The Metaphysics of Cutting Grass and Other Essays

Author: Jerry Denuccio
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781544807867
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The Metaphysics of Cutting Grass and Other Essays is a collection that displays a love of language, and a love of life in all its humorous, earnest, elusive, baffling, luminous, and revelatory variety. Jerry DeNuccio is a retired English professor who taught for 28 years at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. Toward the end of his career, he turned his attention away from academic writing and toward the personal essay as the result of a student's challenge. He never stopped.

Contemporary Debates in Metaphysics

Author: Theodore Sider
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118712323
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In a series of thought-provoking and original essays, eighteen leading philosophers engage in head-to-head debates of nine of the most cutting edge topics in contemporary metaphysics. Explores the fundamental questions in contemporary metaphysics in a series of eighteen original essays - 16 of which are newly commissioned for this volume Features an introductory essay by the editors on the nature of metaphysics to prepare the reader for ongoing discussions Offers readers the unique opportunity to observe leading philosophers engage in head-to-head debate on cutting-edge metaphysical topics Provides valuable insights into the flourishing field of contemporary metaphysics

Philosophical Essays Against Open Theism

Author: Benjamin H. Arbour
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317627962
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This new collection of philosophically rigorous essays critiques the interpretation of divine omniscience known as open theism, focusing primarily on philosophically motivated open theism and positing arguments that reject divine knowledge of future contingents in the face of the dilemma of freedom and foreknowledge. The sixteen new essays in this collection, written by some of the most renowned philosophers on the topic of divine providence, represent a philosophical attempt to seriously consider open theism. They cover a wide variety of issues, including: the ontology of time, systematic metaphysics, perfect being theology, the Christian doctrine of the Incarnation, the problem of evil, and the nature of divine knowledge in general. Philosophical Essays Against Open Theism advances the discussion by wrestling against the assertions of open theism, and will be of interest to both proponents and opponents of this controversial issue.

This Is It

Author: Alan W. Watts
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307784320
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Six revolutionary essays exploring the relationship between spiritual experience and ordinary life—and the need for them to coexist within each of us. With essays on “cosmic consciousness” (including Alan Watts’ account of his own ventures into this inward realm); the paradoxes of self-consciousness; LSD and consciousness; and the false opposition of spirit and matter, This Is It and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience is a truly mind-opening collection.

These Winter Months

Author: Anne Born
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781532809521
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The Late Orphan Project Anthology is a collection of stories written after the death of a parent. The focus is not the grief, the sense of loss, the terrible sadness, but rather the simpler things. This is about the intricate and universal workings of family - regrets, learning, problem solving, daily life, and most definitely, love.The writers are:Amy McVay AbbottDane AskaKerry BolandAnne BornEmily ConynghamRoger FalliheeJaime FranchiLourdes A. GautierMichael P. GeffnerSue GlaskoJennifer HarmonKen HartkeJoan HaskinsLisa KernCatherine NagleSharon Nesbit-DavisJeanne SathreAnne Shrock OttMonika SchottLisa SolodTery SpataroMarsha TejedaDeb VictoroffBarb Hamp WeickselJoan Becht WilletteWe are the storytellers. These are our stories.

Deep Control

Author: John Martin Fischer
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199742987
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Fischer here defends the contention that moral responsibility is associated with "deep control", which is "in-between" two untenable extreme positions: "superficial control" and "total control". He defends this "middle way" against the proponents of more--and less--robust notions of the freedom required for moral responsibility. Fischer offers a new solution to the Luck Problem, as well as providing a defense of the compatibility of causal determinism and moral responsibility.

Critical Essays

Author: Gilbert Ryle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134012144
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Gilbert Ryle was one of the most important and controversial philosophers of the Twentieth century. Long unavailable, Critical Essays: Collected Papers Volume 1 includes many of Ryle’s most important and thought-provoking papers. This volume contains 20 critical essays on the history of philosophy, with writing on Plato, Locke and Hume as well as important chapters on Russell and Wittgenstein. It also includes three essays on phenomenology, including Ryle’s famous review of Martin Heidegger’s Being and Time first published in 1928. Although Ryle believed phenomenology ‘will end in self-ruinous subjectivism or in a windy mysticism’ his review also acknowledged that Heidegger was a thinker of great originality and importance. While surveying the developments in the philosophy of language and philosophical logic, Ryle sets out his own conception of the philosophers’ role against that of his predecessors and contemporaries. Together with the second volume of Ryle’s collected papers Collected Papers Volume 2 and the new edition of The Concept of Mind, all published by Routledge, these outstanding essays represent the very best of Ryle’s work. Each volume contains a substantial introduction by Julia Tanney, and both are essential reading for any student of twentieth-century philosophies of mind and language. Gilbert Ryle (1900 -1976) was Waynflete Professor of Metaphysics and Fellow of Magdalen College Oxford, an editor of Mind, and a president of the Aristotelian Society. Julia Tanney is Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent, and has held visiting positions at the University of Picardie and Paris-Sorbonne.

The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465093566
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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.