Archive For The “Metaphysics” Category
Guénon's early and abiding curiosity in arithmetic, like that of Plato, Pascal, Leibnitz, and plenty of different metaphysicians of word, runs like a scarlet thread all through his doctrinal experiences. during this overdue textual content released simply 5 years prior to his demise, Guénon devotes a complete quantity to questions in regards to the nature of limits and the limitless with appreciate to the calculus either as a mathematical self-discipline and as symbolism for the initiatic direction. This ebook as a result extends and enhances the geometrical symbolism he employs in different works, particularly The Symbolism of the pass, The a number of States of the Being, and logos of Sacred technology. in keeping with Guénon, the idea that 'infinite quantity' is a contradiction in phrases. Infinity is a metaphysical thought at a better point of fact than that of volume, the place all that may be expressed is the indefinite, now not the countless. yet even if volume is the single point well-known by means of smooth technological know-how, the numbers that specific it additionally own characteristics, their quantitative element being only their outer husk. Our reliance at the present time on a arithmetic of approximation and chance in simple terms additional conceals the 'qualitative arithmetic' of the traditional international, which involves us so much at once throughout the Pythagorean-Platonic culture.
By Louis Menand
The Metaphysical membership is the winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for History.
A riveting, unique booklet in regards to the production of contemporary American thought.
The Metaphysical membership used to be an off-the-cuff staff that met in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1872, to speak about rules. Its participants integrated Oliver good Holmes, Jr., destiny affiliate justice of the us splendid courtroom; William James, the daddy of contemporary American psychology; and Charles Sanders Peirce, truth seeker, scientist, and the founding father of semiotics. The membership was once most likely in lifestyles for approximately 9 months. No files have been stored. the only factor we all know that got here out of it used to be an idea -- an idea approximately rules. This ebook is the tale of that idea.
Holmes, James, and Peirce all believed that rules aren't issues "out there" ready to be chanced on yet are instruments humans invent -- like knives and forks and microchips -- to make their manner on this planet. They proposal that rules are produced no longer through members, yet through teams of people -- that rules are social. they don't improve based on a few internal good judgment in their personal yet are solely depent -- like germs -- on their human companies and setting. and so they suggestion that the survival of any concept deps now not on its immutability yet on its adaptability.
The Metaphysical Club is written within the spirit of this concept approximately rules. it's not a historical past of philosophy yet an soaking up narrative approximately personalities and social historical past, a narrative approximately the US. It starts off with the Civil conflict and s in 1919 with Justice Holmes's dissenting opinion relating to U.S. v. Abrams-the foundation for the constitutional legislation of unfastened speech. the 1st 4 sections of the booklet specialise in Holmes, James, Peirce, and their highbrow inheritor, John Dewey. The final part discusses many of the basic twentieth-century rules they're linked to. it is a ebook a couple of mind set that modified American life."
"Splendid" —New York Times
"[A] novel with out boundaries." —O, the Oprah Magazine
"Mind-bending." —Wall highway Journal
A bold, kaleidoscopic novel concerning the conflict of empires and concepts, advised via a tennis fit within the 16th century among the novel Italian artist Caravaggio and the Spanish poet Francisco de Quevedo, performed with a ball made of the hair of the beheaded Anne Boleyn.
The poet and the painter conflict it out in Rome prior to a crowd that incorporates Galileo, Mary Magdalene, and a new release of popes who may throw the realm into flames. In England, Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII execute Anne Boleyn, and her artful executioner transforms her mythical locks into these most-sought-after tennis balls. around the ocean in Mexico, the final Aztec emperors play their very own video games, because the conquistador Hernán Cortés and his Mayan translator and lover, l. a. Malinche, scheme and overcome, struggle and f**k, no longer realizing that their household comedy will switch the process heritage. In a distant Mexican colony a bishop reads Thomas More’s Utopia and thinks that it’s a guide rather than a parody. And in today’s big apple urban, a guy searches for solutions to very unlikely questions, for a booklet that's either an archive and an oracle.
Álvaro Enrigue’s mind-bending tale beneficial properties assassinations and executions, hallucinogenic mushrooms, bawdy criminals, carnal liaisons and papal schemes, creative and spiritual revolutions, love and battle. A blazingly unique voice and a postmodern visionary, Enrigue tells the grand experience of the sunrise of the fashionable period, breaking down traditions and upending expectancies, during this daring, robust gut-punch of a singular.
Game, set, match.
“Sudden Death is the simplest form of puzzle, its parts so esoteric and wildly humorous that readers will race during the e-book, brooding about how Álvaro Enrigue should be in a position to pull a singular out of such an stunning ball of string. yet Enrigue totally does; and with brilliance and readability and emotional heat the entire extra strong for its surreptitiousness.”
—Lauren Groff, New York Times-bestselling writer of Fates and Furies
"Engrossing... wealthy with Latin and ecu history." —The New Yorker
"[A] bawdy, usually profane, sprawling, bold booklet that's as attractive because it is challenging.” —Vogue
By Anne Rice
Anne Rice’s great Songs of the Seraphim sequence keeps with one other metaphysical event packed with angels and assassins.
Barely recovered from his earlier divine undertaking, former agreement killer Toby O'Dare is once more summoned by means of the angel Malchiah to enquire the poisoning of a famous nobleman and prevent the haunting of a diabolical dybbuk. jointly, they commute again to fifteenth-century Italy—the age of Michelangelo, the Holy Inquisition, and Pope Leo X—and this time Malchiah has Toby pose as a lute participant despatched to appeal and calm this not easy spirit. yet Toby quickly discovers that he's in the middle of plots and counterplots, surrounded on either side by way of more and more risky threats because the veil of ecclesiastical terror closes in round him.
Over a uncommon educational profession, the Canadian thinker and student John Woods has written on a wealthy number of subject matters primary to modern philosophy. those contain the historical past and philosophy of good judgment, deviant logics, inductive and abductive reasoning, casual reasoning, fallacy conception, the common sense of fiction, epistemology, and abortion and euthanasia. not just has Woods' paintings been major in itself, it has additionally encouraged others operating in those fields.
Mistakes of Reason is a tribute to Woods and includes twenty-six new essays through major Canadian and overseas philosophers. The essays are followed by means of commentaries by means of Woods himself, making a distinct discussion among Woods and his colleagues. Editors Kent A. Peacock and Andrew D. Irvine have grouped the works less than the subjects of fact, wisdom, good judgment and Language, Reasoning, and Values. The essays assessment Woods' paintings and have fun the beneficiant contribution that he has made to Canada?s highbrow improvement over the last 40 years.
By Bruce Goldberg
Free your self from the restrictions of the earth aircraft and the legislation of area and time. Astral Voyages provides greater than sixty five routines that teach you to soundly go away your actual physique and go back unhurt from explorations of the higher astral aircraft and the causal, psychological, or etheric nation-states. chances are you'll even enterprise to the soul aircraft and notice the method of choosing your subsequent lifetime!
Dr. Goldberg unveils his paradigm of the thirteen dimensions, constructed from 25 years of expertise with hypnotic regression, development, and out-of-body stories. particular scripts teach you for guided imagery astral voyage, lucid goals, getting access to the Akashic files, cabalistic projection, and complex concepts corresponding to the Witch'’s Cradle and the 37-Degree approach utilized by the traditional Egyptians. different issues during this metaphysical publication comprise astral entities, astral intercourse, astral therapeutic, and medical reviews on astral voyaging.
By John Milton, Richard Leigh, John Donne, William Cartwright, John B. Hall, Robert Heath, Thomas Stanley, Christopher Ricks, Colin
A key anthology for college students of English literature, Metaphysical Poetry is a set whose particular philosophical insights are a few of the crowning achievements of Renaissance verse, edited with an creation and notes by means of Colin Burrow in Penguin Classics.
Spanning the Elizabethan age to the recovery and past, Metaphysical poetry sought to explain a time of startling growth, clinical discovery, unrivalled exploration and deep non secular uncertainty. This compelling choice of the simplest and most pleasurable poems from the period contains tightly argued lyrics, erotic and libertine concerns of affection, divine poems and elegies of lament via such nice figures as John Donne, George Herbert, Andrew Marvell and John Milton, along items from many different much less popular yet both interesting poets of the age, comparable to Anne Bradstreet, Katherine Philips and Thomas Traherne. broadly diverse in subject, all are characterised by way of their use of startling metaphors, imagery and language to precise the uncertainty of an age, and a profound hope for originality that used to be to turn out deeply influential on later poets and particularly poets of the Modernist circulate corresponding to T. S. Eliot.
In his creation, Colin Burrow explores the character of Metaphysical poetry, its improvement around the 17th century and its impact on later poets and contains A Very brief historical past of Metaphysical Poetry from Donne to Rochester. This variation additionally comprises distinct notes, a chronology and extra reading.
Colin Burrow is Reader in Renaissance and Comparative Literature at Gonville and Caius university, Cambridge. He has edited Shakespeare's Sonnets for OUP and the whole Works of Ben Jonson, and is operating at the Elizabethan quantity of the Oxford English Literary historical past.
By Martin Heidegger
A landmark dialogue among nice thinkers--the moment (combining volumes III and IV) of 2 volumes inquiring into the critical problems with Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy.