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Philosophy and the Historical Perspective: A New Debate on an Old Topic

Marcel van Ackeren

Marcel van Ackeren and Lee Klein (eds)

in Philosophy and the Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780197266298
eISBN:
9780191872891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266298.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Since the rise of analytical philosophy, the relation of current philosophy and its past is more hotly debated among philosophers than ever. In this Introduction, I first explain the main questions ... More


Lonergan and Berrigan: Two Radical and Visionary Jesuits

Patrick D. Brown

in Faith, Resistance, and the Future: Daniel Berrigan's Challenge to Catholic Social Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239825
eISBN:
9780823239863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239825.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In this chapter, Brown argues that, in their opposition to the inertial thinking characteristic to the conventional mind, and in arguing for a humane, Christian alternative, Berrigan and Lonergan ... More


Socrates Dissatisfied: An Analysis of Plato's Crito

Roslyn Weiss

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195116847
eISBN:
9780199833832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195116844.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The personified Laws in the Crito who make the case for Socrates' remaining in prison and accepting his execution rather than fleeing at the urging of his friend Crito, speak not, as is generally ... More


Berkeley: An Interpretation

Kenneth P. Winkler

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235095
eISBN:
9780191598685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235097.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book is an interpretation of Berkeley's immaterialism or ‘idealism’: an exposition of his arguments, an assessment of their significance, and an explanation (inevitably partial) of their content ... More


Future Pasts: The Analytic Tradition in Twentieth Century Philosophy

Juliet Floyd and Sanford Shieh (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139167
eISBN:
9780199833214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513916X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Among contemporary philosophers there is a growing interest in recounting the history of philosophy in the twentieth century. Those who discuss what is more or less loosely called “analytic ... More


Hopkins' Mechanistic Ontology

Daniel Brown

in Hopkins' Idealism: Philosophy, Physics, Poetry

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183532
eISBN:
9780191674051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183532.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines English poet Gerald Manley Hopkins' mechanistic ontology. In his 1868 essay titled ‘Notes on the History of Greek Philosophy’, Hopkins used the terms ‘conception’ and ‘image’ to ... More


Historical epistemology and the making of modern Chinese medicine

Howard Chiang

in Historical epistemology and the making of modern Chinese medicine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096006
eISBN:
9781781708460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096006.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter introduces the volume by situating historical epistemology in its proper intellectual and cultural genealogy (from the late nineteenth century to the present), by arguing for the ... More


The History of the History of Ethics and Emblematic Passages

Aaron Garrett

in Philosophy, Rights and Natural Law: Essays in Honour of Knud Haakonssen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474449229
eISBN:
9781474460200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474449229.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter first considers the way that “emblematic passages” – passages taken to be emblematic of a philosopher’s import – function as an organizing device in the history of philosophy, and ... More


The Promise of Irreconcilable Difference

Tamara Levitz

in Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730162
eISBN:
9780199932467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730162.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 8 examines Persephone’s rebirth and return to the underworld with the goal of understanding what its emancipatory promise and historicity—or relationship to the past, present, and ... More


Hegel Reads Spinoza

Pierre Macherey

in Hegel or Spinoza

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677405
eISBN:
9781452947570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677405.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter talks about Hegel’s reading and interpretation of Spinozism. Hegel claims that Spinoza occupies the position of a precursor, finding in the latter’s work all the characteristics of an ... More


Freedom and Limits

John Lachs

Patrick Shade (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256747
eISBN:
9780823261390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This collection of articles by American philosopher, John Lachs, includes Lachs's discussions of philosophy of mind, medical ethics, his theories of mediation and choice-inclusive facts, and his ... More


Philosophical Pluralism

Patrick Shade and John Lachs

in Freedom and Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256747
eISBN:
9780823261390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Animated by attention to diverse desires and ways of viewing the world, Lachs recommends that philosophy departments be as pluralistic as they can be. An appreciation for the variety of philosophical ... More


Conception Andperception: E. P. Mason and Sir John F. W. Herschel

Omar W. Nasim

in Observing By Hand: Sketching the Nebulae in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226084374
eISBN:
9780226084404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226084404.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

With a detailed study of the procedures of the young American astronomer, E. P. Mason (in part 1) and the celebrated English scientist, Sir John F. W. Herschel (in part 2), chapter 3 is focused on ... More


Philosophy of World History

Aakash Singh Rathore and Rimina Mohapatra

in Hegel's India: A Reinterpretation, with Texts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199468270
eISBN:
9780199087464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468270.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter sets Hegel’s aim in the Philosophy of World History to capture the tortuous journey of the Spirit in its movement towards the consciousness of freedom. The self-unfolding spirit of the ... More


Lectures on the History of Philosophy

Aakash Singh Rathore and Rimina Mohapatra

in Hegel's India: A Reinterpretation, with Texts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199468270
eISBN:
9780199087464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468270.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

What place does Indian thought occupy in the history of philosophy? In this chapter Hegel’s response is that while the oriental history is the “first” in the history of philosophy — one which has ... More


Reading Heidegger's Black Notebooks 1931-1941

Ingo Farin and Jeff Malpas (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034012
eISBN:
9780262334631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034012.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The publication of Heidegger’s Black Notebooks, especially those from 1931-1941,has provoked enormous controversy and this volume aims to bring together a range of responses by well-known figures in ... More


The Personal Value and Social Usefulness of Philosophy

Patrick Shade and John Lachs

in Freedom and Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256747
eISBN:
9780823261390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Blending personal and intellectual biography, Lachs reflects on his own development as a thinker. He argues that philosopher's should be attentive to the personal value and social usefulness of their ... More


Finis

Geoffrey Bennington

in Kant on the Frontier: Philosophy, Politics, and the Ends of the Earth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275977
eISBN:
9780823277193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275977.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The situation we have found in Kant might seem to be just what is understood and sublated by Hegel’s account of these same issues. But Hegel’s resolution of the problem of the frontier is shown to ... More


The Price of the Modern: Walter Benjamin and Counterfactuals

Christopher Prendergast

in Tradition, Translation, Trauma: The Classic and the Modern

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199554591
eISBN:
9780191808258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199554591.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents a reading of Walter Benjamin’s ‘Theses on the Philosophy of History’. It highlights two aspects, both relating to the more general topic of the price of the modern, and which ... More


Ten Neglected Classics of Philosophy

Eric Schliesser (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199928903
eISBN:
9780190268923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928903.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In this volume ten distinguished philosophers share their enthusiasm about ten unjustly neglected classic works in the history of philosophy. In so doing they explore the ways professional philosophy ... More


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