Category Archives: Religious Philosophy

Das Infoversum (German Edition) by Kurt Oktabetz

By Kurt Oktabetz

Ein umfassendes Weltbild, dessen A und O ein Begriff ist, den jeder kennt, dem jedoch hier eine neue, elementare Bedeutung zukommt: der info. Der Ökonom Kurt Oktabetz durchquert auf der Suche nach der Wahrheit natur- und geisteswissenschaftliche Ebenen, deren Horizonte heute miteinander
verschmelzen. Durch die Verknüpfung wissenschaftshistorischer Tatsachen mit neuesten Erkenntnissen
unseres Computerzeitalters entsteht ein faszinierendes Gesamtbild, das unbekannte Facetten des menschlichen Seins erschließt. Denn die info zieht sich wie ein roter Faden durch sämtliche Disziplinen der Wissenschaft, durch die Natur, das Leben und den menschlichen Geist, bis hin zu jener Linie, hinter der die Erkenntnisse (die relative Wahrheit der Menschheit) im metaphysischen
Nebel verschwinden.
Information ist ein Urelement - bestimmend für jegliche Existenz. Sie überschreitet die metaphysischen Grenzen und findet ihre Heimat in der Transzendenz. Der Begriff des Infoversums steht dann anstelle aller Religionen, und deren Gott oder Götter abstrahieren sich als die unendliche Summe aller Informationen zur Absoluten Wahrheit.

Denn: used to be ist nicht Information

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Otro modo de ver, otro modo de vivir (A los cuatro vientos) by Enrique Martínez Lozano

By Enrique Martínez Lozano

Gran parte de l. a. filosofía occidental y, en consecuencia, los angeles ciencia y aun l. a. misma teología, han identificado el conocer con el pensar, conduciendo a un reduccionismo estrecho y nihilista. Una de las mayores revoluciones de nuestro momento cultural -avalada también por los descubrimientos más recientes de l. a. física cuántica y de las neurociencias- consiste, precisamente, en l. a. toma de conciencia de otro modelo de conocer, infinitamente más rico y ajustado a lo genuine. El primero es el modelo psychological, dualista, que conduce a un conocimiento por análisis y reflexión. El segundo es el modelo no-dual, se asienta en l. a. consciencia o atención no mediada por l. a. mente y conduce a un conocimiento por identidad. Ambos son complementarios: el primero se mueve eficazmente en el mundo de los objetos; el segundo, en el de los angeles realidad no objetivable. De ahí que las cuestiones más decisivas -¿qué es l. a. vida?, ¿qué es los angeles verdad?, ¿quién es Dios?, ¿quién soy yo?...- solo puedan ser respondidas adecuadamente desde este segundo modo de conocer. El tránsito de uno al otro requiere ejercitarse en pasar del pensamiento a los angeles atención, porque solo acallando los angeles mente es posible ver en profundidad, favoreciendo así l. a. vivencia honda, plena y gozosa de lo que somos. Necesitamos urgentemente otro modo de ver para poder vivir de otro modo. Enrique Martínez Lozano (Guadalaviar, Teruel, 1950) es psicoterapeuta, sociólogo y teólogo. Es autor de varios libros y se halla comprometido en los angeles tarea de articular psicología y espiritualidad, abriendo nuevas perspectivas que favorezcan el crecimiento imperative de los angeles character. Su trabajo asume y desarrolla l. a. teoría transpersonal y el modelo no-dual de cognición. www.enriquemartinezlozano.com

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Life, the Universe, and Everything: An Aristotelian by Ric Machuga

By Ric Machuga

--Has sleek technological know-how made philosophy out of date?
--Is the soul actual?
--Do we now have a unfastened will?
--Why should still we be ethical?
--Does God exist, and if that is so, why is there loads ache and anguish on the planet?
--What is the relation among religion and cause?

Ric Machuga takes a holistic method of those questions. No philosophical proposal, irrespective of how small, can reside by myself. principles regularly achieve their strength, strength, and lifestyles from their surroundings--their "ecosystem."

The surroundings of rules defended during this ebook comes from the traditional Greek thinker Aristotle and his medieval interpreter, Thomas Aquinas. the continued relevance in their philosophical concept to twenty-first century concerns is unfolded in attention-grabbing methods.

Life, the Universe, and every little thing is the fabricated from thirty years of educating introductory classes in philosophy. Assuming no previous heritage, it in basic terms calls for of readers an enquiring brain and a willingness to think twice. an excellent advisor to the massive questions we face.

"'Ideas continually exist in an ecosystem.' Patiently unpacking this straightforward yet strong fact with the ability of a grasp instructor, Ric Machuga has written a publication as clever because it is winsomely modest."
--John Wilson
Editor, Books & Culture

"This is a sincerely written, splendidly enticing account of Aristotelianism for our modern global. it's, in brief, a safety of `first philosophy,' the concept that philosophy and philosophical mirrored image is the start line of, and that which illuminates and clarifies, all that we think that we all know within the different disciplines within the collage, in particular the demanding sciences. I applaud Professor Machuga for this awesome book."
--Francis J. Beckwith
Professor of Philosophy and Church-State Studies
Baylor University

"Modestly yet engagingly written, and but bold in scope, this 'Aristotelian' travel of the good loci of philosophy is a travel de strength. it's the fruit, no longer of quickly-written 'research', yet of decades' instructing of fundamental, vintage texts, and it exhibits. A cautious analyzing will offer a philosophical schooling, within the out of date experience of that note. The reader will placed the booklet down either higher expert, and wiser."
--Paul Helm
Regent collage, Vancouver, BC

Ric Machuga has taught philosophy and within the Honor application at Butte university for thirty years. he's the writer of In safety of the Soul (2002) and diverse items for Books and tradition.

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Josiah Royce for the Twenty-first Century: Historical, by Kelly Parker,Krzysztof Skowronski,Zbigniew Ambrozewicz,Marc

By Kelly Parker,Krzysztof Skowronski,Zbigniew Ambrozewicz,Marc M. Anderson,Randall E. Auxier,Thomas O. Buford,Gary L. Cesarz,Rossella Fabbrichesi,Matthew Caleb Flamm,Richard A. S. Hall,Jacquelyn Ann K. Kegley,Wojciech Malecki,Bette J. Manter,Ludwig Nagl,Igna

The 16 chapters of Josiah Royce for the Twenty-first Century are papers from the Fourth Annual convention on American and ecu Values / foreign convention on Josiah Royce, held on the Institute of Philosophy, college of Opole, Poland in June 2008. The presentation of various views, and the improvement of many exact, promising strands of inquiry from the spring of Royce’s paintings, determine that Royce deals major assets for a couple of components of latest philosophy.

The ebook is geared up into 4 elements: (I) ancient Reinterpretations, (II) Ethics: Interpretations of Loyalty, (III) non secular Philosophy, and (IV) modern Implications. part I considers Royce’s place within the heritage if principles, with papers on his account of individuation, his enlargement on a key suggestion from Kant, his use and contribution to mathematical and philosophical conceptions of the countless and absolutely the, and his edition of Peircean semiotics. Sections II and III encompass concentrated readings of Royce’s paintings concerning ethics and non secular philosophy, respectively. part IV is the main assorted within the issues lined, with papers that carry Royce into modern discussions of psychology, of the matter of reference, of Rortyan neo-pragmatism, and of literary aesthetics.
The function of the Opole convention used to be to elicit clean views at the paintings of Josiah Royce from a world team of participants. This assortment achieves that objective through offering new ways to particularly known writings, through drawing out promising implications of Roycean topics, and by way of making surely new purposes of his principles. Josiah Royce for the Twenty-first Century offers a wealthy interplay between a various mixture of commentators, who retrieve and build promising new insights from the paintings of 1 of America's maximum thinkers.

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Lessing: Philosophical and Theological Writings (Cambridge by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing,H. B. Nisbet

By Gotthold Ephraim Lessing,H. B. Nisbet

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729–81), philosopher, dramatist and controversialist of many-sided pursuits, is the main consultant determine of the German Enlightenment. His defence of Spinoza, who had frequently been condemned as an atheist, provoked a huge controversy in philosophy, and his book of H. S. Reimarus' radical attack on Christianity ended in basic adjustments in Protestant theology. This quantity provides the main finished assortment thus far in English of Lessing's philosophical and theological writings, a number of of that are right here translated for the 1st time. they're edited and translated via H. B. Nisbet, who additionally presents an creation that units them of their ancient and philosophical contexts.

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Humanism in Economics and Business: Perspectives of the by Domènec Melé,Martin Schlag

By Domènec Melé,Martin Schlag

This e-book bargains assorted views on Humanism as built by means of Catholic Social educating, with a selected specialize in its relevance in economics and company. The paintings consists of 3 sections, protecting what's intended through Christian Humanism, the way it hyperlinks with financial task, and its sensible relevance within the company international of at the present time. It studies the old improvement of Christian Humanism and discusses the arguments which justify it within the present cultural context and the way it contributes to human improvement. The publication argues that the present acceptance of human dignity and the life of innate human rights are either finally rooted in Christian Humanism. It units out the significance of the idea that for monetary actions, and the way Christian Humanism can function a metaphysical origin and moral foundation for a social marketplace financial system. using Christian Humanism to company results in the centrality of the individual in firms and to seeing the corporate as a neighborhood of people operating jointly for the typical strong. 3 thought-provoking case reports illustrate the wide-reaching optimistic affects of making use of Christian Humanism within the organization.​

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Da Criação do Mundo: E outros escritos (Portuguese Edition) by Fílon de Alexandria

By Fílon de Alexandria

Da Criação do Mundo e outros escritos reúne alguns dos escritos teológicos mais importantes de Fílon de Alexandria (25 a.C - c. 50 d.C.), o primeiro teólogo a valer-se em sua ciência da filosofia grega, o que fez dele um cruzamento de caminhos de que surgiria, entre outras correntes filosóficas, o neoplatonismo.

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Contesting Spirit by Tyler T. Roberts

By Tyler T. Roberts

Challenging the dominant scholarly consensus that Nietzsche is just an enemy of faith, Tyler Roberts examines where of faith in Nietzsche's idea and Nietzsche's suggestion as a website of faith. Roberts argues that Nietzsche's conceptualization and cultivation of an affirmative self require that we interrogate the ambiguities that mark his criticisms of asceticism and mysticism. What emerges is a imaginative and prescient of Nietzsche's philosophy because the enactment of a religious quest trained via transfigured types of non secular tropes and practices.

Nietzsche criticizes the ascetic hatred of the physique and this-worldly existence, but engages in rigorous practices of self-denial--he sees philosophy as one of these practice--and affirms the necessity of implementing affliction on oneself with a purpose to improve the spirit. He dismisses the "intoxication" of mysticism, but hyperlinks mysticism, strength, and creativity, and describes his personal self-transcending reports. The tensions in his relation to faith are heavily on the topic of that among negation and confirmation in his pondering regularly. In Roberts's view, Nietzsche's transfigurations of faith supply assets for a postmodern spiritual mind's eye. notwithstanding as a "master of suspicion," Nietzsche, with Freud and Marx, is a vital part of contemporary antireligion, he has the ability to take us past the flat, smooth contrast among the secular and the religious--a contrast that, on the finish of modernity, begs to be reexamined.

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Moses Mendelssohn’s Living Script: Philosophy, Practice, by Elias Sacks

By Elias Sacks

Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786) is frequently defined because the founding father of smooth Jewish proposal and as a number one thinker of the overdue Enlightenment. one among Mendelssohn's major matters used to be how you can conceive of the connection among Judaism, philosophy, and the civic lifetime of a latest country. Elias Sacks explores Mendelssohn's landmark account of Jewish practice--Judaism's "living script," to exploit his recognized phrase--to current a broader studying of Mendelssohn's writings and expand inquiry into conversations approximately modernity and faith. via learning Mendelssohn's suggestion in those dimensions, Sacks means that he indicates a deep problem with heritage. Sacks provides a view of a foundational second in Jewish modernity and forwards new methods of brooding about ritual perform, the advance of traditions, and the function of faith in society.

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Consciousness and the Existence of God: A Theistic Argument by J.P. Moreland

By J.P. Moreland

In Consciousness and the lifestyles of God, J.P. Moreland argues that the lifestyles of finite, irreducible attention (or its common, law-like correlation with actual states) offers proof for the lifestyles of God. additionally, he analyzes and criticizes the head consultant of rival techniques to explaining the beginning of cognizance, together with John Searle’s contingent correlation, Timothy O’Connor’s emergent necessitation, Colin McGinn’s mysterian ‘‘naturalism,’’ David Skrbina’s panpsychism and Philip Clayton’s pluralistic emergentist monism. Moreland concludes that those ways could be rejected in desire of what he calls ‘‘the Argument from Consciousness.’’

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