Insights and Oversights of the Great Thinkers: An Evaluation of Western Philosophy

Предња корица
SUNY Press, 01.01.1983. - 393 страница
One learns a great deal about a major philosopher by coming to appreciate his perspective on the history of philosophy. Here Charles Hartshorne gives us just such a perspective on the history of philosophy and thereby on himself. This is a reexamination of the history of philosophy, looking at neglected aspects of the philosophers' thought, interpreting their views in a sharply focused, controversial manner in order to show the origins and development within the Western tradition of the metaphysical and moral views represented by process philosophy. The result is a fresh look at the tradition.

This is a clearly written, readable, original, and constructive interpretation of the history of philosophy in hte West from the sixth century before Christ to the present. As the best-known living representative of process philosophy, Hartshorne shows that it has anticipations in Plato, Aristotle, Leibniz, Hegel, Schelling, and many others, even including the materialist Epicurus and the atheist Nietzsche. Process philosophy and theology have significant overlap with the views of most of the creative, constructive philosophers and theologians of recent times, including Peirce, William James, Bergson, Heidegger, Paul Weiss, Berdyaev, John Findlay, Paul Tillich, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and others. This philosophy takes creative freedom, transcending causal determinism, and a generalized idea of sympathy--"feeling of feeling," love--as universal principles of life and nature.
 

Шта други кажу - Напишите рецензију

Нисмо пронашли ниједну рецензију на уобичајеним местима.

Садржај

In Appreciation of the PreSocratics
13
Lessons from Greek Atomism for Modern Thought
16
Platos Near Miss Soul as SelfMoved
23
Aristotles Modal View of Time and Eternity
40
Stoics Skeptics and Greek Mystics
57
Sketch of Greek Ethics and Aesthetics
61
Between the Greeks and the Moderns
65
Medieval Philosophy in General
67
The Unity of Opposites in Hegel and Schelling
195
Kierkegaard on Subjectivity and Freedom
212
Marxism and Metaphysics
219
Nietzches Death of God and Deification of Causality
234
Lotze Fechner Cournot and Other NineteenthCentury Forerunners of Process Metaphysics
246
Recent or Contemporary European Philosophers
253
Russell and Whitehead A Comparison
255
Husserl and Whitehead on the Concrete
269

What Did Anselm Discover?
93
Duns Scotus William of Ockham and Others
104
Modern European Philosophers
109
The Moses of Modern Philosophy
111
Spinoza First of the Moderns or Last of the Medievals?
118
The Clearheaded Philosopher
127
Humes Metaphysics and Its Influence
136
The Neglect of Relative Predicates in Modern Philosophy
151
Kants Traditionalism
170
Schopenhauers Synthesis of East and West The Worst of Two Worlds
189
Mind and Matter in Ryle Ayer and Croce
283
Reflections on Wittgenstein
293
Karl Popper on Whitehead
306
Husserls Most Famous and Heretical Disciple
323
Sartre Philosopher Novelist Playwright Political Writer
332
MerleauPonty from an AngloAmerican Perspective
339
Summary of Insights and Oversights
364
Index of Topics
381
Index of Persons
389
Ауторска права

Друга издања - Прикажи све

Чести термини и фразе

Популарни одломци

Страница v - tis my faith that every flower Enjoys the air it breathes. The birds around me hopped and played, Their thoughts I cannot measure : — But the least motion which they made, It seemed a thrill of pleasure. The budding twigs spread out their fan, To catch the breezy air; And I must think, do all I can, That there was pleasure there. If this belief from heaven be sent, If such be Nature's holy plan, Have I not reason to lament What man has made of man?

О аутору (1983)

Charles Hartshorne's life and thought span more than eight decades. Ashbel Smith Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Texas as Austin, he has made a vast contribution to the literature of philosophy and theology. He is most notably the author of Whitehead's Philosophy, Creative Synthesis and Philosophic Method, A Natural Theology for Our Time, The Logic of Perfection and Other Essays in Neoclassical Metaphysics, and numerous other books and articles. Dr. Hartshorne is also a past president of the Western Division of the American Philosophical Association, the Metaphysics Society of America, the Charles Peirce Society, the Society for Philosophy of Religion, and the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology.

Библиографски подаци