Cruel God Kind God

Author: Zenon Lotufo
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313396116
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This enlightening analysis of the image of a cruel God sustained by conservative Christianity reveals how this image formed, the psychological effects of this concept, and the ways in which it has guided religious individuals—in both positive and negative ways. * An introduction that explains the objectives of the book

O Devir Da Verdade

Author: William Baptista
Publisher: Letra Capital Editora LTDA
ISBN: 8577851680
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Há em toda filosofia um inacabamento, uma carência, uma provisoriedade, uma abertura essencial. O que faz com que um pensamento seja filosófico é o seu estado de aberto, como um horizonte. Tal como um horizonte, que é constituído pela sua abertura e seu limite, toda filosofia é constituída pelo âmbito de pensamento que ela abre. E abrindo um âmbito fecha os outros. Debruçada sobre o seu âmbito, o seu tema e o seu questionamento, a filosofia está sempre voltando a formular sua questão, está sempre voltando a perguntar. Nenhuma filosofia jamais responde suficientemente a pergunta que ela mesma suscita. Nenhuma filosofia jamais abarca por inteiro o objeto que ela se propõe a interrogar. Nenhuma filosofia jamais percorre todo o campo do seu questionamento, jamais resolve todas as lacunas que ela mesma escava. E permanece filosofia exatamente por abrir seu horizonte e deixar mover esse horizonte em sua amplitude e nitude.

Kant And The Metaphors Of Reason

Author: Patricia Kauark-Leite
Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag
ISBN: 3487151243
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In den vergangenen Jahrzehnten hat die Metapher in der Philosophie zunehmend Beachtung gefunden und wurde zu einem zentralen Thema, mit dem Kant sich in seiner kritischen Philosophie in Begriffen von Analogie und Symbolisierung beschäftigt. Sein Beitrag zur Entwicklung unseres Verständnisses der Rolle, die Bilder, Metaphern und Symbole in theoretischer und praktischer Hinsicht leisten, ist bedeutend; zudem ist Kant selber auch als Schöpfer von Metaphern weithin bekannt. Symbole, Analogien und ästhetische Ideen sind unleugbar metaphorische Verfahren, die eine ebenso grundlegende wie systematische Funktion in Kants philosophischer Sprache einnehmen. – Dieser Sammelband ist das Ergebnis einer neueren Initiative seitens einer internationalen Gruppe von mit Kant befassten Philosophen und Kant-Spezialisten, um die Erforschung von Themen zu befördern, die noch nicht umfassend bearbeitet sind. Das trifft mit Sicherheit auf die „Metapher“-Thematik in Kants Philosophie zu, der der vorliegende Band gewidmet ist. In recent decades, metaphor has become a respectable and central theme in philosophy. In his critical philosophy, Kant treats this theme in terms of the notions of analogy and symbolization. In addition to contributing significantly to the development of our understanding of the role played by images, metaphors and symbols in both theoretical and practical issues, Kant is also widely recognized as a great creator of metaphors in his own right. Symbols, analogies and aesthetic ideas are undeniably metaphorical processes, which fulfill a function in Kant’s philosophical language that is as fundamental as it is systematic. This collected volume is the result of a recent initiative on the part of an international group of Kantian philosophers and scholars to promote research on topics that have yet to be thoroughly explored in academic research. This is certainly true of the topic of metaphor in Kant’s philosophy, to which the present volume is devoted.

Simone Weil

Author: Maria Clara Bingemer
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498220665
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The present book reflects on the life, work, and legacy of an exceptional and enigmatic woman: the philosopher and French Jewish mystic Simone Weil. It constitutes a testimony so unique that it is impossible to ignore. In a Europe where authoritarian regimes were dominant and heading, in a sinister manner, toward World War II, this woman of fragile health but indomitable spirit denounced the contradictions of the capitalist system, the brutality of Nazism, and the paradox of bourgeois thought. At the same time, her spiritual journey was one of zeal and sorrow--that of a true mystic--but her radical intransigence and passion for freedom kept her from actually approaching the institutional church. Curious and insatiable, she wanted to experience, in the flesh, the suffering of society's least fortunate and the truths of other religions. The reader will need to develop a discerning empathy for Simone Weil's sensibility, beyond her particular passion and zeal, in order to appreciate her in depth. But undeniable are this truly singular woman's authenticity, her capacity to suffer, her identification with the other, her inner passion, her almost magical perception of the depths of the human spirit. And that is why her story merits being told as one of the great witnesses of our age.


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