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Beyond Reason

Author : Sanjay Seth
ISBN : 9780197500590
Genre : Political Science
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The knowledge disseminated by universities and mobilized by states to govern populations has been globally dominant for more than a century. It first emerged in the early modern period in Europe and subsequently became globalized through colonialism. Despite the historical and cultural specificity of its origins, modern Western knowledge was thought to have transcended its particularities such that, unlike pre-modern and non-Western knowledges, it was "universal," or true for all times and places. In this bold and ambitious book, Sanjay Seth argues that modern knowledge and the social sciences are a product of Western modernity claiming a spurious universality: that what we treat as the "truths" discovered by social scientific reason are instead a parochial knowledge. Drawing upon and deriving its critical energies principally from postcolonial theory, Beyond Reason traverses many disciplines, including science studies, social history, art and music history, political science, and anthropology, and engages with a range of contemporary thinkers including Butler, Habermas, Chakrabarty, Chatterjee, and Rawls. It demonstrates that while global in their impact, the social sciences do not and cannot transcend the Western historical and cultural circumstances in which they emerged. If the social sciences are not explained and validated simply by the fact that they are "true," it becomes possible to ask what purpose they serve, what it is that they "do." A defining feature of modern knowledge is that it is divided into disciplines, each with its own object of inquiry and corresponding protocols, and thus asking what such knowledge "does" requires asking what purpose disciplines serve. It also requires asking what ways of understanding the world they facilitate and what they disallow. Beyond Reason proceeds to anatomize the disciplines of history and political science to ask what representations and relations with the past and with politics these academic disciplines enable, and what ways of understanding and engaging the world they foreclose.

Beyond Reason

Author : Ken Lizotte
ISBN : 9781469109190
Genre : Business & Economics
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Question prevailing wisdom, author Ken Lizotte says, whenever your own experiences and instincts suggest otherwise. In Beyond Reason, he shows how such counter-wisdom can not only turn out for the best but will often be fully supported by scientific evidence. Citing studies, surveys and other investigations, he plows through sacred cows and popular notions, concluding again and again that going beyond reason may offer the surest path to wished-for results, common sense and peace of mind. Your assumptions about life will never be the same.

Beyond Reason

Author : Miki Kashtan
ISBN : UCAL:C3288106
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Reasoning Beyond Reason

Author : Jeff Sellars
ISBN : 9781630879716
Genre : Religion
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There is a seeming dichotomy in C. S. Lewis's writing. On the one hand we see the writer of argumentative works, and on the other hand we have the imaginative poet. Lewis also found this dichotomy within himself. When he was a rationalist and atheist he found that these two sides of him were pulling in different directions: he believed that his rationalist side could not be reconciled with his imaginative side. Once he became a Christian, he eventually found a means of marrying the two--principally, through story and myth. Within C. S. Lewis studies, there is also a common conception of Lewis as a modern rationalist philosopher, i.e., a rationalist who thinks arguments (and his arguments in particular) are the last answer on the questions he undertakes. Reasoning beyond Reason attempts to take this view to task by placing Lewis back into his pre-modern context and showing that his sources and influences are classical ones. In this process Lewis is viewed through the idea that imagination and reason are connected in an intimate way: they are different expressions of a single divine source of truth, and there is an imagination already present upon which reason works. Lewis's "transpositional" view of imagination implicitly pushes towards a somewhat radical position: the imagination is to be seen as theological in its reliance upon something more than the merely material; it necessarily relies on a transcendent funding for its use and meaning. In other words, the imagination is a well-source for what we might normally label "rational."

Beyond Reason And Tolerance

Author : Robert J. Thompson Jr.
ISBN : 9780199969791
Genre : Psychology
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The major challenges facing higher education are often framed in terms of preparing students for life-long learning. Society's 21st century needs require civic-minded individuals who have the intellectual and personal capabilities to constructively engage political, ethnic, and religious differences, work effectively, and live together with many different kinds of people in a more global society. In this volume, Robert J. Thompson aims to influence the current conversation about the purposes and practices of higher education. Beyond Reason and Tolerance adopts a developmental science basis to inform the transformations in undergraduate educational practices that are necessary to empower students to act globally and constructively engage difference. It synthesizes current scholarship regarding the nature and development of three core capacities deemed essential: A personal epistemology that reflects a sophisticated understanding of knowledge, beliefs, and ways of thinking; empathy and the capacity to understand the mental states of others; and an integrated identity that includes values, commitments, and a sense of agency for civic and social responsibility. Beyond Reason and Tolerance argues that to foster the development of these capabilities, colleges and universities must recommit to providing a formative liberal education and adopt a developmental model of undergraduate education as a process of intellectual and personal growth, involving empathy as well as reasoning, values as well as knowledge, and identity as well as competencies. Thompson focuses on emerging adulthood as an especially dynamic time of reorganization and development of the brain that both influences, and is influenced by, the undergraduate experience. Advances in our understanding of human development and learning are synthesized with regard to the direct implications for undergraduate education practices.

Wisdom Beyond Reason

Author : Shripad Rama Sharma
ISBN : MINN:31951P004462259
Genre : Knowledge, Theory of (Hinduism)
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Southern Presbyterian Review

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ISBN : WISC:89077088755
Genre : Presbyterianism
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History Of Islamic Philosophy

Author : Oliver Leaman
ISBN : 9781000159028
Genre : Philosophy
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Islamic philosophy has often been treated as being largely of historical interest, belonging to the history of ideas rather than to philosophical study. This volume successfully overturns that view. Emphasizing the living nature and rich diversity of the subject, it examines the main thinkers and schools of thought, discusses the key concepts of Islamic philosophy and covers a vast geographical area. This indispensable reference tool includes a comprehensive bibliography and an extensive index.

The Voice Of The Bridegroom

Author : Benjamin A. Roberts
ISBN : 9781725290754
Genre : Religion
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Preaching is a relational act. This book explores the relationship between the preacher and the assembly as a spousal relationship. Written by a parish pastor with a doctorate in preaching and rooted in the Roman Catholic notion of the priest as bridegroom of the church, this work examines characteristics of the spousal relationship between husband and wife and then provides an analysis of the ministerial priesthood through this nuptial lens. This nuptial reflection on the ministerial priesthood is then applied to preaching. This book presents a nuptial hermeneutic or vision for preaching and the implications of this vision for the assembly, the preacher, the homily, and the homiletical method. The appendices include a one-page strategy for preaching summarizing the homiletical method, a rubric for homily evaluation by members of the assembly, and two sample homilies.

Lectures Vol 5

Author : Swami Vivekananda
ISBN : 9783849695156
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Swami Vivekananda was an Indian Hindu monk and chief disciple of the 19th-century saint Ramakrishna. He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century. This book includes the following of his brilliant lectures: The Methods And Purpose Of Religion The Nature Of The Soul And Its Goal The Importance Of Psychology Nature And Man Concentration And Breathing Introduction To Jnana-Yoga The Vedanta Philosophy And Christianity Worshipper And Worshipped Formal Worship Divine Love ... and many more ...

Ethical Questions

Author : Bina Gupta
ISBN : 0742513130
Genre : Philosophy
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Eastern Philosophy represents one of the most ancient intellectual traditions of human culture, yet it is generally ignored by Western philosophers. Today more than ever, the need for understanding in a global community should be stressed as the scope, scale, and complexity of social changes increase. Bina Gupta strives to obtain a harmonious balance between the two traditions in her book Ethical Questions: East and West. Both ancient and modern sources such as the Buddha, Aristotle, the Upanishads, Simone de Beauvoir, Kant, and Alasdair MacIntyre are used to illustrate the varying traditions.

History Of Italian Philosophy

Author : Eugenio Garin
ISBN : 9789042023215
Genre : Social Science
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This book is a treasure house of Italian philosophy. Narrating and explaining the history of Italian philosophers from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century, the author identifies the specificity, peculiarity, originality, and novelty of Italian philosophical thought in the men and women of the Renaissance. The vast intellectual output of the Renaissance can be traced back to a single philosophical stream beginning in Florence and fed by numerous converging human factors. This work offers historians and philosophers a vast survey and penetrating analysis of an intellectual tradition which has heretofore remained virtually unknown to the Anglophonic world of scholarship.

Economics In Spirit And Truth

Author : N. Wariboko
ISBN : 9781137475503
Genre : Philosophy
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Wariboko offers a critical-philosophical perspective on the logics and dynamics of finance capital in the twenty-first century in order to craft a model of the care of the soul that will enable citizens to not only better negotiate their economic existences and moral evaluations within it, but also resist its negative impact on social life.

The Percipience

Author : Shiva Kanaujia Sukula
ISBN : 9781482849486
Genre : Poetry
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Life is subtly intense to explore and unearth everything that comes across. Spares no chance to bring everything to surface though the smile is fake or laughter is trade; the poems in the book have contrived to reveal the every facet that is labyrinthine about temporal relations or intimate behaviors. The author presents the human inclinations and demeanor conduct in an alluring way that comprehends the myriad experiences as penetrations beyond the skin as well as perception.

Christian History

Author : Alister E. McGrath
ISBN : 9781118337790
Genre : Religion
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A major new introduction to the global history of Christianity, written by one of the world’s leading theologians and author of numerous bestselling textbooks. Provides a truly global review by exploring the development of Christianity and related issues in Asia, Latin America and Africa, and not just focusing on Western concerns Spanning more than two millennia and combining elements of theology, history, and culture, it traces the development of all three branches of Christianity – Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox – providing context to Christianity’s origins and its links to Judaism Looks beyond denominational history at Christianity’s impact on individuals, society, politics, and intellectual thought, as well as on art, architecture, and the natural sciences Combines McGrath’s acute historical sensibility with formidable organizational skill, breaking the material down into accessible, self-contained historical periods Offers an accessible and student-oriented text, assuming little or no advance theological or historical knowledge on the part of the reader

Medieval Philosophy And Modern Times

Author : Ghita Holmström-Hintikka
ISBN : 0792361024
Genre : History
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Modern developments in philosophy have provided us with tools, logical and methodological, that were not available to Medieval thinkers - a development that has its dangers as well as opportunities. Modern tools allow one to penetrate old texts and analyze old problems in new ways, offering interpretations that the old thinkers could not have known. But unless one remains sensitive to the fact that language has undergone changes, bringing with it a shift in the meaning of terminology, one can easily perpetrate an anachronism. Yet there is a growing need to bring modern tools and to bear on the struggle for greater understanding of the problems studied and the solutions found by the ancient scholars. If we remain sensitive to the dangers, this openness to new methods can be expected to widen our perspectives and deepen our knowledge of old material. The focus in the present volume is on problems in Medieval and contemporary philosophy of religion.

The Homilist

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The History Of Scottish Theology Volume I

Author : David Fergusson
ISBN : 9780198759331
Genre : Religion
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This three-volume work comprises over eighty essays surveying the history of Scottish theology from the early middle ages onwards. Written by an international team of scholars, the collection provides the most comprehensive review yet of the theological movements, figures, and themes that have shaped Scottish culture and exercised a significant influence in other parts of the world. Attention is given to different traditions and to the dispersion of Scottish theology through exile, migration, and missionary activity. The volumes present in diachronic perspective the theologies that have flourished in Scotland from early monasticism until the end of the twentieth century. The History of Scottish Theology, Volume I covers the period from the appearance of Christianity around the time of Columba to the era of Reformed Orthodoxy in the seventeenth century. Volume II begins with the early Enlightenment and concludes in late Victorian Scotland. Volume III explores the 'long twentieth century'. Recurrent themes and challenges are assessed, but also new currents and theological movements that arose through Renaissance humanism, Reformation teaching, federal theology, the Scottish Enlightenment, evangelicalism, missionary, Biblical criticism, idealist philosophy, dialectical theology, and existentialism. Chapters also consider the Scots Catholic colleges in Europe, Gaelic women writers, philosophical scepticism, the dialogue with science, and the reception of theology in liturgy, hymnody, art, literature, architecture, and stained glass. Contributors also discuss the treatment of theological themes in Scottish literature.

Supernatural Religion

Author : Walter Richard Cassels
ISBN : BL:A0022961161
Genre : Bible
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Anywhere You Are

Author : Constance O'Day-Flannery
ISBN : 9781497612105
Genre : Fiction
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Skydiving in Las Vegas lands a modern-day woman in the past—and in the arms of her true love—in this romance from the New York Times–bestselling author. When Mairie Callahan jumps out of an airplane high above the Nevada desert, she simply hopes that her parachute will open. What she doesn't expect is that she'll land a hundred and twenty-two years in the past.... When Jack Delaney returns home from the Civil War in 1877, he hopes a vision quest amongst his adoptive Paiute Indian brothers will bring him peace. Instead, it brings a strange, beautiful woman falling from the sky.... Even though Mairie's ravings about "the future" seem crazy to Jack, he can't help but be drawn to her. She's unlike any woman he's ever met. Soon the two are racing to return Mairie home to her dying brother with an extinct plant that might save him. Will she return in time? Will they survive the danger along the way? And, is the bond forming between them more than friendship? Is it love? In ANYWHERE YOU ARE, Constance O’Day-Flannery, the original “Queen of Time Travel Romance,” mixes a timeless love story with a harrowing adventure that unites two souls born a century apart.

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