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Becoming More Fully Human: Religious Humanism As a Way of Life
William R. Murry

Religious Humanism Press, 2011

"Becoming More Fully Human" presents Humanism as a way of life rather than a philosophical bent.


The Fourth Day: What the Bible and the Heavens are Telling Us about the Creation
Mr. Howard J. Van Til

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1986

Drawing on both scriptural evidence and scientific investigation, Van Till constructs a theologically sound and scientifically coherent perspective on the nature of the cosmos. Since evolution and creation deal with distinctively different questions, he argues, both concepts can be taught with integrity — as complementary views of the universe and its history.


Reality Through the Arts (6th Edition)
Dennis J. Sporre

Pearson, 2006

This introductory exploration of basic artistic concepts and terms applies them to a skeletal multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural history of artistic styles. It treats all the arts– painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, music, theatre, dance, film, architecture, literature –uniformly, and uses a common outline to reinforce the relationship of terms and concepts to the perceptual process. The book also ties both artistic media and ...


The Analytic Theist: An Alvin Plantinga Reader

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1998

Alvin Plantinga, called by Time magazine "America's leading orthodox Protestant philosopher of God," has had a profound impact on the philosophical discipline. This book gathers in one place Plantinga's most important work in the philosophy of religion generally and his contribution to the resurgence in Christian philosophy in particular. Organized into four sections-"Natural Theology and Atheology," "Reformed Epistemology," "Divine Nature and ...


Whitehead's Radically Different Postmodern Philosophy: An Argument for Its Contemporary Relevance (S U N Y ...
David Ray Griffin

State Univ of New York Pr, 2007

Examines the postmodern implications of Whitehead's metaphysical system.


The Call of the Wild: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels)
Jack London

Campfire, 2010

Buck, is a four year old shepherd dog, living a pampered life as an estate dog. His life changes when he is suddenly kidnapped and sold into service during the Klondike gold rush, for he is made to haul heavy sleds through the deep snow fields. Being in a new environment, he soon discovers his dominant primordial instinct. He learns not only to survive, but also flourishes in it.      Jack London's The Call of the Wild is a ...


Radical Nature: Rediscovering the Soul of Matter
Christian de Quincey

Invisible Cities Press Llc, 2002

This groundbreaking book proposes that the universe around us is literally alive and conscious. This worldview restores a sense of the sacred to modern lives that have too long insisted that mind, spirit, and consciousness must be divorced from body, nature, and matter. Going back to the earliest days of Western philosophy, this book illustrates how the notion of intrinsically sentient matter is thousands of years old and has only recently been ...


The Nature of Nature: Examining the Role of Naturalism in Science

Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2014

The intellectual and cultural battles now raging over theism and atheism, conservatism and secular progressivism, dualism and monism, realism and antirealism, and transcendent reality versus material reality extend even into the scientific disciplines. This stunning new volume captures this titanic clash of worldviews among those who have thought most deeply about the nature of science and of the universe itself. Unmatched in its breadth and ...


Reason & Reenchantment: The Philosophical, Religious, & Political Thought of David Ray Griffin
John B Cobb Jr

Process Century Press, 2013

Essays in philosophy, theology, religion, and politics explore the wide-ranging and groundbreaking thought of David Ray Griffin, the man who brought constructive postmodernism to China and has engaged millions in his multidisciplinary explorations of Whiteheadian philosophy.


Thinking Like a Lawyer: An Introduction to Legal Reasoning
Kenneth J. Vandevelde

Westview Press, 2010

Law students, law professors, and lawyers frequently refer to the process of "thinking like a lawyer," but attempts to analyze in any systematic way what is meant by that phrase are rare. In his classic book, Kenneth J. Vandevelde defines this elusive phrase and identifies the techniques involved in thinking like a lawyer. Unlike most legal writings, which are plagued by difficult, virtually incomprehensible language, this book is accessible and ...


Transformations in Consciousness: The Metaphysics and Epistemology (Philosophy)
Franklin Merrell-Wolff

State University of New York Press, 1995

This book presents a philosophy that includes the enlightenment experience--a philosophy grounded on the authority of direct realization resulting from transformation in consciousness. This book presents a philosophy that includes the enlightenment experience--that embraces the wider ranges opened by the door of realization--while not excluding the contents of the more common experience. A realization in consciousness that finds no place or ...


Critical Realism: An Introduction to Roy Bhaskar's Philosophy
Andrew Collier

Verso, 1994

The work of Roy Bhaskar has had far-reaching effects in the philosophy of science and for political and moral theories of human emancipation. It shows how to overcome the atomistic and narrowly human-centered approaches which have dominated European thought for four centuries. In this readable introduction to his work, Andrew Collier expounds and defends the main concepts of Bhaskar’s philosophy. The first part of this book looks at the ...


Goethe, Nietzsche, and Wagner: Their Spinozan Epics of Love and Power
T. K. Seung

Lexington Books, 2006

The author reads Goethe's Faust as the first epic written under Spinoza's influence. He shows how its thematic development is governed by Spinoza's pantheistic naturalism. He further contends that Wagner and Nietzsche have tried to surpass their mentor Goethe's work by writing their own Spinozan epics of love and power in The Ring of the Nibelung and Thus Spoke Zarathustra . These Spinozan epics are designed to succeed the Christian epics ...


Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry
Thomas A. Schwandt

SAGE Publications, Inc, 2001

Intended as a guide to the terms and phrases that partially shape the nature, purpose, logic, meaning, and methods of the practices called qualitative inquiry, this new edition has 110 additional new terms as well as new key references for every entry. These key references help acquaint readers with the complexity of the issues behind the concepts examined in the book. In addition, most of the entries have been expanded and clarified to enhance ...


Nature's Sublime: An Essay in Aesthetic Naturalism

Lexington Books, 2013

Nature’s Sublime uses a radical new form of phenomenology to probe into the deepest traits of the human process in its individual, social, religious, and aesthetic dimensions. Starting with the selving process the essay describes the role of signs and symbols in intra and interpersonal communication. At the heart of the human use of signs is a creative tension between religions symbols and the novel symbols created in the various arts. A ...


Mark Twain: The Complete Interviews (Amer Lit Realism & Naturalism)

University Alabama Press, 2009

The great writer’s irascible wit shines in this comprehensive collection.   This volume is an annotated and indexed scholarly edition of every known interview with Mark Twain spanning his entire career. In these interviews, Twain discusses such topical issues as his lecture style, his writings, and his bankruptcy, while holding forth on such timeless issues as human nature, politics, war and peace, government corruption, humor, race ...


The Decline of the Secular University
C. John Sommerville

Oxford University Press, 2006

The American university has embraced a thorough secularism that makes it increasingly marginal in a society that is characterized by high levels of religious belief. The very secularization that was supposed to be a liberating influence has resulted in the university's failure to provide leadership in political, cultural, social, and even scientific arenas. In The Decline of the Secular University , C. John Sommerville explores several ...


Deconstructing the Mind (Philosophy of Mind)
Stephen P. Stich

Oxford University Press, 1996

Over the last two decades, debates over the viability of commonsense psychology have been center stage in both cognitive science and the philosophy of mind. Eliminativists have argued that advances in cognitive science and neuroscience will ultimately justify a rejection of our "folk" theory of the mind, and of its ontology. In the first half of this book Stich, who was at one time a leading advocate of eliminativism, maintains that even if the ...


Intrinsic Value: Concept and Warrant (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy)
Noah M. Lemos

Cambridge University Press, 1994

This book addresses some basic questions about intrinsic value: What is it? What has it? What justifies our beliefs about it? The author defends the existence of a plurality of intrinsic goods, the thesis of organic unities, the view that some goods are "higher" than others, and the view that intrinsic value can be explicated in terms of "fitting" emotional attitudes. The final three chapters explore the justification of our beliefs about ...



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