This study undertakes a comprehensive inquiry into the concept of experience in the thought of George Tyrrell from his earliest writings to 1900. No aspect of experience is passed over in its human, religious, Christian, and Catholic inflections. Tyrrell pursued a vast array of subjects and addressed them in often novel ways, even in his formative years, and at every stage of his thought he encountered the question of experience wherever he roamed. A study of experience in Tyrrell’s early works thus effectively offers a sweeping survey of the full gamut of his early thought. In the beginning we see that he came to recognize only gradually the significance of this category for all his inquiries. While scholars have traced experience in Tyrrell’s mature thought and researched its role in such targeted fields as ecclesiology and fundamental theology, the early writings by contrast have been largely passed over. This suggests a need for an unrestricted search at the origin of Tyrrell’s thought that tracks his discovery, formation, and evolution of this concept. We discover that its flexible and enigmatic character shapes and unifies the various questions that Tyrrell addressed over the years, thus marking his mature theology with a distinct character that was passed on to others in the universe of experience.
Human, Religious, Christian, Catholic
Lawrence J. Donohoo
John D. Clayton
James M. Magrini
Edited by Soli Shahvar
¿Cuál es la actualidad del pensamiento de Levinas en filosofía política? La pregunta tiene dos respuestas. La primera se relaciona -siguiendo a Foucault- con la ampliación de la pregunta por el “poder” a los campos de normalización social, lo que muestra una coincidencia con la preocupación levinasiana por identificar en la metafísica un movimiento totalizante. Por otra parte, dicha actualidad también corresponde a una necesaria renovación de la filosofía política en el contexto de la destrucción de la historia de la metafísica. La sagacidad de Levinas fue la de haber comprendido la pregnancia de las formas de dominación asociada a la ontología, de tal forma que la política no puede seguir siendo ser pensada como lo había sido hasta entonces sin traicionar su mismo potencial emancipatorio.
Edited by Cyrille B. Koné and Matthias Kaufmann
This book is above all an example of philosophical reflection in Africa, refuting traditional commonplaces concerning the continent. The texts comprising this volume disprove the misconceptions that Africa has never understood itself and has never contributed to the enrichment of knowledge, the development of rational thought, philosophy, the arts, science and technology as well as civilization. For the members of the recently established network Africa In-The-World, the contributions dealing with musical rhythms, dances and the continental humanist philosophy confirm that Africanisation is a process that continues unabated to this day. The multiple and significant African contributions are often difficult to see because they have long since been adopted and integrated into the heritage of humanity. Africa In-The-World is working toward the construction of a universal humanity – one conceived in terms of a "give and take mentality."
Narry F. Santos
The social values of honor and shame, which have attracted much research from cultural anthropology and New Testament studies for the past five decades, is the main focus of the book. This book proposes the need to combine major contributions of narrative, rhetorical, and cultural anthropological approaches to trace the development of the twofold honor-shame concept throughout the Marcan narrative—with special attention to family relations. Though adequate social-scientific and socio-rhetorical studies in Mark’s Gospel (even in relation to honor and shame) have been conducted, there are still few scholarly monographs that trace the honor-shame motifs from the start to the end of the narrative through the use of helpful insights from literary methods and heuristic models (e.g., challenge-riposte; patron–client relation). Thus, this book seeks to undertake this kind of research. If argues further that Mark intends to reverse the content of the honor-shame value system of his audience by means of narrative reversal and family relativization. Such dramatic redefinition basically turns this value system upside-down, especially in relation to the natural family and the new fictive family of Jesus. Finally, the book unpacks how Mark persuades his readers to reverse their value system—what they consider as shameful must now be valued as honorable, and what they view as honorable must now be seen as dishonorable. NT scholars, seminary professors, and graduate students will benefit from reading this book, which offers a fresh integrated honor–shame approach in studying Mark’s Gospel from start to finish.
Edited by Cyril Levitt and Sabine Sander
This posthumously published work by Lawrence Krader surveys the study of myths from ancient times (classical Greece and Rome, Egypt, Babylonian, Akkadian, Sumerian, Chinese) from the Biblican traditions, from the indigenous peoples of the Americas and Australia, and from Northeastern and Central Asia.The book covers the various approaches to the study of myth from ancient times through Europe in the Middle Ages, in the Renaissance and Enlightenment, in the Romantic movement in the late eighteenth and early to mid-nineteenth century, among the evolutionists of the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century, and the structuralists, and hermeneutic approaches as well as linguistics. The book covers the treatment of myth from the inside that is from the experience of those committed to the myth and from the outside or those ethnologists, philosophers, and other students of myth who are outsiders. This treatment takes up the theme of esoteric and exoteric myths as it rejects some of the assumptions and approaches to the study of myth in the past while singling out others for approval and inclusion in the general theory of myth. Interestingly, it includes a discussion of myth in science and in infinitesimal mathematics. And, it considers the relationship between myth and ideology in the twentieth century in relation to politics and power. It both incorporates and broadens Krader’s theory of nature as a manifold consisting of different orders which he developed in his magnum opus Noetics: The Science of Thinking and Knowing.
Prendre une décision
Edited by Nicole Decostre
Jouir d’un jugement adéquat au long de la vie grâce à une véritable éducation de la pensée, si possible dès l’enfance et, par conséquent, pouvoir décider de façon efficace, représente le but essentiel de l’auteur. Cela est particulièrement important pour préserver la démocratie par la compétence d’une citoyenneté lucide et responsable.
Mais c’est par une histoire à la fois réaliste et merveilleuse, suite directe de Pixie, que Lipman nous plonge dans les questions les plus actuelles : une éducation appropriée à l’action, des relations positives avec la nature et les animaux, la solidarité dans les épreuves, la reconnaissance de l’autre, le dialogue des générations, la préservation de l’imagination et de la créativité, etc. Notre avenir humain en dépend. Il faut donc s’y appliquer car « l’éducation morale bien menée est tout, sauf facile. »