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The philosophy of Paul Weiss

Author: Paul Weiss; Lewis Edwin Hahn
Publisher: Chicago : Open Court, ©1995.
Series: Library of living philosophers, v. 23.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Born in 1901, Paul Weiss has made major contributions to several branches of philosophy, as well as to teaching and scholarly publishing. Alfred North Whitehead remarked: "The danger of philosophical teaching is that it may become dead-alive, but in Paul Weiss's presence that is impossible." Weiss is widely believed to be America's greatest living speculative metaphysician, but he has also made notable philosophical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Weiss, Paul
Named Person: Paul Weiss; Paul Weiss; Paul Weiss
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Weiss; Lewis Edwin Hahn
ISBN: 0812692993 9780812692990
OCLC Number: 33899899
Description: xix, 705 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Lost in thought : alone with others / Paul Weiss --
Metaphysics, interpretation, and the subject / Hans Lenk --
Metaphysics and the social construction of human nature / John Lachs --
The dunamis of explanation / Daniel O. Dahlstrom --
Cosmos and chaos : Weiss's systematic categorization of the universe / Paul G. Kuntz --
The five ontologies of Paul Weiss / Andrew J. Reck --
Philosophical inquiry and reflective historical engagement : some right and wrong uses of history in philosophy / George R. Lucas, Jr. --
History and histories : Weiss and the problematization of the historical / Thomas R. Flynn --
Experience and possibilities / Nathan Rotenstreich --
Paul Weiss and pragmatism : a dialogue / Sandra B. Rosenthal --
Adumbration and metaphysics after pragmatism / Kevin Kennedy --
Paul Weiss's vision of philosophy and nature / Jay Schulkin --
The self revisited / Eric Walther --
Method / David Weissman --
The transient now / Abner Shimony --
Is adventurous humility possible? : The one for the many / Jacquelyn Ann K. Kegley --
Philosophy and religious pluralism / Eugene Thomas Long --
Paul Weiss's theology / Robert Cummings Neville --
Weiss's early substitutional logic / Robert L. Castiglione --
Paul Weiss, metaphysics, and the problem of induction / Eugenio Benitez --
Real possibility and moral obligation / Richard L. Barber --
Reasonable persons and the good : reflections on an aspect of Weiss's ethical thought / Antonio S. Cua --
Paul Weiss and the foundations of political philosophy / Thomas Krettek --
Creativity and the dunamis / William Desmond --
System, method, and style in a philosophy of art / George Kimball Plochmann --
Paul Weiss's account of the dynamic structure of creative acts / Carl R. Hausman --
Paul Weiss : metaphysics and aesthetics / Robert E. Wood --
Weiss, sport, and the Greek ideal / Daniel A. Dombrowski --
The metaphysics of sport : the play as process / S.K. Wertz.
Series Title: Library of living philosophers, v. 23.
Responsibility: edited by Lewis Edwin Hahn.
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Born in 1901, Paul Weiss has made major contributions to several branches of philosophy, as well as to teaching and scholarly publishing. Alfred North Whitehead remarked: "The danger of philosophical teaching is that it may become dead-alive, but in Paul Weiss's presence that is impossible." Weiss is widely believed to be America's greatest living speculative metaphysician, but he has also made notable philosophical contributions to the discussion of sports, the arts, religion, logic, and politics. Professor Weiss has been highly productive: his Being and Other Realities (1995) was hailed as one of his most exciting books, and as this volume goes to press he is hard at work on yet another major treatise.

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