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  • Author(s):
    Maurice Blondel
    Subject(s):
    Act (Philosophy), Ethics, Life
    Abstract:

    Action was once a prominent theme in philosophical reflection. It figured prominently in Aristotelian philosophy, and the medieval Scholastics built some of their key adages around it. But by the time Maurice Blondel came to focus on it for his own philosophical reflection, it had all but disappeared from the philosophical vocabulary. It is no longer possible or legitimate to ignore action in philosophy as it was in France when Blondel appeared on the scene in 1882, when at the age of 21 he f…

    Date Published:
    1984-11-30
    Date Created:
    2016-05-31
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    John Henry Cardinal Newman
    Subject(s):
    Church of England--Sermons, Sermons, English--19th century
    Abstract:

    These remarkable sermons by John Henry Newman (1801-1890) were first published at Oxford in 1843, two years before he was received into the Roman Catholic Church. Published here in its entirety is the third edition of 1872 for which Newman added an additional sermon, bracketed notes, and, importantly, a comprehensive, condensed Preface.

    In her introduction, noted Newman scholar Mary Katherine Tillman considers the volume as an integral whole, showing how all of the sermons systematically rel…

    Date Published:
    1998-01-27
    Date Created:
    2016-03-15
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Jonathan Chaplin
    Subject(s):
    Civil society, Political science--Philosophy, State, The
    Abstract:

    The twentieth-century Dutch philosopher Herman Dooyeweerd (1894-1977) left behind an impressive canon of philosophical works and has continued to influence a scholarly community in Europe and North America, which has extended, critiqued, and applied his thought in many academic fields. Jonathan Chaplin introduces Dooyeweerd for the first time to many English readers by critically expounding Dooyeweerd’s social and political thought and by exhibiting its pertinence to contemporary civil so…

    Date Published:
    2016-02-15
    Date Created:
    2016-02-15
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Joseph P. Wawrykow
    Subject(s):
    Grace (Theology), Merit (Christianity)
    Abstract:

    Offering a fresh approach to one significant aspect of the soteriology of Thomas Aquinas, God’s Grace and Human Action brings new scholarship and insights to the issue of merit in Aquinas’s theology. Through a careful historical analysis, Joseph P. Wawrykow delineates the precise function of merit in Aquinas’s account of salvation. Wawrykow accounts for the changes in Thomas’s teaching on merit from the early Scriptum on the Sentences of Peter Lombard to the later Summa theo…

    Date Published:
    2016-02-28
    Date Created:
    2016-02-28
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Thomas A. Lewis
    Subject(s):
    Religion--Philosophy, Ethics, Liberty, Tradition (Philosophy), Philosophical anthropology
    Abstract:

    Freedom and Tradition in Hegel stands at the intersection of three vital currents in contemporary ethics: debates over philosophical anthropology and its significance for ethics, reevaluations of tradition and modernity, and a resurgence of interest in Hegel. Thomas A. Lewis engages these three streams of thought in light of Hegel’s recently published Vorlesungen über die Philosophie des Geistes. Drawing extensively on these lectures, Lewis addresses an important lacuna in Hegelian scho…

    Date Published:
    2005-05-12
    Date Created:
    2016-09-15
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    William H. Brenner
    Subject(s):
    Philosophy, Logic
    Abstract:

    The dual purpose of this volume–to provide a distinctively philosophical introduction to logic, as well as a logic-oriented approach to philosophy–makes this book a unique and worthwhile primary text for logic and/or philosophy courses. Logic and Philosophy covers a variety of elementary formal and informal types of reasoning, including a chapter on traditional logic that culminates in a treatment of Aristotle’s philosophy of science; a truth-functional logic chapter that examines Wit…

    Date Published:
    1993-09-30
    Date Created:
    2016-05-31
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    David Walsh
    Subject(s):
    Transcendence (Philosophy), Philosophical anthropology
    Abstract:

    Readers expecting a traditional philosophical work will be surprised and delighted by David Walsh’s Politics of the Person as the Politics of Being, his highly original reflection on the transcendental nature of the person. A specialist in political theory, Walsh breaks new ground in this volume, arguing, as he says in the introduction, “that the person is transcendence, not only as an aspiration, but as his or her very reality. Nothing is higher. That is what _Politics of the Pers…

    Date Published:
    2015-12-14
    Date Created:
    2016-03-15
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Mikael Stenmark
    Subject(s):
    Rationalism
    Abstract:

    Mikael Stenmark examines four models of rationality and argues for a discussion of rationality that takes into account the function and aim of such human practices as science and religion.

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    Copyright for most content is held by The University of Notre Dame. Reproduction of all or any portion of content constitutes a violation of copyright. You must obtain permission from The Copyright Clearance Center or The University of Notre Dame Press in order to reprint (or ad…

    Date Published:
    2016-09-15
    Date Created:
    2016-09-15
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    St. Anselm
    Subject(s):
    Good--Proof, Ontological
    Abstract:

    In the Proslogion St. Anselm presents a philosophical argument for the existence of God. Anselm’s proof, known since the time of Kant as the ontological argument for the existence of God, has played an important role in the history of philosophy and has been incorporated in various forms into the systems of Descartes, Leibniz, Hegel, and others.

    Included in this edition of St. Anselm’s Proslogion are Gaunilo’s A Reply on Behalf of the Fool and St. Anselm’s The Author’…

    Date Published:
    1979-07-01
    Date Created:
    2016-03-15
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Jeffrey P. Bishop
    Subject(s):
    Thanatology--United States, Death--Moral and ethical aspects--United States, Medical ethics--United States, Terminal care--United States
    Abstract:

    In this original and compelling book, Jeffrey P. Bishop, a philosopher, ethicist, and physician, argues that something has gone sadly amiss in the care of the dying by contemporary medicine and in our social and political views of death, as shaped by our scientific successes and ongoing debates about euthanasia and the “right to die”-or to live. The Anticipatory Corpse: Medicine, Power, and the Care of the Dying, informed by Foucault’s genealogy of medicine and power as well a…

    Date Published:
    2011-09-19
    Date Created:
    2016-03-15
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Romanus Cessario, O.P.
    Subject(s):
    Virtues, Christian ethics--Catholic authors
    Abstract:

    Since it was first published in 1991, The Moral Virtues and Theological Ethics has received praise from a wide range of commentators, both Catholic and Protestant. This second edition includes discussion of works that have appeared since the early 1990s, especially the first papal document to address fundamental questions of moral theology, Veritatis Splendor. Those who already have adopted the book for classroom use will welcome this new edition, while those who have just been introduced…

    Date Published:
    2008-11-15
    Date Created:
    2016-03-15
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Roy A. Clouser
    Subject(s):
    Reductionism, Science--Theory reduction, Philosophy and religion, Theory (Philosophy), Religion and science
    Abstract:

    Written for undergraduates, the educated layperson, and scholars in fields other than philosophy, The Myth of Religious Neutrality offers a radical reinterpretation of the general relations between religion, science, and philosophy. This new edition has been completely revised and updated by the author.

    © University of Notre Dame

    Copyright for most content is held by The University of Notre Dame. Reproduction of all or any portion of content constitutes a violation of copyright. You must …

    Date Published:
    2005-05-15
    Date Created:
    2016-03-15
    Resource Type
    Book