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Thinking : From Solitude to Dialogue And Contemplation (Hardcover)

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Philosophers speakugrave; or, rather, they respond to various forms of speaking that are handed to them. This book by one of our most distinguished philosophers focuses on the communicative aspect of philosophical thought. Peperzak's central focus is ocirc; addressingouml; what distinguishes speaking or writing from rumination is their being directed by someone to someone. To be involved in philosophy is to be part of a tradition through which thinkers propose their findings to others, who respond by offering their own appropriations to their interlocutors. After a critical sketch of the conception of modern philosophy, Peperzak presents a succinct analysis of speaking, insisting on the radical distinction between speaking about and speaking to. He enlarges this analysis to history and tries to answer the question whether philosophy also implies a certain form of listening and responding to words of God. Since philosophical speech about persons can neither honor nor reveal their full truth, speaking and thinking about God is even more problematic. Meditation about the archaic Word cannot reach the Speaker unless it turns into prayer, orugrave; as Descartes wroteugrave; into a contemplation that makes the thinker ocirc; consider, admire, and adore the beauty of God's immense light, as much as the eyesight of my blinded mind can tolerate.ouml; "Thinkingis a work of genuine and original scholarship which responds to the tradition of philosophical thinking with a critique of its language, style, focus, and scope.ouml; — Catriona Hanley, Loyola College, Maryland

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Publisher Fordham Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780823226184
SKU 202160669
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0823226182
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0178
Publisher Fordham University Press
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