coward to attack his prey - how , then , is he to live ? It may be said , as it often is , that it is hunger which drives the beast of prey to destroy others , and not any propensity given him by nature .
Author: Alexander Aleksandrovich BogdanovPublish On: 2015-10-05
Thus, philosophical truth is a tool for living, as are all other truths. It is a tool for the general guidance of human practice, just as a compass and geographical chart are tools for guidance on journeys.
Author: Alexander Aleksandrovich Bogdanov
Category: Political Science
In The Philosophy of Living Experience, Alexander Bogdanov summarises his philosophy of empiriomonism, situates it in the history of materialist thought, explains the social genesis of each stage of that history, and anticipates his ultimate achievement – universal organisational science.
We are , as I already told you , a machine made to live . We are organized for that purpose , and such is our nature . Do not counteract the living principle . Let it alone ; leave it the ... ลี THE PHILOSOPHY OF LIVING . INTRODUCTION .
In Latin philosophical thinking, the object is an obstacle but not in the sense of one inhibiting thought, on the contrary. ... We live our everyday lives among things, although often we regard many of these things in the same way ...
Author: Kratochvíl, Zdeněk
Publisher: Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press
Zdenek Kratochvil's publication focuses on the approach of the Western philosophical tradition to physis, or nature. The scholar reveals, on a philosophical level, the roots of today's environmental crisis, calling his text "an attempt to descend to the uncertain and rich lands of nature's experience, to the lands of natural experience." The introduction presents an etymological explanation of the notion of "nature," analyzing its aspects. The scholar points out that neglecting the appreciation of nature results in harm to the world. It is therefore necessary to focus on the world and its plurality - as the background for phenomena and the context of things, as a unity of horizons, as a paradigm for understanding nature. However, the natural world exists not merely as a philosophical problem, but also one concerning real life. Kratochvil also explains the categories related to the perception of the world: matter, space and time. Other chapters deal with living nature (he ask about the identity of a living organism, about the relation of life and being), evolution (he attempts to provide "a description of evolutionary events based on experience, analyzes Darwin and neo-Darwinian evolutionism) and the epistemological issues (of the ability to know the living). He discusses the paradigms of the reality, while focusing on modern paradigms.
As we shall see, even in his philosophical  As much as anything in this book, this passage of Hume's touches upon a relationship between Philosophy and Living . And on this matter I would like to quote here the comment made by ...
Author: Ralph Blumenau
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Philosophy can be very abstract and apparently remote from our everyday concerns. In this book Ralph Blumenau brings out for the non-specialist the bearing that thinkers of the past have on the way we live now, on the attitude we have towards our lives, towards each other and our society, towards God and towards the ethical problems that confront us. The focus of the book is those aspects of the history of ideas which have something to say to our present preoccupations. After expounding the ideas of a particular thinker there follows a discussion of the material and how it relates to issues that are still alive today (indented from the margin and set in a different typeface), based on the author's classroom debates with his own students. Another feature of the book is the many footnotes which refer the reader back to earlier, and forward to later, pages of the book. They are intended to reinforce the idea that throughout the centuries philosophers have often grappled with the same problems, sometimes coming up with similar approaches and sometimes with radically different ones.
She argued that what some philosophers claimed to be arguing on purely philosophical or logical grounds must be interpreted, at least in part, to be their own (normative) view of what morality is like. In other words, the fact-value ...
Author: Maria Antonaccio
Publisher: OUP USA
Category: Literary Criticism
A Philosophy to Live By highlights Murdoch's distinctive conception of philosophy as a spiritual or existential practice and enlists the resources of her thought to explore a wide range of thinkers and debates at the intersections of moral philosophy, religion, art, and politics.
For there is nothing terrible in life for the man who has truly comprehended that there is nothing terrible in not living.” —Epicurus, Letter to Menoeceus These days we are accustomed thinking of philosophy as an academic discipline ...
One difference between the philosophy of experience and simply living from day to day is that a philosopher is cautious , because he is aware that people often talk about their experience in a misleading way .
Author: Ray Billington
Publisher: Psychology Press
First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
philosopher: Stein. and. Wittgenstein. Immediately before, and for a good while after my conversion, I was of the opinion that to lead a religious life meant one had to give up all that was secular and to live totally immersed in ...
Author: Peter Tyler
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Studying with Husserl in Göttingen, becoming a Carmelite nun, and finally meeting her death in Auschwitz, the multifaceted life of Edith Stein (1891-1942) is well known. But what about her writing? Have the different aspects of her scholarship received sufficient attention? Peter Tyler thinks not, and by drawing on previously untranslated and neglected sources, he reveals how Stein's work lies at the interface of philosophy, psychology, and theology. Bringing Stein into conversation with a range of scholars and traditions, this book investigates two core elements of her thinking. From Nietzsche to Aquinas, psychoanalysis to the philosophy of the soul, and even the striking parallels between Stein's thought and Buddhist teaching, Tyler first unveils the interdisciplinary nature of what he terms her 'spiritual anthropology'. Second, he also explores her symbolic mentality. Articulating its poetic roots with the help of English poetry and medieval theology, he introduces Stein's self-named 'philosophy of life'. Considered in the context of her own times, The Living Philosophy of Edith Stein unearths Stein's valuable contributions to numerous subjects that are still of great importance today, including not only the philosophies of mind and religion, but also social and political thought and the role of women in society. By examining the richness of her thinking, informed by three disciplines and the tumultuous first half of the twentieth century, Tyler shows us how Edith Stein is the guide we all need, as we seek to develop our own philosophy for life in the contemporary world.
30 It is within communities of people living their lives, not just making a living, that one can live simply, effortlessly and fully. In societies where people's ambitions amount to making a good living, being good is a duty, an effort.
Author: Jérôme Brillaud
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Today, “simple living” is a rallying cry for anti-consumerists, environmentalists, and anyone concerned with humanity’s effect on the planet. But what is so revolutionary about a simple life? And why are we so fascinated with simplicity today? A Philosophy of Simple Living charts the ideas, motivations, and practices of simplicity from antiquity to the present day. Bringing together an array of people, practices, and movements, from Henry David Thoreau to Steve Jobs, and from Cynics and Shakers to the “slow movement,” voluntary simplicity, and degrowth, this book is as comprehensive as it is concise. Written in elegant, spare prose, A Philosophy of Simple Living will be of great benefit to all who wish to declutter and pare back their complicated, modern lives.