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Means to Message

Paperback|Mar 1999
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Offers an original argument that any consistent philosophical argument must be based upon a realist epistemology & that such an epistemology is of necessity open to metaphysics.


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Offers an original argument that any consistent philosophical argument must be based upon a realist epistemology & that such an epistemology is of necessity open to metaphysics.
-Publisher

Every philosophy is a message. For conveying that message there has to be a tangible means, such as a book. Therefore, for the sake of a minimum of consistency, the philosopher's message or system should account in full for the reality of the means.This new book by Stanley Jaki aims at unfolding the consequences of this minimum for the main topics of philosophy. The necessary first topic is the objective reality of the means, or in general "objects". Any neglect of this will result, Jaki argues, in philosophical sleights of hand that endlessly breed one another. Jaki then removes some misconceptions about clarity, as usually identified with science, and demonstrates that science as such cannot account for the reality of the means that carries its message.In keeping in focus the priority of the means over the message, Jaki takes up such further topics as free will, purpose, causality, change, and the mind. He thereby prepares the ground for discussing the universe, ethics, God, and miracles. Finally, he deals with history and with the question of whether humans are alone in the universe.An important corrective to much of the w
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 131340
  • Product Code 0802846513
  • EAN 9780802846518
  • Pages 233
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Mar 1999
  • Dimensions 222 x 140 x 19mm
  • Weight 0.295kg

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