - Alisa Bokulich and Melanie Frappier.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415735087 20171030
Thought experiments are a means of imaginative reasoning that lie at the heart of philosophy, from the pre-Socratics to the modern era, and they also play central roles in a range of fields, from physics to politics. The Routledge Companion to Thought Experiments is an invaluable guide and reference source to this multifaceted subject. Comprising over 30 chapters by a team of international contributors, the Companion covers the following important areas: * the history of thought experiments, from antiquity to the trolley problem and quantum non-locality; * thought experiments in the humanities, arts, and sciences, including ethics, physics, theology, biology, mathematics, economics, and politics; * theories about the nature of thought experiments; * new discussions concerning the impact of experimental philosophy, cross-cultural comparison studies, metaphilosophy, computer simulations, idealization, dialectics, cognitive science, the artistic nature of thought experiments, and metaphysical issues. This broad ranging Companion goes backwards through history and sideways across disciplines. It also engages with philosophical perspectives from empiricism, rationalism, naturalism, skepticism, pluralism, contextualism, and neo-Kantianism to phenomenology. This volume will be valuable for anyone studying the methods of philosophy or any discipline that employs thought experiments, as well as anyone interested in the power and limits of the mind.
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vi, 104 pages ; 20 cm
  • Acknowledgements 1. In a Garden 2. The Truth of Mystery Ineffability The Scientific Image The World as Fiction? The World as Gift 3. Religion, Nature and Mystery Religion, Faith and Mystery `Nothing Special' Senses of Mystery Nature and Culture 4. Animals Animal Worlds The Opacity of Animals Animals, Mystery and World Animals and `The Open' 5. Music Music and Experience Music and Nature Music, Culture, Environment Music and the Mystery of Emergence 6. Walking Meditation on the Move Body, Mind and Involvement Communion and Holism Walking and Senses of Mystery 7. Gardening The Way of the Garden Gardens and Meaning `In the Head' and `In the Hands' Garden, `Gift', Mystery 8. Living with Mystery Ethics Removing Obstacles Humility and Compassion Emulation 9. In a Garden Again Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138078734 20171002
In this beautifully written book, David E. Cooper uses a gentle walk through a tropical garden - the view of the fields and hills beyond it, the sound of birds, voices and flutes, the reflection of light in water, the play of shadows among the trees and the presence of strange animals - as an opportunity to reflect on experiences of nature and the mystery of existence. Covering an extensive range of topics, from Daoism to dogs, from gardening to walking, from Zen to Debussy, Cooper succeeds in conveying some deep and difficult philosophical ideas about the meaning of life in an engaging manner, showing how those ideas bear upon the practical question of how we should relate to our world and live our lives. A thought-provoking and compelling book, Senses of Mystery is a triumph of both storytelling and philosophy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138078734 20171002
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x, 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • List of figures-- Preface to the Second Edition-- Introduction: Strange Worlds-- Angels on a Pinhead-- They Hang Horses, Don't They?-- The Roaming Dead-- "A Shipwreck of Souls": Understanding Witchcraft-- Werewolves and Flying Witches-- Raptures and Forbidden Words-- Suffering Saints-- The Case for Killing Heretics-- Conclusion: The Edge of Wonder-- Further reading-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138830820 20180115
Strange Histories is an exploration of some of the most extraordinary beliefs that existed in the late Middle Ages through to the end of the seventeenth century. Presenting serious accounts of the appearance of angels and demons, sea monsters and dragons within European and North American history, this book moves away from "present-centred thinking" and instead places such events firmly within their social and cultural context. By doing so, it offers a new way of understanding the world in which dragons and witches were fact rather than fiction, and presents these riveting phenomena as part of an entirely rational thought process for the time in which they existed. This new edition extends back into the Renaissance and has been fully updated in light of new research. It also contains a new guide to further reading as well as a selection of new pictures that bring its themes to life. From ghosts, to witches, to pigs on trial for murder, the book uses a range of different case studies to provide fascinating insights into the world-view of a vanished age. It is essential reading for all students of early modern history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138830820 20180115
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160 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Five Test for Lives Worth Living 3. An Objective List Theory of Worth 4. A Mental Statist Account of Welfare 5. The Good Cause Account of Meaning 6. Against Welfarism about Morality 7. The Value of Painful Art 8. Is Life Worth Living?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138216624 20171030
Welfare, Meaning, and Worth argues that there is more to what makes a life worth living than welfare, and that a good life does not consist of what is merely good for the one who lives it. Smuts defends an objective list theory that states that the notion of worth captures matters of importance for which no plausible theory of welfare can account. He puts forth that lives worth living are net high in various objective goods, including pleasure, meaning, knowledge, and loving relationships. The first part of the book presents a theory of worth, a mental statist account of welfare, and an objectivist theory of meaning. The second part explores the implications for moral theory, the popularity of painful art, and the viability of pessimism about the human condition. This book offers an original exploration of worth as a combination of welfare and meaning that will be of interest to philosophers and ethicists who work on issues in well-being and positive psychology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138216624 20171030
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174 pages ; 22 cm
  • Un anthropologue sur les chemins de traverse -- Collapsologue ou anthropologue ? -- Curiosité multiforme et démarche singulière -- La marche forcée du marché -- Une anthropologie philosophique -- Un philosophe continental chez les analytiques, ou l'inverse ? -- Logique et "réalité objective" -- La vérité, le locuteur et les affects -- Retour à l'échange, toujours l'échange -- Éteindre la lumière ou survivre ? -- La "mentalité primitive" ou le fondement d'un échange commercial -- Anthropologie de l'île d'Houat -- La transmission des savoirs -- La "vérité ordinaire" -- D'un monde finissant à un monde émergent -- Pourquoi, selon nous, les jumeaux ne sont pas des oiseaux -- La vérité et la réalité, notions problématiques -- Subissons-nous l'empreinte de l'écriture en tant que telle ? -- Le Mgos -- L'homme est un robot sentant -- Le projet d'une intelligence artificielle -- La prétendue "objectivité" des prix -- La formation de l'ordre social suivant les prix -- Intérêt égoïste contre bonne volonté -- Keynes aujourd'hui -- L'argent -- La taxation des opérations financières -- Les règles comptables -- La blockchain -- La guerre civile numérique -- Les blogs -- La collapsologie -- Notre comportement colonisateur.
"Responsable des crises économiques et environnementales catastrophiques qui l'affligent et menacent aujourd'hui de l'emporter, le genre humain est paradoxalement aussi un génie technologique dont les fruits de l'inventivité sont entrés dans une phase explosive faisant miroiter à la fois la promesse de l'immortalité individuelle et la déresponsabilisation par le transfert de la gestion des affaires à des machines. À quoi bon penser à l'heure où se profile à l'horizon la menace du remplacement de l'homme apprenti-sorcier par le robot, son héritier ? Paul Jorion a acquis sa réputation internationale en prévoyant la crise financière de 2008 et en étant conforté par les faits. Sa formation d'anthropologue et de sociologue, combinée à son goût pour les mathématiques et l'informatique, l'a conduit à jouer un rôle pionnier en anthropologie économique, en intelligence artificielle et en finance. Ses mises en garde sur le danger d'un effondrement ne relèvent en rien de la prophétie, elles s'appuient sur une expérience des processus culturels, économiques et technologiques, acquise sur le terrain. Elles mettent en accusation les choix politiques inconséquents débouchant sur un risque de collapse généralisé. Esprit libre et érudit, ignorant les approches disciplinaires "en silo-, Paul Jorion enrichit les outils de la pensée. Avec Franck Cormerais et Jacques Athanase Gilbert, il revient sur son parcours et sa démarche pour démontrer que seule une anthropologie radicale mobilisant la totalité du savoir que le genre humain a acquis sur son identité profonde est à même de prévenir son extinction."--Page 4 of cover.
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15. Abstract entities [2017]

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x, 281 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. The Case for Platonism 2. The Abstract-Concrete Distinction 3. Paradox, Parsimony, and Infinite Regresses 4. Causal Concerns 5. Non-uniqueness 6. Modal Objections 7. Nominalist Options Conclusion. Glossary Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138827592 20171017
Think of a number, any number, or properties like fragility and humanity. These and other abstract entities are radically different from concrete entities like electrons and elbows. While concrete entities are located in space and time, have causes and effects, and are known through empirical means, abstract entities like meanings and possibilities are remarkably different. They seem to be immutable and imperceptible and to exist "outside" of space and time. This book provides a comprehensive critical assessment of the problems raised by abstract entities and the debates about existence, truth, and knowledge that surround them. It sets out the key issues that inform the metaphysical disagreement between platonists who accept abstract entities and nominalists who deny abstract entities exist. Beginning with the essentials of the platonist-nominalist debate, it explores the key arguments and issues informing the contemporary debate over abstract reality: * arguments for platonism and their connections to semantics, science, and metaphysical explanation * the abstract-concrete distinction and views about the nature of abstract reality * epistemological puzzles surrounding our knowledge of mathematical entities and other abstract entities. * arguments for nominalism premised upon concerns about paradox, parsimony, infinite regresses, underdetermination, and causal isolation * nominalist options that seek to dispense with abstract entities. Including chapter summaries, annotated further reading, and a glossary, Abstract Entities is essential reading for anyone seeking a clear and authoritative introduction to the problems raised by abstract entities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138827592 20171017
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x, 239 pages ; 25 cm.
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xxiii, 143 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Poetic Sights/Sites of Nature Chapter 2: The Trichotomic Logic of the Universe Chapter 3: The Aesthetic Consequences of Cosmology Chapter 4: The Philosophy of Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Painting Chapter 5: Conclusion: Transcendentalist Vistas.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498524537 20170206
Aesthetic Transcendentalism is a philosophy endorsing the qualitative and creative aspects of nature. Theoretically it argues for a metaphysical dimension of nature that is aesthetically real, pluralistic, and prolific. It directs our attention to the rich complexity of immediate experience, the possibility of discovering new aesthetic features about the world, and the transformative potential of art as an organic expression. This book presents the philosophy in its relationship to its historical roots in the philosophic and artistic traditions of nineteenth-century North America. In this multidisciplinary study, Nicholas L. Guardiano brings together a philosophic and literary figure in Ralph Waldo Emerson, the scientifically minded philosopher Charles S. Peirce, and the plastic arts in the form of American landscape painting. Guardiano evaluates this constellation of philosophers and artists in global perspective as it relates to other historical theories of metaphysics and aesthetics, while simultaneously performing a cultural analysis that identifies an essential feature of the American mind. Aesthetic Transcendentalism thus possesses abiding significance for our vital interactions with nature, daily experiences, and contemplations of great works of art. Aesthetic Transcendentalism in Emerson, Peirce, and Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Painting will be of interest to scholars of American philosophy and American art history, especially specialists of Charles S. Peirce, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and the Hudson River School painters. It will also appeal to philosophers working on systematic metaphysical theories of nature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498524537 20170206
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384 pages ; 26 cm
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288 p. ; 25 cm
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288 pages ; 18 cm.
  • Introduction / Tiziana Suarez-Nani -- Les anges et le lieu -- Quatre questions sur la localisation des substances séparées -- Textes latins et traductions Henri de Gand -- Quodlibet II, question 9 : "On demande si l'ange est dans un lieu selon sa substance, sans opération" -- Matthieu d'Aquasparta -- Questions disputées sur l'âme séparée, l'âme bienheureuse, le jeun et les lois, question II : "En second lieu, on demande si l'âme séparée peut se mouvoir d'un lieu vers un autre lieu" -- Richard de Mediavilla -- Commentaire du ler livre des Sentences, distinction XXXVII, article II, questions 1-IV -- Question I : Premièrement, <on demande> si l' ange n'est nulle part -- Question II : Deuxièmement, s'il est dans l'espace ou dans un indivisible de l'espace, comme en un point -- Question III : Troisièmement, s'il peut être simultanément en plusieurs lieux -- Question IV : Quatrièmement, si plusieurs anges peuvent se trouver simultanément dans le même lieu" -- Pierre de Jean Olivi -- Questions sur le II e livre des Sentences, question XXXII : "En premier lieu, on demande si la substance de l'ange se trouve dans un lieu corporel.
"Qu'est-ce que le lieu ? Est-il la surface du corps contenant, comme le voulait Aristote, ou un espace (vide) dans lequel les choses trouvent leur place ? Les penseurs du Moyen Âge ont traité cette question de différentes manières, en considérant, d'une part, que la physique des corps est à maintenir dans une perspective aristotélicienne et, d'autre part, que le rapport des esprits âmes humaines et anges aux lieux physiques requiert des modalités de localisation distinctes. Leurs doctrines sont ici exposées, développant des conceptions novatrices qui envisagent la détermination locale comme mode relationnel intrinsèque (Pierre de Jean Olivi), comme position mathématique (Henri de Gand), comme simultanéité et coprésence aux choses (Richard de Mediavilla) ou encore comme communication de h 'III. présence aux lieux du monde (Matthieu d'Aquasparta). Ce volume propose la première traduction en langue moderne de quatre questions sur la localisation des anges datant de la fin du mie siècle."--Page 4 of cover.
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