Our Selves PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Our Selves free pdf Our selves is a collection of some of South African philosopher Martin Versfeld's most interesting essays. This professor of philosophy, who took great pleasure in claiming that he would be disowned by most schools of philosophy, turns a sceptical eye on some of the most revered thinkers in the Western world. He takes up arms against the increased fragmentation experienced by those who imbibed Descartes' "I think therefore I am" with their mother's milk, and finds a promise of wholeness in the teachings of St Augustine, Thomas Aquinas and the Buddha. "A viable philosophy for our day must not have Newtonian space and time as a premise, but must realise the primacy of subjective space and time. We place ourselves in the world, but the placing of the world in us is primary. The spirit is the place of the world. When Confucius maintains that man is the measure of reality, he is not proclaiming any cheap relativism, but realising how profoundly anthropomorphic our knowledge must be. If we confine ourselves to measuring man, and measuring the world in terms of Newtonian space and time, we shall lose ourselves. And this quantification of all things has gone very far. By rocketry we have become obsessed by man in space, forgetting that spirit is the place of the world."

About Martin Versfeld

Sad to say, right now we cannot present you with info on the actual Writer Martin Versfeld. But this doesn't imply that we fail on the variety. We all inquire that you simply assist us with this issue. In case you have spare time and want may greatly take pleasure in when you share with all of us your details. While receiving this sort of responses and information via customers with regards to the Our Selves Writer Martin Versfeld, all of us initially her check out. The moment most of us make sure that just about all real, only article that. Most of us see why help and thanks a lot upfront.

Details Book

Author : Martin Versfeld
Publisher : Protea Boekhuis
Data Published : 01 September 2010
ISBN : 1869193717
EAN : 9781869193713
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 248 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Our Selves



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Relativity free pdfRelativity

    100 years ago. Einstein's theory of relativity shattered the world of physics. Our comforting Newtonian ideas of space and time were replaced by bizarre and counterintuitive conclusions: if you move at high speed..


  • Philosophy of Physics free pdfPhilosophy of Physics

    This concise book introduces nonphysicists to the core philosophical issues surrounding the nature and structure of space and time. and is also an ideal resource for physicists interested in the conceptual foundations of space-time theory..


  • State, Space, World free pdfState, Space, World

    Making the political aspect of Lefebvre's work available in English for the first time. this book contains essays on philosophy. political theory. state formation. spatial planning. and globalization..


  • Space Boy [With Earbuds] free pdfSpace Boy [With Earbuds]

    In Space Boy. Orson Scott Card takes listeners into a strange and wonderful future. where people from another world regularly visit Earth. usually without being noticed. And when humans travel to their world..


  • Manifesto for Philosophy (SUNY Series, Intersections free pdfManifesto for Philosophy (SUNY Series, Intersections

    Contra those proclaiming the end of philosophy. Badiou aims to restore philosophical thought to the complete space of truths that condition it'.


  • Our Selves free pdfOur Selves

    . Our selves is a collection of some of South African philosopher Martin Versfeld's most interesting essays. This professor of philosophy, who took great pleasure in claiming that he would be disowned