Nietzsche, Truth and Transformation

Author: K. Mitcheson

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 188

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Providing a novel interpretation of Nietzsche's philosophical method, Nietzsche, Truth and Transformation addresses the philosophical problem of on what basis, if knowledge is always from a perspective, one can criticise modern humanity and culture, and how such critique can be actively responded to.

Truth and Tolerance

Christian Belief and World Religions

Author: Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

Publisher: Ignatius Press

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Category: Religion

Page: 280

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Is truth knowable? If we know the truth, must we hide it in the name of tolerance? Cardinal Ratzinger engages the problem of truth, tolerance, religion and culture in the modern world. Describing the vast array of world religions, Ratzinger embraces the difficult challenge of meeting diverse understandings of spiritual truth while defending the Catholic teaching of salvation through Jesus Christ. "But what if it is true?" is the question that he poses to cultures that decry the Christian position on man's redemption. Upholding the notion of religious truth while asserting the right of religious freedom, Cardinal Ratzinger outlines the timeless teaching of the Magisterium in language that resonates with our embattled culture. A work of extreme sensitivity, understanding, and spiritual maturity, this book is an invaluable asset to those who struggle to hear the voice of truth in the modern religious world. "Beyond all particular questions, the real problem lies in the question about truth. Can truth be recognized? Or, is the question about truth simply inappropriate in the realm of religion and belief? But what meaning does belief then have, what positive meaning does religion have, if it cannot be connected with truth?" —Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger From the Preface

Arcana Coelestia

The Heavenly Arcana Contained in the Holy Scriptures Or Word of the Lord Unfolded Beginning with the Book of Genesis Together with Wonderful Things Seen in the World of Spirits and in the Heaven of Angels. Translated from the Latin ...

Author: Emanuel Swedenborg

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Category: Bible

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The Whole Truth

Author: Mark Eckel

Publisher: Xulon Press

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Category: Religion

Page: 203

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Christianity at the Cross-Roads

Author: George Tyrrell

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

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Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 924

Contents Part I: Christianity and Catholicism 1 Modernism and Tradition 2 Various Forms of Modernism 3 The Old Orthodoxy 4 The New Orthodoxy 5 Newman's Theory of Development 6 First Results of New Testament Criticism 7 The Christ of Liberal Protestantism 8 The Christ of Eschatology 9 The Christ of Catholicism 10 The Abiding Value of the Apocalyptic Idea 11 The Truth-Value of Visions 12 The Apocalyptic Vision of Christ 13 The Apocalyptic Vision and the Catholic Church Part II: Christianity and Religion 1 Exclusiveness and Tolerance 2 The Unification of Religion 3 The Science of Religions 4 Character of an Universal Religion 5 The Religion and Personality of Jesus 6 The Church and Its Future

Tragic Sense of Life

Author: Miguel de Unamuno

Publisher: Courier Corporation

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

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The acknowledged masterpiece of one of Spain's most influential thinkers. Between despair and the desire for something better, Unamuno finds that "saving incertitude" that alone can console us.

The Truth and Other Stories

Author: Stanislaw Lem

Publisher: MIT Press

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Category: Fiction

Page: 344

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Twelve stories by science fiction master Stanisław Lem, nine of them never before published in English. Of these twelve short stories by science fiction master Stanisław Lem, only three have previously appeared in English, making this the first "new" book of fiction by Lem since the late 1980s. The stories display the full range of Lem's intense curiosity about scientific ideas as well as his sardonic approach to human nature, presenting as multifarious a collection of mad scientists as any reader could wish for. Many of these stories feature artificial intelligences or artificial life forms, long a Lem preoccupation; some feature quite insane theories of cosmology or evolution. All are thought provoking and scathingly funny. Written from 1956 to 1993, the stories are arranged in chronological order. In the title story, "The Truth," a scientist in an insane asylum theorizes that the sun is alive; "The Journal" appears to be an account by an omnipotent being describing the creation of infinite universes--until, in a classic Lem twist, it turns out to be no such thing; in "An Enigma," beings debate whether offspring can be created without advanced degrees and design templates. Other stories feature a computer that can predict the future by 137 seconds, matter-destroying spores, a hunt in which the prey is a robot, and an electronic brain eager to go on the lam. These stories are peak Lem, exploring ideas and themes that resonate throughout his writing.

Truth and Democracy

Author: Jeremy Elkins

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

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Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Political theorists Jeremy Elkins and Andrew Norris observe that American political culture is deeply ambivalent about truth. On the one hand, voices on both the left and right make confident appeals to the truth of claims about the status of the market in public life and the role of scientific evidence and argument in public life, human rights, and even religion. On the other hand, there is considerable anxiety that such appeals threaten individualism and political plurality. This anxiety, Elkins and Norris contend, has perhaps been greatest in the humanities and in political theory, where many have responded by either rejecting or neglecting the whole topic of truth. The essays in this volume question whether democratic politics requires discussion of truth and, if so, how truth should matter to democratic politics. While individual essays approach the subject from different angles, the volume as a whole suggests that the character of our politics depends in part on what kinds of truthful inquiries it promotes and how it deals with various kinds of disputes about truth. The contributors to the volume, including prominent political and legal theorists, philosophers, and intellectual historians, argue that these are important political and not merely theoretical questions.