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Insights and oversights of great thinkers : an evaluation of western philosophy

Author: Charles Hartshorne
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1983.
Series: SUNY series in systematic philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Hartshorne
ISBN: 0873956818 9780873956819 0873956826 9780873956826
OCLC Number: 8667052
Description: xviii, 393 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Philosophical achievements of the ancient Greeks: In appreciation of the pre-Socratics --
Lessons from Greek atomism for modern thought --
Plato's near miss: soul as self-moved --
Aristotle's modal view of time and eternity --
Stoics, skeptics, and Greek mystics --
Sketch of Greek ethics and aesthetics --
pt. 2. Between the Greeks and the moderns: Medieval philosophy on general --
What did Anselm discover? --
Duns Scotus, William of Ockham, and others --
pt. 3. Modern (European) philosophers: "The Moses of modern philosophy" --
Spinoza: first of the moderns or last of the medievals? --
The "clearheaded" philosopher --
Hume's metaphysics and its influence --
The neglect of relative predicates in modern philosophy --
Kant's traditionalism --
Schopenhauer's synthesis of East and West: the worst of two worlds --
The unity of opposites in Hegel and Schelling --
Kierkegaard on subjectivity and freedom --
Marxism and metaphysics --
Nietzsche's "Death of God" and deification of causality --
Lotze, Fechner, Cournot, and other nineteenth-century forerunners of process metaphysics --
pt. 4. Recent or contemporary (European) philosophers: Russell and Whitehead: a comparison --
Husserl and Whitehead on the concrete --
Mind and matter in Rhyl, Ayer, and Croce --
Reflections on Wittgenstein --
Karl Popper on Whitehead --
Husserl's most famous (and heretical) disciple --
Sartre: philosopher, novelist, playwright, political writer --
Merleau-Ponty from an Anglo-American perspective.
Series Title: SUNY series in systematic philosophy.
Responsibility: Charles Hartshorne.

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