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Foundational Reflections : Studies in Contemporary Philosophy - Harold A. Durfee

Foundational Reflections

Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1987
ISBN: 9789024735044
Number Of Pages: 291

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The American University Publications In From its inception Philosophy has continued the direction stated in the sub-title of the initial volume that of probing new directions in philosophy. As the series has developed these probings of new directions have taken the two- fold direction of exploring the relationships between the disparate traditions of twentieth century philosophy and with developing new insights into the foundations of some enduring philosophic problems. This present volume continues both of these directions. The interaction between twentieth-century Anglo-Saxon and Continental philosophy which was an implicit theme of our first and third volumes and the explicit subject of our second volume is here continued in a series of studies on major figures and topics in each tradition. In the context of these interpretative studies, Professor Durfee returns again and again to the question of the relationships between the will and the reason, and explores the conflicting goals of creativity and objectivity in formulating a philosophic position. In so doing he raises the issue as his title suggests - of the foundations of philosophy itself. He seriously challenges the belief common to both pheomenology and analytic philosophy that philosophizing can be a presuppositionless activity, objectively persued independent of the personal (and, perhaps, arbitrary) commitments of the philosopher. This issue, critical as it is to all forms of philosophy, is surely a worthy one for a series such as ours.

A Study of Foundationals.- I - Creativity in Building a Philosophy.- Studies in Philosophy of Religion.- II - The Reformulation of the Question as to the Existence of God.- III - Philosophical Idealism, the Irrational and the Personal.- IV - Passionate Reason.- V - Experience/Decision.- Studies in Existential Philosophy.- VI - The Second Stage of Kierkegaardian Scholarship in America.- VII - Albert Camus and the Ethics of Rebellion.- VIII - Karl Jaspers' Christology.- IX - War, Politics, and Radical Pluralism.- X - Realism and Existentialism.- Studies in Analytic Philosophy.- XI - The a Priori, Intuitionism and Moral Language.- XII - Analytic Philosophy, Phenomenology, and the Concept of Consciousness.

ISBN: 9789024735044
ISBN-10: 9024735041
Series: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY PUBLICATIONS IN PHILOSOPHY, 4
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 291
Published: 31st July 1987
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 1.33