Dante the Philosopher

By Etienne Gilson

David Moore translation.
Printed in nice Britain via Purnell and Sons, Ltd
Paulton (Somerset) and London

Extensive footnotes provided.

Contents:
Preface
I. Dante's Clerical Vocation and Metamorphoses of Beatrice
with sub-sections: I. - X.
II. Philosophy within the Banquet
with sub-sections: I. - VII.
II. Philosophy within the Monarchy
with sub-sections: I. - V.
Philosophy within the Divine Comedy
with sub-sections: I.
(A. The variety of Beatrice
B. The Verb "To Smile"
C. The Symbolism of Intelletto
D. The Symbolism of "Will"
E. The Actors of the Sacred Poem
F. The Voice of St. Thomas)
- IV.
Eclaircissements
with sub-sections: I. - V.
Index of right Names
Index of the important Questions Discussed

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Philosophy After Marx: 100 Years of Misreadings and the Normative Turn in Political Philosophy (Historical Materialism Book)

By Christoph Henning

Few might deny that Karl Marx used to be one of the so much influential philosophers of the twentieth century. but, as Christoph Henning indicates during this very important new paintings, he used to be additionally one of the such a lot misinterpreted. targeting German philosophy from Heidegger to Habermas, and the impression of Rawls and Neo-pragmatism, Henning sketches a historic trajectory of the ways in which misreadings within the fields of economics and sociology proliferated into extra misreadings throughout quite a few fields, resulting in an accumulation of questionable preconceptions. This historic research makes sincerely obtrusive the place and the way educational anti-Marxism first went flawed of their readings of Marx.

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Discovering God: The Origins of the Great Religions and the Evolution of Belief

By Rodney Stark

Discovering God is a huge historical past of the origins of the good religions from the Stone Age to the fashionable Age. Sociologist Rodney Stark surveys the delivery and progress of religions round the world—from the prehistoric period of primal ideals; the background of the pyramids present in Iraq, Egypt, Mexico, and Cambodia; and the nice "Axial Age" of Plato, Zoroaster, Confucius, and the Buddha, to the fashionable Christian missions and the worldwide unfold of Islam. He argues for a free-market conception of faith and for the debatable thesis that less than the simplest, unimpeded stipulations, the genuine, such a lot genuine religions will live on and thrive. between his many conclusions:

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  • Some significant international religions appear to lack any believable strains of divine inspiration.
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About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very brief Introductions supply an creation to a couple of life's finest issues. Written by way of specialists for the newcomer, they exhibit the best modern pondering the principal difficulties and matters in thousands of key subject matters, from philosophy to Freud, quantum thought to Islam.

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By C. S. Lewis, C.S. Lewis

“He believed that such difficulties had at the least crucial solutions and set out like a hound at the smell of a fox to discover them. He loved solutions larger than questions.” – from the Preface

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