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Aletheia: An International Yearbook of Philosophy

Ethics and Medicine: Volume 7


Josef Seifert

Aletheia, an international yearbook of philosophy, is devoted to the systematic inquiry into the central themes of Western philosophy, such as the nature and kinds of knowledge, the foundations of morality, the nature of substance, of causality, value, the person, beauty, and religion. The yearbook seeks to continue the philosophical tradition of the early phenomenological realists (e.g. the early Husserl, Adolf Reinach, Alexander Pfänder, Max Scheler, Roman Ingarden, and Dietrich von Hildebrand) who, in opposing historicism and Kantianism, turned «back to things themselves». In overcoming the relativization of truth and being to individual minds, to language, economic or historical processes, or to transcendental consciousness, Aletheia seeks to provide a phenomenological foundation for classical realism.
Aletheia also maintains a close and vital relationship with the Polish school of personalism and ethics (e.g. Roman Ingarden, Tadeusz Styczeń, and Karol Wojtyła), and it is hoped that the relatively recent interest of analytic philosophers in the work of Husserl, Reinach, Ingarden and others will provide new opportunities for exchange.
Contents: G. E. M. Anscombe: Wahrheit, Sinn und Handlung – G. E. M. Anscombe: How Can a Man be Free? Spinoza’s Thought and That of Some Others – Fritz Wenisch: To Do or Not to Do. Basic Elements of an Ethics of Action – Paola Premoli De Marchi: The Role of Relationality in the Actualization of the Person. A Reflection upon Dietrich von Hildebrand’s Philosophical Anthropology – Jarosław Merecki: Conscience, Truth, and the Moral Law in the Encyclical Splendor Veritatis – Josef Schmucker-von Koch: Tötung auf Verlangen. Ethische Probleme und geistesgeschichtliche Hintergründe – D. Alan Shewmon: Is «Brain Death» Actually Death? An Autobiographical Conceptual Itinerary – Josef Seifert: The Nature and Seven Goals of Medicine – Rogelio Rovira: Is Kant’s Classification of Speculative Proofs for the Existence of God Correct? – Walter Redmond: Das ontologische Argument. Res, Sachverhalte und mögliche Welten – Carlos McCadden: Leibniz’s Principle of Contradiction Is Not What Aristotle Called «the Most Certain of All Principles» – Patricia Donohue-White: Who Is Woman That You Should Be Mindful of Her? Confronting Feminism and Christian Personalism.