Medieval Philosophy: The Epistemology of Henry of Ghent
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Henry of Ghent is commonly regarded as one the three most important scholastic philosophers of the latter part of the Middle Ages. Wedged neatly between the teachings of Thomas Aquinas and John... More > Duns Scotus, Henry’s philosophy encompassed a wide range of topics, including epistemology, ethics, and the natural sciences, all of which he closely tied to the Christian theology of his day. In this book we examine Henry’s ideas on epistemology, all of which are put forward in Article 1 of his Summa of Ordinary Questions, entitled On the Possibility of Human Knowledge.< Less
Immanuel Kant: A Guide to Transcendental Idealism
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This book examines the core components of Immanuel Kant’s unique and revolutionary philosophy, Transcendental Idealism. In it the reader will discover concise yet thorough descriptions of the... More > most important aspects of Kantianism, including such topics as: • The limits of theoretical knowledge • Kant’s Copernican Revolution • The distinction between the phenomenal and the noumenal • The antinomies and dialectical logic • Synthetic a priori knowledge • Kantian ethics (deontology) • The Categorical Imperative • Kant’s ideas on free will, the immortality of the soul, and the existence of God. A brief biography of the life of Immanuel Kant is also included in the book.< Less
Blessed John Duns Scotus: The Case for the Existence of God and the Immaculate Conception
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History has confirmed that Blessed John Duns Scotus was one of the most gifted and influential philosophers ever to come out of the Middle Ages. But while Scotus’ philosophy has been... More > universally esteemed by scholars for centuries, little is known of his theological teachings outside of the Christian faith, and even there, little of it is known beyond the Church’s innermost ecclesiastic circles. This is unfortunate, because in order to fully appreciate Scotus’ spiritual and intellectual contributions, one must see each of these contributions in light of the other. In addition to these subjects, this book takes a look at much of what Scotus has to say concerning the immortality of the human soul, as well as his successful defense of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - a defense which would eventually become an official dogma of faith within the Roman Catholic Church.< Less
Portraits in Philosophy
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Readers of this decorative and informative book will find a treasure-trove of valuable information about many of the greatest thinkers ever to have shaped the Western world. Beginning with the water... More > as first principle of Thales of Miletus and ending with Robert Nozick’s novel approach to social contract theory, Portraits in Philosophy examines 50 of the most influential Western philosophers of the past two millenniums. Presented in an easy-to-read and colorful style, this book offers not only the key biographical and philosophical points of each of these thinkers, but also their most important works and famous quotes, all with interesting and beautiful representative artwork. The reader may prefer to read Portraits in Philosophy from cover to cover. However, since this book is more of an encyclopedia of influential thinkers, finding the reader’s favorite philosophers or leafing through the book to find an image or quote of interest will be enjoyed just as well.< Less
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