Subjectivity and Transcendence

Author: Søren Overgaard

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161492600

Category: Philosophy

Page: 255

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"The book has its origins in a conference entitled "Subjectivity and Transcendence," which was held at the Danish National Research Foundation: Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, in November 2003... However, the book is not a conference proceedings volume"--Pref.

Wagering on Transcendence

The Search for Meaning in Literature

Author: Phyllis Carey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781556129827

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 299

View: 9756

Wagering on Transcendence explores the question of ultimate meaning in literature. Through essays, Mount Mary College professors from various disciplines analyze several pieces of literature from a variety of genres and authors to show how each depicts the human struggle to find meaning. The essays analyze concrete examples of spiritual journeys, the ways in which nature can be an avenue of transcendence, the transforming effect that the search for meaning can have on the individual, how transcendence can be experienced through community, the roles of language and story in the quest for transcendence, and the wager itself: how our bets about the existence of the Divine determine how we live our lives.

Intentionality and Transcendence

Closure and Openness in Husserl's Phenomenology

Author: Damian Byers

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299188542

Category: Philosophy

Page: 210

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Damian Byers analyzes the form Husserl gives to the problem of knowledge the way this form influences the development of the phenomenological method, and the results of its application. In a very clear fashion, Byers presents Husserl s understanding of the roles of intentionality, idealism, temporalization, and kinesthesia in the constitution of knowledge. Drawing upon all of Husserl s major texts, he corrects many misapprehensions about Husserl s doctrines of intentionality and idealism. Byers argues that Husserl s transcendental phenomenology is both a philosophy of closure and control and a philosophy of openness and vulnerability. "

Logic and Transcendence

A New Translation with Selected Letters

Author: Frithjof Schuon,James S. Cutsinger

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 193331673X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 307

View: 6519

Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998), the author of more than 25 books on religion and spirituality, is the foremost representative of the "Perennialist" or "Traditionalist" school of comparative religious thought. This new edition of Logic and Transcendence, his most important philosophical work, is a fully revised translation from the French original and contains:

Transnational Transcendence

Essays on Religion and Globalization

Author: Thomas J. Csordas

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520257412

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

View: 5785

"This innovative collection examines the transnational movements, effects, and transformations of religion in the contemporary world, offering a fresh perspective on the interrelation between globalization and religion. Taken as a whole, Transnational Transcendence challenges some widely accepted ideas about this relationship, in particular, that international contemporary religious manifestations are secondary to the primary economic phenomenon of globalization."--P. [4] of cover.

Transcendence

Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation

Author: Norman E Rosenthal MD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101515368

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

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"Dr. Norman Rosenthal's Transcendence is the best-ever book on Transcendental Meditation: accessible and substantive, engaging and scientific, practical and profound. A very enjoyable read that can change your life, for good." - David Lynch "I have been meditating for over 10 years, and I found Transcendence to be a uniquely compelling introduction to the art and science of Transcendental Meditation. Dr. Norman Rosenthal's book will propel TM into the mainstream where it belongs." - Russell Simmons In this definitive book on the scientifically proven health and stress-relieving benefits of Transcendental Meditation, a renowned psychiatrist and researcher explores why TM works, what it can do for you, and how to use it for maximum effect. Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., a twenty-year researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health and the celebrated psychiatrist who pioneered the study and treatment of Season Affective Disorder (SAD), brings us the most important work on Transcendental Meditation since the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Science of Being and Art of Living-- and one of our generation's most significant books on achieving greater physical and mental health and wellness. Transcendence demystifies the practice and benefits of Transcendental Meditation for a general audience who may have heard about the method but do not necessarily know what it is, how it is learned, or what they stand to gain, physically and emotionally, from achieving transcendence. Dr. Rosenthal clearly and practically explains the basic ideas behind Transcendental Meditation: It is a nonreligious practice that involves sitting comfortably for twenty minutes twice a day while using a silent mantra, or nonverbal sound, to attain a profound state of aware relaxation. Alongside exclusive celebrity interviews-where figures like Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Martin Scorsese, Russell Brand, Laura Dern, Moby, and David Lynch openly discuss their meditation-Dr. Rosenthal draws upon experience from the lives of his patients and a wealth of clinical research amassed on TM over the past generation (340 peer-reviewed published articles). He provides the fullest and most accessible book ever on the broad range of benefits of this remarkably simple practice, from relief of anxiety, stress and depression to new hope for those experiencing addiction, attention-deficit disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Romanticism and Transcendence

Wordsworth, Coleridge, and the Religious Imagination

Author: J. Robert Barth

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826214539

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 146

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Grounded in the thought of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Romanticism and Transcendence explores the religious dimensions of imagination in the Romantic tradition, both theoretically and in the poetry of Wordsworth and Coleridge. J. Robert Barth suggests that we may look to Coleridge for the theoretical grounding of the view of religious imagination proposed in this book, but that it is in Wordsworth above all that we see this imagination at work. Barth first argues that the Romantic imagination--with its profound symbolic import--of its very nature has religious implications, and notes parallels between Coleridge's view of the imagination and that of Ignatius Loyola in his Spiritual Exercises. He then turns to the role of religious experience in Wordsworth, using The Prelude as a privileged source. Next, after comparing the conception of humanity and God in Wordsworth and Coleridge, Barth considers the role of religious experience and imagery in two of Coleridge's central poetic texts, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Christabel. Finally, Barth examines the continuing role of the Romantic idea of the religious imagination today, in literature and all the arts, linking it with the thought of theologian Karl Rahner and literary critic George Steiner. Romanticism and Transcendence brings together literary theory, poetry, and religious experience, areas that are interrelated but are often not seen in relationship. By exploring levels of Wordsworth's and Coleridge's poetry that are often ignored, Barth provides insight into how and why the imagination was so important to their work. He also demonstrates how rich with religious value and meaning poetry and the arts can be. The interdisciplinary nature of this important new study will make it useful not only to Wordsworth and Coleridge scholars and other Romantic specialists, but also to anyone concerned with the intellectual history of the nineteenth century and to theologians in general.

The Domestication of Transcendence

How Modern Thinking about God Went Wrong

Author: William Carl Placher

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664256357

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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Argues that contemporary discussion about God has a mistaken understanding of the classical Christian doctrines of God

New Advances in Transcendence Theory

Author: Alan Baker,London Mathematical Society

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521335454

Category: Mathematics

Page: 434

View: 9492

This is an account of the proceedings of a very successful symposium of Transcendental Number Theory held in Durham in 1986. Most of the leading international specialists were present and the lectures reflected the great advances that have taken place in this area. The papers cover all the main branches of the subject, and include not only definitive research but valuable survey articles.

Transcendence in Philosophy and Religion

Author: James E. Faulconer

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253109774

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Can transcendence be both philosophical and religious? Do philosophers and theologians conceive of the same thing when they think and talk about transcendence? Philosophy and religion have understood transcendence and other matters of faith differently, but both the language and concepts of religion, including transcendence, reside at the core of postmodern philosophy. Transcendence in Philosophy and Religion considers whether it is possible to analyze religious transcendence in a philosophical manner, and if so, whether there is a way for phenomenology to think transcendence directly. Attention is devoted to the role of French philosophy, particularly the work of Levinas, Ricoeur, Derrida, and Marion, in defining recent debates in the philosophy of religion and posing new ways of thinking about religious experience in a postmodern world.

Transcendence and Beyond

A Postmodern Inquiry

Author: John D. Caputo,Michael J. Scanlon

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253348749

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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A benchmark volume at the intersection of philosophy and religion

Beyond Transcendence in Law and Philosophy

Author: Louis E. Wolcher

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781859419854

Category: Law

Page: 250

View: 589

What is the law of the law? What produces our craven subservience to linguistic norms, and our shocking indifference to the phenomenon of universal suffering? In a path-breaking new work of philosophy, Louis Wolcher seeks to answer these questions from the standpoint of Zen Buddhism. Bringing an Eastern sensibility into contact with three of the most important themes in Western philosophy, Beyond Transcendence in Law and Philosophy meticulously investigates three of the twentieth century's most important philosophers: Martin Heidegger - on being, Emmanuel Levinas - on ethics, and Ludwig Wittgenstein - on language. In the context of the larger Western obsession with transcending the ordinary, Louis Wolcher argues that the yearning for transcendence is born of the illusion that there is a fundamental difference between the ordinary and the profound. Employing Zen koans and stories to advance a 'deflationary' view of language and knowledge, he goes on to argue that the norms of transcendence to which we cling are not eternal truths but artefacts of desperate minds adrift on a sea of impermanence. What used to seem so majestically True, Right and Just thus shows itself to be utterly mundane: as merely true, right and just. What is left, however, is not nihilism - for clinging to a view of 'nothingness' is just as deluded as clinging to a view of 'somethingness' - but rather a new beginning of compassionate concern for the suffering of others. Beyond Transcendence in Law and Philosophyis a strikingly original synthesis of Eastern and Western thought. It will enlighten philosophers and legal theorists, as well as those who are interested in or open to the insights of Zen Buddhism.

Love's Transcendence and the Problem of Theodicy

Author: Claudia Welz

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161495618

Category: Philosophy

Page: 437

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Since the problem of theodicy concerns all dimensions of human existence and cannot be reduced to a logical problem of consistency, it cannot be resolved by means of a theodicy, a rational defense of God before the tribunal of human reason. But how can we deal with 'the wound of negativity?' Claudia Welz explores responses that do not end up in a theodicy. Instead of asking about the origin and sense (or non-sense) of evil and suffering, she considers God's (non)phenomenality, the dialectics of God's givenness and hiddenness. Neither God nor evil is given 'as such;' rather, God and evil are determined for someone as something within specific contexts of experience. How does God appear in human life, and how is his phenomenal presence or non-presence related to the ambiguities of our lives? In the center of the book, Kierkegaard's and Rosenzweig's answers, their reasons for having no reason to defend God and their ethics of love are discussed 'between' German idealism and French phenomenology. Both of them follow Kant's practical turn of the problem of theodicy, oppose Hegel's theodicy through history and anticipate Levinas' idea to look for the traces of God's transcendence in human movements of self-transcendence. Moreover, they have remarkable contributions to the current debates on 'metaphysics of presence' and 'onto-theology.' In dialogue with Levinas, the presence of God's love is in question, in dialogue with Derrida God's presence as a gift, and in dialogue with Marion the gift of God's presence as a so-called 'saturated' self-giving phenomenon . In conclusion to these discussions, theology is developed as semiotic phenomenology of the Invisible.

Transcendence and Spatiality of the Triune Creator

Author: Chan Ho Park

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039108442

Category: Religion

Page: 276

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Since Augustine many philosophers and theologians have discussed the relation of God to time, whereas the relation between God and space has been rarely discussed. This book deals with the relationship of God to space. Divine transcendence is one important aspect of the Christian God. However, God is also immanent in the world of space and time. The author investigates the concept of divine spatiality and presents case studies of three modern theologians: Torrance, Pannenberg and Moltmann. He also analyses divine spatiality by using Dyrness's three categories: relationship, agency and embodiment.

Paths to Transcendence

According to Shankara, Ibn Arabi, and Meister Eckhart

Author: Reza Shah-Kazemi

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 0941532976

Category: Religion

Page: 262

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Compares and shares insights into the Transcendent Absolute from the spiritual perspectives of three key historical religious figures in Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity, in a reference that focuses on a theme of transcendence and explains a spiritual vision that underlies all religions. Original.

Transcendence and Violence

The Encounter of Buddhist, Christian, and Primal Traditions

Author: John D'Arcy May

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826415134

Category: Religion

Page: 225

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The first two parts of this book present four detailed historical studies, filled with Geertzian "thick description," of the encounters of Christianity and Buddhism (universal religions with a high quotient of "transcendence") with various primal religious traditions ("biocosmic" or "immanentist") of the Asian-Pacific region, namely, Aboriginal Australia and Melanesia (Christianity) and Sri Lanka and Japan (Buddhism). In each case, the encounters represented a failure of the "great" traditions. In the third, constructive and theological part of the book, the author shows how an acknowledgment of these failures may provide a back door to dialogue.

The Turn to Transcendence

The Role of Religion in the Twenty-first Century

Author: Glenn Olsen

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813217407

Category: Religion

Page: 404

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*A bold and provocative assessment of the current prospects for religion in our culture*

Transcendence

Philosophy, Literature, and Theology Approach the Beyond

Author: Regina Schwartz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135886636

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 503

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Immanent Transcendence

Reconfiguring Materialism in Continental Philosophy

Author: Patrice Haynes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441162909

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Over the last twenty years materialist thinkers in the continental tradition have increasingly emphasized the category of immanence. Yet the turn to immanence has not meant the wholesale rejection of the concept of transcendence, but rather its reconfiguration in immanent or materialist terms: an immanent transcendence. Through an engagement with the work of Deleuze, Irigaray and Adorno, Patrice Haynes examines how the notion of immanent transcendence can help articulate a non-reductive materialism by which to rethink politics, ethics and theology in exciting new ways. However, she argues that contrary to what some might expect, immanent accounts of matter and transcendence are ultimately unable to do justice to material finitude. Indeed, Haynes concludes by suggesting that a theistic understanding of divine transcendence offers ways to affirm fully material immanence, thus pointing towards the idea of a theological materialism.