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Knowledge is Beautiful

Knowledge is Beautiful

  • Author: David McCandless
  • Publisher: Collins
  • ISBN: 9780007427925
  • Category: Curiosities and wonders
  • Page: 255
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A fascinating and thoroughly modern glimpse of world knowledge. It offers a deeper, more ranging look at the world and its history, and an entirely democratic, global look at key issues bedded into the foundations of world knowledge - from questions and facts on history and politics to science, literature and more.

The David McCandless Collection

The David McCandless Collection

  • Author: David McCandless
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780008127367
  • Category:
  • Page: 512
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The Great Ethics of Aristotle

The Great Ethics of Aristotle

  • Author: Peter L. P. Simpson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351481894
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 261
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In this follow up to The Eudemian Ethics of Aristotle, Peter L. P. Simpson centres his attention on the basics of Aristotelian moral doctrine as found in the Great Ethics: the definition of happiness, the nature and kind of the virtues, pleasure, and friendship. This work's authenticity is disputed, but Simpson argues that all the evidence favours it. Unlike the Nicomachean and Eudemian Ethics, Aristotle wrote the Great Ethics for a popular audience. It gives us insight less into Aristotle the theoretician than into Aristotle the pedagogue. For this reason, the Great Ethics has distinct advantages as an introduction to Aristotelian ethical thinking: it is simpler and clearer in its argumentation, matters such as the intellectual virtues are made suitably secondary to the practical focus, the moral virtues come through with a pleasing directness, and the work's syllogistic formalism gives it a transparency and accessibility that the other Ethics typically lack. Arius' Epitome, which relies heavily on this work, helps confirm its value and authenticity. Because the Great Ethics is generally neglected by scholars, less has been done to clear up its obscurities or to expose its structure. But to ignore it is to lose another and more instructive way of approaching and appreciating Aristotle's teaching. The translation is prefaced by an analytic outline of the whole, and the several sections of it are prefaced by brief summaries. The commentary supplies fuller descriptions and analyses, sorting out puzzles, removing misunderstandings, and resolving doubts of meaning and intention. This book is a fresh rendition of the work of the preeminent philosopher of all time.

Knowledge: Its Creation, Distribution and Economic Significance, Volume I

Knowledge: Its Creation, Distribution and Economic Significance, Volume I

Knowledge and Knowledge Production

  • Author: Fritz Machlup
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400856000
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 304
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With this first of eight volumes, the eminent economist Fritz Machlup launches his monumental inquiry into the production of knowledge as an economic activity. Volume I presents the conceptual framework for this inquiry and falls into three parts: Types of Knowledge, Qualities of Knowledge, and Knowledge as a Product. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Arts of Connection

Arts of Connection

Poetry, History, Epochality

  • Author: Karen S. Feldman
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3110631490
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 210
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At the intersection of literary theory, philosophy of history and phenomenology, Arts of Connection: Poetry, History, Epochality explores the representation of connections between events in literary, historical and philosophical narratives. Events in a story can be seen as ordered according to proximate causation, which leads diachronically from one event to the next; and they can also be understood in view of the structure of the narrative as a whole – for instance in terms of the unity of plot. Feldman argues that there exists an essential narrative tension between these two kinds of connection, i.e. between the overarching arrangement or plot that holds together events from "outside," as it were, in order to produce an intelligible whole; and the portrayal of one-by-one, "interstitial" connections between events within the narrative. Arts of Connection demonstrates, by means of exemplary moments in Aristotle and classical German poetics, eighteenth-century philosophy of history, and twentieth-century phenomenology, that the task of connection is a fraught one, insofar as the formal unity of narrative competes or interferes with the representation of one-by-one connections between events, and vice versa.

The Eclipse and Recovery of Beauty

The Eclipse and Recovery of Beauty

A Lonergan Approach

  • Author: John Dadosky
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 144266732X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 256
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According to the Swiss theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar, a world that has lost sight of beauty is a world riddled with skepticism, moral and aesthetic relativism, conflicting religious worldviews, and escalating ecological crises. In The Eclipse and Recovery of Beauty, John D. Dadosky uses Kierkegaard and Nietzsche’s negative aesthetics to outline the context of that loss, and presents an argument for reclaiming beauty as a metaphysical property of being. Inspired by Bernard Lonergan’s philosophy of consciousness, Dadosky presents a philosophy of beauty that is grounded in contemporary Thomistic thought. Responding to Balthasar, he argues for a concept of beauty that can be experienced, understood, judged, created, contemplated, and even loved. Deeply engaged with the work of Aquinas, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Kant, among others, The Eclipse and Recovery of Beauty will be essential reading for those interested in contemporary philosophy and theology.

The Evangelical Magazine

The Evangelical Magazine

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Missions
  • Page: N.A
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The Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle

The Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Christianity
  • Page: N.A
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Appletons' Journal

Appletons' Journal

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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