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Ideas Have a History : Perspectives on the Western Search for Truth - Frederika Oosterhoff

Ideas Have a History

Perspectives on the Western Search for Truth

Paperback Published: 6th November 2001
ISBN: 9780761820314
Number Of Pages: 355

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Ideas Have a History offers a history of ideas from ancient Greece to postmodern times. From the time of the Greeks, the West has experienced a dramatic transition in the way it views "truth." For there no longer exists a blind faith in the objective truth, but, rather a denial of the possibility of truth. What role have religion, philosophy, and science played in this transition? Ideas Have a History should be of interest to all those who are interested in the relationship between science and religion, in the role that theory of knowledge plays in human thought and action belief systems, and in the manner in which a study of the past helps elucidate the present.

Students and other readers will doubtless find this book's brief discussions of many thinkers and issues helpful and suggestive.--Keith C. Sewell "Pro Rege "

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. ix
Early Greek Thinkersp. 1
The Athenian Philosophersp. 15
Reason and Revelation in the Middle Agesp. 31
Late-Medieval Culturep. 47
The Scientific Revolutionp. 61
A Clockwork Universep. 77
Descartes' Quest for Certaintyp. 89
John Locke on Human Understandingp. 101
The French Enlightenmentp. 111
The Limitations of Reason: Hume and Kantp. 123
The Rise of Darwinismp. 139
Radical Evolutionismp. 155
Positivism, Idealism, and the Study of Historyp. 161
The Higher Criticismp. 177
The Fin de sieclep. 193
The Turn to the Irrationalp. 209
The New Mathematics and Physicsp. 223
Logical Positivism and Existentialismp. 241
Postmodernism: Theories of Language and Literaturep. 257
A Christian Critique of Modernismp. 277
New Ways of Knowingp. 295
New Ways of Knowing (2)p. 307
Epiloguep. 321
Chronologyp. 329
Bibliographyp. 335
Indexp. 345
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ISBN: 9780761820314
ISBN-10: 0761820310
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 355
Published: 6th November 2001
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 15.29  x 2.72
Weight (kg): 0.51