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The Metaphysics

The Metaphysics

  • Author: Aristotle
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141912014
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 528
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The Metaphysics presents Aristotle's mature rejection of both the Platonic theory that what we perceive is just a pale reflection of reality and the hardheaded view that all processes are ultimately material. He argued instead that the reality or substance of things lies in their concrete forms, and in so doing he probed some of the deepest questions of philosophy: What is existence? How is change possible? And are there certain things that must exist for anything else to exist at all? The seminal notions discussed in The Metaphysics - of 'substance' and associated concepts of matter and form, essence and accident, potentiality and actuality - have had a profound and enduring influence, and laid the foundations for one of the central branches of Western philosophy.

Neurosis and Assimilation

Neurosis and Assimilation

Contemporary Revisions on The Life of the Concept

  • Author: Charles William Johns
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319475428
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 66
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This book deals with the possibility of an ontological and epistemological account of the psychological category 'neurosis'. Intertwining thoughts from German idealism, Continental philosophy and psychology, the book shows how neurosis precedes and exists independently from human experience and lays the foundations for a non-essentialist, non-rational theory of neurosis; in cognition, in perception, in linguistics and in theories of object-relations and vitalism. The personal essays collected in this volume examine such issues as assimilation, the philosophy of neurosis, aneurysmal philosophy, and the connection between Hegel and Neurosis, among others. The volume establishes the connection between a now redundant psycho-analytic term and an extremely progressive discipline of Continental philosophy and Speculative realism.

The Metaphysical Poets

The Metaphysical Poets

  • Author: Helen Gardner
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780140420388
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 309
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John Milton, Thomas Carew, Sir William Davenant, Henry Vaughan, Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, Sir Walter Ralegh, Robert Southwell, John Donne, Richard Crashaw form part of the 17th century poets who became known as metaphysical. In this anthology Dame Helen Gardner has collected together those poets who although never self consciously a school, did possess in common certain features of argument and powerful persuasion.

Analytic Islamic Philosophy

Analytic Islamic Philosophy

  • Author: Anthony Robert Booth
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137541571
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 222
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This book is an introduction to Islamic Philosophy, beginning with its Medieval inception, right through to its more contemporary incarnations. Using the language and conceptual apparatus of contemporary Anglo-American ‘Analytic’ philosophy, this book represents a novel and creative attempt to rejuvenate Islamic Philosophy for a modern audience. It adopts a ‘rational reconstructive’ approach to the history of philosophy by affording maximum hermeneutical priority to the strongest possible interpretation of a philosopher’s arguments while also paying attention to the historical context in which they worked. The central canonical figures of Medieval Islamic Philosophy – al-Kindi, al-Farabi, Avicenna, al-Ghazali, Averroes – are presented chronologically along with an introduction to the central themes of Islamic theology and the Greek philosophical tradition they inherited. The book then briefly introduces what the author collectively refers to as the ‘Pre-Modern’ figures including Suhrawardi, Mulla Sadra, and Ibn Taymiyyah, and presents all of these thinkers, along with their Medieval predecessors, as forerunners to the more modern incarnation of Islamic Philosophy: Political Islam.

Sexuality and Globalization: An Introduction to a Phenomenology of Sexualities

Sexuality and Globalization: An Introduction to a Phenomenology of Sexualities

  • Author: L. Bibard
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137469293
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 101
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The book argues that a universally widespread virility currently prevents humans from realizing their sexualities, which are originally the feminine and the masculine. This obstacle may be traced back to Renaissance humanism, whose core intention is to take control over the so-called 'nature."

The Penguin Classics Book

The Penguin Classics Book

In Search of the Best Books Ever Written

  • Author: Henry Eliot
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141990937
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 480
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Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgamesh to the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature. Stuffed full of stories, author biographies, book summaries and recommendations, and illustrated with thousands of historic Penguin Classic covers, this is an exhilarating and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to explore and discover the best books ever written.

Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings

Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings

  • Author: René Descartes
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141936061
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 256
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Of all the works of the man claimed by many as the father of modern philosophy, the MEDITATIONS, first published in 1641, must surely be Rene Descartes' masterpiece. This volume consists of not only a new translation of the original Latin text and the expanded objections and replies, but also includes selected correspondence and other metaphysical writings from the period 1641-49.

Symbolic Forms as the Metaphysical Groundwork of the Organon of the Cultural Sciences

Symbolic Forms as the Metaphysical Groundwork of the Organon of the Cultural Sciences

Volume 2

  • Author: Israel Bar-Yehuda Idalovichi
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443869775
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 450
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This ambitious work reclassifies and restructures the history of ideas and the philosophy of culture through a wide-ranging and novel use of the idea of the organon. It does so by radically revising standard interpretations and theories of all branches of philosophy, and by providing an intellectual and philosophical foundation for the new organon of the cultural sciences. Furthermore, the seeded idea that saw its growth in the form of this book is the unshakable conviction that the only way by which a new apparatus of philosophy, an organon, could be created is by harking back to the vast sources of imagination, inspiration and mimēsis. This entire study is based on the notion that metaphysics, insofar as it is concerned with the world in its entirety and with human being’s existence and thought, should provide the foundation for the organon of cultural sciences, based on symbolic forms. Given that the colossal amount of information and knowledge of philosophy, arts, humanities, logic, mathematics, social sciences and natural sciences cannot be comprised, analyzed and comprehended per se, it is the organon’s objective to extract the main principles, ideas, postulates, theorems and theories of the cultural sciences, and, subsequently, to shape and restructure them as symbolic forms. Since all these principles are grounded on Becoming—which is not a stable or fixed entity such as Being, substance or thing—the symbolic forms preserve and change, elevate and further the organon of the cultural sciences, via a critical-dialectical process.

Metaphysical Poetry

Metaphysical Poetry

  • Author: Colin Burrow
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141394048
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 400
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A key anthology for students of English literature, Metaphysical Poetry is a collection whose unique philosophical insights are some of the crowning achievements of Renaissance verse, edited with an introduction and notes by Colin Burrow in Penguin Classics. Spanning the Elizabethan age to the Restoration and beyond, Metaphysical poetry sought to describe a time of startling progress, scientific discovery, unrivalled exploration and deep religious uncertainty. This compelling collection of the best and most enjoyable poems from the era includes tightly argued lyrics, erotic and libertine considerations of love, divine poems and elegies of lament by such great figures as John Donne, George Herbert, Andrew Marvell and John Milton, alongside pieces from many other less well known but equally fascinating poets of the age, such as Anne Bradstreet, Katherine Philips and Thomas Traherne. Widely varied in theme, all are characterized by their use of startling metaphors, imagery and language to express the uncertainty of an age, and a profound desire for originality that was to prove deeply influential on later poets and in particular poets of the Modernist movement such as T. S. Eliot. In his introduction, Colin Burrow explores the nature of Metaphysical poetry, its development across the seventeenth century and its influence on later poets and includes A Very Short History of Metaphysical Poetry from Donne to Rochester. This edition also includes detailed notes, a chronology and further reading. Colin Burrow is Reader in Renaissance and Comparative Literature at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He has edited Shakespeare's Sonnets for OUP and The Complete Works of Ben Jonson, and is working on the Elizabethan volume of the Oxford English Literary History. If you enjoyed Metaphysical Poetry, you might like John Donne's Selected Poems, also available in Penguin Classics.

Poetics

Poetics

  • Author: Aristotle,Malcolm Heath
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0140446362
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 61
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Provides a translation of Aristotle's classic study of the nature of poetry.