The Reason of Things

The Reason of Things

Using a small number of 'ontological categories' which classify things in the world into five orders – animals, plants, tools, natural objects and persons – the subroutines of the brain form expectations, make guesses and draw ...

Author: A.C. Grayling

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297865667

Category: Philosophy

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The follow-up to THE MEANING OF THINGS which continues A.C. Grayling's philosophical journey through life The most important question we can ask ourselves is: what kind of life is the best? This is the same as asking: How does one give meaning to one's life? How can one justify one's existence and make it worthwhile? How does one make experience valuable, and keep growing and learning in the process - and through this learning acquire a degree of understanding of oneself and the world? A civilised society is one which never ceases debating with itself about what human life should best be. Some would, with justice, say that if we want ours to be such a society we must all contribute to that discussion. This book is, with appropriate diffidence, such a contribution. It consists of a collection of Grayling's regular 'Last Word' columns in the Guardian. This time topics include Suicide, Deceit, Luxury, Profit, Marriage, Meat-eating, Liberty, Slavery, Protest, Guns and War.
Categories: Philosophy

15 Reasons Why Things Happen

15 Reasons Why Things Happen

One Reason Things Happen the Way They Do Is to Bring You to a Point of SelfExamination Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way.

Author: Darril Deaton

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781512755626

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Adversity and conflict are unavoidable. Knowing the reasons why things happen, and responding Gods way, will help us navigate through the trials of life. Its possible to discover Gods purpose for the difficulties we experience. Its also possible to respond in ways that bring Gods power to bear on our circumstances.
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The Knowledge of Divine Things from Revelation Not from Reason Or Nature

The Knowledge of Divine Things from Revelation  Not from Reason Or Nature

If it be said that the Reasons of Things are eternal , because God foreknew and predetermined whaç he would do , it is saying no more , than that from Eternity necessarily exifted an all - wise and perfect Being ; and that God had an ...

Author: John Ellis

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101067677672

Category: Apologetics

Page: 491

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Categories: Apologetics

The Knowledge of Divine Things from revelation not from reason or nature etc By J E

The Knowledge of Divine Things from revelation  not from reason or nature  etc  By J  E

If it be said that the Reasons of Things are eternal , because God foreknew and predetermined what he would do , it is saying no more , than that from Eternity necessarily existed an all - wise and perfect Being ; and that God had an ...

Author: John ELLIS (D.D., Vicar of St. Catherine's, Dublin.)

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ISBN: BL:A0019766272

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The Knowledge of Divine Things from Revelation Not from Reason Or Nature The Second Edition With Some Additional Considerations Upon Mr Locke s Essay on the Human Understanding Etc Few MS Notes

The Knowledge of Divine Things from Revelation  Not from Reason Or Nature     The Second Edition  With Some Additional Considerations Upon Mr  Locke s Essay on the Human Understanding  Etc  Few MS  Notes

If it be said that the Reasons of Things are eternai , because God foreknew and predetermined what he would do , it is saying no more , than that from Eternity necessarily existed an all - wise and perfect Being ; and that God had an ...

Author: John ELLIS (D.D., Vicar of St. Catherine's, Dublin.)

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ISBN: BL:A0023923566

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Page: 440

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Doing Things for Reasons

Doing Things for Reasons

There merely being a reason for doing something, then, would be for a state of affairs to hold in response to which one could be doing something. It takes two things for something to be done for a reason, the reason and the action that ...

Author: Rudiger Bittner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190286729

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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What exactly are the reasons we do things, and how are they related to the resulting actions? Bittner explores this question and proposes an answer: a reason is a response to that state of affairs. Elegantly written, this work is a substantial contribution to the fields of rationality, ethics, and action theory.
Categories: Philosophy

Transcendence and Non Naturalism in Early Chinese Thought

Transcendence and Non Naturalism in Early Chinese Thought

What fundamentally reveals certain features of dao is non-linguistic practice (xing), while things (wu) gain their existence from concepts and language. This is part of the reason that things are transformable and constantly ...

Author: Alexus McLeod

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350082557

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Contemporary scholars of Chinese philosophy often presuppose that early China possessed a naturalistic worldview, devoid of any non-natural concepts, such as transcendence. Challenging this presupposition head-on, Joshua R. Brown and Alexus McLeod argue that non-naturalism and transcendence have a robust and significant place in early Chinese thought. This book reveals that non-naturalist positions can be found in early Chinese texts, in topics including conceptions of the divine, cosmogony, and apophatic philosophy. Moreover, by closely examining a range of early Chinese texts, and providing comparative readings of a number of Western texts and thinkers, the book offers a way of reading early Chinese Philosophy as consistent with the religious philosophy of the East and West, including the Abrahamic and the Brahmanistic religions. Co-written by a philosopher and theologian, this book draws out unique insights into early Chinese thought, highlighting in particular new ways to consider a range of Chinese concepts, including tian, dao, li, and you/wu.
Categories: Philosophy

A Discourse of Things above Reason Inquiring whether a philosopher should admit there are any such By a Fellow of the Royal Society i e the Hon Robert Boyle To which are annexed some Advices about judging of things said to transcend Reason Written by a Fellow of the same Society

A Discourse of Things above Reason  Inquiring whether a philosopher should admit there are any such  By a Fellow of the Royal Society  i e  the Hon  Robert Boyle   To which are annexed     some Advices about judging of things said to transcend Reason  Written by a Fellow of the same Society

I shall name that too , Eu . gerius , as soon as I have premised that some of the Reasons that moved me to refer some ... that the third fort of things that seem to surpass our Reason , consists of those , to which the Rules and Axioms ...

Author: DISCOURSE

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ISBN: BL:A0021642538

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A Discourse of Things Above Reason Inquiring Whether a Philosopher Should Admit There are Any Such by a Fellow of the Royal Society to which are Annexed by the Publisher for the Affinity of the Subjects Some Advices about Judging of Things Said to Transcend Reason Written by a Fellow of the Same Society

A Discourse of Things Above Reason   Inquiring Whether a Philosopher Should Admit There are Any Such  by a Fellow of the Royal Society   to which are Annexed by the Publisher  for the Affinity of the Subjects  Some Advices about Judging of Things Said to Transcend Reason  Written by a Fellow of the Same Society

I shall name that too , Em gerius , as soon as I have premised that some of the Reasons that moved me to refer ... that the third fort of things that seem to surpass our Reason , consists of those , to which the Rules and Axioms and ...

Author: Robert Boyle

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ISBN: BML:37001102015505

Category: Philosophy

Page: 194

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Categories: Philosophy