Adventures in Transcendental Materialism

... and the transcendent are not synonymous. Within Kant's transcendental idealism, although transcendent things-in-themselves are unknowable (i.e., lying “beyond human knowledge,” as Connolly 302 Adventures in Transcendental Materialism.

Author: Adrian Johnston

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748673308

Category: Philosophy

Page: 376

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Critically engaging with thinkers including Slavoj Zizek, Alain Badiou, Catherine Malabou, Jean-Claude Milner, Martin Hagglund, William Connolly and Jane Bennett, Johnston formulates a materialist and naturalist account of subjectivity that does full justice to human beings as irreducible to natural matter alone."e;

The Adventures of Transcendental Philosophy

The other points of reference in the transcendental questioning are Husserl's transcendental phenomenology and Dilthey's transcendental hermeneutics, both of which will be discussed and co-related to Heidegger's own existential analytic ...

Author: Eduardo Mendieta

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742512214

Category: Philosophy

Page: 217

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In The Adventures of Transcendental Philosophy, critical theory scholar Eduardo Mendieta examines the philosophical origins of discourse ethics through the prism of Apel's thought. Mendieta finds that Apel fundamentally transformed German philosophy, which had become stagnant in the years before World War II, and deeply influenced later thinkers such as Jürgen Habermas.

Adventures of Ideas

We have found the growth of Art : its gradual sublimation into the pursuit of Truth and Beauty : the sublimation of the egoistic aim by its inclusion of the transcendent whole : the youthful zest in the transcendent aim : the sense of ...

Author: Alfred North Whitehead

Publisher: CUP Archive


Category: Bible


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The Open Secret

The Transcendent Adventure: Studies of Religion in Science Fiction/Fantasy, pp. 127-44, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985. Q As pointed out by Christopher Garbowski, Recovery and Transcendence for the Contemporary Mythmaker: The ...

Author: Alister E. McGrath

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444358063

Category: Religion

Page: 387

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Natural theology, in the view of many, is in crisis. In this long-awaited book, Alister McGrath sets out a new vision for natural theology, re-establishing its legitimacy and utility. A timely and innovative resource on natural theology: the exploration of knowledge of God as it is observed through nature Written by internationally regarded theologian and author of numerous bestselling books, Alister McGrath Develops an intellectually rigorous vision of natural theology as a point of convergence between the Christian faith, the arts and literature, and the natural sciences, opening up important possibilities for dialogue and cross-fertilization Treats natural theology as a cultural phenomenon, broader than Christianity itself yet always possessing a distinctively Christian embodiment Explores topics including beauty, goodness, truth, and the theological imagination; how investigating nature gives rise to both theological and scientific theories; the idea of a distinctively Christian approach to nature; and how natural theology can function as a bridge between Christianity and other faiths

The Postmodern Humanism of Philip K Dick

In their fascinating essay “Religious Imagi— nation and Imagined Religion” (in The Transcendent Adventure: Studies in Science Fiction/Fantasy, ed. Robert Reilly, Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction and Fantasy, no.

Author: Jason P. Vest

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810866973

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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From his 1952 short story 'Roog' to the novels The Divine Invasion and VALIS, few authors have had as great of an impact in the latter half of the 20th century as Philip K. Dick. In The Postmodern Humanism of Philip K. Dick, Jason Vest explores the work of this prolific, subversive, and mordantly funny science-fiction writer. He examines how Dick adapted the conventions of science fiction and postmodernism to reflect humanist concerns about the difficulties of maintaining identity, agency, and autonomy in the latter half of the 20th century. In addition to an extensive analysis of the novel Now Wait for Last Year, Vest makes intellectually provocative comparisons between Dick and the works of Franz Kafka, Jorge Luis Borges, and Italo Calvino. He offers a detailed examination of Dick's literary relationship to all three authors, illuminating similarities between Dick and Kafka that have not previously been discussed, as well as similarities between Dick and Borges that scholars frequently note but fail to explore in detail. Like Kafka, Borges, and Calvino, Dick employs fantastic, unreal, and visionary fiction to reflect the disruptions, dislocations, and depressing realities of twentieth-century life. By comparing him to these other writers, Vest demonstrates that Dick's fiction is a fascinating barometer of postmodern American life even as it participates in an international tradition of visionary literature.

Adventures in Spirituality

Whereas supernatural theism emphasizes God's transcendence—God's otherness, God as more than the universe—panentheism affirms both the transcendence and immanence of God. It does not deny or subordinate one in order to affirm the other.

Author: Robert P. Vande Kappelle

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725263888

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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Contrary to popular culture, the goal of life is not happiness, but meaning. Those who seek happiness by trying to avoid or finesse conflict, suffering, doubt, and change will find life increasingly superficial. Feeling good is a flawed measure of life, but living meaningfully is transformative, for then one is living a developmental rather than a regressive agenda. The ego does whatever it can to make itself comfortable, whereas spirituality is about wholeness. Adventures in Spirituality represents the culmination of Dr. Vande Kappelle’s forty-year teaching career, incorporating in one volume his views on topics as varied as theology, Christology, biblical interpretation, spirituality, ethics, world religions, religion and science, faith and reason, and church history. Reared in Costa Rica, the son of missionary parents, Dr. Vande Kappelle describes his journey from belief to faith as a transition from precritical to postcritical understanding, from evangelical Christianity to what he calls “alternative orthodoxy.” Narrating the shift from first- to second-half-of-life experience, he introduces readers to core principles that shaped his values, thinking, and way of life. Useful for individual or group study, Adventures in Spirituality encourages readers to take risks with their lives and faith, affirming that this is how one grows spiritually.

Adventures of the Dialectic

Even if the Calvinistic choice has transcendent motives which capitalism is unaware of , we can still say that in ... a state that really contained all that humanity had been and all that it could ever be 22 / ADVENTURES OF THE DIALECTIC.

Author: Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810105969

Category: Philosophy

Page: 237

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Maurice Merleau-Ponty (French pronunciation: [m is m lop? ti]) (14 March 1908 - 3 May 1961) was a French phenomenological philosopher, strongly influenced by Karl Marx, Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger in addition to being closely associated with Jean-Paul Sartre (who later stated he had been "converted" to Marxism by Merleau-Ponty) and Simone de Beauvoir. At the core of Merleau-Ponty's philosophy is a sustained argument for the foundational role that perception plays in understanding the world as well as engaging with the world. Like the other major phenomenologists Merleau-Ponty expressed his philosophical insights in writings on art, literature, linguistics, and politics. He was the only major phenomenologist of the first half of the twentieth century to engage extensively with the sciences and especially with descriptive psychology. Because of this engagement his writings have become influential in the recent project of naturalizing phenomenology, in which phenomenologists use the results of psychology and cognitive science.