The New Philosophy And Universal Languages In Seventeenth Century England

Author: Robert E. Stillman
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 9780838753101
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The New Philosophy And Universal Languages In Seventeenth Century England from the Author: Robert E. Stillman. "Robert E. Stillman's book is an effort to restore the neglected history of those new philosophies of seventeenth-century England that sought to align themselves not with radical ideologies, but with the conservative interests of centralizing state power. Against the background of England's universal language movement, his study traces the development of three distinguishable philosophical projects, organized upon three distinguishable theories of language. In all three, a more perfect language comprises both a model and a means for achieving a more perfect philosophy, and that philosophy, in turn, a vehicle for promoting political authority in the state. Those three projects are the new philosophies of Lord Chancellor Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, and Bishop John Wilkins, all of which can be usefully understood in the broader context of the century's cultural politics and in the more specific circumstances of the century's fascination with the construction of a universal language. Bacon, Hobbes, and Wilkins construct philosophies out of deeply held convictions about the need to provide a saving form of knowledge to remedy cultural crises. That saving form of knowledge, as it develops in the lines of linguistic thought that extend from Bacon's Instauration to Wilkins's Philosophical Language, is both a product of and one potent agent in producing the emerging, scientistically designed, modern state."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

New Philosophy For New Media

Author: Mark B. N. Hansen
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262083218
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New Philosophy For New Media from the Author: Mark B. N. Hansen. An in-depth account for how the information in digital art is filtered by the body to create images focuses on new media artists--including Jeffrey Shaw, Douglas Gordon, and Bill Viola--and explores the bodily basis of vision.

Sceptres And Sciences In The Spains

Author: Ruth Hill
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 9780853235965
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Sceptres And Sciences In The Spains from the Author: Ruth Hill. Sceptres and Sciences argues convincingly that previous research on the Hispanic Late Baroque has underweighted the ideologies of ethnicity and empire embedded in Cartesianism and French neoclassicism. "... a masterful work of scholarship... should become essential reading in the field of Colonial and Spanish Enlightenment Studies."—Bulletin of Hispanic Studies

Toward A New Philosophy Of Biology

Author: Ernst Mayr
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674896666
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Toward A New Philosophy Of Biology from the Author: Ernst Mayr. Provides a philosophical analysis of such biological concepts as natural selection, adaptation, speciation, and evolution

Outline Of A New Philosophy

Author: Daniel Greenberg
Publisher: The Sudbury Valley School
ISBN: 9781888947175
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Outline Of A New Philosophy from the Author: Daniel Greenberg.

Reshaping Reason

Author: John McCumber
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253219361
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Reshaping Reason from the Author: John McCumber. In Reshaping Reason, John McCumber breathes new life into American philosophy. Moving past the tired divide between "analytic" and "continental" camps, he proposes new directions to unite a discipline which has become more unfocused and invisible. McCumber recommends a new set of rational tools to enable philosophers and then puts these tools to work to redefine epistemology, ontology, and ethics. Reshaping Reason explores philosophy's achievements and failures in a cold light and paves the way for the discipline to become more meaningful and relevant to society at large.


Author: Werner J. Krieglstein
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042009035
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Compassion from the Author: Werner J. Krieglstein. This book makes compassionate caring and connectedness the central themes. Imbedded in the human psyche we find a deep yearning for connection. This book explores the many roadblocks that human beings put in the way of a healthy and respectful dialogue with each other, with nature, and with the universe. It also cites numerous examples from literature, philosophy, and society of a reawakening sense of connectedness.

New Philosophy Of Human Nature

Author: Oliva Sabuco
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252092317
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New Philosophy Of Human Nature from the Author: Oliva Sabuco. This volume is a critical edition of the 1587 treatise by Oliva Sabuco, New Philosophy of Human Nature, written during the Spanish Inquisition. Puzzled by medicine’s abject failure to find a cure for the plague, Sabuco developed a new theory of human nature as the foundation for her remarkably modern holistic philosophy of medicine. Fifty years before Descartes, Sabuco posited a dualism that accounted for mind/body interaction. She was first among the moderns to argue that the brain--not the heart--controls the body. Her account also anticipates the role of cerebrospinal fluid, the relationship between mental and physical health, and the absorption of nutrients through digestion. This extensively annotated translation features an ample introduction demonstrating the work’s importance to the history of science, philosophy of medicine, and women’s studies.