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The theoretic life - a classical ideal and its modern fate : reflections on the liberal arts

Author: Alexander S Rosenthal-Pubul
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]
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In this work, Alexander Rosenthal Pubul presents a broad examination of the ancient philosophical question: "What is the good life?", while addressing how the liberal arts can help us to answer this question. Greek philosophy distinguished between the "noble" (what is good in itself), from the merely "useful" (good for something else). From thence follows the distinction between the liberal arts which pursue such  Read more...
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Rosenthal-Pubul, Alexander S.
Theoretic Life - a Classical Ideal and Its Modern Fate : Reflections on the Liberal Arts.
Cham : Springer, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander S Rosenthal-Pubul
ISBN: 9783030022815 3030022811
OCLC Number: 1082204997
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Contents: Intro; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Contents; About the Author; List of Figures; Part I: The Emergence of the Theoretic Life in Classical Greek Philosophy; Chapter 1: The New Barbarism: The Contest Between Classical Humanist Culture and Techno-Economic Pragmatism; References; Chapter 2: In Pursuit of the Noble: The Classical Birth of the Liberal Arts; 2.1 The Noble and the Useful Distinguished; 2.2 The Hierarchy of Arts and Sciences; 2.3 The Supreme and Most Noble of the Arts and Sciences; 2.4 The Exaltation and Influence of the Liberal Arts; 2.5 The Subordination of the Mechanical Arts 2.6 Humanism as the Center of the Classical Liberal Arts TraditionReferences; Chapter 3: The Political and the Theoretic Life --
The Challenge of Socrates; 3.1 Nietzsche Against the "Theoretical Man"; 3.2 The Political Nature of the Ethical Quest; 3.3 The Good in Contention; 3.4 The Rhetor-Statesman or the Philosopher-Statesman?; References; Chapter 4: Aristotelian Teleology: The Bridge Between Natural Philosophy and the Problem of "The Good Life"; 4.1 Aristotle and Plato; 4.2 Natural Teleology; 4.3 Man Within Nature --
Is There a Natural Human Telos?; 4.4 The Supreme Good 9.2 Rene Descartes9.3 Benedict Spinoza; The Ethical-Political Implications of Modern Anti-Teleology; References; Chapter 10: The Enlightenment as a Baconian Revolution; References; Chapter 11: Metaphysics Dethroned: Hume, Kant, and the "Self-Limitation of Reason"; 11.1 David Hume's Skeptical Empiricism; 11.2 Kant's Critical Philosophy; 11.3 A Critique of the Critique: Kant's Anti-Metaphysical Revolution and Its Tension with Post-Newtonian Physics; References; Chapter 12: Progressivism, Commerce, and the Triumph of Machine Civilization; 12.1 The Idea of Progress
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