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TitleThe Quest for the Absolute [electronic resource] / edited by Frederick J. Adelmann
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1966
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-7491-6
Descript 228 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Hegel once said that philosophy is the "world stood on its head" and Karl Marx credited his own philosophic genius with setting the Hegelยญ ian world right side up again. But both of these intellectual Atlases of the philosophical sphere that hid before our mind's eye a symbol bears further reflection. Philosophy down the ages has always involved at least two elements, first, the universe of being as its objective pole and second, man gazing into this crystallic sphere as the subjective pole. The "world" of Hegel and Marx and of most philosophers can be interpreted to mean the world we know and live in and about which all philosophers wonder. Thus for the philosopher - whoever he be - the concern of his interest is not limited to any particular segment of reality and no thing is off-limits to the beams of his mental radar. Yet this scope seems to many too vast and proud an enterprise. The philosopher seems to leap upon his horse and ride off in all directions at once. He is the day dreamer who indulges in fantasy and escapes from the world of practical concern and anxiety. On the other hand the reflective person must concede that it is the ideas ofthe philosophers more than the strategems of the generals that have shaped history and destinies


CONTENT

The Nature of the Human Intellect as it is Expounded in Themistiusโ{128}{153} โ{128}{156}Paraphrasis in Libros Aristotelis de Animaโ{128}{157} -- The Theory of Will in St. John Damascene -- Idea and Concept: a Key to Epistemology -- Divine Providence in St. Thomas Aquinas -- Descartes on Distinction -- Hegel and the Doctrine of Historicity of Vladimir Solovyov -- The Salient Features of the Marxist-Leninist Theory of Knowledge -- A. Metaphysical Critique of Method: Husserl and Merleau-Ponty


Philosophy Political philosophy Philosophy Philosophy general Political Philosophy



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