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Voegelin, Schelling, and the Philosophy of Historical Existence - Jerry Day
In this important new work, Jerry Day brings to light the need for an extensive reinterpretation of the mature philosophy of Eric Voegelin, based on Voegelin’s published and unpublished appreciation for nineteenth-century German philosopher F. W. J. Schelling. Schelling, whom Day maintains was one of the most important guides to Voegelin’s mature philosophy of consciousness and historiography, has been described as the father of several disparate
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Newman's Challenge - Stanley L. Jaki
This study of John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890) confronts a variety of misperceptions of the famous English bishop, especially those that diminish Newman's deep appreciation of the supernatural. As Stanley Jaki writes, "Newman's chief challenge today, as in his times, aims at the defense of the supernatural". Jaki shows that such a defense was, for Newman, far more than a simple intellectual enterprise. For Newman, the supernatural was above all a
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The Development of American Philosophy: A Book of Readings - Walter G. Muelder, Laurence Sears
Includes selected writings from Jonathan Edwards, Samuel Johnson, John Woolman, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Elihu Palmer, Ethan Allen, Thomas Paine, John Witherspoon, William Ellery Channing, Theodore Parker, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, George Santayana, John Fiske, William T. Harris, Josiah Royce, George H. Howison, BOrden Parker Bowne, James Edwin Creighton, Ralph Barton Perry, George Herbert Mead, Charles Sanders
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Philosophy and Feminist Thinking - Jean Grimshaw
Philosophy and Feminist Thinking focuses on some of the central philosophical problems in feminist thinking and their relationship both to feminist practice and to philosophical theories and traditions. The author considers the tensions in feminist arguments about experience and theory, women's nature and self-development, maternal thinking, and the idea of distinctive female ethic-of a 'woman's voice' in philosophy. She asks in what sense philosophy can
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The Way We Never Were: American Families & the Nostalgia Trap - Stephanie Coontz
The Way We Never Were examines two centuries of American family life and shatters a series of myths and half-truths that burden modern families. Placing current family dilemmas in the context of far-reaching economic, political, and demographic changes, Coontz sheds new light on such contemporary concerns as parenting, privacy, love, the division of labor along gender lines, the black family, feminism, and sexual practice.
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Inventing Western Civilization - Thomas C. Patterson
A discussion of the idea of civilization and how, at different times, the concept has been used by the powerful in order to defend their status. It examines how civilization has been closely tied to the rise of capitalism in Western Europe and the development of social classes.
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The Growth of the Mind: And the Endangered Origins of Intelligence - Stanley I. Greenspan, Beryl Lieff Benderly
This compelling book reveals the six fundamental levels that form the architecture of our minds. The growth of these levels, four of which are deeper even than the unconscious, depends on a series of critical but subtle emotional transactions between an infant and a devoted caregiver. In mapping these interactions, Dr. Greenspan formulates the elusive building blocks of creative and analytic thinking and provides an exciting missing link between recent