New. ''A numberless series of sayings and lives of the saints bears witness to the reality of the light, so that one would have to be mad to deny the certainty of these appearances of the light that is full of grace'' (Pavel Florensky, in The Pillar and Ground of the Truth). Well, if not mad, then at least forgetful, or numb, or dull--and certainly all of us but a chosen few share in one of these conditions most the time. Hence the great value of a collection such as this, which reminds in ...
New. As centuries pass, diverging meanings of melancholy accumulate and coexist, generating an intriguing, if puzzling, sense of ambiguity and resonance. According to philosophy professor Jennifer Radden, 'Melancholy is both a normal disposition and a sign of mental disturbance; it is both a feeling and a way of behaving. It is a nebulous mood but also a set of self-accusing beliefs. ' The medical and scientific systemization of depression focuses these ambiguities to the extent that ...
Binding: Paper Back
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Date published: 2008
Description: New. In the current intellectual climate, naturalism is overwhelmingly considered the philosophically correct framework for nearly all areas of philosophical inquiry. Consensus, however, has yet to be attained as to what is meant by 'naturalism' or even 'nature. ' Stewart Goetz and Charles Taliaferro's aim in this compact study is the exposition of the promise and perils of contemporary naturalism, taking into account competing definitions and challenging its almost unquestioned primacy and ... Read More