Before the Voice of Reason

Author: David Michael Kleinberg-Levin

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791477827

Category: Philosophy

Page: 306

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Provides a critique of reason, demanding that we take greater responsibility for nature and other people.

The Voice of Conscience

Author: Mika Ojakangas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623567203

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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In Western thought, it has been persistently assumed that in moral and political matters, people should rely on the inner voice of conscience rather than on external authorities, laws, and regulations. This volume investigates this concept, examining the development of the Western politics of conscience, from Socrates to the present, and the formation of the Western ethico-political subject. The work opens with a discussion of the ambiguous role of conscience in politics, contesting the claim that it is the best defense against totalitarianism. It then look back at canonical authors, from the Church Fathers and Luther to Rousseau and Derrida, to show how the experience of conscience constitutes the foundation of Western ethics and politics. This unique work not only synthesizes philosophical and political insights, but also pays attention to political theology to provide a compelling and innovative argument that the experience of conscience has always been at the core of the political Western tradition. An engaging and accessible text, it will appeal to political theorists and philosophers as well as theologians and those interested in the critique of the Western civilization.

A Voice of Reason

Author: Sherry Petro-Surdel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781452573793

Category: Religion

Page: 268

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What you are about to read began in my heart and found its way to hand written words on 3-ring note book paper. These thoughts that turn into the spoken word I call Reasonings. The words were often spoken to a small group of seekers. Churches often call them sermons or messages, but I call them Reasonings in reference to a biblical passage in Isaiah 1:18: "Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord." This infers to me that it is a co-creation experience. I also appreciate the Rasta spiritual perspective that calls this co-creation process Reasonings to understand (or as Rastafarians say, "to overstand") the ways of God.

A Voice of Reason

Author: Ian Lowe

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 0702244937

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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Can civilization survive the 21st century? Professor Ian Lowe, author, pre-eminent scientist and president of the Australian Conservation Foundation, thinks we have a chance--but we have to act now, and not just on global warming. Here, collected for the first time, are Lowe's views on topics that concern all Australians--the environment, culture, science, politics, education, technology and the economy, along with new pieces on Australia's outlook this century. Written in Lowe's accessible and engaging style, this collection of essays and opinion pieces is a resource for change based on common sense rather than fear-mongering. Informative, challenging and incisive, "A Voice of Reason: Reflections on Australia" will inspire you to make a difference.

Hermeneutics and the Voice of the Other

Author: James Risser

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791432570

Category: Philosophy

Page: 278

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Elucidates the major components of Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics found in his later work.

The Voice of the People

Author: Matthew Campbell,Michael Perraudin

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783080612

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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‘The Voice of the People’ presents a series of essays on literary aspects of the European folk revival of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and focuses on two key practices of antiquarianism: the role that collecting and editing played in the formation of ethnological study in the European academy; and the business of publishing and editing, which produced many ‘folkloric’ texts of dubious authenticity. The volume also presents new readings of various genres, including the epic, song, tale and novel, and contributes to the study of several crucial European literary figures. Above all, it investigates the great anonymous authors of the European folk tradition – in narrative and lyric art – and their relation to the cultural movements and imagined identities of the peoples of the emerging nineteenth-century European nation.

The Power of Understanding Yourself

Author: Dave Mitchell

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 1119516331

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Discover your true self and align your life journey around your core beliefs, values and perspective. Designed as both a companion piece to the author's previous book, The Power of Understanding People, and a stand-alone work, The Power of Understanding Yourself provides readers with a blueprint for examining their true purpose and approach to life and a map for achieving greater personal happiness, professional success and self-awareness. It explores personal attributes related to interactive style, diving deeper into the concepts from the author's previous book, provides exercises for exploring how to connect your current life status to a desired future state and encourages readers to engage in a deep exploration of their core values, beliefs, mission and vision to become their best self. • Find the key to self-discovery and personal development • Uncover your true purpose • Use helpful exercises to reveal the best you • Develop strategies to maximize your potential The Power of Understanding Yourself is an empowering tool to help you find your best possible self and flourish.

Music, Madness, and the Unworking of Language

Author: John T Hamilton

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231512546

Category: Music

Page: 272

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In the romantic tradition, music is consistently associated with madness, either as cause or cure. Writers as diverse as Kleist, Hoffmann, and Nietzsche articulated this theme, which in fact reaches back to classical antiquity and continues to resonate in the modern imagination. What John Hamilton investigates in this study is the way literary, philosophical, and psychological treatments of music and madness challenge the limits of representation and thereby create a crisis of language. Special focus is given to the decidedly autobiographical impulse of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, where musical experience and mental disturbance disrupt the expression of referential thought, illuminating the irreducible aspects of the self before language can work them back into a discursive system. The study begins in the 1750s with Diderot's Neveu de Rameau, and situates that text in relation to Rousseau's reflections on the voice and the burgeoning discipline of musical aesthetics. Upon tracing the linkage of music and madness that courses through the work of Herder, Hegel, Wackenroder, and Kleist, Hamilton turns his attention to E. T. A. Hoffmann, whose writings of the first decades of the nineteenth century accumulate and qualify the preceding tradition. Throughout, Hamilton considers the particular representations that link music and madness, investigating the underlying motives, preconceptions, and ideological premises that facilitate the association of these two experiences. The gap between sensation and its verbal representation proved especially problematic for romantic writers concerned with the ineffability of selfhood. The author who chose to represent himself necessarily faced problems of language, which invariably compromised the uniqueness that the author wished to express. Music and madness, therefore, unworked the generalizing functions of language and marked a critical limit to linguistic capabilities. While the various conflicts among music, madness, and language questioned the viability of signification, they also raised the possibility of producing meaning beyond significance.

Derrida and Negative Theology

Author: Professor Harold Coward,Harold G. Coward,Toby Foshay,Jacques Derrida

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791409633

Category: Philosophy

Page: 337

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This book explores the thought of Jacques Derrida as it relates to the tradition of apophatic thought--negative theology and philosophy--in both Western and Eastern traditions. Following the Introduction by Toby Foshay, two of Derrida's essays on negative theology, Of an Apocalyptic Tone Newly Adopted in Philosophy and How to Avoid Speaking: Denials, are reprinted here. These are followed by essays from a Western perspective by Mark C. Taylor and Michel Despland, and essays from an Eastern perspective by David Loy, a Buddhist, and Harold Coward, a Hindu. In the Conclusion, Jacques Derrida responds to these discussions.