Altruism or the Other as the Essence of Existence

The proof that the Other exists as a mind is not only a proof of consciousness but a proof of consciousness as freedom revealing the self's for- itself in- itself. But that is always from the perspective of one 'I.' Since the for- ...

Author: Iraklis Ioannidis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004448391

Category: Philosophy

Page: 414

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Ioannidis relies on existential and feminist psychoanalysis to provide a radical and intertextual philosophical analysis of altruism. Following Nietzsche, he traces altruism to the phenomenon of giving one’s word.

God s Existence and Other Philosophical Essays

Though Sartre says that man is condemned to freedom, which is anarchic, absurd, a hell, he also teaches that hell is other people. Sartrean existentialism proclaims the social impossibility of interpersonal love. The existence of ...

Author: Paul Gerard Horrigan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595423644

Category: Philosophy

Page: 181

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The Existence of Other Worlds

world to mortal life , whether it is equally so with other beings different from earthly animals ? Both animal and vegetable life depends on a certain portion of electric matter , that mysterious fluid which seems to have a constant and ...

Author: Alexander Copland


ISBN: UOM:39015069947185

Category: Plurality of worlds

Page: 210

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Time doesn t exist And many other things Big Bang Black matter Black holes

On the other hand, to assert the existence of moments and nonexistence of time is at least paradoxical, especially as Barbour asserts that time is an illusion: thus nonexistence of time sends back to us to a realistic position.

Author: Didier Viel


ISBN: 9780244342883

Category: Science

Page: 188

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What we call time in physics is not a real entity in the universe. The real entities in the universe are matter and energy. Energy gives motion to matter or allows the transformation of matter, giving us the illusion of passing time or more precisely a perception of an Òarrow of timeÓ. The mistake about using time as a real entity in physics came first in the 18th century when L. Euler, in 1752, states that acceleration of a body is the time derivative of velocity. Instead, we will use dÕAlembert definition of acceleration deduced by experimental results: (phi*dt)=dv, where dt is not time differential as in differential calculation but only a small constant of ÒdurationÓ, and phi the acceleration. Einstein theory was to think that time is a real entity in the universe and then space-time coordinates can describe the universe.

Illusionary Existence Genesis and Other Miscellaneous Works

And the second argument is that everything exists and so does nothing, that even illusions are a form of existence on a different level of reality and as a separate form of existence outside this life. Thus there is the third argument, ...

Author: Adam Rutherford

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595466948

Category: Philosophy

Page: 112

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Simply, Illusionary Existence, Genesis, and Other Miscellaneous Works is intended to provoke thought in all who read it. From existentialistic philosophy, to religion, and onward to several other discourses in regards to certain points of view in everyday life, I explore certain possibilities and make a couple arguments towards particular topics. There are numerous ways in which thought can be provoked, and for the discourses that are contained within the pages of this book, I have chosen the specific provocations for them because of what I want people to think about without telling them directly what they should think about. Every discourse contained in this book is, in some way or another, relative and connected to one another. Thusly, they are not exactly random, though sometimes they may seem that way. These discourses were also written in a way so that most, if not all, people are able to understand what is being written while still provoking thought.

The Meaning of Existence and Other Short Stories

Like many others, I rarely wash my car in this age of drought, lest a gang of vigilantes should put a posse together and ... There had to be another answer. ... The Meaning of Existence (And Other Short Stories) Overcoming Feline Despotism.

Author: Stuart McCullough

Publisher: Stuart McCullough

ISBN: 9780646541907

Category: Short stories, Australian

Page: 267

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Romance. Adventure. Mystery. This book has none of these things. What it does have in spades is a bunch of very short stories, many of which were first published in the local newspaper. For too long, short stories have not been nearly short enough. The collection you're holding in your hot little hands aims to remedy this. The Meaning of Life (And Other Short Stories) is a collection of Stuart McCullough's best writing. Rest assured that the short stories included in this collection have all either been hand-picked or (at the very least) right mouse clicked and dragged, to ensure that only the absolute cream of the crop has ended up between the covers.

What Does It Mean for the Gods to Exist And Other Essays

Ontological antirealism is often traced to Carnap (1950), who held that there are many different ontological frameworks, holding that different sorts of entities exist, and that while some frameworks may be more useful than others for ...

Author: Tom Swiss

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781365329043

Category: Religion


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What is a god? What does it mean to exist? Can one be both an atheist and a Pagan? Do ancient spiritual traditions have any lessons relevant to the Ferguson and Baltimore Uprisings? Could the Buddha legitimately be called a humanistic Pagan? Is nudity – going “skyclad” – too wild for modern spiritual seekers? Does the culture of Burning Man share values with the modern Pagan revival? Explore these and other questions in this collection by one of the most original and outspoken writers in contemporary Paganism. Includes twenty-six pieces by Tom Swiss, including his complete run on the Patheos Pagan “Agora” blog.


As soon as the other person appears I lose the possibilities of my freedom, and with them the mastership of my existence, The Other, Sartre thinks, creates a limit to my freedom by defining me, by “fixing ” me up or localizing me in the ...

Author: Indian Philosophical Congress


ISBN: UCAL:$B525018



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Gift of the Other The

Winner of the 2007 Symposium Book Award presented by Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy The Gift of the Other brings together a philosophical analysis of time, embodiment, and ethical responsibility with a feminist ...

Author: Lisa Guenther

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791481363

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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A philosophical exploration of birth, maternity, and reproduction. Winner of the 2007 Symposium Book Award presented by Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy

The Different Modes of Existence

Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Table of Contents -- The Sphinx of the Work -- The Different Modes of Existence -- First Chapter: Position of the Problem -- Second Chapter: The Intensive Modes of Existence -- Third Chapter: The Specific ...

Author: Etienne Souriau

Publisher: Univocal Publishing

ISBN: 193756150X


Page: 235

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What relation is there between the existence of a work of art and that of a living being? Between the existence of an atom and that of a value like solidarity? These questions become our own each time a reality--whether it is a piece of music, someone we love, or a fictional character--is established and begins to take on an importance in our lives. Like William James or Gilles Deleuze, Souriau methodically defends the thesis of an existential pluralism. There are indeed different manners of existing and even different degrees or intensities of existence: from pure phenomena to objectivized things, by way of the virtual and the "super-existent," to which works of art and the intellect, and even the very fact of morality, bear witness. Existence is polyphonic, and, as a result, the world is considerably enriched and enlarged. Beyond all that exists in the ordinary sense of the term, it is necessary to allow for all sorts of virtual and ephemeral states, transitional realms, and barely begun realities, still in the making, all of which constitute so many "inter-worlds."

Mind Life and Universe

In Mind, Life and Universe they describe in their own words the most important and fascinating aspects of their research. Frank and often irreverent, these interviews will keep even the most casual reader of science books rapt for hours.

Author: Lynn Margulis

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603580373

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Nearly forty of the world's most esteemed scientists discuss the big questions that drive their illustrious careers. Co-editor Eduardo Punset—one of Spain's most loved personages for his popularization of the sciences—interviews an impressive collection of characters drawing out the seldom seen personalities of the world's most important men and woman of science. In Mind, Life and Universe they describe in their own words the most important and fascinating aspects of their research. Frank and often irreverent, these interviews will keep even the most casual reader of science books rapt for hours. Can brain science explain feelings of happiness and despair? Is it true that chimpanzees are just like us when it comes to sexual innuendo? Is there any hard evidence that life exists anywhere other than on the Earth? Through Punset's skillful questioning, readers will meet one scientist who is passionate about the genetic control of everything and another who spends her every waking hour making sure African ecosystems stay intact. The men and women assembled here by Lynn Margulis and Eduardo Punset will provide a source of endless interest. In captivating conversations with such science luminaries as Jane Goodall, James E. Lovelock, Oliver Sachs, and E. O. Wilson, Punset reveals a hidden world of intellectual interests, verve, and humor. Science enthusiasts and general readers alike will devour Mind, Life and Universe, breathless and enchanted by its truths.

Dark Hedges Wizard Island and Other Magical Places That Really Exist

In the age of giants, it was a well-known fact that the colossal creatures did not care for one another. These towering, territorial beings preferred to have space all to themselves, and so, when one giant came across another, ...

Author: L. Rader Crandall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780762467525

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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From a lost city in the desert to a cave alight with thousands of glowworms, learn about some of the most unusual places on earth and the myths, legends, and history behind each of them! Looking at places like The Skeleton Coast in Namibia, Wizard Island in the United States, and The Fairy Tale Route in Germany, The Dark Hedges and Other Magical Places that Really Exist takes young readers on a journey around the world to real places that sound straight out of fantasy. Featuring both natural and man-made wonders, this travel book combines history and storytelling to explore the far reaches of the earth.

The Cure by Love

In so far as it is the other's action, each aims at the destruction and death of the other. But in this there is implicated also the second kind of action, self-activity; for the former implies that it risks its own life.

Author: Jon Robert Schiller


ISBN: UCAL:$C142417


Page: 1194

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Man mortal being a reply to Mr F W Grant s Life and Immortality etc

Mr. Grant may , like others , turn round and say that such a line of reasoning destroys the hope of endless glory for the righteous . But this common retort is not founded in truth . True it is that the same term is employed ...

Author: Robert ROBERTS (Christadelphian.)


ISBN: BL:A0022673926


Page: 115

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The Psychosocial Analysis of a Hopi Life history

The life - history is particularly useful in answering such questions as : What are the consequences of accepting a particular set of causal beliefs ? What is the individual ' s understanding of what is expected of him and of others ...

Author: David Friend Aberle


ISBN: UOM:39015050574279

Category: Hopi Indians

Page: 133

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Romanism as it exists at Rome Exhibited in various inscriptions and other documents in the churches and other ecclesiastical places in that city Collected by the Hon J W Percy and edited by J O French

M. It is not s0 ; for the mass , and prayers and the other good works , although in some measure they are common to all , nevertheless they profit much more those , for whom they are made in particular , than the others . " NO . VIII .

Author: Lord Josceline William PERCY


ISBN: BL:A0020158022



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The Other Side

They're not aware of each other's existence. And yet, in a war-torn country, in a battle that no sane mind can comprehend, their destinies are on a collision course. As the madness of war takes hold of both men, Everette is haunted by ...

Author: Jason Aaron

Publisher: Vertigo

ISBN: UVA:X030203262

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 122

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Two young men who have never met fight on opposite sides of the war, and neither can face the reality of his situation until it is too late.