the dream of reason

Book Title : The Dream of Reason
Author : Anthony Gottlieb
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release Date : 2001-09-27
Pages : 480
ISBN : 9780141937120
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Already a classic, this landmark account of early Western thought now appears in a new edition with expanded coverage of the Middle Ages. The Dream of Reason takes a fresh look at the writings of the great thinkers of classic philosophy and questions many pieces of conventional wisdom. The book invites comparison with Bertrand Russell's monumental History of Western Philosophy, "but Gottlieb's book is less idiosyncratic and based on more recent scholarship" (Colin McGinn, Los Angeles Times). A New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Best Book, and a Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2001.

Book Title : The Dream of Reason A History of Western Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance New Edition
Author : Anthony Gottlieb
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date : 2016-08-30
Pages : 512
ISBN : 9780393354225
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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"His book...supplant[s] all others, even the immensely successful History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell."—A. C. Grayling Already a classic, this landmark study of early Western thought now appears in a new edition with expanded coverage of the Middle Ages. This landmark study of Western thought takes a fresh look at the writings of the great thinkers of classic philosophy and questions many pieces of conventional wisdom. The book invites comparison with Bertrand Russell's monumental History of Western Philosophy, "but Gottlieb's book is less idiosyncratic and based on more recent scholarship" (Colin McGinn, Los Angeles Times). A New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Best Book, and a Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2001.

Book Title : The Dream of Enlightenment The Rise of Modern Philosophy
Author : Anthony Gottlieb
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date : 2016-08-30
Pages : 384
ISBN : 9781631492082
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Anthony Gottlieb’s landmark The Dream of Reason and its sequel challenge Bertrand Russell’s classic as the definitive history of Western philosophy. Western philosophy is now two and a half millennia old, but much of it came in just two staccato bursts, each lasting only about 150 years. In his landmark survey of Western philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance, The Dream of Reason, Anthony Gottlieb documented the first burst, which came in the Athens of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Now, in his sequel, The Dream of Enlightenment, Gottlieb expertly navigates a second great explosion of thought, taking us to northern Europe in the wake of its wars of religion and the rise of Galilean science. In a relatively short period—from the early 1640s to the eve of the French Revolution—Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Leibniz, and Hume all made their mark. The Dream of Enlightenment tells their story and that of the birth of modern philosophy. As Gottlieb explains, all these men were amateurs: none had much to do with any university. They tried to fathom the implications of the new science and of religious upheaval, which led them to question traditional teachings and attitudes. What does the advance of science entail for our understanding of ourselves and for our ideas of God? How should a government deal with religious diversity—and what, actually, is government for? Such questions remain our questions, which is why Descartes, Hobbes, and the others are still pondered today. Yet it is because we still want to hear them that we can easily get these philosophers wrong. It is tempting to think they speak our language and live in our world; but to understand them properly, we must step back into their shoes. Gottlieb puts readers in the minds of these frequently misinterpreted figures, elucidating the history of their times and the development of scientific ideas while engagingly explaining their arguments and assessing their legacy in lively prose. With chapters focusing on Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Pierre Bayle, Leibniz, Hume, Rousseau, and Voltaire—and many walk-on parts—The Dream of Enlightenment creates a sweeping account of what the Enlightenment amounted to, and why we are still in its debt.

Book Title : Persuasions
Author : Douglas Wilson
Publisher : Canon Press & Book Service
Release Date : 1997-10-01
Pages : 96
ISBN : 9781885767295
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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They all walk toward the Abyss for different reasons, each of them with varying persuasions. Along the way they meet Evangelist, and as a result they face the Great Persuasion. Some of their conversations are recorded in this book.

Book Title : The Dream of Reason
Author : Clive Bush
Publisher : London : Edward Arnold
Release Date : 1977
Pages : 397
ISBN : UCAL:B4374522
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Book Title : The Dream of Reason American Consciousness and Cultural Achievement from Independence to the Civil War
Author : Clive Bush
Publisher :
Release Date : 1977
Pages : 397
ISBN : OCLC:1014533038
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Book Title : Dream of Reason
Author : Rosa Chacel
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release Date : 2009-10
Pages : 656
ISBN : 9780803214736
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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A masterpiece of modernist fiction about one man’s search for meaning, Dream of Reason (La sinrazón) reveals Rosa Chacel as an intellectual and literary innovator whose work stands alongside that of Joyce, Proust, and Woolf. This meditative novel, grounded in the thinking of Spain’s great modern philosopher Ortega y Gasset, unfolds as the journal of a bourgeois chemist who makes his way in Buenos Aires just before and during the Spanish Civil War. Tracing his relationship with three women, Santiago Hernández explores the power of his own intentions and the limits of human reason. His introspective experiment, set against the background of world-altering events, documents the workings of a self-absorbed mind speculating on the inseparability of self and circumstance and is a brilliant enactment of how, from such tensions, narrative emerges.

Book Title : The dreams of reason
Author : Xavier Domingo
Publisher :
Release Date : 1966-01-01
Pages : 148
ISBN : UCAL:$B704649
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Book Title : The Dream of Reality
Author : Lynn Segal
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2011-06-27
Pages : 163
ISBN : 9781461301158
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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What if there were no objective facts, no objective truth, only our belief in them? What if our consciousness itself is an unconscious invention, constructed out of logic and language? In this thought-provoking volume, Lynn Segal describes how the ideas of Heinz von Foerster compel us to explore the question "Do we discover the world or do we invent it?". He suggests that we must first know how we think before we can claim knowledge of the world. While Constructivism may seem relevant only to those in the cognitive sciences, it is, in fact, highly relevant to everyone. Paradoxically, grasping the limits of our own understanding can free us to live more creative and meaningful personal and professional lives.

Book Title : Healthy Markets
Author : Mark A. Peterson
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release Date : 1998
Pages : 439
ISBN : 0822321386
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Discusses the various implications of the new managed-care health care systems.